Books 600 to 799
603. O'Connor, Sir James. History of Ireland 1798-1924. London. Arnold.
1926. First. 2 Volumes. p.p.(1) 304 and (2) 396. C.L.B.'s. Org. blue cloth,
gilt titles on spine.
606. O'Connor, V.l. A Book of Caricatures. Dundalk. Tempest. c.1915. 4to. Illustrated.
Pictorial boards. V.g. €350
Douglas Hyde, Shaw, Mahaffy, Sara allgood, Dick Fitzgerald, etc. are
some of the artist's subjects.
Scarce Irish Hunting.
607. O'Connor, Morris M. Triviata or Crossroad Chronicles of Passages in
Irish Hunting History during the season of 1875-76. London. Chapman& Hall. 1877. p.p.406. Very attractive tinted lithographs. Cntp. half calf, marbled
boards. Raised bands & gilt title on spine. V.G. €295
608. O'Curry, Eugene. Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish
History. Dublin. James Duffy. 1861. First. p.p.722. 26 Tinted plates of
Manuscripts. C.L.B. Later green buckram. Good. €175
609. O'Daly, Edmund Emmet. History of the O’Dalys. The Story of an Ancient
Irish Sept. The race of Dalach of Corca Adaimh. New Haven. 1937.
p.p.546. Illustrated & folding genealogical tables. Ex. Castle Hackett Library.
Org. cloth. Gilt title. V.G. & scarce family history. €525
Rare Irish Music Volume.
610. O'Daly, John. The Poets and Poetry of Munster: A Selection of Irish
Songs by the poets of the last century, with political translations by the
late James Clarence Mangan, now for the first time published. With the
original music and biographical sketches of the Authors. Dublin. O'Daly.
1849. p.p.269. Org. green cloth, gilt title on spine. Fine tight copy. Neat incision
from top of T.P. not effecting text. €350
613. O'Domhnuill, William. An Tiomna Nuadh. Ar Tigearna agus Ar
Slanuighteora. Iosa Criosd. London. Bagster & Thoms. 1827. p.p.551 + 10
page focloir. Double column. Org. calf - rubbed. Scarce. €195
617. O'Donnchadha, Tadg. An Leabhar Múimhneach le Suim Aguish. Dublin.
S.O. n.d. Royal 8vo. Quarter linen red boards. V.G. €125
An important work on the Gaelic and Norman families of Munster and in
many instances the pedigrees are brought down to later than 1700. Some
come down to Irish families abroad.
619. O'Donoghue, David J. The Poets of Ireland. A Biographical Dictionary.
London. 1892-3. Published by the Author. Org. cloth. p.p.265 and loosely
inserted 2 page holograph letter from David O'Donoghue dated 10/1/04
from Irish Literary Society, Bloomsbury Mansion. London. Addressed to
Michael Cavanaugh (Irish-American Poet & Journalist). Interesting letter
with several literacy allusions & references. Castle Hackett B.P.
621. O'Donoghue, Rev. Denis. P.P.Ardfert. Brendaniana. St. Brendan the Voyager in story and legend. Dublin. Browne & Nolan. 1893. First. p.p.399 + 4 pages of ads. Folding map and plates. Org. gilt cloth. V.G. €125
624. o'Flaherty, Liam. The House of Gold. London. Cape. 1929. First.
p.p.352. Signed by the Author on title page. Org. bright orange cloth with
gilt tiles on spine. V.G. €275
Signed Copy - Limited Edition.
625. O'Flaherty, Liam. The Fairy Goose and Two Other Stories. New York.
Crosby Gaige. 1927. Limited edition no. 704. Signed by Author on half
title. Org. floral boards. V.G. €275
Signed Limited Edition.
626. O'Flaherty, Liam. The Assassin. London. Cape. 1928. First. Limited edition,
number 100 of only 150 copies. Signed by author on limitation page.
Dedicated "To my creditors". p.p.286. Org. blue cloth, authors facsimile
signature in gilt on upper cover. Fine. €395
Signed Limited Edition.
627. O'Flaherty, Liam. The Ecstasy of Angus. London. Joiner & Steele. 1931.
First. 4to. p.p.43. Limited edition of 350 copies. Signed and numbered by
the author. Full green linen. With author's signature stamped in gilt on
upper cover. T.E.G. A very good copy. Scarce. €350
628. O'Flaherty, Liam. Thy Neighbour's Wife. London. Cape. 1923. First.
p.p.350. Fine in pictorial D.J., glassine protected. V.G. €150
629. O'Flaherty, Liam. Famine. New York. Literary Guild. 1937. First.
p.p.466. Pictorial D.J. good. €150
630. O'Flaherty, Liam. I went to Russia. London. Cape. 1931. First. p.p.299
+ 1 page ad. Fine in original cloth with decorative spine. €125
631. O'Flaherty, Liam. Mr. Gilhooley. London. Cape. n.d. First. p.p.288. Pictorial
D.J. V.G. €150
632. O'Flaherty, Liam. A Tourist's Guide to Ireland. London. Mandrake Press.
(1929). Small 8vo. p.p.134 + 1 fine in floral D.J. €150
633. O'Flaherty, Liam. The Black Soul. London. Cape. 1924. First. p.p.253.
Fine decorative B.P. of Denis Wheatley, mystery writer. Fine in décor D.J.
635. O'Donovan, John. Don o'Connor, Charles owen, the o'Connors of
Connaught. An Historical Memoir compiled from a Ms. of the late John
O'Donovan. Dublin. Hodges Figgis. 1891. 4to. p.p.395. Illustrated. Oriinal
green cloth. Scarce. V.G. €575
636. O'Donovan, John. Leabhar na G-Ceart or The Book of Rights, now for
the first time edited with translations and notes. Dublin. Celtic Society.
1847. Royal 8vo. p.p.326. Org. green blind-stamped cloth, rebacked. V.G. €395
637. O'Briens, John O'Donoughue. Historical Memoir of the O'Briens with
notes, appendix and a genealogical table of their several branches compiled
from the Irish Annalists. Dublin. Hodges, Smith & Co. 1860. First.
p.p.551 + 16 pages ads. Very fine later quarter green calf and boards.
639. O'Dowd, Rev. James. Limerick and its Sieges. Limerick. (McKern).
McKern & Sons. 1890. First. p.p.195. Org. green gilt cloth. Bubbling on
cover. Illustrated. €125
640. O'Faolain, Sean. The Irish. A Character Study. New York. Devin-Adair
Co. 1949. First. p.p.180. Fine in pictorial D.J. V.G. €45
641. O'Flaherty, Tom. Aranmen All. Dublin. At the Sign of the Three Candles. 1942. p.p.191. Illustrated. Map end papers. Stiff pictorial wraps.
642. O'Flannigan. Tenant Right in Tipperary: being a series of Humorous Epistles
from tague o'Flannigan, Ballinamuck to Mike Collins, Renfrewshire.
Glasgow. Love. 1883. p.p.146. New & enlarged edition. p.p.146.
Org. green cloth, gilt title on cover. Very scarce. €295
O'Grady's Seminal Work on Irish Literature.
644. O'Grady, Standish. History of Ireland - The Heroic Period Vol. 1 and
Cuchulain and his contemporaries Vol. 2. (Two volumes in one). p.p.(1)
267 and (2) 348. London (Dublin printed) Sampson Low. 1878-1880. First.
Map frontis. Foxed. Fine contemporary calf, gilt spine with green moroc.
label. Fine copy of O'Grady's seminal first book printed and published in
Dublin by Ponsonby of Grafton Street. The publication of this book in
1880 was regarded as a major factor in the literary revival and this book
should be an important addition to any revival collection. Ernest Boyd in
Ireland's Literary Renaissance stated that "O'Grady disguised in the mantel
of an historian, infused the new spirit which was to revitalise Irish Literature".
Rare in fine binding. €850
The Legendary & Heroic Period.
645. O'Grady, Standish. History of Ireland: Critical and Philosophical. Vol.
1(all published). London (&) Dublin (Dublin printed). Sampson Low &
Co. (&) E. Ponsonby & Co. 1881. First edition. 8vo. p.p. viii, 468. Map.
Original purple cloth. V.G. €250
This is a more conventional history of the legendary, heroic, period that he
treated in his seminal History of Ireland, 1878-80. The bardic style of the
earlier work, while of enormous importance in promoting the Literary Revival,
had drawn adverse criticism from orthodox historians, and this book
was written along fairly conventional lines to allay that criticism. O'-
Grady's imaginative impulse was not however entirely subdued and Ernest
Boyd thought that it "may be profitably regarded as a commentary or appendix
to this 'Bardic History' ".
646. O'Halloran, S. An Introduction To and A History of Ireland. Dublin. H.
Fitzpatrick. 1803. 3 Vols. Frontis. p.p.(1) 411 + 4 plates, (3 folding), (2)
309 + 13 page index, (3) 416 + 13 page index. Subscriber's list in volume
1. Each vol. has presentation inscription on title and each volume is signed
by Ruth Dudley edwards on E.P. Cntp. calf. Gilt spines with gilt maritime
motifs in each compartment. Rubbed. Scarce. €495
647. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigrees or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation.
Dublin. McGlashan & Gill. 1876. p.p.411. Org. cloth, gilt coat of arms on
cover. Queens College Galway brand on T.P. V.G. €225
648. O'Hart, John. The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry when Cromwell
came to Ireland: or, A Supplement to Irish Pedigrees. Dublin. Gill. 1884.
p.p.774. Original cloth. Good. €295
649. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigrees or The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation
(Second Series). Dublin. M.H. Gill. 1880. p.p.416. B.P.2. Org. green gilt
cloth. V.G. €150
650. O'Hart, John. Irish Landed Gentry when Cromwell came to Ireland.
Dublin. Duffy. 1887. Second edition. Royal 8vo. p.p.770 + 3 page subscriber's
list and errata. Org. green gilt cloth. Rubbed. €175
Yeats Frontis - Limited Edition.
651. O'Kelly, Seamus. Ranns & Ballads. Dublin. The Candle Press. 1918.
(Colm O'Lochlainn). p.p.47. Limited edition no. 147 (Ex.450). Fine Jack
B. Yeats Frontis. Org. quarter linen, blue cloth with paper label.
655. O'Mahony, Rev. D. Irish Footprints on the Continent. London. Sands &
Co. 1927. First. p.p.63. Illustrated. Uncut. Fine quarter linen, green boards
with paper label. V.G. €75
659. O'Reilly, Edward. An Irish-English Dictionary containing upwards of
twenty thousand words that have never appeared in any former Irish lexicon,
with copious quotations from the most esteemed ancient and modern
writers to elucidate the meaning of obscure words and numerous comparisons
of the Irish words with those of similar orthography, sense or sound
in the Welsh and Hebrew languages, etc. Dublin. John Barlow. 1817. Folio.
First. p.p.541. Very interesting subscriber's list including Daniel
o'Connell, Henry grattan, Robert Peel, Charles Kendal Bushe,
Standish o'grady, numerous gentry and senior clerics. Very fine cntp.
half calf, marbled boards. Rare and desirable copy.
661. Orpen, Sir William. Stories of Old Ireland and Myself. London. Williams
& Northgate. 1924. First. 4to. p.p.94 plus one page ad for "An Onlooker
in France". Illustrated, org. quarter linen, green boards, gilt title. V.G €195
662. Orpen, Sir William Orpen - Artist and Man. By Sidney Dark & P.g.
Konody. London. Seeley & Co. 1932. First. p.p.288. 65 plates. Color frontis.
"The Surgeon". This illustration is also reproduced on the fine D.J.
Rare with D.J. V.G. €295
663. O'Rorke, T. Archdeacon. History, Antiquities, and Present State of the
Parishes of Ballysadare and Kilvarnet, in the County of Sligo. With notices
of the O'Hara's, the Coopers, the Percevals, and other local families. Illustrated.
Dublin: Duffy, 1878. p.p. xiv, 544. Org. green gilt cloth.
665. O'Sullivan Bear. Byrne, Matthew J. Ireland Under Elizabeth. Chapters
Towards a History of Ireland in the Reign of Elizabeth. Being a portion of
the History of Catholic Ireland by Don Philip O'Sullivan Bear. Translated
from the original Latin. Dublin. Sealy. 1903. p.p.212 + 3 page subscribers
list and including the rare map of Ireland 1609-1611 in color by John Norden.
Org. green cloth. Fine Copy. €300
669. O'Sullivan, M.D. Old Galway - The History of a Norman Colony in Ireland.
Cambridge. W. Heffer. 1942. First. Illustrated. p.p.488. Org. green
cloth, gilt title on spine. V.G. €225
673. Otway, Caesar. A Tour in Connaught: Comprising sketches of
Clonmacnoise, Joyce Country and achill. With illustrations engraved
on wood. Dublin. Wm. Curry Jnr. 1839. First. p.p. xii, 442 + 5 page publisher's
list. Very fine recent half calf marbled boards, gilt ornate spine,
raised bands. €525
674. Political Pamphlet/Broadside. John Bull to Brother Patrick in Ireland.
London. July 19. 1803. 1 Folio page (44x27cms) pamphlet addressed to
"Dear Pat" from "Your affectionate brother & sincere friend, John Bull".
Vicious propaganda against the "Corsican Barbarian" (Napoleon) and the
French troops in general. The writer appears to fear a French invasion &
says that "they will certainly pay Pat a visit in Ireland but that as long as
a drop of British or Irish blood flows in our veins such things can never
come to pass". He warns "the French will rifle our pockets, abuse our
women, murder our helpless babies and trample under foot our aged parents.
"If a single Briton or Irishman had a hundred lives would he not willingly
sacrifice them one after another, in defence of such objects". The
irony of 'John Bulls' appeal to Ireland to take up arms against the French
is pronounced. John Bull's record in Ireland for hundreds of years, tainted
by Cromwellian massacres, Carew & Mount joy's "Scorched Earth Policy"
in Munster 1600/1603, The Ulster Plantation with British & Scotch mercenaries
and the "To Hell or to Connaught" mind set was never calculated
"To win friends and influence people". This rare pamphlet would have enjoyed
a quick shift in Ireland, the toilet or fire being the most likely receptacles.
Rare. Excellent condition. €825.
675. Pasquin, Anthony (John Williams). An Authentic History of the Professors
of Painting, Sculpture, & Architecture, who have practised in Ireland;
involving original letters from Sir Joshua Reynolds, which prove him to
have been illiterate. To which are added Memoirs of the Royal Academicians,
being an Attempt to Improve the Taste of the Realm. London.
Symonds, McQueen & Bellamy. (1796). First. p.p.64. Ex. Guinness Library
with brand Iveagh on half title page. Later half moroc., marbled
boards. Rare. €750
676. Parsons, Sir Lawrence. Observations on the Bequest of Henry Flood
esq. to Trinity College, Dublin with a defence of the ancient history of
Ireland. Dublin. Bonham. 1795. First. p.p.229. Cntp. calf, gilt spine, tiny
piece missing at top right hand corner of spine. €675
Flood, the great orator and patriotic statesman, willed the bulk of his considerable
estate to Trinity College Dublin on the death of his wife, for the
purchase of Irish (Gaelic) manuscripts and to promote the study of the
Irish language. Lawrence, later 2nd Earl of Rosse and described by Wolfe
Tone as "one of the very, very few honest men in the Irish House of Commons",
was a close friend and colleague of Flood's and wrote this book
arguing for the antiquity of Irish civilisation to explain the latter's widely
misunderstood reasons for making such a will. The will was later successfully
contested and the estate went to the family with the result that
proper academic scholarship of the Irish language was delayed by many
678. Patterson, David. The Provincialisms of Belfast and the surrounding districts
pointed out and corrected. Belfast. Wayne. 1860. First. p.p.28. Printed
light green wrps, cover spotted. Rare. €150
A very useful compilation with long lists of English words with their pronunciation
around Belfast, and a much shorter section with dialectical
words in common use. Patterson is described on the title page as 'Industrial
Teacher of the Blind at the Ulster Institution for the Deaf and Dumb
and the Blind, and a Resident of Belfast for the last Forty Years'.
679. Peace Preservation (Ireland) act. London. House of Commons. 1866.
p.p.25. Return of all counties distinguishing licences to keep arms in a
dwelling house, from licenses to carry arms. Large 4to. Recent marble
boards, moroc. label. V.g. €145
681. The New Peerage or Present State of the Nobility of England, Scotland,
and Ireland. 1769. Davis, Davis & Owen. 1769. First. p.p.(1) 291 + 9 page
index, (2) 319 + 5 and (3) 278 + 6. Volume (1) relates to Nobility of england,
volume (2) The Nobility of Scotland and volume (3) The Nobility
of Ireland. Plates (1) 36, (2) 16 and (3) 23. Very fine (later) binding in
half morocco, blue boards and gilt spines. Raised bands. T.E.G. Binding
is by Sotheran of Piccadilly with their embossed brand on each volume.
Exceptional set of this early and definitive record of the peerage of the
See Illustration. V.G. €750
682. Petty, Sir William Petty's Political Survey of Ireland, 1672 with the Establishment
of that Kingdom, when the late Duke of Ormond was Lord
Lieutenant, and also an Exact List of the present Peers, Members of Parliament,
and principal Officers of State, to which is added An Account of
the Wealth and Expenses of England, and the Method of raising Taxes in
the most equal manner showing likewise that England can beat the charge
of Four Million per ann. when the Occasions of Government require it.
The second edition, carefully corrected with additions by a Fellow of the
Royal Society. London. Brown, Mears, Clay & Hook. 1719. Cntp. panelled
calf. p.p.223 plus Verbum Sapienti of 26 plates. Armorial B.P. T.P.
soiled and some annotations in a contemporary hand in margins. €1,500
This is the finest of Petty's works and invaluable in relation to the economy
of Ireland in the latter part of the 17th century. The Verbum Sapienti
is an assessment of the wealth of a nation and its capacity to pay taxes.
684. Philip's Handy atlas of the counties of Ireland. Constructed by John
Bartholomew & revised by P.W. Joyce. London. G. Philip. 1893. 33
Coloured double page maps. Org. green cloth. V.G. €150
686. Piers, Sir Henry. A Chorographical description of the County of West-Meath written A.D.1682. Published from the manuscripts by Major
Charles Vallancey. Dublin. Thomas Ewing. 1770. First. p.p.126 and large
folding map of the County of Westmeath, divided into Baronies and
Parishes with the Principal Roads. Map professionally repaired and in excellent
condition. Later, quarter morocco, marbled boards.
V.G. Rare. €950
692. Praeger, Robert Lloyd. Official Guide to County Down and The Mourne
Mountains. Belfast. McCaw Stevenson. 1900. Second edition. p.p.235
with seventy photographs of scenery by R. Welch, Belfast. Maps & other
illustrations. Full calf. Good. €225
694. Praeger, Robert Lloyd. A Populous Solitude. Dublin. Hodges, Figgis. 1941.
First. (Second impression). p.p.272. Nine photographic illustrations. Org.
cloth. V.G. €150.
695. Praeger, Robert Lloyd. A Tourist's Flora of the West of Ireland. Dublin.
Hodges Figgis. 1909. First. p.p.243. Folding coloured map and numerous
illustrations. Org. pictorial cloth. Scarce. €150
696. Praeger, Robert Lloyd. Beyond Soundings. Dublin. Talbot Press. 1930.
First. p.p.208. D.J. News clipping inserted. V.G. €295
697. Praeger, Robert Lloyd. Irish Topographical Botany. Compiled largely from
original manuscripts. Dublin. Academy House. 1901. First. p.p.410. 6
Folding coloured maps. C.L.B.s on reverse of maps. Org. cloth.
698. Praeger, Robert Lloyd. The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.
Dublin. Hodges Figgis. 1937. First. p.p.394. Royal 8vo. Frontis, large folding
map and other illustrations. Org. blue cloth. V.G. €295
699. Praeger, Robert Lloyd. The Botanist in Ireland. Dublin. Hodges Figgis.
1934. First. p.p.587. Six coloured folding maps. Org. gilt cloth. Good.
United Irishmen's "Bible".
700. (Press, The). The Beauties of the Press, with an appendix containing the
speech of Arthur O'Connor on the Catholic Question in the House of Commons
in Ireland on Monday, May 4, 1795: also his letter to Lord
Castlereagh. London. 1800. p.p.602. Cntp. calf. V.G. €750
This book is a selection of important articles and verse from the columns
of the United Irishmen's newspaper The Press, which they founded to
promulgate their views after the suppression of The Northern Star. To obstruct
government suppression the ownership was secret but Arthur O'-
Connor was the principal shareholder. The paper ran under increasingly difficult circumstances for 68 numbers from Sept. 1797 until March 1798,
when, like The Northern Star, its presses and types were broken up with
sledge hammers by a squad of militia while the sixty-ninth issue was being
set in type. The paper contained robust denunciations of the government,
bold exposures of its corruptions and cruelties, impassioned statements on
the liberty of the press and on liberty in general, and some poetry. Contributors
included Thomas Emmet, the Sheares brothers, Thomas Russell,
Drennan, Arthur O'Connor, and even the young Thomas Moore. The paper
was avidly read by (and to) the masses to whom it was directed, and "its
influence was greater, considering its brief existence, than that of any earlier
Irish newspaper, except perhaps the 'Freeman' in its heyday" (Inglis).
Material from the suppressed issues 68 and 69 included.
701. Price, Liam. The Place-Names of Co. Wicklow. I-VII complete. Dublin.
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1945-1967. First. p.p.532. (7 vols.
bound in one). Black buckram. News clippings inserted. V.g. €195
Liam Prices, archaeologist, local historian and an obvious authority on
place names, was justly lauded for above work, a recognised model of its
702. Price, Liam. The Place Names of County Wicklow. The Irish form and
meaning of parish, town land, and local names. Wexford. Wexford People.
1935. First. p.p.72. Décor wrps. Quite scarce. V.G. €125
Signed by William Shaw Mason.
703. Public Records. Reports from the Commissioners appointed by his
majesty to execute the measures recommended in an address of the House
of Commons respecting the Public Records of Ireland 1810-1815 (1) and
volume 2 The sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth reports respecting the
Public Record of Ireland 1816-1820. 2 Large folio volumes. Vol. (1)
1813-1815. p.p.571 and vol. (2) 1819-1820. p.p.658. Very fine double
page folding plates of the Four Courts, Public law offices, the
King's Inns, Dublin Castle, Courts of Justice in contemporary hand
colouring and numerous other single page plates of Dublin legal buildings.
Vol. 2 is inscribed "To be preserved in the office of the Second Master
in Chancery, by order Wm. Shaw Mason, Secretary - August 1822".
Fine red buckram, gilt titles. V.g. Scarce. €1,600
Shaw Mason was the Author of some rare statistical surveys of Ireland,
Tullaroan, Portnahinch, etc.
704. Puirseál Padraig. The G.A.A. in its Time. Dublin. Purcell Family. 1982.
First. p.p.365. Illustrated. Attractive D.J. C.L.B.s. V.G. Scarce. €125
705. Quiggin, e.C. A Dialect of Donegal, being the Speech of Meenawannia
in the Parish of Glenties. Cambridge. University Press. 1906. First. pp247.
Original green cloth, gilt title on spine. VG €550
707. Railways. Royal Common Railways. Evidence on papers relating to Railways
in Ireland. London. House of Parliament. 1866. p.p.481 plus folding
outline map, part of Ireland showing lines of proposed railways. Folio.
Attractive recent marbled boards with moroc. label. Scarce. €395
708. Railways. Dundalk, Newry & greenore Railway - Site of Water Works,
in the town lands of Much grange & Mullabane in the Parish of Carlingford.
Large folding coloured map, on linen, 94 x 41cms. Folding into attached
contemporary marbled boards. Folio. n.d. Stamped 1907.
V.g. Scarce. €225
(The above map and the following 3 maps all have London & North Western
Railways company date stamps but the maps could be a lot earlier as
all are undated).
709. Railways. County of armagh - Parish of Newry. Folio. Very large folding
coloured map on linen of Newry Railway Station, adjoining lands and
part of the town of Newry. Dimensions 152 x 42cms. n.d. Stamped 1906.
Folding into attached black boards, gilt title Newry Station.
V.G. Scarce. €225
710. Railways. County of louth, Parish of Carlingford. Very large folding
coloured map on linen of Carlingford Railway Station adjoining lands,
castle, etc. Unusual dog leg shape of map, dimensions 152 extending by
78 x 58 cms. Folding into attached black boards, gilt title "Carlingford
Station". n.d. Stamped 1909. V.G. Scarce. €225
711. Railways. County of louth - Parish of Carlingford. omeath. Large fold-
ing coloured map of omeath Railway Station, adjoining named properties,
hotel, etc. 165 + 58 cms. n.d. Stamped 1909. Folding into attached
black boards, gilt title "omeath Station". €225
Definitive Survey of Kildare.
714. Rawson, Thomas James esq. Statistical Survey of the County of Kildare.
With observations on the means of improvement; drawn up for the
consideration, and by direction of the Dublin Society. Dublin. Graisberry
and Campbell. 1807. First. p.p.xv, (3) XLVIII, 237 + erratum. Large folding
map of County Kildare, other maps, folding table, folding plates
(some tinted) in cntp. half calf, marbled boards.
See Illustration. Scarce. G. €1,250
715. Reed, E.T. The Beauties of Home Rule. London. Dobson, Molle & Co.
n.d. C.1902. 4to. p.p.30. Verses by Mostyn T. Pigott. Illustrated. Typical
anti-Home Rule, anti-Irish work with simian featured "paddies" conspiring
to best John Bull at every opportunity. Org. green pictorial cloth.
See Illustration. V.G. €155
716. Reeves, William. The Culdees of the British Islands, as they appear in
History, with an Appendix of Evidences. Dublin. M.H. Gill. 1864. First.
p.p.263. Folio. L.P. B.P. Manx Museum. Half Calf, marbled boards.
717. Renehan, Rev. Laurence F. Collections on Irish Church History from the
Mss. Of the Late Laurence Renehan, President of Maynooth College. (Ed.
by Rev. Daniel McCarthy) Dublin. Warren. 1861. p.p.521. Fine org. half
calf, Maynooth oval stamp blocked in cover. V.G. €150
719. Rivers. Theocritus. The Second and Seventh Idylls translated into English verse by Charles S. Calverley. Illustrated with woodcuts by elizabeth
Rivers. London. John Lane 1927. First. p.p.56. L.P. D.J. with glassine
cover. V.G. €125
720. Rivers, Elizabeth. Out of Bedlam. XXVII. Wood engravings by
elizabeth Rivers with text by Christopher Smart. Glenageary, Dublin.
Dolmen Press. 1956. 4to. p.p.33. 27 Fine large wood engravings by Elizabeth
Rivers. Limited Edition (225) of which only 200 were for sale. Org.
grey D.J. title in brown with a River's engraving on front panel. Rare in
such excellent condition. €750
721. Report to the Lords of the Treasury and Admiralty, relative to the best
means of communicating between london and Dublin. London. House
of Commons. S.O. 1840. p.p.50. Folio. Two folding tinted maps and a further
plan. Recent marbled boards, moroc. label. V.g. €175
722. Reports from the Select Committee on Transport. London. House of Commons.
1918. First & Second Reports. p.p.179. Blue printed wrps. Together
with Minutes of Evidence of the Irish + Sub-Committee appointed by
the select committee on the transport to investigate the Ports & Canals of
Ireland. p.p.357. London. S.O. 1919. Folio. Blue printed wrps.
The select committee on transport was an extra-legal assembly established
by Sinn Fein M.P.'s elected to the House of Commons in the 1918 UK
Present National Museum.
724. Report. Field, Rogers. Interim Report on the Sanitary Condition of The
Royal Barracks, Dublin. London. S.O. 1899. Large 4to. p.p.16 + 4
coloured maps, 3 of which are large folding. Recent marbled boards,
See Illustration. Scarce. €550
725. Report of the Commission for improving the Sanitary Conditions of
Barracks and Hospitals in Ireland. London. S.O. 1863. p.p.108. Large
4to. Recent marbled boards, moroc. label. Comprehensive & major report
of all barracks & Hospitals in Ireland with numerous recommendations.
726. Report. General Report of the Commission appointed for improving the
sanitary condition of barracks and hospitals in england and Ireland. London.
Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1861. p.p.338. Folio. Numerous illustrations.
Recent marbled boards, moroc. label. V.G. €395
727. Report from the Select Committee on Local Government and Taxation of
Towns (Ireland). London. House of Commons. 1877. p.p.402. Folio. Recent
marbled boards with moroc. label. Scarce. €475
728. Report on Wexford Harbour. London. House of Commons. 1860. p.p.16
with large folding map (some colouring) of Wexford Harbour as surveyed
by g.a. Frazer, commander of H.M.S. Lucifer in 1845 and corrected
by Cpt. Fraser in 1856. Large 4to. Marbled boards, moroc. label.
729. Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, Appointed for the consideration
of all matters relating to trade and Foreign Plantations, upon
the Two Questions referred to them by his Majesty's Order in Council, of
the 14th January last: V12,
(1.) Upon the Propriety of reducing the Duties payable in Great Britain on
the Importation of Goods, the growth and Manufacture of Ireland, t o
the same Rate as the Duties payable in Ireland on the Importation of the
like Goods, the Growth and Manufacture of Great Britain.
(2.) What preferences are now given to the Importation of any Article, the
Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of Ireland, by any Duty or Prohibition
on the Importation, Use, or Sale of the Like Articles from Foreign
Parts, and how far it may be the interest of Great Britain in future to continue
or alter the same. London. 1785. Folio. p.p.182. With numerous double
page folding tables containing forensic detail of all imports and exports
between Ireland and Great Britain for the seven year period 1777/1783
and similar tables for all imports and exports between Ireland and the rest
of the world including Africa and America. Armorial B.P. Fine Victorian
calf with morocco label. €1,750
This work, which contains a wealth of information in relation to Ireland's
trade in the latter half of the 18th century, would be of major benefit to
economists and historians and is in mint condition.
730. Report - Harbour Accommodation. London. Hansard. 1884. p.p.649.
Folio. Marbled boards, moroc. label. 14 Folding maps, mostly part
coloured and including Waterford Harbour, Wicklow Harbour and a
scarce folding chart showing the wrecks and casualties on the Coast of
Ireland during the five years from July 1877 to July 1882. Scarce. €495
731. Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the treatment of
(Irish) treason-Felony Convicts in english Prisons together with appendix
and minutes of Evidence. 2 Vols. in 1. London. 1871. Vol.(1) The
Report and Appendix. p.p.60. Bound with Vol. (2). Minutes of Evidence.
p.p.538. Folio. Recent marbled boards incorporating original blue printed
wrps. Scarce. €650
Comprehensive report into the treatment of Irish political prisoners, mostly
Fenians including Jeremiah o'Donovan Rossa, John Devoy, Bryan Dillon,
Denis Mulcahy, Patrick Ryan, etc. Usual whitewash by the prison
officers, governors and employees of Woking, Chatham, Dartmoor and
Portland prisons. The evidence of the Irish prisoners paints a grim picture
of constant punishment, both physical and mental, obviously reserved for
Fenians and in stark contrast to the obvious mistruths of their captors.
733. Report and Special Report from the Select Committee on Imprisonment
of a Member together with the proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of
Evidence. London. S.O. 1902. p.p.49. Large 4to. Marbled boards, moroc.
label. V.G. €250
Patrick A. McHugh, an M.P. for North Leitrim and former lord Mayor
of Sligo (6 times) was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment in Sligo Gaol
on the 18th June. He had been convicted of criminal conspiracy with others
in relation to a land dispute. The fact that he, a sitting member of Parliament
serving a three month jail sentence, was the background to above
734. Reports from Commissioners, Inspectors and Others relating to Land Acts
(Ireland) Session 29 January 1887 - 16 September 1887. London. Eyre &
Spottiswoode. 1887. Folio. p.p.1236 and 7 folding maps, 6 relating to lands
in County galway and Mayo and a fine coloured ordnance survey map
of Ireland 48 x 63cms. Quarter blue linen, green boards. V.G. €750
738. Rhys, Professor John. Studies in Early Irish History. Dublin. 1903/1905.
p.p.158. Armorial B.P. "MacDomhnaill". Buckram gilt title. Text consists
of three lectures at the Royal Academy, two by John Rhys and one by
William Ridgeway. Good. €75
739. Ring, Christy. By Val Dorgan. Dublin. Ward River Press. 1980. First.
p.p.247 + one page ad. Illustrated. Stiff pictorial wrps. V.G. €125
740. Ricemarch. (Lawlor, Hugh Jackson). The Psalter and Martyrology of
Ricemarch. Text, notes, indices and plates. London. Bradshaw Society.
1914. 2 Volumes p.p.(1) 176, (2) plate vol., 78 plates + 9 pages ads. Ricemarch,
the son of a renowned Briton, called Sullien the Wise, who spent
13 years in Ireland & subsequently founded a school of learning in his native
Wales. Ricemarch, the oldest son, composed some verses which are
preserved in the Psalter. The fine tinted plates of the manuscript were
copied from the original in Trinity College, Dublin. Org. brown cloth with
gilt H.B. and coat of arms on covers. B.P. fine copies. Rare unopened
copies from the library of Bishop Phillpott of Exeter and Truro with his
book plate and armorial B.P. of Edmund Walker. V.G. €450
742. Ritchie, Leitch. Ireland - Picturesque and Romantic. London. Longmans,
Rees, etc. 1837. First. Royal 8vo. p.p.264. 20 Fine engravings from drawings
by Maclise and Creswick. Org. binding with new spine and label. Good. €145
750. Rosebery, Lord. Sir Robert Peel. London. Cassell & Co. 1899. First.
p.p.96. Fine cntp. half crimson calf. V.G. €135
753. Russell, t.o. Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland. Being a tourists guide
to it's most beautiful scenery & an archaeologists manual for it's most interesting
ruins. London. Kegan Paul. 1897. First. p.p.399 + errata. Illustrated.
Ex. Lib. Org. green gilt cloth. Scarce. €175
756. Ryland, Rev. R.H. The History, Topography and Antiquities of the County
and City of Waterford. London. Murray. 1824. First. p.p.419. Fine hand
coloured map of the county of Waterford (usually missing) and eight other
folding maps and plates. Fine recent half calf, grey boards, new E.P.'s.
Moroc. Labels on spine. V.G. €1,250
757. Rynne, Etienne, ed. by. North Munster Studies. Essays in commemora-
tion of Mons. Michael Moloney. With maps and illustrations. Limerick.
Thomond. 4to. p.p.535. D.J. Private Library stamp on T.P. With numerous
articles on North Munster by leading scholars of the day. €125
759. Sadleir, James. Warrent Papers relating to James Sadleir, Clonacody,
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary re false accounting of tipperary Joint Stock
Banking Company. London. House of Commens. 1857. p.p.17. Large
4to. Recent marbled boards, moroc. label. Scarce. V.G. €350
James Sadleir, a member of Parliament and a native of Clonmel was convicted
of conspiracy to defraud by making false representations of the accountants
of the tipperary Joint Stock Bank Company. Despite
numerous warrants for his capture the bird had flown and he finished up
in Norway unscathed. Sadly one can expect similar occurrences in this
country during 2010.
760. Sadler, Michael Thomas. Ireland; It's Evils and Their Remedies, being a
Refutation of the errors of the emigration committee and others touching
that country, to which is prefixed, a synopsis of an original treatise about
to be published on the Law of Population, developing the real principle
on which it is universally regulated. London. Murray. 1828. First. p.p.414.
Org. gilt half calf, marbled boards, red moroc. label. From the library of
the earl of Clarendon. Scarce first edition with fine provenance from the
family library of a former lord lieutenant of Ireland. €995
761. Savage-Armstrong, George Francis. Stories of Wicklow. London. Longmans,
Green & Co. 1892. p.p.431. Org. blue gilt cloth, gilt title on spine.
Fine copy. €195
762. Scott, George Digby. The Stones of Bray and the stories they can tell of
ancient times in the barony of Rathdown, Dublin. Hodges, Figgis & Co.
1913. First. p.p.247. Illustrated. Org. green cloth, red label.
good. Scarce. €225
764. Senchas Mar. Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts. The Oldest
Fragments of the Senchas Mar from Ms. H. 2. 15 in the Library of Trinity
College. With descriptive Introduction by R.I. Best and Rudolf Thurneysen.
Dublin. Published for the Commission by Stationery Office. 1931.
Folio. p.p.56. Limited edition of only 360 copies. Fine copy in half cloth,
blue linen boards. €850
The collection of Ancient Irish Law texts called Senchas Mar have only
come down to us in fragments. The origin of part of the original manuscript
was from the Law School of the Renowned family of MacEgans of
Duniry, East Galway. The Manuscript dates from 1300.
765. Seward, Wm. Wenman esq. Topographia Hibernica; or the Topography
of Ireland. Ancient and Modern. Giving a complete view of the Civil and
Ecclesiastical State of that Kingdom; With its Antiquities, Natural Curiosities;
Trade, Manufacturers, Extent and Population. Its Counties, Baronies,
Cities, Burroughs, Parliamentary Representation and Patronage;
Ancient Districts and their original Proprietors. Post, Market and Fair
Towns; Bishopricks, Abbeys, Monasteries, Castles, Ruins… Historical
Anecdotes and Remarkable Events. With An Appendix containing some
additional places and remarks and several useful tables. Dublin, by Alex
Stewart. 1795. First. 4to. Fine folding map of Ireland. Fine quarter vellum,
light blue boards with pencil note inside cover "bound by Liam
Miller, Dolmen Press, Dublin for €1.7.6 in 1959."
See Illustration. V.G. Scarce. €850
768. Shearman, Rev. John F. Loca Patriciana: An Identification of Localities,
Chiefly in Leinster. Visited by St. Patrick and his Assistant Missionaries;
and of some Contemporary Kings and Chieftains. With an Essay on the
Three Patricks, Palladius, Sen Patrick and Patrick Mac Calphurn, Apostles
of Ireland in the fifth century. Illustrated. Dublin. Gill. 1879. p.p.xvi, 495.
Good in original worn qtr. roan. Rebacked. Scarce. €425
769. Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. The School for Scandal. London. Simpkin.
C.1900. p.p.38. Folio. Illustrated colour lithographs by L. Rossi. Décor
cover. V.G. €175
774. Simington, Robert C. Civil Survey A.D. 1654-1656. Counties of Donegal,
londonderry and tyrone. Dublin. S.O. 1937. First. p.p.453. 4to.
Org. red buckram. V.G. €185
775. Simpson, Robert. The Annals of Derry showing the Rise and Progress of
the Town from the Earliest Accounts on Record to the Plantation under
King James I. 1613. Londonderry. Hepton. 1847. First. p.p.275. Litho
frontis, two maps and two plates. Org. cloth. V.G. Scarce. €395
777. Copy of Minutes of the Evidence taken at the Trial of the Sligo Borough
election Petition. London. House of Commons. 1869. p.p.175. Large 4to.
Blue buckram, gilt title on spine. V.g. €325
Above Report relates to a 5 day hearing held before Judge William Keogh
in March 1869 in relation to events connected with the election of Major
l.e. Knox as an M.P. for the Borough of Sligo on the 19th November
1868. Judge Keogh found the election was void due to bribery by agents
of Knox and this election was declared invalid.
779. Smith, Charles. The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of
Waterford containing a natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical and t o p o -
graphical description thereof. Dublin. 1774. p.p.376 + 6 page index. Frontis
portrait and 6 folding plates including fine county map and 3
magnificent folding panoramic views of Waterford City, Dungarvan and
Lismore. Fine recent, half calf, marbled boards. Raised bands on spine
with moroc. label.
See Illustration. V.G. €1,550
Smith, a Dungarvan apothecary, also produced similar works relating to
Cork, Kerry and Down but this particular work of his beloved Waterford
was regarded as his outstanding ouvre.
780. Smith, Charles. The Ancient and Present State of the Country and City
of Cork. Cork. Connor. 1815. A new edition. 2 Volumes. p.p.(1) 428 +
plates (2) 433 + 6 page index. Numerous folding maps and plates. Finely
bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt borders, gilt decorative spines
with twin green and red moroc. labels. B.P.'s. Fine set. €1,250
Limited Edition with Original Watercolour.
781. Smith, Pamela Colman. Widdicombe Fair. New York and London. Doubleday
& McLure. 1899. (500 copies). Folio. 13 Mounted plates handprinted
in colour with an original watercolour on the title page, signed with
Smith's monogram. The colour plates, which illustrate a famous traditional
Devonshire Ballad, are enclosed in publisher's portfolio with colour
illustrations on front & back panels. Fine with beautiful plates. €1,200
Pamela "Pixie" Colman Smith was a friend of Jack B. Yeats and
William B. Yeats. She was a talented artist and illustrator who collaborated
with Jack B. Yeats in editing and illustrating the first years production of
A Broadsheet, the initial issue of which appeared in January, 1902. She
left in January 1903 and immediately started her own publication the
green Sheaf, renowned for the quality of hand colouring and containing
works by lady gregory, Padraic Colum, etc. She was also a close
friend of W.B. Yeats and a member of his occult group, the order of
R.R. et a.C. On one occasion in the Autumn of 1905, the poet famously
rejected Jack's designs for the first production of Synge's The Well of the
Saints and approved Pamela Colman Smith's designs, which were
painted by Robert gregory & utilized in the Abbey production.
783. Smyth, Colin. A Guide to Coole Park, Co. Galway. Home of lady gregory.
Foreword by Maurice Craig. Gerrard's Cross. 1973. First. p.p.48.
Illustrated. Stiff pictorial (map) wrps. V.G. €50
784. Smyth, Warington W. On the Mines of Wicklow and Wexford. (Record
of the School of Mines and of Science Applied to the Arts). London. Longman,
Brown, Green. 1853. First. Two coloured litho maps and other illustrations.
Black buckram, gilt title on spine.
See Illustration. V.G. Scarce. €550
785. Snaffles. A Half Century of Memoirs. London. Collins 1949. First. p.p.95.
4to. Prof. illustrated in colour and B/W. Org. white cloth. V.G. €95
786. Snoddy, Theo. Dictionary of Irish Artists. 20th Century. Dublin.
Wolfhound Press. 1996. First. p.p.595 + 1 page ad. 4to. Mint in pictorial
D.J. News clipping (obituary) inserted. €250
Above work was a successor to, and complimented, Walter Strickland's
Dictionary of Irish Artists, which was published in 1913. No serious collector,
dealer, auctioneer or lover of fine art could seriously practice without
access to Snoddy and Strickland.
787. Somerville, E. OE. Slipper's A B C of Fox Hunting. London. Longmans.
Green & Co. 1903. First. Folio. Fine pictorial boards. p.p.42 with 20 large
coloured plates. V.G. €850
788. Martin Ross & E. OE. Somerville. A Patrick's Day Hunt. London. A.
Constable & Co. (1902). p.p.47. Oblong folio, org. pictorial cloth. Eight
fine coloured hunting plates. V.G. €525
790. Somerville & Ross. Martin Ross and E. OE. Somerville. Beggars on
Horseback. A riding tour in North Wales. Edinburgh, WI. Blackwood.
First. p.p.186. Prof. illustrated. Org. décor blue cloth. Good. €395
792. Souvenir of the South of Ireland. Illustrated and Described Cork, glengarriff,
Lakes & Fjords of Kerry. Cork. Guy & Co. 1895. Oblong 4to.
p.p.20 + 46 full page plates. Org. green cloth, gilt titles, rubbed. €125
794. Sparks, Mary & Bligh, Eric. Kilkenny - Pen and Pictures pages of its
story. Kilkenny People. 1926. First. p.p.94. Illustrated. Stiff pictorial wrps.
Now scarce. V.G. €165
795. Special Commissioner of the Birmingham Daily Gazette, Ireland, As It Is
and As It Would Be under Home Rule. Sixty-two letters written between-
March and August, 1893. Birmingham. 1893. First. p.p.415 + 3 page
index. Coloured map. Org. green cloth, gilt title, red coloured edges.
796. St. Leger, Moya Frenz. St. Leger - The Family and the Race. Chichester.
Phillimore & Co. 1986. First. p.p.157. Prof. illustrated, dust jacket illustrates
the family seat of Doneraile Court. Mint in D.J. €150
Famous Irish/English family who originated England's first classic race the
Doncaster St. leger in September 1778. lord Doneraile's daughter elizabeth
became the only lady Freemason of the order in 1712 when she accidentally
witnessed a Masonic Ceremony in Doneraile Court and had to be
inducted as a freemason to preserve the Lodge's secret ceremonies.
The following 13 vols of the State Papers Ireland are in original navy cloth,
gilt spines and competitively priced.
798. Sweetman, H.S. Edit. by. Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland preserved
in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. London. 1252-1284. London.
Longman & Co. 1877. 4to. p.p.735 + 32 pages ads. B.P.
799. Sweetman, H.S. Edit. by. Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland preserved
in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. London. 1285-1292. London.
Longman & Co. 1879. 4to. p.p.669 + 34 ads. Org. navy cloth B.P.
Scarce. V.G. €180