Original Architects Drawings, 1800
Co. Carlow: Alexander (J.) [Milford?] Plan of a House, front elevation, basemen, ground & first floor, approx. 33cms x 40.5cms (13″ x 16″), inscribed on outside, and dated Carlow 1800. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Dublin Architectural Drawings: Three very fine original 19th Century Architectural Plans – Drawings in pencil of large attractive Castellated Stately Home, by Mc Curdy & Mitchell Architects, 10 Leinster Street, Dublin, each approx. 38.5cms x 55.5cms (15″ x 21 3/4″), and signed, including Elevation from the Road; Flank Elevation; & Elevation towards “Lake”, all loose in portfolio as drawers, w.a.f.
* Purchased at Sale of Admiral Coalrane’s Library, Redcastle, Co. Donegal. (1)
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Rare Limited Signed Broadsides
Montague (John) & Durcan (Paul) A rare pair of printed broadsides, Sea Bed, after an image by Gerald Dillon, by John Montague from Drunken Sailor, and She Mends an Ancient Wireless, by Paul Durcan, each approx. 43cms x 33cms (17″ x 13″), and each No. 2 of an Edition of 20, signed in pencil by both artists, on hand-made paper, v. good. Rare. (2)More details ›
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Rare Signed Pair of Illustrated Broadsides
Heaney (Seamus) & Cooke (Barrie) In the Boathouse, and Gutteral Muse, a pair of broadsides, each approx. 76cms x 58cms (30″ x 23″), illustrated by Barrie Cooke, each No. 19 from an edition of 40, and signed by author & illustrator, published 2009, Stoney Road Press, Imma Editions, on hd. made paper, one with slight stain. As a pair of broadsides., w.a.f. (2)More details ›
Important large Illustrated Signed Broadside
Heaney (Seamus) The Singer’s House, very large printed broadside, approx. 77cms x 93cms (30 1/2″ x 36 1/2″), illustrated with large Irish Cottage, and with letterpress underneath, No. 27 of a Limited Edition of 30 Copies only, signed by Heaney, the artist David Hammond, and James Allan. V. good. (1)
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Co. Carlow Archive of Original Documents
Box: Co. Carlow interest – A fine Archive of early 19th Century original documents relating to Carlow Town, & County. The Archive contains a collection of affidavits and related documents for fines etc. on various individuals, c. 90 items, 1800 – 1805, printed documents with m/ss details inserted, and with signatures; a collection of 14 applications for gun licences, manuscript, some printed, mostly 1840’s; 2 printed documents with m/ss insertions relating to rates and taxes due by Capt. Hegarty, 1816, signed Scanlon, Co… of Taxes; a collection of 9 m/ss documents relating to sums owed under Poor Rates, 1850’s; a large collection of legal documents mostly 1840’s, include The Famine Period, mostly printed with m/ss insertions and signatures, ejectments, ascertainment of rent, debts, goods distrained for rent etc., approx. 40 items; others relating to jury notices, and many more. An important collection, would benefit from further study. As an Archive, w.a.f. (1)
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Manuscript Estate Map, 1774
Co. Longford: Roddy (Barnaby) Surveyor. A Map and Survey of the Estate of Garryconnell Consisting of the Town and Lands of Garryconnell, Ballinroe and Ballymote, Situate in the Baroney of Ardagh and County of Longford being the Estate of Ferrall Esq., … Survey by me this 30th Day of May, 1774. Signed, approx. 47cms x 37cms (18 1/2″ x 14 1/2″), on paper. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
1673, Lease from Lord Inchiquin
O’Brien (Murrough, first Earl of Inchiquin, Indenture dated 16 July 1673 between Murrough Earl of Inchiquin and Teigh O’Bryen of Carhounakelly [Carrownakilly], Co. Clare, gentlemen. Loose of one-third of one-quarter of the town and lands of Tiernahy in the parish of Disarte [Dysert] and barony of Inisquin [Inchiquin], Co. Clare, containing 30 acres. To hold for 54 years at a rent of £6 sterling and ‘a good fat wetter mutton,’ at Christmas. Renewable upon payment of a fine of 30 schillings. Signed with a good signature, ‘Inchiquin,’ on vellum, folded. As a m/ss, w.a.f.
* Murrough O’Brien, first Earl of Inchiquin (1614 – 1674), was an able if ruthless soldier during the Irish Rebellion of 1641 – 1653 (he was ominously nicknames ‘Murrough the Burner’). During the Commonwealth he lived in exile in France and continued his military career. After the Restoration of Charles II he returned to live quietly on his huge estates in the South of Ireland.More details ›
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Manuscript: Ballynure (Co. Wicklow?) Trades Men & Carmen’s and other Accounts time of building at Ballynure, years 1805 – 6, Narrow folio manuscript, approx. 60pp. in pen, signed off by various people in orig. paper wrappers. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
The Death of General Wolfe, 1759
Manuscript: A contemporary manuscript, Poem on the Death of General Wolfe, consisting of four eight line stanza on single folio sheet. The poet imagines Brittania mourning for her dead hero. To comfort her, Jupiter sends Mercury to inform her that Wolfe is not dead but promoted (‘prefer’d’) to heaven, where his services are required to suppress a rebellion by the Giants. As a m/ss.
* Gen. James Wolfe was one of the most illustrious British Generals of the 18th Century. His capture of Quebec in 1759 and his death from a French cannon shot in the moment of victory made him a national hero. (1)More details ›
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Exemplification of Common Recovery, 1739
An exemplification of common recovery was a document issued by the courts in Dublin, enabling a property owner to bar an entail and sell his land. It took the form of a decree on a fictional law-suit between the vendor (the tenant), the purchaser (the demandant) and at least one collaborator (the vouchee). The vendor was said to “suffer a recovery”.
These documents were magnificent and costly productions, generally written in Latin using a highly ornamented script. They had the King’s portrait at their head (in this case, George II) and an elaborately decorated first line. The huge seal of the Chancery would be attached (only a fragment has survived in this case. The process of establishing title by means of Fines and Recoveries was abolished by act of parliament in 1834.
This document is endorsed “Ash’s title deeds”. (1)More details ›
Address to Parliament by King James II [1685?]
Manuscript: Draft (incomplete and unsigned, but in a contemporary hand) of King James II’s address to the opening of Parliament in May 1685.
The King thanks the members for their kind works, and assures them any funds he will require of them will be wisely spent. However, he reminds them of several immediate financial exigencies: the need to refurbish the Navy (‘ye Strength and Glory of this nation’), the requirements of the revenue, the debts of the late King, and the expense that will be involved in dealing with the rebellion in Scotland (the Argyll Rebellion which was in fact quickly crushed). As a m/ss., w.a.f. Rare. (1)More details ›
Early Letter from Bishop of Meath
Downs (Henry) Bishop of Meath. An A.L.s., 2pp dated 1726 to the Archbishop of Cashel, concerning a vacant living following Mr. Nicholson’s death, denying any plans to appoint his son, and leaving the matter in his correspondent’s hands. Remains of seal, and with small bishop postal marking. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
South of Ireland Railway: An A.L.s., 1pp with cognate title leaf, from Thomas Drummond, Undersecretary to the Lord Lieutenant, Dublin Castle, 1839, acknowledging receipt of a memorial from Waterford Chamber of Commerce on ‘the Railway purposed for the South of Ireland,’ and undertaking to forward same for consideration. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Shipping interest, Waterford. Invoice / Bill of Lading addressed to Terence Clark, Ironmonger, Waterford, from Thomas Edington & Sons of Glasgow, for a quantity of fire-grates shipped from the Clyde to his order, 1832, 1pp (printed document with m/ss details inserted), cognate address page. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Duties on Timber: Manuscript petition from Belfast Chamber of Commerce to House of Commons 1835, concerning duty on timber imported from Northern Europe and the British Colonies in America, with a covering note signed by the Chamber’s president Will Boyd to Secretary, Waterford Chamber of Commerce, requesting their support for the petition., 4pp single folded sheet, postal markings and seal, sm. pce cut away where held by seal. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Corn Laws: Printed Resolutions adopted at a Public Meeting in Liverpool, 1814, 2pp arguing against proposed changes in the laws on import of foreign grain. Addressed on integral blank to Mayor of Waterford, no covering note, traces of seal, and postal markings, include good mermaid. (1)More details ›
Irish Wheat Imports: A printed petition from a Committee of Cork Merchants to a House of Commons Agricultural Committee, 1822, concerning import prices of foreign wheat; with a covering A.L.s., 2pp from the president of the Cork Committee Reuben Harvey to Joshua Strangman, president of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, seeking their support, 4pp single fold. sheet, as a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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1798 Interest etc: Fitzgibbon (John) A good 2pp. A.L.s., written from Mount Shannon, May 30th, 1783, to Earl Nugent Temple, concerning his (the Earls) resignation from Government, with a very good signature. As a m/ss., w.a.f.
* Earl Nugent Temple, later 1st Marquess of Buckingham, was Ld. Lieutenant of Ireland on two occasions, and was succeeded by Ld. Northington who appointed John Fitzgibbon in 1783, Attorney General. Fitzgibbon famously went on later to become The Earl of Clare. (1)More details ›
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Limerick interest: An 18th Century French Medical Degree printed in Latin on vellum, and awarded to Andreas Creagh, of Limerick in Ireland, 1771, with manuscript insertions, and signed by all the relevant authorities. As a m/ss., w.a.f. Scarce. (1)More details ›