SOLD Hammer price €170
O’Flaherty (Liam) A typed letter signed, 1pp from West Kells, Cahirsiveen, Co. Kerry, circa 1932, to the anthologist (John) Gawsworth, agreeing that he may use ‘the essay in question’ and offering to re-read it and make any necessary corrections; ‘although I advise you that this place is very remote and that there is consi(d)erable delay with mail.’ with a good signature. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Macnie (Isa) ‘Mac’ A hand-drawn New Year Card, 1945, showing a face in a flowering branch, signed and inscribed ‘to our beloved President,’ with deep affection and every good wish, single folded sheet.
* If the addressee is the President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde, the drawing may represent his pen-name ‘An Craoibhan Aoibhinn’ (‘the pleasant branch’). Attractive item. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
O’Higgins (Brian) ALs on his headed paper, 17-12-24, 1pp to ‘A Chara’ enclosing some booklets and cards and apologising for not being at home when he called, with a receipt for Mr. Cullen for 6s 6d, signed by Anna Bean ui Uiginn. The letter with a good signature. As a m/ss.
* B. O’Higgins was a 1916 veteran, whose finely printed booklets & cards were very popular for many years, and are now very collectable. (1)More details ›
Byrne (Alfred, Lord Mayor of Dublin) An enthusiastic signed typescript testimonial on Mansion House headed paper, 24 Aug. 1934, recommending Miss C. Houricon of Ballinalee, Co. Longford, ‘a highly qualified young woman, and certain to give entire satisfaction to anyone requiring her services’ (as a teacher or governess that is). With a good signature. (1)More details ›
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James Joyce’s Masterpiece
Joyce (James) Ulysses, 4to Paris (Shakespeare and Company) 1922. First Edn. Limited No. 278 of 750 Copies, printed on handmade paper. Bound in near contemporary half orange mor. (rebacked, orig. spine laid down), marble boards, orig. front & back blue wrappers bound in, spine tooled with an attractive gilt design of a serpent. Internally a very clean copy.
* A very fine copy of Joyce’s great masterpiece. Copies of the first edition on hand made paper are now very hard to find in any condition. (1)More details ›
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Fine Copy of Ulysses
Joyce (James) Ulysses, 4to Published for the Egoist Press, London, by John Rodker, Paris 1922. First English Edition. Limited 1480 (2000) on handmade paper. Untrimmed & unopened, orig. wrappers, some wear, otherwise a very good clean copy of Joyce’s great masterpiece.
* This is effectively the second impression of the First Edition, printed by Darantiere from the First Edition plates as soon as that edition was exhausted. It was printed for Joyce’s patron Harriet Weaver, who was unable to fine a printer in England, and was distributed mainly by Rodker and Ezra Pound, working from an office in Paris. At least 500 copies, perhaps more, were intercepted by U.S. Customs, and it is now scarcer than the First Edn. (1)More details ›
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Fine Early Edition of “Ulysses”
Joyce (James) Ulysses, 4to Paris (Shakespeare and Company) 1925, Seventh Printing, uncut and unopened, slight fading and foxing, original blue wrappers, fine copy, housed in a custom made box. Scarce. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €850
Fine Set in Original Wrappers
Periodical: Senan (Rev. Bro.)ed. The Capuchin Annual, 1930 – 1977, together 43 vols. (ex. 44 vols. lacking only vol. for 1933), with numerous cold. & other illus., adverts. etc., orig. printed brown limp boards. A very good strong set. (43)More details ›
Gilbert (John T.) Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin, Vol. I – Vol. XVIII, together 18 vols. roy 8vo D. 1890 – 1922. Ports. & fold. cold. & other illus., partly unopened, orig. mor. backed cloth boards, gilt decor. Very good clean set. (18)
* A further volume was later issued after the Authors death by his widow Lady Gilbert, Vol. XIX.More details ›
Periodical: Murphy (Patricia)ed. Non Plus, Numbers 1 – 4 [All Published]. together 4 nos. 8vo D. (Dolmen) 1959 – 1960. Illus., orig. pict. boards, soiled. Scarce. (4)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €900
Rare Early Appearance of Violet Martin
Weekly Irish Times: A Tribute From the Lady Readers of ‘Weekly Irish Times’ Dublin, to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria on the Occasion of her Jubilee, June 21, 1887. Oblong 8vo D. . All pages with decorated borders, orig. gilt decor. cloth.
* Violet Martin, later of Somerville & Ross fame has a poem included in the collection. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €450
Fine Association Copy
Ua Laoghaire (Fr. Peadar) Na Cheithre Soisgeil as an dTiiomna Nua, 8vo D. 1915. First Edn., orig. cloth, v. clean copy.
* Inscribed by author to Richard Best, Librarian, in Irish, & with photographic memorial card of author tipped in. Also with some A.L.s. concerning a stained glass window by Sarah Purser, with Fr. Peter O’Leary’s wording for the inscription. As a lot. (1)More details ›
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Rare Irish Botanical Volume
Turner (Dawson) Muscologiae Hibernicae Spicilegium, 12mo Yarmouth 1804. Sole Edition. 16 attractively hand cold. plts. B.P. of Sir Robert Shafter Adair, cont. hf. mor. raised bands, top of spine dam. Extremely Rare. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €900
Special Binding for the Author R.R.P.?
[Parsons (Robert)] The Judgement of a Catholicke English-Man, living in Banishment for his Religion: Written to his private friend in England. Concenring a late Booke set forth, and entitled; Triplici nodo, triplex cuneus, Or, An Apologie for the Oath of Allegiance. Against two Breves of Pope Paulus v. to the Catholickes of England; and a letter of Cardinall Bellarmine to M. George Blackwell Arch-priest. 4to n.p. [L.] 1628 Sole Edn., [VI], 128pp., text within lined borders, cont. full mor. dble gilt fillet borders, corner decor. & with central tooled oval with I.H.s. in centre of both covers, spine dam. Rare. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €220
Controversial Co. Limerick-born Female Novelist
Bulwer Lytton (Lady Rosina) Cheveley; or, The Man of Honour, 3 vols. 12mo L. 1839. Third Edn., Hf. titles, Vol. II & III, orig. cloth. V. good.
* A thinly disguised portrait of her husband as an aggressive bullying philanderer, by Lady Bulwer Lytton, nee Doyle Wheeler, of Co. Limerick. (3)More details ›
Bound by W. Pender
Scott (Sir W.) Kenilworth; A Romance, 3 vols. 12mo Edin. 1821. First Edn., t.e.g. attractive full crimson mor. gilt fillet borders & corner decor. with attractive arts & crafts floral design with green overlays. Attractive set by W. Pender, Binder. (3)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €480
Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliff
Hand-Coloured Plates: Mudie (Robert) The Feathered Tribes of the British Islands, 2 vols. sm. 8vo L. 1853., 2 fine hd. cold. frontis, 2 hd. cold. vign. titles & 17 hd. cold. plts., text illus., a.e.g., fine full crushed green mor. dble gilt fillet borders, raised bands, etc. An extremely fine set. (2)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €540
Bound by Riviere & Son
Austen (Jane) Works, 6 vols. 8vo L. 1907 – 1909. Cold. titles, frontis & cold. plts. t.e.g. attractive cont. full crimson mor. gilt fillet borders, raised bands with gilt decor. by Riviere & Son. B.P. of Nicholas Frederick Brady. (6)More details ›
Wilkins (Wm. Noy) Art Impressions of Dresden, Berlin and Antwerp, 8vo L. 1860. First Edn., full green mor. dble gilt fillet, raised bands, profusely tooled gilt spine in panels, mor. label. V. nice copy. (1)More details ›
Waller (Ed.) Poems etc., Written upon Several Occasions, and to Several Persons, 8vo L. 1654. Sixth Edn., Red & bl. title, recent hf. calf, marble spines. (1)More details ›