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Mason (Stuart) Bibliography of Oscar Wilde, 8vo L.  FIRST EDN., illus., attractive hf. crimson mor., also Gide (A.) Oscar Wilde A Study, ed. by S. Mason, 8vo Oxford 1905. FIRST EDN., frontis & illus., orig. boards. (2)More details ›
Synge (J.M.) Complete Works, 4 vols., 8vo, Boston (John W. Luce) 1912, frontis, orig. cloth & mor. labels. (4)More details ›
[O’Connor (Chas.)] Dissertations on the Ancient History of Ireland:, 8vo D. 1753. FIRST EDN., list of subs, fold. table, & fold. Map of Ireland (torn with loss), orig. full calf, raised bands, lacks label. (1)More details ›
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Hunt (Edward) An Abridgement of All the Statutes in Ireland, In the Reign of George the I, Sm. 8vo D. 1728. Front licence leaf; bound with An Abridgement of … Statutes… Passed in the First.. of K. George the II, D. 1728, lacks front & end loose blanks, cont. full calf, lacks 1 label. (1)More details ›
Inscribed by ‘Flann O’Brien’
Association Copy: Sidgwick (A.) Scenes from Euripides, Rugby Edition, 16mo (L. Rivingtons) 1885. Inscribed ‘B. O’Nolan’ on title, & ‘Brian O’Nolan’ on preface. Text in Greek, and with pencil marks & notes by another owner J.J. Dunne, cloth. (1)More details ›
Dallaway (James) Letters of the Late Thomas Rundle, LLD, Ld. Bishop of Derry in Ireland to Mrs. Barbara Sandys, 8vo D. 1789. FIRST EDN., hf. title, cont. mottled calf, tooled gilt spine, mor. label. Good. (1)More details ›
Cogan (Rev. A.) The Diocese of Meath Ancient and Modern, 3 vols., sm. 8vo D. 1862-1867-1870. FIRST EDN., hf. titles, 2 vols. with new ends & past downs, orig. cloth, good. (3)More details ›
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Captain ‘Boycott’s’ Own Copy
Fishing: O’Gorman – The Practice of Angling, Particularly as Regards Ireland, 2 vols. in one, sm. 8vo D. (Wm. Curry & Co.) 1855. One hf. title & 1 ptd. title, pp. 320, 260 & single advert leaf at end, orig. cloth. V. good. Ex. Rare.
* Fine association copy, inscribed inside front cover ‘C.C. Boycott, Acorrymore, Achill, Dec. 1863’ Capt. Charles Cunningham Boycott, first came to Achill about 1857. He built a house near Keem Bay & moved to Acorrymore when his house was burned down. He became a land agent for Lord Erne and was reputed to be a very cruel landlord. In the 1880’s as part of their campaign for the Three F’s (fair rent, fixity of tenure, & free sale), the Irish Land League under Charles Stewart Parnell & Michael Davitt, withdraw the local labour required to save Lord Erne’s harvest, in order to protect the tenants, and achieve their rights. When Boycott tried to undermine the campaign, the League launched the famous campaign of isolation in the local community. Locals refused to tend to his house, the postman refused to deliver his mail etc.
The Campaign against Boycott became a ’cause celebre’ in the Irish & British Press. His name was added to English language, ‘boycott’, the verb, to shun or ostracize.More details ›
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Egan (P.M.) Illustrated Guide and Directory to the City and County of Kilkenny, sm. 8vo Kilkenny n.d. [c. 1880] First, illus. adverts etc., cloth; Philips Handy Atlas of the Counties of Ireland, sm. 8vo L. n.d. c. 1881, cold. maps, cloth, gilt. Good. (2)More details ›
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[Wadding (Fr. Michael)] Godinez (Miguel) Pratica della Theologia Mistica, sm. 8vo Venice 1748. Hf. title, some cont. m/ss owners inscriptions & 2 library stamps on title, cont. full vellum. A very good copy.
* Second Italian edition of Wadding’s posthumous treatise on mystical theology, first published in Latin in 1681. Wadding was born in Waterford in 1591, and was a younger brother of Peter and cousin to the famous Luke Wadding. He studies in Lisbon & Salamanca before entering the Jesuit order in 1610 he went to Mexico as a missionary, and changed his name to Miguel Godinez. He later taught at a series of Jesuit colleges where he compiled his lectures on mystical theology, first published some 40 years after his death. Copac records only two Spanish editions, both in the British Library. This is a very rare volume in any edition. (1)More details ›
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[Taylor (Emily)] The Irish Tourist: or, The People and the Provinces of Ireland, 16mo L. (Darton & Harvey) 1837. First Edn., engd. frontis & fold. map (repaired), XII, 271pp., a.e.g., cont. hf. mor. mor. label, worn. V. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Carleton (William) The Black Prophet: A Tale of Irish Famine, 16mo Belfast (Simms and M’Intyre) 1847. First Edn. in Bk. Form, IV, 320pp. later cloth. V. clean copy. Scarce.
* First issued in Dublin University Magazine, Vols. 27 & 28, Dublin 1846. (1)More details ›
Smith (Wm.) Rector of Trinity in Chester. Dionysius Longinus on the Sublime, Trans. from the Greek, 12mo D. (Wm. Sleater) 1792. Full cont. calf, mor. label.
* Inscribed on front paste down, ‘William Charles Wyse from T.P.,’ William Charles Wyse’s copy. He was son of Sir Thomas Wyse & his wife Latizia Bonaporte, niece of the Emperor of France. He was a poet and scholar. He supported Repeal of the Union, and was disowned by his father, a Catholic but a convinced Unionist. he was a friend of T.P. O’Connor [‘from T.P.], the journalist and Irish Party M.P. Scarce. Copac Records only two copies of this Dublin edition. (1)More details ›
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Northern Ireland: Atkinson (E.D.) Dromore, An Ulster Diocese, Dundalk, 1925, illus.; Knox (A.) A History of the County of Down, Ballynahinch Reprint 1982, d.w.; The Belfast Water Acts, Belfast 1897, cloth; & 2 others. (5)More details ›
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Synge (John M.) The Aran Islands, 8vo D. 1911. First Gen. Illustrated Edn., 12 fine illus. after Jack B. Yeats; Yeats (W.B.)ed. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales, sm. 8vo L. (Walter Scott) n.d. 10 plts. (ex. 12), with orig. decor. cloth bound in, both recent uniform hf. calf, raised bands, mor. labels. Attractive pair. (2)More details ›
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Burroughs (Ed.) Essays on Practical Husbandry, and Rural Economy, 8vo D. n.d., title & a few leaves loose, orig. cloth, worn; Arms of the Pears, Peeresses, etc. of the United Kingdom, 16mo L. n.d. c. 1800, engd. plts., includ. Irish Peerages, boards. As a lot. (2)More details ›
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The Raid by the Algerian Pirates on Kerry
Seymour (St. John D.)ed. Adventures and Experiences of a Seventeenth Century Clergyman, Ed. from the Original Manuscript, 8vo D. 1909. Sole Edn. 35pp. orig. cloth. V. Scarce.
* Contains the first verbatim printing of Rev. Deveraux Spratts manuscript account of his capture, along with 120 others who were captured by Algerian pirates in Co. Kerry in 1641, and sold into slavery. (1)More details ›
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Edgeworth (C. Sneyd) Memoirs of The Abbe Edgeworth Containing his Narrative of the Last Hours of Louis XVI, 8vo L. 1815. FIRST EDN., port. frontis cont. full calf, tooled gilt spine mor. label; England (Rev. T.R.) Cork, Letters from the Abbe Edgeworth to his Friends, …. including Some Account of the Late Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork, Dr. Moylan. 8vo L. 1818. FIRST EDN., old cloth, rebacked. Good. (2)More details ›
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Rare Periodical Promoting Irish Language
Barron (Philip F.) of Co. Waterford. Ancient Ireland. A Weekly [-Monthly] Magazine. Vol. I No. 1 – Vol. I No. V, together 5 Nos. only [All Published] Jan. 1, 1835 – May 1835. Sole Editions, continued pagination, 176pp. complete, with m/ss. annots through-out by Fr. Eric Mac Fhinn, later cloth. Extremely Rare.
* A complete file of this extremely rare journal. (1)More details ›
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Heaney in French & Irish
Heaney (Seamus) La Lucarne, and L’Etrange et le Connu, 2 vols. 8vo Paris (Gallmard) 2005, First French Edns., orig. ptd. wrappers; also La Lanterne de l’aubepine, 12mo 1996, trans by G. Cartier, wrappers; Conlon, Aistrithe ag Gabriel Rosentock 1995, pict. wrappers; also Diary of One who Vanished, L. 1999, First Edn., also N.York, First Edn., of same work, and another item, Zbigniew Harbert 1924 – 1998. (7)More details ›