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A Thankfull Remembrance of Gods Mercy. In an Historicall Collection of the great and mercifull Deliverances of the Church and State of England, since the Gospel beganne here to flourish, from the beginning of Queene Elizabeth. Collected by Geo: Carleton, Doctor of Divinity and Bishop of Chichester.
The Third Edition, revised, and enlarged. London, Printed by M. Flesher for Robert Mylborne and Humphrey Robinson at the signe of the three Pigeons in Pauls Church-yard., 1627. 17.5 x 12.5 cm. (10), 289 pages. With illustrations in text. Contemporary blind-panelled calf. Blind decorations on boards. Spinal label with gilt title. Five raised bands. Marbled end papers. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Front joint open. Boards still attached, but very weak. First few pages still attached, but coming lose. Small corner of one of the blank pages cut off. Ex Libris of previous owner (John Towneley, Esq.) on front paste down. Names of previous owners in ink. Age darkened throughout, but internally clean. Page 79 misnumbered as 97. Short closed tear to page 134. Some pages show mild water staining, not affecting readability. A very nice copy, despite the weak binding.
The Dramatic Works of Frederick Schiller. Don Carlos, Prince Royal of Spain. Fiesco; or, the Genoese Conspiracy. Translated from the German.
Volume 1 of 2 ONLY! London, Printed for W. Miller, 1799 (1798). 20 x 13 cm. xi, 327 & 222 pages. Half calf over marbled boards. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Age darkened throughout. Signature of previous owner on all title pages. Small bookseller stamp on front paste down. Internally clean. A nice copy.
The Irish Character in Print.
First Edition in this Form. Dublin, Irish University Press Shannon Ireland, 1968. 21 x 13 cm. x, 40 pages plus 6 plates, one of them losely inserted in back. Original green cloth with gilt title on spine. In original dust jacket. Excellent condition in excellent dust jacket, now in protective jacket. A nice copy. Bright and clean.
Historical Handbook of S. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.
Third Edition. Dublin, Hodges, Figgis and Co., 1891. 18 x 12 cm. 120 pages. Illustrated. Stiff decorated paper covers. Good condition. Rubbed, bumped and age darkened. Weak binding. Bookseller sticker on front paste down. Name of previous owner in pencil on front free end paper. Small date stamp (2 Oct 1952) on front free end paper and on title page. Internally clean.
A Tour in Ireland. With General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: Made in the Years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779.
The Second Edition. Two Volumes. London, Printed by H. Goldney for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1780. 21 x 13 cm. Vol.1: xxiv, 539 pages. With two plates, incl. one folding. / Vol.2: 416 pages with three plates, incl. two folding plates. Later half calf over marbled paper boards. Gilt title and decorations on spine. New pale blue end papers. Excellent condition. Binding and end papers as new. Edges age darkened. Mild browning of pages, but internally bright and clean. A very nice copy, complete with all plates as stated.
The Candle of Vision.
First Edition. London, Macmillan and Co., 1918. 19 x 12 cm. ix, 175 pages plus 4 pages publishers list. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles on front board and spine. All edges deckle. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Binding, edges and end papers age darkened. Name of previous owner on front free end paper, dated 1918. Internally bright and clean.
Yedo and Peking. A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China. With Notices of the natural Productions, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Trade of those Countries, and other Things met with by the Way.
First Edition. Not a Reprint. London, John Murray, 1863. 22 x 14 cm. xv, 395 pages. With 22 Illustrations including a folding frontispiece, a map and several full page plates (complete). New (2019) black cloth hard cover with gilt title on spine. New end papers. Very good condition. New binding and end papers. A little age darkened and occasionally mild foxing. Ex Libris on half title page (Betty Fortune, possibly related to the author?). Name of another previous owner (James Watson 1870) in ink on title page. Illustrations complete. Number 14 is facing page 116, not 161 as listed in book). A few mild stains, but overall a very nice and clean copy of this rare book. See images.
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. Written during eight years’ Travel amongst the wildest Tribes of Indians in North America.
First Edition. Volume 2 ONLY! London, Published by the Author, at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, 1841. 25 x 16 cm. viii, 266 pages. With many B&W Illustrations and a Map. New (2019) black cloth with gilt title on spine. New end papers. Very good condition. Binding new. Edges and internally dust dulled and occassionally mildly foxed. Fore edge of title page mildly frayed (see image). Overall a very nice copy.
The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts.
First Edition. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1882. 20 x 14 cm. xv, 183 pages with B& W Illustrations. New (2019) black cloth hard cover with gilt title on spine. Very good condition. New binding. Internally age darkened.
History of the Battle of Agincourt, and of the Expedition of Henry the Fifth into France, in 1415. To which is added the Roll of the Men at Arms, in the English Army.
Second Edition. London, Johnson & Co., 1832. 22 x 14 cm. xvi, 404 pages plus 106 pages Appendix.With a frontispiece and various maps. Dark green cloth with elaborate blind decorations to boards. Paper label with title on spine. Very good condition. Professionally recased in 2019 using the original boards. New end papers. Closed tear (repaired) to half title. Edges worn and dust dulled. Some bookworm tracks, but not affecting text block. A few pencil annotations. Part of spinal label missing.
The Liberator. His Life & Times. Political, Social & Religious.
Kenmare, Kenmare Publications, 1872. 26 x 21 cm. xlviii, 803 pages plus 27 pages ‘List of Subscribers’ plus eight pages publisher list. New (2019) green cloth hard cover with gilt title on spine. New end papers. Very good condition. New binding. Title and first few pages a little stained and thumbed. Generally bright and clean with a few dog ears and minor tears.
Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid.
First Edition. London, Alexander Strahan, 1864. 19 x 14 cm. xvi, 400 pages. With a photographic frontispiece, coloured map, plates and Illustrations (complete). New (2019) black cloth hard cover with gilt title on spine. New end papers. Very good condition. New binding. Edges age darkened. Internally bright and clean with occasional mild foxing.
Picturesque B and O East or West. Only Line via Washington. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Time Tables and Advertisement.
Chicago and Baltimore, Knight and Leonard, May, 1886. 10 x 20 cm folded. Single folded sheet with various time tables, advertisements and a large map. Colour printing. Large (80 x 40 cm) coloured map on rear. Good condition. Age darkened. Very weak folded lines with long closed tears along those folds. Minor paperlosses to some corners, not affecting text or images.
The Life & Writings of St. Patrick. With Appendices, Etc.
First Edition. Dublin, M.H. Gill, 1905. 21 x 14 cm. xi, 754 pages. With a folded map. Olive green cloth with gilt title and decorations on spine. Black end papers. Very good condition. Rubbed and bumped. Some dust dulling to edges and end papers. Front free end paper removed to show of gift inscription on next page (see image). Gift inscription. Closed tear to map. Very few pencil lines, otherwise internally bright and clean.
[Liverpool], The Cunard Steam Ship Company, 1914 (copyright). 19 x 13 cm. 40 pages with B&W illustrations, photos and ads. Original stiff decorated paper covers. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Dust dulled.
On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery. Illustrated by one hundred and twenty three highly finished wood engravings.
Fifth Edition, corrected and enlarged. London and Dublin, Henry Renshaw & Fannin & Co., 1866. 16 x 10 cm. xii, 835 pages. Full calf price binding: Richmond Hospital School of Medicine / Carmichael Premium. Armorial gilt decorations on front and rear boards. Elaborate gilt decorations and gilt title on spine. Marbled edges and end papers. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Front hinge partially cracked. First and last few pages foxed. Neat ink inscription on half title page: ’ William E.B. Moynan [?], Carmichael School Med. Dublin, April 20th 1870’. A few neat annotations otherwise internally clean. A nice copy with an interesting ‘provenance’.
The Lone Kiwi.
First Edition. Dublin, Dawson Publications, 1948. 18 x 12 cm. 234 pages with six full page B&W Illustrations. Original orange cloth with gilt title on spine. In original decorated dust jacket. Very good in fair dust jacket. Cloth binding dust dulled with minor shelf wear. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Dust jacket has some large paper losses to spine and rear (see image). Marked by colour pens on front cover. Dust jacket now inside archival jacket.
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
A New Edition. Volume 3 of 3 ONLY! London, Printed for Walker, Akerman, Edwards et al, 1822. 21 x 13 cm. vii, 365 pages plus 49 pages Index. Full brown calf with blind and gilt decorations. Raised bands. Gilt decorations and title on spine. Two spine labels. Marbled end papers and edges. Very good condition. Rubbed, bumped and age darkened. Both joints started to crack towards top of spine. Binding sound. Internally dust dulled and mildly foxed.
Historical Memoir of the O’Briens. With Notes, Appendix, and a Genealogical Table of their several Branches. Compiled from the Irish Analists. First published 1860.
New Edition / Reprint. Ruan, Co. Clare, Martin Breen, Ruan, 2002. 22 x 15 cm. xxxii, xvi.Illustrated in colour and B&W. Original cloth with armorial gilt decoration on front board and gilt title on spine. In original decorated dust jacket. Very good in very good dust jacket. With an inscription by the author on the half title page. Various signatures, please see image. The book includes a printed invitation card for the book launch in 2002. The names on the invitation cards are scratched out.
The Salmon and Sea Trout Rivers of England and Wales. With Illustrations and Maps.
First Limited Edition (350). Two Volumes. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Truebner & Co., 1904. 28 x 22 cm. Vol.1: xiv, 280 pages. / Vol.2: (6), 225 pages. Each volume includes a folded map and many photographs in text, many full page. Quarter vellum over papered boards. Printed paper labels on spine. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped with small material losses to paper boards and spine labels. Edges and end papers age darkened. Internally bright and clean. Volume 2 with damp stained boards.
History of the Archdiocese of Tuam.
First Edition. Two volumes. Dublin, The Phoenix Publishing Company Limited, 1928. 22 x 16 cm. Vol.1: xiv, 388 pages. / Vol.2: ix, 379 pages. Complete with map and all illustrations, as outlined in the book. Original dark green cloth with gilt titles on spine. Blind titles and decorations on front boards. Top edges gilt. Very good condition. Boards, corners and spine rubbed and bumped. Some blistering on front board of volume 2. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Occassional mild foxing. A few ink annotations inside. A nice set of this rare publication.
London Pictures. Drawn with Pen and Pencil. With One Hundred and Thirty Illustrations.
First Edition. London, The Religious Tract Society, 1890. 27 x 19 cm. 223 pages with B&W Illustrations. Eight pages of publishers list. Orininal decorated cloth with gilt and blind decorations. Very good condition. Tight and clean. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Internally bright and clean.
Ourselves. Book 1. Self-Knowledge.
London, Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1926. 18 x 12 cm. xvi, 210 pages. Original blue cloth hard cover with black titles on front board and spine. Very good condition. Rubbed and bumped. Small material loss to spine. Edges and end papers dust dulled and browned. Occasional mild foxing. Names of various previous owners incl. ‘K. Brooke’ ? on front free end paper. Internally clean.
Letters written by His Excellency Hugh Boulter, D.D. Lord Primate of All Ireland, &c. to several Ministers of State in England and some Others. Containing an Account of the most interesting Transctions which passed in Ireland from 1724 to 1738.
Two volumes bound in one. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press. Sold by D. Prince. Sold also by R. Horsfield in Ludgate Street, London; and by George Faulkner in Dublin. 1769 & 1770. 21 x 13 cm. viii, 360, (4), 254 pages plus 16 unnumbered pages of Index. Half calf over marbled paper boards. Speckled edges. Very good condition. Some rubbing and bumping to corners, boards and spine. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Front and rear joind cracked, front hinge weakened, but boards still firmly attached. Ex Libris of previous owner (Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart.) on front paste down. Internally slightly age darkened and some very mild foxing. A very clean copy.
The Docks of the Great Western Railway (G.W.R.).
[First Edition]. London, G.W.R. Docks Office, July 1931. 19 x 13 cm. 51 Pages incl. 17 B&W photographs, followed by 12 large folded coloured maps. Losely inserted folded ‘Map of G.W.R. System’ in paper pouch (see images). Original decorated paperback with stiff paper covers. Very good condition. Rubbed and bumped, some fraying to paper covers, now in protective plastic cover. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Internally clean and complete with all maps.
Guide to Killarney and Glengariff. With a Map, and Six Plates.
New Edition Revised and Corrected. Dublin, William Curry, Jun. and Company, 1835. 16 x 10 cm. (2), 130 pages with a map and six plates (incl. frontispiece) – complete. Original textured cloth with paper labels on front board and spine. Good condition. Binding seriously rubbed and bumped, age darkened and stained. Spine label worn off. Spine ends frayed. Age darkened throughout. Front free end paper missing. Roughly 1 cm wide strips missing from title page top and bottom (see image). First few pages water stained. Internally foxed.
Display. A Tale.
Ninth Edition. London, Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1820. 17 x 10 cm. 203 pages plus eight pages publishers list. With a frontispiece. Full tree calf. Gilt title on red spine label. Red morocco label on front board ‘A.S. The Reward of Merit’. Gilt decorations on spine. Very good condition. Rubbed and bumped, Front joint cracked, but holding. Edges and end papers age darkened. Internally mildly foxed. Neat gift inscription, dated 1821.
Gemälde der Physischen Welt. Oder unterhaltende Darstellung der Himmels- und Erdkunde. Nach den besten Quellen und mit beständiger Rücksicht auf die neuesten Entdeckungen bearbeitet von Johann Gottfried Sommer, Professor am Conservatorium der Tonkunst zu Prag. Band 1: Das Weltgebäude im Allgemeinen / Band 2: Physikalische Beschreibung der festen Oberfläche des Erdkörpers. / Band 3: Physikalische Beschreibung der flüssigen Oberfläche des Erdkörpers. / Band 4: Physikalische Beschreibung des Dunstkreises der Erdkugel. / Band 5: Geschichte der Erdoberfläche. / Band 6: Gemälde der organischen Welt.
First Edition. Six Volumes. (In sechs Bänden). Prague (Prag), Tempsky & Calve (Calve’sche Buchhandlung), 1819, 1821, 1823, 1823, 1825, 1826. 20.5 x 11.5 cm. Vol.1: (6), 454 pages, title page vignette & 11 folding plates / Vol.2: vi, 518, frontispiece, title vignette & 12/14 folding plates / Vol.3: ix, 535, 9/9 plates / Vol.4: iv, 417, 6/6 folding plates / Vol.5: xii, 440, 5/5 folding plates / Vol.6: x, 565, 1/1 folding plate. Uniform gilt decorated calf spine over papered boards. Uniform labels with gilt titles on spine. Very good condition. Seriously rubbed and bumped, age darkened and foxed. Some joints cracked, but all boards still fully attached. A nice set, with many interesting plates (some coloured) and maps.
Pamphlets Theological. A Collection of various theological pamphlets bound together in book format. Essays in Volume IV: A Grammar of Ritual Music; or A Method of Teaching the Church Song (London, James Burns, 1849) / English Sisterhoods (London, Joseph Masters, 1863) / Formby, Rev. H.: St. Catharine, the Virgin and Martyr of Alexandria (Birmingham, Depot of the Pictorial Bible Stories,  / Caird: Rev. John: Religion in Common Life – A Sermon (Edinburgh, William Blackwood, 1856) / Wyse, Rev. John: Some Account of the Monastic Institute … in the Rule and Customs of the Cistercian Order (London, Thomas Richardson, 1853) / Oakeley, Frederick: An Appeal in Behalf of the Collection for the Pope (London, Burns and Lambert, 1860) / Faber, Frederick William: Devotion to the Church (London, Richardson and Son, 1861) / Augustine – Bishop of Hippo in the Fourth Century (London, Religious Tract Society, not dated) / L’Ultimo Giorno Di Gerusalemme, Melodramma in Due Atti di Leopoldo Farnese (Roma, Stamperia Dell’ Ospizio Apostolico, 1856) / Waterworth: The Jesuits; or an Examination of the Origin, Progress, Principles and Practices of the Society of Jesus (London, Charles Dolman, 1852) / De Ravignan: On the Life and Institute of the Jesuits (London, Charles Dolman, 1844) / Gallwey: How some of the Poor are Wisely oppressed in workhouses (London, Burns and Lambert, 1861) / Anderdon: The Seal of Confession / Saint John Nepomucene (London, Burns and Lambert, 1860). Essays in Volume V: Northcote: The Inquisition – A Lecture (Liverpool, E. Travis, 1853) / The Religion of St. Augustine (London, Richardson and Son, 1857) / Barrow, John Croker: What is Truth. A few Words to my Friends and former Flock in Kensington (London, W. Knowles, 1859) / Galileo and the Inquisition (London, Burns and Lambert, 1854) / Anderdon: Is there a Church, ad what is it? (London, Burns and Lambert, 1854) / Dodsworth: Popular Delusions concerning the Faith and Practice of Catholics (London, Burns and Lambert, 1857) / Oxenham: The Tractarian Party and the Catholic Church (London, Burns and Lambert, 1858) / The Brach-Church Theory – A Dialogue (London, Burns and Lambert, 1854) / The Reason why People Secede to Rome (London, Knowles, 1859) / Meyrick, James: Papal Supremacy tested by Antiquity (Oxford, John Henry and James Parker, 1858) / Dodsworth: Popular Delusions concerning the Faith and Practice of Catholics (London, Burns and Lambert, 1857) / Anderdon: Is there a church and what is it? (London, Burns and Lambert, 1854). Essays in Volume VI: Processo Dello Insigne Miracolo Avvenuto L’Anno 1529 (Saronno, Francesco Prada, 1844) / Cenni Storici Del Simulacro, del Culto, Dei Miracoli E Della Coronnazione di Maria SSMA Del Parto Venerata in S. Agostino Di Roma (Roma, Aureli, 1853) / Compendio Della Vita Di Suor Giacometta Bascelier(Roma, Cesaretti, 1857) / Lockhart: Conversion of M. Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne (London, Burns and Lambert, 1855).
Three volumes (IV / V / VI). London, Liverpool, Roma et al. Various Publishers, Mid 1800s. 17 x 11 cm. Uniform half calf over marbled boards.Gilt titles and volume numbers on spine. Very good condition. Rubbed and bumped, age darkened and dust dulled, a few small tears. Pamphlets not uniform in size. Binding of volume IV opening.
V Congres International De Transfusion Sanguine. Organise Par La Societe Internationale De Transfusion Sanguine. Exemplaire imprime en l’honneur de Madame Legrand.
First Edition. Paris, 1954. 40 x 29 cm. Large folio box contains 16 folded and beautifully illustrated pages, printed on high quality paper. Many in text illustrations, some full page, as well as tipped in images. 16 mounted art reproductions, mounted on pale blue paper. Folio sized box with cloth covered spine. Boards paper covered. Small gilt emblem on spine. Excellent condition. Box rubbed and somewhat age darkened. Contents bright and clean – as new.
The English Irish Dictionary. An Focloir Bearla Gaoidhaeilge.
First Edition. Paris, Seamus Guerin, Paris. 1732. Title, (14), 717 pages. New (2018) half calf over green cloth boards. Gilt line decorations to boards. Gilt title on red spinal label. New end papers. Binding new (Kenny’s Galway 2018). Externally and internally age darkened. Occassional mild foxing and water staining. The names of previous owners are inscribed. Pages 635 to 677 show slight bookworm activity (one hole). The following pages have been replaced by facsimile pages: First three unnumbered pages, incl. title page. Page 1/2 (which is the first page of the actual dictionary). Pages 673 through 717 (last page of dictionary and the entire Irish Grammar Section).
An Tiomna Nuadh. [The New Testament in Irish]. Ar Dtiearna agus ar Slanighheora Josa Criosd: ris an tahair is onorsighhe a Ndia Uilliam O’Domnuill, Aird Easpoug Thuaim.
London, Printed by Richard Clay for the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1847. 18 x 11 cm. 561 pages. New (2018) Half calf over green cloth boards with gilt line decorations. Gilt title on red spinal label. Binding new. New end papers. Bottom part (about one third) of original title page missing. Previous owner inserted a facsimile of the title page (see images). Internally age darkened and with a few minor nicks and tears.
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. In their proper Places in the Dictionary, are inserted the Irish Names of our indigenous Plants, with the Names by which they are commonly known in English and Latin… to which is Annexed, a compenious Irish Grammar.
First Edition. Dublin, Printed by John Barlow, 1817. 26.5 x 21.5 cm. Eight unnumbered pages (Title, Dedication, Preface & Subscribers), 28 pages Irish Grammar followed by the complete Dictionary on unnumbered pages using double columns. Later quarter cloth over papered boards. Leather label with gilt title on spine. Red marbled edges. New end papers. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Edges and paper age darkened. Occasional very mild foxing and a few faint water stains. Name of previous owner on title page in ink.
The Diocese of Limerick. Vol.1: Ancient and Medieval / Vol.2: In the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries / Vol.3: From 1691 to the Present Time.
Limited reprint edition. Number 76 / 500. Three Volumes in slip case. Limerick, O’Brien-Toomey Publishers, 1993. 21 x 13 cm. Vol.1: xxiv, 468 pages incl. a map. / Vol.2: xii, 569 pages incl. one plate. Vol.3: xiii, 651 pages incl. Frontispiece. Uniform green cloth with gilt title on spines and gilt decorations to front boards. As new.
The Journals of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland. From the Eleventh Year of King James the First.
Second Edition. Dublin, Published by Order of the Honourable House of Commons bearing Date the Ninth of December, 1761. 1761. Folio, 36 x 22 cm. 927 pages plus 30 unnumbered pages Index. Several fold-out tables and charts. New (2018) brown half calf over decorated boards. Gilt line decorations and gilt title on spine. New end papers. Binding by Kenny’s, Galway. Binding new. Internally dust dulled and mildly age darkened. Edges dust dulled. Title pages show minor paper losses, mainly to edges. Minor bookworm damage to some pages in rear (Index), not affecting text.
An Béal Bocht nó An Milleánach: Droch-sgéal ar an droch-shaoghal.
Third Edition. Ath Cliath (Dublin), Clo Dolmen (Dolmen Press), 1964. 18 x11 cm. 111 pages. Decorated end papers. One small drawing in text. A few red accents in text and on title page. Original bright red cloth. Hard cover. Gilt decoration on front board. Gilt title on spine. Very good condition. Dust jacket a little worn and age darkened, now protected in archival jacket. Publisher’s Note left lose inside book. Internally bright and clean.
Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland from the Arrival of the English. Also, A Particular Detail of that which broke out the XXIID of May, MDCCXCVIII, with the History of the Conspiracy which preceded it.
The Third Edition. Two Volumes. Dublin, Printed for Robert Marchbank, 1802. 20 x 12 cm. Vol.1: xviii, 583 pages. With eight fold-out maps. / Vol.2: vii, 552 pages plus 15 pages Index. With one map and a view, both foldout. New (2018) dark green half calf over decorated boards. Gilt decorations. Gilt titles on red label on spine. Pale blue end papers. Very good condition. Binding new. Edges age darkened. Occasional mild browning / foxing, mainly to first and last pages. A few minor closed tears. Map X: ‘Movement of Marquis Cornwallis’ missing from volume 2. Otherwise a very nice copy from the library of publisher Edmund Downey (not inscribed).
Curative Education. Twelve Lectures for Doctors and Curative Teachers given in Dornach from 25th June to 7th July 1924.Translated by Mary Adams.
First English Edition. London, Rudolf Steiner Press, 1972. 21 x 14 cm. 222 pages (2) with two pages of illustrations. Original green cloth in original dust jacket. Very good condition. Book and dust jacket in plastic jacket (not removable). Dust jacket is price clipped. Name of previous owner on front free end paper, otherwise bright and clean, as new.
Illustrious Irishwomen. Being Memoirs of some of the most noted Irishwomen from the earliest Ages to the present Century.
First Edition. Two volumes bound in One. London, Tinsley Brothers, 1877. 21 x 13 cm. viii, 414 pages / vi, 360 pages. Brown half leather over green cloth boards. Library binding with gilt title and library number on spine. Five raised bands. Red speckled edges. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. With library plate and sticker on front paste down. Small library stamps and numbers. Some age darkening and occasional mild staining. Generally a very nice copy.
Woman’s Work in Modern Society.
First Edition. Kenmare, Kenmare Publications, 1875. 19 x 13 cm. xii, 373 pages. Six pages publishers list. Original decorated cloth. Bevelled boards. Hard Cover. Gilt title on front board and spine. Gilt, black and blind decorations. Very good condition. Binding professionally repaired using original boards and spine. New decorated end papers. Boards, corners and spine rubbed and bumped, showing a few stains. Edges dust dulled. Internally dust dulled with a few stains. A child’s pencil drawing between last text page and publishers list. A closed tear to title page.
Irish Passage Graves. Neolithic Tomb-Builders in Ireland and Britain 2500 B.C.
Limited Edition – Signed by Author. Dublin, Irish University Press, 1974. 29 x 21 cm. x, 308 pages. Richly illustrated. Quarter Morocco, hand-bound in Dublin by Paddy Kavanagh, Colin Moore and Des Smith. Gilt decorated board and spine. Gilt title on spine. Decorated end papers (map). Top edge coloured green. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear and dust dulling. A nice copy.
Realities of Irish Life. With Illustrations by his son J. Townsend Trench.
Third Edition. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869. 21 x 14 cm. xiv, 411 pages plus four pages publishers list. Original dark green cloth with striking gilt decoration to front board. Hard cover. Gilt title and lines on spine. Bevelled boards. Brown end papers. Frontispiece and various full page plates throughout. One plate in colour. Large coloured folding map towards the end of the book. Very good condition. Shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners, boards and spine. Head and tail of spine frayed. Spine slightly warped. Front hinge starting and binding weakened, but holding. Internally slightly age darkened and mildly foxed. Two closed tears to map, but overall in very good condition. Plates complete.
The Horse. With a Treatise of Draught.
A New Edition. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. 21 x 14 cm. viii, 581 pages plus 32 pages publishers list. Illustrated throughout in B&W. New (2018) brown cloth by Kenny’s in Galway. New decorated end papers. Very good condition. New binding. Edges dust dulled. With neat inscriptions opposite title page and a tipped in letter between pages 190 and 191. Both texts appear to be recepies for the treatment of horses. Otherwise internally bright and clean. A nice copy
The Way That I Went.
First Edition. Dublin, Hodges & Figgis, 1937. 24 x 17 cm. xiii, 394 pages. With many B&W Illustrations and a large folding map. Original blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Fore and bottom edge deckle. Very good condition. Corners, boards and spine rubbed and bumped. Head and Tail of Spine frayed. Edges age darkened and dust dulled. End papers dust dulled and mildly foxed. Internally bright and clean.
The Mirror of True Womanhood. A Book of Instruction for the Women in the World.
Seventh Edition. Reprinted from the Thirteenth American Edition. Dublin, M.H. Gill and Son, 1900. 18 x 12 cm. xx, 410 pages. Original decorated green cloth. Gilt titles on spine and front board. Blind decorations on rear board. Very good condition. Corners, boards and spine rubbed and bumped. Edges dust dulled. Name of previous owner pencilled on front free end paper. Occasional mild foxing, otherwise bright and clean internally. A nice copy.
School Architecture. Being practical Remarks on the Planning, Designing, Building, and Furnishing of School-Houses.
Second Edition. London, John Murray, 1877. 22 x 15 cm. xxiv, 440 pages. With 300 Illustrations in B&W. Original dark green textured cloth. Hard cover with gilt title on spine. Blind decorations on spine and boards. Very good condition. Some rubbing and bumping to corners, boards and spine. Edges dust dulled. Some foxing to end papers. Internally bright and clean. Small, neat blind stamp of previous owner on half-title. A nice copy.
The Angler’s Guide to the Irish Free State.
Third Edition. Dublin, Published by the Stationary Office, 1937. 18 x 12 cm. xi, 264 pages. With ads, tables, several foldout maps in text block and a large backed folding map in the back. Original olive green cloth. Hard cover. Black title on front boards and spine. Very good condition. Some age darkening, rubbing and bumping and a few minor tears. Inscription by previous owner on front free end paper. Front hinge starting to crack. Internally bright and clean. Complete set of maps.
Bishop Burnet’s History of His Own Time. Vol.1. From the Restoration of King Charles II to the Settlement of King William and Queen Mary at the Revolution: To which is prefix’d A Summary Recapitulation of Affairs in Church and State from King James I. to the Restoration in the year 1660. Vol.II. From the Revolution to the Conclusion of the Treaty of Peace at Utrecht, in the Reign of Queen Anne. To which is added, The Author’s Life, by the Editor.
Two Volumes. Dublin, Printed by S.Powell / A. Rhames, for G. Risk, G. Ewing, and W. Smith / J. Hyde, R. Gunne, R. Owen, and E. Dobson, 1734. 31 x 19 cm. Vol.1: Title page, (1)-Advertisement to the Reader, (4)-Subscribers List, 464 pages, (10)-Index / Vol.2: Title, (2), (2)-Subsribers, 408 pages, 45 pages Life of the Author, 40 pages TOC & Index. Contemporary brown calf with decorations (blind and black). Five raised bands, labels with title on spine. Very good condition. Joints cracked but holding. Age darkened. Edges dust dulled. Corners, spine and boards rubbed and bumped. Some small leather losses. Label on volume 2 misses a corner. Internally very good. Small nicks and tears, faint water staining to some pages. A very nice copy.
The United Irishmen; Their Lifes and Times. By R.R. Madden, M.D., M.R.I.A. with Numerous Original Portraits.
Third Series. Three Volumes. Dublin, Published by James Duffy, 1846. 19 x 11 cm. Vol.1: xi, 418 pages with frontispiece and three plates. / Vol.2: 350 pages with frontispiece and one plate. / Vol.3: vii, 318 pages with frontispiece and four plates. New half leather over marbled boards (Kenny’s Bindery 2017). All edges marbled. Very good condition. New Bindings. Internally clean with little age darkening. Very mild foxing / browning to plates. A few small nicks and closed tears.
Britannia – Ireland Section. Includes the following sections of Camden’s Britannia: Ireland, The smaller Islands in the British Ocean, Appendix, Insertions made by Dr. Holland in his English Translation and Index.
[No title page present – possibly part of a 1695 or 1722 Edition]. Eight unnumbered pages, pages 1309 to 1526 (numbered columns: 2 columns per page), 160 unnumbered pages. Small illustrations in text and decorated chapter titles. New (2017) three quarter green leather over new boards covered in decorated paper. Gilt decorations on boards and spine. Gilt title on red label on spine. Binding by Kenny’s in Galway, Ireland. New end papers. Binding new. Internally very good with some age darkening and foxing. Minor paper losses to some corners. No title page, no maps.
R.Caldecott’s First Collection of Pictures and Songs. Containing The Diverting History of John Gilpin The House That Jack Built An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog The Babes in the Wood The Three Jovial Huntsmen Sing a Song for Sixpence The Queen of Hearts The Farmer’s Boy.
London, Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd., Not dated [ 1880-1890]. 22 x 20 cm. 31 / 29 / 30 / 30 / 30 / 30 / 30 / 30 pages (each story individually paged). Illustrated throughout in colour and B&W. Many full page colour plates. Original decorated cloth. Hard Cover. Very good condition. Binding starting to open, but holding. Corners, boards and spine mildly rubbed and bumped. Age darkeing and very minor foxing.