Fianna Fail – Co. Waterford: An autograph Letter signed by the secretary of the Waterford Cumann, Seamus O’Buailedh, 28.9.28, [to Edmund Downey], askin if he will allow his name to go forward as a candidate for the Seanad, as a manuscript. (1)More details ›
Political Pamphlet: The Times, Irish Peace, A Test of British Statesmanship, A Series of Special Articles together with Four Leading Articles, (reprinted from the Times), 4to, L. (The Times) 1919, 34pps, ptd. wrappers. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Flyer: [Ashe (Thomas)] Inquest on Thos. Ashe – The Verdict of the Jury, one page, one-side, floral border, D. (Fergus O’Connor) n.d. (c. 1917). Scarce. (1)More details ›
Pamphlet: O’Casey (Sean) Amhrain An Dreoilin Songs of The Wren, New Series, No. 1, 8vo, D. (Fergus O’Connor) n.d. (c. 1918), First Edn., Second Issue, 8pps., fold-out (uncut), advert on end-page. Rare.
* Ayling & Durken 3A. (1)More details ›
Shooting of Francis Sheehy Skeffington
Edelstein (Jos.) American Writer. Publisher. Echo of Irish Rebellion 1916, Verbatim Report of the Proceedings before the Royal Commission. Vindication of Mr. Joseph Edelstein. 8vo D. (J.T. Drought) n.d. [c. 1933]. FIRST EDN., 64pp. with illustrated frontis., orig. ptd. wrappers, foxed & loose, some cellotape. Ex. Rare.
* Edelstein, an American writer became implicated by accident with the arrest and subsequent execution of Francis Sheehy Skeffington. This document reprints the entire evidence taken by the Royal Commission of Inquiry, and exonerated Edelstein of any wrong doing. (1)More details ›
Republican Pamphlets: Mansion House Conference – No Conscription! Ireland’s Case Re-Stated. 8vo D.  16pp. printed wrappers; also Johnston (Thos.) compiler, A Hand-book for Rebels, A Guide to Successful Defiance of the British Government. 8vo D. (Manusel & Co.) c. 1918, ptd. wrappers. Clean copies. (2)More details ›
World War II – Irish Distinctions: – Volunteers from Eire who have Won Distinctions Serving with the British Forces, 8vo L. 1943. Revised List Sept. 1939 – March 1943, 31pp. printed wrappers. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Irish Army Recruiting Pamphlet: Department of Defence – The Volunteer Force – Join Now,” June 1934, roy 8vo D. (Falconer) 1934. 17pp. one photo illus., orig. ptd. wrappers. (1)More details ›
1922 Sinn Fein Ard-Fheis: Sinn Fein – Clar, The programme for Extraordinary Ard-Fheis, 7th February, 1922 held at Mansion House, Dublin. 8vo 17pp. orig. ptd. wrappers, back cover soiled.
* A most significant occasion, which took place while efforts were being made to settle the dispute over the Treaty and to close the breech in Republican ranks. Includes De Valera’s printed statement, page 8, with amendments submitted by Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins and others. A very rare document. (1)More details ›
Press Photograph: 1916/W.O.I. – A collection of 8 Press Photographs to include the Wormwood Srubs Hunger-Strikers, Casement Trial, Arrest of de Valera, search for Weapons and others, as Photographs, w.a.f., some scarce examples. (8)More details ›
Military Raids in Dublin: A very good Press Photograph Military Raids in Dublin, approx. 18cms x 24cms, showing three policemen arresting two women in O’Connell St., Dublin, by Central News Photo-Service, N. York. (1)More details ›
Photograph: [O’Connor (T.P.)] an attractive mounted black and white Photo of T.P. O’Connor, posed at his desk in a suit, taken by Van Dyk Ltd., London inscribed in m/ss “To My Dear Mr. Locker Lampson, T.P. O’Connor,” who was the author of “A Consideration of the State of Ireland, in the Nineteenth Century,” approx. 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, attractive and scarce.(1)
* T.P. O’Connor – Timothy Power O’Connor, 1848-1929, journalist and Irish Parliamentary politician, was born in Athlone and educated at Queen’s College, Galway. He moved to England in 1870, became a popular journalist and allied himself with the Liberals. A strong supporter of Home Rule, he became M.P. for Liverpool, and the only member of the Irish Party to sit for an English constituency. he sided with but later opposed Parnell during the leadership crises provoked by the divorce case. He was ‘father of the House of Commons’ in his later years and was Official Film Censor form 1917.O’Connor founded and edited “The Star” (1887) when his reviewers included George Bernard Shaw. He also established “The Sun” (1893) and his most popular paper “T.P.’s Weekly” in 1902. As editor of the latter, he once turned down an application for a job from James Joyces.
Presentation inscription to Mr. Locker Lampson the author of “A Consderation of the State of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century”. (1)More details ›
Irish Political Leaders
Photographs: A rare collection of 17 Victorian carte-de-visite portrait Photographs of Fenian & other Irish Political leaders, including John O’Leary (3), Thos. Clarke Luby, and his cousin Edard Mulrany, Ed. Duffy, James Stephens, Stephen J. Meaney, Fenian Convict, Thomas Francis Train, etc., also Michael Davitt, & Charles Stewart Parnell (4), all good. As a coll. of photographs, w.a.f. Rare. (1)More details ›
North Irish Horse, An Important Album related to an Irish Cavalry Regiment
The Album contains many roup shots of the regiments officers including many of the 9th Earl fo Shaftesbury Anthony Ashley-Cooper:
Lord Shaftesbury was Lord Lieutenant of Belfast form 1904 to 1911, Lord Lieutenant of Antrim from 1911 to 1916, Lord Lieutenant of Dorest from 1916 to 1952, and Lord Stewart from 1922 to 1936.
* 2nd Lieut, 10th Hussars 1890, Lieut 1591, Capt 1898 and retired 1899;
* ADC to the Governor of Victoria, Australia 1895 – 99;
* Chamberlain to Queen Mary as Princess of Wales 1901-10 and as Queen Consort 1910-22;
* Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons in Dorest 1902;
* Lord Lieutenant for the City of Belfast 1904-11, of County Antrim 1911-16 and of Dorest 1916;
* KCVO 1906;
* Lord Mayor of Belfast 1907;
* Chancellor of Queen’s Univeristy, Belfast 1909-23;
* Knight of St. Patrick 911;
* Brig. General 1914;
* Served in the First World War 1914-18;
* CBE 1919;
* Younger Brother of the Trinity House 1920;
* Privy Councillor 1922;
* Lord Steward of the Household 1922-36;
* GCVO 1924;
The Album also contains photos of theroyal visit to Malta in 1903, photos of King Edward VII’s and his Royal party which included the Duke of Connaught. This album is a rare collection of photos from an Irish Cavalry, as photographs, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
“Love Story of C.S. Parnell”
A small quarto rexine Album containing a collection of Press Cuttings from the ‘Love Story of Charles Stewart Parnell’, by his widow Katharine Parnell (Kitty O’Shea), as serialised in the Daily Sketch, May 1914, with reproduced portraits, letters from Parnell, etc., about 50pp neatly laid down on one side of page only, one page loose at front otherwise in very good condition. In an old address book belonging to Edmund Downey (with a few interesting addresses still visible), as an Album, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Literary Scrapbook: A good scrapbook containin mainly cuttings of cultural interest, archaeology, literature, Oscar Wilde, Abey Theatre, Sean O’Casey, death of Lady Gregory, etc., also with a few cuttins of 1916 interest. In a stout folio Album, rexine bound.
With a second smaller album, also containingmainly cuttings of literary and social inters, with Cummnan na mban Flyers, etc, as albums, w.a.f. (2)More details ›
Police Cuttings A large folio leatherbacked Album containing neatly laid down Press Cuttings mostly concerning Irish Police Activities 1842-44, the volume with morocco title on spine, ‘From the 1 of Dec. / 1842 / to the 16th of Aug/ 1844,’ probably an oficail compilation, possibly part of a series. Includes much interesting material from the period leading up to the Famine, on all sorts of subjects connected with police work, trials, reports of crime, etc.
The binding much worn but holding firmly, contents in good condition, as an Album, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
A very good Scrpbook containing mainly newscuttings, 1920s, concernin Irish political affairs, signing of the Treaty etc., and also with a number of original documetns laid in or tipped in including:
– an original Poster for Sligo Wanderers Gaelic Club Prize Draw, May 1917, featuring Sean Milroy, late of Reading Prison;
– a message from America, statement by Nat. Council of Friends of Irish Freedom;
– an tOglach, Official Organ of the Army, Air Edition (on pink paper) printed for G.H.Q. Irish Republican Army, but apparently issued by Free State Army, extensively quoting Gen. O’Duffy;
– Eire-Ireland. Vol. 1 No. 1, Oct. 26, 1914, first Convention of the Irish Volunteers;
– Irish Work Published when the Censor Wasn’t Looking, 19 Dec. 1914 (apparently a Larkinite publicantion);
– Irish Opinion (weekly news review), 28.4.1917;
and a few others, in a large quarto rexine-bound album, numbered 4, as an Album, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
The Recent Troubles in Ireland, c. 1969 – 1979
Scrapbook: An extensive and large folio Scrapbook of newscuttings from various papers, covering that important period in Irish history, from the start of The Troubles in N. Ireland, 1969, Derry’s Bloody Sunday etc., to the death of Lord Mountbatten of Burma. All attractively arranged in a strongly bound large folio album of approx. 300 pages. It covers in detail., The Bombings in Dublin, The Hunger Strikes, The Miami Showband Massacre, The Herrema Kidnapping; Dessie O’Haire “The Border Fox”, London Bombings,The Death of Frank Stagg, The Murder of Maire Drumm, Prison Riots at Portlaoise, The Commissioner Edmund Garvey Afair, Long Kesh Revolts, The Killing of Airy NEave, etc., etc. In addition to newscuttings, there are posters, broadsides, hand outs & cut-out pictures. Hf. calf, v. good. As an Album, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Cavan interest: A very good Election Poster for Sean Milroy, August 1923, consisting of a printed letter from President Cosgrave saluting Milroy as ‘one of the oldest and most intimate friends of the great Irishman [Arthur Griffith] who held the senior representation of the County until his tragic and premature death last year.’ Printed by ‘Anglo-Celt,’ Cavan, 22″ x 17″ (56cms x 43cms), fold marks else V.G. Rare. (1)More details ›