New York: Alexander V. Blake, 1841. Hardcover. The first half of the book is Mathew's memoir and the second half contains "The Evil Effects of Drunkenness Physiologically Explained" by P.H. Morris, M.D., Surgeon. Irish Catholic priest, Father Theobald Mathew (1790 - 1856), established the Cork Total Abstinence Society in 1838 and later travelled to America to promote temperance. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title "Father Mathew" to spine. Chipping to spine ends and minor wear to edges and corners of boards. Minor spots of foxing throughout. Dampstain to top edge of corners of all pages, does not effect text. 216 pages. IRE/082516. Very Good.
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1852. Hardcover. Ex-library from W. Wilson Moffat's English, French, and Italian Circulating Library, Edinburgh. According to his bookplate, Mr. Moffat was a bookseller, printer, and binder. His bookplate in the front of both volumes and the number 77 in ink on the front pastedown are the only evidence that this was part of a circulating library. Very good in original maroon cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and embossed decoration to spines and boards. Minor wear to edges of boards. Both bindings are slightly rolled. Clean interiors with only a few light smudge marks and notes in pencil on the rear free endpage of volume one. 310 pages in volume 1; 319 pages in volume 2. SCOT/061311 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1933. Hardcover. Signed by the author "With kind regards, T. Cuthbert Day" on the half title page. Includes 33 photographs by the author. Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Includes laid in newspaper clippings about the author's death and Arthur's Seat. Minor foxing and pencil marking to endpapers, else clean. In off-white dust jacket with green title to spine and front panels. Chipping to edges of jacket, foxing to rear panel, and rubbing to spine panel. Pencil marking to front flap of jacket. 75 pages plus frontis and 32 plates. SCOT/011817. Very Good / Very Good.
London and Glasgow: Blackie and Son Limited, undated prob. Early 20th c. Hardcover. Near fine in grey cloth with green embossing. Tipped in color lithograph. Illustrated by EW Haslehust. 12 full color lithos including the frontis. Front endpages are a map of the land discussed in the book. Scotland. SCOT/7122. Near Fine.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING. 8vo. In green cloth covered boards with silver title stamp to spine. In white illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black and green title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Interior clean and bright. Index, 340 pages. IRE/080206. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. Hardcover. A story set in Ireland. Both volumes are bound in dark green cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations to spines and front covers. Light rubbing to covers and minor wear to corners and spine ends. Bright gilt on covers, but slight darkening to gilt on spines. Personal library stamp to front free endpapers. Old price sticker has been removed from front free endpaper of first volume. Slight browning to margins of pages in both volumes. Illustrated with 8 ethcings and many line drawings within the text. 388 pages in volume one; 462 pages in volume two. LIT/102418. Very Good.
New York: Frederick A Stokes Company, circa 1900. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Heavy chipping to head of spine and minor damp staining to front cover. Pen inscription crossed out on front free endpaper. Many color illustrations. Clean and bright. A nice collection of historical stories. 428 pages. CHILD/040219. Very Good.
Limerick, Ireland: Mungret College, 1902-1907. Hardcover. The yearbook for Mungret College, a Jesuit school near Limerick, Ireland, which was open from 1882 through 194. It also served as a small secondary school with about 200 boarders. This collection includes several songs and/or articles in Gaelic; however, most of the text is in English. Photographic illustrations and articles about the school, town of Limerick, students, and staff are included. Each of the five included annual issues has about 70 pages. Bound in three quarter red leather over black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Both hinges are cracked and the boards are a bit loose, but remain attached. Writing in pen to front free endpaper, and occasional smudge marks to margins, but clean overall. One page is torn down the middle and half of the page (which had an illustration) is no longer present. An interesting look into the history of this small Irish school. Size: Quarto. EDU/061820. Good.
Aberystwyth, Wales: National Library of Wales, 1928. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 500 COPIES. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to spine. Minor foxing to margins and end pages. Text is clean and bright. 468 pages, appendix. Ireland. IRE/12299. Very Good.
New York: Kenmare Publications; D. & J. Sadlier & Co., (1872). Daniel O'Connell (1775 - 1847) was an Irish politician who campaigned for Catholic emancipation. Partially disbound. Front board and first signature are present but detached. Cloth spine panel is detached and no longer present. Bound in elaborate green cloth boards with red leather inlays featuring the portraits of Curran, Doyle, Burke, Grattan, and O'Connoll. Ex-library with stamp and number to front free endpaper. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Full edges gilt. Includes multiple full page engravings with tissue guards. An elaborate production with ornate initial letters, borders, head and tail pieces. Includes a chromolithograph title page and frontispiece. A large, thick book. An attractive book despite the noted damage. Worthy of a restoration. REL/062520.
Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, Ltd., 1962. Hardcover. Very good in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Minor bowing to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends and top right corner of front board. 222 pages. Scottish History. SCO609061. Very Good.
Dublin, New York and Toronto: Allen Figgis and McGraw-Hill, 1968. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Illustrations throughout. Light foxing to end pages. Illustrated dust jacket with white and gilt title to front and spine panels. Minor creasing and rubbing to edges of dust jacket. Index, 463 pages. Irish History. IRE/040312. Very Good / Very Good.
Glasgow: Francis Orr & Sons, (1856). Second Edition. Paperback. 16mo. Bound in light blue illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor chipping to spine ends and minor rubbing to wrappers. Previous owner's name and date to title page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout and fold-out map in fine condition. Pressed flower laid in. 99 pages + 17 pages of descriptive catalog of the painted glass windows in the cathedral. SCOT/101917. Very Good+.
Edinburgh: The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1936. Hardcover. Small 4to. Very good in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing and edgewear to exterior. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. Index, 468 pages. Scottish History. SCO209061. Very Good.
Edinburgh: The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1925. Hardcover. Small 4to. Very good in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor rubbing, bumping to corners and spine ends, and fading to spine. Minor foxing to end pages. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. Index, 318 pages. Scottish History. SCO409061. Very Good.
Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1933. Hardcover. Small 4to. Very good in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor rubbing, bumping to corners and spine ends, and fading to spine. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. Index, 405 pages. Scottish History. SCO109061. Very Good.