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Industrial Ireland 1750 - 1930 : an Archaeology

By Rynne, Colin

West Link Park, Cork, Ireland: The Collins Press, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Quarto (over size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 534 p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, index. A thorough survey of industrial archaeology in Ireland by a leading scholar in the field, organized into 5 sections: industrial and motive power; extractive industries; manufacturing industries; transport infrastructure ; & utility industries and industrial housing. A final essya covers housing, telecommunications, and urban transportation.

$55.00

Political Thought in Seventeenth Century Ireland : Kingdom or Colony

By Ohlmeyer, Jane H. editor

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 290 p. w/ footnotes, index. A collection of 12 scholarly essays examining Irish political thought and culture, drawing attention to neglected writers and treatises.

$40.00

Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger or, An Excursion Through Ireland in 1844 & 1845, for the Pupose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor

By Nicholson, A. [ Asenath ]

New York, NY: Baker & Scribner, 1847. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Octavo (standard size). Wear to edges and corners of boards and head and heel of spine - some places the cloth has worn through. Corners bumped. Heavy foxing to endpapers , with most interior pages having some foxing. 456 p. A pre-famine account of Irish poor by an American vegan, social observer, and philanthropist. She walked thru all the ounties but one, distributing bibles and noting conditions. She returned from Scotland as the blight took the second crop, and stayed, reporting to New York newspapers and eventually writing a book on the famine. Uncommon.

$120.00

The Green Book, or a Literary Agitator

By O'Callaghan, John Cornelius

Boston: Patrick Donohue, 1849. Second edition, second US edition. hardcover in green cloth. Very good. Larger duodecimo (smaller than standard). Soem wear to edges and corners of boards. Corners, head and heel of spine bumped. Green cloth with bright gilt to spine. Very little foxing at all. 375 p. Political writings and various poems, some patriotic. O'Callaghan (1805 - 1883) was an Irish historian and writer from Dublin, and clearly a patriot as well.

$55.00

Not an Inch : a Study of Northern Ireland and Lord Craigavon

By Shearman, Hugh

London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/poor. Thin octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Dj has many chips and tears. Stamped Library of congress suplus on flyleaf. Name of former owner in pencil on flyleaf as well. 184 p. w/ a few pencil notes and underlining in pen, index. A discussion of the then current government of Northern Ireland under Viscount James Craig, with discussions of British policy pertinent to Ireland during the early war years.

$35.00

Ireland's Woes and Britan's Wiles

By Gerrie, Andrew

Boston: Stratford Publishing Co., 1922. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Corners, head and heel of spine bumped. Gilt titling to cover and sine, with an attractive image of the sun rising over Ireland in gilt on front board. Paper very slightly browned, more so at endpapers, but not fragile. 215 p. A collection of some 16 essays written "with very little thought that they would see light from the printed page" as the foreword says. Clearly written by an Irishman who has strong positive feelings for his new place in America, it is a surprisingly even handed group of essays, not pro -Sinn Fein at all and not enitrely pro-British policy towards Ireland either. He disapproved of Irish conduct with Germany (esays probably written during the war) and thinks the biggest problem with Ireland is factionalism on the Pro-Independence side. A good line from the book: " The Irish are a very truthful people. They never speak well of one another." Uncommon.

$120.00

The Men of '48 : Being a Brief History of the Repeal Association and the Irish Confederation ; with Biographical Sketches of the Leading Actors in the Latter Organization, Their Principles, Opinions, and Literary Labors. In One Volume

By McGee, Col. James E.

New York, NY: J. A. McGee, Publishers, 1874. First edition. hardcover in green cloth with gilt lettering and black filagrees. Good. Small octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges of boards. Head and heel of spine and corners bumped. 1 small tear each at head and heel of spine. Endpapers foxed. Titling on spine and front board still bright. Endpaper advertisements. 308 p. w/ frontis of John Mitchell. A interesting and obviously pro-independence book on leaders of Irish patriot organizations by a former officer of the Irish Brigade's 69th New York Regiment.

$55.00

A Trip to Ireland : Giving an Account of the Voyage Scenes and Incidents on Landing. Sketch of the Round Towers of Ireland. Also a Graphic Description of Travel and Sight-seeing in Ireland, Interspersed with Historical Legends and Stories of Her Remarkable Antiquities. Including a Romantic Tour on the Lakes of Killarney.

By Lloyd, Mrs. J. J. [ Marietta ]

Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, 1893. First edition. hardcover in green cloth with gilt text on spine and front board. . Very good. Small octavo (standard size). Some shelf wear to edges of boards. Top corners bumped. Pages lightly browned. 193 p. w/ frontis of author, 6 other plates of Irish scenery, green patterened endpapers. A flowery travel memoir of a trip to Ireland by an American matron.

$140.00

Irish Bogs : Sport and Country Life in the Irish Free State

By Seigne, J. W.

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/no dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. A few pale spots on the green boards. Some soiling to the edges of the textblock. Spotting to rear hinge. Endpapers a bit darkened. 249 p. w/ illus., index. A popular look at hunting and fishing in the Irish Free State after the First World War.

$50.00

The Irish War of Independence

By Hopkinson, Mihael

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Scuff mark on front board, heel of spine bumped. 274 p. w/ map, illus., appendices, bibliography, index. A study of the war, effectively pulling local actions and issues into a strong narrative, as well as looking at the larger picture, including British administration and Irish in America. He also examines the question of whether such necessary violence was to achieve independence.

$25.00

The Heart of Dublin: Resurgence of an Historic City.

By Pearson, Peter.

Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2000.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good quarto hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. The dj has more wear along the edges with some light scuffing to the covers. Black remainder mark across the upper edges of the pages. 480 pages with illustrations, select bibliography, and index. A detailed history of the origins and growth of Dublin.

$30.00

English Atrocities in Ireland : a Compilation of Facts from Court and Press Records

By Hughes, Katherine. foreword by the Hon. James D. Phelan

New York, NY: Friends of Irish Freedom, ca. 1920. First edition. Pamphlet. Good. Some wear to edges and corners of covers. 2 smal chips on rear cover, and a small tear near spine on front cover. Middle crease on front cover and on the first few pages. Some few indentations on front cover as well. 2 interior pages are browned from a now missing newspaper article which must have been placed between them. 63 p. with 1 p. ad for another pamphlet, ESCAPE FROM MONTJOY by Padraic Fleming, at rear. Introduction by a noted Irish-American mayor of San Francisco and later US Senator from California. A collection of short entries, often quoting politicians, newspapers, and other reports on the mistreatment of the Irish people, concentrating on the last 5 or so years before the pamphlet. The author was a Canadian Irish activist and public servant who had seerved 2 years in England as secretary to the agent General of Alberta. There she visited Ireland, met well-known Irish activists, learned Gaelic, and on her return to Canada published solid case for Irish independence called IRELAND. She helped organize and professionalize the group Frends of Irish Freedom, an umbrella group for a number of Irish Republican organizations. Hughes went back to Canada and spent the rest of her life working for Irish causes on 2 contintents. She died of cancer in New York City in 1925 and was buried in an unmarked grave. Source: the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, entry on Hughes by Padraig ó Siadhail.

$30.00

Ireland's Inland Waterways : a Celebration of 200 Years

By Delany, Ruth

Belfast, Ireland: Appletree Press, 1986. Reprint. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Tall octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Notes in ink on last free endpaper. 200 p. w/ summary of facts, bibiography, index.

$25.00

The Irish Question : Federation or Secession

By Oliver, F. S.

New York, NY: The Civil Service Printing Co, approx. 1917. Reprint. Pamphlet. Good. Good staplebound pamphlet. Some wear and light creasing to edges and corners with some light scuffing to covers. Few minor tears on upper edge of back cover. 24 pages. Reprint from London Times and Observer.

$30.00

History and Memory in Modern Ireland

By McBride, Ian, editor

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very Good. Very good octavo hardcover in glossy illustrated boards without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with bumping to heel of spine and minor scuffing to covers. 278 pages with illustrations, footnotes, and index. A collection of essays on how important events in Irish history have been mythologized and remembered.

$30.00