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Ireland has a fantastic history, and the booksellers at Biblio have amassed a great collection of rare Irish history books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are rare Irish songbooks and antique rare books on Irish culture as well. From books focusing on the prehistoric history of Ireland to more modern books on Ireland and Irish history, you will absolutely be able to find a great book in our rare Irish History Books page in our Rare Book Room.



CODEX CENANNESIS. THE BOOK OF KELLS by Book of Kells

Bern: Urs Graf-Verlag, 1950. Limited to 500 copies (this no. 219). Fine in d.j.'s and cardboard slipcases. A magnificent set.. Limited to 500 copies (this no. 219). Three volumes. Folio. Complete facsimile with 48 mounted color plates. Bound in ful...

From First Folio

$2,750.00


IRISH HOME RULE.----Bound with. THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AND NAVAL POLICY. Speeches delivered by the Rt.Hon.Winston Churchill,M.P by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.;

The Liberal Publication Department. London.,1912. FIRST EDITIONS OF 2 RARE SPEECHES. Bound into a volume of the Pamphlets and leaflets for 1912 by the Liberal Publication Department complete with 18 other speeches on subjects including Home Rule, Free Tr...

From Paul Foster Books

£2,000.00


The Parliamentary Debates: With a Register of the Proceedings of the House of Commons of Ireland in the Second Session of the Fourth Parliament in the Reign of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third by Ireland

Dublin: George Bonham, 1785. Front leather hinge split but held with binding strings with no pages missing and the text pages still tight. Rear hinge starting but mostly intact. Corners and edges of boards are quite worn but still a nice copy. The las...

From G W Jackson

$1,450.00


A SERMON ON 1ST. JOHN, V.7 by Wesley, John

Dublin: Printed by William Kidd, for William Whitestone, 1775. [6],[7]-31,[1]pp. Small octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Typographic decorative title border. Early ink name on half-title, half-title neatly detached, faint tanning and occasion...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$1,250.00


HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION OF THE COUNTY OF WEXFORD, A.D. 1798; by HAY, Edward

1803. HAY, Edward. HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION OF THE COUNTY OF WEXFORD, A.D. 1798; INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF TRANSACTIONS PRECEDING THAT EVENT, WITH AN APPENDIX. Dublin: Printed for the author by John Stockdale, 1803. Boston Revolutionary War patriot and...

From Boston Book Company

$1,250.00


An exact abridgment of all the publick printed Irish statutes of Queen Anne and King George, in force and use, to the end of the first session of this present parliament. Anno Dom. 1716. by Dutton, Matthew

Dublin: James Carson, 1717. 4to (20.7 cm, 8.2"). [4], 263, [1], xv, [25] pp. Uncommon first edition: the "Scope and Intendment of every Paragraph" of the Irish statutes, designed to be of use both "those that have not, as those that ha...

From Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)

$1,250.00


A REPLY TO THE TREASURY PAMPHLET, ENTITLED "THE PROPOSED SYSTEM OF TRADE WITH IRELAND EXPLAINED" [with:] A LETTER FROM AN IRISH GENTLEMAN IN LONDON, TO HIS FRIEND, IN DUBLIN, ON THE PROPOSED SYSTEM OF COMMERCE by [O'Beirne, Thomas]

London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1785. Two volumes. 90,[10];[4],35,[5]pp. Octavo. Extracted from bound volume. Some foxing and dust-soiling, faint stamps of a defunct mercantile library, title to first item detached and second and third leaves partially d...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$1,250.00


THOUGHTS ON THE IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST by Wesley, John

Dublin: Printed by S. Powell, 1762. 11,[1]pp. 12mo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Slight tanning, but a very good copy. First edition, published in the same year as the London edition, which is denoted the "Second Edition." An uncommon edition: ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$1,250.00


WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE OR COMPENDIUM OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE CONTAINING THE GREATEST VARIETY OF THE MOST CURIOUS AND USEFUL SUBJECTS IN EVERY BRANCH OF POLITE LITERATURE by [ Periodical - Irish]

Dublin: Printed by Thomas Walker at Cicero's Head, 1788. 720,[8]pp. plus engraved title and seventy- five engraved plates (including frontis), some folding. Large, thick octavo. Contemporary calf. Bound without wrappers. Year written in ink in an early h...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$850.00


HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE LATE CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND by Wyse, Thomas

London: Henry Colburn, 1829. Two volumes. viii,435;vi,121,[1],cccxlvii,[5]pp. Octavo. Recent half calf and marbled boards. Occasional old stamps of a defunct mercantile library, some isolated spotting in upper margin of a few signatures in the second vol...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$850.00


The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Embellished with Several Engravings .... by Hardiman (James)

Dublin: Printed By W. Folds and Sons, 1820. First Edition., 1820. 4to. Half-calf & marbled boards. Rebound, the original spine laid down. xvi + 320 + lvi + 4 pp. Frontispiece & 10 plates, and three vignettes in the text. Ownership inscription of 1...

From Renaissance Books

CA$1,000.00


Reports of cases argued and adjudged in the court of King's Bench, in the eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of King George the Second. by Andrews, George

Dublin: Henry Watts, 1791. 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.2"). xxviii pp., [243] ff., xiv pp., [22] ff. Andrews' collection of reports was much esteemed in its day for particular accuracy and judiciousness. This is the second edition, following the first of 175...

From Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)

$675.00


THE HISTORY OF IRELAND. From the Invasion of Henry II. With a preliminary Discourse on the ancient state of that Kingdom. ---The Third Edition, corrected by LELAND. THOMAS

R. Moncrieffe. Dublin. 1774. THREE VOLUMES. Third edition, corrected. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.4 inches). Contemporary full tan calf. The spines with five raised bands. Compartments with double gilt ruled lines and gilt stamped centre decorations. Red and green lab...

From Paul Foster Books

£500.00


MEMOIRS OF IRELAND FROM THE RESTORATION, TO THE PRESENT TIMES ... BY THE AUTHOR OF THE SECRET HISTORY OF EUROPE by [ Oldmixon, John]

London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1716. [2],vi,264pp. Octavo. Modern calf and marbled boards. Tanned, with early ownership signature at top margin of title, marginal chipping to final leaf (last leaf of index). Generally a good copy, handsomely bound. Firs...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$650.00


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