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18227. Blake, Tarquin: Abandoned Churches of Ireland.

Cork: The Collins Press, 2015. 216 pp. 28.5 x 23 cm. Eighty-two abandoned churches, profusely illustrated. Silver-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a vg dustwrapper. Almost as new. 18.00

15770. Murray, Patrick: Church of St Peter & Paul Athlone An Illustrated History and Guide.

Athlone: St Peter and St Paul's Parish Forum, 2007. 224 pp. 32 x 24.5 cm. A record of the building of this very large church, in its social context. A beautifully produced and illustrated book, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Gold-blocked black boards, very good in a v.g.dustwrapper. Author's signature on half-title, and dedication on the title page. A heavy book which will need extra postage. 30.00

11817. O'Laverty, Rev. James: The Bishops of Down & Connor Being the Fifth Volume of An Historical Account of the Diocese of Down and Connor, Ancient and Modern.

Dublin: James Duffy & Co., 1895. First Edition. (vi) + 636 + xviii + (2) pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Gold-blocked, green, textured, and bevelled boards, the front board with a round tower, and the rear board with a Mitre. There is slight bruising to the corners, some wear to the spine extremities, and a signature and note on an otherwise blank preliminary page, apart from which the book is in good condition. Monsignor O'Laverty was Parish Priest of Holywood, Co Down, admired and respected across the whole commumnnity, and a splendid historian. His five volumes are still indispensible to understanding the history of East Ulster, particularly its ecclesiastical heritage. 72.00

7198. Richer, Wm. compiler: First Lisburn Presbyterian Church 1688-1988.

Lisburn: 1988. 28.5 by 22 cms. iv+66 pp. illustrated. Hardback. Published for the Tercentenary of this church. In very good condition. 12.00

11995. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland: The Constitution and Government of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, with a Directory for the Administration of Ordinances.

Belfast: Published by the Authority of the General Assembly, 1887. 232 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Gold-blocked dark-blue boards. Boards are worn and faded. Contents tight and clean. Signature of Martin H Turnbull. We also have 1912 and 1962 editions. 10.00

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