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19660. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Irish Economic Documents.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland n.d. pre 1968. 29.5 x 21 cm. 36 pp. softcovers, in good condition. 10.00


19662. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Town Plans 1828-1966 A Catalogue of large scale plans prepared by the Ordnance Survey and deposited in P.R.O.N.I.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 1966. 30 x 21 cm. 20 pp. softcovers, in good condition. 10.00


19296. Alston, R.C.: Handlist of Library Catalogues and Lists of Books and Manuscripts in the British Library Department of Manuscripts.

London: The Bibliographical Society, 1991. Occasional Papers of the Bibliographical Society No 6. iv + 87 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Index. Printed semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


19388. Alston, R.C.: The British Library Past Present Future.

London: The British Library, 1989. 64pp. 32 x 24 cm. The story of the Library and its work, by people employed in the Library. 106 illustrations. Pictorial semi matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


19375. Archer, H. Richard, editor: Rare Book Collections. Some Theoretical and Practical Suggestions for Use by Librarians andStudents.

Chigago: American Library Associations,1965. ACRL Monograph no. 27. viii + 128 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Bibliography. Matt card covers. Foxing to top of print blockr, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


19277. Belfast Education and Library Board: Natural History A Select List of Fine Books From the Stock of Belfast Central Library.

Belfast Education and Library Board, 1988. 51 pp. 21 x 15 cm. 18 coloured illustrations. Pictorial semi matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


19292. Benedikz, Benedikt S.: The Ulster Gift books presented to the University of Ulster.

Coleraine: The University of Ulster, 1990. 103 pp. 27 x 21.5 cm. 12 illustrations. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. Scarce. 50.00


19382. Bennett, Stuart: Trade Bookbinding in the British Isles 1660-1800.

New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, and London: The British Library, 2004. 176 pp. 30.5 x 24 cm. Over 200 colour illustrations. Index. Gold-blocked quarter cloth. In very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. "A landmark study". 110.00


19321. Benson, Charles & Siobhan Fitzpatrick, editors: That Woman! Studies in Irish Bibliography A Festchrift for Mary "Paul" Pollard.

Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2005, for the Library Association of Ireland Rare Books Group. xv + 310 pp. 29 x 21 cm. 19 illustrations, including frontispiece portrait. Marbled endpapers. Silk bookmark. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in a good dustwrapper. Dr Mary Pollard has been the most distinguished historian of books in Ireland. Her two volumes, 'Dublin's Trade in Books 1550-1800' and 'Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book-Trade 1550-1800' are viewed as standard works. This book contains contributions on topics in Irish historical bibliography and children's literature. Contents include: John Franckton (d1620) Printer, Publisher and Bookseller in Dublin; Tribulations of a King's Printer George Grierson II in Court; Reissues in the Dublin Book Trade The Case of George Grierson and William Williamson; Poor John Harding and Mad Tom "Harding's Resurrection" (1724); Swift's Non-Reading; At the Exchange The Eighteenth-Century Book Trade in Cork; Two Early Printed Verse Squibs from Cork; Irish Cathedral Libraries Before 1700; Aspects of the History of the Saumur Protestant Book Trade (1601-1684); Children and Books in Eighteenth-Century Ireland; Sophia Rosamond Praeger (1857-1954) A Woman of Many Talents; and Reflections on Writing and Editing, with Reference to National Archives (UK). Please note that this is a large heavy book- unpackaged weight 1,400g - and overseas shipping may require extra postage. 45.00


19263. Bigger, Francis Joseph.: Catalogue of Books and Bound MSS. of the Irish Historical, Archaeological and Antiquarian Library of the late Francis Joseph Bigger M.A. M.R.I.A.

Belfast: Belfast Public Library, 1930. Presented to the Belfast Public Library as a memorial by his brother Lt.-Col. F. C. Bigger. 302 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Printed matt card covers. Showing a little wear, but overall in good condition. Scarce. 75.00


19438. Bigmore, EC and CWH Wyman, compilers: A Bibliography of Printing with Notes and Illustrations

New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2001. Larger-font expanded reprint of the 3-volume first edition of 1880-1886 with new introduction and index. Three volumes bound in one. xxi + 1 - 449, 1 - 412, and 1 - 187 pp, including indexes. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Gold-blocked navy boards. The book is in very good condition. No dustwrapper. Unpackaged weight 1,900, may require Extra Charges on Abebooks Quoted Shipping. 30.00


19426. Blackburn, B and Holford-Strevens, L: The Oxford Companion to The Year An exploration of calendar customs and time-reckoning.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. xvii + 937 pp. 23.5 x 13.5 cm. 17 illustrations. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. 13.50


19400. Bond, William H.: Records of a Bibliographer Selected Papers of William Alexander Jackson.

Cambridge, Massachussets: The Belknap Press, 1967. xiv + 236 pp. 29 x 19.5 cm 18 essays on bibliography. 18 illustrations. Gold blocked black boards. In very good condition. In a very good dw. 12.00


19595. Brown, Richard & Stanley Brett: The London Bookshop Being Part Two of a Pictorial Record of the Antiquarian Book Trade: Portraits and Premises.

London: Private Libraries Association 1977. 18.5 x 25.5 cm. 75 pp. illustrated, gilt blocked grey boards, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. "2000 copies of which 700 are for sale." Most atmospheric photographs. 20.00


19710. Buhler, Curt F.: The Fifteenth Century Book The Scribes, The Printers, The Decorators

Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press 1961 23 x 14.5 cm. 194 pp. plates, hardback, gilt blocked black boards,minor wear, otherwise in very good condition. 15.00


19386. Campbell, James W.P.: The Library A World History.

London: Thames & Hudson, 2013. 320 pp. 31 x 24.5 cm. 392 illustrations, most in colour. Photographs by Will Pryce. Notes. Bibliographical Essay. Illustration Credits. Index. Gold blocked black boards. In good condition, in a dustwrapper. The front bottom corner of the dw has a 1.5 cm damage, which has been neatly repaired with peelable tape. Unpackaged weight 2,400g. 35.00


19327. Clair, Colin: Christopher Plantin.

London: Cassell & Company, 1960. xv + 302 pp. 25 x 15.5 cm. 24 illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked brown boards. In very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. 12.00


19706. Cole, Richard Cargill: Irish Booksellers and Englisg Writers 1740 - 1800.

London: Mansell Publishing 1986. 22 x 14 cm. xv+266 pp. hardback, glazed boards, in very good condition. "looks at pirated editions of English writers, focusing on richardson, Fielding, Smollet, Sterne, Johnston, Boswell, Goldsmith and Gibbon.It shows how Irish booksellers reprinted London editions without authorization and then sold them at reduced prices in ireland, Britain anrd the United States.By such piracy they brought these works to a wider audience". It also deals with Irish booksellers in the period1795-1820, who emigrated from Ireland to the U.S. 12.00


19338. Colgan, Brendan: Vere Foster English Gentleman, Irish Champion 1819-1900.

Belfast: Fountain Publishing, 2003. xv + 126 pp. 22 x 16 cm. 23 illustrations. Family tree. Bibliography. Gold-blocked black boards. In very good fresh condition, in a vg dustwrapper. Foster was born into an upper class English family with an estate in Louth. Moved by the suffering in the Great Famine he devoted his life to the social improvement of the Irish poor. He immersed himself in the welfare of emigrants, travelling on coffin ships, for example, and spent his fortune in building and equipping schools. He founded the Irish National Teachers Organisation in 1868. Ironically he died in penury in an attic, but remains one of the great philanthropists of this island. Brendan Colgan sadly died at a young age before the book was quite ready, and it was prepared for publication by Dr. Eamon Phoenix. It now seems scarce. 25.00


19657. Cooke, A.B. and A.P.W. Malcomson, compilors: The Ashborne Papers , 1869 - 1913. A calender of the papers of Edward Gibson, 1st Lord Ashbourne.

Belfast: H.M.S.O. 1974.. 29.5 x 21 cm. xxiv + 221 pp. 22 illustrations, softcovers, minor shelfwear otherwise in good condition. 12.00


19356. Dawson, Giles E. and Laetitia Kennedy-Skipton: Elizabethan Handwriting 1590-1650 a guide to the reading of documents & manuscripts.

London: Faber & Faber, 1968. xi + 130 pp. 26 x 20 cm. 50 illustrations. Bibliography. Gold-blocked red boards. In very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. 20.00


19258. Dean, James: Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Public Library of Armagh 1928

Dundalk: Tempest, Printed for the Governors and Guardians 1928. 43 pp. 25 x 16 cm. Printed matt green card covers. In very good condition. The Library has nationally-important collections of Manuscripts. 45.00


19592. Desmond, Ray: Bibliography of British Gardens.

Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1984 Reprinted, with corrections. viii + 318 pp. 25 x19 cm. 20 plates. Bibliography. County index. White-blocked green boards. No dustwrapper. In very good condition. 18.00


19402. Dibdin, T. F.: Bibliomania; or Book Madness; A Bibiographical Romance. Illustrated with Cuts.

London; Chatto & Windus, 1876. xviii + 618, + Indexes i - xxxiv.. Portrait frontispiece. Gold blocked quarter leather on purple boards. Marbled endpapers. Ex-library. A tight copy, in worn spine. Unpackaged weight 2100g. Overseas shipping may need extra charges. 75.00


19697. Diringer, David: The Illuminated Book Its History & Production.

London: Faber and Faber 1967. New edition revised and augmented with the assistance of Dr. Reinbold Regensburger. 26 x 18 cm. 514 pp. extensively illustrated, 16 colour plates, and other monochrome illustrations, gold and red blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a slightly worn but otherwise good dustwrapper. This is a heavy book and overseas shipping will require extra shipping charges. 20.00


19267. Dix, E.R. McC: Printing in Dublin Prior to 1601.

Dublin: printed for the author by Colm O Lochlainn at the sign of the Three Candles, 1932. xxiv + 41 pp. 24 x 15.5 cm. 8 plates. Gold-blocked brown boards. In very good condition. In a worn dustwrapper. . 15.00


18678. Dolmen Press: Dolmen Press Books 1983.

Portlaoise: Dolmen Press, 1983. 29 pp. 21 x 14 cm. A catalogue of quality publications. Pictorial paper covers. In very good condition. 15.00


19427. Eager, Alan: A Guide to Irish Bibliographical Material A Bibliography pf Irish Bibliographies and Sources of Information.

London: The Library Association, 1980. Second revised and enlarged edition. xv + 502 pp. 26 x 21 cm. Author Index. Subject index. Gold blocked green and black boards. In very good condition. In a good dustwrapper. The dw has a discreet repair with peelable tape to the inside of the spine. 16.50


19594. Eager, Alan R.: A Guide to Irish Bibliographical Material being A Bibliography of Irish Bibliographies and some Sources of Information.

London: The Library Association, 1964. xiii + 392 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Gold-blocked green boards. No dustwrapper. With a loose insert of a draft handwritten review by the late Gordon Wheeler, librarian, bibliophile, genealogist, and historian. There are several pages of light pencil annotations of corrections to the text by the reviewer. Author and subject indexes. In very good condition. 18.00


19273. Englefield, Dermot: The Printed Records of the Parliament of Ireland 1613-1800 A Survey and Bibliographical Guide.

London: Lemon Tree Press, 1978. 48 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


19176. Evans, Edward: Historical and Bibliographical account of Almanacks, Directories etc., etc., Published in Ireland from the Sixteenth century....

Blackrock: Carraig Books, 1976. Dublin Bibliographical Series No. 3. Originally published 1897 this is a Facsimile edition. 149 pp, 19 x 12.5 cm. Introduction by Dr. Thomas Wall. In mint condition. This work continues to be an indispensible bibliography. 15.00


19707. Feather, John: The Provincial Book Trade in Eighteenth Century England.

Cambridge University Press 1985. 22 x 14.5 cm. xvi+176 pp. 4 plates, 3 diagrams, 2 maps, hardback, gilt and black blocked red boards, in very good condition. 20.00


19380. Francis, F. C., editor: The Bibliographical Society 1892-1942 Studies in Retrospect.

London: Bibliographical Society, 1949 Bibliographical Society Publication for 1942, issued 1945, Reprint. 215 pp. 29 x 22.5 cm. 12 essays, including 'Early Printed Books', 'English Books Before 1640', and 'The Study of Early Bookbinding'. Lists of Officers and Members and of Publications 1892-1942. Index. Quarter cloth on fawn-coloured boards. Foxing to rear of frontispiece, o/w in very good condition. 10.00


19696. Gameson, Richard: The Earliest Books of Canterbury Cathedral. Manuscripts and Fragments to c. 1200.

London: The Bibliographical Society, The British Library, The Dean and Chapter of Canterbury 2008. 413 pp. extensively illustrated, gold blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. 23.00


19437. Gillespie, Raymond and Andrew Hadfield: The Oxford History of the Irish Book Volume III The Irish Book in English 1550-1800.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xx + 732 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. 22 essays. 12 illustrations and tables. Bibliography. Index. Unpackaged weight 900g, which may require Extra Charges in addition to Abebooks Quoted Shipping. 52.00


19309. Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall: An Encyclopedia of the Book.

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1960. First edition. x + 484 pp. 25 x 19 cm. Illustrated in b&w, with 17 plates. Gold-blocked red boards. In very good condition. In a good dw. A heavy book: unpackaged weight 1,800g. Overseas shipping will require extra postage. 50.00


19293. Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall: Encyclopedia of the Book.

New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 1996. A reprint of the Second Edition with a new introduction by Donald Farren. xxiii + 551 pp. 25.5 x 18 cm. Illustrated in b&w, with 5 coloured plates. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. A heavy book: unpackaged weight 1,000g. Overseas shipping will require extra postage. 16.00


19256. Grosjean, Paul and Daniel O'Connell: A Catalogue of Incunabula in the Library at Milltown Park Dublin.

Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, 1932 xii + 53 pp. 24 x 15.5 cm. Gold-blocked tan boards, with black binding strip. Partly uncut. In very good condition. In a very good dustwrapper. 50.00


19354. Hanks, et al: The Oxford Names Companion

Oxford: Oxford Univery Press, 2002. Three volumes in one: A Dictionary of Surnames; A Dictionary of First Names; and A Dictionaryof British Place-names. xvi + 1264 pp. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. Printed glazed card covers. Slight crease to front cover, o/w in good condition. Unpackaged weight 1,950 g, which may require extra postage if posting overseas. 10.00


19709. Hardy, W. J.: Book - Plates.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Traubner & Co. 1897. 22 x 14.5 cm. xvi+240 pp. 4 plates, 42 illustrations, hardback, gilt blocked green boards,minor wear, a former bibliographer owner has made several light pencil annotationswhich could be easily removed but since they correct errors are valuable in this context, otherwise in very good condition. 15.00


19420. Hazlitt, W. Carew: A Roll of Honour...

London: Bernard Quaritch, 1908. ... A Calendar of the names of over 17,000 men and women who throughout the British Ises and in our Early Colonies have collected MSS. and Printed Books from the XIVth to the XIXth century with Topographical and Personal Notices and Anecdotes of many of them and their Libraries and Introductory Remarks to which are added Indexes of Localities, and of Ranks and Occupations. viii + 279 + xl (9) pp. 22 x 17.5 cm. Light card covers, showing some wear, and the plain card spine has some loss, the front cover is detatched, and a previous bibliographer has made some minor pencil annotations, and put a small star to denote Irish Collectors. The original binding was not robust, and it seems unlikely that many copies of this work survive. A fair copy of a scarce work which would make a good subject for professional rebinding. 40.00


19432. Horne, Alan: The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators.

Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1995. Reprint. 456 pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Gold blocked blue boards. In very good condition, in a very good dw. 28.00


19431. Houfe, Simon: The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists.

Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988. Revised reprint. 367 pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Gold blocked blue boards. In very good condition, in a very good dw. 28.00


17786. Irish Booklore: Irish Booklore Volume 2 Number 1.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press Limited, 1972. (6) + 216 + (4) pp. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. Jim Gracey, Diane Gracey, and Aiken McClelland, editors. 7 illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In good condition. Articles include: Amyas Griffith, The Bradshaw Collection, William Montgomery and the description of the Ards 1683, Armagh County Museum - the Reference Library, A Missing Belfast Chapbook, Mechanic's Institutes, Brindsley Macnamara, Origins of the Library at Glasnevin Botanic Gardens, Forrest Reid Novelist and Critic, and others. Includes a loose 11-page insert: Index, Irish Booklore Volume 1 1971. 15.00


8687. Irish Booklore: Irish Booklore Volume 2 Number 2.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1976. Gracey, Jim. Gracey, Diane. McClelland, Aiken. editors, 24.5 by 15.5 cms. pp. x: 217-322. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. Articles include, The contemporary editions of Tone's Argument on behalf of the Catholics, James Dartas an early Dublin Stationer, a checklist of the publications of John and William Neale, William Steele Dickson, The Armagh Public Library, A County Down private printing press, William Allingham a bibliographical survey and others. Vol 2 index a loose insert to this volume 12.50


8688. Irish Booklore: Irish Booklore Volume 3 Number 1.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1976. editor Wesley McCann. 23 by 17.5 cms. pp. viii: 1-72. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. Articles include, The Cullean Press of Godfrey Levinge, Irish election poll books 1832-71 part 1, marriage and obituary notices of literary and bibliographic interest in the Belfast press 1801-1814, Edward Walsh's The Office and Duety in fightyng for our countrey, Notes toward a bibliography of William Hamilton Maxwell, a bibliography of W.B. Yeats sources for Fairy and folk tales, Richard Hayward a bibliography of his published works, William Johnston a bibliography, and others. 10.00


8689. Irish Booklore: Irish Booklore Volume 3 Number 2.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1977. editor Wesley McCann. 23 by 17.5 cms. pp. viii: 76-140. illustrated, laminated card covers, an ex-library copy, bookplate removed from ffep otherwise in very good condition. Articles include, Papermaking in Ireland in 1590, John Denton desires William Kearney to print books for use in Down c.1588 a sidelight on printing in Ireland, Early English books in Armagh Public Library: a short title catalogue of books printed before 1641, Forrest Reid and Kenneth's magazine, the bibliography of Somerville and Ross's Through Connemara in a governess cart, and others. 10.00


8690. Irish Booklore: Irish Booklore Volume 4 Number 1.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1978. Editor Wesley McCann. 22.5 by 17 cms. pp.iv: 1-71. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. Articles include, Edward Norman Carrothers 1898-1977 an appreciation, the spread of provincial printing in Ireland up to 1850, Library provision for children in County Down prior to 1850, Thomas Carnduff 1886-1956 chapters from an unpublished autobiography, Richard Rowley: an introductory bibliography, and others. 10.00


19659. John Ross and Co. (Morgans): Auction Catalogue Castlewellan Castle County Down

Belfast: John Ross & Co. 1964. Catalogue of french and English antique furnishings, oil paintings, porcelain, English and Continental silver, Sheffield plate, tapestries and library. A three day auction 5th-7th Oct. 1964.14.5 x 18.5 cm. 62 pp. 25 illustrations in black and white, card covers, in very good condition. 23.00


19374. Ker, N. R., editor: Medieval Libraries of Great Britain A List of Surviving Books.

London: The Royal Historical Society, 1964. Second edition, of original 1941 edition. xxxii + 424 pp. 24 x 15 cm. Indexes of: Manuscripts; Printed Books; Untraced Manuscripts and Printed Books; and Personal names. Gold blocked orange boards. No dustwrapper. In very good condition. 10.00


19339. Leedham-Green and Theresa Webber: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland Volume I to 1640 Volume II 1640-1850 Volume III 1850-2000.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. A three volume set. Volume I, xx + 688 pp. Volume II, xii + 575 pp. Volume III, xxiv + 737 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Gold-blocked black boards. There are three very small corrections made in the index of Volume II by a former owner, the late bibliographer and librarian, Gordon Wheeler, who has left a loose insert of several small pages of additions and corrections relating to Irish libraries. In very good dustwrappers. Overall in very good fresh condition. Unpackaged weight 3,750g. 195.00


19389. Lejard, Andre, editor.: The Art of the French Book from early manuscripts to the present time.

London: Paul Elek, 1945? (iv) + 166 pp. 32 x 24.5 cm. 182 illustrations, many in colour. Bibliography. Quarter cloth and white blocked black boards. No dw. Bruising to spine. Signs of wear to edges of boards, and spine. 45.00


19265. Long, Gerard, editor: Books Beyond the Pale Aspects of the Provincial Book Trade in Ireland before 1850.

Dublin: The Rare Books Group of the Library Association of Ireland, 1996. xiii + 154 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. The first publication of The Rare Books Group. Topics include: the book trade in the expanding economy of the seventeenth century; the Catholic Press in eighteenth century Munster; publication by subscription in Belfast; printing and publishing in Drogheda; the book trades in Galway; Tadhg Gaelach O'Suilleabhain's Pious Miscellany; and the radical newspapers and pamphlets of the United Irishmen. Index. Pictorial semi matt card covers. In very good condition. 23.00


19272. Lynham, E. W.: The Irish Character in Print 1571-1923.

Shannon: Irish University Press, 1969. First published 1924 (in The Library, Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 4th series, Vol IV, No 4, March). OUP offprint 1924. lx + 40 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Introduction by Alf MacLochlainn. 21 illustrations. 6 plates. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition, almost as new. 18.00


19656. Malcomson, A. P. W. compiler: Eighteenth Century Irish Official Papers in Great Britain. Private Collections volume Two.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 1990. 35 x 12.5 cm. x + 494 pp. 46 illustrations, gold blocked blue boards, in a in a dustwraper whose upper edge is a little worn, otherwise in very good condition. This is a heavy book and will require extra shipping charges for overseas shipping. Overseas customers should check with us about shipping before ordering. The destruction of the Public Record Office in Dublin in 1922 caused major losses. PRONI has been seeking out replacenents in private holdings of possibly lost official papers. This volume is part of that effort. 25.00


19194. McCarthy, Muriel: Marsh's Library, Dublin All Graduates & Gentlemen..

Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003. 272 pp. 24 x 17 cm. 38 illustrations and 8 plates. Pictorial glazed card covers. Apart from some top edge creasing to the rear cover in good condition. 15.00


19150. McDonnell, Joseph: Five Hundred Years of the Art of the Book in Ireland 1500 to the Present

Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland, 1997 A catalogue to accompany an exhibition. 175 pp. 29 x 23.5 cm. 78 illustrations. Bibliography. Gold-blocked red boards. In very good condition. In a very good dustwrapper,. 15.00


19260. McKelvie, Colin: Early English Books in Armagh Public Library: a short-title catalogue of books printed before 1641.

Dundalk: Tempest, Printed for the Governors and Guardians, 1928. An offprint from Irish Booklore, Volume 3, Number 2 Pp.91-103. 25 x 16 cm. 2 illustrations. Stapled card covers. Dedication from the compilor on the front cover. Several scholarly corrections, o/w In very good condition. 10.00


19429. McLean, Ruari: Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972. Second edition, of book first published in 1963. xii + 241 pp. 29.5 x 22.5 cm. Sumptious illustrations include16 colour plates. Index. Gold blocked pink panel on spine, and gold blocked roundel on front board. Cream boards. In very good condition, in very good dw. Former owner's name written, very discreetly, on ffep. 36.00


19278. Mullan, John: Catalogue of Cheap Books, Warrented Perfect, Sold by John Mullan in Corn-Market Belfast for Cash Only.

Belfast: John Mullan, c1840s. Nine-page catalogue disbound from a contemorary journal. In very good condition. An interesting piece of ephemera on Belfast bookselling. John Mullan was a Belfast Bookseller and Stationer from 1841 through to 1858, in a variety of premises. In 1842 he advertised himself as "the cheapest book establishment in the Kingdom... to meet increased demand in his business is about to make improvements in his premises." The Mullan family retained a bookshop in Donegall Place until the 1970s. 20.00


19266. Munter, Robert: The History of The Irish Newspaper 1685-1760.

Cambridge: at the University Press, 1967. xiii + 217 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 16 illustrations. Gold-blocked brown boards. Previous owner's name neatly written on ffep, o/w In very good condition. No dustwrapper. 15.00


19436. Murphy, James H: The Oxford History of the Irish Book Volume IV The Irish Book in English 1800-1891.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xx + 732 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. 51 essays. 32 illustrations and tables. Bibliography. Index. Unpackaged weight 1,400g, which may require Extra Charges in addition to Abebooks Quoted Shipping. 195.00


19703. Nais, Roisin de: A Bibliography of Limerick history and Antiquities.

Limerick: County Library n.d. 18.5 x 13 cm. 61 pp. light card covers, in very good condition, almost as new. From the library of Q.U.B. librarian Gordon Wheeler, with an undated note from the Limerick chief librarian, as a loose insert. Now a very scarce item. 45.00


19262. O'Casaide, Seamus: A Typographical Gazetteer of Ireland or the Beginnings of Printing in Irish Towns.

Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd, 1923. 49 pp. 24 x 15.5 cm. Uncut ndex of printers at end. Printed blue card covers. In very good condition. Scarce. 20.00


19407. O'Ciosain, Niall: Print and Popular Culture in Ireland 1750-1850.

Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2010. vi + 265 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Pictorial glazed card tcovers. In very good condition. "A wonderful book, thought-provoking and ground breaking." "Leabhar iontach". 12.00


19146. O'Flaherty, Collette and Katherine McSharry, editors: The National Library of Ireland One Hundred and Twenty Five Years.

Dublin: National Library of Ireland, 2002. No pagination. (140 pp.) 28 x 21.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial semi matt card covers. In very good condition. Almost as new. 18.00


19680. Oxford Bibliographical Society: Studies in the Book Trade in honour of Graham Pollard.

Oxford: The Oxford Bibliographical Society 1975. 24 x 16 cm. vii+403 pp. 16 plates, linen and blue cloth boards, in very good condition. 15.00


19698. Perkin, Michael: A Directory of the Parochial Libraries of The Church of England and The Church in Wales.

London: The Bibliographical Society 2004. 25 x 16.5 cm. 490 pp. extensively illustrated, gold blocked blue boards, in very good condition, no dustwrapper as issued.. 15.00


19324. Plomer, H.R, G.H. Bushnell, and E.R. McC. Dix.: A Dictionary of the Pinters and Booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1726 to 1775.

London: The Bibliography Society, 1968. First printed 1932. xxi + 428 pp. 21 x 17.5 cm. Indexes. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dustwrapper. In very good condition. 23.00


19284. Plummer, Rev. Charles: On the Colophons and Marginalia of Irish Scribes.

London: for the British Academy by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press,1926. 34 pp. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. Printed grey matt card covers, with an old crease across the lower part of the front cover. Some very scholarly pencil annotations and corrections, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


19326. Pollard, Alfred W: List of Catalogues of English Book Sales 1676 - 1900 now in the British Museum.

London: Trustees British Museum, 1915. xv + 523 pp. 22.5 x 16 cm. Index. Gold-blocked red buckram boards. The spine is a little sun faded but otherwise the book is in very good condition. Scarce. 75.00


19322. Pollard, M.: A Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade 1550-1800 based on the records of the Guild of St. Luke the Evangelist Dublin

London: Bibliographical Society, 2000. xlviii + 675 pp. 25 x 16.5 cm. Gold-blocked black boards. No dustwrapper. The late Gordon Wheeler, bibliographer and librarian, has annotated extra information on the list of auctioneers as well as writing some notes as a loose insert. In very good condition. Dr Mary Pollard has been the most distinguished historian of books in Ireland. Her two volumes, 'Dublin's Trade in Books 1550-1800' and 'Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book-Trade 1550-1800' are viewed as standard works. This is a large heavy book, unpackaged weight 1,700g, and overseas shipping may require extra postage. 40.00


19393. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Guide to Educational Records.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. 105 pages. 32 x 25 cm. Early, private, tertiary and Irish language education; organisations; copy-books; national, model, agricultural, reformatory, and nursery schools; government, statistics, and miscellaneous; and buildings, educationalists, and inspection. Pictorial folder. In very good condition. 75.00


19661. Radcliffe, P. C. J.: Northern Ireland in the Second World War A Guide to Official Documents in P.R.O.N.I.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland July 1976. 29.5 x 21 cm. 29 pp. softcovers, in good condition. 10.00


19248. Ranger, Felicity, editor: Prisca Munimenta Studies in Archival & Administrative History presented to Dr. A.E.J. Hollaender.

London: University of London Press, 1973. xv + 306 pp. 26 x 19.5 cm. 7 plates. Gold-blocked green boards. In very good condition. In a good dustwrapper. 18.00


19586. Refausse, Raymond editor: A Library on the Move Twenty Five Years of the Representative Church Body Library in Churchtown.

Dublin: Representative Church Body Library 1995. 21 x 14.5 cm. 29 pp. card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


19316. Reid, Forrest: Illustrators of the Eighteen Sixties An Illustrated Survey of the Work of 58 British Artists

New York: Dover Publications, 1975. Republication of the 1928 edition. xv + 295 pp. 23.5 x 16.5 cm. 91 full-page plates. Pictorial glazed card covers, in good condition. Reid was arguably the most significant novelist from Belfast, and this is his classic study of this great period of book illustration. 12.00


19396. Robinson, P. R.: The 'Booklet' A Self-Contained Unit in Composite Manuscripts.

Leiden:,E.J. Brill, 1980. A 24-page offprint from Codicologica 3, Essais typologiques, pages 47 to 69, including 7 plates. 20.00


19486. Roden, Earl of, editor: The Diaries of Lord Limerick's Grand Tour 1716-1723.

Dundalk: Doonreaghan Press, c2010. First published in the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal Vol xxv no. 3, 2003. 65 pp. 23 x 15.5 cm. Seven plates and coloured frontispiece. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


19381. Sessions, William K.: Further Irish Studies in Early Printiing History 1 William Penn's Tract Printing in Cork in 1670 & II Edward Jones: The Travelling Printer with William III in 1690.

York: William Sessions Ltd, 1994. Greenback Volume 24. 59 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. 1 illustration. I map. Lots of facsimiles of documents, particularly litle pages. Bibliography. Index of people. Index of places. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 25.00


19378. Sessions, William K.: The First Printers in Waterford: Cork and Kilkenny Pre-1700.

York: William Sessions Ltd, 1990. Greenback Series: Number Ten. 310 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. 12 illustrations, including 7 maps. Hundreds of facsimiles of title pages. Index of People. Index of Places. Appreciation of E.R. McClintock Dix. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. A major study. 42.00


19250. Shane, Leslie: The Script of Jonathan Swift and other essays.

London: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, 1935. The A.S.W. Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography. 97 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. 5 illustrations. Gold-blocked brown boards. In very good condition. In a very slightly damaged d.w. 10.00


19365. Shattock, J, editor: The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 4 1800-1900.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Third edition. xxx + 2995 pp. 25 x 19 cm. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in very good dustwrapper. There is a small black mark on the top of the print block, o/w mint. Unpackaged weight 2,700g so shipping costs will be higher than that quoted by Abe's default shipping costs. 40.00


19291. Simpson, Percy: Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

London: Oxford University Press, 1970. Reprint of the first edition of 1935. xv + 251 pp. 28 x 19.5 cm. 17 plates and 4 facsimilies in the text. Gold-blocked dark blue boards. In very good condition. In a very good, but price-clipped, dustwrapper. Scarce. 110.00


19681. Stevenson, Allan: The Problem of the Missale Imperiale

London: The Bibliographical Society 1967. 24 x 16 cm. xxi+400 pp. 11 plates and figures, gold blocked navy blue boards, no dustwrapper, in good condition. 20.00


19276. Stevenson, Noragh: Belfast Before 1820 A Bibliography of Printed Material.

Belfast: The Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge, 1967. Part requirement for the University of London Diploma in Librarianship 1963. 60 pp. 24.5 x 15 cm. Index. Printed glazed card covers. Signed by the author on the title page, o/w in very good condition. 55.00


19270. The Belfast Museum: Catalogue of the Books in the Library of The Belfast Museum.

Belfast: Printed by Joseph Smyth, 1847. 27 pp. 18.5 x 13 cm. As issued, with a black-printed green paper cover, which has been bound in blue card with a red binding strip. Bookplate of the Linenhall Library, with the note "withdrawn, duplicate 8/5/1965". A very rare survivor. 75.00


19294. The Bibliographical Society: Index to Selected Bibliographical Journals 1933-1970.

London: The Bibliographical Society, 1982. vii + 316 pp. 31 x 21.5 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dustwrapper. In very good condition. 12.00


19390. Thomas, Alan G.: Great Books And Book Collectors.

London: Spring Books, 1988. 280 pp. 32 x 24.5 cm. 290 illustrations, of which 40 are colour plates. Bibiography. Index. 10.00


19628. Thompson, James Westfall: The Medieval Library.

New York and London: Hafner Publishing Company 1967. 23 x 15.5 cm. The University of Chigago Studies in Library Science. viii+702 cm. reprinted with a supplement by Blanche B. Boyer. In gold blocked blue boards. In very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. 35.00


19658. University College Dublin: Aspects of Irish Life Exhibition of documents to mark the occasion of International Archives Week 1979.

Dublin: U.C.D. Nov. 1979. v+119 pp. softcovers, in a black plastic ringbinder, minor wear otherwise in good condition 15.00


19399. Updike, Daniel Berkeley: Printing Types Their History, Forms, and Use A Study in Survivals.

Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press, 1962. Third edition. Two volumes. 24 x 16 cm. Volume 1. xlvi + 292 pp. Illustrations 1 - 192. Volume 2. xix + 326 pp. Illustrations 193 - 367. I folding illustration. Notes. Chronological list of specimens. Index. Foxing to edges of print blocks. Gold blocked blue boards, in dws. Two dw folds are strengthened with peelable tape. Internally in good condition. 32.00


19325. Wall, Thomas: The Sign of Doctor Hay's Head Being some account of the hazards of Catholic Printers and publishers in Dublin from the later Penal times to the present day.

Dublin: M.H. Gill and Son, 1958. 156 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. 18 illustrations. Bibliographical note. Index. Gold-blocked green boards. In very good condition, in a slightly dusty dustwrapper. 10.00


19705. Ward, Robert E: Prince of Dublin Printers The Letters of George Faulkner.

Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky 1972. 22 x 14..5 cm. x+141pp. gold blocked green boards, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. 20.00


19337. Watson, G, I. R Willison, and J. D. Pickles, editors and compilers.: The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. 5 Volumes.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969 - 1977. 5-volume set. xxxii + 2941; xxii + 2091; xxiv + 1956; xix + 1414; and xiv + 542 pp. 25 x 17 cm. The five volumes are 600-1660, 1660-1800, 1800-1900, 1900-1950, and Index. Gold-blocked green boards, in good condition, in good dustwrappers. This is a very fresh set of this standard reference work.Shipping costs will be higher than that quoted by Abe's default shipping costs. 75.00


19695. Wheale, W. .H. James: Bookbindings and Rubbings of Bindings in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

London: Holland Pressreprinted 1962 cl (iii) 329 pp. extensively illustrated, gold blocked tan boards, in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. first published in 1898. 23.00

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