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Lease of a Site in Meath St., Dublin, 1696
Parchment Deed, in English. Armorial seal of John Davison. Indenture dated 23 March 1695 [New Style 1696] between John Davison of Dublin, Carpenter and John Saunderson of Meath St., in the liberty of Thomas Court, Tape Weaver.
Lease for a year of a parcel of ground. The bounds are described in great detail and there is a sketch-map on the back. (1)More details ›
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Sale of Land in Co. Wexford, 1672
Parchment Deed, in English. Fragments of seal. Indenture dated 22 May 1672 between James Acton of Wexford gent and John Slegg of same, merchant.
For £35, sale of 40 acres of land in Great Ballymennan, Barony of Forth. (1)More details ›
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Important Jacobite Document Signed by Tyrconnell
Pass for Waterford Ship, 1688
A blind stamped Seal bearing the arms of Tyrconnell and inscribed: “Sigill. Richardi .. [worn] Dni Deputati Gener. Hiberniae.”
Richard Earle of Tyrconnell Viscount Baltinglass & Baron of Talbottstowne, Lord Deputy Generall & Generall Governor of Ireland & One of the Lords of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council of England & Ireland.
To all Kings, Princes, states & Gov[ernors] To whom these presents shall come Health &c.
Whereas Patrick Fitzgerald Merchant of Dublin, native of Ireland & subject of his most Illustrious Majestie of Great Brittaine, hath for the Advancement of Trading consigned the Good ship called the Mary of Waterford, Burthen 45 Tunns or thereabouts, belonging with her Loading with the Commodities of this Country to the said Patrick Fitzgerald, under the Conduct of Nicholas Gamban Master of the said ship & subject of his said Majesty, bound for Havre-de-Grace in France, Wee do therefore earnestly & instantly desire all & singular persons Wheresoever the said Nicholas Gamban shall arrive or come by sea or Land to afford him & his said ship & Company with theire Goodes & Merchandize all favourable assistance & protection, either staying going or returning, & to shew them all other Offices of Humanity & Kindnesse which Wee shall be ready upon the like occasion to retaliate.
Given under Our hand & seale of Armes at his Majesty’s Castle of Dublinthe 24 day of December 1688, In the fourth yeare of his Majesty’s reigne.
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Important Williamte Document Signed by King William III
Duncannon Fort, Co. Wexford: Highly important Official Document appointing Tobias Purcell ‘to be Governor of Our Fort of Dungcannon in Our County of Wexford in Our Kingdom of Ireland.’ … Given by Our Court at Kensington the 10th Day of Febuary 1697/8. In the Ninth Year of Our Reign.; On vellum, approx. 31cms x 41.5cms (12 1/4″ x 16 1/4″), signed and with remains of seal. As a m/ss., w.a.f. Unique document. (1)More details ›
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Earl of Bellamonts Estates
Co. Cavan: Original Manuscript, A Rental of the Rt. Hon. of the Earl of Bellamonts Estates in the County of Cavan and Monaghan. for one half year beginning at May 1782 ending at November 1782, Sm. 4to notebook containing approx. 64pp. listing some 339 different properties with the names of the tenants on each one, and with the rent amount payable by each tenant listed, with some observations on particular properties. The total rent collected for half-year amounts to 2358-4-8. In fine condition, very legible, orig. marble covers, with m/ss label. As a m/ss, w.a.f. Rare. (1)More details ›
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Genealogy: Donegal interest: Reynolds (Henry) A 4to Ledger containing extensive manuscript genealogical notes, copies of correspondence etc., mainly relating to the Reynolds family of The Mullens, Balyshannon, Co. Donegal, apparently compiled by Mr. Henry Reynolds. It includes copies of many letters from Mrs. Kate J. Reynolds of The Mullens, circa 1904 – 1910, an original letter laid in, includes genealogical charts,copies of indentures, etc., over 600 numbered pages, in a very clear hand, last 50 pages including a diary 1911 – 1926. A real mine of information. Hf. calf, worn and dam. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Dublin Sedan Chairs: An original receipt No. 43, for Mrs. Richardson for One Quarter Rent for a Private Sedan Chair from Governors of the Founding Hospital and Workhouse in Dublin, signed and dated, 8 Day of March 1775. Scarce and good. (1)More details ›
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Very Rare Irish 18th Century Provincial Playbill
1798 Informer Performs in New Ross
Playbill – New Theatre, Ross: Mc Nally (Leonard) Robin Hood or, Sherwood Forest, the Celebrated New Opera, (never acted here) will be performed on Wednesday Evening Dec. 4th n.d. (c. 1780), [at] New Theatre, Ross (New Ross, Co. Wexford), By Permission of the Worshipful Charles Tottenham, Esq. Original broadside playbill approx. 34cms x 21cms (13 1/4″ x 8 1/4″), n. place, possible New Ross or Waterford? V. good. As Ephemera, w.a.f. Ex. Rare. (1)
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A Tour of the North of Ireland in 1780
Manuscript comprising 12 folio pages describing a Tour of the North of Ireland in September 1780. There is no clue as to the writer’s name.
He proceeds via Trim, Kells and Cavan into Donegal, then through Derry, the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Dundalk, and back to Dublin. His comments on the roads, inns, seats of gentry, monuments etc are pithy and often pungent, e.g. Lay at CESH [Co. Fermanagh]. a shocking place in the midst of bogs, never took of my cloaths at night.’ A most interesting account, as a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Moore (Thomas) Irish poet. An interesting autograph signed letter dated Dec. 1st, 1843, headed ‘Private’ from Sloperton, Chippenham, to an unnamed person who sent him a copy of the Liverpool Gazette with a favourable review of his poems, thanking him fulsomely; with an eight page manuscript transcript in a contemporary hand of letters exchanged between the critic J.W. Croker and Moore, about changes in Moore’s early poems; two letters from Croker to Moore and two from Moore to Croker, Feb. – March 1823. An interesting correspondence. As m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Grattan (Henry) A good manuscript Autograph Letter, 2pp. dated Nov. 20, 1814, to Walter Glascock Esq., regretting that he was unable to go to England to ‘take a leading part in the applause given to Gen. Ross – I have every reason to lament the circumstances which rendered my going to England at this time impossible – the regard which I have for General Ross’s family – the adoration for his Uncle the late Lord Charlemont, the friendship for his mother and his own distinguished renown,’ etc.
* This may refer to Gen. Robert Ross (1766 – 1814), who served in the Peninsula 1810 -12, and in the United States thereafter where he won the Battle of Bladensburg and took Washington, August 1814, and died from wounds received at Baltimore; his descendants took the name Ross of Bladenburg. With the original envelope, worn. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Co. Waterford, 1701. Indenture dated 4th May 1701 between 1. John Stephens of Dromina, Co. Waterford Gent. and 2. Richard Christmas of Waterford Esq., Grant of Lands in the Townland of Ballyboughbegg for £300, attractive item written on vellum mounted and framed, written in a very clear hand, with signature of John Stephens and fragment of seal. As a m/ss, w.a.f.
* The Stephens of Dromina (near Woodstown Strand) were gentry of Cromwellian origin. The Christmases were an important Waterford merchant family. The tomb of Richard Christmas’s mother, who died 1677/78, is at the west front of the Church of Ireland Cathedral. Richard’s son built Whitfield House and leased it to John Congeve, the lands which subsequently became Mount Congreve. (1)More details ›
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Address by Tenants of Powerscourt Estates
Co. Wicklow: A very large manuscript address on vellum, ‘To the Most Noble The Marchioness of Londonderry,’ from ‘We The Tenants of Lords Powercourts Estates in this district…’ …’We have the honour to be Your Ladyships most attached and faithful servants,’ and signed by over 146 different tenants, each giving their home address, c. 1840. The entire on vellum, overall size 90cms x 63cms (35 1/2″ x 24 3/4″), in oak frame. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Rare Literary Periodical Edited by A.J. Leventhal
With Manuscript Note by Francis Stuart
Periodical: Emery (Lawrence K.) [A.J. Leventhal] Editor. The Klaxon, An Irish International Quarterly. No. 1 Winter 1923 / 4. [All Published]. 4to D. 1924. Sole Issue, illus. orig. ptd. wrappers. V. Rare.
* Leventhal prime reason for producing this magazine was to print his long reveiw of ‘Ulysses’ which was refused by the Dublin Magazine. This copy contains a manuscript note, signed by Francis Stuart concerning his poem ‘North’ included in the publication. (1)More details ›
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Murphy (Seamus) Stone Mad, D. n.d. (1950), First Edn., d.w. (worn), illus. Fergus O’Ryan, inscribed on f.e.p. to Mrs (Nora) Connolly O’Brien, daughter of James Connolly, ‘with kindest regards,’ 1960.
Provenance: Micheál ÓhAodha. (1)More details ›
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Pearse (P.H.) An Sgoil, A Direct Method Course in Irish. Part I [All Published] 8vo D. (Maunsel & Co.), n.d. c. 1913. First Edn. 6 cold. plts. orig. pict. cloth, lettered on front cover ‘Leabhrain Eanna – The St. Enda Books for Irish Schools,’; also Suantraidhe agus Goltraidhe, sm. 8vo D. (The Irish Review) 1914. First Edn., orig. ptd. wrappers inscribed on front cover by Seamus Ua Dubhghaill, 16.7.1916, member of Gaelic League & Abbey Actor. Both v. good copies. (2)More details ›
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O’Connor (Frank) Lords and Commons. Translations from the Irish. 8vo D. (Cuala Press) 1938. Lim. Edn. (250), uncut, orig. cloth backed boards; Montague (John) A Chosen Light, L. 1967. First, d.w.; Durcan (Paul) O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor, D. 1975; and Jesus Break His Fall, Raven Arts n.d.; Irvine (John) A Treasury of Saints, Dolmen 1964, illus.; Mitchel (Susan L.) Aids to the Immortability of Certain Person in Ireland, 12mo D. (New Nation Press) 1908, First, wrappers. (8)More details ›
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Kinsella (Thos.) Wormwood, lg. roy 8vo Dolmen Editions I, Lim. Edn. (350) Signed, wooden binding; A Technical Supplement, roy 8vo Dolmen 1976, Lim. Edn. (550), illus.; The Sons of Usnech, 12mo Dolmen 1960, d.w.; also 4 other items by Kinsella. (7)More details ›
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Kennelly (Brendan) & Holzapfel (Rudi) The Dark About Our Loves, 8vo John Augustine & Co. . First Edn., decor. boards; also The Rain, The Moon, 8vo Dolmen Press 1961; Both Signed Pres. Copies & with A.L.S. to Michael O’hAodha; Kennelly (B.) New and Selected Poems, Gallery Books 1976. Lim. Edn. Signed, d.w. All Scarce, & good. (3)More details ›
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Signed Presentation Copy to Seamus Fenton
Dolmen Press: Clifford (Sigerson) Travelling Tinkers, sm. 8vo D. 1951. Lim. Edn. (500) uncut, orig. ptd. wrappers.
* The first book printed at Dolmen Press. Pres. Copy inscribed on title ‘For Seamus Fenton Iveragh’s Best and True friend of Bards. From Sigerson Clifford, 15/9/51’ (1)More details ›