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Jacobs, Joseph; Stobbs, William - Guleesh : A Picture Story from Ireland

Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's illustrated cover which has a slight crack rear board near top of spine (sounds worse than it is). No inscriptions. Colourfully illustrated on each page, 32 pages. Good plus dustwrapper which has a two inch tear on back panel, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1971, First Edition
£18.00

Kain Richard M. - Dublin in the Age of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xi,216. Map.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1972, First U K Edition
£8.00

Kavanagh Peter - The Irish Theatre Being a History of the Drama in Ireland from the Earliest Period Up to the Present Day

Hardback. A good copy in a good dustwrapper, now protected, which is largely complete but which shows a little edge wear and tear. The book has a fairly considerable spine lean. 489 pages. Frontispiece and ten illustrations. Described as "a monumental and exhaustive history of every facet of the dramatic movement in Ireland".
Published : The Kerryman Limited, Tralee 1946, First Edition
£70.00

Kelleher Margaret and Murphy James H (Editors) - Gender Perspectives in Nineteenth-Century Ireland : Public and Private Spheres

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 238 pages. "By examining nineteenth-century Ireland from the perspective of gender history, this volume is a pioneering study".
Published : Irish Academic Press, Dublin 1997, First Edition
£24.00

Kinsella Thomas - Another September

A very good copy without dustwrapper. Small neat ownership inscription otherwise a lovely clean copy. 47 pages. A slim early volume by the well-known Irish poet.
Published : The Dolmen Press, Dublin 1958, First Edition
£10.00

Knott Eleanor (Editor) - The Bardic Poems of Tadgh Dall O Huiginn (1550-1591) - Two Volumes Complete

Hardbacks. A near fine two volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean set with no ownership inscription or other marking. Reprints dated 1996 and 1998 respectively. Vol. I,pp.cviii,280. Vol.II,pp.viii,360. Text in Irish and English. Also included is a small booklet containing a new Introduction to this edition by Padraig A. Breatnach. (This new Introduction is also in vol.I).
Published : Irish Texts Society, Reprint
£85.00

Lacy Brian et al - Archaeological Survey of County Donegal: A Description of the Field Antiquities of the County from the Mesolithic Period to the 17th Century A.D.

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,401 Errata slip tipped-in at end. 200 figures. 77 monochrome plates. 8 colour plates.
Published : Donegal County Council, Lifford 1983, First Edition
£34.00

Landa Louis A. - Swift and the Church of Ireland

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is a little soiled but which is otherwise very good. Pp.xvi,206. This is "an assessment and a portrait of the clerical Swift purely in his temporal capacity, quite apart from his religious ideas or faith".
Published : Oxford University Press 1965, Reprint
£16.00

Larminie William (Collected and Translated By) - West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances --- with Introduction and Notes, and Appendix Containing Specimens of the Gaelic Originals Phonetically Spelt

Hardback. A good plus copy in a quarter leather binding. Green cloth boards. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxviii,258 + one page adverts. The boards are now protected by a clear, removable, cover. Folk tales from the coast of Connaught and Donegal. This is a volume in the Camden Library series.
Published : Elliot Stock, London 1893, First Edition
£75.00

Lawrence R.J. - The Government of Northern Ireland Public Finance and Public Services 1921-1964

A very good copy in a good, slightly chipped, dustwrapper. 198pp. 11 statistical tables. A study of self-government in Northern Ireland up to 1964.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1965, First Edition
£14.00

Leask Harold G. - Irish Churches and Monastic Buildings [Three Volume Set]

Hardbacks. The full three volume set in black cloth lettered in gilt. Volume I, "The First Phases and the Romaesque," is the first edition of 1955 and is a good copy with (damp?) fading to the edges of the boards. Ownership inscription. Upper board tips a little bumped. 173 pages. Frontispiece and 20 plates + 100 other illustrations. Volume 2, "Gothic Architecture to 1400,"is the third impression of 1990 and is a very good, bright, copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 162 pages. Frontispiece and 28 plates + 77 other illustrations. Volume 3, "Medieval Gothic The Last Phases,"is a 1985 reprint and is a very good, bright, copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 190 pages. Frontispiece and 29 plates + 81 other illustrations. A definitive work on early and medieval Irish ecclesiastical architecture.
Published : Dundalgan Press (W. Tempest) Ltd, Dundalk,
£60.00

Leyburn, James G. - The Scotch-Irish : A Social History

Softback. A very good copy. Ppxix,377. 5 maps. Deals with "the Scot in 1600", the Plantation of Ulster by lowland Scots in the 17th century, their life in Ulster and the migration of many Scots-Irish to the USA in the 18th century.
Published : The University of North Carolina Press 1989,
£10.00

Long, Bill - Bright Light, White Water: Story of Irish Lighthouses and Their People

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 224 pages. Colour plates. Black and white illustrations. Includes a roll call of lighthouse keepers.
Published : New Island Books, Dublin 1993, First Edition
£15.00

Lucy Henry W. - A Diary of the Salisbury Parliament 1886-1892

Illustrated by Harry Furniss.
A good copy in maroon cloth which shows a little wear at spine ends. Top edge gilt. Pp.xii,530. Many illustrations by Harry Furniss. Includes a few chapters on Parnell and Irish matters.
Published : Cassell, London 1892, Second Thousand
£15.00

Lucy Henry W. - A Diary of Two Parliaments. The Gladstone Parliament 1880-1885

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth which is faded on the spine. Small bookplate. Fairly light edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,508 + publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. The author was one of the most famous English political journalists of the Victorian era.
Published : Cassell, London 1886, First Edition
£15.00

Mac Erlean, Rev. John C. (Editor) - The Poems of David O Bruadair - Three Volumes Complete

Hardbacks. A three volume set in near fine condition in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A nice clean set with no ownership inscription or other marking. Dated 1986,1986 and 1990 respectively. Vol.I,pp.xlx,207. Vol.II,pp.xxxix,[1],288. Vol.III,pp.xv,275. Text in Irish and English. Introduction, Translation and Notes by the editor together with a glossary and an index of proper names to the three parts.
Published : Irish Texts Society, Reprint
£75.00

Mackay John - The Reay Fencibles or Lord Reay's Highlanders

Hardback. A very good copy in blind-stamped green cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 59 pages. Includes the Irish rebellion of 1798. Contains a list of officers.
Published : Published for the Clan Mackay Society By Charles Mackay, Glasgow 1890, First Edition
£35.00

Mackechnie, Rev. John (Editor) - Instructio Pie Vivendi et Superna Meditandi - Vols. I and II

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Reprints dated 1934 and 1946 respectively. Both clean copies with no ownership inscription or other marking. Vol. I is unopened. Text in Latin, Irish and English. Notes and Glossary by the editor.
Published : Irish Texts Society, Reprint
£45.00

Mackenzie W.C. - The Races of Ireland and Scotland

Nd. but a Note by the author dated June 1916 is appended to the prefix ststing that the book was written before the war broke out. A good copy in red cloth. Blind stamp of D.C. Thomson (the Dundee publishers). A previous owner has pasted in to the front of the book a number of newspaper cuttings relevant to the subject of the book and an article entitled "The Origin of the Scottish People" by Arthur Keith. Pp.xiv,396. This is an enquiry into the origins of the peoples of Ireland and Scotland.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley, First Edition
£28.00

MacManus M.J - "So This is Dublin!"

Illustrated by Sean O'Sullivan.
Hardback. Cloth spine with paper-covered boards. A very good copy. No ownership inscription .Just a little edge foxing. 123 pages. Illustrated. A humorous/satyrical look at Dublin and Ireland in general.
Published : The Talbot Press, Dublin and Cork 1927, First Edition
£25.00

MacManus M.J - Eamon De Valera a Biography

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has some edge tears and minor chipping, some soiling and with a name written on the rear panel. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. 192 pages. No frontispiece and no trace of there ever having been one.
Published : Victor Gollancz Ltd., London 1944, First Edition
£10.00

MacManus Seumas - The Rocky Road to Dublin

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a smallish water-stain at the foot of the spine. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,324. The author's story of his boyhood and young manhood in the mountains of Donegal.
Published : The Talbot Press, Dublin 1947, First Edition
£25.00

Macready, General the Right Hon. Sir Nevil - Annals of an Active Life

Hardbacks. Nd but 1924. A very good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other marking. Moderate edge foxing. 694 pages (continuously paginated). 32 illustrations. Macready was a senior British Army officer who saw active service in the Second Boer War and who held senior staff appointments in the First World War. The book's principal interest, however, lies in the fact that he was the last British military commander in Ireland prior to independence. He was sent to command British troops in Ireland in April 1920 to carry out a counter-insurgency role against the Irish Republican Army in the Irish War of Independence. He had already expressed his view of Ireland in writing as follows: "I loathe the country--and its people with a depth deeper than the sea and more violent than that which I feel against the Boche." He believed that Ireland could be suppressed in the Summer of 1921 but following instructions from his political masters negotiated a truce in July 1921 and withdrew his troops form Ireland the following year. This is a scarce and interesting book which has not been reprinted. Photograph available on request.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, First Edition
£540.00

MacSweeney, Patrick M. (Editor) - Caithreim Conghail Clairinghnich - Martial Career of Conghal Clairinghneach

Hardback. A near fine copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.lxvii,233. Text in Irish and English. Translation, Introduction, Notes and Glosaary by the editor.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1996, Reprint
£30.00

Mahr, Professor Adolf - Ancient Irish Handicraft

Softback. 4to. A good copy in grey covers lacking a smallish piece at foot of spine. Compliment slip from the Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum, Dublin, loosely enclosed. 24 pages of text + 24 plates. The illustrations are of axes, crosiers, urns, jewellery, crosses etc.
Published : The Thomond Archaeological Society , Limerick 1939, First Edition
£12.00

Maltby, Arthur; Maltby, Jean - Ireland in the Nineteenth Century : A Breviate of Official Publications

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in orange and white. Inscribed presentation copy from the authors. Pp.xxix,269. 8 illustrations. This is a catalogue and breviate of British Government papers concerning Ireland in the 19th century arranged by subject areas which include e.g. "Ownership and Valuation of Land", "Poverty and Relief Measures", "Education and Culture" etc. A valuable guide to primary historical source material.
Published : Pergamon Press, Oxford 1979, First Edition
£30.00

Martin F.X. And Byrne F.J. (Editors) - Scholar Revolutionary: Eoin MacNeill, 1867-1945, and the Making of the New Ireland

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows minor edge wear and tear. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.[xvi],429. 11 illustrations. A collection of articles on the late 19th/early 20th century Irish scholar and revolutionary.
Published : Irish University Press, Shannon, Ireland 1973, First Edition
£25.00

Maume, Patrick - The Long Gestation: Irish Nationalist Life, 1891-1918

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 340 pages. Described as "a brilliant piece of historical dissection" of the period just prior to Ireland gaining its independence.
Published : Gill & Macmillan Ltd, Dublin 1999, First Edition
£22.00

Maxwell Constantia - The Stranger in Ireland from the Reign of Elizabeth to the Great Famine

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. 340 pages. 8 illustrations. Folding map at rear. The impressions of visitors to Ireland in the period covered.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1954, First Edition
£15.00

McBride Jack - Traveller in the Glens

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 156 pages. Illustrated. Descibed as "a gathering-in of historical curiosities, tales, customs and ballads" from the Glens of Antrim, Northern Iralnd.
Published : The Appletree Press, Belfast 1979, First Edition
£8.00

McCance Captain S. - History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Vol. I from 1652 to 1860; Vol. II from 1861 to 1922 (Disbandment)

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in dark blue cloth with bevelled edges, lettered in gilt on the spines and with gilt regimental insignia to upper boards. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing to Volume I otherwise a clean set. Vol. I, pp.[xvi],254. 5 colour plates. 31 black and white illustrations. 20 folding maps. Vol. II,pp.[x],305. 3 colour plates. 58 black and white plates. 21 folding maps. Includes much on |ndia, Afghanistan, Burma and First World War.
Published : Printed By Gale & Polden Ltd for Private Circulation Only 1927, First Edition
£290.00

McCann John - War By the Irish

Hardback. A good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is quite badly rubbed and marked on the rear panel. Internally very good being a clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 211 pages. Many illustrations. Tales of the Irish struggle for independence from Easter 1916 to 1921.
Published : The Kerryman Limited, Tralee 1946, First Edition
£18.00

McCarthy Michael J.F. - Rome in Ireland

Just about good although the spine is a bit marked, has a small label on it and has some fading to the title lettering. Prize label on front end-paper but no other internal markings. Pp.viii,350.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1904, First Edition
£15.00

McCavery Trevor - Newtown: a History of Newtownards

Softback. A near very good copy in publisher's pictorial blue paper covers. Some slight rubbing to spine ends. Gift inscription on front end-paper and SIGNED by author on half- title page. Many black and white illustrations. 221 pages. This richly illustrated volume, the first full length history of this Northern Irish town, looks at Newtown in all its guises,from its enigmatic prehistory to its massive post-war expansion.
Published : The White Row Press, Belfast 1994, First Edition
£25.00

McConkey, Kenneth - A Free Spirit : Irish Art, 1860-1960

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 228 pages. 116 colour plates. 61 black and white plates. Described as "the first complete study of the renaissance of the visual arts in Ireland.
Published : Antique Collectors' Club, London 1990, First Edition
£25.00

McCracken J.L. - Representative Government in Ireland: a Study of Dail Eireann 1919-48

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 229pp.
Published : Oxford University Press 1958, First Edition
£25.00

McErlean, Thomas; McConkey, Rosemary; Forsythe, Wes - Strangford Lough: An Archaeological Survey of the Maritime Cultural Landscape

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxiii,[iii],689. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. Maps. The book presents the results of a pioneering survey of Strangford Lough's maritime cultural landscape in a readily accessible form which "will not olny add to our appreciation of Strangford's past but will also broaden the way we look at Ireland's maritime heritage."
Published : Blackstaff Press Ltd, Belfast 2002, First Edition
£240.00

McGrath, Rev. Michael (Editor) - Cinnlae Amhlaoibh Ui Shuileabhain - The Diary of Humphrey O'Sullivan - 4 Vols. Complete

Hardbacks. A very good four volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Dated 1989,1990,1992 and 1992 respectively. A nice clean set with no ownership inscription or other marking. Vol. I,pp.li,335. Frontispiece. Map. Vol. II,pp.373. Frontispiece. Diagrams in text. Vol.III,pp.xvi,271.Diagrams in text. Vol. IV,pp.xlvi,392. Text in Irish and English. Introduction, Translation and Notes by the editor. O'Sullivan was a teacher and draper. His diary covers the years 1827 to the end of July 1835 and covers many aspects of life in Callan, County Kilkenny.
Published : Irish Texts Society, Reprint
£75.00

McKenna, Rev. L. (Editor) - Iomarbhaidh Na Bhfileadh - The Contention of the Bards Parts I and II (Complete)

Hardbacks. Two volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Both volumes very good with no ownership inscription or other marking. Some browning to later pages of Vol.II. Both volumes unopened. Vol.I,pp.xxx,1-177. Vol.II,pp.178-283. Translation, Notes, Glossaries etc by the editor. Text in Irish and English.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1920, Reprint
£60.00

McNeill, T.E. - Anglo-Norman Ulster: History and Archaeology of an Irish Barony, 1177-1400

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. Ownership inscription of Geoffrey Barrow, the academic and author. Pp.ix,157. 8 plates. 21 figures. A study of how the Anglo-Norman Earldom of Ulster functioned in medieval Ireland.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1980, First Edition
£18.00

McSkimin Samuel - Annals of Ulster [from 1790 to 1798]

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. End-papers and title page very browned. Pp.[vi],104 + 2pp. adverts. McSkimin was 23 years old when the uprising against British rule in Ireland broke out in 1798 and had personal knowledge of much of what he describes regarding the uprising in Ulster. Includes a biographical sketch and notes by E.J. McCrum. First published in 1849 this work seems to be uncommon in any early edition.
Published : James Cleeland / William Mullan & Son, Belfast 1906, First Edition Thus
£50.00

Meyer Robert T. (Editor) - Merugud Uilix Maic Leirtis

A very good copy of this slim volume in original black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 46pp. This is a medieval Irish version of the story of Ulysses.
Published : The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1958, First Edition Thus
£35.00

Milne Kenneth (Editor) - Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin A History

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxi,420. 32 illustrations. 8 figures. This is the first book "to trace the history of Ireland's most significant cathedral church from its foundation in the eleventh century to the present day---and provides a unique view of the development of the social and religious worlds of Dublin and Ireland generally".
Published : Four Courts Press, Dublin 2000, First Edition
£40.00

Mitchel John - Jail Journal - - -with an Introductory Narrative of Transactions in Ireland

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth. Spine darkened and spine lettering dull. Pp.xlvii,463. Many illustrations. This edition is described as "Original Edition with a continuation of the Journal in New York and Paris, a preface, appendices and illustrations". Preface by Arthur Griffith. The story of an Irish patriot imprisoned and transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) at the time of the Irish famine in the mid-19th century and of his escape to the USA.
Published : M. H. Gill and Son, Dublin 1918,
£30.00

Mitchel John - Jail Journal --- with an Introductory Narrative of Transactions in Ireland

Hardback. Nd but ownership inscription on front end-paper is dated 1945. A very good copy. Not too obvious mark on front cover. Pp.xlvii,463. Numerous illustrations. Described as "Original Edition With a Continuation of the Journal in New York and Paris, a Preface, Appendices and Illustrations". The Journal of an Irishman who fell foul of English rule in the mid-19th century, was transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and escaped.
Published : M. H. Gill and Son, Dublin,
£15.00

Moody, T. W. - Davitt and Irish Revolution, 1846-82

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Upper board tips a little bumped. Some top edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xxiv,674. 13 illustrations. 10 maps. The book is "a study of Michael Davitt in the context of two revolutionary movements - the Irish republican or fenian movement and the "land for the people" movement."
Published : Oxford University Press 1981, First Edition
£30.00

Moore Thomas - The Life and Death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald

Hardback. The two volume set in rather poor condition with the spines replaced with green tape. Stamp of a church on title page of each volume. Frontispiece to vol.I loose. Lacks front end-paper to Vol. II. Folding map present in vol.II. A reading or perhaps rebinding set.
Published : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London 1831, Second Edition
£20.00

Moran Rev. Dr. - History of the Catholic Archbishops of Dublin Since the Reformation Vol.1 - Part 1 Introduction

Just about good in paper covers. Covers starting to tear at spine ends. Smallish library label on front cover and stamps internally of the Dominican Fathers, Edinburgh. 192 pages.
Published : James Duffy, Dublin 1864, First Edition
£20.00

Nevinson Henry W. - Last Changes Last Chances

Hardback. A good plus copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wrinkling to the spine. Internally very good. Pp.xv,[3],361. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Map. Deals with the author's journalistic experiences between 1914 and 1926. Includes First World War experiences in Belgium, France, the Dardanelles, Salonika and Egypt, and experiences in Ireland during the prolonged struggle that led to the Treaty of 1921, in the USA, Palestine etc.
Published : Nisbet & Co, London 1928, First Edition
£20.00