[Dublin Brigade] – A very important and very early Irish Volunteer Dublin Brigade two page foolscap Typescript Document. Issued to the Irish Volunteers by the Dublin City and County Boards. it details policy onmatters of discipline and informs volunteers how to behave on route matches, in public etc. It prohibits shouting, callin at jerring or “gesticulating” at members of the public when on parade or on route marches. Enerin public houses or drinking to excess while in uniform is mentioned as being contrary to discipline. It also makes reference to the British Infantry Manual 1911 as being the only system of raining to be adopted by the Volunteers. It was issued by MJ Judge Hon. Sec. on behalf of the Dublin city and Coutny Board and is dated September 16th 1914. it consiss of two oolscap sized paes nd has been folded 4 times. It is in good overall conditon with some age spotting and a couple of minor tears alon the folds on the second pae. It is a very important early Volunteer document and was issued just 4 days before Redmond urged the Volunteers to support the British War effort during hsi speech at Woodenbridge on the 20th September 1914. This caused the split in the Volunteer movement with one faction joining the British Army in their thousands and the other much smaller group settin off on a path which eventually led to the Easter Risin in 1916.
As a document, w.a.f. Unsusual. (1)More details ›
Sinn Fein: Rules of the Sinn Fein Co-operative People’s Bank Ltd., Sm. 8vo D. n.d. [c. 1908] First Edn., 24pp booklet, orig. ptd. wrappers. V. Scarce.
* George W. Russell was a member of the first committtee. (1)More details ›
Cumann na nGaedheal – General Election 1932 – Fighting Points, for Cumann-na-nGaedheal Speakers & Workers, 12mo D. 1932. Sole Edn., VIII, 160pp. orig. ptd. green wrappers. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Signed in Irish & English
Republican Pamphlet: Griffith (Arthur) The Resurrection of Hungary – A Parallel for Ireland, 8vo D. (James Duffy, M.H. Gill, Sealy Bryers & Walker) 1904, First Edn., signed “Art O’Griobhaigh/Arthur Griffith” on t.p., ptd. wrappers, re-backed. Good copy. Rare. (1)More details ›
[De Valera (Eamon)] Bunreacht na hEireann, (Constititution of Ireland) 8vo, D.  with a card inserted & signed at f.e.p., “La Dea-mhein an Uachtarain, Eamon de Valera,” ptd. wrappers. Good clean copy. (1)More details ›
Pell (Sir Robert) A collection of three related Items to include a Calling Card, a Portrait Print and a signed M/ss Note stating “I have examined this Bill and it accords with its Vouchers and the usual allowances,” signed at “Whitehall 20th August 1822,” stating “I allow This Bill, R. Peel,” as a collection, unusual and scarce. (3)More details ›
Pamphlet: [Peel (Sir Robert)] Speech of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, BART, i the House of Commons on Friday March 1st, 1883, on The Bill for Suppressing Disturbances in Ireland, 8vo L. (John Murray) 1833, 56pps, 12 paes of adverts at end, waterstains. Scarce. (1)More details ›
An Effective Roll of Capt. Robert Hill’s Co., in Col. Walsh’s Regiment of Foot… Jun 1 1758. Manuscrip document, in columns, listing 71 soldiers, with their age, height, trade, country of origin and complexion. In a clear copper plate hand, signed Thos. Trelawny. Most of the soldiers are English, but with a few irish and Scots. Sinle large sheet, slightly marked, very fragile at central fold. (1)More details ›
A manuscript Note by M. General Smith, adj. General H.M. Forces, on the Plan of Campaign Trans Indus, and its probable result. Headed Simla, 29th August 1842, marked “Private” 15pp manuscript, signed at end.
* Interesting to students of Indian military history. (1)More details ›
Royal Visit -King George the Fourth 1821
An Official Newspaper issue Boradside from the “Patriot” dated July 1821, entitled Journal of the Visit to Ireland of His Most Excellent Majesty King George The Fourth, (carefully compiled), and Intended to form a vauable record of this Auspicious Event, approx. 19 1/2″ x 15″, some folds, good example. Rare. (1)More details ›
Ephemera: O’Connell (Daniel), an unsual fac-simile of a Life Insurance Policy takne out by D. O’Connell at London Union Assurance, 30th October 1820, amounting to the sum of £3,250, printed one side only, approx. 13″ x 8″, unusual, as is. (1)More details ›
Presentation Convent, Fethard
An autograph Letter from S.M. Imelda, addressed to the Officer in Command, Military Barracks, Fethard, ‘Rev. Mother wishes to know if you could kindly send down one of your men to shoot some jack-daws & crows which are ruining our potatoes, peas and other vegetables.. I have asked several farmers around to sheet them but all say they can’t use a gun even to protect their own crops.’ With associated envelope. (1)More details ›
A Fethard Informer
A pencilled Manuscript Note from “A Fetard man” dated Oct. 3rd (no year), complaining that Dr. Stokes, Chairman, passed a vote of alleiance to Dail Eireann ‘and yet I understand he is drawing a large salary for attending the military’; and also claiming that Michael Cofey of Abbeville fethard ‘have two uns and several rounds of ammunition, his sons are Sinn Feiners, and use them for drilling in the mills, I saw them shooting their dog last week… If the police are let know about this a search will be o no use.’. (1)More details ›
Poetry & Plays, etc: Yeats (W.B.) The Countess Cathleen, 8vo L. 1916; [Wilde (Oscar)] The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by C.3.3. 8vo N. York 1899., 44pp; Pearse (Padraic) The Singer and other Plays, 12mo D. (Maunsel) D. & L. 1918; Gwynn (S.) & Kettle (T.M.) Battle Songs for The Irish Brigades, 12mo D. & L. 1915. First Edn.; & 3 others, all orig. wrappers. As a lot. (1)More details ›
Signed by De Valera
Carbery (Ethna) The Four Winds of Eirinn, ed. by Seumas Mac Manus, 8vo D. 1934. Illustrated Edn. frontis & other plts., cloth.
* Signed by Eamon de Valera on frontloose end, and with typescript letter from Dail Eireann 26 Nov. 1956, signed by E. de Valera; and with a copy of letter to D. Lloyd George dated 30th September 1921, accepting his invitiation for a conference in London (& not correspondence), ‘ to explore every possibility of settlement by personal discussion.’ (3)More details ›
“The Easter Rising 1916”
Cyclostyled script for a BBC Radio Production, 21 April 1966, narrator Robin Holmes, producer R.D. Smith, circa 25pp foolscap, unbound. an interesting production, including interviews with various participants (text of interviews included); also Duf (Arthur) Theme and Variations, a composition in one movement, (a short play) typscript, circa 30pps, bound in wrappers. Scarce. (2)More details ›
Rathkeale Union 1876
Abstracs of the Accounts of the Rathkeale Union for the Year ended 29 Sept. 1876. Limerick, (Guy & Mc Quaide,) 1877., 8pp, damp stained, ptd. wrappers. Scarce. (1)More details ›
The Birth of the Uncrowned King
Parnell’s Baptismal Details: A stamped Certificate issued on 29 September 1894, recording details of the baptism of Charles Stewart Parnell in the Parish of Rathdrum in the County of Wicklow, Auust 9th, 1846 (ie. some six weeks after his birth on 27 June 1846), with parents’ names, address, etc., as extracted from tehRegister of Baptisms.
It is not clear by whom or what purpose this document may hae been required. Parnell died in 1891. (1)More details ›
Pearse (Margaret) Sister of Padraig & Willie Pearse. A good autograph signed letter to Miss O’Rahilly, from St. Enda’s Rathfarnham, dated Feb. 6th, 1929, thanking her for “your great kindness and thoughts for me,” mentioning that she has been laid up with a sprained ankle, and asking after old friends in Donnybrook, etc. 2 pp. single sheet, torn at fold, with a good signature. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
HEALY (Tim) A curiously elliptical ALS to ‘Mick’, evidently a writer or journalist, 3 pp, on his headed paper dated 18 July 05, congratulating him on ‘yr insight into Bernhardt Campbell – a perfect bit, the sort of thing I wd have liked to be my own. The touch about Maeterlinck a photograph. I am so tired of fine writing, I seldom read anything worth while. Strainers, ‘fielding’ for adjectives amongst dictionaries, are like fellows trying to lasso oysters on the 1/2 shell.’
Sarah Bernhardt? Mrs. Patrick Campbell? Who knows. Presumably this must relate to a piece of theatre criticism, but we have not traced the reference.
With a second letter to Mr. Manning (probably not the same person), 25.3.1905, declining a request to ‘oblige the Kingstown township’, as a manuscript, w.a.f. (2)More details ›