Ireland / Irish History

Redknap et al. Pattern and Purpose in Insular Art

by M. Redknap, N Edwards, S Youngs, A Lane and J Knight.

$ 45.00

M. Redknap, N Edwards, S Youngs, A Lane and J Knight. Pattern and Purpose in Insular Art. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Insular Art held at the National Museum & Gallery Cardiff 3-6 September 1998. Oxbow books 2001 Hardcover. Very Good Unused Quarto 284 pp, 20 color examples, black and white examples scattered throughout text.

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Kluge. Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles : Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Hiberno-Norse Coins

by Bernd Kluge

$ 45.00

Bernd Kluge. Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles : Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Hiberno-Norse Coins. Oxford University Press. 1987. Hard cover Like new. Navy cover with gold lettering. Quarto 180pp.

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John Hunt (1900-1976) Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture 1200-1600.

by John Hunt (1900-1976)

$ 200.00

John Hunt (1900-1976) Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture 1200-1600. Irish University Press 1974. 2 volumes. Hardcover in DJ. Very good/Very good Quarto Vol. I text and catalogue 550 pp. Vol. II Plates with 340 illus.

 

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Somerville and Ross. Further Experiences of an Irish RM.

by Somerville and Ross

$ 20.00

Somerville and Ross. Further Experiences of an Irish RM. Longman’s Green and Co. 1924. Green cloth hardcover with red lettering. Gold lettering on spine dulled. Sl wear. Octavo 315 pp

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Ireland. Old Irish Wisdom Attributed to Aldfrith of Northumbria.

by Colin A. Ireland.

$ 20.00

Colin A. Ireland. Old Irish Wisdom Attributed to Aldfrith of Northumbria. An edition of Briatha Flainn Fhina maic Ossu. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 1999. Hard cover in dj.  Red cloth with gold lettering with dust jacket. DJ/very good. Octavo. 244pp.

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Curtin. Tales of the Fairies and of the Ghost World collected from Oral Tradition in South-West Munster.

by Jeremiah Curtin

$ 200.00

Jeremiah Curtin. Tales of the Fairies and of the Ghost World collected from Oral Tradition in South-West Munster. Little Brown : Boston 1895 First American edition. Green cloth hardcover with gold lettering. Some flecking of the color on the cloth, gold gilt dulled. Sl wear to head and foot. S. bumping of the corners. Octavo 198 pp

“Curtin visited Ireland in 1871, 1872, 1887, 1891, and 1892-93; collected folklore in south-west Munster and other regions with the aid of interpreters; visited the Aran Islands; issued Myths and Folklore of Ireland (1890; reps. 1911; 1975), among the first accurate collections of folk material, and an important source for W. B. Yeats (viz., “Cuchulain’s Fight with the Sea”); also Hero Tales of Ireland (1894) and Tales of the Fairies and Ghost World (1895); he proudly possessed a note from Gladstone applauding his work on Irish mythology.” Ricorso – A Knowledge of Irish Literature.

“The volume before us comprises, of course, many variants of tales already well known, while others appear to be quite new. All are told with freshness; and most of them illustrate with striking force Mr. Curtin’s statement that the beliefs to which they relate ” are among the main articles of faith for a good number of the old people” still living. Scattered up and down are interesting observations on the practices of the peasantry, those on funeral customs and the superstitions attaching to the clothes of the dead being specially worth study.” Folklore Vol 6 1895

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King. The State of the Protestants of Ireland (1633-1701)

by King, William (1650-1729)

$ 275.00

King, William (1650-1729). The State of the Protestants of Ireland (1633-1701)
Dublin: Powell 1733 Rebound in modern leather with marbled boards. Good Octavo 270 +124 pp appendix.

This volume came out originally in 1691 and lists the names of the military units, chancery courts and other civil officials. King was best known for De Origine Mali

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MacNeil and Gerard Murphy, edit. Duanaire Finn. The Book of the Lays of Fionn

by Eoin MacNeil and Gerard Murphy, edit

$ 150.00

Eoin MacNeil and Gerard Murphy, edit. Duanaire Finn. The Book of the Lays of Fionn. Irish Texts Society 1948, 1933, 1953. Three volumes Differing years. Green cloth with gold lettering. Previous owner signature. Some notations and underlining in pencil. Sl wear. Octavo 208, 409, 451 pp Part1 Vol VII , Part II Vol XXVIII, Part 3 Vol. XLIII

 

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Leahy. Heroic Romances of Ireland

by A.H. Leahy

$ 200.00

A.H. Leahy. Heroic Romances of Ireland 2 vols David Nutt : London 1905 Half leather with textured boards (Irish binding?) Sl wear. S. foxing. octavo 197 pp 161 pp

Contents include : The Courtship of Etain, Mac Datho’s Boar, at The Sick-Bed of Cuchulain, The Exile of Sons of Usnach, The Combat at the Ford. Vol II The Preludes to the Raid of Cualgne, Tain Bo Fraich, The Raid for Dartaid’s Cattle, The Raid for the Cattle of Regamon, The Driving of the Cattle of Flidais, The Apparation of the Great Queen to Cuchulain. Text in Gaelic and interlinear translation of Leabhar na H-uidhri. Translations of books from the Ulster cycle.

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Hennessy and MacCarthy, edit. Annals of Ulster. Otherwise Annals of Sennat

by Hennessy, William M, and B. MacCarthy, edit.

$ 800.00

Hennessy, William M, and B. MacCarthy, edit. Annals of Ulster. Otherwise Annals of Senat; A Chronicle of Irish Affairs from A.D.431, to A.D. 1540. Alexander Thom :Dublin 1887-1901. 4 vols. Hardcover. Professionally rebound with brown cloth spine and gilt lettering and green cloth boards. Ex-lib, raised or stamped library markings on a few pages other discreetly removed. Octavo 599, 565, 637, 438 pp Vol 1 Deals with period A.D. 431 – 1056, Volume 2 A.D. 1057 – 1131 & 1155 – 1378, Volume 3 A.D. 1379 – 1541, Volume 4 Introduction and Index. In Gaelic and English. Folding plates.

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