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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,
£38.00

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 - 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. 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. Photograph available on request.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1924, First Edition
£270.00

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

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
£20.00

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

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
£140.00

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,
£65.00

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

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,
£45.00

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,
£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
£30.00

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,
£24.00

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

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,
£10.00

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

O Murchadha, Diarmuid - The Annals of Tigernach Index of Names

Softback. A very good copy. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.ix,222. This is item 6 in the Society's Subsidiary Series.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1997, First Edition
£15.00

O Riain, Padraig (Editor) - The Making of a Saint Finbarr of Cork 600-1200

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.[viii],152. Erratum slip. 10 plates and maps. This is item 5 in the Society's Subsidiary Series.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1997, First Edition
£15.00

O' Riordain John J. - Where Araglen So Gently Flows : A Story of Munster and of Ireland as Unfolded Through Life Around Kiskeam in Dunhallow, Co. Cork

A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 368 pages. Illustrations. Maps.
Published : Published By the Author, Limerick City 2007,
£20.00

O'Brien Edna - Some Irish Loving a Selection

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 262 pages. A selection of writings about love by Irish men and women.
Published : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1979, First Edition
£18.00

O'Brien Tim - Light Years Ago a Study of the Cairns of Newgrange and Cairn T Loughcrew Co. Meath Ireland

4to. A very good copy. Hardback. 56 pages. 17 coloured plates. 32 figures. A study of two of the finest examples of passaged cairns in Ireland.
Published : The Black Cat Press, Dublin 1992, First Edition
£25.00

O'Connell T.J. - History of the Irish National teachers' Organisation 1868-1968

A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Ownership inscription. 491pp. Illustrated. List of corrigenda tipped-in.
Published : The Irish National teachers' Organisation, Dublin 1968, First Edition
£18.00

O'flaherty Liam - Land

Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth. In a rather edge-worn yellow dustwrapper which is browned on the spine with one or two small edge tears and a very small chip. No ownership inscription. 234 pages.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1946, First Edition
£8.00

O'flaherty Liam - Land

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, if rather dusty, dustwrapper which has minor tears/chipping at spine ends and board tips. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 234 pages.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1946, First Edition
£7.00

O'flaherty Liam - The Mountain Tavern and Other Stories

Hardback. An attractive looking signed copy in a nice dustwrapper but with flaws as noted. Green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. The upper and lower boards (but not the spine) show fairly considerable fading. The dustwrapper has a minor chip at the join of the spine and lower board, other very minor chips and small closed edge tears. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A few spots of edge foxing but internally clean. Author's signature on front free end-paper. 288 pages. Photographs available on request.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1929, First Edition
£95.00

O'Grady Standish - In the Gates of the North

A good copy in blue wraps printed in black on the front cover (and with the title written in black on the spine). Tear at foot of spine. Some edge foxing but clean internally. 134 pages. "In this tale will be found the story of Cuculain's manhood." Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Published By the Author, Kilkenny 1901, First Edition
£35.00

O'Rahilly Thomas F. (Editor) - Danta Gradha: An Anthology of Irish Love Poetry (A.D. 1350-1750) Part1 Text

A very good copy in original wrappers. 148pp. Largely unopened. Introduction in English by Robin Flower. Text of poems in Irish Gaelic.
Published : Cork University Press 1926,
£22.00

O'Rahilly, Thomas F - Irish Dialects Past and Present with Chapters on Scottish and Manx

Hardback. A very good copy in a blue cloth binding lettered in gilt on the spine. A little light fore-edge foxing. A clean copy internally without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xi,300,[2]. First published in 1932 this was a pioneering work in its field.
Published : Dublin Institute For Advanced Studies, Dublin 1988,
£25.00

O'Sullivan Donal - The Irish Free State and Its Senate: A Study in Contemporary Politics

A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Some top edge foxing but a clean copy internally. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxxi,666. Described as "the authoritative work on the history of the evolution of the Irish Free State into Eire."
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1940, First Edition
£40.00

O'Sullivan Sean (Editor) - Folktales of Ireland

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in white and black. In a good dustwrapper which has two internal repairs and minor edge chips. The wrapper is now protcted in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xliii,321. The editor was chief archivist at the Irish Folklore Commission and here "presents for the first time in English a representative collection of Gaelic folktales."
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1966, First Edition
£18.00

O'Sullivan Seumas - The Rose and Bottle and Other Essays

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which lacks a piece (about 1.5 inches by 1 inch) at the foot of the front panel. Pp.viii,126. Described as "a companionable book of literary musings".
Published : The Talbot Press, Dublin 1946, First Edition
£14.00

Phelan Jim - Turf-Fire Tales

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has the remains of a (price?) label on the front cover. 203 pages. 17 short stories of Irish tramps, convicts, revolutionaries etc by a Tipperary man.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1947, First Edition
£20.00

Plunkett Horace (Chairman) - Report of the Recess Committee on the Establishment of a Department of Agriculture and Industries For Ireland

Softback. A good copy though the paper covers are a bit soiled, torn and creased. Pp.viii,419. A study of how best to develop agriculture and industry in Ireland.
Published : Browne and Nolan, Dublin 1896, First Edition
£50.00

Power Maura (Editor) - An Irish Astronomical Tract Based in Part on a Mediaeval Latin Version of a Work By Messahalah

Hardback. A near fine copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xi,[3],176 + "Notes" page. Illustrated. Text in Irish and English.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1994,
£28.00

Quin Gordon (Editor) - Stair Ercuil Ocus A Bas - The Life and Death of Hercules

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth decorated in gilt. Dated 1939 although it looks as though it may be more recent. Lower board tips a little bumped. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xl,263 + a page of additions and corrections. Text in Irish and English.
Published : Irish Texts Society,
£20.00

Shrewsbury, John, Earl of - A Third Letter to Ambrose Lisle Phillips, Esq. Of Grace Dieu Manor -- Chiefly in Reference to His Former Letter "On the Present Posture of Affairs"

A near very good copy which has been rebound in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. New end-papers. 207 pages + 2pp list of errata + 2pp publisher's adverts. A book on the state of Ireland and Daniel O'Connell. The author and Ambrose Lisle Phillips were friends and both were prominent English Catholics
Published : Charles Dolman, London 1842, First Edition
£40.00

Somerville E. And Ross Martin - The Sweet Cry of Hounds

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped at top of spine and with some foxing to rear panel. Price on spine of wrapper is 3s 6d and wrapper has reviews of the book on rear panel so later impression. Previous owner's small ex libris label is hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.x,132. Frontispiece and three plates + text illustrations by Somerville. A little edge foxing. A book of Irish hunting stories.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1936, First Edition
£15.00

Spielmann M.H. & Jerrold Walter - Hugh Thomson His Art His Letters His Humour and His Charm

A good copy in red cloth with some fading to spine although the gilt lettering is clearly readable. Gift and ownership inscriptions on half-title. Pp.xx,269. 12 full-page colour plates. 16 black and white plates. Numerous illustrations in the text. The standard biography of the well-known Irish book illustrator.
Published : A & C Black, London 1931, First Edition
£30.00

Stobbs, William; Jacobs, Joseph - Crock of Gold

Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Hardback. Oblong 8vo. A very good copy in publisher's pictorial cover. No inscriptions. Colourfully illustrated on each page. Unpaginated. Very good dustwrapper, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1971, First Edition
£14.00

Synge J.M. (edited By Alan Price) - The Autobiography of J.M. Synge

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown covers with title in gilt on cream spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 14 black and white photographs by Synge. 46 pages. This is number 387 in an edition of one thousand two hundred and fifty copies. Includes an essay on "Synge and the photography of his time" by P. J. Pocock. Very good slipcase.
Published : The Dolmen Press and Oxford University Press, Dublin and London 1965, First Edition
£35.00

Todd Janet - Rebel Daughters Ireland in Conflict 1798

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. Pp.ix,400. 16 illustrations. Map. The story of the family of the Earl of Kingston in the Irish Revolt of 1798.
Published : Viking, London 2003, First Edition
£8.00

Turk S.A. - The Secret of Carickferneagh Castle An Irish Romance

Hardback. Nd. c.1910? A very good copy externally. Internally good. Previous owner's initials in ink on front-end-paper and title page. Some browning to end-papers. Pp.v,201.
Published : R & T Washbourne, London,
£20.00

Ward Wilfrid - Aubrey De Vere a Memoir Based on His Unpublished Diaries and Correspondence

Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. Single stamp of a church on title page. Pp.x,[4],428 + 40pp publisher's catalogue. 4 illustrations. A biography of a 19th century member of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy. Includes a chapter on the Irish famine of the 1840's.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1904, First Edition
£20.00

Weiner Margery - Matters of Felony a Reconstruction

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to "Monty" i.e. Sir Compton Mackenzie. 204 pages. A true story of 17th century Ireland descibed as "compelling reading as well as an episode of considerable significance in Irish social history".
Published : Heinemann, London 1967, First Edition
£25.00