DUBLIN

The Irish Library. 1908-9. Vol. 2. The Fenian Movement: The Story of the Manchester Martyrs.

Author: 
F. L. Crilly [Justin McCarthy; Ireland; Irish; Eire; Fenian Movement]
Publication details: 
London: John Ouseley Ltd., 15 & 16 Farringdon St., E.C.
£150.00

8vo, 94 + ii pp. Stapled and in original green and white printed wraps. Advertisements on wraps, prelims and final leaf. Frontispiece portrait of Justin McCarthy (with transcription of a letter by him to Ouseley facing it) and double-sided plate (between pp. 32 and 33) carrying seven illustrations. A scarce item (no copy at British Library): chipped and worn on aged high-acidity paper. Described by the author as a 'narrative of probably the most powerful and far-reaching conspiracy the world has ever known'.

The Story of Shane O'Neill, Hereditary Prince of Ulster

Author: 
"Ollamh"
Publication details: 
Sealy, Bryers & Walker, Dublin,
£100.00

88pp., 2pp. Publisher's Catalogue. Scarce: No copy on AddAll, and COPAC lists copies only at BL, Oxford, NLS. Original paper boards bound into modern green paper wraps with title label on front, restoring a copy with contents in good condition, but fragile, stained and damaged covers.

Ulster in '98. Episodes and Anecdotes

Author: 
Robert M. Young
Publication details: 
Marcus Ward & Co. Ltd, Belfast, 1893
£100.00

96pp., 8vo, 4pp. advertisements, a fragile book with damage to paper covers and the first two pages (no loss of text), and minor staining throughout, has been attractively rebound in green paper wraps with label on front.

Ireland Ninety Years Ago Being a New and Revised Edition of Ireland Sixty Years Ago.

Author: 
[John Edward Walsh],
Publication details: 
McGlashan and Gill, Dublin, 1876
£100.00

172pp, 8vo. This copy has stains throughout, from minimal (foxing) to extensive on back cover, and damage to the half-title, but it's been rebound in attractive green wraps with a label on the front. The original wraps have ben bound in. Scarce: No copy listed on AddAll. COPAC lists copies at BL, CUL, NLS, Trinity.

The Ulster Calendar of Persons and Events. By Alex. Riddell. 1911.

Author: 
Alex. Riddell,
Publication details: 
N.p. 1911.
£150.00

8vo, 76 + [i] + [iii]. Rebound in attractive green paper wraps, including surviving front wrap (back wrap missing), damaged but reinforced, staples rusty. Final page a Calendar for 1911, followed by three pages blank but for heading 'MEMORANDA'. Verso of front wrap carries an advertisement, with photograph of shop front, for James' Boys' Clothing, 10 Lombard St., Belfast. Scarce. No copy listed in National Library of Ireland online catalogue, and only one copy on COPAC (at the British Library).

Scri´bhinni´.

Author: 
Padraic H. Pearse [Padraic mac Piarais; Pha´draig mhic Phiarais]
Publication details: 
[Dublin] 1919.
£250.00

Original green cloth, 268pp, 8vo, corners bumped, covers marked, endpapers yellowed, contents good. First collected works [?]. Scarce: three copies listed by COPAC which also lists an edition (of the same book?) which it dates [1917 ("Dublin: Phoenix").

Athens aflame.

Author: 
An Philibin, pseud. [i.e. John Hackett Pollock]
Publication details: 
No date (1923?); Dublin: Martin Lester Limited.
£100.00

4to. 24 pages. In original brown printed wraps. In poor condition: paper frayed, worn and discoloured, front and back wrap separately detached. Number 97 of 350 copies. Pollock (1887-1964) was a novelist, poet and one of the founders of the Gate Theatre.

Studies. Being Number Two of the Tower Press Booklets Second Series

Author: 
Padraic Colum
Publication details: 
Dublin, 1907.
£75.00

50pp., 12mo, original printed grey wraps, chipped and marked, contents good.

Some Poems of Roger Casement.

Author: 
[Roger Casement]
Publication details: 
The Talbot Press Booklets. Dublin & London, 1918.
£100.00

Original grey printed wraps (spine lost), hinge strain, pages browning, ow good condition. From the Library of Robert Lynd, nationalist and old friend of Casement's.

The Shuiler's Child

Author: 
Seumas O'Kelly
Publication details: 
First Edition, Maunsel & Co., Dublin, 1909
£200.00

Original brown wraps, chipped, dusted and soiled, titlepage partly soiled and dusted, otherwise good. Scarce: COPAC lists copies at BL, NLS, Oxford, and NLW. AddAll only lists the 1971 reprint.

The Twilight People

Author: 
Seumas O'Sullivan
Publication details: 
Dublin: Whaley & Co.; London: A.H. Bullen, 1905.
£100.00

Original mauve wraps, sunned and creased, endpapers soiled, contents slightly marked but mainly good. INSCRIBED by Robert Lynd, author and nationalist, in Irish, Riobard ua Flynn. Scarce: COPAC lists copies at NLS, Cambridge, BL.

Night and Morning. Poems by Austin Clarke. Being Number One of the Tower Press Booklets. Third Series.

Author: 
Austin Clarke
Publication details: 
Dublin, The Orwell Press, 1938.
£150.00

Original beige wrap, sunned and dusted, worn and chipped edges and spine, small closed tear at top front wrap, contents slightly foxed, mainly good. Enclosure (loose): Blank Order Form for this pamphlet including statement of limitation (300 printed). Scarce.

Mrs. Mulligan's Millions. A Comedy in Three Acts.

Author: 
Edward McNulty, Irish novelist and playwright, Mrs. Mulligan's Millions. A Comedy in Three Acts.Dublin and London, 1918.
Publication details: 
Maunsel and Compnay, Dublin and London, 1918.
£200.00

Based on his novel of the same name. Original green wraps, motif of Maunsel's Irish Plays on front, soiled, one closed tear, titlepage faintly stained, pages of contents dulled through age, sound. From the library of Robert Lynd, author and nationalist. Scarce: COPAC lists copies at NLS, Oxford and NLW (NOT BL).

Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Fawcett.

Author: 
[G.O. TREVELYAN] Sir George Otto Trevelyan (1838-1928), Liberal politician and author [Henry Fawcett (1833-1884), English economist and politician]
Publication details: 
9 October 1882; on letterhead of the Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle.
£56.00

12mo, 4 pp. Good, on lightly aged and creased paper. The 'appointment of examiners' is entirely a matter for 'the Commissioners of Intermediate Education'. However Trevelyan will be glad 'to send the papers on to the proper quarter, and will do so accordingly'. He is 'much obliged' to Fawcett for his 'kind expressions about my proceedings here. It is a very queer post, and I always feel as if on the brink of an appalling escape.' He has been 'much struck' with the success of Fawcett's policy at Trinity College, Dublin. The Trevelyans 'spent some days in Salisbury in 1879.

To the President of the United States of America.

Author: 
Laurence O'Neill.
Publication details: 
No place but "Given at the Mansion House, Dublin, this 11th day of June, 1918".
£350.00

Printed pamphlet, 12pp., folio, , front page (title also) soiled, fold mark, mainly good, signature of J.R.N. Macphail on front page. In custom-made modern green folder. Subjects re. Nat Lib Ireland: Great Britain Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland; Draft -- Ireland; World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland; Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1918. WITH: (Printed) letter from L. O'Neill to His Excellency the American Ambassador, Mansion House, Dublin, 18 June 1918, one page, folio, sl. chipped, fold mark, mainly good, signature of Macphail also.

The Economic Case for Irish Independence

Author: 
Darrell Figgis
Publication details: 
Dublin and London, 1920.
£250.00

[viii].91pp., 8vo, beige printed wraps, worn, sl. sunned, marked, chipped corner at back, discreet repairs to spine and edges, contents good. Scarce.

Poems. The Tower Press Booklets Number Four

Author: 
Ella Young
Publication details: 
Dublin, 1906.
£100.00

37pp., [12mo], original illus. printed green wraps, sunned, marked, sl. creased and chipped. Scarce. COPAC lists five copies.

Annals, Anecdotes, Traits and Traditions of the Irish Parliaments 1172 to 1800

Author: 
J. Roderick O'Flanagan
Publication details: 
New Edition, Dublin, 1895.
£50.00

Pp.xx.208, 8vo, with publisher's catalogue, original wraps, damaged but book rebound into attractive green boards with printed label on front. COPAC lists copies at BL, CUL, NLS, Oxford, Trinity.

Some Irish Essays

Author: 
A.E. [George William Russell].
Publication details: 
The Tower Press Booklets, No. 1, Dublin, 1906.
£150.00

39pp., 12mo, a fragile pamphlet, lacking back wrap and with damaged front wrap, attractively rebound in green paper wraps with label on front, retaining and supporting the surviving wrap. Scarce. Copac lists copies at CUL, BL, not Trinity.

Arms and the Irishman.

Author: 
J.B. Arbuthnot,under pseud. "Sassenach"
Publication details: 
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1952.
£100.00

128pp., 8vo. Foxing, covers marked, pictorial dj damaged (protected with plastic, sound. INSCRIBED by the author who published the book pseudonymously as "Sassenach": "With best wishes from the Author / JB Arbuthnot / Dec 8th 1932".

A Chronicle of Jails.

Author: 
Darrell Figgis
Publication details: 
First Edition. Dublin: The Talbot Press, 1917
£80.00

Review Copy (slip enclosed loosely). Original printed grey wraps, some wear, mainly good, contents good. From the library of Robert Lynd, reviewer, author, and nationalist. COPAC lists copies at BL, LSE, NLW.

Autograph Letter Signed ('L. C. Purser') to the classical scholar John Percival Postgate (1853-1926).

Author: 
Louis Claude Purser (1854-1932), Classical scholar, President of the Royal Irish Academy, a fellow pupil of Oscar Wilde and close friend of Yeats's sister Lollie [Trinity College, Dublin]
Publication details: 
22 February 1915; 35 Trinity College, Dublin.
£80.00

4to, 1 p, 22 lines. On aged paper, with chipping at extremities neatly repaired with archival tape. Text clear and entire. He thanks him for his 'interesting paper', commenting on the 'Lucretian passage'. Postgate's 're-arrangement [...] is undoubtedly more attractive & logical than the ordinary arrangment, and as such I welcome it: but must we suppose always that artists do as well instinctively as they might if they had taken counsel?' 'Ex silentio I judge that all is well with you, as far as anything can be well for any of us these terrible times.

Historic Certainties respecting the Early History of America, developed in a Critical Examination of the Book of the Chronicles of the Land of Ecnarf.

Author: 
Rev. Aristarchus Newlight', pseud. [Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin re. COPAC; Beinecke says William Fitzgerald]
Publication details: 
London: John W. Parker, West Strand. 1851. [Savill and Edwards, Printers, Chandos Street, Covent Garden.]
£125.00

8vo: [viii] + 62 + [ii] pp. Good, though a little dogeared and discoloured, with slight wear at foot of final leaf. Half-title (with quotation from Strauss's 'Leben Jesu' on reverse) and (discoloured) final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Disbound. The author is described on the title-page as ''Rev. Aristarchus Newlight, Phil. Dr. of the University of Giessen; Corresponding Member of the Theophilanthropic and Pantisocratical Societies of Leipsig; Late Professor of All Religions in several distinguished Academies at home and abroad, etc. etc.

Autograph Letter Signed to <Brodie?>.

Author: 
Hugh Law
Publication details: 
Monday 15 Feb.' (no year); on embossed letterhead of the Union Club, Trafalgar Square.
£25.00

Lord Chancellor of Ireland (1818-83). Two pages, 12mo. Creased and grubby, and with two small holes in embossment. He cannot avail himself of his correspondent's kind invitation for dinner the following day as he has 'an engagement I may not postpone or disregard'. He should have been happy to meet Mr and Mrs <?>, 'as well as to spend a pleasant evening with you'. Signed 'H. Law'.

Prospectus for 'An Exact Reprint of the Roman Index Expurgatorius. The only Vatican Index of this kind ever published.'

Author: 
Richard Gibbings, A.B., Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin.
Publication details: 
[Dublin: 1836.]
£100.00

Octavo: 4 pp. Unbound bifolium. On aged paper, with loss at head and gutter of both leaves, creases and closed tears. Entirely legible, with the only damage to the text being partial loss of the numeration and the first word of the title ('AN'). Loss at head damaging manuscript inscription to 'Francis Scot<...>sement | <...> | Margt. Scott | Decr. 11. 1836.' The work itself was published in Dublin in 1837 by Milliken. '[...] 'It surely cannot be considered an unimportant matter to attempt to direct in any way the attention of Protestants to the novelty of Popery.

Autograph Signature on fragment of letter.

Author: 
John Bruce Richard O'Neill (1780-1855), 3rd Viscount O'Neill, Irish General and politician, Constable of Dublin Castle
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£32.00

On piece of paper roughly one and a half inches by three wide. Small tear in top left-hand corner not affecting signature. Reads 'Your Obed Hue Servt | [signature] O'Neill | Lieut General'. On reverse '<...> he had his discharge to <...> | <...> allowed something he had <...>'.

Autograph Letter Signed to [?] Brougham.

Author: 
John Henry Bernard
Publication details: 
21 June 1900; on letterhead of Trinity College, Dublin.
£38.00

Irish churchman and philosopher (1860-1927). Four pages, 12mo. Good, though grubby and a tad spotted, and with remains of previous mount adhering to lower-half of verso of second leaf of bifoliate (not affecting text). Begins 'My dear Brougham | I have read over the article in the Gazette on SPG, and have ascertained that Mr. White had nothing, directly or indirectly, to say to it. I think that the scope of the article precluded any mention of individual workers of recent years, as it was meant to give a general view.

Wood engraving entitled 'GREAT INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, DUBLIN, 1853. | [...] DRAWN BY GILBERT, FROM DESIGNS BY J. MAHONY, ESQ.] [ENGRAVED BY H. LINTON AND G. PEARSON.'

Author: 
The Great Industrial Exhibition, Dublin, 1853 [William Dargan (1799-1867); Sir John Benson (1812-74), architect; Sir John Gilbert (1817-97), J. Mahony; Henry Linton, and George Pearson, engravers]
Publication details: 
Without place or date [circa 1853].
£250.00

Attractive image roughly eleven inches by ten wide, captioned 'VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF THE GREAT INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, DUBLIN - OPENED MAY 12, 1853.' On piece of paper roughly fourteen and a half inches by eleven. Good on light-foxed aged paper with two neat vertical folds (perhaps indicating removal from a book). At foot of page list of twelve measurements of the 'PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS OF THE BUILDING', from 'Main Frontage' to 'Width of Outer Gallery'.

Autograph Note Signed ('F. Cavendish') to unnamed female correspondent.

Author: 
Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish (1836-82), murdered by the Irish National Invincibles in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Publication details: 
16 August 187<?>; on embossed letterhead 'Holker Hall, Carke-in-Cartmel, Carnforth.'
£50.00

One page, 12mo. Good, with blank second leaf of bifolium mounted on larger piece of card, which is docketed with biographical information. Right-hand side of leaf very slightly cropped, resulting in loss of last digit of year. Bold, clear signature. Reads 'Madam. | According to your request I beg to sign myself | Your obedt Servt | F. Cavendish'.

Autograph Note Signed ('Plunket') to Dr Heffernan.

Author: 
William Conyngham Plunket, 1st Baron Plunket (1764-1854), Lord Chancellor of Ireland
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£45.00

16mo, 1 p, 5 lines. Gilt-edged bifolium, laid down by small strip of inner margin of verso of second leaf to square of paper cut from autograph album. The mount docketed in a contemporary hand. Good, with remains of red wax seal broken in two and adhering to verso of second leaf, which carries the address to 'Doctor Heffernan | &c &c' (franked 'P'). Reads 'Dear Sir | will you be so good as to call in here at any time this morning most convenient to you | Yours &c | [signed] Plunket'. Small ink smudge by Plunket in right margin.

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