Books 200 to 399
400. King, Sir. Charles S. (Editor). Henry's Upper Lough Erne in 1739.
Dublin. McGee. 1892. First. p.p.95. Org. green cloth, gilt tile on spine.
V.G. inscribed presentation copy by King "J. Beatty Esq. with the Editor's
compliments, May 20 1898". Scarce. V.G. €250
401. King, Jeremiah. County Kerry Past and Present. A Handbook to the Local
and Family History of the County. Dublin. Hodges Figgis & Co. 1931.
First. p.p.338. Incorporating Kings Irish-English Dictionary 16pages.
Later half calf, marbled boards. Rare. €775
Recognised as definitive reference on Kerry families and local history.
402. King, William. The state of the Protestants of Ireland under the late King
James's Government in which their Carriage towards him is justified and
the absolute Necessity of their endeavouring to be freed from his Government
and of submitting to their present Majesties is demonstrated. London.
Samuel Roycroft. 1692. Third edition with additions. p.p. excel, 431 + 1.
B.P. Contemporary calf, moroc. label on spine. V.G. €850
405. King William's Town. Further Report of Richard griffith dated 15th
July 1839, to the Commissioners of her Majesty's Woods on the Progress
of the Roads and Land Improvements on the Crown Estate of King
William's Town, County of Cork London. House of Commons 1839.
p.p.18. Large 4to, fine hand-coloured map of the Crown Lands of Pobble
o'Keefe showing the boundaries of the several farms as lately divided
1839. V.G. & Scarce. €350
King William's town, now Ballydesmond, on the Cork Kerry Border was
acquired by the Crown Estate in 1830 and was established as a model village,
farms were allotted to appropriate tenants, roads were improved especially
the Castleisland/Mallow road that passed through the new
village. The concept of direct estate management where owners rented
land directly to tenants, eradicating the gombeen middlemen, was admirable
& successful in that Ballydesmond continues to thrive & prosper
despite conflicting loyalties on Munster football final days.
The First Major Book Printed in Belfast.
408. Kirkpatrick, James. An Historical Essay Upon the Loyalty of Presbyterians
in Great-Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to this Present
Year 1713. Wherein their steady Adherence to the Protestant interest, our
happy Civil Constitution, the Succession of Protestant Princes, the just
Perogatives of the crown, and the Liberties of the People is demonstrated
from Public Records, the best Approved Histories, the Concession of their
Adversaries, and divers Valuable Original Papers well attested, and never
before Published. And an Answer given to the Calumnies of their Accusers,
and particularly to two late Pamphlets viz. 1. A Sample of True Blue
Presbyterian Loyalty &c. 2. The Conduct of the Dissenters in Ireland in
Ireland &c. (Both by William Tisdall). In Three Parts. With a Prefatory
Address to all her Majesty's Protestant Subjects, of all Persuasions, in
Great-Britain and Ireland, against the Pretender, on behalf of the Protestant
Religion, the Queen, the House of Hanover and our Liberties Belfast:
Printed (by James Blow) in the Year: 1713. First edition. 4to. p.p. xvi,
564. Early 19th century calf top right hand margins faded last 20 pages.
Manuscript notes on verso of title page. Scarce. €625
409. Knott, Mary John. Two Months at Kilkee. Dublin. Wm Curry Jnr. 1836.
First. p.p.257 + 2 pages ads. Plates, one folding. Copious marginalia by a
half Wit. Org. cloth, paper label on cover. €225
410. Knox Vicesimus. Essays Moral and Literary. Dublin. R. Marchbank. 1786.
2 Vols. A New edition. p.p.(1) 360 and (2) 396. Fine cntp. calf, twin morocco
green & red labels. V.G. €450
412. Kilgannon, Tadhg. Sligo and It's Surroundings. Five Parts: 1. Story of
Sligo. 2. Borough of Sligo. 3 Lough Gill. 4. Sligo County. 5. Industrial &
Commercial Section. Sligo. Kilgannon & Sons. 1932. Second edition.
Black buckram incorporating original yellow printed décor wrps. Illustrated. V.G. €200
413. Lacy, Thomas. Sights and Scenes in our Fatherland. London. Simpkin.
1863. First. p.p.720. Org. green cloth rubbed. Engraved frontis and vignettes.
Fine account of tours in Ireland 1853-61. Good. €275
Kilkenny Local History.
415. Lahert, Richard. The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Dunnamaggan,
including a full history of the great monastic foundation of Kells
in the Diocese of Ossory. Tralee. Privately printed by Kerryman. 1956.
First. Engravings. Org. blue cloth. V.G. €150
Earl of Cavan Family History.
416. lambart, Edgar. Leaves from a Family Tree. Hatchards. Printed for Private
Circulation. 1902. First. Folio. L.P. p.p.56. Illustrated. Loosely inserted
are 2 folio pamphlets (1) Letters and Dispatches of Sir oliver
lambart from Ireland p.p.20 and (2) Lambart Family Graves in Westminster
Abbey. p.p.8. Fine quarter linen, gilt red cloth. V.G. €495
417. Langrishe, R. Handbook to the Cathedral Church of St. Canice, Kilkenny.
Kilkenny. The "Moderator". 1879. p.p.38 + errata. Cathedral frontis. Gilt
limp cloth. Scarce. €375
Author's Signed Copy.
419. Larkin, Pascal. Property in the Eighteenth Century with special reference
to England and Locke. Cork. C.U.P. 1930. First. p.p.252. Signed by Pascal
Larkin on Title page. Original blue cloth. Unopened. Scarce economic
work in find condition. €110
420. Larminie, William. West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances collected and
translated by W. larminie. With introduction and notes, and appendix
containing specimens of the Gaelic originals phonetically spelt. London.
Stock. 1893. First. p.p.258 + 1 page ads. Quarter brown linen & green
cloth with gilt oval portrait. Good. €165
Rare Lavery Catalogue.
421. Lavery, Sir John - Collection of Paintings. Belfast. Museum and Art
Gallery. January 1952. p.p.7. Illustrated. Lavery news clippings inserted.
Very scarce catalogue. Printed wrps. V.G. €295
422. Shaw - Sparrow, Walter. John lavery and his Work. Preface by R.C.
Graham. London. Keegan Paul. C.1912. Folio. p.p.150. Limited edition
(160) only, handmade paper. Uncut. L.P. 20 Photogravure plates in sepia,
tissue guarded. T.E.G. Quarter vellum. V.G. Rare. €925
423. Lavery, Sir John. British artists at the Front. London. George Newnes
with introduction by Robert Ross and C.E. Montague. p.p.37. 15 full page
colour plates. Stiff pictorial wrappers. Rare Lavery item. V.G. €245
424. Lavery, John. John Lavery and his work. By Walter Shaw-Sparrow. London.
Kegan Paul. n.d. C.1910. First 4to. p.p.209. Original green cloth.
Uncut. Illustrated in tissue guarded colour plates. Fine & Scarce. €225
425. Lavery, Sir John. By Kenneth McConkey. Edinburgh. Canongate Press.
Large 4to. Pictorial D.J. p.p.232. This book was remaindered some years
ago and as often happens has now become quite scarce. Mint. €155
Irish Disbanded Regiments Section.
426. Laurie, Lieut. george Brenton. History of the Royal Irish Rifles. Aldershot.
1914. First. 4to. p.p.540 + errata slip. 24 Fine plates (10 in colour).
15 maps of which 4 are folding and 8 in colour. Three quarters tan morocco,
gilt title and compartments on spine. Gilt regiment crest on upper
cover. Very fine. €750
429. (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. €475
430. Latimer, W.T. Ulster Biographies relating chiefly to the rebellion of 1798.
Belfast. Cleeland and Mullan. 1897. First. p.p.(8), 112. Org. red cloth .
Block lettered on upper cover. Good. €150
431. Leadbeater Papers. The Annals of Ballitore by Mary leadbeater, with
a memoir of the Author. Letters from edmund Burke and the correspondence
of Mrs. R. trench and Rev. george Crabde with Mary leadbeater.
London. Bell & Dandy. 1862. First. 2 Vols. p.p.(1) 416 + 25 page
appendix, (2) 403. News clippings inserted. Org. green cloth rubbed. €175
432. Ledwich, Edward. Antiquities of Ireland. Dublin. Jones 1803. Second
edition. Large 4to. p.p.526 + 14 page index. Frontis and 40 plates. Cntp.
half calf, marbled boards. Armorial B.P. Good. €450
434. Leeper, Rev. Alexander. Historical Handbook to the Monuments,. Inscriptions
of the National Collegiate and Cathedral Church of St. Patrick,
Dublin. Dublin. Hodges Figgis. 1891. First Thus. p.p.120. Illustrated. Half
calf, gilt spine. B.P. V.G. €195
435. Lennon, Joe. Coaching Gaelic Football for Champions. Newry. Lennon
& Son. 1964. First. p.p.119. Illustrated. Inscribed "Many thanks for your
help, Mick. Joe lennon". Fine pictorial D.J. €250
Joe lennon, outstanding footballer of the Down team won three All-Ireland
medals and seven Ulster Championships and eminently qualified to
write the first major football coaching book.
436. Lennon, Joe. Fitness for Gaelic Football. Dublin. St. Pauls Publications.
C.1969. First. p.p.130. Inscribed presentation copy "Many thanks, Mick,
for your very kind help. Joe lennon". Illustrated. Stiff pictorial boards. V.G. €175
437. Lenox-Conyngham,Mina. An old Ulster House and the people who lived
in it. Dundalk. Dundalgan Press. 1946. First (sole) edition. 4to. p.p.254.
Folding genealogical table, 14 plates. Fine original red cloth backed boards
with title printed in red. Very attractive copy. €225
History of Springhill, Co. Londonderry and of the renowned lenox-
Conyngham Family from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
438. Leslie, Rev. James B. History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes in the
County of Louth, being a history of the parishes of Kilsaran, gernonstown,
Stabannon, Manfieldstown and Dromiskin with many particulars
relating to the parishes of Richardstown, Dromin and Darver, comprising
a large section of Mid-louth. Dundalk. Tempest. 1908. First. p.p.350.
Five maps (one coloured) and 42 illustrations. Org. red cloth, gilt titles.
Upper cover stained and end papers. Also damped marked, text and illustrations
440. Leslie, Shane. St. Patricks Purgatory. A Record from History and Literature.
London. Burns, Oates & Washbourne. 1932. First. p.p.215. 20 Plates.
Org. green cloth, gilt title on cover.
See Illustration. V.G. €125
441. Levinge, Edward. Parkyns. The Game Laws of Ireland. Dublin. Milliken.
1857. First. p.p.192. Armorial B.P. Org. cloth, stained, paper label on cover. €155
442. (Liber Munerum) Liber Munerum Publicorum Hiberniae, 1152-1827; or
The Establishments of Ireland, from the Nineteenth of King Stephen to
the Seventh of George IV. During a period of six hundred and seventyfive
years. Being the report of Rowley Lascelles, of the Middle Temple,
Barrister at Law. Extracted from the Records and other Authorities, by
Special Command, pursuant to an address, An.1810 of the commons of
the United Kingdom. With numerous folding tables. Two volumes. London,
ordered to be printed, 1824/52. Large thick folio. 2 Volumes rebound
in 1940 in brown buckram. B.P.'s. Public Record Office. Rare. €1,450
443. Limerick. A Descriptive and Historic Guide through St. Mary's
Cathedral Limerick. 1887. Third edition. p.p.64. Org. fine gilt cloth. V.G. €135
444. Limerick. Published by John Kivlehan, 20 O'Connell St., Limerick. n.d.
C.1890. Oblong 4to. 12 Large tissue guarded plates of Limerick scenes.
Org. stiff wraps. Scarce. €175
445. Letters of an Irish Catholic Layman. Being an examination of the present
state of Irish Affairs in relation to the Irish Church and the Holy See (1883-
4) showing that the Home Rule, Land & Education Movements, with
which the Irish people are identified, are in perfect conformity with natural
justice, and are in essence a struggle between a Christian and a non-
Christian civilisation. Dublin. Lalor. 1884. p.p.135. Org. red cloth, block
printed. V.G. €95
447. Lessons. The Lessons of Irish History and the Gospel of Irish Nationalism.
London. Irish Freedom League. 1924. p.p.22. 1 Plate of five Republican
Leaders, Tone, Emmet, DeValera, Pearse & Connolly. Title page printed in
red & black. Later marbled boards, moroc. label. V.G. €135
Irish Freedom League was a London based organisation with a strong anti-
Re Lane Gallery.
448. Letter. A Letter to the Dublin Press. By thomas Drew, P.R.H.a. Dublin.
Baird. 1903. p.p.6. Letter from Drew the President of the R.H.A. was triggered
by a Winter Loan Exhibition of Old Masters (Treasures collected
from Irish Homes) in January 1903 at the Old Galleries in Lower Abbey
Street. Exhibition was organised by Sir Hugh lane. The letter underlines
the success of the Royal Scottish Academy in relation to a fine national
gallery in Edinburgh with the "ungracious refusal from Parliament to entertain
any application to assist the acquisition of a site & new galleries in
the vicinity of Leinster House." Org. blue printed wrps. V.G. €150
449. Lindsay, John. A View of the Coinage of Ireland from the Invasion of the
Danes to the Reign of George IV, with some account of the Ring Money,
also copious tables, lists and descriptions of Hiberno-Danish and Irish
coins and an account of some of the principal hoards or parcels of coins
discovered in Ireland. Cork. Bolster. 1839. First. p.p.144 plus 14 pages of
plates illustrating 150 engravings of unpublished coins. Large 4to. Fine
half green calf, marbled boards and gilt spine with morocco labels. €525
Inscribed Presentation Copy.
450. Lindsay, John. A View of the Coinage of the Heptarchy to which is added
a list of unpublished Mints and Moneyers etc. Cork. Bolster. 1842. First.
Folio. 6 Lithograph plates of 320 coins. Inscribed presentation copy to
George Lawrence & signed by Lindsay. Org. cloth, frayed spine. €195
451. Livingstone, Peadar. The Monaghan Story. Enniskillen. 1980. A documented
history of the County Monaghan from the earliest times to 1976.
First. p.p.693. Maps and illustrations. Inscribed on title page "Le Gach
Beannacht - Peadar livingstone 21/11/80". Fine in D.J. €175
459. Longfield, Robert. The Fishery Laws of Ireland. Dublin. Pononsby. 1863.
First. p.p.216 + 239 (Fishery Acts) Folding Table. Org. green cloth, rubbed
title in gilt in oval surrounds. Scarce. €395
Shirley Seat - Co. Monaghan.
460. Lough Fea. London. Privately printed. 1869. Second edition. Chiswick
Press. p.p.26. Small 4to. The book describes the mansion (Lough Fea) of
the Shirley Family, near Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, all rooms are
described in some detail including the contents and names of Artists in relation
to numerous paintings. The library contains "a valuable collection
of books, relating to the history and antiquities of Ireland". Org. green
cloth, floral gilt illustration on cover. Some margins soiled. Fragile and
scarce item. €450
461. louth. Notes of the Evidence and Judgement on the Trial of the louth
County election Petition. 1880. London. House of Commons. 1880.
Folio. p.p.133. Recent marbled board, moroc. Label. €295
Celebrated case in which the petition was dismissed and with costs.
463. Luce, A.A. Fishing and Thinking. London. Hodder & Stoughton. 1959.
First. p.p.191. Illustrated. Pictorial D.J. V.g. €125
The Author, a Senior Fellow of Trinity College was an enthusiastic fisherman
and this work relates to his experiences on the rivers and lakes of
465. Ludlow. Memoirs of edmund ludlow, Lieutenant General of the Horse,
Commander in Chief of the Forces in Ireland, one of the Council of State
and a member of the Parliament which began on November 3, 1640.
Switzerland. Berne. 1698-99. 2 Vols. (1) 430 and (2) 402 + 55. Index.
Quarter calf, moroc. labels, Vol. 1 is stained throughout. Probably needs rebinding. €130
467. Lynam. Report of Mr. J. Lynam on the Rivers Shannon and Suck. London.
House of Commons 1867. p.p.27. Large 4to. Recent marbled boards,
moroc. label. V.G. €125
471. Lynd, Robert. Rambles in Ireland. London. Mills & Boon. 1912. First.
p.p.312 + 40 ps. ads. 5 Fine coloured plates by Jack B. Yeats and 25 plates
from Lawrence photographs, mostly Munster views. Original pictorial
cloth. V.G. €225
474. Mac Airt, Sean. The Annals of Inisfallen. Edited by S. Mac Airt. Dublin.
Institute for Advanced Studies. 1977. Royal 8vo. p.p.596. Org. blue cloth,
gilt spine. V.G. €195
476. Mcaleer, P. Townland Names of County Tyrone with their Meanings.
Cookstown. Mid-Ulster Printing Co. C.1935. First. p.p.69. Stiff green
wrps. V.g. Scarce. €150
477. Mcanally, Sir Henry. The Irish Militia 1793-1816. A Social and Military
Study. Dublin. Clonmore & Reynolds. 1949. First. p.p.337. Fine oval
colour frontis of soldier. Printed D.J. V.G. €135
McCalmont - Mount Juliet.
478. McCalmont, Rose E. Memoirs of the Binghams. Edited by C.R.B. Barrett.
London. Spottiswoode & Co. 1915. First. 4to. p.p.185. Large folding
genealogical tables, numerous plates, 2 of which are coloured. Org. blue
cloth with gilt coat of arms on upper cover. V.G. €550
McCarthys of Munster.
479. McCarthy, Samuel Trant. The MacCarthys of Munster. Dundalk. Dundalgan
Press. 1922. First. p.p.399. Org. green cloth, gilt title on spine. V.G. €375
480. Mclintock, H.F. Old Irish & Highland Dress and that of the Isle of Man.
Dundalk. Dundalgan Press. 1950. p.p.87. Large 4to. Fine coloured frontis
& numerous other illustrations. Quarter linen on printed boards. V.G. €140
485. McC. Dix, E.R. Printing in Dublin prior to 1601. Dublin. Colm
O'Lochlainn at the sign of the Three Candles. 1932. p.p.41 + 10 pages of
plates, 1 folding. Fine in good D.J. €125
486. MacDonagh, Donagh. Edited & with introduction. Poems from Ireland.
Dublin. Irish Times. 1944. First. p.p.91 + 5 interesting biographical notes.
Quarter linen, white boards, title in red. V.G. €35
492. Mcgahern, John. That They May Face the Rising Sun. London. Faber &
Faber. 2002. First. p.p.298. Signed by the Author on title page. Pristine in
pictorial D.J., glassine covered. €250
493. Mcgahern, John. That They May Face the Rising Sun. London. Faber.
2003. p.p.314. Pictorial wrps. Signed by McGahern on title page. V.G. €125
494 Mcgahern, John. Amongst Women. London. Faber & Faber. 1990. First.
p.p.184. Fine in pictorial D.J. €90
495. Mcgregor, John James. New picture of Dublin comprehending A History
of the City, an accurate account of the various establishments and institutions
and a correct Description of all the public edifices connected with
them, etc. Dublin. La Grange. 1821. p.p.336. 12mo. Large folding map of
the city and 56 views. Cntp. calf. good. €250
496. Mcgregor, John James. True Stories from the History of Ireland. First
and second series. Two volumes. Engraved frontis and half titles. Dublin.
William Curry, Jun. 1829. 16mo. p.p.(1) xiv, 353, 2 (publisher's catalogue),
(2) 412, 3 (publisher's list). Cont. qtr. morocco on marbled boards. Rubbed. Scarce. €330
Inscribed Presentation Copy.
498. Macgreevy, Thomas. Jack B. Yeats. An Appreciation and an Interpretation.
Dublin. Victor Waddington Publications. 1945. First. p.p.39 + 19
plates of Yeats's oil paintings. D.J. Inscribed. "For James Seery - all the
good thoughts as Jack Yeats used to say. thomas Macgreevy." D.J. V.G. €225
501. McInerny, M.H. A History of the Irish Dominicans from Original Sources
of Unpublished Records. Vol. 1. (All published). Irish Dominican Bishops
(1224-1307). Dublin. Browne & Nolan. 1916. First. p.p.635. Thick
8vo. Org. blue cloth. Scarce. €150
Scarce Signed MacNamara Letter.
509. MacNamara, Brinsley. (A Commentary & index of Playwrights). Abbey
Plays 1899-1948. Dublin. At the sign of the three candles. n.d. C.1949.
p.p.84. Pictorial printed wrappers. Loosely inserted is a one page hand
written letter by MacNamara arranging a meeting, acknowledging a
cheque, and requesting details of salary payments to him from the National
Gallery for the two years 58-59. Signed Brinsley MacNamara from his
Sandymount address and dated 10th May 1961. MacNamara succeeded
James Stephens as registrar of the National Gallery in 1924. V.G. €250
510. MacNamara, Lewis. Blind Larry - Irish Idylls. London. Jarrold & Sons.
1897. Second edition. p.p.354 + 14 page publishers list. Fine gilt green
cloth with gilt cover image reproduced on title page. €125
Donagh MacDonagh's Copy.
514. MacNeill, Maire. The Festival of Lughnasa. A Study of the Celtic festival
of the beginning of harvest. Oxford University Press. 1962. First.
p.p.697. Royal 8vo. Illustrated. Signed & dated by Donagh MacDonagh,
poet and lawyer (Son of thomas MacDonagh, 1916 Hero). Pictorial D.J.
G. with excellent provenance. €525
517. McSkimin, Samuel. The History and Antiquities of the county of the town
of Carrickfergus from the earliest records to the present time, also; a statistical
survey of said county. Belfast. Printed for the Author. 1832. Third
edition with large additions, and a copious appendix. p.p.405 + 28 pages
addenda. Armorial B.P. Frontis plate of Carrickfergus. Some browning.
Half calf. Good. €395
519. Maclise. The Maclise Portrait - Gallery of Illustrious Characters with
Memoirs. By W. Bates. London. Chatto & Windus. 1883. First. p.p.540.
Eighty-five tinted litho portraits after Daniel Maclise, many of Irish literary
fame. Thick 8vo in fine later quarter calf, raised band, moroc. label. V.G. €225
520. Macalister, R.A.S. Monasterboice. Dundalk. Dundalgan Press. 1946.
First. p.p.79. Illustrated. Pictorial D.J. B.P. V.G. €125
523. Mackay, John. Forestry in Ireland. Cork. Cork U.P. 1934. First. p.p.190.
Illustrated. Fine in pictorial D.J. Glassine wrapped. V.G. €115
524. Mackenzie's Memorials of the Siege of Derry including his Narrative and
it's Vindication. Introduction & notes by W.D. Killen D.D. Belfast. Aitchison.
1861. p.p.95 + 1 page ad. Maroon buckram, gilt title on spine. Scarce. V.G. €225
Rare Killarney Photographs.
531. Mares, F.H. (Dublin). Sunny Memories of Ireland's Scenic Beauties, photographically
illustrated by F.H. Mares. Dublin. Browne & Nolan. 1867.
4to. Twelve original sepia photographs of Ross Castle, lower lake, o'-
Sullivan's Cascade, glena Bay, Brickeen Bridge, Muckross abbey,
torc Cascade, landing-Place at Dinis Island, old Weir Bridge, eagle's
Nest Mountain, the upper lake and the gap of Dunlo. These original
photographs, probably some of the earliest ever taken by a renowned
professional photographer, all have an accompanying text page fully describing
the scene. Also 1 ad page. Org. gilt cloth. V.G. Rare. €650
532. Marleburrough, Henry. The Chronicles of Ireland, continued from the
collection of Doctor Meredith Hanmer in the year 1571. Dublin. Morrisson.
1809. p.p.410. Royal 8vo. Full calf, some wearing at extremities. Scarce. €325
533. Marmion, Anthony. The Ancient and Modern History of the Maritime
Ports of Ireland. London. Banks. 1855. First. p.p.633 + errata leaf. Later
cloth, paper label on spine. V.G. €295
A Comprehensive and valuable history of the Irish ports.
534. Mathews, John. County Louth. It's Antiquities and Traditions. Dundalk.
"Examiner". 1925. First. p.p.63 + 7 pages of ads. Illustrated. Title in colour
on green wrps. V.G. Scarce. €125
536. Mason, W. Shaw. Bibliotheca Hibernicana or a descriptive catalogue of
a select Irish Library collected for the Right Hon. Robert Peel. Shannon.
I.U.P. 1970. p.p.51. D.J. V.G. €125
544. Memorial presented to the Admiralty relating to harbour of refuge at
Skerries or Clogher Head. London. House of Commons. 1855. Folio.
p.p.14. Pink marbled boards, moroc. label. V.G. €235
Relates to memorial presented to Admiralty on 31st March, 1854 from inhabitants
of Drogheda praying for a Government survey of the eastern
coast of Ireland, for the purpose of constructing a Harbour of Refuge in the
most eligible position with the names of the persons who signed that document,
and of any other communications referring to the said Survey and
Harbours of Refuge. Apart from containing the names of all gentry, merchants,
bankers, solicitors, etc in Drogheda, it also contains list of all marine
casualties that have occurred between Kingstown and Belfast from
January 1850 to March 1854 including dates, names of vessels, site of casualties,
and list of fatalities. Makes for horrific reading.
548. Milligan, S.F. & Alice L. Glimpses of Erin: An account of the ancient
civilisation, manners, customs, and antiquities of Ireland; short sketches of
more important events in history, and of the social condition of the country,
past and present; and papers on tours off the beaten track, descriptive
of places and scenery not usually visited by tourists. With plates and adverts.
London. Marcus Ward. 1888. First. p.p.298. Coloured map. Décor
wrps. V.G. €145
549. Milnes, R. Monckton. The Real Union of England and Ireland. London.
Olliver. 1854. First. p.p.87. Marbled boards, moroc. label. V.G. €130
552. Montague, John. Tides. Dublin. Dolmen Press. 1970. First. p.p.64. Inscribed
presentation copy "For Tim, friend, John M." Fine copy in pictorial
D.J. Glassine wrapped. €225
553. Moore, Thomas. The Life and Death of lord edward Fitzgerald. London.
Longman Rees. 1831. First. 2 Vols. p.p.(1) 307 and (2) 305. Half calf
marbled boards, spine rebacked. V.G. tight set. €275
555. (Moore, Thomas). The Poetical Works of the Late thomas little. London.
Carpenter. 1819. p.p.172 + 2 pages ads. Fine gilt cntp. calf, gilt spine,
moroc. Label. V.G. €125
557. Morgan, Lady. Florence MacCarthy. An Irish Tale. 1818/1819. First. 3 Volumes are first editions, Vol.4 is third edition. Uniform cntp. half calf, gray boards. V.G. €395
561. Moryson, Fynes. A History of Ireland from the Year 1599, to 1603. With a short narration of the state of the kingdom from the year 1169 to which
is added a Description of Ireland. Dublin. S. Powell. 1735. 2 Vols. p.p.(1)
368, (2) 378, B.P. Dirt marks on some page. Full cntp. calf, missing a small
piece of leather cover in vol. 2. €375
562. Mullen, Pat. Irish Tales. London. Faber. 1938. First. p.p.336. Org. green
cloth, title in gilt on spine. Glassine protected D.J., small loss. Scarce. €375
Mullen, aran born, worked for some years in U.S. and returned to Aran
where he wrote Man of aran and Hero Breed. This volume of twelve folk-tales was written with the encouragement of Robert Flaherty while
working on the film of "Man of aran" in 1932 and 1933.
565. Municipal gallery of Modern art and Civic Museum, Dublin. Dublin. Browne & Nolan. 1933. Folio. p.p.28. (4 Pages of text, the remainder
illustrated.) Text by John Reynolds and inscribed by him: "To Owen
Regan, contributor c/o Sunday Dispatch, London, with compliments per
John J. Reynolds, Curator 1 Jan 1934" and stamped with his brand,
printed yellow wrps. V.G. & Scarce. €195
Holy Cross Abbey.
567. Murphy, Rev. Denis. Ed. by. Triumphalia Chronologica Monasterii Sanctae
Crucis in Hibernia - The Glorious History of The Monastery of Holy
Cross in Ireland. De Cisterciensium Hibernorum. Viris Illustribus. Edited
with a translation, notes, and illustrations. With 9 (1 coloured) plates.
Dublin. Sealy. 1891. 4to. p.p. lxxi, 315. Original cloth. V.G. €350
The Abbey of Holy Cross was founded by Donal Mór O'Brien in the twelfth century. It is situated on the west bank of the river Suir about three miles from Thurles and took its name from the portion of the True Cross that was kept there. This history is taken from an original manuscript written by Malachy Hartry, a monk of the monastery in 1640. It was later owned by Walter Harris, from him it went to the Lanigan family and eventually ended up with Archbishop Croke of Cashel who gave permission for publication. It also contains a history of 41 other Cistercian monasteries throughout Ireland.
571. Murray, Robert H. The History of the VIII King's Royal Irish Hussars
1693-1927. Cambridge. W. Heffer & Sons. 1928. First. 2 Vols. p.p.(1) 402,
(2) 399. 4to. Illustrated in colour and B/W with fine folding maps (complete).
Limited edition no. 57 (Ex. 250). T.E.G. Org. green cloth with gilt
regiment crest on covers. Lovely copies of very scarce work. €1,250
572. Musgrave, Sir Richard. Memoirs of the different Rebellions in Ireland
from the arrival of the English. Dublin. Archer. 1802. Third. 2 Vols. p.p.(1)
583, (2) 565. Numerous folding maps. Beautiful recent binding, half calf,
marbled boards, gilt tooled spines. Twin labels, raised bands. €995
573. Musgrave, Sir Richard. Memoirs of the different rebellions in Ireland
from the arrival of the English etc. Dublin. Marchbank. 1801. Second edition.
4to. p.p.636 + 210 appendix and 8 page index. Ten very fine folding
maps & plates. Cntp. half calf, marbled boards. V.G. €950
577. Neilson, Rev. Wm. An Introduction to the Irish Language. 1 - Original
and comprehensive grammar. II - Familiar phrases and dialogues. III - Extracts
from Irish books, and manuscripts, in the original character. Three
parts in one. With copious tables of the contractions. List of subscribers.
Dublin: Printed for P. Wogan, 1808. First. p.p. xiii, (2), 159, 88, 30. Later
half calf. V.g. €425
578. Ni annagain, M. & De Chlanndioluin, S. Londubh and Chairn being
songs of the Irish Gaels in staff and solf-fa. With English Metrical Translations.
Oxford. U.P. 1927. Folio. p.p. xii, 36, 151. Very good in buckram. €135
579. (Nicholson, William). The Irish Historical Library. Pointing at most of
the Authors and records in print or manuscript, which may be serviceable
to the compilers of general history of Ireland by, William, Lord Bishop of
Derry. Dublin. Skinner. 1724. First. p.p. xxxviii, (1) 264 + 10 index. Previous
owners name on T.P. Cntp. calf, professionally rebacked. V.g. €495
581. O'Beaglaoic, Concobar agus Congnam Aodh Mac Cuirtin. (Begley,
Conor and MacCurtin, Hugh). The English Irish Dictionary. An Focloir
Bearla Gaoidheilge. Paris. Seamus Guerin. 1732. p.p.717. 4to. Possibly
contemporary half calf. Rare. V.g. €3,450
Conor Begley, A doctor of the Sorbonne, requested the assistance of the
poet Hugh MacCurtain, a Clare born émigrée, who had written the highly
regarded "Elements of the Irish Language Grammatically Explained in
English" which he had published in Louvain in 1728. MacCurtain travelled
to Paris in 1730 and collaborated in the above seminal dictionary.
This is a very rare dictionary and the Dix and Ua Casaide catalogue records
only 8 copies most of which are in institutional libraries.
584. O'Brien, Hon. Donough. History of the o'Briens from Brian Boroimhe
AD 1000 to AD 1945. London. Batsford. 1949. First. p.p.302. Illus. Royal
8vo. Fine copy in décor. D.J. €145
585. O'Brien, Flann. At Swim - Two - Birds. London. Longmans Green &
Co. 1939. First. p.p.315. Beautiful green calf binding (modern) with gilt
spine - raised bands and morocco labels. Green marbled end papers, in slip
case. Rare first edition of O'Briens masterpiece in superb binding. €1,450
589. O'Brien, Rev. Paul. A Practical Grammar of the Irish Language. Dublin.
Fitzpatrick. 1809. First. p.p.214. Beautiful modern three quarters calf,
green boards, gilt décor spine with moroc. labels. €650
592. O'Brien. MacDonagh, Michael. The Life of William o'Brien - The Irish
Nationalist. London. Benn. 1928. First. p.p.282. Org. brown cloth. Interesting
hand written letter by William O'Brien dated January 1916 on House
of Commons embossed note paper in which he states interalia "It would be
quite impossible to rally our friends in Cork to the Catch-My-Pal Movement
and to mix it up with the work of the All for Ireland Association and
only do mischief to both". An interesting signed letter from O'Brien in January
1916 and could relate to rejection by him of closer ties with the newly
formed Irish Volunteers movement of Pearse, McDonagh, etc. Scarce item.
Irish Language Classic.
595. O'Cadhain, Máirtin. Cré na Cille. Baile Atha Cliath. Sairseal & Dill.
1949. Cead Clo (First). p.p.364. Fine in pictorial D.J., glassine wrapped. V.G. €275
The action takes place in a graveyard where the dead gossip about Caitriona,
a recently deceased matriarch whose unpleasant life is revealed by
the tittle tattle of her new neighbours. The petty gossip,
596. O'Callaghan, John Cornelius. The Green Book or Gleanings from the
Writing-desk of a Literary Agitator. Dublin. Duffy. 1844. Second edition.
p.p.349 + errata. Org. green blind stamped cloth. V.G. €150
598. Frazer, G.G. O'Brien's Breeches; or A Tale of Tullamore. (A Poem). London.
Hildesheimer & Faulkner. n.d. (c.1888), 12 pages (not numbered),
including six tinted vignette illustrations by the author - scenes in Tullamore
Prison, R.I.C. men attempting to steal the prisoner’s clothes,
O'Brien in his smuggled-in Blarney tweed suit, etc., etc. Pictorial card covers,
first (sole?) edition, pictorial d.w., covers only slightly marked. Sm.
4to. Rare. €225
William O'Brien, M.P. for Mallow and Mandeville were sentenced under
the Coercion Act, in 1887 to three months in prison. They were first lodged
in Cork jail but after refusing to wear prison dress or clean out their cells
were removed the first night to Tullamore Jail, "a region of tepid nationality"
(O'Brien), where they were surrounded by "stern officials who would
stand no nonsense… the solitary cell, the prison dress, the plank bed, their
heads shaved and to do menial jobs". O'Brien continued to wear his civilian
clothes day and night, but in order to retrieve them, the prison staff
were unwilling to physically attack him. After undressing one night he
found the following morning that his prison clothes had been removed and
a blue hospital dress left in their place. O'Brien refused to leave his bed
until his clothes were returned to him. "One morning, about a week later,
when the turnkey unlocked the door, he found (to his amazement) his prisoner
sitting on the bed, fully dressed once more in a span-new suit of Blarney
tweed, (smuggled in), with shirt, collar, a green silk necktie and a soft