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1 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
2 Beckett, Ian F.W., editor. THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, first edition. 
456 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370307380 "The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military his tory. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish H o m e R u l e ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chie f o f th e I mp er ia l General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt-General Sir John Spencer Ewart. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasion s in mo der n ti mes wh en th e army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peacetime....The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emp hasi si ng the wide r i mpa ct of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone unremarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is ill u str ated , and th e a ccep ted v ersi on o f events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that A sq uith 's as suming the off ice o f Secr etary of S tate for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to th e out break of the Great War. (Thi s book) throw s impo rtant new light both on British militay history and the ever present Irish 'problem'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny stain on fron t hi nge, b ump to top of spine and r ear hin ge area, two ti ny ligh t marks on rear board, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small color surface paper loss (scuff) with tiny perforation and heavy creasing at top of rear hi nge/s pine ar ea - mi nor edge wrinkl ing els ewhere, minor rub bing. V ery Good -/Very Good- 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK:  THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES., Birmingham, Kevin.  (James Joyce.)
3 Birmingham, Kevin. (James Joyce.) THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES.
New York Penguin 2014 1594203369 / 9781594203367 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
417 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce's big blue book, 'Ulysses', ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of 'Ulysses' was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom's day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as 'obscene, lewd, and lascivious'. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. (This book) tells the remarkable story surrounding 'Ulysses', from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933." Several soft wrinkles/indentations on free front endpaper - migrate slightly into two other pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very tiny tear at bottom of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Brands, Henry F. COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK TO HALLMARKS ON GOLD AND SILVER PLATE.
Key Books, n.p., 1971. 
135 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: How to read "Hall Marks"; The Process of Assaying; Articles exempt from Assay; Chronological Table; Table of Marks; London; Provincial Assay Offices; Barnstaple, Birmingham; Bristol; Ches ter; Exeter; Hull; Lincoln; Newcastle; Norwich; Sheffield; York; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Scottish Provincial Marks; Dublin; Irish Provincial Marks; Jubilee and Coronation Marks; Summary of Town Marks; Dates of Accession of the Sovereigns; Table s o f D a t e Letters; Index. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, hinge creases, minor glue residue and tiny scratches on rear cover, very small s ti c ke r r es id ue m ark and tiny scratches on front cover, light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837., Calladine, George.  Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar.
5 Calladine, George. Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar. THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837.
Eden Fisher, London, 1922, first edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. George Calladine was born in 1793 and lived to be 83 years old. His wife predeceased him by thirty years and of his 13 children, only one outlived him. In 1810, he enlisted in the Derbyshire Militia and embarked on a military life that saw him posted to Ceylon and Ireland. His diary gives details of a soldier's life, the military and the social aspects, promotions, postings, famil y i n c i d e n t s, travels, observations of unfamiliar customs and wildlife, marches and engagements. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages and endpapers, light bro wn i ng t o ed ge s of t extblock, a very light scuff and two small very light stains on top of textblock, light edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, small chip/rub through cloth on rear spine edge, minor rubbing t o c lo th, a fe w s mal l fai nt liquid splash marks on spine. VG 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
6 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690., Ellis, Peter Berresford.
7 Ellis, Peter Berresford. THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. "In the year 1690 Ireland was the pivot of the European crisis. Louis XIV had sent over the deposed king James II with French money, troops and generals in order to secure Irelan d and eventually England as allies. William III, together with other members of the League of Augsburg, sought to prevent a Jacobite restoration in England and the consequent domination of Europe by France. On 1 July 1690, the decisive da y o f t h e battle of the Boyne, the presence of troops from the continent on both sides of the river emphasized the international issues at stake. But the battle was fought for other reasons which are still remembered today. The Cromwellian la nd o wn er s a nd t h e English and Scottish Protestants in Ulster wanted to defend their property and power; the Old English Catholics and the native Irish fought to regain their confiscated lands and to drive out the alien English conquerors. H ow fa r, in fa ct, di d W il liam and James represent these respective interests and what happened after such bitter fighting? Peter Berresford Ellis describes the movements of both armies prior to the battle and the scene of the battlefield itsel f. Wi th his ch arac teri stic im partiality he assesses the personalities and strategy of the various leaders - the Earl of Tyrconnell, the young Duke of Berwick and Patrick Sarsfield on the Jacobite side and the old Duke of Shomberg, the Count of Solm s-B raun fels and Gusta vus H amil ton on the Williamite side. For it was the foresight, skills or mistakes of such men which were to determine the outcome of the battle. Vivid eye-witness accounts of soldiers captured in both camps add f eel ing t o th is st ory o f hat red, h ope an d cou rage which captured the imagination of the generations to come. But the author does not merely ascertain the military significance of William's victory. He outlines the consequences of Williamit e ru le for both Catho lics a nd Pro testant s alike , in b oth Ulster and the South, and in so doing destroys - in surprising ways - some of the myths surrounding the battle of the Boyne." Slight cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, lig ht br ownign to for e-edge of text block, small bu mp at bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling and edge browning, light rubbing, light to moderate browning on rear panel, slight delamination at top ed ge of rear pa nel. V ery Goo d-/Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
8 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
"OUR YOUNG SOLDIER":  LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
9 Fryer, Mary Beacock. "OUR YOUNG SOLDIER": LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812.
Toronto Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1996. 1996 1550022709 / 9781550022704 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
189 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. Letters written by his mother, sisters, and himself reveal his childhood at Eton. At sixteen, he was an ensign in the 27th Inniskilling Regiment. From the beginning of his military career, he kept journals and wrote many letters preserved by the family. His service began in Ireland and ended under Wellington - he died leading a storming party in the Trinidad breach of Badajoz, Spain, a thoroughly bloody, costly battle in the Peninsular war. The army lost a talented young officer. As a warrior, Francis possessed the qualities that had carried his father from ensign to lieutant general. Letters and journals disclose a soldier who was also an intelligent, loving human being. Of special interest are Francis' associates who spent time in Canada - the Duke of Richmond, Edward Littlehales, James Kempt, and Julia Somerville (more than a friend?) who became Mrs. Franics Bond Head four years after young Simcoe's death." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"OUR YOUNG SOLDIER":  LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
10 Fryer, Mary Beacock. "OUR YOUNG SOLDIER": LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIMCOE, 6 JUNE 1791 - 6 APRIL 1812.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1996 1550022709 / 9781550022704 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
189 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. Letters written by his mother, sisters, and himself reveal his childhood at Eton. At sixteen, he was an ensign in the 27th Inniskilling Regiment. From the beginning of his military career, he kept journals and wrote many letters preserved by the family. His service began in Ireland and ended under Wellington - he died leading a storming party in the Trinidad breach of Badajoz, Spain, a thoroughly bloody, costly battle in the Peninsular war. The army lost a talented young officer. As a warrior, Francis possessed the qualities that had carried his father from ensign to lieutant general. Letters and journals disclose a soldier who was also an intelligent, loving human being. Of special interest are Francis' associates who spent time in Canada - the Duke of Richmond, Edward Littlehales, James Kempt, and Julia Somerville (more than a friend?) who became Mrs. Franics Bond Head four years after young Simcoe's death." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DUBLIN OLD AND NEW., Gwynn, Stephen.
11 Gwynn, Stephen. DUBLIN OLD AND NEW.
George G. Harrap, London, n.d. (inscription dated 1939). Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 
239 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), gray cloth with gold lettering on spine. B&w illustrations, fold-out map 'Dublin and Suburbs' at rear. Contents: Dublin Old and New; From Medieval to Modern; Central Dublin; The North Side; Dublin Moves Southwards; Leinster House and Dail Eireann; Dublin Society; The Universities; The Castle and the Cathedrals; Dublin's Pleasure Grounds; The Museums; Dublin Bay and the Liffey; The Slums, the Hospitals and the Sweep. Interior - gift inscription on free front endpaper, light browning to pages, small closed tear at top of page viii - archivally taped, small corner crease on map, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - small light stain on bottom of textblock, browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear to boards, very light discoloration on boards and spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578.  TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY.  THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR., Izon, John.  (Sir Thomas Stucley.)
12 Izon, John. (Sir Thomas Stucley.) SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578. TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY. THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR.
Andrew Melrose, London, (1956), Ist edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" h), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "Sir Thomas Stucley was a rogue of the first order. Alleged to be the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, he persuaded Elizabeth to allow him to join an expedition to Florida. He n ever arrived. Instead, he stole the supplies and befriended the rebel Shane O'Neill in Ireland. This was only the first of many incidents in an adventurous career, in which he figured in almost every kind of treachery and desperate exploit. Stucley lived - and died - furiously. The story of his life is packed with adventure, intrigue - and humour. He was killed on a Morcoccan battlefield, having joined the Portuguese King's Crusade in North Africa." Small crease at bottom corner of pages up to page 22, slight 3" split to inside rear hinge paper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor dis-coloration to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several chips and tears - some taped on inside, small area of surface paper loss on front panel and on spine, light to moderate rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel and spine edges. VG/Fair 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
13 Jack, Donald THAT'S ME IN THE MIDDLE. THE ADVENTURES OF BARTHOLOMEW BANDY. VOLUME TWO. (VOL. 2)
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1973 0385049013 / 9780385049016 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
300 pp, 8 3/8" H. "Here are the further misadventures of Bartholomew Bandy, World War I Ace extraordinaire introduced in 'Three Cheers for Me'. Bandy is once again lending his peculiar talents to the war effort. Fate has smiled (perhaps leered) on him and he is now a Lt. Colonel and liaison officer in London for the Secretary of State for Air. Most of Bandy's liaisons leave something to be desired. A penniless Bolshevik spy bullies him into buying a gaudy painting by an upstart named Matisse, a buxom widow makes forward advances at him under his fiancee's nose, and he's almost lynched when the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, picks him to make a speech denouncing the British Chief of Staff. Instead he's sent off to the trenches of France - to join a freewheeling bicycle brigade with unorthodox methods of killing Germans and staying in high spirits. Bandy is also subjected to a number of other horrors: an evening in a Dublin pub with a band of Irish rebels, a fox-hunt where, under Bandy's inspired directions, the hounds end up in his host's house, an unforgettable honeymoon in a Scottish castle, and an English country fair that could have been directed by Mack Sennett." Previous owner's embossed stamp mark on free front endpaper, tiny dint on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, light browning to top and for-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light edge browning - mainly on inside edge, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, minor fading to spine color, two tiny closed perforations on front hinge, a few tiny stains on inside bottom edge of rear panel, two tiny scuffs on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF GUELPH, 1827-1927., Johnson, Leo A.
14 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF GUELPH, 1827-1927.
Guelph, Ontario Guelph Historical Society 1977 096905940X / 9780969059400 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
389 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; John Galt's Grand Design; Galt's Departure and Aftermath; Local Government and Politics; Roads and Toll Gates; Establishment of Churches; Early Schools and Social Institutions; The Coming of the Railroads; Guelph Achives Town Status; Industrial Expansion, 1847-1870; Religion and Education; Guelph becomes a City; Public Utilities, A Municipal First; Economic and Social Problems; Notes; Appendices; Index. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some areas of light wrinkling at top edge, light fading to spine colour, a few very tiny scuffs. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
JAMES JOYCE'S DUBLINERS.  AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION WITH ANNOTATIONS., Joyce, James.  With annotations by John Wyse Jackson & Bernard McGinley.
15 Joyce, James. With annotations by John Wyse Jackson & Bernard McGinley. JAMES JOYCE'S DUBLINERS. AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION WITH ANNOTATIONS.
St Martin's, New York, 1993, first U.S. illustrated/annotated edition. 
200 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312097905 B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "James Joyce's collection of short stories, 'Dubliners', is the first of his four masterpieces. Gaslit, turn-of-the-century Dublin is the setting of these fifteen explorations of human behaviour. The stories, which end with the brilliantly elegiac 'The Dead', are both simple and complex. Linked by theme, detail, character and place, together they form a timeless circular novel. There is something more. Behind everything Joyce wrote lay a shadowy world - Dublin's customs, gossip, music, misery, its jokes and idioms, its sins and its social nuances. It was a world that had a unique physical, mental and literary landscape - one now almost forgotten. Here, in words and pictures, side by side with a new and carefully edited version of the work, this lost aspect of 'Dubliners' is magnificently restored to view. Desire, dishonesty, politics, religion, humour and even m urder inform the stories. Overlooked ironies and unrecorded crises are rediscovered in these pages, in an edition which seeks, as far as possible, to establish a text which reflects Joyce's intentions. The notes and illustrations illuminate Joyce ' s Dublin from the inside, helping to make the city as familiar to the modern reader as it was to the author's contemporaries. The book is, in short, a lavish exploration and celebration of the first full-scale work of the century's greatest novel is t and of the city he hated and loved." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
PETERBOROUGH'S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE:  A LISTING OF EXISTING STRUCTURES ERECTED PRIOR TO 1890 IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY THE OTONABEE RIVER, PARKHILL ROAD, PARK STREET AND TOWNSEND STREET., Kidd, Martha Ann.
16 Kidd, Martha Ann. PETERBOROUGH'S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE: A LISTING OF EXISTING STRUCTURES ERECTED PRIOR TO 1890 IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY THE OTONABEE RIVER, PARKHILL ROAD, PARK STREET AND TOWNSEND STREET.
(Peterborough, Ontario) Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee 1979 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
176 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Antrim Street; Aylmer Street; Bethune Street; Brock Street; Charlotte Street; College Street; Dalhouse Street; Dickson Street; Division Street; Donegal Street; Downie Street; Dublin Street; Edinburgh Street; Elcombe Crescent; George Street; Gilchrist Street; Harvey Street; Hunter Street; King Street; London Street; McDonnel Street; Murray Street; Park Street; Parkhill Road; Queen Street; Reid Street; Rubidge Street; Sherbrooke Street; Sheridan Street; Simcoe Street; Stewart Street; Union Street; Water Street; Waterford Street; Wolfe Street. Interior - very small stain on verso of contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soiling at top corner of textblock, minor edge wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
IRISH FOLK MEDICINE., Logan, Patrick.
17 Logan, Patrick. IRISH FOLK MEDICINE.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817676 / 9780862817671 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine 
180 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Related bookmark laid in. "Folk medicine was long practised in Ireland and has not completely died out. In many ways it has blended into the New Age interest in natural and non-invasive treatments and holistic medicine. The great mass of the population had no access to a doctor: the local wise woman or bonesetter was the only hope. But folk medicine, particularly before the rise of medical science in the nineteenth century, was always a curious blend of common-sense and nonsense. Practical observation, and natural cures, went hand in hand with useless and often dangerous remedies. To cure a child of dropsy by tying it up in a rope used to hang an innocent man was not likely to help. Whooping cough was not driven away by medicine made from sheep droppings boiled in milk. Dr Patrick Logan traces a comprehensive range of country cures, both for people and animals, practised in Ireland throughout the centuries. Some go back to early or pre-Christian times and beliefs. Others are much more recent and often perpetuate practices discarded by orthodox medicine. The entire book is a striking testimony to human ingenuity, optimism and endurance." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939.  THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978., Lyons, F.S.L.
18 Lyons, F.S.L. CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939. THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1979 0192224931 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Irish history has traditionally been interpreted primarily in political terms as the struggle of an emerging nation to shake itself free of seven hundred years of English domination. The events of the last decade in Northern Ireland have led many people to realise that the reality is more complex, but this has left them if anything more confused than they were before. The purpose of this book is to trace concisely the outline of four conflicting cultures which co-exist in Ireland north and south. To bring their conflict to a focus they have been examined mainly within a narrow historical framework, the period 1890-1939 (defined by the two symbolic dates of the fall of Parnell and the death of Yeats), though there are some necessary excursions into a remoter past, especially in relation to Ireland. The underlying theme of the book is that no political solution has been or will be successful without a proper understanding of the intricacies of this interlocking pattern of cultures - Gaelic, English, Anglo-Irish, Ulster Protestant. The book is in essence an attempt to provide the historical basis for such an understanding." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, a previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, very light liquid stain in top margin of page 19, minor edge wear, small corner bump, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear - small surface paper loss at bottom of flap-folds, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 1" closed knife cut on front panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE:  AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION.  (ENCYCLOPEDIA), O hOgain, Daithi, Dr.
19 O hOgain, Daithi, Dr. MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION. (ENCYCLOPEDIA)
New York Prentice Hall 1991 0132759594 / 9780132759595 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
453 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w illustrations. "In (this book), Daithi O hOgain examines the folk tradition of Ireland and so opens a special window to the Irish - from the misty legends of the Tuatha de Danann , the martial glory of the Irish epics, to the gentler realms of the island's saints and scholars. (It) is the first standard reference book ever compiled combining the related fields of (Irish) folklore, myth, legend and romance literature in one volume. This substantial work covers in alphabetical order all of the stories concerning the characters in the narrative history of the selected tradition. It incorporates the mythological, Ulster, Fianna, and Kings cycles as well as the hagiography, folk tales, and customs of Ireland. (Provides) a full list of sources given in abbreviated form as an adjunct to each entry which refer to a complete bibliography forming a separate part of the volume. Several indexes are employed as well as a short introduction to Gaelic and a pronunciation guide." Tiny shallow dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS:  THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND., O'Brien, Grania R.
20 O'Brien, Grania R. THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS: THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND.
Whitegate, County Clare Ballinakella Press 1991 0946538034 / 9780946538034 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
259 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, drawings, family trees, reproductions. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "With best wishes for happy reading from the author Grania R. O'Brien 1991". "(The author) is the younger daughter of the 16th Baron Inchiquin. She was brought up at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, the O'Brien family home until it was sold in 1962. Using much previously unpublished material for this publication, she has researched in the Irish Record Offices; the National Library; Trinity College, Dublin; the Clare Champion; the Northern Ireland and London Public Record Offices as well as using other sources." Contents: List of Illustrations; Introduction and acknowledgements; Dromoland - The House Itself; Donat (Sir Donough) O'Brien moves to Dromoland; Lucius O'Brien and the Keightleys; Sir Edward O'Brien - Racing Days; Sir Lucius O'Brien and Ann French; Politics, Building and Famine; The Trial of William Smith O'Brien; Problems with Louisa, Lady Inchiquin; The End of the Nineteenth Century; Troubled Times; The Family Departs; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. Book is lightly cocked, small bump at bottom of spine, two very small bumps on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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