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18400. "I.O." (Street, C.J.C.): The Administration of Ireland, 1920.

London: Philip Allan & Co, (vi) + 468 + (4) pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Portrait frontispiece of The Rt.Hon. Sir Hamar Greenwood, Bt., K.C., the last Chief Secretary for Ireland. Gold-blocked green boards, textured and lined. Several official stamps, including Ministy of Home Affairs. Half-title browning. Slight wear to boards. 80.00


9858. Akenson, Don: An Irish History of Civilisation Volume 2.

London: Granta Books 2006. Comprising Books 3 and 4. 696 pp. very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. The world's leading scholar of the Irish Diaspora, fuses history and fiction into a remarkable narrative of a people and their influence around the globe. A vast chronicle of civilisation through Irish eyes told as short stories. Very readable 12.50


15217. Akenson, Donald H.: The Irish Education Experiment The National System of Education in the Nineteenth Century.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. Volume VII in Studies in Irish History, Second Series. x+430 pp. 22 x 14 cm. The development of a system of popular education in Ireland, well in advance of England, transformed levels of literacy in Ireland. This is a most significant study of education in nineteenth century Ireland. Gold-blocked green boards, in a professionally-relaid dustwrapper. The book itself is in very good, fresh conditon. 30.00


15902. Allen, Andrew, W., editor: Farming in County Antrim before & during the Second World War.

Ballymena: Ballymena Borough Council, 1993. Ballymena Borough Research Series: 19. 15 pp. 25.5 x 18 cm. Pictorial matt card covers. Six illustrations. In very good condition. Scarce. 35.00


16952. Angelsea, Martyn: The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts A Centennial History.

Belfast: The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, 1981. vi+148 pp. 24.5 x 17.5 cm. 13 colour plates and 63 b&w illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. 20.00


15264. Ardoyne Commemmoration Project: Ardoyne The Untold Truth.

Belfast: Ardoyne Commemoration Project, 2002. 23 by 15.5 cms. 543 pp. Commemorating those who died in Ardoyne during The Troubles 1969-1998. Illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 30.00


13110. Armstrong, Robert: Through the Ages to Newtownabbey.

Belfast: Abbey Publications, c1995. Revised second edition. xii + 416pp. 21 x 15 cm. Profusely illustrated. Splendid, and very handsome, local history. Map, and folding map. Dark-blue boards with gilt spine lettering, in mint condition. In a mint dw. 45.00


17182. Armstrong, Robert: Through the Ages to Newtownabbey.

Muckamore: Shanway Publications Ltd, 1979. First edition. xiii + 393pp. 28 x 20 cm. Profusely illustrated. Splendid, and very handsome, local history. Map, and folding map. Gold-blocked dark-blue boards with the borough arms on the front board. Integral silk bookmarker. There is a museum's bookplate on the front pastedown, and the accession number "1980 - 250" discreetly written on the title page. The dw is frayed at the top of the spine and that and two edge nicks have been strengthened with peelable tape. There is also a damp stain at the bottom of the dw. This, however, is the very rare first edition of this book . 75.00


11749. Athol Books: The Road to Partition.

Belfast: Athol Books May 1974. 66 pp. paper covers, minor wear otherwise good. This pamphlet traces the development of the Catholic / Protestant political conflict between the outbreak of the World war in 1914 and the General Election of 1919. It is made up of material first published in the Irish Communist between July 1971 and February 1973. 10.00


16805. Ayres, George: History of the Mail Routes to Ireland until 1850.

Lulu.com, 2011. 134 pp. 19.5 x 21 cm. Identifies all the Ports used during this period, the routes to them from London, changes, improvements, and the effect of the railways. Three illustrations. 19 maps. 15 tables. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. A useful study 12.00


15063. B.B.C. Northern Ireland: Broadcasting House A Portrait.

Belfast: B.B.C. Northern Ireland, 1994. 36 pp. 20.5 by 21 cms. Celebrating 70 years of the BBC's first broadcast in Northern Ireland, September 1924. Essays by prominent broadcasters. Some very nostalgic photographs, including Belfast's Broadcasting House under construction. Pictorial card covers. In very good condition. 8.00


18527. Bailey, Kenneth C.: A History of Trinity College Dublin 1892 -1945.

Dublin: The University Press, 1947. xvii + 274 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. 44 illustrations. Gold-blocked green boards. No dustwrapper. In very good condition. The history 1591-1892 was written by Constantia Maxwell. 15.00


12887. Bailey, William F. and Sellors, E.M.: The Law and Practice relating to Franchise and Registration in Ireland; with The Representation of the People Act, 1884, The Registration (Ireland) Act, 1885, and Various Sections of Acts Affecting and Amending the Same.

Dublin: John Falconer, 1885. xiii + 231pp. 19 x 13 cm. Gold- and blind-stamped maroon boards. Titlepage carries the impressed blind stamp of RGO Johnston, Notary Public, Newry. The stamp occurs several times in the book, and on page 1 with the signature "RGO Johnston, Solr, Newry". Some foxing. 12.00


18262. Baird, Sir Robert: "Publishing in Ireland".

Belfast: W. & G. Baird, Limited, 1923. 29 pp. 22 x 17.5 cm. A Paper by Sir Robert Baird for the World's Advertising Convention, Atlantic City, June 3-7, 1923. 4 illustrations. Matt-card covers. Covers dusty and detached, otherwise in good condition. Baird was managing director of W.G.Baird Ltd, Belfast, proprieters of the "Belfast Telegraph" and other newspapers. He acknowledged assistance, with this paper, from the famous local historian Francis J. Biggar. 25.00


16817. Baker, Joe, Glenravel Local History Project: Belfast Murders, Volume 1 - Issue No.7.

Belfast: Glenravel Local History Project, c2000. 32 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. Six articles. Sixteen illustrations. Pictorial paper covers. Rusted staples. Slight mark on front cover where price label has been removed. 8.00


13827. Ballymacarrett Think Tank.: Beyond King Billy

Belfast: Island Pamphlets June 1999. 21 by 14.5 cms. 27 pp. card covers, minor wear. An exploration of issues facing the Protestant Working class of East Belfast. 5.00


11906. Ballymena Academy: "The Braid" Magazine of The Ballymena Academy 150th anniversary supplement 1828-1978.

Ballymena: Vol. LVI Summer 1979. 201 pp. illustrated soft covers, in very good condition, an attractive issue for the school's anniversary, many nostalgic photos. 20.00


15068. Bannister, Saxe.: Some Revelations in Irish History; or, Old Elements of Creed and Class Conciliation in Ireland.

Port Washington N.Y: Kennikat Press, 1970. A Kennikat Press Scholarly Reprints reprint of the 1870 edition. lxvii+255 pp. 18.5 x 13 cm. Decorated capitals, head- and tail-pieces. Hardback, light blue boards, no dw, in very good condition. 10.00


15642. Barden, Sean: The Last Countess An Exploration of an Estate Agent's Letters.

Belfast: Sean Barden, 2002. 132 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Letters written to Lady Charlemont by her estate agent Hugh Boyle at the end of the 19th century. Bibliography, Index, and Notes. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 12.00


17931. Bardon, Dr Jonathan: An Interesting and Honourable History The Belfast Charitable Society, The First 250 Years 1752-2002.

Belfast: The Belfast Charitable Society, 2002. 42 pp. 30.5 x 21.5 cm. 12 illustrations. Map. Pictorial semi-matt boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Clifton House is the City's oldest public building, and still serves its original function. 23.00


4134. Bardon, J: Belfast An Illustrated History.

Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1982. First edition. vi+322pp. 29 x 21.5 cm. A beautifully-illustrated history of the city from the earliest times to 1982. 340 illustrations. Gold-blocked brown boards, in a very good d.w. 23.00


18190. Bardon, Jonathan: Belfast A Century.

Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1999. First edition. xii + 204pp. 31 x 24.5 cm. "Over 340 striking photographs" of twentieth-century Belfast. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a d.w. The dw is price-clipped, but o/w mint. Please note: unpackaged weight is 1,500g. 21.00


14085. Barrington, Sir Jonah: The Rise and Fall of the Irish Nation. A full account of the bribery and corruption by which the Union was carried.

Dublin: James Duffy and Co., c.1882. The family histories of the Members who voted away the Irish Parliament; with an extraordinary black list of the Titles, places and Pensions which they recieved for their corrupt votes. xvi+299 pp. green cloth boards, gilt spine title. 35.00


15019. Bartlett, Thomas, Kevin Dawson and Daire Keogh.: The 1798 Rebellion An Illustrated History.

Boulder Colorado: Roberts Rinehart, 1998. 185 pp. 25 x 19 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Pictoprial glazed card covers. Felt-pen mark on top edge of print block, o/w in very good condition. 10.00


3238. Barton, Brian: Brookeborough The Making of a Prime Minister.

Belfast: 1988. x+293pp. illustrated, d.w. The first biography and one that casts a fascinating look at the history of Northern Ireland 1921-23 and in the early years of World War 2. v.g. 10.00


2934. Barton, Brian: The Blitz Belfast in the War Years.

Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1989. vi+329 pp. 24.5 x 18 cm. Profusely illustrated, including many previously-unpublished photographs, and, for the first time, official lists of the dead and injured. A comprehensive, well-written account of the events. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


18781. Barzilay, David: The British Army in Ulster Vol. 4.

Belfast: Century Books 1981. 25.5 x 19.5 cm. 256 pp. 160 illustrations, gold blocked black boards in a pictorial dustwrapper. In very good condition. This is the last book in this four volume series. For some reason it is elusive and much more difficult to find than the earlier volumes. 60.00


17485. Barzilay, David: The British Army in Ulster.

Belfast: Century Services Limited, 1973. First edition. (10) + 253 pp. 262 illustraions. 3 maps. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition. No dustwrapper. This pioneering book, covering the years 1969 to 1973, became the first in a series. 20.00


16844. Beckett, J.C. et al.: Belfast The Making of The City.

Belfast: Lagan Books, 2008. 191 pp. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. Twelve articles by local historians on the rise and development of Belfast between the end of the eighteenth century and the First World War. Profusely illustrated with photographs, advertisements, caricatures, documents, and maps. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. In near mint condition. 10.00


10048. Belfast Literary Society: Belfast Literary Society 1801-1901 Historical Sketch with Memoirs of some Distinguished Members.

Belfast: McCaw, Stevenson & Orr Ltd The Linenhall Press 1902. 27 by 19.5 cms. 190 pp. illustrated with nine portrait plates. Limited to 300 copies of which this is no. 211. Bound in reddish brown textured boards with a decorative front cover and fold over edges, some plates have left a matching sized, light discoloration on the facing page, but overall condition is very good, near fine. This is a invaluable resource for the cultural life of Belfast in the nineteenth century. It contains a history of the Society along with biographical notices, a list of members with papers read by them, a list of officers and other details of the Society. Having been limited to 300 copies these original copies rarely turn up on the market. The 38 biographical memoirs include, James McDonnell, William Bruce, W.H. Drummond, Henry Joy, John Templeton, William Bruce, William Neilson, James Thompson, Henry Montgomery, William Thompson, Prof. Thomas Andrews, etc. 350.00


17140. Belfast Museum and Art Gallery: Exhibition of Historic Silver in Ulster. Catalogue of the Exhibits.

Belfast: Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, 1956. Publication No. 154. 36 pp. 21 x 15 cm. The catalogue of an 1956 exhibition. Ten illustrations. Printed card covers. The front cover is stained. One-page Supplement loosely inserted. A useful short survey of the subject. . 15.00


14356. Bell, Jonathan: Ulster Farming Families 1930-1960.

Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation in association with the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, 2005. First edition. viii + 132pp. 24.5 x 18 cm. Forty numbered Illustrations, and an Appendix of photographs. Pictorial matt card covers. Near mint condition. 35.00


13117. Bell, Jonathan and Watson, Mervyn: Farming in Ulster Historic photographs of Ulster farming and food.

Belfast: Friars Bush Press, 1988. 82pp. 18 x 21.5 cm. Photographs from the collection of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


13618. Bell, Margaret: A History of Scouting in Northern Ireland.

Belfast: The Northern Ireland Scout Council 1985. 160 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. 10.00


3744. Bell, Sam Hanna, Robb, Nesca A. and Hewitt, John, editors: The Arts in Ulster A Symposium.

London: George G. Harrup & Co. Ltd, 1951. 173 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Seven essays covering architecture, drama, painting and sculpture, prose, poetry, and music in Ulster. 31 illustrations. Gold-blocked red boards, no dw. Spine faded, but a useful assessment of the arts in Ulster in 1951. Produced as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. 10.00


13512. Benn, George: The History of the Town of Belfast with an accurate account of its former and present state.

Ballynahinch: Davidson Books, 1979. 298 pp. 22.5 x 15.5 cm. A statistical survey of the Parish of Belfast and a description of some remarkable antiquities in its neighbourhood. A facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1823. Illustrated, hardback, in a dustwrapper, two small discreet library stamps in a margin, otherwise in very good condition. A classic account of the early history of Belfast. This was the first reprint of Benn's work. 95.00


11147. Birmingham, Geo. A.: The Lighter Side of Irish Life.

Edinburgh & London T. N. Foulis new edition 1924. vii+270 pp. illustrated with 16 cold mounted colour illustrations by the artist Henry W. Kerr R.S.A. green boards, a small light stain to lower right front board, and spine slightly sun faded, otherwise good. A classic much loved book from this author. 10.00


10290. Blair, May: Hiring Fairs and Market Places

Belfast: Appletree Press 2007. 24 by 17 cms. 208 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. This way of life has died out in the Province, probably much to our general loss. A very nice book, lovely illustrations. 14.95


6379. Blair, S. Alexander: The Golden Years The Story of Ballymoney Drama Festival.

Ballymoney. published by the Committee of Ballymoney Drama Festival to celebrate its Golden Jubilee 1989. 21 by 15 cms. 65 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. A splendid history of this very important and ever popular drama festival. 15.00


16835. Blake, John W.: Northern Ireland in the Second World War.

Belfast: H.M.S.O. 1956. xv + 569 pp. 24.5 x 16 cm. Contents: Northern Ireland - Historical Background, War Preparations, Development of the War Effort, Operations in Europe - Dunkirk, The Threat of Invasion, The Air Raids, Coming of the Americans 1941-1944, The Ocean Convoys, From Defence to Attack - The Home Front February 1942 - May 1944, Northern Ireland Units Overseas March 1942 - May 1944, The End of Hostilities, and seven Appendices. Sixteen plates, 9 maps, and 3 graphs. Gold-blocked green boards, with a slightly worn dustwrapper. Some light minor foreedge spotting, otherwise in very good condition. This volume has become very hard to find. 55.00


14377. Blaney, Mary and McGoran, Sheila, compilers: How It Used To Be 'The Clachan Project In Schools'.

Cushendall: Glens of Antrim Historical Society, c2006. iv + 76pp. 24.5 x 18 cm. A survey of clachans in the Glens of Antrim, by local school children, 2002 to 2006. Over one-hundred-and-twenty photographs, almost all in colour, and maps, tables, and documents. The project was sponsored by the National Lottery, and the quality of the production is superb. Pictorial glazed card covers. Near mint condition. 10.00


17788. Bonn, Moritz J: Modern Ireland and Her Agrarian Problem.

Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co., Ltd, and London: John Murray, 1906. Translated from the German by T.W. Rolleston. 168 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Green binding strip, with paper label, on gray boards. Showing a little wear. Some light browning to rear endpapers and to the title page, otherwise good. Scarce 20.00


17803. Bowler, Peter J. and Nicholas Whyte, editors: Science and Society in Ireland The Social Context of Science and Technology in Ireland 1800-1950.

Belfast: The Queen's University Institute of Irish Studies, 1997. ix +170 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Ten essays on various aspects of science and technology on Irish life. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 12.00


1787. Boyle, John W: The Irish Labor Movement in the Nineteenth Century.

Washington: The Catholic University of America Press 1988. xvi +384pp. d.w. in very good fresh condition. "a superb study - measured learned, intelligent and literate." 15.00


14975. Breen, Dan: My Fight for Irish Freedom.

Dublin: Talbot Press, c1924. xii+257 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. 11 plates. Introduction by Joseph McGarrity (Philadelphia). Black-blocked green boards, no dustwrapper. The boards are a bit rubbed and the book shows some wear, but is in generally good condition for this scarce title. Breen was Commandant of the Third Tipperary Brigade. 75.00


16762. Breen, Dan: My Fight for Irish Freedom.

Dublin: The Talbot Press, 1955. 1955 printing. 258 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. The rear cover has an illustration of a Police wanted poster for the author. A well-worn reading copy. 12.00


16073. Bremer, Walther, and others: Ireland's Place in Prehistoric and Early Historic Europe, and other papers.

Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co., 1928. 21 x 14 cm. 38pp. +pp 294-345, +pp 143-200, +78pp, with illustrations and a folding plate. This is several items bound together, including: Helmut Bauersfeld, "Die Kriegsaltertumer in Lebor na Huidre" published 1933 (?), George Morrow and R. Lloyd Praeger, "The Antrim Raised Beach: A Contribution to the Neolithic History of the North of Ireland." published 1904 in Royal Irish Academy Proceedings, and Grenville A.J. Cole, "Ireland the Outpost" published Oxford University Press in 1919. The Bauersfeld article has a dedication signed by himself. He was a leading German scholar in Celtic studies, and a committed SS Officer. Bremer, 1887-1926, was briefly Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum, Dublin. This translation of an essay was published in his memory by the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Both the Cole and Bremer articles have their title pages bound in. An interesting collection, in good condition. 45.00


6564. British and Irish Communist Organisation: Ulster as it Is. A Review of the development of the Catholic / Protestant political Conflict in Belfast between Catholic Emancipation and the Home Rule Bill.

Belfast: August 1973. 23.5 by 17.5 cms. 77 pp. paper covers. A dusty cover otherwise in very good condition. A Communist view of this period. 8.00


2253. British Society for Social Responsibility in Science: The New Technology of Repression Lessons From Ireland.

London: 1974. 52 pp. illustrated, front cover lightly creased. Covers some of the new weaponry introduced by the Army to Northern Ireland, water cannon, CS gas, rubber bullets etc. 8.00


16206. Broadhurst, William and Henry Welsh: Out of the Fire A History of the Fire Brigade in Lisburn.

Lisburn City Council: Flaming Publications, 2004. Published to mark the Conferment of the Freedom of the City on the Northern Ireland Fire Brigade, 6.3.2004. 87 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Twenty-eight illustrations. Signed by the Mayor. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


17301. Broeker, Galen: Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. Studies in Irish History, Second Series VIII. ix+254 pp. 22. x 14.5 cm. Bibliography. index. Gold-blocked green boards. In near mint condition, in a very good, but price-clipped, dustwrapper. 25.00


12546. Brooks, Sydney: Aspects of the Irish Question.

Dublin and London: 1912. 255 pp. hardback, minor wear otherwise in good condition. A contemporary contribution to the whole Home Rule debate. 30.00


12371. Brooks, Sydney: The New Ireland.

Dublin and London: Maunsel & Co. 1907. 113 pp. soft card covers, with a signature , "To Ethel with the author's love Xmas 1907" on the title page. A series of 12 articles which the author had published in the Daily Mail and Morning Post after a fact finding tour on Home Rule issues. Sinn Fein and the New Nationalism, The Gaelic League, The I.A.O.S. and the Industrial Revival, the Politicians, the Church, The Agrarian & some other problems, Devolution. Front cover partly detached, text partly uncut, in good condition otherwise. 25.00


13242. Brown, Stewart J. and David W. Miller: Piety and Power in Ireland 1760-1960 Essays in Honour of Emmer Larkin.

Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies, 2000. 304 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Essays focus on Larkin's Devotional Revolution Thesis and his Church, State and Nation Thesis. Hardback, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. 15.00


13159. Brown, William: An Army with Banners The Real Face of Orangeism.

Belfast: BTP Publications 2003. 194 pp. softcovers, owner's name on title page, otherwise in good condition. A critique of Orangeism as a religio-political credo or belief system. 10.00


6698. Buckland, Patrick: Irish Unionism 1885-1923

Belfast: HMSO, 1973 xvi + 511 pp, 25 x 16 cm. "A documentary history". 6 illustrations, tables, etc. Absolutely mint, in mint dw, in its box in which each copy was delivered to the Stationery Office. The standard, and indispensable, work on Unionism. 20.00


10817. Buckley, J. J: Some Irish Altar Plate.

Dublin: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 1943. A descriptive list of Chalices and Patens, dating from the Fourteenth to the end of the Seventeenth Century, now preserved in the National Museum and in certain Churches. 226 pp. with lxiv plates, hardback, no dustwrapper, as issued, in very good condition, an excellent copy of a now very scarce title. 225.00


18042. Burke, Edmund: A Letter from the Right Honourable Edmund Burke to a Noble Lord on the attacks made upon him and his pension in The House of Lords by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale.

London: Printed for J. Owen... and F.and C, Rivington..,1796. First edition. 80 pp. 21 x 13 cm. No half title page. In a modern binding by the late Sydney Aiken, with marbled boards, and his label. In very good condition. 65.00


18043. Burke, Edmund: A Letter from the Right Honourable Edmund Burke to his Grace the Duke of Portland on the Conduct of the Minority in Parliament containing Fifty-Four Articles of Impeachment against The Hon. C.J.Fox.

London: Printed for the editor and sold by J. Owen, 1797. First edition. 94 pp. 21 x 13 cm. There are two identical title pages, separated by the half-title page. The final page has a small stamp , "Mercantile Library of New York." In a modern binding by the late Sydney Aiken, with marbled boards, and his label. In very good condition. 75.00


18044. Burke, Edmund: Substance of the Speech of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke in The House of Commons on Fri. the 23d day of May 1794 in Answer to certain observations on the Report of the Committee of Managers, representing that Report to have been a Libel on the J

London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1794. Second edition. 26 + (6) pp. 21 x 13 cm. In a modern binding by the late Sydney Aiken, with marbled boards, and his label. Page 6/7 has been professionally repaired, otherwise in very good condition. The final six pages are a list of books published for J. Debrett. 40.00


10877. Burke, John F.: Outlines of the Industrial History of Ireland.

Dublin and Belfast: Fallon Brothers n.d. c. 1920. xvi+282 pp.stiff card covers. There is an old light stain affecting the top left corner of the cover and part of the top foreedge, otherwise a fair copy. 15.00


10894. Burke, John F.: Outlines of the Industrial History of Ireland.

Dublin: Browne and Nolan n.d. c.1930. Revised with chapter VII added by Michael J. Cryan and Michael J. Kennedy. xx+379 pp. hardback, there is scattered annotation in the text, it has obviously been used for teaching purposes, otherwise fair/good. 15.00


17795. Burton, George, editor: Ballymena Rugby Football Club Centenary 1887-1987.

Ballymena: Ballymena Rugby Football Club, 1987. 190 pp. 25.5 x 18.5 cm. 100 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. A comprehensive and well-illustrated history of the club. Apparently scarce. 23.00


8180. Butler, Herbert: Wolfe Tone and the Common Name of Irishman.

Mullingar: Lilliput Pamphlets 5. 21.5 by 14 cms. 28pp. blue card covers, in very good condition, as new. An important study of the dynamics behind Tone's ideal. 12.00


12686. Byrne, John Ousley: A Compendium of Irish Sanitary Law, containing The Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1874, and the Acts incorporated therewith.

Dublin: William McGee Second Edition 1875. Also the Acts relating to Workshops, Common Lodging Houses, Bakehouses, the Adulteration of food, drink and drugs, and the Burial Grounds Acts with explanatory notes, a collection of legal decisions in sanitary cases and an index. xiii+487 pp. hardback, showing a little wear, spine restored, part of spine label missing, otherwise a good tight copy. Scarce. 45.00


12787. Byrne, Ophelia: The Stage in Ulster from the Eighteenth Century Selected from the Theatre Archive of the Linen Hall Library.

Belfast: The Linen Hall Library, 1997. 99 pp. 21 x 15cm. Illustrated. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. A very useful survey. 10.00


14509. Cafferky, John and Kevin Hannafin: Scandal & Betrayal Shackelton and the Irish Crown Jewels.

London: The Collins Press, 2002. xvi+319 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. illustrated, softcovers, upper corner crease to front board otherwise in good condition. 10.00


12207. Calwell, H. G. and Craig, D. H: The White Plague in Ulster A Short History of Tuberculosis in Northern Ireland.

Belfast: Ulster Medical Society n.d. c.1984. 56 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good fresh condition. TB once affected one in six of the population of Belfast, and although it hasn't been eradicated is now of very low occurence. This is a comprehensive and valuable study of its history and treatment in the province. An uncommon item. 32.00


3319. Camblin, Gilbert: The Town in Ulster.

Belfast: Wm. Mullan & Son (Publishers), Limited, 1951. First edition. xv + 131 pp. 28.5 x 22 cm. 62 plates and maps from contemporary sources. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked red boards. No dw. Neat signature on ffep, o/w in good condition. An account of the origin and building of the towns of the Province of Ulster, and the development of their rural settings. This was a pioneering study, never reprinted or updated. Ulster, in this instance, is the six counties of Northern Ireland: not the nine counties of the historic province of Ulster. 17.00


10323. Cambray, Phillip G: Irish Affairs and the Home Rule Question.

London: John Murray, Popular and Revised edition Sept. 1911. xii+229 pp. with an introduction by the Marquis of Londonderry, soft covers. The original worn paper covers and spine have been professionally relaid, showing some wear but a tight copy of an ephemeral production, not common. 23.00


15143. Cameron, Margaret: The Women in Green A History of the Royal Ulster Constabulary's Policewomen Golden Jubilee 1943-1993.

Belfast: R.U.C. Historical Society, 1993. 21 by 15 cms. 177 pp. The first comprehensive history of women police in Northern Ireland. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial card covers. In very good condition 15.00


13132. Cameron, Stephen: Death in the North Channel The loss of the Princess Victoria January 1953.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books 2002. 26 by 21 cms.144 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition.The loss of the ferry with 135 fatalities, in a terrible storm, was the worst maritime disaster in the waters off the British Isles. 10.00


17586. Carr, Peter: The Big Wind The Story of the legendary Big Wind of 1839 Ireland's greatest Natural Disaster.

Dundonald: The White Row Press, 1991. 140 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated with sketches and maps. Gazetteer of Irish towns with contemporary accounts of the damage done. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. 10.00


1825. Cash, John D: Identity, Ideology and Conflict. The Structuration of Politics in Northern Ireland

Cambridge: University Press 1996. x+230pp. d.w. v.g. 20.00


18162. Cathcart, Rex: William III & Ireland.

Dublin: Eason & Son Ltd, 1990. The Irish Heritage Series : 67. 24 pp. 25 x 15 cm. 30 illustrations, mostly in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 9.50


14010. Catterall, Peter and Sean McDougall editors: The Northern Ireland Question in British Politics.

London: Macmillan 1996. xv+242 pp. paperback, inscription on half title, in very good condition. A collection of essays on the subject. 8.00


1842. Chambers, G: Faces of Change. The Belfast and Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry 1783-1983

Belfast: Century Books 1983. vi+314pp. illustrated, d.w. v.g. The book contains much material about the history of the town as well as the Chamber. 12.00


18411. City of Belfast: The Unveiling of the Belfast War Memorial by Field-Marshal The Viscount Allenby, G.C.B., G.C.M.G.

Belfast: Armistice Day - "A Day of Remembrance" - 11th November, 1929. Belfast's Tribute to The Glorious Dead. Form of Service and Order of Proceedings. (32pp.) 25 x 19 cm. 10 illustrations. Pictorial semi matt card covers. The right edgeof the front cover is a little dust stained, otherwise in very good condition. A scarce item. Belfast's War Memorial was designed by Sir Brumwell Thomas, the architect of the City Hall. 20.00


13823. Civil Rights Movement: Massacre at Derry.

Derry: Civil Rights Movement Feb. 1972. 21 by 14 cms. 48 pp. illustrated, map, paper covers, in very good condition. We believe this to be the earliest pamphlet to explain the events of what became known as Bloody Sunday when the Army killed demonstators in the City after a Civil Rights demonstration on the Jan. 30th 1972. 32.00


12530. Clancey, John J: The New Land Act A Popular Explanation of its Principal Provisions; with appendices containing the text of the Act, the new rules, and purchase annuity tables.

Dublin: Eason & Son 1896 204 pp. boards a little dusty otherwise in very good condition. 23.00


10822. Clark, Wallace: Linen on the Green An Irish Mill Village 1730 - 1982.

Belfast: The Universities Press (Belfast) Ltd., 1983. Second edition. xii + 183 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 18 illustrations, 26 plates, 2 plans, and endpaper maps. Family tree. Notes. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked linen-covered boards. No dustwrapper. A previous owner's name has been scribbled over at the top of one of the preliminary pages, o/w in very good condition. An affectionate account of his family's linen business, and the community which grew up around it, in Upperlands, on the Clady River, in Co. Londonderry. 19.50


13831. Clarke, Aidan: The Graces 1625-41.

Dundalk: Published for The Dublin Historical Association by Dundalgan Press 1968. 35pp. soft green card covers, some fading to covers, marginal ink annotation, otherwise in good condition. Irish History Series no 8. 5.00


12525. Cleary, Arthur P.: The Law of Registration of Parliamentary Voters in Ireland.

Dublin: E. Ponsonby second edition 1868. viii+204 pp. dark boards with original spine label, slightly dusty, a little light foxing to endpapers otherwise good. 25.00


12706. Clifford, Brendan: The Economics of Partition A Historical Survey of Ireland in terms of her Political Economy.

Belfast: Athol Books 1992. First published by the British and Irish Communist association Jan. 1969. This is the revised and extended fourth edition.108 pp. paper covers in good condition, apart from a little dustiness to the covers, and some light offsetting on a couple of pages. A history of Ireland from the 17th century as seen through the categories of political economy. 25.00


563. Coe, W.E: The Engineering Industry in the North of Ireland.

Newton Abbot: David and Charles 1969. 224 pp, illustrated, d.w. v.g. A pioneering study, a publication of the Institute of Irish Studies Queen's University Belfast. 10.00


6095. Colgan, Brendan: Belfast's Original Black Man The Young Earl 1827-1853.

Belfast: The Phoenix Press, 1994. 64 pp. 29 x 21 cm. 33 illustrations . References. Good local history item. Very good condition, almost as new. 10.00


17701. Colles, Ramsay: In Castle and Court House Being Reminiscences of 30 Years in Ireland.

London: T. Werner Laurie, c1911. First edition. 320 pp. 23 x 15 cm. 17 full-page illustrations. Index. Black- and gold-blocked green boards. The spine has been professionally relaid, and the book is showing a little bit of wear, otherwise good. 25.00


13137. Collier, William Francis: History of Ireland for Schools.

London: Marcus Ward & Co., Limited, c1894 Seventh and revised edition. iii + 280 + iv pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. The endpapers advertise Marcus Ward's School Series. Coloured map. Lots of small illustrations and maps. Some relatively-minor spotting Gold-blocked green boards. The gold is faded, and the book is shook. Ffep has the name "Alan Seaton" - the Irish poet and painter. 15.00


11999. Collins, M.E: Ireland 1800-1970.

London: Longman 1972. 23 by 20.5 cms. 264 pp. illustrated, softcovers, showing some wear otherwise good. 10.00


15589. Collins, Peter, editor: Nationalism & Unionism Conflict in Ireland 1885-1921.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies Queens University of Belfast, 1994. x+207 pp. 24 x 15 cm. Nine illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. 10.00


13236. Comber District Orange Lodge: Comber District Orange Lodge Exhibition of The Orange Institution Comber District Lodges 1798 Rebellion.

Comber: 2-6 Mar. 1998. 18pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. Photographs of the banners of the Comber Lodges with details of their histories 10.00


12434. Commissioners of National Education in Ireland.: Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets chronologically arranged from Chaucer to Burns, with criticisms on their works, selected from the most distinguished writers. Intended for Teachers and the Higher Classes in Schools.

Dublin: Printed by Alex Thom & Sons for H.M.S.O. 1857. Published by direction of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland.18 by 10.5 cms. vi+508 pp. in original drab cloth boards with new black and gilt spine title, minor edgewear, internally tight and clean, unmarked, in good condition. This is a relatively early publication in the National School System, set up by Government in 1831. A scarce survival. 55.00


9372. Common, R. Dr.: A Community Under Seige 1970-77.

Belfast: 1977. 20.5 by 15 cms. 66 pp. illustrations, maps, in black plastic spiral binding, foreword by the Rev. Houston McKelvey. Covers the experiences of the Dunmurry, Seymour hill, Twinbrook, Suffolk, Ladybrook Finaghy community area during these years of the Troubles, and the work of Dunmurry PACE, (Protestant and Catholic Encounter). A local, carefully written, perspective like this of the Troubles as they affected one small area is very useful but not common. 15.00


18577. Connolly, Michael C., editor: They Change Their Sky The Irish in Maine.

Orono, Maine: The University of Maine Press, 2004. xix + 414 pp. 26.5 x 18.5 cm. 47 illustrations. Silver-blocked grey boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. A groundbreaking study. "Important new esays in Maine History". 30.00


17203. Connolly, Sean: Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Ireland.

Dundalk: Dundalgan Press (W. Tempest) Ltd, 1994. Studies in Irish Economic and Social History 3. The Economic and Social History Society of Ireland. 69 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. First published 1985. 10.00


7258. Conway, Andy: There Are No Evil Men. A Fresh Look at the Irish Question and a suggested way forward.

Dublin: New Ireland Movement July 1972. 21 by 15cms. 30 pp. card covers,in very good condition. 5.00


5695. Cook, David S: Blocking the Slippery Slope Why Unionism should go for a North-South Institution with limited functions and executive powers.

Gilford: The Banford Press 1997. 23pp. card covers, almost as new.a paper read to a meeting of the South Belfast Alliance association on 10th Feb. 1997 by a former deputy leader of Alliance. 5.00


13655. Cooke, Alistair B: Ulster: The Origins of the Problem.

London: Conservative Political Centre, 1988. 36 pp. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. Portrait. Pictorial card covers. Very good condition. 15.00


15891. Cookstown District Council: Cookstown's War Dead 1914-1918 1939-1945.

Cookstown, Tyrone: Cookstown District Council, 2007. 416 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Biographies of the War Dead of Cookstown and District, and, where possible, photographs. Good historical and geneological material. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 25.00


10846. Costello, Con: A Class Apart The Gentry Families of County Kildare.

Dublin: Nonsuch 2005. 128 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition, almost as new. The great gentry families are all but gone but this book tells their story and their legacy. 10.00


18125. Cousins, Colin: Armagh and The Great War.

Dubllin: The History Press Ireland, 2011. 288 pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. 27 tables. Profusely illustrated, Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Almost as new. "this is an important book." 12.00


15697. Crawford, W. H. and B. Trainor, editors: Aspects of Irish Social History 1750-1800.

Belfast: HMSO, 1989. A PRONI publication. 199 pp. 24 x 15 cm. Pictorial matt card covers. A fair copy only. 10.00


14963. Cross, Eric: Cross's Map of Time.

Belfast: The Educational Company of Ireland Ltd, 1965. Set of Four Maps of Time: 400 - 1400, 1400 - 1600, 1600 - 1800, and 1800 - Modern Times. Each eight-panelled Map of Time is 40 x 65 cm, folding into a cover 21.5 x 17 cm. "The main events and personages of Irish history in their time-relation (a) to one another; and (b) to those of other European countries". A date has been scribbled on the folder of each map, and the fore-edges of the folders of two maps are damp-stained, not affecting the maps themselves. 25.00


10485. Crotty, Raymond: The Cattle Crisis and the Small Farmer.

Mullingar: The National Land League 1974. vi+59 pp. card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


3565. Crowe, W.Haughton: New Education for Old.

Belfast: William Mullan 1954. 113pp. Foreword by Helen Waddell. A book on education by the former headmaster of Banbridge Academy 10.00


12109. Cullen, Rev. J. H.: Young Ireland in Exile The Story of the Men of '48 in Tasmania.

Dublin & Cork The Talbot Press 1928. 186 pp. illustrated, hardback, minor wear otherwise very good. This is now a scarce title. The story of the Young Ireland movement leadership in Tasmania to whence they were transported after 1848 William O'Brien, John Mitchel, Francis Meagher, Terence Bellew McManus, John Martin, Patrick O'Donohoe and Kevin Izod O'Doherty. 85.00


13807. Cumann Cuimneacain '98: '98 Who Fears to Speak.

Dublin: Cumann Cuimneacain '98. c1938. 20 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Paper covers, in very good condition. Copac lists only one copy, in the National Library of Scotland. 20.00


13168. Cumber Claudy L.O.L. 649: The Orange Song Book A Collection of Songs for all Loyal and True Orangemen and Protestants.

Claudy: L.O.L. 649, 1986 1990. 104 pp. , card covers, showing a little wear otherwise in good condition. Texts only, no music. 10.00


18126. Davison, Stephen, editor: Northern Ireland and Canada A Guide to Northern Ireland Sources for the Study of Canadian History c.1705-1992.

Belfast: Queens University of Belfast and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1994. 144 pp. 29.5 x 21cm. 10 illustrations. 2 maps. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 23.00


12555. De Moleyns: The Landlord's and Agent's Practical Guide

Dublin: Hodges, Smith and Co. Second edition revised and enlarged 1860. xiv+344 pp. in red boards with a blind stamped pattern and lettered gilt. Spine professionally relaid. From the library of the Northern Ireland Parliamentary library with a bookplate and barcode on front pastedown and foreedge stamps, internally tight and clean. De Moleyns, (1807-1900), also known as Thomas Mullins was a Barrister, a Q.C. and Co. Court Judge for Co. Kilkenny. He wrote this specifically for use in Ireland. There were later editions in 1862, 1872, 1877 and 1899. Not common. 65.00


17194. Devine, T. M. and David Dickson, editors: Ireland and Scotland 1600-1850 Parallels and Contrasts in Economic and Social Development.

Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, 1983. 283 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Twenty essays on Irish and Scottish economic and social development, 1600-1850. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a sunned dustwrapper. 15.00


10862. Dewar, Rev. M. W. Brown, Rev. John and Long, Rev. S.E.: Orangeism A New Historical appreciation.

Belfast: Grand Lodge of Ireland 1967. 201 pp. softcovers, the covers are a little dusty otherwise in very good condition. 10.00


341. Dicey, A. V: A Leap in the Dark - A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as illustrated by the Home Rule Bill of 1893

London: John Murray, 1911 Second edition. xxv +.227 pp. 19.5 x 12.5 cm. 15.00


18109. Dickson, Charles: Revolt in the North Antrim and Down in 1798.

London: Constable, 1997. 257 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Map. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Silver-blocked maroon boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. 10.00


14558. Doherty, James, and Tom Thompson: Standing Room Only Memories of Belfast Cinemas.

Belfast: Lagan Historical Society, 1997. 156pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Copiously illustrated with plates, drawings and reproductions of memorabilia. Pictorial glazed card covers. 15.00


16057. Doherty, Richard: Wall of Steel The History of the 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (Supplementary Reserve).

Limavady: North-West Books, 1988. 232 pp. 24.5 x 17 cm. The Regiment saw active service in North Africa and Italy. Fifty-three illustrations, and six maps. Gold-blocked blue boards. The dustwrapper has a little light wear with a couple of small closed edge tears, otherwise in very good condition. This is an excellent study, though sadly it has no index. 20.00


17723. Dornan, W. Edward: One Hundred Eventful Years 1850 - 1950 An outline history of the City of Belfast Y.M.C.A.

Belfast: Nicholson & Bass Ltd., 1950. 68 pp. 25 x 18 cm. 43 illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt boards. No dw. In very good condition. 15.00


13822. Dowden, Richard: Northern Ireland and the Catholic Church in Britain.

Abbot's Langely: Infoform n.d. c.1976. A document prepared for the Commission for International Justice and Peace of England and Wales as a contribution to public debate. 21.5 by 14.5 cms. 27 pp. card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


6070. Dudgeon, Jeffrey: Roger Casement The Black Diaries with a Study of his Background, Sexuality and Irish Political Life.

Belfast: Belfast Press, 2002. xx + 659 pp. 24 x 15.5 cm. For the first time all the Black Diaries are published together, including the erotically charged 1911 diary. This is a rigorous study of Casement, the public and political figure, and his private, personal, life, along with usually neglected aspects of his life, and, of course, the authenticity controversies. This is a uniquely fresh and original study of this great Irish humanitarian and patriot, hanged in 1916. 65 illustrations. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, almost as new, in a very good dustwrapper. This is a heavy book - 1,600g - which may incur extra postage for shipping outside the U.K. 25.00


13122. Duffy, Godfrey F: Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors.

Glenageary: Flyleaf Press 1996. 94 pp, softcovers, there is a little minor ink marking on a few pages otherwise in very good condition. Sets out the records available for Donegal, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing families there. 12.00


13510. Dunaway, Wayland F.: The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania.

Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1985. first published in 1944. 273 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. 25.00


15901. Dunlop, Eull and Sylvia Hamilton, editors: The Early Years of Ballymena Workhouse, 1840-45.

Ballymena: Ballymena Borough Council, 1990. Ballymena Borough Research series: 8. 28 pp. 25 x 18 cm. Extracts from the Minute Book which was transcribed for the 150th anniversary (23 June 1990) of the first meeting of the Guardians of the Ballymena Union. Five illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Scarce. 35.00


6777. Dwane, David, T: Early Life of Eamon de Valera.

Dublin: The Talbot Press Limited, 1927. xii + 236 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Yellow boards, worn, in brown back strip. The front board is printed with a portrait of Dev. Six portraits: Dev's mother; Edmund Coll who brought Dev to Ireland; his step-brother Thomas Wheelright; Patrick Coll who raised Dev; and Dev as a graduate at 22; and at 36 during the 1918 General Election. Paper has some browning. Neat inscription on front ffep. 45.00


16177. E.T. Green, Ltd.: Craft Traditions in Ulster A Challenge.

Belfast: E.T. Green, Ltd, c1965. Eighth Annual Publication. 18 pp. 20.5 x 15 cm. These pamphlets were written each year by Professor E.R.R. Green for distribution at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Show. The object was to increase in the men and women of Ulster appreciation of their material culture to a point where, one day, the Province would have its own Folk Museum. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Rusted staples, o/w in vg condition. 35.00


16220. E.T. Green, Ltd.: Old Ulster Farm Implements.

Belfast: E.T. Green, Ltd, 1950. 8 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Catalogue of the twenty exhibits. These pamphlets were written each year by Professor E.R.R. Green for distribution at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Show. The object was to increase in the men and women of Ulster appreciation of their material culture to a point where, one day, the Province would have its own Folk Museum. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Rusted staples, o/w in vg condition. 35.00


16113. East Belfast Historical and Cultural Society: Murder in Ballymacarrett "The Untold Story".

Belfast: East Belfast Historical and Cultural Society, 2002. 64 pp. 21 x 15 cm. The story of the I.R.A. assault on the lower Newtownards Road on the 27th-28th June 1970, which left two men dead and 28 injured, along with severe damage to property. It was a night those who experienced it will never forget. Utterly terrifying. Seventeen illustrations and map. Pictorial glazed card covers. Crease to the top corner of the rear cover, otherwise good. 15.00


7193. Elliot, Marianne: Watchman in Sion: the Protestant idea of liberty.

Derry: Field Day Theatre Company Limited 1985. A Field Day Pamphlet no. 8. 22 by 14 cms. 28 pp. original green wraps, in nearly mint condition. 15.00


1296. Elliot, R.S.P. and Hickie, J.: Ulster: A Case Study in Conflict Theory

London: 1971 189 pp. d.w. v.g. 10.00


14575. Ellis, Albert: A Secret History of the N.C.L.C.

Birmingham: Albert Ellis, c1936. Photocopy of a rare pamphlet. 64 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Albert Ellis came to Belfast in 1924 as the first divisional organiser for the National Council of Labour Colleges. He was transferred to Birmingham in 1929, and dismissed by the NCLC in 1936. He was succeeded in Belfast first by JT Dorricott, and in turn by Andrew Boyd, trades unionist and historian. This photocopied pamphlet is from the library of the late Andrew Boyd, and has been extensively high-lighted. The photocopied pamphlet has been roughly guillotined, and the binding strip is worn. In fair condition. 30.00


12764. Evans, Estyn: Ulster The Common Ground.

Mullingar: The Lilliput Press 1984. 16 pp. card covers, in very good condition. 6.00


12769. Farrell, Michael: Emergency Legislation The Apparatus of Repression.

Derry: Field Day Theatre Company 1986. 31 pp. card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


6876. Fenning, Rev Hugh, OP: The Fottrell Papers 1721-39.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1980. xx + 137 pp. 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Illustrated. An edition of the papers found on Father John Fottrell, Provincial of the Dominicans in Ireland, at his arrest in 1739. 18.00


17310. Fetter, Frank Whitson: The Irish Pound 1797-1826...

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1955. ...A Reprint of the Report of the Committee of 1804 of the British House of Commons on the Condition of the Irish Currency with selections from the Minutes of Evidence presented to the Committee. 136+ (2) pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Two Charts. 5 appendices. Silver-blocked green boards. In good condition, in a good dw. 15.00


6543. Finlay, FD: Abstract of the History of the Bible, in Question and Answer.

Belfast: Printed and sold by F.D. Finlay, 1 Corn-Market, 1821. 17.5 by 11 cms. 36+4 pp. A Belfast printed pamphlet, recased professionally in new burgundy boards. This is a catechism type publication almost certainly Presbyterian. Bound at the end is a four page pamphlet published by Kelso in Joy's entry which is a comment on O'Connell's remarks about hereditary bondsmen, and an appeal to study the Bible and stand up for rights, again Presbyterian but interestingly with an Irish language quotation. Interesting snapshots of local history. 95.00


14107. Fitzgerald, Desmond: Memoirs of Desmond Fitzgerald 1913-1916.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul1968. xiii+201 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a quite rubbed dustwrapper. These memoirs cover the author's part in Dublin in 1916 when he fought at the Post Office at Pearse's side. He died in 1940. Apart from the d.w. in good condition. 25.00


1818. Fitzgibbon, Constantine: Out of the Lions Paw, Ireland Wins Her Freedom.

New York: American Heritage 1969. 127pp. illustrated, hardback in a dustwrapper, very good. 10.00


18232. Fitzpatrick, D.: Irish Emigration 1801-1921.

Dublin: The Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, 1984. Studies in Irish Economic and Social History 1. 51 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. 4 Figures. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, showing slight wear. 20.00


13241. Fitzpatrick, Rory: God's Frontiersmen The Scots-Irish Epic.

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1989. 25 by 19 cm. 296 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a dustwrapper. Photography by Kenneth McNally. in very good condition. The dramatic story of the Ulster Scots. 20.00


8186. Foster, Jeanne Cooper: Ulster Folklore.

Belfast: H.R. Carter Publications Ltd.,1951. First edition. 142 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Illustrated by Rowel Friers. Very good in dustwrapper. The customs and superstitions associated in Ulster with births, marriages and deaths, with festivals, the last sheaf, taboos, charms, fairies, witchcraft, trees, stones, walls and fire and with animals and birds. Sadly this folklore is dying away, and few people know why there is a rowan outside our front door, but as Yeats said, "no matter what one doubts one never doubts the faeries for they stand to reason." 12.00


18718. Foy, R.H.: Dear Uncle Immigrant letters to Antrim from the U.S.A. 1843-1852. The Kerr letters with accompanying notes on their background.

Antrim: Antim & Disrict Historical Society, 1989. 117 pp. 21 x 15 cm. 23 illustrations. 2 family trees. Bibliography. Glazed pictorial card covers, in a metal comb binder. In very good condition. 15.00


18758. Fraser, T.G.: Partition in Ireland, India and Palestine Theory and Practice.

London: Macmillan1984. 22 x 14 cm. xiii+225 pp. 3 maps, gold blocked blue boards, in a glassine dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is a little brittle but otherwise in very good condition. 20.00


18399. Freeman, A. Martin, editor: Annala Connacht The Annals of Connacht (A.D. 1224-1544).

Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1970. Reprint. xxiv + 854 pp, 25.5 x 16 cm. Frontispiece is two folded sheets of facsimile document. Events year by year, with Irish text facing English translation. Indexes of personal names and place names. Additional notes. Corrigenda. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dw. Faint foxing to edges of print block. Unpackaged weight 1,700g. 35.00


12963. Furlong, John Smith and Edmund R. Digues La Touche: The Law of Landlord and Tenant, as administered in Ireland.

Dublin: Edward Ponsonby, 1869. "Second Edition, by Edmund R. Digues la Touche, Esq." Volume II only of two volumes. xii+pp736-1270. 26 x 16 cm. Chapters on Distress, Replevin, Actions of Debt and Covenant, Use and Occupation, Payment, Recovery of Possession, Procedure in Ejectment, Ejectment for Non Payment of Rent, Action for Mesne Profits, Acts Against Assigning or Sub-Letting, and Civil Bill Acts. The Index is pages 1169-1270. Recently professionally recased in green cloth boards, new endpapers, with gilt spine title. Internally clean, unmarked, partly un-opened, in very good condition. 95.00


8499. Gaffikin, Thomas: Belfast Fifty Years Ago A Lecture delivered by Thomas Gaffikin, in the Working Men's Institute, Belfast on Thursday evening., April 8th, 1875.

Belfast: James Cleland Third Edition with Map of Belfast in 1819 and notes 1894. James Alex. Henderson Ex-Mayor of Belfast in the chair. 45 pp. folding map, the 3 page appendix lists all street with the number of houses and male, female numbers in either 1822 or 1823. The original paper covered edition is now cased in new maroon boards with gilt spine title and new endpapers. The map is a folded sheet which is probably missing the bottom 2.5 cm foldover, which loses the Ballymacarret section east of the river, otherwise the plan is complete showing improvements to 1819. Two old tape marks to title and rear pages otherwise in very good condition. A very scarce item. First edition published in 1875, the second expanded edition was published in 1885, and this further expanded edition in 1894. 150.00


16094. Gailey, Alan: The Nature of Tradition.

London: Folklore The Journal of the Folklore Society Offprint from Vol. 100, 1989. pp.143-161. 20 x 15 cm. 'The Nature of Tradirion'. Pictorial paper covers, in very good condition. Inscibed by Alan Gailey and dated 25.1. 1980. 12.00


18401. Gallagher, Jack: Stormont The House on the Hill.

Holywood, County Down: Booklink, 2008. 160 pp. 27.5 x 27.5 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour. Pictorial glazed boards, in maching dw.. Half-title signed by Peter Robinson. Book and dw both in very good condition. 35.00


14684. Galway, Jean: The Way Things Were.

c1996. i + 96pp. 20.5 x 15 cm. Early-twentieth-century life in County Down described for children. Name of previous owner neatly written inside front cover. Pictorial matt card covers. 20.00


13805. Gardner, Louis: Resurgence of the Majority.

Belfast: 2nd edition February 1971. 44pp. paper covers, minor wear otherwise in good condition. An English right wing analysis of the period to 1970 by a member of the Monday Club. 10.00


15103. Gaskell, Ernest: Ulster Leaders Social and Political.

London: The Queenhithe Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd, 1914. Printed solely for private circulation at three guineas. 27.5 x 20.5 cm. No pagination. Biographies of some 117 men (no women) with photographs of many of them. Nine-two of the subjects are Justices of the Peace, including, and alongside, Lords Lieutenant, Earls, owners of large estates, the Archbishop of Armagh, County Councillors, doctors, James Craig and Edward Carson. Ernest Gaskell seems to have been Carrie Amy Campion, later Mrs North, died 1910. The series of Leaders Social and Political may have run to about twenty-five volumes, published between 1890 and 1920. This volume, which covers the former nine-county Ulster, was probably the only Irish volume published. Half red morocco and red cloth, six panelled spine, gilt shamrock to panels, gilt spine titling, gilt title to front board, a.e.g., and original gold-and-brown decorative endpapers. Original spine professionally relaid. Showing some wear, and some fading to boards. There are small pencilled ticks against some of the names on the contents list. A very scarce item. 550.00


16667. Getgood, Robert: Development of Irish Trade Unionism An Address by Robert Getgood.

Belfast: Irish Trade Union Congress, 1944. Chairman's address to the Fiftieth Irish Trade Union Congress Drogeda 7th and 8th July 1944. 32 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Light card covers, printed blue and black. Staples a little rusty. Minor wear, otherwise very good. A scarce item. 42.00


15716. Gibson-Harries, Derrick: Life-Line to Freedom Ulster in the Second World War.

Lurgan: Ulster Society Publications, 1990. 121 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


10758. Gillespie, Raymond: Conspiracy Ulster Plots and Plotters in 1615.

Belfast: Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies Institute of Irish Studies Queens University, 1987. vi + 66 pp. 21 x 15 cm. "A plot hatched by a group of desperate men in Ulster during the winter of 1614. A pirate, a dwarf, a one eared man, a drunk and a few outlaws aided and abetted by some discontented gentry, conspired together in an alehouse near Coleraine. The plot spread through Tyrone, Fermanagh and Armagh but it ... soon fizzled out. Yet it sparked a crisis which had reverberations across continental Europe..." Extensive notes. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. In the twentieth century the conspirators became candidates for canonization. 10.00


17196. Gillespie, Raymond and Myrtle Hill, editors: Doing Irish Local History Pursuit and Practice.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, 1998. 147 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. Eight essays. 10 illustratons. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 20.00


14405. Gillespie, Raymond and Neely, WG, editors: The Laity and the Church of Ireland, 1000 to 2000 All Sorts and Conditions.

Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002. xvi + 368pp. 24 x 16 cm. Twelve essays by leading historians. Fifty-two illustrations, twelve plates, and index. The ffep is inscribed by William Neely "To my dear friends Harry and May....". Harry was Harry McConnell of Carryduff, County Down. 45.00


3999. Gillespie, Raymond and O'Sullivan, Harold, editors: The Borderlands Essays on the History of the Ulster-Leinster Border.

Belfast: 1989. ix + 167pp. d.w. v.g. Most of the essays were papers at the first Cuchulainn summer School Carlingford 1988. 15.00


15333. Gilmore, Billy and Robert Johnston: The First 75 Years. Northern Ireland Civil Service Men's Hockey Club 1923-1998

Belfast: 1998. 29.5 by 21 cms. 125 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. A very good, comprehensive history. Scarce. 30.00


15643. Goldstrom, J. M. and Clarkson, L. A., editors.: Irish Population, Economy and Society. Essays in honour of the late K. H. Connell.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981. x+322 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a price-clipped dustwrapper with sun-faded spine. 15.00


345. Good, James Winder: Irish Unionism.

Dublin: Talbot Press 1920 240 pp, in good condition. 15.00


13234. Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland: Report of the Proceedings at the Half-Yearly Meeting held in the House of Orange, Belfast, 8th. December, 1982.

Belfast: Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, 1982. 49 pp. 20.5 x 15 cm. Card covers, in very good condition. We can also supply Reports for 1971, 30pp; 1988, 24 pp; 1990, 48pp; and 1991, 20pp., at 5 each. 5.00


13164. Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland: Steadfast for Faith and Freedom 200 Years of Orangeism.

Belfast: Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland 1995. 29.5 by 21 cm. 104 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. useful illustrations 18.00


13169. Grand Royal Arch Purple Chapter of Ireland: Report on the proceedings of annual meetings held in Brownlow House Lurgan on Saturday 11th January 1997.

Lurgan: Grand Royal Arch Purple Chapter of Ireland 1997. 32 pp. light card covers, in very good condition. 7.00


5849. Gray, John and McCann, Wesley editors: An Uncommon Bookman Essays in Memory of J.R.R. Adams.

Belfast: The Linenhall Library 1996. 241 pp. paper covers, very good. A multi-disciplinary series of essays opening up new areas of study in relation to the book in Ulster and Ireland 10.00


16214. Green, E.R.R.: The Industrial Archaeology of County Down.

Belfast: H.M.S.O., 1963. 99 pp. 27 x 22 cm. Four maps, 3 figures, bibliography, and 33 plates. Gold-blocked blue-green boards, in a worn dustwrapper. The book is ex-library but with only two stamps on the rear of the title page and a neat Dewey-Decimal Number on the spine.. 25.00


16787. Greene, Ted: Drogheda: Its Place in Ireland's History.

Drogheda: Ted Greene, 2011. Second edition. viii+455 pp. 30.5 x 21.5 cm. This second edition marked the 600th anniversary of the Unification of Drogheda. Profusely illustrated, in b&w, and with four sections of colour plates. Gold-blocked black boards, in a very good dustwrapper. Almost as new. This is a heavy book, 2 kg, which may require extra postage. 45.00


5668. Gribbon, H.D.: The History of Water Power in Ulster.

New York: Augustus M. Kelley 1969. 299 pp. illustrated, almost as new in very good dustwrapper. A publication of the Institute of Irish Studies Queen's University Belfast. This is a regional study of the water power stage in industrial development and was an important early study in Irish industrial archaeology. This was the American edition of the book. 10.00


15869. Gribbon, Sybil: Edwardian Belfast A Social Profile.

Belfast: Appletree Press and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, 1982. Explorations in Irish History Series. 59 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Illustrated with twenty-one photographs by AR Hogg, a Belfast photographer of the period. Pictorial matt card covers. Some shelfwear: fair copy rather than good. 20.00


12906. Griffin, Brian: The Bulkies: Police and Crime in Belfast, 1800-1865.

Irish Academic Press in association with The Irish Legal History Society x+166 pp. 23.5 x 16. Illustrated softcovers, in very good condition. The Bulkies were a local town Police Force replaced by the RIC. This is an important study. 15.00


17295. Guenot, C.: Le Comte de Tyrone ou L'Irlande et Le Protestantisme au XVI Siecle.

Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils Editeurs, 1867. Nouvelle Edition. 350 pp. 26.5 x 16.5 cm. Four full-page illustrations. Red leather tooled binding, with a six panelled spine with gilt decorative panels and titling. Aeg. The spine extremities are a little rubbed and the corners are a little bumped, and there is some shelfwear and minor discolouration to the boards. The endpapers are watered silk. A bookplate has been removed from the front pastedown, and a former owner has written his name and address on the ffep. Internally a couple of pages are lightly marked where a leaf has been pressed, otherwise in good condition. This is a useful French study of the 17th century in the north of Ireland. Text in French. 50.00


8165. Gwynn, Denis Professor: O'Connell Davis and the Colleges Bill

Cork University Press 1948. Centenary Series No.1. 24.5 cms by 15.5 cms. 88 pp. card covers, light sun fading to top one inch of covers otherwise in very good condition. The six chapters of this study in relations between Daniel O'Connell and the Young Irelanders appeared as articles in Irish Ecclesiastical Record. 20.00


13158. Haddick-Flynn, Kevin: Orangeism The Making of a Tradition.

Dublin: Wolfhound Press 1999. 448pp. illustrated, hardcover, in very good condition with a v.g. dustwrapper. A well researched chronicle , a definitive academic history of the order, including information on the Apprentice Boys, the Royal Black Preceptory and the Royal Arch Purple Order. 15.00


16059. Haines, Keith: To the Ends of the Earth Campbellians at War.

Belfast: Campbell College, 2002. Archive Series no 1. 63 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. The contribution of ex-pupils of Campbell College to war, starting with the Boer War. Thirty plates. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 20.00


15863. Hall, Michael: Ulster The Hidden History.

Belfast: Pretani Press, 1986. 80 pp. 28 x 19.5 cm. A reinterpritation of Ulster's history within Ireland. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Bibliography. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


12891. Hamilton, F.A.P.: The Law relating to Charities in Ireland.

Dublin: Robert C. Gerrard, 1879. viii + 204 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Discreet label "Bound by Cavenagh & Son Wicklow St Dublin." The signature at the top of the title page is "R. Diamond". Gold-blocked green boards. Front hinge weakening, o/w good. 52.00


16028. Hanna, Ronnie: Pardon Me Boy The Americans in Ulster 1942-45 A Pictorial Record.

Belfast: Ulster Society (Publications), 1991. 100 pp. 20.5 x 20 cm. Ninety-eight illustrations. Pictorial glazed-card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


16091. Hanna, W. A: Celtic Migrations.

Belfast: Pretani Press, 1985. 73 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. A scholarly work, with an Introduction by Professor RH Buchanan. Thirty illustrations and six maps. Bibliography, References, Notes, and Index. Pictorial glazed card covers, in v.g. condition 10.00


14396. Harris, Walter: The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.

Ballynahinch: Arthur Davidson, c1990. Fascimile of the 1744 edition. xx + 271 pp + Index. 21 x 13.5 cm. Folding frontispiece map. The first substantial Irish county history, co-authored by Charles Smith. Gold-blocked dark-red boards, in good, price-clipped, dw. A former owner has neatly printed his name on the front top right hand corner of the dw, on the front and rear pastedowns, and on the ffep. 110.00


16071. Harrison, A.T., editor: The Graham Indian Mutiny Papers.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1980. lix+167pp. 30 x 22 cm. At the time of the Mutiny the Graham family from Ulster had 7 members in India of whom 2 adults and 2 children perished. These papers give an insight into the reaction of Anglo-India to the Mutiny, and how ordinary life continued. Historiographical essay by T.G.Fraser. Twenty-nine illustrations, and two maps. Glossary. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards. Very good in a good dustwrapper. 15.00


1918. Haslett, E: Ulster Must Say No, A Commentary on the Anglo Irish Agreement.

Belfast: 1986. 12pp paper covers large pamphlet published by the Joint Unionist Working Party v.g. 5.00


14357. Hasson, Gerald: Thunder & Clatter The History of Shipbuilding in Derry.

Londonderry: Guildhall Press, 1997. First edition. 52pp. 21 x 15 cm. Eleven Illustrations in text, and two maps. Lists of companies and the ships they built. Bibliography. Sources. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Near mint condition. 17.50


13434. Hayes-McCoy, G. A.: Irish Battles A Military History of Ireland.

Belfast: Appletree Press, 1990. 326 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Accounts of fourteen Irish Battles from Clontarf in 1014 to Arklow in 1798, illustrated in colour, with battlefield plans. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. A pioneering study by a great scholar. 10.00


17535. Hayes-McCoy, G. A.: Irish Battles A Military History of Ireland.

Belfast: Appletree Press, 1989. vi + 326 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Accounts of fourteen Irish battles from Clontarf in 1014 to Arklow in 1798. Twenty colour plates. Battlefield plans. Index. Pictorial glazed boards, in very good condition, in a price-clipped dw. A pioneering study by a great scholar. 20.00


18277. Heslinga, Dr. MW: The Irish Border as a Cultural Divide. A Contribution to the Study of Regionalism in the British Isles,

Netherlands, Assen: Van Gorcum & Comp. N. V., 1971. Second, unrevised edition. 225 pp. 24 x 16 cm. 11 tables. 9 figures, including maps. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, showing some wear but otherwise fair/good. This perspective is that of a Dutch academic, which is refreshing. 13.50


11288. Hezlet, Sir Arthur: The "B" Specials A History of the Ulster Special Constabulary.

Belfast: The Mourne River Press, 1997. 246 pp. 24 x 16 cm. illustrated, softcovers, almost as new. "an overdue tribute to a much maligned body of men." 10.00


18755. Hezlet, Sir Arthur: The "B" Specials A History of the Ulster Special Constabulary.

London: Tom Stacey Ltd, 1972. First edition. 246 pp. 24 x 16 cm. "an overdue tribute to a much maligned body of men." 26 illustrations. Endpaper maps. Silver-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a good dw. The dw has a 2 cm closed tear on the front top-right corner. 10.00


6183. Hidden, A.E. and Latimer, C.J: Science and Technology Belfast and its Region.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies 1987. 24 by15.5 cms. 41 pp. illustrated paperback, very good. A general introduction to ther legacy of scientists and technologists in the region 5.00


18065. Hill, George: An Historical Account of The Macdonnells of Antrim: including Notices of some other Septs, Irish and Scottish.

Cushendall: The Glens of Antrim Historical Society, 1976. Reprint. ii + 510 pp. 24.5 x 20 cm. A photolithographic facsimile of the first edition of 1873. Introduction by E.R.R. Green. Gold-blocked green boards, in good condition, in a good dustwrapper. An important study of this great Antrim family, from the time they separated from the senior branch of the Clan Donald, the Lords of the Isles, until 1873. 55.00


10844. Hill, Myrtle: The Time of the End Millenarian Beliefs in Ulster.

The Belfast Society, Ulster Historical Foundation. 2001. 58 pp. illustrated, softcovers, autographed by the author on the ffep. In very good condition, almost as new. This is No. 3 of the Natural History & Philosophical Society Publications. 15.00


7560. Hill, Myrtle and Barber, Sarah. editors: Aspects of Irish Studies.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies Queens University 1990. 153 pp. paperback. A wide range of articles on subjects of Irish interest, political perspectives, perspectives on twentieth century culture,society in Northern Ireland, the computor as a resource for Irish history, place and people. 10.00


16092. Hill, Myrtle, Brian Turner, and Kenneth Dawson, editors: 1798 Rebellion in County Down.

Newtownards: Colourpoint, 1998. 288 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Nineteen illustrations and three maps. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. An excellent study. 15.00


12739. Historical Publishing Company: Industries of the North One Hundred Years Ago.

Belfast; The Friar's Bush Press, 1986. iv + iii + 33 to 194 + 1 to 32 pp. 28 x 21 cm. "a reprint of The Industries of Ireland, part 1. Belfast and the North...", with original pagination. Also included are illustrated extracts from The Pictorial World, 1888-1889. Introduction by Dr W.H. Crawford. Pictorial glazed card covers. The Index of Businesses (pages 193-4) makes this a very useful reference book, and it should be noted that "North" in this context takes in Ulster and Connaught, so that Galway and Athlone, for example, are included. Pictorial glazed card covers, in vg condition. 50.00


7509. Holmes, R.F.G.: Magee 1865-1965 The Evolution of the Magee Colleges.

Belfast: B.N.L. Printing n.d. c.1965 127 pp. illustrated, hardback. no d.w. as issued, former owners name on ffep otherwise very good. Magee started as a college preparing men for the Irish Presbyterian ministry. It became both a theological college and a non-sectarian university college. It now forms part of the University of Ulster. 18.00


12691. Honohan, Iseult editor: Republicanism in Ireland Confronting Theories and Traditions.

Manchester University Press 2008. ix+181 pp. paperback, owner's inscription otherwise in very good condition. This volume explores the meaning of contemporary republicanism in contemporary Ireland. 15.00


6887. Horner, A.A, Walsh, J.A .and Williams, J.A.: Agriculture in Ireland - A Census Atlas.

Dublin: Department of Geography University College Dublin, 1984. viii + 68 + 36pp. 30 x 21 cm. The final 36 pages are coloured maps. Very good, in card covers. 12.00


10833. Horner, John: The Linen Trade of Europe during the Spinning Wheel Period.

Belfast: McCaw, Stevenson & Orr 1920. xiv+591 pp. illustrated, linen backed boards, in very good condition. This classic study has now become fairly scarce. Horner gave his spinning wheel collection to the Belfast, now the Ulster Museum, where it was once on display. 105.00


12544. Houston, A: The Representation of the People (Ireland) Act 1868, 31 & 32 Vict. C.49; and the Registration Amendment Act (Ireland) 1868, 31 & 32 Vict. C.112. with an explanatory introduction, and an Index.

Dublin: E. Ponsonby 1868. 19 by 11 cms.vi+74+lxxv pp. former owners names on ffep, foreedge, and title page, no other annotation, handwritten spine title, the label on on the front board has lost it left hand edge. 25.00


14264. Hudson, David RC: The Ireland That We Made.

Akron, Ohio. University of Akron Press, 2003. xxiv+256 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Hardback, in a v.g. dustwrapper. Examines the origins, ideas and development of the policies designed by Unionist Chief Secretaries of State for Ireland 1887-1905. Construction Unionism. In very good condition 12.00


10840. Hughes, A. J: Robert Shipboy Macadam his life & Gaelic proverb collection.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies Queens University 1998. MacAdam, 1808-95, was a distinguished Belfast citizen and Presbyterian. A successful industrialist he contributed immeasurably to cultural life in Ireland. His greatest passion was the Irish language, and he championed its study and preservation. He was a leading collector of Irish language manuscripts, folklore, songs and proverbs. He died in obscurity and is today largely forgotten. This study should foster renewed interest both in him and in the activities and cultural legacy of liberal Presbyterian Belfast in the 18th and early 19th century. "Si an dias is truime is isle chromas a cionn." - the heaviest ear of corn is the one that lowliest bends its head. 12.00


11370. Hughes, James L. J. editor: Patentee Officers in Ireland 1173-1826 including High Sheriffs, 1661-1684 and 1761-1816.

Dublin: Stationary Office for the Irish Manuscripts Commission 1960. vii+142 pp. hardback, in a dustwrapper, in very good condition. It is unusual to get a dustwrapper for IMC publications. This list was compiled from the Liber Munerum Publicorum Hiberniae or The Establishment of Ireland, and from the manuscript lists of patentee officers made by John Lodge, Deputy Keeper of the Rolls, 1754-1774, now in the Public Record Office Dublin. A scarce item. 135.00


17340. Hull, Eleanor: Pagan Ireland.

Dublin: Gill, 1904. 228 + (10) pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Folk history of Ireland, to 428 AD. Index. Black-blocked green boards. No title page has been included in this copy. Minor wear, otherwise good. 15.00


16010. Hume, David: Far From the Green Fields of Erin Ulster emigrants and their Stories.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books, 2005. 128 pp. 26 x 21 cm. 109 illustrations. Notes, bibliography, and indexes. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 12.00


13161. Hume, Dr David editor: Battles beyond the Boyne Orangemen in the ranks 1798-2000.

Shomberg Press Explorations in Religion History and Culture n.d. c.2000. 88 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. An aspect of Orange history not often explored. Scarce. 45.00


12537. Humphreys, Henry: The Licensing Acts, 1872-74, 35 & 36 vic. Cap. 94, 37& 38 Vic. Cap. 69 as applicable to Ireland with a review of the Licensing laws, Analysis, Explanatory notes, Appendix and Index.

Dublin: Hodges, Foster, and Co. 1874. 18 by 12 cms. xxiv+95 pp. covers a little worn, dusty, some light pencil annotation on a few pages, otherwise a fair copy. 15.00


18730. Hunter, R J, editor: The Ulster Port Books 1612-15.

Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012. Prepared for publication by Brendan Scott. xviii + 128 pp. 30 x 21 cm. Pictorial matt card covers, in very good condition, almost as new. The early 17th century port books for Londonderry, Coleraine, Carrickfergus and the Lecale ports are an underated source for early modern Ulster. 18.00


18760. Hunter, R.J.: Ulster Transformed Essays on Plantation and Print Culture c.1590-1641.

Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012. Prepared for publication and introduced by John Morill. xxii + 490 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. 18 maps, including a folding map in the rear pocket, and lots of illustrations. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a vg dustwrapper. Almost as new. 45.00


18179. Hunter, RJ: The Ulster Plantation in the Counties of Armagh and Cavan 1608-1641.

Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012. xvii + 459 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Extensive footnotes. 10 tables. 8 maps. Appendices. Bibliography, Index. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a very good dw. Almost as new. 95.00


13233. Imperial Grand Black Chapter of the British Commonwealth: Annual Divine Service and Demonstration 1989 Official Programme.

Belfast: City of Belfast Grand Black Chapter, 1989. 16 pp. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated. Card covers. Names and bus times written on rear cover, o/w in good condition. 10.00


14579. Irish Transport and General Workers Union: The Attempt to Smash the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. A Reporrt of the Actions in the Law Courts, with an Historical Introduction, and Appendix of Unpublished Documents from 1911 to 1923.

Dublin: Irish Transport and General Workers Union, 1924. Photocopy of a rare book. xxxi + 170 pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. This photocopied book is from the library of the late Andrew Boyd, trades unionist and historian, and is very carefully constructed, and case-bound, with the book-plate of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Whether it was prepared by the Library or for it is unclear. 25.00


6284. Irwin, Steven: A Decade of Change 1971-81.

North Belfast Workshop New Papers No 1 1981. 30 by 21 cms. 21 pp. illustrated, paper covers. Mostly concerned with economics and employment. 8.00


3863. Jacob, Rosamond: The Rise of the United Irishmen 1791-94

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1937 266 pp, 22 x 14 cm. Ex library, with library stamps tipexed over and stained boards, ow good, tight copy. 13 illustrations. 25.00


17376. James, Kevin J.: Handloom Weavers in Ulster's Linen Industry 1815-1914.

Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. 173 pp. 24 x 16 cm. One map. 2 illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Silver-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. A classic and indispensible study of the subject. 15.00


5528. Jamison, Rev. A: An Appeal to the Members of the Church of Rome residing at Randalstown and its Vicinity.

Belfast: Printed for the Author 1827. 18 by 11 cms. 12 pp. Professionally recased in new burgundy covers, gilt title on spine. A scarce item of local history. 100.00


16724. Jarman, Neil: Displaying Faith Orange, Green and Trade Union Banners in Northern Ireland.

Belfast: Queen's University Institute of Irish Studies, 1999. 76 pp. 26.5 x 20 cm. 120 illustrations in colour. Sources and bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. A useful and well-illustrated study. 10.00


14513. Johnston Kevin: O'Neill's Own Country A History of the Ballinderry Valley.

Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing 2009. 254 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. An interesting study of this borderland of Tyrone and Derry. 10.00


13828. Johnston, Edith m: Irish History A Select Bibliography.

London: The Historical Association 1968 (Revised 1972). 76pp. card covers, some fading to covers otherwise in very good condition. 15.00


18674. Johnston, Joseph: Bishop Berkeley's Querist in Historical Perspective.

Dundalk: Dundalgan Press, 1970. vii + 220 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dustwrapper. In good condition. 10.00


1762. Johnston, Joseph: Bishop Berkley's Querist in Historical Perspective.

Dundalk: DunDalgan Press 1970. vii + 220pp. d.w. v.g. A special edition of the Querist preceded by a number of excellent articles putting it into historical and social perspective. The Querist pub. in 1735-1737 was," the reaction of an Irish social idealist to social problems which needed to be understood in order to be remedied". 12.00


10842. Johnston, Roy: Bunting's Messiah.

The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, Ulster Historical Foundation. 2003. 143 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition, almost as new. Bunting transcribed the airs of The Belfast Harp Festival. His musical energies culminated in the four day sacred and secular music festival in Belfast, 1813, at which the first near-complete performance of Handel's Messiah was given. This is No. 7 of the Natural History & Philosophical Society Publications. 15.00


18118. Johnstone, Tom: Orange, Green and Khaki The Story of the Irish Regiments in the Great War, 1914-18.

Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1992. xxxviii + 498 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. 15 illustrations. 20 maps. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. Nearly one third of a million Irishmen served in the Great War, and some 50,000 died. Seventy-two Battalions were raised, and there was a significant Irish presence in every theatre of war. 12.00


16327. Kelleher, George D.: Gunpowder to Guided Missiles Ireland's War Industries.

Bunacummer, Co Cork: John F. Kelleher, 1993. xvi+398 pp. 22 x 15 cm. Twenty illustrations. Gold-blocked black boards, no dustwrapper. In very good condition, almost as new. The book is based on the author's university thesis. Mr Kelleher died suddenly in 1987, before publication. His mother and brother were then responsible for seeing his book through to publication. It is an excellent and comprehensive study. 45.00


16991. Kelly, Mary Pat: Home Away From Home The Yanks in Ireland.

Belfast: Appletree Press, 1994. 164 pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. Between 1942 and 1945 some 300,000 American troops were stationed in Northern Ireland where they trained for combat. The story is told here in some detail, with fascinating contemporary accounts and photographs. Copiously illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


6425. Kelly, Robert McF: The Roots of Rathgael.

Bangor: c1969. 42 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated. A history of an institution which originated in the Irish Reformatory schools, started in a wooden hulled training ship, occupied premises at Malone and Ballysillan, before the move of the modern Borstal to Bangor in the 1960's. A scarce item, it would be difficult without this book to understand the background history of the local care for young offendors. An ex library copy with withdrawn stamps. Hardback. 10.00


13314. Kelly, William and John R. Young, editors.: Ulster and Scotland 1600-2000 History, Language and Identity.

Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004. 189pp. hardback, in a very good dustwrapper. In very good condition. The first of a series planned by the Institute of Ulster Scot Studies. 35.00


15078. Kennedy, Billy: The Scots-Irish in the Shenandoah Valley

Belfast: Ambassador Productions, 1996. 208 pp. 21 x 14 cm. 27 plates, and maps and illustrations in text. Pictorial card covers. Dedicatory dated inscription by the author on the title page. Good condition. 15.00


13165. Kennedy, Billy, editor: A Celebration: 1690-1990 The Orange Institution King William III Prince of Orange.

Belfast: Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland 1995. 29.5 by 21 cm. 96 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. useful illustrations 10.00


18480. Kennedy, Liam, Paul S. Ell, E.M. Crawford & L.A. Clarkson: Mapping The Great Irish Famine A Survey of the Famine Decades.

Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1999. 220 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. 106 maps. 46 figures. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 18.00


6542. Kerr, George: Kerr's Second Appeal to the Public on the Animadversions on their neglect of his former appeal.

Belfast: Printed by Joseph Smyth 34 High street 1833. 17.5 by 11 cms. 12pp. A Belfast printed pamphlet, recased professionally in new burgundy boards. His appeal was about the laws related to marriage and a case of bigamy involving a couple from Ballymena, called Duquene. A small interesting vignette of local social history. 95.00


5807. Kerr, W. S., Dean of Belfast: Walker of Derry.

Londonderry: Printed for the Author, 1938 144 pp. 19 x 13 cm. A biography and study of the City's Governor during the Seige of 1689. Frontispiece portrait, and one other Plate. Black-blocked red boards, with very slightly foxed yellow backstrip. Good in a rather edgeworn, dusty dustwrapper. 45.00


9503. Killen, John: A History of The Linen Hall Library 1788-1988.

Belfast: The Linen Hall Library 1990. illustrated, very good almost as new in dustwrapper, signed by the author on the title page. The library is one of the City's most important cultural institutions. 18.00


15067. Killen, John: John Bull's Famous Circus Ulster History Through the Postcard.

Dublin: O'Brien Press, 1985. 160 pp. 25.5 x 17.5 cm. A useful study and reference source. One-hundred-and-forty-six illustrations. Hardback. Good, in a v.g. dustwrapper. 12.00


17564. Killen, John: The Unkindest Cut A Cartoon History of Ulster 1900-2000.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 2000. 166 pp. 24 x 18 cm. "Around 170 of the best of these cartoons". Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


14997. Killen, W D, editor: Mackenzie's Memorials of the Seige of Derry including his Narrative and its Vindication.

Belfast: C. Aitchison, 1861. With an introduction and notes by W.D. Killen. First edition. xxi+95 pp. 21.5 x 17 cm. The original was first published in London in 1690, as The Narrative and with the Appendix . MacKenzie was the Presbyterian minister at Cookstown. Killen was a professor in Assembly's College, Belfast. Facsimile reproductions of the original title pages of "A narrative of the Siege of Londonderry ... to rectify the Mistakes and supply the Omissions of Mr. Walker's account", and of "Dr. Walker's Invisible Champion Foiled: or, an Appendix to the late Narrative of the Siege of Derry... ". Appendix of 26 contemporary relevant documents. Contemporary leather spine and cloth boards, with gilt spine title. "William Alex Clements Beragh 14th June 1863" written on ffep. Showing some wear, but a very scarce item in its original state. 250.00


18789. Kilpatrick, C.S.: Northern Ireland Forest Service A History.

Belfast: Northern Ireland Forestry Service 1985. 21.5 x 15 cm. 98 pp. illustrated, map, softcovers, in very good condition. Marking 75 years of the Service. 15.00


1840. Kilpatrick, Cecil, editor: The Formation of the Orange Order 1795-1798 The edited papers of Colonel William Blacker and Colonel Robert H. Wallace.

Belfast: The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, 1994. First edition. 166pp. 21.5 x 15.5 cm. 5 portraits. Gold-blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. 15.00


13320. Kirk, John M. and Donall P.O Baoill, editors.: Language Links The Languages of Scotland and Ireland.

Belfast: Clo Ollscoil na Banriona, Queen's University 2001. xix+289 pp. softcovers, in very good condition, almost as new. Belfast Studies in Language, Culture and Politics 2. Conference papers from the August 2000 conference on the languages of Ireland and Scotland. 18.00


15330. Lansdowne, Marquis of: The Petty Papers Some Unpublished Writings of Sir William Petty.

New York: Augustus M. Kelly, 1967. Reprints of Economic Classics. Edited from the Bowood Papers. 22 by 14.5 cms. Two volumes printed as one. xliii+276+xii+309 pp. Hardcovers, no dustwrapper. In very good condition. This book was first published in 1927. 20.00


15329. Lansdowne, Marquis of: The Petty-Southwell Correspondence 1676-1687.

New York: Augustus M. Kelly, 1967. Reprints of Economic Classics. 22 by 14.5 cms. xxxii+343 pp. hardcovers, no dustwrapper. Apart from a repaired small tear to the vol 2 title page, in very good condition. This book was first published in 1928. 20.00


1942. Larkin, Rev. W. Paschal: Economics and the Worker.

Cork: University Press 2nd Impression 1941. paper covers 72pp. minor loss at top and bottom of spine otherwise v.g. No 3 of the University and Labour series. 5.00


14705. Latham, Richard: Deadly Beat Inside the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 2001. First Edition. 203 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Fifteen illustrations, most in colour. Silver-blocked black boards, in unclipped dw. In almost mint condition. 50.00


6538. Lecky, W.E.H: A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century.

London: Longmans Green and Co. 1896. A set of five vols. Vol I, xvi+471pp. Vol II, xii+517pp. Vol. III,xiii+548pp. Vol. IV, xi+473pp. Vol V, xiii+560pp. A former library set. Old library stamps on ffeps. Vol. 1 has a modern professionally replaced matching spine. Some scattered foxing otherwise in good condition. This remains a most valuable book on this subject. 175.00


16837. Lee, Grace Lawless: The Huguenot Settlements in Ireland.

London: Longmans Green & Co., 1936. First edition. xi+281 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. The book is based on the author's thesis, and is probably the first comprehensive study of the subject. Frontispiece map. Gold-blocked faded blue boards. No dustwrapper. Spine extremities rubbed. Name neatly written on ffep. Scarce. 55.00


17440. Leslie, Shane: The Irish Tangle for English Readers

London: Macdonald & Co, (Publishers) Ltd, c1946. 254 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. A sensational book when it was issued, and by a very charming writer. Gold-blocked green boards. Neat signature on ffep. A few pages at the end have been roughly opened, but o/w in good condition. No dw. 10.00


16318. Liechty, Dr Joseph: Roots of Sectarianism in Ireland Chronology and Reflections.

Belfast: for the author, 1993. 51 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, in very good condition. 6.00


13325. Linehan, John C: The Irish Scots and the "Scotch-Irish" An Historical and Ethnological Monograph with some reference to Scotia Major and Scotia Minor.

Heritage Books 2003. 138 pp. softcovers, in very good condition almost as new. Originally published by the American-Irish Historical Society. 10.00


10908. Lisburn Museum: The Huguenots & Ulster 1685 - 1985 Historical Introduction & Exhibition Catalogue 1st October 1985- 30th April 1986.

Lisburn: Lisburn Museum, 1985. Publication No. 2. Unpaginated (88pp). 21 x 29.5 cm. Eight essays by local historians. Profusely illustrated, in colour and b&w, with plates, maps, documents, paintings, and family trees. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Signature of ATQ Stewart, the historian, on the half-title, o/w In very good condition. 12.00


14982. Little, Dr George A.: The Ouzel Galley.

Dublin: Old Dublin Society, 1940. "This Special issue is Vol.III, No 2 of the Dublin Historical Record". 40 pp + 12 pages of advertisements. 26 x 15.5 cm. Speed's map of Dublin on endpapers. Six plates. Thin card wrappers, printed blue on cream. Front wrapper inscribed "With Compliments & Best Wishes for Xmas from James J Halpin". James J Halpin is listed as "Subscriber Dublin Chamber of Commerce". What appears to be a Shelf Number is neatly written on the cover and on the ffep. Wrappers slightly sunned, and occasional foxing. 35.00


17837. Loftus, Belinda, compiler: Mirrors Orange & Green.

Dundrum: Picture Press, 1994. 112pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. 25 coloured and 105 b&w illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. Very good condition.. 25.00


17838. Loftus, Belinda, compiler: Mirrors William III & Mother Ireland.

Dundrum: Picture Press, 1990. 97pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. 27 coloured and 101 b&w illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. Very good condition.. 14.50


11129. London Council of the United Protestant Societies: Official Programme & Souvenir of the Great United Protestant Demonstration on the Religious aspects of Home Rule Royal Albert Hall June 17th 1913.

London: London Council of the United Protestant Societies, 1913. 16 pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. Seven illustrations, paper covers, rusted staples, and showing some wear but overall in good condition. A very scarce item. 95.00


17198. Lough, Thomas, MP: England's Wealth Ireland's Poverty.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. xv+221 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. "With nine diagrams" - some coloured and some folding. Eleven tables. Index. Gold-blocked dark-red-leather boards. Gold ruling to boards, and gold decoration to spine. Red and gold eps. Teg. Otherwise-blank preliminary inscribed "With the Author's Compliments October 11th 1907 Thos. Lough Drom Mullay, Killeshandra". Showing a little shelfwear, otherwise in very good condition. Specially bound for the author? 85.00


15149. Love, Walter, editor: From Yesterday with Love.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1982. First edition. 19 by 21 cms. 137 pp. A deeply nostalgic look at the Ulster past. Iillustrated with photographs, advertisements, and ephemera. Pictorial card covers. In very good condition. 8.00


13833. Lyons, F.S.L.: Parnell.

Dundalk: Published for The Dublin Historical Association by Dundalgan Press 1965. 39pp. soft green card covers, some fading to covers, otherwise in very good condition. Irish History Series no 3. 10.00


16345. Lyons, F.S.L.: The Burden of Our History.

Belfast: The Queen University of Belfast, 1978. The W.B. Rankin Memorial Lecture, 4 December 1978. 27pp. 21 x 15 cm. Gold-blocked green card covers, in very good condition. 5.00


2965. Lyttle, W.G.: Betsy Gray or Hearts of Down A Tale of Ninety-Eight.

Newcastle, Co Down: Mourne Observer, 1968. "A reprint of the original book ... with Other Stories and Pictures of '98 as collected by and published in The Mourne Observer". xv + 191 pp. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Thirty-one iillustrations. A very fresh copy in near fine condition, in a good dustwrapper. This historical novel has always been very popular here in County Down, but never stays in print for very long. 14.00


15588. Mac Cuarta, Brian editor: Ulster 1641 Aspects of the Rising.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies The Queens University of Belfast, 1993. 25 by 16.5 cms. 238pp. illustrated, hardback, owners name blacked out on ffep otherwise very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. A series of essays on the events around the rising of 1641. 25.00


18067. MacAmhlaigh, Donall: An Irish Navvy The Diary of an Exile.

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971. Translated, by Valentin Iremonger, from the Irish "Dialann Deorai". ix + 182 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Minor wear, otherwise in fair condition. 10.00


8878. Macaulay, Ambrose: William Crolly Archbishop of Armagh 1835-49.

Dublin: Four Courts Press 1994. xii+481 pp. illustrated, map, very good in good dustwrapper though a little lightly creased at top of spine. As Archbishop of Armagh, 1835-1849, Crolly played a major role in Irish ecclesiastical and political life, paricularly over the system of national education, the Charitable Bequests Act and the Colleges (Ireland) Bill. 20.00


14545. Macauley, Lord: The Story of the Siege of Londonderry by Lord Macauley as contained in his History of England.

Londonderry: The General Committee of the Associated Clubs of Apprentice Boys of Derry, 1997. 28 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. Very fresh copy. 10.00


7188. MacCarthy, W.G.: A Short History of Cork.

Cork: Kileen Books 1996. 21.5 by 13.5 cms. 64 pp. The text of this short history comprises MacCarthy's History of Cork, first published in 1869 and originally presented as a lecture, and additional material by Pat Cotter. In very good condition. 8.00


16822. MacDonagh, Michael: The Viceroy's Post-Bag Correspondence Hitherto Unpublished of the Earl of Hardwicke First Lord Lieutenant of Ireland After the Union.

London: John Murray, 1904. ix + 466 pp. 22 x 15 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards. T.e.g. Index. Wear to corners and spine extremeties. Foxing to prelims. Decorative bookplate of A. Albert Campbell on the front pastedown, incorporating the words "Tyrone Among the Bushes". 45.00


12715. MacGearailt, Gearoid: Celts and Normans.

Dublin: Gill and Macmillan 1969. 22.5 by 18 cms. 183 pp. illustrated, maps, in very good condition. One in the publisher's series A History of Ireland. 13.50


14363. Macknight, Thomas: Ulster As It Is or Twenty-Eight Years Experience as an Irish Editor.

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. In two volumes. Volume I, xii+413 pp. Volume II, xi+426 pp. The author covers the period 1866-1896, and was editor of the Liberal Belfast newspaper, The Northern Whig. Professionally rebound in burgundy cloth, new endpapers, the second volume bears a small stamp for Waterford Free Library and a reference number on the title page but there are no similar features on volume I. In very good condition, with only minor wear. 75.00


18180. Macknight, Thomas: Ulster As It Is or Twenty-Eight Years Experience as an Irish Editor.

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. In two volumes. Volume I, xii + 413 pp. Volume II, xi + 426 pp. The author covers the period 1866-1896, and was editor of the Liberal Belfast newspaper, The Northern Whig. Spines and boards of both volumes faded, and slight cockling to front board of Volume II. Slight browning to endpapers. The front endpapers of both volumes have the signature of Michael McLaverty, and record that he gave the two volumes to Jim Grant. Internally clean and tight. 35.00


12550. MacManus, M. J: Eamon de Valera A Biography.

Dublin and Cork: The Talbot Press first edition 1944. 359 pp. frontispiece portrait, hardback, in good condition. The ffep is signed S.G.D. dated 3/5/1944. There is a pencil inscription , From the library of Gavan Duffy. George Gavan Duffy, Seorsa Ghabhain U'Dhubhthaigh, 1882-1951 was an Irish Barrister and Politician. He defended several of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and of course most famously, and unsuccessfully, Sir Roger Casement. De Valera appointed him as a representitive in the negotiations of the Anglo Irish Treaty of 1921. His reservations about it led to his being the last man to sign it. He was a friend of Erskine Chiilders. In 1946 he was appointed President of the High Court. We have no further information on the provenance of this book. A nice association copy. 110.00


16574. MacNevin, Thomas: The Speeches of the Right Honourable Richard Lalor Shiel with Memoir.

Dublin: James Duffy, 1867. Second edition. xliv+471 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Gold-blocked, elaborately-blind-stamped, green boards. The gold is faded and there is some minor wear, otherwise in good condition. First published in 1847. 10.00


17154. Madden, Kyla: Forkhill Protestants Forkhill Catholics 1787-1858.

Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2006. 240 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. 4 illustrations, 8 figures, and 3 maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Silver-blocked black boards. In very good condition, in v.g. dustwrapper. An excellent study: wide-ranging social history, rural disturbances, landholding patterns, family formation, systems of education, and local response to the Famine. The book reveals a layered complex relationship which defies notions of sectarianism. 23.00


18728. Maguire, W. A: A Century in Focus Photography and Photographers in the North of Ireland 1839-1939.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 2000. xii + 172 pp. 28 x 22.5 cm. 130 illustrations. Gold-blocked black boards. In very good condition, in a vg dustwrapper. Almost as new. A comprehensive list of all known photographers and studios is included. Bibliography. Index. 20.00


13571. Maguire, W. A.: Captain Cohonny Constantine Maguire of Tempo 1777-1834.

Belfast: Belfast Society in association with The Ulster Historical Foundation, 2002. Belfast Society Publications No 6. 69 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Five illustrations, and four maps. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Author inscription on half title, o/w in very good condition. The Maguires of Tempo were the only Gaelic family to retain their lands in Fermanagh. This is the story of Constantine's struggle to retain his social standing. 16.00


15868. Maguire, W. A., editor: Kings in Conflict The Revolutionary War in Ireland and its Aftermath 1689-1750

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1990. xiv+203 pp. 25 x 18.5 cm. Ten essays by leading historians. 102 b&w plates, 14 colour plates, and 8 maps. Gold-blocked blue boards, very good, in a vg dustwrapper. 15.00


16098. Maguire, W. A., editor: Up in Arms The 1798 Rebellion in Ireland A Bicentenary Exhibition.

Belfast: Ulster Museum, 1998. 305 pp. 27.5 x 21 cm. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. Minor wear to covers, otherwise good. A heavy book requiring extra postage. 25.00


16415. Maguire, W.A.: The Downshire Estates in Ireland. The Management of Irish landed estates in the early nineteeth century.

Oxford. Clarendon Press 1972 22 by 14.5 cms. vi+284 pp. hardback, in a v.g. dustwrapper. There is a library stamp tio the rear of the title page but no other evidence of library usage, very light fore edge spotting otherwise good. 42.00


10826. Mahoney, Thomas H. D: Edmund Burke and Ireland.

Harvard University Press 1960. 412 pp. illustrated, hardback, in good condition. An important biography. 25.00


13163. Malcomson, W.P.: Behind Closed Doors The Hidden Structure within the Orange Camp (the Royal Arch Purple Order) examined from an evangelical perspective.

Banbridge: Evangelical Truth 2009. 160 pp. illustrated, softcovers, old corner crese to front cover otherwise in very good condition. The author was a former member and evangelical writer. An interesting, critical study. 10.00


13162. Malcomson, W.P.: The Royal Black Institution The Mysteries, Secrets and Rites publicly revealed for the first time in history.

Londonderry: Evangelical Truth 2009. 380 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. The author was a former member and evangelical writer. An interesting, critical study. Scarce 30.00


10834. Mansergh, Nicholas: The Government of Northern Ireland A Study in Devolution.

London: George Allen & Unwin first ed. 1936. 335 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper, small foreedge stain on bottom foreedge, with a small discrete stamp for Home Office Library, otherwise in good condition. A standard work. 15.00


17441. Mansergh, Nicholas: The Irish Question 1840 - 1921 A Commentary on Anglo-Irish Relations and on Social and Political Forces in Ireland in The Age of Reform and Revolution.

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1975. Third edition. 341 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked green boards. In very good condition, in a very good dw. A classic study since its first appearance - as Ireland in the Age of Reform and Revolution - in 1940. 10.00


15994. Maquire, W. A., editor.: Letters of a Great Irish Landlord A Selection from the Estate Corresspondence of the third Marquess of Downshire 1809-45.

Belfast: P.R.O.N.I, 1974. 189 pp. 30 x 21 cm. Twenty-two illustrations. Pictorial card covers. Some wear and rubbing to the covers, otherwise good. 20.00


1758. Marshall, Robert: Fifty Years on the Grosvenor Road an Account of the rise and Progress of the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast during the Years 1903-1953

Belfast: 1953. xvi + 139pp. illustrated, 25 x 18.5 cm. Worn cloth, faded spine. 10.00


13166. Martin, W. Stanley: The Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender.

Kilkeel: Mourne Missionary Trust 1986. 55 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in good condition apart from an old crease across the bottom of the front cover. The story of the seige of Londonderry 15.00


18526. Maxwell, Constantia: A History of Trinity College Dublin 1591-1892.

Dublin: The University Press, 1946. xii + 299 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. 44 illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dustwrapper. In very good condition. The history 1892-1945 was written by Kenneth C Bailey. 15.00


17321. Maxwell, Constantia: Irish History from Contemporary Sources (1509-1610).

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1923. First edition. 400 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked dark-blue boards. Small tear to the upper spine extremity, and occasional slight browning, otherwise good. This first edition is now scarce. 45.00


16782. McAllister, James: Belfast Chronicle 1789 A Compilation from the Belfast Newsletter.

Belfast: The Friar's Bush Press Press, 1989. viii + 112 pp. 35 x 28.5 cm. A selection made by a social and economic historian of one-tenth of the material that appeared in the Belfast Newsletter in 1789, concentrating on material that appears nowhere else. This material gives a fascinating insight into life in Belfast, but also into how Belfast saw the wider world, especially France and America, in 1789. index of places and index of persons, and index of ships. Seven contemporary illustrations, and a map. This copy is one of a few presentation copies specially bound by the Press, including the original covers, and inscribed by the author, on the title page, to "Doreen". The binding is quarter maroon cloth, gold-blocked, and marbled paper. The book is In very good condition, 40.00


10839. McBride, Doreen: When Hunger Stalked the North.

Banbridge: Adare Press 1994. 78 pp. illustrated with woodcuts by Tineke Kroes, softcovers, in very good condition. The days of the Great Famine 1845-1847. 10.00


16930. McCabe, Brian.: From Linenhall to Loopbridge, The Story of McCaw Stevenson & Orr Ltd Printers 1876-1990.

Belfast: McCaw Stevenson & Orr Ltd, 1990. 158pp. 26.5 x 22 cm. An important history of this famous Belfast printing firm. Profusely illustrated, drawing from the company's photographic archive. Laminated pictorial boards. In good condition, in slipcase. 30.00


10843. McCann, Wesley: H. B. Phillips Impresario The Man who brought McCormack, Kreisler and Robeson to Derry.

The Belfast Society, Ulster Historical Foundation 2001. 55 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition, almost as new. Phillips was an impresario, owner of the Carl Rosa Opera Company. This is No. 4 of the Natural History & Philosophical Society Publications. 10.00


16342. McCartney, Catherine: Walls of Silence.

Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2007. 259 pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. The murder of Robert McCartney in Belfast in 2005, and the family's fight for justice and accountability. Twenty-five coloured photographs. Gold-blocked black boards. Very good in a very good dustwrapper. 10.00


15139. McCartney, D.J.: The Ulster Jacksons From Cumbria to the White House, Shenandoah and Australia.

Carrickfergus: Carrickfergus Borough Council, 1997. xvi+240 pp. 22 x 15 cm. The story of the Jacksons who produced an American President, a Confederate Commander, two Australian generals, Anzac heroes and many Ulster families. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial glazed boards. Autographed dedication from the author on the ffep. This has become an elusive title. A faint mark from a paper clip on front pastedown, otherwise very good. 28.00


7192. McCartney, R.L: Liberty and Authority in Ireland

Derry: Field Day Theatre Company Limited 1985. A Field Day Pamphlet no. 9. 22 by 14 cms. 28 pp. original green wraps, in nearly mint condition. McCartney is a local Barrister and Polititian. 10.00


12727. McClelland, Aiken: History of Saintfield and District.

Saintfield: The Anderson Trust, 1971. iv + 27 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Splendid local history. Front cover illustration of Saintfield House, and plates of Volunteer badge, Volunteer jug (2), and Bishop William Ward - a former Saintfield lad. Pictorial glazed card covers. Good condition. 35.00


13297. McClelland, Aiken: The Formation of The Orange Order.

Newcastle: Mourne Observer n.d. c.1960's. 15pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Card covers, in good condition. 8.00


1847. McClure, E.: Bodies in Our Backyard.

Belfast: Ulster Society Publications, 1993. x + 119pp. 20 x 21 cm. Memories of the 1941 blitz on Belfast. Profusely illustrated. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 8.00


17199. McCracken, Eileen: The Irish Woods since Tudor Times Their Distribution and Exploitation.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971. xv + 184 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. 15 plates. 3 figures. 9 maps. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, and in a very good dustwrapper. A publication of the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast. 20.00


4016. McCutcheon, Alan: Wheel and Spindle Aspects of Irish Industrial History.

Belfast, Blackstaff Press 1977. 83 pp. 19 x 20 cm. Profusely illustrated with plates, diagrams, tables,and advertisements. Pictorial glazed covers. Covers and spine sunned. The book illustrates and explains a variety of industrial machinery current in Ireland in the past century. 10.00


18778. McCutcheon, W.A: The Stationary Steam Engine in Ulster.

Dublin: Reprinted from Folk and Farm 1976. 24 pp,13 illustrations, 2 maps, card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


13821. McDonagh, Enda: Violence and Political Change.

Maynooth: Catholic Institute for International Relations February 1978. 21 by 14.5 cms. 19 pp. card covers, in very good condition. The paper is based on a lecture at King's College London under the auspices of the Irish School of Ecumenics Dublin. 10.00


16786. McDonald, James: Michael Collins - The Island Storm Awakens the Phoenix.

Dublin: Arts Council, 1983. (4)+84 pp. 27 x 21 cm. A history of Ireland's War of Independence. Seventy-three b&w illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


14506. McDonald, Rev. Walter: Some Ethical Questions of Peace and War with special reference to Ireland.

London: Burns & Oates second edition Jan.1920. 220 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper, boards a bit worn and edgerubbed, some light pencil underlining, a poor/fair copy only. 15.00


15890. McHugh, John: Far From Ballinascreen.

Draperstown: Ballinascreen Historical Society, 2012. 151 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. The story of 18th and 19th century emigration from South Derry to Loretto (Cambria County) and the development of it, and other new settlements, in Western Pennsylvania. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. Good historical and geneological material. 25.00


17894. McIvor, Aidan: A History of the Irish Naval Service.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1994. 256 pp. 25.5 x 17.5 cm. 33 illustrations. 6 maps. 9 tables. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a v.g.dustwrapper. Almost as new. A very comprehensive, well-illustrated, history. 15.00


16021. McMinn, J.R.B.: Against The Tide A Calender of the Papers of Rev JB Armour Irish Presbyterian Minister and Home Ruler 1869-1914.

Belfast: PRONI, 1985. lxii+223 pp. 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Ten illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards, in good dustwrapper. Very good condition. This is a large heavy book which may incur extra postage. 18.00


13428. McNamee, Peter: Traditional Music: Whose Music?

Queens University Ireland Institute of Irish Studies 1991. Proceedings of a co-Operation North Conference. xi+115 pp. paperback, in very good condition, almost as new. 8.00


18521. McNeill, Mary: The Life and Times of Mary Ann McCracken 1770-1866.

Dublin: Allen Figgis & Co., Ltd, 1960. A Belfast Panorama. 328pp. 23 x 14.5 cm. 11 illustrations. Endpaper maps. Gold-blocked red boards, in good condition. No dustwrapper. Mary Ann McCracken was born into a progressive intellectual environment. Her grandfather published the Belfast Newsletter. Her father and uncles were concerned with politics, trade, and the arts. Her brother was the handsome, ill fated Henry Joy McCracken. Mary Ann was a forerunner of the Gaelic revivalists, and had a lifelong devotion to the welfare of the poor. Edward Bunting lodged in her family home. A remarkable life. 15.00


5603. McNeilly, N: Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society Selections from 150 Years of Proceedings 1831-1981.

Belfast: 1981. 262 pp, illustrated, paper covers. Published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Belfast Museum of Natural History 1st Nov. 1831. Articles cover geology, botany, zoology. engineering, architecture, archaeology etc. Apart from an owners bookplate, and some light wear to covers including a small crease to front cover corner condition is good. 12.00


4828. McPhillips, K: The Falls A History.

Belfast: 1992. 29.5 by 20.5 cms, 44pp, illustrated, maps, paper covers, very good. A useful introduction to the history of this area of the city. 8.00


18202. McReynolds, Alister John: Legacy The Scots Irish in America.

County Antrim: 2009. 227 pp. 21 x 14 cm. 99 illustrations. 5 maps. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Bibliography. Index. NOTE: the title page has been removed. 10.00


16926. Medical Directory: The Medical Directory for Ireland 1852 Uniform with the London & Provincial Directory.

London: John Churchill,1852. xviii + 245 + (21) pp. 18 x 11 cm. Gold-blocked blindstamped brown boards. Several pages have been partly removed, viz a group from page xix to page 6, leaving only a portion behind. However this is only the first few pages of the local list "wherein the names of the Resident Medical Practitioners in Towns and Villages may be at once ascertained", and the information contained in these pages is duplicated and expanded in the full list. The boards are worn and faded. This was the first edition of this, the first full medical directory of Ireland, which was published until 1860 when it was absorbed into the London Directory. It is thus a scarce title. Contents include: Almanac for 1852, Miscellaneous Intelligence, Local List, General List of names, addresses, qualifications, appointments and published works, Supplemental list, Continental Directory with a short account of the Spas of Germany, Universities and Colleges for granting Degrees, Diplomas etc, Public Medical Service, Schools of Medicine in Ireland, Hospitals and Dispensaries in Ireland, Medical and Scientific Socities in Ireland, List of Coroners in Ireland, Lunatic Asylums in Ireland, Obituaries, Memoirs, and Medical Charities Act. 85.00


16582. Meehan, Rev. C. P.: The Fate and Fortunes of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory O'Donel, Earl of Tyrconnel; Their Flight from Ireland, and Death in Exile.

Dublin: James Duffy and Sons, 1886. Third edition, enlarged, with notes, etc. xx+450+(3) pp. 22 x 14 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Thomas O'Hagan, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Gold-blocked, textured, and elaborately-lined dark-green boards. A portrait of Hugh O'Neill is pasted to the rear of the dedication page, and there is a lengthy ink inscription to the rear of the title page, otherwise in good condition. Copac lists only 9 copies, with no copy in the BL. 95.00


17205. Meenan, James: The Irish Economy since 1922.

Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1970. xxxi + 442 pp. 25 x 16 cm. 17 maps and diagrams, 11 charts, and 80 tables. Appendix. Index. Gold-blocked orange boards, in a rather edge-worn dustwrapper. In fair condition. 10.00


15017. Merrick, A.C.W. and R.S.J. Clarke: Old Belfast Families and the New Burying Ground from Gravestone Inscriptions, with Wills and Biographical Notes.

Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 1991 Gravestone Inscriptions Belfast Volume 4. xvii+310 pp. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Covers Clifton Street Cemetery comprehensively. Thirty-three iillustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 23.00


17111. Milligan, Cecil Davis: History of the Seige of Londonderry 1689.

H.R. Carter Publications Ltd for The Corporation of the City of Londonderry, 1951. xvii + 404 + 21 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Gold-blocked red boards, showing a little wear. No dw. Six illustrations. Folding map. Bibliography. Index.. Produced for Festival of Britain Year. 20.00


15159. Ministry of Finance: The Ulster Year Book The Official Year Book of Northern Ireland 1947.

Belfast: H.M.S.O., 1947. xlix+321 pp. 24.5 by 15 cms. These volumes, published at three-yearly intervals, give detailed official information on all aspects of Northern Ireland. This is No 6. Frontispiece portrait of Earl Granville, Governor of NI. Tables, diagrams, and folding map. Card covers. Slight wear and rubbing, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


9483. Ministry of Finance: The Ulster Year Book The Official Year Book of Northern Ireland 1957-59.

Belfast: H.M.S.O. 1959. 24.5 by 15 cms. xlvii+345 pp. illustrated diagrams, folding map, paper covers, in very good condition. These volumes published at three yearly intervals give detailed official information on all aspect of Northern Ireland.This is No 10. 9.95


12721. Ministry of Finance: Ulster Year Book 1953.

Belfast: HMSO 1953. 336 pp. illustrated, maps, soft covers, in very good condition. Published at three-yearly intervals. 18.00


13292. Misteal, Pilib: The Irish Language and the Unionist Tradition.

Belfast: Ulster People's College/Ultach Trust 1994. 44pp. Four interesting essays on the subject. Card covers, in good condition. 6.00


12476. Mitchel, John: The Life and Times of Aodh O'Neill, Prince of Ulster; called by the English Hugh Earl of Tyrone. With some account of his predecessors, Con, Shane, and Tirlough.

Dublin: James Duffy and Co., (1874) 14.5 x 9.5 cm. xx + 252 pp. hardback, dark green boards with a blindstamped celtic design on the boards and a harp wreathed in shamrocks on the front board. Includes the preface to the 1868 American edition and a dedication to Thomas Davis. In very good condition except the gilt has faded from the harp on the front board. Mitchel was editor of The United Irishman. He was an outspoken advocate for a peasant led revolution to establish an independent Ireland. He was transported to Tasmania for treason in 1848 but in 1853 escaped and made his way to America where he became a spokesman for the Southern cause and a leading supporter of slavery during the Civil War. Curious how he could rail against "Ireland's enslavement to England", but enthusiastically support the horrors of negro enslavement! 50.00


16585. Moffett, Colin, editor: Newry's War Dead 1914-1918 1939-1945.

Newry: Newry & Mourne District Council, 2002. 186 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Biographies of the War Dead of Newry and District, and, where possible, photographs. Good historical and geneological material. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial matt card covers. Autographed by editor on the title page. In very good condition. 20.00


15134. Moore, John: Motor Makers in Ireland.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1982, Lagan Books reprint, 1995. x +165 pp.23.5 x 18.5 cm. Illustrated with plates, advertisements and diagrams. This is the first comprehensive history of Ireland's contribution to the development of motor making. JB Ferguson's steam vehicle of 1902, the Chamber brothers' series of cars and vans, Belfast Vet. John Dunlop's invention of the pneumatic tyre, Crossle racing cars, the Nobel 200 bubble car, up to the notorious De Lorean episode. The author was Keeper of Transport at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Rust from a rusted paper-clip on the ffep, o/w very good, in a v.g. dustwrapper. 15.00


10893. Moore, Thomas: The History of Ireland.

London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans 1840. Volume III of four only. Part of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia series conducted by Dr. Dionysius Lardner. 18 by 11 cms/. xix+327 pp. hardback, original spine label, in very good condition. This volume covers the period of 1198 to 1545 A.D. 25.00


13569. Moreno, Amanda and David Truesdale: Angels and Heroes The Story of a Machine Gunner with the Royal Irish Fusiliers August 1914 to April 1915 as recorded by Sergeant Hugh Wilson (Medaille Militaire)

Armagh: The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum 2004. 24.5 by 18 cms. 144 pp. illustrated, inscribed by Amanda Moreno on the ffep.hardback, in a very good dustwrapper. in very good condition almost as new. this account is based on the journal of Sergeant Hugh Wilson of the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers. There are extracts from the Battalion's War Diary, and from personal letters and diaries in the Regimental Museum's collection, along with much else, including a Roll of Honour covering this period. 20.00


10708. Morgan, Austen: Labour and Partition The Belfast Working Class 1905-23.

London: Pluto Press 1991. xxi+358 pp. softcovers, in very good condition. A study of popular politics in Belfast over this period, it also deals with the political careers of socialist leaders, William Walker, James Larkin, and James Connolly. 12.00


12267. Morley, Henry editor: Ireland under Elizabeth and James the First described by Edmund Spenser, by Sir John Davies and by Fynes Moryson.

London: George Routledge and Sons 1890. 445 pp. hardback. Includes Spenser's, "View of the State of Ireland" and, "A Discovery of the true causes why Ireland was never entirely subdued... ", "A letter from Sir John Davies touching the state of Monaghan, Fermanagh and Cavan", "Plantation of Ulster," a letter from Sir John Davies, "The Irish Parliament", a speech by Sir John Davies, and, "A Description of Ireland", by Fynes Morrison. Spine repaired and with new spine label, in very good condition. 35.00


18181. Morris, William O'Connor: Ireland 1798-1898.

London: A. D. Innes & Company, Ltd, 1898. xxi + 376 pp. 23 x 15 cm. Folded map at rear. Index. Gold-blocked green boards. Slight wear to boards and spine. Slight browning to endpapers. Name neatly tippexed out on half title. Internally clean and tight. 42.00


13412. Murphy, David: The Irish Brigades, 1685-2006 A gazetteer of Irish military service, past and present.

Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. First Edition. xxiv + 311 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good dw. An indispensable reference work for those interested in Irish military affairs. Fifty-eight illustrations. Very slight shelf wear, but book appears never to have been read. 35.00


17679. Murray, Rev. Robert H.: Revolutionary Ireland and Its Settlement .

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1911. xxiii + 438 + (2) pp. 23 x 14.5 cm. Introduction by Rev. J.P. Mahaffy. 6 coloured maps, folded. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked dark red boards. Spine darkened from age and corners bruised, otherwise in very good condition. The maps include the Battle of the Boyne and of Aughrim, the seige of Athlone and the seiges of Limerick. 40.00


17330. Murtagh, Harman: Irish Midland Studies Essays in commemoration of N. W. English.

Athlone: The Old Athlone Society, 1980. 255 pp. 25.5 x 19 cm. 21 essays. 41 plates, including 4 in colour. 21 figures, including maps. Gold-blocked purple boards, in good condition, in dustwrapper. Former owner's stamp and signature neatly placed on rear fep, and minor shelfwear, otherwise good. 95.00


3984. Muskett, A.E. editor: A.A. McGuckian. A Memorial Volume.

Belfast: 1956. 24 by 19 cms. 191 pp. illustrated. A Festschrift. He was a major figure in Irish agriculture and farming , an outstanding authority on pig husbandry and grassland management. This book contains a study of the pig in Ireland. In good condition. 10.00


10486. National Farmers Association: Farm Income and Agricultural Development 1964-1970.

Dublin: National Farmers Association, 1970. 151 pp. card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


14404. Neely, WG: Kilkenny An Urban History, 1391 to 1843.

Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, 1989. xiii + 306pp. 25 x 16 cm. "One of the first modern histories of an Irish city". Eighteen illustrations, Glossary, Bibliography, Notes, Index, and endpaper maps. The rear of the front endpaper is inscribed by the author "To my dear friends Harry and May....". Harry was Harry McConnell of Carryduff, County Down. 50.00


17190. Neely, WG: Kilkenny An Urban History, 1391 to 1843.

Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, 1989. xiii + 306pp. 25 x 16 cm. "One of the first modern histories of an Irish city". Eighteen illustrations, Glossary, Bibliography, Notes, Index, and endpaper maps. 50.00


16916. Nelson, Ivan F.: The Irish Militia 1793-1802 Ireland's Forgotten Army.

Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. 272 pp. 24 x 16 cm. "This is the story of the Irish militia in the first period of its existence, the turbulent era of the French revolutionary wars from 1793 to 1802. The book covers the organization, composition and embodiment of the militia, as well as dealing with weapons, commissions, perceptions of duty, loyalty of militiamen, leadership and discipline of the men. It sets the Irish militia in its context as a part of the British army of the time and comments on the poor training and discipline of this force as it confronted the French. "The author reconsiders the operational performance of the militia and shows how it withstood the 1798 rebellion, which it ultimately defeated. Lapses of discipline are not glossed over, but neither are the numerous examples of personal bravery, and unit steadfastness. The result is a detailed and fascinating account of a much maligned force written by a soldier about soldiers who have been largely misrepresented and seemingly forgotten in Ireland". Twenty-four tables,8 maps, and 4 plates. Gold-blocked black boards, in a very good dustwrapper. Autographed by the author on the title page. Loosely inserted is a single folded sheet, "Officers of the Royal Downshire Regiment 31 March 1794 and 1798". 34.50


12192. Nicholls, George: Poor Laws Ireland Three Reports by Mr George Nicholls to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of Statefor the Home Department.

London: W. Clowes and Sons 1838. viii+172 pp. green boards with gilt title on front board. Containing a seven page list of contents, followed by, First Report of George Nicholls Esq. Dated 22nd August, 1836, to the Right Honourable Lord John Russell, Second Report ... dated 3rd November 1837, and Third Report of George Nicholls, Esq. containing The Result of an Inquiry into the condition of the labouring classes and the provision for the relief of the poor in Holland and Belgium. dated 5th May, 1838. Wear, fading and dustiness to boards, a small, light fore edge stain, one of the two folding tables has an old dust strip to the rear of a fold. There is no title page to this copy and no sign of their having been one. Otherwise internally tight and generally clean. A fair to good copy. These reports were the foundation on which the new Poor Law System was established in Ireland, by the Irish Poor Law Act of 1838. The new system was to be severely tested only 10 years later with the horrors of the Great Famine. A fairly uncommon item. 250.00


6694. Northern Friends Peace Board: Orange and Green A Quaker Study of Community Relations in Northern Ireland.

Norhern Friends Peace Board Sept. 1969. 2nd imp. 51 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Map. A clear, balanced, Quaker analysis which can be studied with profit neary thirty years on. In very good condition, in card covers. 6.00


12720. Northern Ireland Housing Executive: Brick by Brick A Short History of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive 1971-1991.

Belfast: Northern Ireland Housing Executive May 1991. 21 by 25 cms. 87 pp. illustrated, softcovers, slight damage to the rear endpaper otherwise in good condition. This publication has become fairly scarce. 15.00


13919. O Boyle: The Battle of The Boyne.

Duleek Historical Society 1990. 48 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


16957. O Fearghail, Sean Og: Law (?) and Orders The Story of The Belfast 'Curfew' of 3-5 July 1970.

Belfast: Central Citizens Defence Committee, 1970. 45 pp. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. Map. 16 plates. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, printed red and black. The front cover is slightly stained, with old folds to bottom right corner, otherwise in good condition. A scarce publication outlining events over the days of this military operation early in "The Troubles" 45.00


10855. O Maitiu, Seamas: The Humours of Donnybrook Dublin's Famous Fair and its Suppression.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press 1995. Maynooth Studies in Local History series, editor Raymond Gillespie. 56 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. 6.95


7129. O'Broin, Leon: The Chief Secretary Augustine Birrell in Ireland.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1969. ix + 232 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Eight plates and four line drawings. Gold-blocked blue boards, in slightly-torn dw. Former owner's name on ffep. 10.00


12082. O'Callaghan, John Cornelius: The Green Book or Gleanings from the Writing-Desk of a Literary Agitator.

Dublin: James Duffy Second edition 1844. With considerable additions and improvements. xii+349 pp. frontispiece portrait of the author with printed signature, engraved vignette of the Dog of Aughrim on the first of the two title pages, the second title page is dated 1844. Green blind stamped decorative boards, a small gutter tear at top of spine, easily repairable, internally very tight and bright. A series of essays, the first on, the Injustice of the English Church and Tithe system in Ireland....., the second on, Historical Remarks on and proofs of the strength of Anti-Unionism in Ireland...., Comparison of David's Lament on Saul and Jonathan, and Wolfe's lines on the burial of Sir John Moore... and Miscellaneous Poems, Is the Scotch Union an Argument for the Irish Union? In very good condition. The author (1805-1883) was a lawyer and political activist, a supporter of Repeal and O'Connell. This title was first published in 1841. 55.00


490. O'Connell, D.: A Memoir on Ireland, Native and Saxon.

Dublin: James Duffy & Co Ltd, c1850? 5th edition. 256pp. Now bound in blue cloth with manuscript paper label on front cover, but good tight copy. 30.00


17493. O'Connell, J.J.: The Irish Wars A Military History of Ireland from the Norse Invasions to 1798.

Dublin: Martin Lester,Ltd, c1920. First edition. 139 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. 12 Maps. Very fresh gold-blocked blue boards, in dw. The occasional small stains seem to originate from imperfections in the paper. Pencilled inscription on the ffep, dated "June 21st 1920". The dw has been carefully repaired with peelable tape. Overall in good condition. 48.00


8166. O'Connell, William D.: Cork Franciscan Records 1764-1831.

Cork: Cork University Press, 1942. Historical and Archaeological Papers No 3, ed. by Prof. Sean O'Riordan. 42 pp. 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Card covers, in very good condition, almost as new. Scarce. 25.00


15250. O'Connor, G. B.: Elizabethan Ireland Native and English.

Dublin: Sealy, Bryers and Walker, n.d., c1907. xvi+294+x pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. A general survey of Elizabethan rule in Ireland and the destruction of the Irish Lordships 1558-1603. Bibliography and Index. Coloured folded map to rear is a copy of John Norden's Map of Ireland of 1609-11, 48 x 80 cm. Ffep is signed A.S.Sloan, with the impress of Ballyworkan House, Portadown. Blue boards with gilt spine titling, no dw. Bottom corners slightly bumped, some light foxing to prelims and to publisher's catalogue pages, otherwise a good copy. 45.00


10916. O'Cuiv, Brian: Seven Centuries of Irish Learning 1000 - 1700.

Dublin: Published for Radio Eireann by The Stationery Office, 1961. Thomas Davis Lectures. 151 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Nine lectures by leading academics. Green card covers, printed white and black. The last few pages have a little bit of staining at the bottom, not affecting text. 17.50


4002. O'Danachair, Caoimhin: Folk and Farm Essays in Honour of A.T.Lucas.

Dublin: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 1976. 24 by 19 cms. 277pp. illustrated, very good in a rather tired dustwrapper. Dr. Lucas was Director of the National Museum of Ireland, and these essays cover various aspects of folk life and social history. Contributors include Etienne Rynne, Estyn Evans, R.A. Gailey, W.A. McCutheon, A. Fenton, J.Delaney and others. 45.00


491. O'Donnell, C.J: The Irish Future and the Lordship of the World

London: 1929, 1st ed. 266 pp, illustrated. 10.00


13825. O'Donnell, Edward E.: Northern Irish Stereotypes.

Dublin: College of Industrial Relations, 1977. 37pp. 19.5 by 13 cms. Card covers, in very good condition. The booklet is a summary of a research project carried out in Northern Ireland in 1975. 5.00


14993. O'Faolain, Sean, editor: The Autobiography of Theobald Wolfe Tone.

London: Thomas Nelson, 1937. First edition thus. xxxi+307 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Faded green-blocked green boards, in a very worn dustwrapper. Some foreedge spotting, fair only. 20.00


16027. O'Hagan, The Right Hon. Thomas, Lord: The O'Connell Centenary Address, 1875.

Dublin: McGlashan and Gill, 1875. 43 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Printed thin matt card covers. Some wear to spine extremities, otherwise good. Lord O'Hagan lived at Glenariffe, Cushendall. 12.00


2964. O'Snodaigh, Padraig.: Hidden Ulster Protestants and the Irish Language.

Belfast: Lagan Press 1995. 144pp. softcovers, almost as new. A seminal exploration of northern Protestant engagement with the Irish language. A book which perhaps lays a few prejudices to long deserved rest. 10.00


12528. O'Sullivan, M: A Key to the Labourers (Ireland) Acts 1883 to 1896.

Dublin: E. Ponsonby 1902. Consisting of a summary of the provisions of the Acts; the several Acts (Consolidated); the separate acts fully annotated and explained; together with the Incorporated provisions of other Acts, the regulations made by The Lord Lieutenant in Council, Local Government Board for Ireland, and Irish Land Commission and a copious index. x+282 pp. some pages have some ink annotation and marginal trimming, a fair copy. 15.00


12536. O'Sullivan, M: A Key to the Labourers (Ireland) Acts, 1883 and 1885, consisting of a summary of the provisions of these Acts, showing in detail the procedure thereunder...

Dublin: E. Ponsonby 1886. The Acts themselves fully annotated and explained together with the provisions of other Acts, the regulations made by The Lord Lieutenant in Council, Local Government Board for Ireland, and Irish Land Commission, and a copious index. 18.5 by 13 cms. viii+157 pp. boards dusty, in fair condition. 15.00


16440. Oram, Hugh: The Newspaper Book A History of Newspapers in Ireland, 1649-1983.

Dublin: MO Books, 1983. 357 pp. 24.5 x 19.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. List of Irish newspapers. Sources. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. 20.00


14360. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD Economic Surveys Ireland.

Brussels: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1971. 54pp, including two folding tables. 24 x 15.5 cm. Statistics, tables, and graphs. Glazed card covers. Near mint condition. 10.00


13288. Orr, Philip: The Road to The Somme Men of the Ulster Division tell their Story.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1987. 24.5 by 18 cms. viii+248pp. illustrated, softcovers, minor wear, in very good condition. 10.00


17195. Owen, Trefor M., editor: From Corrib to Cultra Folklife Essays in Honour of Alan Gailey.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies Queen's University in association with the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, 2000. 257 pp. 24 x 16 cm. 17 essays. 42 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


15920. Pepper, John: D'Ye Mind the Day.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1976. 108 pp. 18.5 x 21 cm. Great nostalgia! Super photographs. Pictorial light card covers. Good condition. 10.00


5433. Phillips: The Speech of Mr Phillips in the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin in the Case of Guthrie v. W.P.B.D. Sterne for Crim. Con.

Bristol: Printed by Joseph Routh, 3 Narrow Wine Street, 1815. 16 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cms Paper covers, a little edge wear. Guthrie was an Irish lawyer whose wife was seduced by Sterne with whom she eloped. This eloquent speech reduced the jury to tears and damages of 5000 were awarded to the Plaintiff. A nice if fragile Bristol printing of a famous Dublin judgement. 45.00


14469. Phillips, J. J.: A Boke of Ye Olde Ulster Fancie Fayre. In ayde of ye workshoppes for Industyous Blinde.

Belfast: McCaw Stevenson and Orr, 1882. The Fair was held in the Ulster Hall on the 26,27th October 1882. 17.5 by 23 cms. 44+xxvii pp. illustrated and highly decorated printing. The front and rear boards are illustrated by a view of High street Belfast in 1786. Excellent local advertising, historical articles etc. boards are somewhat edgerubbed with a little wear but nonetheless a good tight copy, now very scarce. 175.00


18165. Phillips, Sir Thomas: Londonderry and the London Companies 1609 - 1629 Being a Survey and Other Documents Submitted to King Charles I.

Belfast: HMSO, 1928. xiii + (1) + 198 pp. 28 x 19 cm. All 31 plates called for are present, and are reproductions of the original plans of the lands awarded to the goldsmiths, grocers, fishmongers, haberdashers, clothworkers, merchant taylors, ironmongers, mercers, vintners, salters, drapers, and skinners. Some of the plates are in colour. Index. List of subscribers. Gold-blocked blue boards. The boards are faded, the bottom of the spine is worn, and the rear outer hinge is splitting. The contents, however, are clean and tight. The name of the original owner - S A Wray, a Coleraine solictor - is neatly written on the ffep. Mr Wray was one of the Subscribers. Unpackaged weight 1,250g. 52.00


15858. Plunkett, Horace: Ireland in the New Century.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1983. xviii+340 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. With a foreword by Trevor West. This book was originally published in 1904 and was a penetrating analysis of the state of the nation, along with a blueprint for its future development. Pictorial matt boards, no d.w. In very good condition. 10.00


12261. Plunkett, Horace: Noblesse Oblige An Irish Rendering.

Dublin: Maunsel & Co. second edition 1908. 38 pp. softcovers, in very good condition. An appeal to landlords, and the gentry, on aspects of the land question and agricultural reform. 20.00


12259. Portadown Times: Loughgall Orangeism. Masters 1825-1875.

Reprinted from the "Portadown Times". n.d. 25.5 by 18.5 cms. 4pp. in light card covers with a handwritten title, rusted staples, otherwise very good. Consists of a one page introduction, then a three page list of Masters of the Lodges. We have not been able to establish when this was published, possibly before 1900 ? Scarce 23.00


12072. Porter, Frank: Porter's Guide to the Manufacturers and Shippers of Ireland

Belfast: Davidson & McCormack n.d. ( 1909 ). Containing the names and addresses of persons interested in the make or sale of Irish Manufactures or Products throughout the four Provinces of Ireland, and a comprehensive and up-to-date list of the leading importers of Irish Produce in England, Scotland and Wales. 22 by 14.5 cms. 795 pp. dark green boards. The boards show a bit of wear and fading, spine title largely faded away, internally bright, clean, unannotated. Copac only identifies one copy of this title, in the B.L. and dates it to 1909, although there is another copy in the NLI Dublin. In 1911 a Frank Porter issued "Porter's Post Office Guide and Directory of Kingstown, Blackrock, Dalkey, Killiney and Neighbourhood. " No further issues of either title seem to be known. Mr Porter was from Rathmullen Co. Donegal and in his preface notes that the printing of this Guide began in Letterkenny but production delays meant it was transferred to the Belfast Printers. He notes, "that upward of 4000 orders have been obtained." Arranged in Provincial order it is an exhaustive directory of merchants, manufacturers, shippers, shopkeepers etc throughout the country before the first World War and the traumas of the 1920's. Excellent advertisments. Scarce. 295.00


7312. Potter, John: A Testimony to Courage The Regimental History of the Ulster Defence Regiment.

Barnsley: Leo Cooper, 2001. xiii+434 pp. 25 x 18 cm. Thirty-four plates. Map. Roll of Honour, Bibliography, and Index. The UDR was formed in 1970 and spent its entire 22-year existence on active service. This is the official history of the Regiment, and a tribute to its 197 members killed in service. Almost as new in very good dustwrapper. 1,100g unpacked weight. 15.00


6259. Public Record Office Northern Ireland: Sources for the Study of Local History in Northern Ireland.

Belfast: Public Record Office Northern Ireland, 1968. 102 pp. 22 x 18 cm. A catalogue for an exhibition January to July 1968. The exhibition displayed a wide range of sources available to the local historian in the Public Record Office Northern Ireland. Three folding illustrations. Card covers. Rust from clip on front cover, o/w good . 8.00


6881. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Ireland after the Glorious Revolution.

Belfast: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1976. Wallet size 31 x 22.5 cm. The twelfth of the Education Facsimile Series. Facsimiles of twenty documents, numbers 221-240, with transcripts and explanatory text. Clear plastic wallet with unbound papers in cover as published. 12.50


6878. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Irish Elections 1750 - 1832.

Belfast: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, c1973. Wallet size 31 x 22.5 cm. The second of the Education Facsimile Series. A new illustrated edition, of facsimiles of twenty documents with transcripts and explanatory text. Clear plastic wallet with unbound papers in cover as published. Very slight foxing to top front corners of cover. 12.50


17914. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Problems of a Growing City Belfast: 1780-1870.

Belfast: PRONI, 1973. Second edition. xv + (5) + 245 + (13) pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Facsimiles of documents. A few contemporary illustrations, including maps. Index. Matt green card covers. In very good bright, fresh, condition. Prepared for the visit to Belfast of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland for the Society's 1973 Annual Conference. 10.00


17998. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Problems of a Growing City Belfast: 1780-1870.

Belfast: PRONI, 1973. First edition. xviii + 245 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Facsimiles of documents. A few contemporary illustrations, including maps. Matt buff card covers, with a black binding strip. In good bright, fresh, condition. Printed only on the facing side of pages, and no Index. Prepared for the visit to Belfast of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland for the Society's 1973 Annual Conference. 10.00


17806. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland Sources for Local History Portaferry.

Belfast: PRONI, c1975. 53 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. illustrations, maps, Matt white card covers, printed black, with black binding strip. The covers are a bit dusy, otherwise in good condition. 23.00


12591. Queen's College, Galway: Queen's College, Galway Calendar for 1902-1903.

Dublin: Printed at the University Press, 1903. xix+405 pp. 21 x 13 cm. Frontispiece photograph. The boards and spine are a bit dusty and marked, internally tight and clean. Lists former Professors and Officers, in some cases with c.v. and biography. Lists former Deans of Residences, and Graduates - again, in some cases with c.v. and biography. Copious Appendices. 55.00


12543. Quill, A.W: The Licensing Act ( 1872 ) 35 & 36 vic. Ch. 94, as applicable to Ireland

Dublin: Hodges, Foster, and Co. 1874. With an introduction and notes, explanatory of the Act; and an Appendix of Irish Licensing Statutes. 18 by 12 cms. xxiv+95 pp. showing little wear a good copy. 20.00


15730. R.U.C. Historical Society: The Royal Ulster Constabulary Museum A Guide to the Collection.

Belfast: R.U.C. Historical Society, 1995. 40 pp. 29.5 x 20.5 cm. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Pictorial matt card covers, in good condition 12.00


18708. Redmond, The Very Reverend John: Church State Industry 1827-1929 in East Belfast Vivid records of Social and Political Upheavals in the Nineteen-Twenties.

Belfast : John Aiken & Son, 1960. Reprint. vii + 112 pp. 23 x 15 cm. 14 illustrations. Printed semi-matt card covers, in a price-clipped dustwrapper. In very good condition. Redmond was Vicar of Ballymacarrett 1920-1929, and this is a valuable source of local history. Even the reprint is now very scarce. 75.00


14615. Reid, Robert: Balleer School Co. Armagh Copy-Book of Letters 1827-29.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1977. xvi + 68 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. The out-going letters of the Master of a small country school. Six illustrations, map, lots of tables. Pictorial matt card covers, with black binding strip. In very good condition. 12.00


17773. Reid: Archie R, editor: The Liberty Tree.

Newtownabbey: Newtownabbey Borough Council, 1998. 80 pp. 29.5 x 21cm. The story of the United Irishmen in and around the Borough of Newtownabbey. 38 illustrations in colour, including maps. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. A handsome production to commemorate the year of liberty. "Remember Orr." 15.00


15216. Rice, John Herman: The Irish Police Guide for the use of the Civic Guard and the Police Forces of Northern Ireland.

Dublin: Alex Thom & Co., 1924. Ninth edition, revised. xv+654 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Green boards, gilt spine title, a little wear to title page but a good unmarked, uninscribed tight copy. At this time the Guide was produced for both jurisdictions before they developed in different directions. Scarce. 75.00


7104. Riordan, E. J: Modern Irish Trade and Industry.

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1920. xii + 335 + 8 pp. 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Historical introduction by George O'Brien. Reverse of title page has discreet stamp, o/w good tight copy in faded brown boards. 23.00


7259. Robb, J.D.A: New Ireland Sell-Out or Opportunity.

New Ireland Movement 1972. 50pp. card covers. A paper from within the New Ireland Movement. A call for a new political future for Northern Ireland/Ireland. In very good condition. 5.00


2258. Robb, J.D.A: Westminster Withdrawal.

Belfast: July 1976. 15pp. A paper from within the New Ireland Movement. A call for a new political future for Northern Ireland assessing alternatives like independence, federal union with the Republic or federal union within these islands. 4.00


12404. Robinson, Peter: The Union under Fire United Ireland Framework Revealed.

Belfast: Peter Robinson M.P. 1995. 117 pp. illustrated, autographed by Peter Robinson now First Minister in Northern Ireland. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 12.00


15861. Robinson, Peter: Their Cry was "No Surrender" An Account of the Seige of Londonderry 1688-1689.

Belfast: Crown Publications, 1988. 231 pp. 21.5 x 15.5 cm. Thirty-three illustrations. Foreword by Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley. Gold-blocked red boards, very good in a vg dustwrapper. 15.00


13871. Rose, Richard: The Dynamics of a Divided Regime.

London: LSE 1970. Reprint from Government and Opposition A Quarterly of comparative politics. Vol. 5 No. 2 Spring 1970. pp. 166-192, paper covers with an old crease on front cover otherwise good. A research project in Northern Ireland. 8.00


18037. Rowe, David, editor: The Irish Chartered Accountant Centenary Essays 1888-1988.

Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1988. 255 pp. 24 x 17 cm. Portrait frontispiece. 16 essays by leading members of the profession. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Index. Gold-and-white-blocked green boards in a clear glassine dustwrapper. In very good condition. 18.00


13278. Royal Irish Regiment: Northern Ireland Emergency Provisions Act 1991.

Belfast: Royal Irish Regiment, 1993. 32pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. A supplement to the Royal Irish Regiment Liaison Manual (Lesson D). Green card covers, in good condition. 5.00


2092. Royal Ulster Constabulary: Unveiling of Memorial, Dedication of Book of Remembrance.

Belfast: RUC Force Publications, 1979 25 by 21 cms. not paginated c.48 pages. colour illustrations. no dustwrapper otherwise very good. Commemorates the dedication of a roll of honour of Royal Ulster Constabulary members who died serving the community. Unveiled by HRH The Princess Alexandra 29th June 1979. 12.00


15069. Royle, Stephen A.: Portrait of an Industrial City "Changing Belfast", 1750-1914.

Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, 2011. 160 pp. 23 x 15.5 cm. Thirty Figures, including maps, and seven Tables. Pictorial card covers. In very good condition, as new. 8.00


13074. Royse, George: A Sermon Preached Before King William at Belfast, in Ireland, on the 14th Day of June 1690.

Belfast: Supplement to the "Belfast Weekly News" of 14th June 1890. A single sheet printed on one side, folded, one small edge tear otherwise in very good condition. Royse was a fellow at Oriel College Oxford and Chaplain in ordinary to their Majesties. "The following Sermon, now presented as a Supplement to the "Belfast Weekly News is an exact reprint of the work published in London in 1691. The document has become very rare. Dr Royse was an eminent scholar and divine. The date the 14th is clearly a misprint, as the King arrived in Belfast on that day (Saturday) and the sermon was preached on the day following, the 15th of June 1690." scarce. 45.00


16851. Russell, Charles C.: The Ulsterman.

Belfast: McCaw Stevenson & Orr, 1923. 80 pp. 19 x 12 cm. An early attempt to explain the place to strangers. Frontispiece mounted portrait of the author, and mounted portrait of Sir James Craig. Black- and red-blocked blue boards. No dw. In very good condition. 20.00


12254. Ryder, Chris: The Fateful Split Catholics and the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

London: Methuen 2004. xxiii+359 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a very good dustwrapper, in very good condition. Drawing on previously unpublished material this is an authorative and revealing new history. 10.00


14986. Saintfield High School: Guide to the Sites associated with The Battle of Saintfield.

Saintfield: Saintfield High School, 1998. 8 pp, including covers. 21 x 15 cm. Ten drawings, two maps. Succinct history. Useful suggested tour. Bibliography. In very good condition. 10.00


5542. Samuels, Arthur Warren: Home Rule: Fenian Home Rule: Home Rule all Round: Devolution: What Do They Mean?

Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co. London: Simpkin Marshall & Co. 1911. 122 pp. Foreword by Edward Dowden, The pamphlet explores aspects of the politics and economics of the Home Rule issue. Scarce in very good condition. Samuels 1852-1928 was called to the Irish Bar in 1877, and the English Bar in 1896. He contested Dublin Univ. 1903 and was President of the Social and Statistical Society of Ireland 1906-08. He wrote pamphlets on Irish financial questions, Private Bill procedure, reform, devolution and on the finances of Home Rule. 95.00


7522. Sanderson, Gordon J.: The Luck of the Irish in Canada A History of the Irish Benevolent Society of London and Middlesex.

Canada: March 2000. xxiii+224 pp. illustrated, original green boards, gilt title, no dustwrapper, as issued. Signed by author on ffep. The title refers of course to London and Middlesex in Ontario. Irish emigrants have played an important role in the history and development of Canada and benevolent societies such as this one, founded in 1877, had a major role in terms of aid and support. 23.00


4833. Sargaison, E. Miriam: Growing Old in Common Lodgings.

London: Nuffield Trust 1954. viii+64pp, paper covers, very good, scarce. A survey of elderly men and their living conditions in Belfast Common Lodging Houses. 15.00


1909. Savory, Professor Sir Douglas: Contemporary History of Ireland.

Belfast: 1958. 54pp. frontispiece. paper covers, v.g. Published by the Ulster Unionist Council. The subject is the Partition of Ireland from the Unionist perspective. 6.00


17902. Scott, William Maddin, editor: A Hundred Years A-Milling, Commemmorating An Ulster Mill Centenary.

Omagh: published for W. & C. Scott, Ltd., by Dundalgan Press, 1956. Second edition. xxi + 317 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. An amazing compilation of material by Sir Dudley McCorkell, Margaret Scott, WF Marshall, Father McCrea, Lydia M. Foster, Harry P Swan, Mat Mulcaghey, etc., etc. Foreward by the Governor of Northern Ireland, and a section on oatmeal cookery. 59 illustrations, and lots of charming and whimsical headpieces and tailpieces. 5 folding maps. Gold-blocked red boards. No dustwrapper. Spine sunfaded, o/w in very good condition. Four-page loose insert written by the author, and signed by him, reprinting an article 'On Doing a Book'. The first edition was published in 1951: a pioneering local history of an Irish business, W. & C. Scotts' Excelsior Mills, Omagh. 45.00


17933. Scoular, Clive: Irish History for the Inquisitive. Stories of intrigue, hope, farce and devestating loss.

Killyleagh: Clive Scoular, 2005. 19 x 19 cm. 199 pp. 13 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. Signed by the author on the title page. In very good condition, almost as new. 15.00


10273. Scoular, Clive: James Chichester-Clark Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

Killyleagh: Published by Clive Scoular 2000. iii+175 pp. foreword by Paul Bew, illustrated, paperback, autographed by the author on the title page. In very good condition, almost as new. Chichester Clark was 5th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, from May 1969 to March 1971. This is the only biography and is a useful source for the period of the Troubles as well as its insights into the Unionist Establlishment. 16.50


14311. Seymour, St. John D.: Irish Witchcraft and Demonology.

New York: Dorset Press 1992. vii+256 pp. hardback, in a very good dustwrapper. In very good condition. A classic study in a welcome reprint 10.00


10814. Sharkey, Olive: Old Days Old Ways An Illustrated Folk History of Ireland.

Dublin: The O'Brien Press 1985. 171 pp. drawings by the author, hardback, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. "A compendium of old bygones" 15.00


7479. Shearman, Hugh: Belfast Royal Academy 1785-1935.

Belfast: Wm. Strain & Sons 1935. 24 by 18.5 cms. 48 pp. illustrated, card covers in blue and red, in very good fresh condition. A short but comprehensive history of this, Belfast's oldest surviving school. Scarce title. 48.00


14852. Shearman, Hugh: Conflict in Northern Ireland.

The London Institute of World Affairs London: Stevens & Sons Limited 1970. 25 by 15.5 cms pp.40-53. Reprinted from The Year Book of World Affairs 1970 Volume 24. paper covers, with a single page insert dated and signed by Hugh Shearman, a small pen scribble to top of front cover otherwise good. 10.00


18545. Sheehy, Michael: Divided We Stand A Study of Partition.

London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1955, 104 pp. 20.5 x 14 cm. Foreword by John J Horgan. Index. Black-blocked yellow boards, in good condition. No dustwrapper, 10.00


13829. Simms, J. G.: The Jacobite Parliament of 1689.

Dundalk: Published for The Dublin Historical Association by Dundalgan Press 1966. 28pp. soft green card covers, some fading to covers, otherwise in very good condition. Irish History Series no 6. 10.00


13830. Simms, J. G.: The Treaty of Limerick.

Dundalk: Published for The Dublin Historical Association by Dundalgan Press 1965. 24pp. soft green card covers, some fading to covers, otherwise in very good condition. Irish History Series no 2. 10.00


492. Simpson, Noel: The Belfast Bank 1827 - 1970.

Belfast: 1975. xiii+361 pp. maps illustrated. in a dustwrapper in very good condition. The definitive history of this Northern Irish Bank. 23.00


14953. Simpson, Robert: The Annals of Derry Showing the Rise and Progress of the Town from the earliest accounts on Record to the Plantation under King James I. - 1613...

Londonderry: Hempton, 1847. ...and thence of The City of Londonderry to the Present Time. Half-title, frontispiece, titlepage, dedication page, Preface, Contents, Errata slip, Introduction - the second page of which is numbered iv, and Chapter 1 - the second page of which is numbered 6, and thence to page 275. The five illustrations are not included in the pagination. The illustrations are: Londonderry in 1847 from the North East (Miller & Buchanan 21 Argyll Street Glasgow), Plan of the City in 1688/9 - Copied from a plan taken at the time by Capt. P. Neville, Plan of the Siege (folding), and Views of the Cathedral - South Side, and East End "Copied". 19.5 x 11.5 cm. An antiquarian account of Derry/Londonderry and the Siege. Particularly useful are the lists of names, like the Muster of the "well-armed men", with their names, and weapons, in 1622. Original decorative blind-stamped olive-green boards, with Annals of Derry gold-blocked on the spine. Some foxing to rfep and final page. In remarkably good condition for its age. 325.00


15751. Sinclair, RJK and Scully, FJM: Arresting Memories: Captured Moments in Constabulary Life.

Belfast: Royal Ulster Constabulary Diamond Jubilee Committee, 1982. 122pp. 18 x 22.5 cm. Dark-green boards beautifully-gold-blocked with the RUC crest and fancy border. A history of policing in Ireland, profusely illustrated with black-and-white and coloured photographs. In very good condition. 20.00


7187. Smith, Peter: Why Unionists Say No.

Belfast: Joint Unionist Working Party n.d. c.1985. 21 by 14.5 cms. 40 pp. laminated card covers, in very good condition. Explores Unionist difficulties with the 1985 Anglo Irish Agreement. 6.00


8317. Smyth, W. Martin: The Battle for Northern Ireland.

Belfast: County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast 1972. 21.5 by 14 cms. 24pp. card covers, in very good condition. A Loyalist analysis of the Province at the early period of the Troubles. A useful perspective, not to be lightly dismissed. 5.00


13668. South Eastern Library Board Library Service: Down County Library Books and pamphlets added to the Irish collection during November and December, 1972.

Ballynahinch: South Eastern Library Board Library Service, 1972-1973. 16 pp. 20 x 16.5 cm. Paper covers. Very good condition. We can also supply issues for January and February 1973, No 8 for March and April 1973 (12 pages), and No 12 for November and December 1973 (24 pages). Four issues, at 5 each issue. 5.00


13666. South Eastern Library Board Library Service: Sources for Local History SELB Area.

Ballynahinch: South Eastern Library Board Library Service, c1970. 1 + 5 pp. 21 x 15 cm. White card covers. Very good condition. 10.00


13667. South Eastern Library Board Library Service: Welcome to Ballynahinch Library.

Ballynahinch: South Eastern Library Board Library Service, c1970. One A4 page, folded to 20.5 x 16 cm. Very good condition. 5.00


8918. Springfield Inter-Community Development Project.: Life on the Interface.

Belfast: : Island Publications, 1993 Island Pamphlets 1. Report on a conference held on 8.10.92 and attended by community groups from the Shankill, Falls and Springfield roads in Belfast. 32pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. The conference brought together local groups as part of an ongoing dialogue on issues along these interfaces. 10.00


16581. Staunton, M: Tracts on Ireland, Political and Statistical. To which is added, Mr Scully's Celebrated Statement of the Penal Laws published first in 1812 by H. Fitzpatrick.

Dublin: M. Staunton, editor of the Evening Herald and Weekly Register Newspapers, 1824. 343 pp. 18 x 11 cm. Contents include: List of Absentees formed at different periods; Peculiar causes relating to Ireland which produce Absenteeism; Sketches of the various Insurrections; History of the Treaty of Limerick; and The Famine of 1822. Added to which is the Statement on the Penal Laws. Half-leather and marbled boards. The top corner of p.57 is torn off, but without loss of text, and some minor wear, but generally a clean tight copy, in good condition. 400.00


18593. Stewart, A.T.Q.: The Ulster Crisis Resistance to Home Rule 1912-1914.

Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1999. Reprint. 284pp. 22 x 14 cm. 2 maps. A tight, clean copy of an increasingly scarce book. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 13.50


14552. Stewart, A.T.Q.: The Ulster Crisis.

London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1967. 284pp. 22 x 14 cm. Twenty-one plates and two maps. A tight, clean copy of an increasingly scarce book. Gold-blocked black boards. Dw has been not-very-expertly laminated. 20.00


17793. Stewart, A.T.Q.: The Ulster Crisis.

London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1967. 284pp. 20 x 13 cm. Two maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Glazed card covers. Bookplate and signature of the historian Richard Grenfell Morton. Slight staining to fore-edge of print block. A fair copy of an increasingly scarce book. 13.50


18360. Stewart, A.T.Q., editor: Michael Collins The Secret File.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press in asociation with the Public Record Office,1997. 192 pp. 23 x 15.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. Dedication from the author on the title page. In very good condition. This is the first publication of the famous police surveillence file on Collins, until now a closely guarded secret in the P.R.O. 15.00


12102. Stokes, George T: Ireland and the Celtic Church A History of Ireland from St. Patrick to the English Conquest in 1172.

London: Hodder and Stoughton 1886. xv+358 pp. hardback, minor wear to boards but fading to spine and rubbing'wear to spine extremities, internally a little dusty and some spotting on the first few pages otherwise fair to good. 23.00


15788. Stone, Frank Andrews: The Irish In Their Homeland, In America, In Connecticut.

Storrs, Connecticut: The Peoples of Connecticut Multicultural Ethnic Heritage Series Number One, 1975. A Curriculum Guide prepared by Frank Andrews Stone. 113 pp. 21 x 17 cm. Maps and line drawings in text. Black- and green- printed gray matt card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


15015. Strauss, E.: Sir William Petty Portrait of a Genius.

London: Bodley Head, 1954 First edition. 260 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Frontispiece portrait, hardback, no dustwrapper. Petty was a significant figure in 17th century England and Ireland, and was responsible for the Down Survey. Some discolouration to top foreedge, o/w good. 20.00


12909. Sullivan Brothers: The Clans of Ireland. Their Battles, Chiefs, and Princes. With Territorial Map.

Dublin and Belfast: Sullivan Brothers, Educational Publishers, c1915. iv + 184 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Folding map: "Ancient Ireland, Shewing the Principal Territorial Divisions before the Anglo-Norman Invasion". Chapters on The Clan System, Customs, Inaugurations, Housekeeping, Standards, Surnames, each of eighteen clans, Territorial Divisions, and "Ancient Celtic Families, with the counties in which they were located". Stained orange-blocked green boards. A rare survival - and a good example of the Irish backlash against the use in schools in Ireland of textbooks produced by Scottish publishing houses in particular. 110.00


16599. Sullivan, A. M.: New Ireland.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1877. Second edition. In two volumes. Volume 1, iv+410+24 pp. Volume II, 416 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Black- and gold-blocked dark-green boards. The boards are a little rubbed, and show some wear. The upper spine extremity of Voiume II is heavily rubbed with some damage. Overall a fair copy of an influential book. Sullivan was a leading Nationalist, and proprieter of The Nation from 1855-1874. His book, first published in 1877, reflects the more open-minded attitude he developed while living in London as MP for Louth, 1874-80, and Meath, 1880-82. Unpackaged weight 1,800g. 23.00


3180. Sweetnam, Robin and Nimmons, Cecil: Port of Belfast 1785-1985 - An Historical Review.

Belfast: The Belfast Harbour Commissioners, 1985. vii+103pp. 25.5 x 1.5 cm. Illustrated, maps, paper covers. v.g. 18.00


10792. Terrorist Victims Human Rights Committee Lurgan: Serial Slaughter An Analysis of IRA Murders in North Armagh 1986-1999.

Terrorist Victims Human Rights Committee Lurgan 1999. 31 pp. illustrated, map, card covers, in very good condition, quite scarce. A detailed analysis of a series of brutal murders in this part of north Armagh. 35.00


13816. Thackeray, William Makepeace: The Irish Sketch Book.

Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1985. A modern reprint of the 1925 edition, with an introduction by John Gamble. xiii + 368 pp. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Portrait frontispiece. Numerous illustrations in text. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards, in v.g. condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Thackeray toured Ireland in 1842 for three months, just before the Famine. An invaluable record. 15.00


10263. The Belfast Weekly Post: The Belfast Weekly Post Supplement for North Down.

Belfast: The Belfast Weekly Post Supplement for North Down No. 1 Vol. 1 Saturday July 1, 1882. The Belfast Weekly Post Supplement for North Down, folded, doublesided broadsheet. Features Comber Saintfield Fairs, Newtownards Market, Belfast Pickpockets at Ballynahinch Fair, Lacrosse match at N'ards, Mr John Morton and his Oughley constituents, Petty Sessions, and others, folded, a little wear along fold. The first issue of this free supplement . 10.00


12557. The Campaign for Social Justice in Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland The Plain Truth.

Dungannon: The Campaign for Social Justice in Northern Ireland 15th June 1969. The Second Edition. 35 pp. card covers, minor wear but generally in good condition. A publication analysing discrimination and injustice in the Province as part of the early Civil Rights campaign. These publications have become increasingly hard to find. 15.00


14361. The Government: Development for Full Employment.

Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1978. (Prl 7193) 90pp. 20 x 14 cm. Statistics, and tables. Matt card covers. Near mint condition. 15.00


12590. The Incorporated Law Society: The Incorporated Law Society's Calendar and Law Directory for the year 1902.

Dublin: Alexander Thom & Co. 1902. Published by Authority of The Council of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. v+451+3 pp. Dark grey covers are dusty, faded and a little grubby, internally tight and sound, no annotation, a small stamp from a solicitor's on the rear of the title page. In fair/good condition. The book covers the island of Ireland. 60.00


12589. The Incorporated Law Society: The Incorporated Law Society's Calendar and Law Directory for the year 1929.

Dublin: Alexander Thom & Co. 1929. Published by Authority of The Council of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. 539 pp. Dark grey covers are dusty and a little grubby, internally tight and sound, no annotation, a small stamp from a solicitor's office on the title and contents pages. In good condition. The book covers both the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. 55.00


12588. The Incorporated Law Society: The Incorporated Law Society's Calendar and Law Directory for the year 1954.

Dublin: Alexander Thom & Co. 1954. Published by Authority of The Council of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. 530 pp. with, as an insert a 7 pp. supplement detailing changes since Oct.1953. Dark green covers are bright but internally a little dustiness, no annotation. In good condition. The book covers both the Republic and Northern Ireland. 45.00


15757. The Irish Unionist Alliance.: Notes From Ireland A record of the sayings and doings of the Home Rule Parties in furtherance of their Separatist policy for Ireland and of facts connected with the country, including, "A Diurnal of Events Relating to Ireland" Volume 3 Second Series

Dublin: London: Belfast, 1896. x+432 pp. 27.5 x 20 cm. "For the Information of the Imperial Parliament, the Press, and the Public Generally." The front pastedown bears the bookplate of Sir Robert Baird, and there is a loose review slip from the Executive Committee. Sir Robert Baird, 1855-1934, was owner and editor of The Belfast Telegraph. Gold-blocked maroon boards. The boards are mildly edgerubbed, otherwise in very good condition. We understand that this Journal ran from 1885-1938. The issues in this volume run from No 1 Vol 3 New Series 5th Jan. 1895 to No. 50, 14th Dec. 1895. This is a very scarce ltem. 150.00


18753. The North Eastern Boundary Review.: Handbook of the Ulster Question.

Dublin: The Stationary Office, 1923. vii + 164 pp. 24 x 15.5 cm. Preface by Kevin R. O'Shiel, Director of the North Eastern Boundary Bureau. The overall map of Ireland has been removed, but the other four folding, coloured maps are present as called for. They include: The Railway Map, Map showing Market Areas of Towns, Map showing Areas of Distributuion of Dutiable Goods, and Map showing Distribution of Population. Decorative front cover designed by Theodora Harrison. Some shelfwear, and maps repaired where there have been old tears. This is a scarce book. 100.00


9438. The Ulster Society: William Johnston of Ballykilbeg and the Right to March.

Lurgan: n.d. no pagination, 8pp. card covers in very good condition, almost as new. The Orange Order protest of 1867. 6.00


10821. Thornton, William T.: A Plea for Peasant Proprietors with the Outlines of a Plan for their Establishment in Ireland.

New York: Augustus M. Kelley 1969. Reprints of Economic lassics. First published by John Murray in London in 1848. xii+256 pp. hardback, in very good condition, almost as new. Chapters on comparative productiveness of large and small farms, social effects of peasant proprietorship, effects of peasant proprietorship in France, moral effects and Ireland, past, present and future. 10.00


7717. Tipton, C. L.: The Irish Hospitallers during the Great Schism.

Dublin: Royal Irish Academy June1970. 25 by 18.5 cms Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 69, Section C, no. 3. pp.33-43, blue wraps, in very good condition. Of Masonic interest. 20.00


15867. Tobin, Fergal: The Best of Decades Ireland in the 1960's.

Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1984. 246 pp. 24.5 x 17 cm. Profusely illustrated. References, Bibliography, and Index. Gold-blocked black boards, very good in a vg dustwrapper. 10.00


17889. Trench, W. Steuart: Realities of Irish Life.

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., (1877). viii + 416 + 32 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, with gilt vignette to front board. Front inner hinge tender, o/w in very good condition. Includes the publisher's list of books for January 1877. 23.00


17825. Tweedy, Robert N.: Industrial Alcohol.

Dublin.: The Co-Operative Reference Library, 1917. Reprinted from Better Business. 88 pp. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. "only inexhaustible native fuel". Numerous tables, some concerned with ststistics re potatoes. Matt white card covers, printed black. Foxed, o/w in good condition. 20.00


13322. Tymoczko, Maria and Colin Ireland, editors: Language and Tradition in Ireland Continuities and Displacements.

Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003. viii+239 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. Eleven essays published in cooperation with the American conference for Irish studies. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. 15.00


8303. Ulster Covenant Jubilee Committee: Ulster Covenant Jubilee Souvenir 1912 - 1962.

Belfast: 1962 23 by 15cms. 69 pp. illustrated, card covers. Includes articles on the signing of the Covenant, its significance, a proramme of commemorative events, the gun running, some personalities of the first Ulster Parliament, Ulster's leaders in difficult days. In very good condition 8.00


17142. Ulster Folk Museum: Ulster Dialects An Introductory Symposium.

Holywood, County Down: Ulster Folk Museum, 1964. xiii+201 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. Four essays. 10 maps. Glazed card covers. An important study, in good condition. The first publication of the Ulster Folk Museum. 15.00


12511. Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: The Tree The Centenary Book of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1836-1936.

Belfast: Graham and Heslip 1936. 25.5 by 20 cms. xi+100 pp. illustrated, hardcover, boards rubbed and a bit worn, spine professionally restored, new endpapers, owner's name and a few annotations to rear of frontispiece, a fair copy only. Articles by amongst others, Cathal O'Bryne, Padraic Gregory, Lynn Doyle, St John Ervine, Elizabeth Shane, Helen Waddell, Thomas Carnduff, etc, 23.00


1910. Ulster Special Constabulary Association: Why 6700 explosions, 2000 murdered, 21000 injured, 12000 shootings?

Belfast: Ulster Special Constabulary Association 1980. 21 by 14 cms. 72pp. illustrated, card covers. A tribute to all ranks of the Ulster Special Constabulary who were disbanded on the 30th April 1970, marking the passage of ten years since their disbandment, a little wear to covers otherwise good. 12.00


16022. Ulster-Scots Community Network: Young Citizen Volunteers 10th September 1912.

Belfast: Ulster-Scots Community Network, 2012. 41 pp. 20 x 15 cm. Forty plates, some coloured. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 12.00


13803. Unionist Research Department: Northern Ireland The Hidden Truth.

Belfast: Unionist Research Department, c1972. 24pp. illustrated, softcovers. A defence of the Unionist position. In very good condition. 10.00


13160. Upper Ards District L.O.L. No.11 Tercentenary Committee.: Tercentenary A Short History of Orangeism in No. 11 District 1690-1990.

Wade Publications 1990. no. 11 District covers the Ards Peninsula in County Down.48 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. Now quite scarce. 25.00


6559. Utley, T.E: Ulster A Short Background Analysis.

Belfast: Unionist Research Dept. April 1972. 20 pp. card covers, a little wear to covers otherwise good. Utley was a leader writer for the Daily Telegraph. 6.00


18499. Valentine, John: Irish Memories.

Bristol: St Stephen's Press, (1930?) 122 pp. 19 x 12 cm. Frontispiece photographic portrait of the author, and 7 other illustrations. Foreword by The Rt. Hon. T.P. O'Cnnor M.P., with a pencil inscription to The Irish News and its editor signed by the author, on the half title page. Gold-blocked green boards. Some foreedge spotting, otherwise in good condition. 45.00


15390. Walker, Brian M.: Sentry Hill An Ulster Farm and Family.

Belfast: Friar's Bush Press, 1991. Reprint, with corrections and additional photographs. xiv +182 pp. 24 x 18 cm. A portrait of two centuries of life on an Ulster farm. Profusely illustrated. Gold-blocked dark-green boards, in very good condition. In a vg dw. Number 52 of a limited edition of 100 copies, signed by author. 20.00


15389. Walker, Brian M.: Sentry Hill An Ulster Farm and Family.

Belfast: Friar's Bush Press, 1991. Reprint, with corrections and additional photographs. xiv +182 pp. 23 x 18 cm. A portrait of two centuries of life on an Ulster farm. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


8956. Walker, George: Highlights of Yesteryear.

Londonderry: Causeway Press 1993. 79 pp. softback, illustrated with drawings, in very good condition. The author's reminiscences of Irish life in times past. 6.00


14056. Walsh, John E.: Ireland Ninety Years Ago. Being a New and Revised Edition of Ireland Sixty Years Ago.

Dublin: McGlashan & Gill 1876. 17 by 11 cms. vi+172 pp. dark blue boards with a small embossed harp and a gilt spine title. The ffep bears an inscription from the Very Reverend Dean Carmody, Dean of Down Cathedral, dated 1928, and the signature of Allan Seaton, NI Artist and poet.. The boards are a little rubbed, spine professionally restored, internally there are a few traces of light fingering but an otherwise tight copy in fair/good condition. It is quite a scarce title. 75.00


16313. Walsh, Louis J.: "On My Keeping" and in Theirs. A Record of Experiences "on the run", in Derry Gaol, and in Ballykinlar Internment Camp.

Dublin: Talbot Press; London T. Fisher Unwin, 1921. xv+112 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Black-stamped blue boards, showing a little wear. No dw, but overall in good condition. A classic record of the times, including an account of the shooting of two internees by their guards. Walsh was a Draperstown solicitor. 50.00


12768. Waters, Ormonde D.P.: John Boyle O Reilly.

Armagh: Seanchas Ard Mhacha n.d. c.1988. pp.173-184, illustrated, card covers, an offprint from Seanchas Ard Mhacha. In very good condition. 10.00


13191. Wellington, The Duke of, editor: Civil Correspondence and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington, K.G. Ireland. 1807-1809.

London: John Murray 1860. xv+648 pp. Ireland from March 30th 1807, to April 12th 1809. This volume came from The Parliamentary Library of Northern Ireland, with a faded fore edge stamp, and a dark circle on the bottom of the spine where a library ref. no. has been. At some point it has been professionally rebound in an attractive dove grey cloth binding with new endpapers. Internally in a very tight, bright and clean condition. This Parliamentary library began in 1922. This was Vol. V, of a series of 15 volumes published between 1858 and 1871. Vols I-IV covered India and Vol V covered Ireland. (we have now only Vol III of the India set). On the spine the binder has placed the title India: Supplement to Wellington Despatches, which is incorrect. Titles in the series varied a little. These original editions do not seem to appear for sale very often. These letters are a fascinating record of events in Ireland during this period when Wellington was Chief Secretary. He was of course born in Ireland, and as Chief Secretary was considered firm but fair-minded, criticizing absentee landlords and prohibiting triumphalist processions. 95.00


3821. White, Henry: History of Great Britain and Ireland; with An Account of the Present State and Resources of the United Kingdom and its Colonies

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1849 iv + 492 + 36 pp, 18 x 10.5 cm, in worn calf. Folding map. 45.00


9393. Whyte, J.H: The Tenant League and Irish Politics in the eighteen-fifties.

Dundalk: Dundalgan Press (W.Tempest) Ltd for the Dublin Historical Association 1972. Irish History Series No 4. 25 pp. 20 x 14 cm. Green card covers, in very good condition. 5.00


12870. Williams, Jane, editor: Our Lives The Second World War and its Legacy in the Northwest and Causeway Regions.

Coleraine: Causeway Museum Service, 2006. 102 pp., 8 worksheets, and CD. 30 x 21 cm. The roles played by the people of the City of Derry, the Northwest and Causeway regions and the legacy of the war and life after the war. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. 20.00


12418. Wills, James: Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Irishmen from earliest times to the present period arranged in chronological order, and embodying a History of Ireland in the Lives of Irishmen.

Dublin: Macgregor, Poulson, and Company 1839-1847. 12 volumes complete, as issued, in two parts to a vol.. 496+454+472+472+476+478 pp. embellished by a series of highly finished portraits, selected from the most authentic sources, and engraved by eminent artists, all engraved plates present, hardback, in a sea-green cloth with blind stamped decoration to the front board and a decorative spine title gilt with a border of shamrocks and harp. Bearing the name and stamp of J. H. Purdon on ffep of most vols. These are all very tight bright copies, there is minor spotting to some of the engraved plates or tissue guards, and there is some minor difference to the tone of the cloth from being issued over the course of eight years. A handsome set. Individual copies turn up and we have two odds for sale but we rarely see a set as issued. 650.00


7943. Wills, James and Wills, Freeman.: The Irish Nation: Its History & its Biography.

Edinburgh, London, and Dublin, A. Fullarton & Co., 1871, 1873, 1875. Four volumes bound as three. Vol. I, v+684+328pp. Vol II, v. +pp.339-730+498. Vol III, pp. 499-730+viii+709. With 31 plates of which 5 are genealogical plates of the Fitzgeralds, Butlers, O'Neills and Fitzmaurices, the remainder being portraits. (All present.) Half leather, cloth covered beveled boards, all edges marbled (faded), banded spine in six compartments, original labels, some foxing to endpapers and prelims, a little light staining to first few pages vol III. Some professional restoration to spines. They are overall in very good condition, tight copies. Whilst there is historical narrative the cooks are biography focused, political, ecclesiastical, literary etc. 165.00


11082. Wilson, Ian: From Belfast Lough to D-Day.

Bangor: North Down Borough Council, 1994. 64 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Tells the story of Belfast Lough during the war years. Illustrated, in pictorial card covers. Price in Biro on title page, o/w good condition. 10.00


14730. Winchester, Simon: In Holy Terror Reporting the Ulster Troubles.

London: Faber and Faber, 1974. First edition. 256 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Guardian columnist remembers the early Troubles in Northern Ireland. Four maps. Gold-blocked red boards, in price-clipped and slightly shelf worn dw. 20.00


12684. Witherow, Thomas, DD: Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689 - The Story of Some Famous Battle-Fields in Ulster

Belfast: William Mullan & Son, 1873. First edition. xi+ 368pp, 19 x 13cm, recased in new brown boards with new endpapers and gilt spine title. Internally a little dusty and marked in places, owner's signature on title page, magazine cutting pasted on a blank page otherwise a fair-good, tight copy. 35.00


17105. Wood, Herbert, Albert E. Langman, and Margaret C. Griffith: Calendar of the Justiciary Rolls or Proceedings in the Court of the Justiciar of Ireland I to VII Years of Edward II.

Dublin: Stationery Office, c1956. Prepared under the direction of Herbert Wood and Albert E. Langman and revised by Margaret C. Griffith, of the Public Record Office. vii+406 pp. 26.5 x 18 cm. Goldblocked dark green patterned boards, embossed with harp and Celtic scrolling. In very good condition. No dw. The present volume covers the following Rolls: - 1. Roll for 1 and 2 Edward II. This was made up into four rolls, listed by the Record Commissioners as Plea Rolls nos. 84 (containing mm. 1-20), 85 (mm. 21-37), 86 (mm. 38-64) and 87 (mm. 65-79). The calendar, made by Herbert Wood, late Deputy Keeper, covers nos. 85 (mm. 29-36), 86 (mm. 45-50 and 52-65) and 87 (mm. 65-79). Mm. 1-20, which ran from 13 Oct. 1307, do not appear in the catalogue of Justiciary Rolls in the Deputy Keeper s 26th report, and do not seem to have reached the Public Record Office. 2. Roll for 2 Edward II. Record Commissioners list no. 90. Calendared by Albert E. Langman. 3. Roll for 3 to 7 Edward II. Record Commissioners list no. 108. Calendared by Albert E. Langman. M. 28 missing. The remaining calendars cover the following rolls: - Roll for 6 to 7 Edward II. Listed by the Record Commissioners among the Memoranda Rolls of the Exchequer (no. 23). The original roll is still in the Public Record Office. John Wogan, appointed on 18 Oct. 1295, was Justiciar from the beginning of the period covered in the present volume until April 1313. 50.00


17391. Woodburn, Rev. James Barkley: The Ulster Scot His History and Religion.

London: H.R.Allenson, Limited, 1915. First edition. 424pp. 20 x 13 cm. 5 full-page maps, of which 2 are coloured. Bibliography. Gold-blocked faded blue boards. Some light foxing. Ffep removed. A scarce title which appeared during the Home Rule Crisis and the outbreak of the Great War, and an important title in understanding the self-perception of this section of the population. 45.00


12699. Woodburn, Rev. James Barkley: The Ulster Scot His History and Religion.

London: H.R.Allenson, Limited, 1915. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 424pp. 20 x 13cm. 5 full-page maps, of which 2 are coloured. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards, faded. Some light foxing. Showing a little wear, but ortherwise good. A scarce title which appeared during the Home Rule Crisis and the outbreak of the Great War, and an important title in understanding the self-perception of this section of the population. 45.00


17193. Wright, Arnold: Disturbed Dublin The Story of the Great Strike of 1913-14 With a Description of the Industries of the Irish Capital.

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1914. xii+337 pp. 23 x 15 cm. Gold-blocked dark-green boards, with wo small black ink marks on the front board. The gilt titling on the spine is now faded, and the prelims and the title page show some light foxing. Bears the Inscription "Bridgeman" on the ffep, and the impressed address 48 North King Street, Dublin. Original copies of this title have become very scarce. 80.00


12848. Wright, Thomas: The History of Ireland from the Earliest Period of the Irish Annals, to the Present Time.

London: The London Printing and Publishing Company - Limited, 1854. Volumes 1 and 2 of three. vi +728 pp. and v + 663 pp. 28 x 19 cm. The frontispiece of volume 1 is a double-page steel-engraved map with outline hand-coloured, drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, and illustrated by J. Marchant, the illustrations of the map engraved by J. Rapkin. The volumes themselves are "Illustrated with beautiful steel engravings, from original drawings, executed expressly for this work, by H. Warren, Esq., President of The New water Colour Society, London." Volume 1 has eighteen engravings, and volume 2 has twelve. Volume 2 takes the history of Ireland up to 1798. Green half leather and marbled boards, with original red spine labels, blocked gold. Six-compartment spine, with blind and gold-blocked decoration. Volume 1 has a previous owner's signature on the tissue guarding the illustrated half title, and a note on the back of the map that Oliver Madden was born 7th February 1940. Volume 2 has had a name clipped from the top margin of the contents page, and both volumes have Samual Weir's signature and the date 7 February 1869 on the title page. Both volumes are tight and clean, with the leather in very good condition, and the marbled paper showing some shelf wear. A very handsome part set. 95.00


17439. Young, Robert M: Town Book of The Corporation of Belfast 1613 - 1816.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books, 2008. Facsimile of 1892 edition. xvi + 352 pp. 24 x 17.5 cm. 52 illustrations, including maps, and a folding bird's-eye view of the city in 1890. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a very good dw. 42.00

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