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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


19376. Barker, Nicolas: Treasures from the Libraries of National Trust Country Houses.

New York: The Royal Oak Foundation & The Grolier Club, 1999. 179 pp. 30 x 22.5 cm. 122 illustrations, with a preface by HRH The Prince of Wales. Pictorial matt card tcovers. In very good condition. Published in an edition of only 1000 copies. £25.00


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


19423. Birch, Dinah, editor: The Oxford Companion to English Literature.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Seventh edition. xvii + 1,164 pp. 25 x 19.5 cm. Gold-blocked green boards. In very good condition, in very good dustwrapper. Unpackaged weight 2,250g which will mean Extra Charges beyond Abebooks Quoted Shipping.. £12.50


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


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


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


19155. Craig, Maurice: Irish Book Bindings 1600 - 1800.

London: Cassell & Co Ltd, 1954. First edition. 47 pp. 58 plates. 31.5 x 25 cm. Plates are monochrome, other than the coloured frontispiece. Bibliography. Gold-blocked blue boards. Slight foxing to endpapers, and dw, otherwise a good copy of a pioneering and relatively scarce book. A large heavy book. Unpackaged weight 1,350g. Overseas shipping will involve extra postage charges. £100.00


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


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


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


19328. Dowding, Geoffrey: An Introduction to the History of Printing Types...

London, and New Castle, Delaware: The British Library, & Oak Knoll Press, 1998. ... An Illustrated Summary of the Main Stages in the Development of Type Design from 1440 up to the Present Day An Aid to Type Face Identification. First published 1961. xxiv + 277 pp. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. 117 illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. £12.00


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


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


19343. Foot, Mirjam M, editor: Eloquent Witnesses Bookbindings and their History A volume of essays dedicated to the memory of Dr. Phiroze Randeria.

London: The Bibliographical Society, The British Library, Oak Knoll Press, 2004. 328 pp. 25 x 16.5 cm. Profusely illustrated, including eight colour plates. Gold-blocked blue boards. In very good condition, in a vg dustwrapper. Contents include: Bookbinding research: Pitfalls, Possibilities and Needs, by Mirjam M. Foot; Bookbindings, their depictions, their owners and their contents, by Jan Storm van Leeuwen; The Prize is the Proof: four centuries of prize books, by Christian Coppens; English centre-piece bookbindings, 1560-1640, by David Pearson; The interpretation of bookbinding structure: an examination of sixteenth century bindings in the Ramey collection in the Pierpoint Morgan Library, by Nicholas Pickwoad; Around the Padeloup and Derôme workshops: gold-tooled Parisian bindings of the eighteenth century, by Giles Barber; A magnificent and bewildering variety: Irish bookbinding in the eighteenth century, by Mirjam M. Foot; Benjamin West, 1805-1883, by Esther Potter; Collector, dealer and forger: a fragment of nineteenth century binding history, by Mirjam M. Foot, Carmen Blacker & Nicholas Poole-Wilson; and Women bookbinders in Britain before the First World War, by Marianne Tidcombe. £25.00


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


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


19269. Hamilton and Hamilton: Auction Catalogue. The Entire Library from Doneraile Court. (Formerly the property of the late Lord Doneraile) 17th 18th Dec. 1969.

Dublin: Hamilton and Hamilton, 1969. 75 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. 964 lots of books and 223 lots of pamphlets, including box lots. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. £12.00


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


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


19435. Hobson, Anthony: Great Libraries.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1970. First edition. 320 pp. 31.5 x 25 cm. 32 Great libraries, including Trinity College Dublin, described and illustrated. "About 60 colour and 330 black-and-white illustrations". Gold blocked green boards. In good condition, in a good dustwrapper. £18.00


19398. Hodnett, Edward: English Woodcuts 1480-1535 with Additions and Corrections.

Oxford: The University Press, 1973. Reprint of 1935 first edition. xv + 483 pp. + 253 illustrations + Index of Cuts by sizes, with London: The Bibliographical Society, 1973 Additions and Corrections, xvii + 82 pp. 28.5 x 22 cm. £20.00


19425. Hogan, Robert, editor: The MacMillan Dictionary of Irish Literature.

London: The MacMillan Press Ltd, 1980. xviii + 816 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. Gold blocked green boards. In good condition. The dustwrapper is worn, and carefully repaired with peelable tape. Traces of small label on spine of dw. £12.50


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


19264. Inglis, Brian: The Freedom of the Press in Ireland 1784-1841.

London: Faber and Faber, 1954. Studies in Irish History. 256 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards. In very good condition. In a good dustwrapper. £15.00


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


19323. Krummel, DW: English Music Printing 1553-1700.

London: The Bibliographical Society, 1975. xi +188 pp. 27.5 x 22 cm. 62 figures. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked blue 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


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


19401. Moran, James: Printing Presses History & Development From the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times.

London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1973. 363 pp. 29 x 19 cm. 109 illustrations. 64 plates. £20.00


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


19312. Munter, Robert: A Dictionary of the Print Trade in Ireland 1550-1775

New York: Fordham University Press, 1988. x + 340 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, in a slightly worn dust-wrapper. There is some pencil annotation by a former owner, who was an academic librarian/bibliographer. His annotations add considerable value, and new information, to some of these entries. In very good condition overall. £12.00


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


19385. Nash, Paul W, compiler: Folio 60 A Bibliography of The Folio Society 1947 -2006.

London: The Folio Society, 2007. 472 pp. 28.5 x 18.5 cm. With essays by Sue Bradbury, Joseph Connolly and David McKitterick. Bibliography of 1,348 Folio Society books, and a further 45 books bearing the Folio Society imprint. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Indexes of: People and Titles; Artists; Printers and Typesetters; Binders; and Typefaces, Ornaments and Lettering. Gold blocked grey boards, in slipcase. The book is mint. One edge of the slipcase is worn. Unpackaged weight 2,000g. £20.00


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


19056. Phillips, James W.: Printing & Bookselling in Dublin 1670-1800 A Bibliographical Enquiry.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1998. xviii + 337 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. 3 graphs. 5 tables. 141 figures. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards. In very good condition. In a very good dustwrapper. £23.00


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


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


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


7707. Southward, John: Modern Printing A Handbook of the Principles and Practice of Typography and the Auxiliary Arts. Section II.

London: Raithby, Lawrence & Company 2nd edition 1899. 191 pp. illustrated, coloured frontispiece, some wear, rubbing to boards. This work ran to four sections and was regarded as one of the best works on the subject. Covers, style in book printing, composition of title pages, composing in Greek, Hebrew, German, Algebra, table work, composing music types, jobbing work, the centred style, the grouped style, the art style, principles of design and display, composition of posters, the linotype composing machine,proof reading etc etc. £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


19336. Tattersfield, Nigel: Thomas Bewick The Complete Illustrative Work.

London and New Castle, Delaware: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2011. First edition. 3 volumes. 392, 948, and 240 pp. 27 x 19 cm. Volume I: An Account of the Engraving Workshop, Its Masters and Apprentices. Volume II: Descriptive Catalogue of the Primary & Secondary Works & the Principal Larger Prints. Volume III: Notes, References & Indexes to Volumes Two & Three. Gold-blocked black labels on green boards. In mint condition. Unpackaged weight 4,500g which will require extra postage. £125.00


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


19257. The Talbot Press: The Talbot Press Catalogue of Books including Books formerly issued by Maunsel & Roberts Ltd. and Martin Lester Ltd.

Dublin: The Talbot Press Limited, 1940. 100pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. The Talbot Press was founded in Dublin in 1913, and was a major Irish publishing house. A valuable book list. £25.00


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


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


19395. Vervliet, Hendrick D. L.: French Renaissance Printing Types A Conspectus.

London: The Bibliographical Society, The Printing Historical Society, and Oak Knoll Press, 2010. 471 pp. 29.5 x 22.5 cm. Sources. Type-casting and punchcutting. Methodology. Abbreviations and conventional signs. Conspectus of the typefaces described, and facsimile reproductions. Bibliography. Index. Gold blocked navy boards. No dustwrapper, as issued. In almost mint condition. Corrections are available from the Bibliographical Society's website £35.00


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


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


19421. Wolf, Edwin with John F. Fleming: Rosenbach A Biography.

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1960. Second printing. 616 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. The subject was one of the great book collectors. Illustrated with 35 photographs. Gold blocked red boards. In very good condition, in a worn dustwrapper. Unpackaged weight 1,300g which may require extra postage for overseas shipping. £12.00

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