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Nugent, Frank - Seek The Frozen Lands: Irish Polar Explorers 1740-1922

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Signed by the author on the half-title. Pp.x,292. Numerous black and white illustrations. Maps. "Epic stories of courage, endurance and tragedy - a stirring account of Ireland's remarkable role in Polar exploration. This book fills a huge gap in Irish history."
Published : The Collins Press, Wilton, Cork 2003, First Edition
£30.00

O Buachalla, Seamas - Education Policy in Twentieth Century Ireland

Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 434 pages. Tables. Figures. "The volume offers the first systematic study of education policy utilising official and private primary sources --- it thus constitutes a major advance in our knowledge of the policy process in Irish education---."
Published : Wolfhound Press, Dublin 1988, First Edition
£40.00

O Cathasaigh P. (Sean O'Casey) - The Story of the Irish Citizen Army

A very good copy in flexible leather covers. A little wear to spine and board tips. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. This is no. 21 of 750 copies. 72 pages. First published in 1919 this was the first account of the formation of the Irish Citizen Army during the Dublin strike of 1913-14 and the part played by it in the subsequent history of Ireland.
Published : The Talbot Press, Dublin 1971,
£28.00

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
£20.00

O Riain, Padraig (Editor) - Irish Texts Society the First Hundred Years: Essays to Mark the Centenary of the Irish Texts Society

Softback. A very good copy. Small crease at corner of back cover. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.v,142. This is item 9 in the Society's Subsidiary Series.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1998, First Edition
£20.00

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
£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
£20.00

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 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 - 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'Grady Standish Hayes (Editor) - Caithreim Thoirdhealbhaigh - Sean (Mac Ruaidhri) Mac Craith - Two Volumes Complete

Hardbacks. A near fine two volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Both nice clean volumes without ownership inscription or other marking. Vol. I,pp.xvi,237. Vol.II,pp.252. Introduction and Index by Robin Flower. Text in Irish and English.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1988, Reprint
£60.00

O'Rahilly Cecile (Editor) - Toruigheacht Gruaidhe Griansholus. The Pursuit of Gruaidh Ghriansholus

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Unopened. No ownership inscirption or other marking. Pp.xxix,158. Text in Irish and English.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1924,
£40.00

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, Second Edition Revised and Enlarged
£22.00

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

Hardback. 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
£50.00

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
£20.00

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

Ohlmeyer, Jane H. - Civil War and Restoration in the Three Stuart Kingdoms: The Career of Randal MacDonnell, Marquis of Antrim, 1609-1683

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has two small edge tears. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper of Robert Ashton, Cambridge. Top edge a little foxed. Very occasional pencil marks to margins. Pp.xxiii,[i],357,[iii]. Frontispiece and two plates. Three maps. Two genealogical tables. This is a biography of Randal MacDonnell, first Marquis of Antrim which focuses on his political career from 1635 to 1665 from a primarily Irish stance.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1993, First Edition
£40.00

Oliver, John Andrew - Working at Stormont Memoirs

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 251 pages. 17 illustrations. The author worked in the Northern Ireland civil service from 1937 till 1976, rising to the rank of Permanent Secretary.
Published : Institute of Public Administration, Dublin 1978, First Edition
£15.00

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
£70.00

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, Reprint
£35.00

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,
£25.00

Ronan Rev. Myles V. - Catholic Emancipation Centenary Record

Softback. A fair copy. A little tearing to spine ends. Surface rubbed on back cover with some newspaper? adhesion and stain to last few pages of adverts. 96 pages + 107 pages of adverts. Illustrated. Articles include "Some Martyrs of the Pale," The Papacy and Ireland," "Catholic Popular Education During the Penal Times," etc.
Published : Literary Committee, Dublin 1929, First Edition
£12.00

Ruttledge Robert F. - Ireland's Birds Their Distribution and Migrations

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. Publisher's compliments slip loosely inserted sending this copy for review. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,207. Map. 11 plates. "This book summarises in concise form the status, distribution and migrations of birds that are found in Ireland."
Published : H. F. & G. Witherby, London 1966, First Edition
£12.00

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"

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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
£18.00

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
£18.00

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
£45.00

Thomas Colin (Editor) - Rural Landscapes and Communities : Essays Presented to Desmond McCourt

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one smallish edge tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 256 pages. 29 figures/plates. Essays mainly dealing with the Irish rural landscape and exploring "themes of historic landscape formation and adaptation to changing social, economic and cultural contexts". Essays include "Rundale, clachan and farmhouse: an appreciation of the work of Desmond McCourt"; "Mapping the past in the past: the cartographer as antiquarian in pre-Ordnance Survey Ireland"; "A view of Irish rural housing in the 1840's" etc.
Published : Irish Academic Press 1986, First Edition
£20.00

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, Second Edition
£20.00

Walsh T.J. - Opera in Dublin 1705-1797 the Social Scene

A very good copy in the original clear plastic wrapper. Pp.xv,386. Frontispiece and 30 illustrations. Tells the complete story of opera in Dublin in the 18th century for the first time. Described as "a major contribution to the social history of Dublin".
Published : Allen Figgis, Dublin 1973, First Edition
£20.00

Walsh, Rev. Paul (Introduction and Notes) - The Life of Aodh Ruadh O Domhnaill Transcribed from the Book of Lughaidh O Clerigh - Two Volume Set

Hardbacks. Reprints dated 1988 and 1994 respectively. A very good two volume set in the original decorated green cloth. Nice clean copies with no ownership inscription or other marking. Vol. I, the text and tramslation, pp.xi,347. Vol. II, Introduction, Glossary etc, pp.[viii],466. Text in Irish Gaelic and English.
Published : Irish Texts Society, Reprint
£60.00

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
£25.00

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
£30.00

Wheatley, Michael - Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland, 1910-1916

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. One board tip just slightly bumped. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,295. Map. 21 tables. This is a history of John Redmond's Irish Party in the last years of the union with Britain through a study of five counties - Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.
Published : Oxford University Press 2005, First Edition
£45.00

White T. H. - The Godstone and the Blackymor

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a little wear and tear at top of spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription. Black and white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. A book about living on the west coast of Ireland.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1959, First Edition
£18.00

Wilson Thomas (Editor) - Ulster Under Home Rule a Study of the Political and Economic Problems of Northern Ireland

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxiv,229. Includes a chapter by the editor on "Devolution and Partition" and a chapter by Cyril Falls on "Northern Ireland and the Defence of the British Isles".
Published : Oxford University Press 1955, First Edition
£9.00

Woodman Kieran - "Safe and Commodious" the Annals of the Galway Harbour Commissioners 1830-1997

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has an edge tear on the rear panel. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,337. Illustrated including colour.
Published : Galway Harbour Company 2000, First Edition
£15.00

Yeats William Butler (Writing as "Ganconagh") - John Sherman and Dhoya

Hardback. A very good copy in the original tan cloth ruled in green. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Some foxing to front end-papers but generally clean. 195 pages. An early work by Yeats published as the tenth title in the Pseudonym Library. Only 356 hardback copies are believed to have been printed.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1891, First Edition
£900.00

Yeats, W.B. - The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats: Volume III: 1901-1904

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.liv,781. 22 illustrations. "This book will be indispensable to anyone interested in the development of modern poetry, drama, and cultural history."
Published : Oxford University Press 1994, First Edition
£70.00

Yeats, William Butler - Responsibilities; Poems and a Play

Hardback. No. 237 of 400 copies. A very good copy in grey paper-covered boards with linen spine. Lettered on the upper board in black. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Grey end-papers. A little spotting to boards and some discolouration of end-papers. Otherwise a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Photograph available on request.
Published : The Cuala Press, Churchtown, Dundrum 1914, First Edition
£395.00