IRELAND Its History and Literature

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May you be poor in misfortune
Rich in blessings
Slow to make enemies
Quick to make friends
But rich or poor, quick or slow
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

Irish Blessing

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24949 O’BRIEN,Henry:
THE ROUND TOWERS OF IRELAND; or The History of The Tuath-de Danaans For the first time unveiled.
Foreword: To the Marquis of Lansdowne, by the author.
Padbury & Allen,London & Dublin, 1834.

Second Edition. 8vo. pp.524,+ 3p. publishers advertisements,ip. errors & omissions. 4 p full page illustrations. illustrations in text, uncut,some uniform tanning to paper,A little staining in the margin ,rebound in recent half calf raised bands, marbled boards. Very good hardcover.
“”The book was controversial at the time because O’Brien claimed that the round towers which were a common feature of early Irish Christian monastic sites were in fact built by pre-Christian pagans. According to O’Brien the towers were phallic symbols built by the Tuatha De Danann as part of an ancient cult he linked with ancient Greece, Egypt, India and Buddhism.The Tuatha De Danaan appear in ancient Irish mythology and the earliest written histories of Ireland as among the first people to arrive in Ireland. They defeated another people called the Fir Bolg and made Ireland their home. Another wave of settlers called the Milesians, believed to be from Spain and originally Turkey, followed and defeated the Tuatha De Danaan. The Tuatha De Danaan were said to have magical powers and after their defeat retreated into the underworld becoming the fairy folk of popular Irish lore.

$250.00 AUD

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The Round Towers of Ireland; or The History of The Tuath-de Danaans For the first time unveiled by Henry O’Brien

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24731 JOYCE, James:
ULYSSES
The Bodley Head,London,1954.

8vo.pp.vii+ 766. Full leather binding,raised bands,leather title labels. there are one or two marks in text and some darkening of foredges consistent with age else Very Good

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24808

24808 LEDBETTER, Gordon T.;
THE GREAT IRISH TENOR.
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Duckworth,London, 1977.

8vo. pp.160. Illustrated throughout.Very Good hardcover in Very good price clipped dust wrapper.
ISBN 0715611720  

A Pictorial Biography of John McCormack the legendary Irish tenor.

$20.00 AUD

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The Great Irish Tenor by Gordon Ledbetter

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16777 MORRIS, Rev. F.O.
A SERIES OF PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF SEATS OF THE NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
With Descriptive and Historical Letterpress.
William Mackenzie, London, n.d. [C 1870]

4to. 234 coloured platesof the ‘Great Houses and Estates’ plus 6 title vignettes. Text description of each. Some pale foxing present. Six Volumes in the original Victorian cloth binding. Elaborately embossed red/brown cloth decorated in gilt and black. This is a Good working set [The Seventh Volume is a ‘vanity ‘ volume with subscribers autographs and is not present . It has no plates or text ]

$700.00 AUD

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A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen & Gentlemen of Great Britain & Ireland by Rev.F. Morris

 

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23821 TUAM ,Mrs Costello [Collector & Editor] :
AMRAIN MUISE SEOLA . Traditional Folk-Songs From Galway and Mayo .
The Talbot Press , Dublin ,1923.

small 4to. papered boards ,blue linen spine. pp.xvii +150 . one small stamp from previous owner on free front endpaper.else Very Good clean tight copy.

$350.00 AUD

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Amrain Muise Seola collected & edited by Mrs Costello Tuam

 

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24486 WILDE , Oscar ;
THE WORKS,STORIES,PLAYS & POEMS,ESSAYS & LETTERS
Illustrated by Ian Archie Beck.
The Folio Society, London,1993. Three Volumes ,Large 8vo .lithographs throughout .Cream Cloth decorated in gilt & brown, A fine set in brown fine slipcase.       $180.00 AUD

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The Works of Oscar Wilde Folio Society 3 volume set.

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16817 WILDE, Oscar.
THE WRITINGS OF OSCAR WILDE.
Keller- Farmer, London & New York. 1907

Fifteen Volumes.

8vo.  Half blue morocco ,spines faded to a uniform dark tan.blue cloth sides.uncut.

EDITION DE GRAND DE LUXE. Bound by Stikeman and Co.Plates in two states .

Volume one Salome has Beardsley coloured plates.

Limited to 250 numbered sets this No.77.

$8000.00 AUD

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The Writings of Oscar Wilde.fifteen volumes in fine leather binding

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23934 PYLE , Hilary :
JACK B. YEATS A CATALOGUE RAISONNE OF THE OIL PAINTINGS
Andre Deutsch , London , 1992. Three Volumes housed in a slip case. Hardcovers in green buckram and in the original white tissue wrappers. in green buckram slipcase. Fine condition. Limited to 1500 copies
The definitive work .The essential reference to the subject citing all the influences,documentary evidence , primary sources etc       $1300.00 AUD

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Jack B. Yeats A Catalogue Raisonne of The Oil Paintings by Hilary Pyle .Three Volumes.

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