A cyclostyled pass on RIC office notepaper issued to Mr. James Hayes of R.I. Constabulary Office, 2.5.1916, with cyclostyled signature of Neville Chamberlain, Inspector General of the RIC, laid down on card with a manuscript item stating Mr. Hayes was refused entry to the city, 1.5.1916.More details ›
Recollections of Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight, 1920-22
Typescript, top copy, 13 pp folio, last page torn without major loss, written at the age of 82 by Fintan Brennan, chronicling ‘my recollections of Parkhurst Prison and the fight put up there by a small group of I.R.A. men for prisoner-of-war treatment, although entirely cut off from all intercourse with the outside world, and surrounded by officials and inmates who might be regarded as 100% hostile’, covering the period August 1920 to 14 January 1922 when the prisoners were released.
An interesting account of a little-known chapter in the Republican story.More details ›
Bureau of Military History 1913-1921
First Report by the Director to the Minister [of Defence], year ended 31 December 1947, includes questionnaire, folio, wrappers, worn, scarce;
Economic Development, Dept. of Finance, May 1958, ‘Strictly Confidential’ [the first version of Kenneth Whitaker’s celebrated report], wrappers, worn and soiled; and a Punch pocket book for 1860.
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Ben O’Hickey A.I.A. From Prison Cells. A Collection of Songs and Poems. Dublin, Elo Press, n.d. (circa 1935), wrappers. With The Soldier’s Song. National Anthem. Words by Peadar O Cearnaigh. Music by Patrick Heeney. Waltons 1950. (2)More details ›
Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook.
Easter 1916, Second Edition, pink wrappers (rear wrapper lacking). With a copy of the 1917 issue, wrappers (worn). These appear to be J.J. Simington’s working copies (general manager of the Irish Times during the Rising), with various cuttings and documents laid in, some with marked references to the Handbook. As association copies, w.a.f.
Provenance: From the collection of J.J. Simington, general manager of the Irish Times during the period of the 1916 Rising.More details ›
Souvenir Album of the Dublin Fighting 1922.
Pen and picture record of the Revolt against the Treaty.
Dublin, Brunswick Press, oblong quarto, ‘passed by military censor’.
Spine worn else very good.More details ›
Military: Maj. Bryan Cooper
The Tenth (Irish) Division in Gallipoli. With Appreciations by Mr. Asquith, Mr. Balfour, Sir Edward Carson & Mr. John Redmond. L. 1918, green cloth, first ed., f.p. & 17 illus. on 15 plates, folding map at rear, good copy, scarce. With
Michael MacDonagh. The Irish at the Front. Intro. by John Redmond MP. L. 1916, green cloth, rear hinge broken internally, otherwise a good copy. (2)More details ›
‘P. O Cathasaigh’ [Sean O’Casey]
The Story of the Irish Citizen Army. Maunsel, Dublin 1919, grey printed wrappers, first edition, good copy. Scarce.
O’Casey was a member of the Citizen Army executive for a time.More details ›
W.J. Brennan Whitmore
With the Irish in Frongoch. Dublin, Talbot Press 1917, first edition, plates, spine label worn but a good copy. Inscribed on front free endpaper ‘Padraig Breathnach, A. Co. Oglaigh na hEireann, Ath Cliath’; later bookplate of ‘O Faolain’. Scarce.More details ›
Maurice Joy (ed.)
The Irish Rebellion of 1916 and its Martyrs.
New York 1916, green cloth with tricolour, first ed.More details ›
Bulmer Hobson (ed.).
The Letters of Wolfe Tone, Dublin n.d., Martin Lester, wrappers; The Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone, Written by Himself, same publisher and format; and R.R. Madden, The Life and Times of Robert Emmet, New York 1856 (abridged). (3)More details ›
Songs of the Fields. New York 1916, cloth; Songs of Peace. London 1917, cloth, first ed.; The Complete Poems, New York 1919.
The second work includes Ledwidge’s well-known Lament for Thomas MacDonagh. (3)More details ›
An Mhathair agus Sgealta Eile (stories in Irish). Dundalgan Press 1916, first ed.; Iosagan (stories). Maunsel 1918, cloth boards, wrapper.More details ›
Joseph Mary Plunkett. The Cirlce and the Sword (poems), Maunsel 1911, first ed., orig. wrappers, upper hinge parting, some foxing. (2)More details ›
Arthur Griffith. Michael Collins.
Memorial publication with many rare photos, contributions by Kevin O’Higgins, Gen. Mulcahy and others, quarto, Martin Lester n.d. . Cover with design by Harry Clarke. Some pages loose but generally a good copy.More details ›
Padraic Mac Piarais [P.H. Pearse]
Iosagán agus Sgéalta Eile. Beatrice Elvery do mhaisigh.
Conradh na Gaeilge, Baile átha Cliath, n.d. (not the first printing).
Marginal inkstain towards rear.More details ›
A History of the Rise, Progress and Suppression of the Rebellion in the County of Wexford in the year 1798, new edition corrected, Dublin, Curry 1829, small 8vo quarter calf. Sean T. O Ceallaigh’s copy (1916 veteran, President of Ireland 1945-1959) with his bookplate.
Sean T. was a staff captain in the GPO during the Rising; later he served as a diplomatic representative for the First Dail in Paris, and as a senior member of various Fianna Fail governments, before succeeding Hyde as second President of Ireland. He was a noted book collector.More details ›
Regimental Standing Orders issued by the Colonel: to be Observed by the 38th or Wexford Regiment of Militia. Cork, Edwards, 1800.16mo roan, titled in gilt on upper cover, worn at joints. Sean T. O Ceallaigh’s copy (1916 veteran, President of Ireland 1945-1959) with his bookplate and booklabel.More details ›
Oliver St. John Gogarty
Devin-Adair, New York 1954, good copy in damp stained wrapper, signed by Gogarty on free endpaper.More details ›
Association Copy – Risteard Mulcahy
King (Clifford) The Orange and Green, 8vo L. 1965. FIRST EDN., Signed Presentation Copy from Author to Jim Mc Garry. also with an A.L.s. from Risteard Mulcahy concerning the book addressed to Jim [Mc Garry] loosely inserted, d.w. (1)More details ›