"Collect Ireland"

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1. The Joy of Collecting Antiques & Collectables in Ireland by Helen Coburn. Wolfhound Press (1992).
A guide to collecting furniture, paintings, silver, books, coins, and other antiques in Ireland. Reviews the history of each category, pointing out how to identify real finds and avoid mistakes. More for the amateur collector than for the professional dealer.
Hardback in good condition in good dustwrapper. 200 pages with many colour and b/w illustrations. €3
2. Antiques Road Show: A-Z of Antiques Hunting by Huon Mallalieu; Hugh Scully and David Battie. Pub.Boxtree (1996)
The presenters of television's "Antiques Roadshow" offer an encyclopaedia of information together with tips on searching for all kinds of antiques. What kinds to collect, how to identify them, where to buy them and how to value them. 1st edition. Hardback, 328 pages, colour illustrations €6.

3. The Antique Collectors Club Guide to Antique Shops of Britain 2006-2007
Detailed guide to the Antique shops of Britain including the Channel Islands, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.
Hardback, 603 pages, illustrated. First Edition.€4
4. Book Collector Magazine (2 issues)
Aug.2003 No.233 - A5 magazine, 146 pages. Special feature on collecting Thomas Hardy.
Aug.2001 No.209 - A5 magazine, 161 pages. Lewis Carroll and P.G.Wodehouse.
Both in excellent condition.€5 the pair

5. Book Collector Magazine (2 Issues)
October 2001 No.211 - A5 magazine. 162 pages. Special feature on Sir Winston Churchill.
June 2001 No.207 - A5 magazine. 162 pages. Special feature on A.A. Milne.
Both in excellent condition.€5 the pair
6. The Stamp Collectors Almanac by Michael Furnell. Pub.Bloomsbury Books (1992)
Hardcover, 144 pages, illustrated. VG Condition in good dustwrapper. An indispensable handbook for all with an interest in stamp collecting.€3

7. Shanahan's Stamp Auction 1959 Catalogues (x 2)
Dr.Paul Singer and the Shanahan Stamp Auction scandal rocked the Irish Establishment back in 1959 and cost thousands of people their life savings.
Essentially a pyramid scheme it worked a treat for some years before a mysterious robbery brought the whole edifice crashing down.
Singer was selling more than stamps, he was selling a lifestyle of riches that everybody aspires to - the sale titles on the catalogues tell you all you need to know.
The extremely rare, profusely illustrated catalogues are in excellent condition and will only increase in value. Only the outer paper covers are rippled; the contents are heavy gloss paper.€50
Want to know more - check out this RTE Scannal video which explains the fascinating story: youtu.be/zdDFb-phtxY

8. Official Catalogue for the Irish National Stamp Exhibition - December 6-9, 1972.
Published by STAMPA '72 Committee - Edited by Ian Whyte. 58 pp plus card cover, (8.5 inches high x 5.5" wide), profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photographs. In fine condition.€10
9. A Picture of Percy French by Alan Tongue. Pub.Greystone Books (1990).
An illustrated life of the Irish songwriter, entertainer, poet, and painter.
Hardcover, 99 pages, large format (13" x 9.5") worn dustwrapper - nice clean interior, with tiny sticker with previous owner's name and address.€10

10. The Forgotten Irish Artist: William Docherty Weir (1863-1903).
Pub.2003 by The Cleft Gallery, Donaghadee, Co.Down. Brand new hardback, 30 pages (27 full colour illustrations) + bio.SOLD
11. Telephone Boxes by Gavin Stamp. Pub: Chatto & Windus (1989).
One of a series of guides on the British street which looks at ordinary familiar items, in this case, telephone boxes. A history of its development as well as advice on what to look for and where.
Softcover, 106 pages (9" x 8"), illustrated with b/w and colour photographs. In very good condition.€7

12. The Island Book of Records Vol.3. A catalogue of Vinyl Records (LPs) from long, long ago – well circa 1973 – just before the music died! Lots of interesting album covers featured and details of tracks. The sort of publication that music lovers drooled over before the coming of the internet. In fair condition but the staples are starting to rust.€4 13. The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia by Pauline Cockrill. Pub.Dorling Kindersley (2001).
After 200 years, the teddy bear is still very much in vogue. Details are are provided of over 500 teddy bears from around the world, including the rare, the classic and the modern.
Soft cover, 510 pages, (6.5" x 5.5"), hundreds of full colour photographs, in great condition.SOLD.

14.1 Four British Guidebooks from the 1960s.€8 14.2 Brief Guide to North Wales, 48 pages plus cover (has suffered water damage at some stage but is a good working copy; Exmoor Country, 44 pages plus cover, illustrated; Cotswold Country, 44 pages plus cover and Chagford, 84 pages plus cover and folding map.

15. Official York Guide (1965)
A5 size, 112 pages with colour and b+w illustrations, maps etc. Nice clean copy.€4
16. Stirling & Torbay Guidebooks - 1970's tourist guides.€3

17. Dunoon and District Guide - 1960s (?) guidebook, slightly smaller than A5 size, 64pp, illustrated with b+w photographs. In pristine condition.€3 18. Ward Lock's Guide to the Isle of Man. Ninth Edition (1950).
Includes towns, mountains, glens, waterfalls, legends, romantic associations, and history: how to reach the island, routes, distances, railways, steamboats, fares, hotel and other accommodation.
Red stiff board covers with rounded corners. 144 pages + 12 of period advertising. Illustrated with b/w. photos plus three fold-out colour maps. Very good condition.€8

19. Ward Lock's Guide to the Isle of Man. Seventh Edition (1925/26).
Includes towns, mountains, glens, waterfalls, legends, romantic associations, and history: how to reach the island, routes, distances, railways, steamboats, fares, hotel and other accommodation.
Red stiff board covers with rounded corners. 160 pages + 50 of period advertising. Illustrated with b/w. photos plus three fold-out maps. Very good condition but slight damage to last two pages of advertising.€8
20. CUBA Handbook. Pub.Footprint Handbooks 5th edition (2010)
Take a trip to a tropical paradise and discover Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean. Rich in history and culture; its revolutionary tales washed down with the infamous rum, cigars and salsa, Cuba has something for everyone.
Hardback in good condition.€2

21. Walking Dublin: Twenty-Four Original Walks in and Around Dublin by Pat Liddy. Pub.New Holland Publishing (2004).
The popular areas of Grafton Street, Temple Bar, Trinity College and the Halfpenny Bridge are all included, but the walks cover much more than the city's justifiably famous areas.
Softback, 176 pages, illustrated and in excellent condition.€5
22. Dublin For Free by Mary Peplow & Debra Shipley. Pub.Harper Collins (1987).
Savour Ireland's Great Capital without paying. Paperback 176 pages. Mint condition but page browning due to age.€2

23. Exploring Maynooth. Pub.Maynooth Local History & Civic Forum (2000)
Five Self-Guide Historical Walks.
A5, ringbound, 40pp on glossy paper with laminated covers. Illustrated with maps and drawings.
Excellent condition.€4
24. The Hidden Ireland (1998)
Historic country house hotels, town houses, and manor house hotels.
39 properties featured - each including a coloured photograph.
Size: 8.5" x 4". In very good condition.SOLD

25. Irish Museums & Heritage Centres by Hugh Oram. Appletree Press
This pocket-sized guide offers a detailed and practical introduction to all the main museums in Ireland, as well as the many smaller, but equally fascinating, heritage centres dotted throughout the country. Paperback, 96 pages, in good condition.€3
26. Plan of Killarney Town. Pub.Phoenix Maps (OSI) in 1989.
1895 town plan of Killarney reprint and no longer available.
Large scale 23 inches to the mile. Ideal for framing. Also very useful to researchers.€6

27. Bartholomew's Quarter Inch Maps of Ireland
1950's Bartholomew's Quarter Inch Maps of Ireland - Sheet 1 - Antrim and Donegal; Sheet 2 - Dublin and Roscommon; Sheet 3 - Wexford and Tipperary; Sheet 5 - Galway & Mayo.
In good condition and appear little used. NOT canvas backed so a small amount of splitting on a few folds.€20

28. The New Shell Guide to England (1981) - Edited by John Hadfield.
An excellent guide to England. Essays by recognized authorities on the 11 regions into which the country is divided. Over 2300 gazetteer entries.
Clean, good binding. 864 pages. Illustrated with 32 colour plates and over 200 black and white photos.€4

29. The Irish Sketch Book and Notes of A Journey From Cornhill To Grand Cairo by William M Thackeray. Pub.by Smith, Elder & Co. (1869)
Long before Tripadvisor and the Lonely Planet there was William Thackerary and his no-holds-barred travelogues - first published in 1843.Hardcover, 514 pages, full leather, olive with gilt spine. Good condition but with some foxing to front and rear endpapers.€25
30. Between the Mountains and the Sea by Peter Pearson. Pub.The O'Brien Press (1999 edition)
Hardback, in good dustwrapper. 381 pages, illustrated with over 700 photographs, old prints, maps, etchings. Title page has a neat gift dedication - NOT by the author.€8

31. The Martello Towers of Ireland by Victor J Enoch. Published by the author and printed by Jarrold's, Norwich.
A short survey of the thirty-nine Martello Towers still standing in Ireland.
Pocket size, 32 pages plus card cover illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. An ex.library book with stamp and label damage inside front cover. Scarce.€8
32. The Gate Lodges of Leinster: A Gazetteer by J.A.K.Dean. Pub.Wordwell (2016).
Soft cover - as New. Large format (11" x 8"). First Edition, 457 pages. Includes 4,285 gate lodges in the twelve counties of Leinster, with illustrations of more than 1,500, plus some previously unpublished architects' original drawings'. SCARCE€30

33. Irish Houses by M J McDermott.
Covers houses from the earliest period of inhabitation in Ireland to the mid-1970's. Many well reproduced colour-wash illustrations.
Soft cover. Good read condition. Terry Myler (illustrator). No.60 in the Folens Irish Environmental Library Series.€5
34. Lightships off the Essex Coast and the story of LV18 by David Cleveland. (2012)
A brief look at the history of lightships off the Essex and Suffolk coast, and the story of LV18, the restored light vessel moored at Ha’penny Pier, Harwich, and now open for visitors.
Stapled booklet, 48 pages, with many illustrations (38 b/w, 6 colour) - New condition.€6

35. Lighthouses, Lightships and Buoys by E G Jerrome. Pub.Blackwell Publishers (1966)
Blackwell's Learning Library No. 31. 62 pages. Children's factual book. 4 colour illustrations, line drawings in b/w.
Hardcover. Good condition but minus dust jacket. Inside clean and bright, binding firm.€4
36. Blackrock College 1860 – 1995 by Fr.Séan Farragher and Annraoi Wyer. Pub.Paraclete Press (1995).
A pictorial history of Blackrock College containing over thirteen hundred photographs and extracts from the College archives and illustrating the life and development of the College through the years. Signed copy. Hardback, 554 pages. Slight crease to front of dustwrapper - see picture. Otherwise in good, clean condition.€10

37. The Origin of Tongues by Nick Thom.
By the application of logic (and a little simple maths) Nick Thom demonstrates that the history of today's languages can be traced back in time and space over many thousands of years, throwing light on issues such as the root of Basque speech, the origins of Chinese culture, even the peopling of the Americas.
Large format paperback, 292 pages and in mint, unread condition.€2
38. Starting And Running A Bookshop by Malcolm Breckman. Malcolm Stewart Books(1988)
The Booksellers Association’s Guide to Starting and Running a Bookshop – an introduction to bookselling practice and organisation.
256 pages. Hardcover. Good condition.€4

39. G.97. The Wrights of Finnard by Norman P. McClelland (2004)
The genealogical re-tracing of an Irish-Scottish family from the mid-19th century to the publication date. Includes a fold-out plate, with genealogical chart and maps.
Hardcover, 414 pages with good dustwrapper. Illustrated with numerous photographs.€10
40. Scandal & Betrayal by John Cafferky & Kevin Hannafin. Pub.Collins Press (2002).
When Edward VII visited Ireland in July 1907 the Irish Crown Jewels were discovered missing from Dublin Castle. This began a web of political intrigue, scandal and tragedy at the highest level of Irish society. Investigation by Scotland Yard suggested that the theft was an inside job...
Large format paperback, 319 pages, in unread condition.SOLD

41. Memoirs of a Royal Detective by Herbert T Fitch. Pub.Hurst & Blackett (1936)
2nd edition. Hardback, 286 pages with 22 illustrations; faded purple boards, edgewear, corner knocks, and worn dustwrapper but within a nice clean interior.
An externally rather shabby looking copy of a rare work.€5
42. The Black and Tans by Richard Bennett (1995)
"Sent to Ireland in 1920 by Lloyd George's Coalition Cabinet, the Black and Tans acquired a fearsome reputation in their task of suppressing the IRA and only succeeded in uniting Irish and British public opinion against the government.
Hardback. Good Condition. 228 pages with b/w photos.SOLD

43. Fortress Arklow: The Battle for Arklow Bridge (Saturday 9th June 1798) by Christopher Power.
Probably the most pivotal battle of the 1798 rebellion when Crown forces turned back the insurgents in their northwards rush towards the capital.
Softback, A5 size, 114 pages plus cover. Illustrated with colour and b/w photoraphs. Very good condition signed copy.SOLD
44. Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre (1975)
The book details events during the last year of the British Raj, from 1947 to 1948, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last Viceroy of British India, and ending with the death and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.
Hardback, 500 pages, illustrated. Generally very good condition with slight chipping to rear of dustwrapper.€4

45. G.96. Stalker by John Stalker. Pub.Harrap (1988)
John Stalker was the former deputy Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester police force who, in 1984, was sent to Northern Ireland by the British government to investigate the killing of six unarmed Catholic men by officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The killings, unrelated incidents that occurred in 1982, provoked questioning and controversy, the prime allegation being that RUC had a "shoot to kill" policy in the ambushes of suspected members of the IRA.
Hardcover, 288 pages in a good dustwrapper. VG condition throughout.€5
46. The Green Marine: An Irishman's War in Iraq by Graham Dale. Pub.Hachette Books (2012)
Dubliner Graham Dale, an IT specialist living in Texas, was working as a volunteer with a fire department when he heard that an airplane had hit the World Trade Centre in New York. As the tragic events unfolded before his eyes, he suddenly realised that he could no longer remain a spectator in the face of this appalling atrocity. There and then he made a decision that was to affect the rest of his life; he drove to the nearest Military Recruitment Centre and enlisted in the US Marines.€3

47. The Outline of History: Being A Plain History of Life and Mankind. Vol.2.
Ideal as a door stop or for clouting unwanted visitors to your house. Failing that you could make a good number of 'twists' out of it for lighting the fire.
Hardback. Good condition.€5
48. Secret Lotto Lives: Ireland's Lotto Millionaires by P J Gibbons. Pub.Mentor Books (1997)
Paperback, 192 pages, in very good condition.€3

49. A Neutron Walks into a Bar by Science 140. Pub.Hachette Books (2012)
Can crows recognize human faces? What key does the average housefly hum in? This quirky collection of facts, definitions, explanations, biographies, and jokes is guaranteed to quench a thirst for knowledge, discovery, and humour that's out of the ordinary. Hardback, 240 pages - in good condition.€3
50. You Can Run but you Can't Hide: Sporting Sayings & Their Meanings
When the ball is in your court and you're pulling no punches, it's time to play your hand and carry all before you as you go on to win at a canter. Should you, however, overshoot the mark or feel tempted to throw in the towel when you're on the ropes, you'll be saved from coming to blows by this entertaining and informative A-Z of the origins and history of hundreds of sporting and gaming terms that are now part of our common language.
Hardback, 192 pages, in mint condition.€3

51. Kilroy is Here by Micheal O'Nuallain. (2009)
Large format (20 x 26cm) soft cover, 122 pages, illustrated with colour and black and white cartoons. Mint condition.€5
52. Must Try Harder. Tales Out Of School From Sixty Well-known Personalities. Edited by John Quinn. (1985)
Includes contributions from Pauline Bewick, Maeve Binchy, Gay Byrne, Cyril Cusack, Tony O'Reilly, Dick Spring.....
Pub.Open Door Day Centre (1985). A5 Paperback, 72 pages.SOLD.

53. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss.
The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation.
Hardback, 1st edition, 209 pages, mint condition in a perfect dustwrapper. Plus the BBC audiobook of the same name – also in mint condition.€5
54. Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss. Pub.Profile Books (2006)
Talk to the hand ’cause the face ain’t listening,” the saying goes. When did the world get to be so rude? When did society become so inconsiderate? It’s a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says that it has now reached boiling point. Paperback in unread condition - small dedication on flyleaf.€3

55. A House for the Future by T R McLaughlin. TV Times Family Books, London (1977)
Based on the Granada TV series A House For The Future, this book examines the ways in which a house can be made more self-sufficient in terms of heat and power.
Soft Cover, 88 pages, illustrated, good used condition.€5
56. Organic & Green Guide to Ireland (2005/2006)
244 pages, card covers. Mint condition.€2

57. Radio Times 2018 Guide to Films
In-depth reviews for over 24,000 films. Movies from the dawn of cinema to the latest TV, DVD and Video On Demand releases, blockbuster productions and smaller-scale indies in the making.
Softcover, 1,216 pages, large format (12 inches x 9.5 inches).€6
58. The Prisoner: by Alain Carraze and Helene Oswald. Pub.Virgin, London (1995)
Of all the ground-breaking television programmes made in the 1960s, some are fondly remembered, a few received critical acclaim and one or two created scandal. "The Prisoner", probably the only programme to incite all three reactions. This book provides a complete history of the series, with an analysis of all 17 episodes and interviews with key personnel. .
AS NEW! Soft Cover, 241 pages. Large format and profusely illustrated.€6

59. Glenroe: The Book by Michael Judge. Pub.RTE (1990)
Stories from the RTE Series created by Wesley Burrowes.
Paperback in well read condition. SCARCE,€7
60. Eason & Son: A History by L M Cullen. Pub.Eason & Son Ltd, (1998)
A study of the social and economic environment of the unique Irish book-selling, newsagent and stationery institution covers its history from the early nineteenth century.
Fine, 1st Edition hardback in good dustwrapper. 426 pages, illustrated.SOLD

61. Ivan Yates: Full On. Pub.Hachette Books (2014)
Memoir by the former Newstalk presenter, FG TD and Minister for agriculture.
In new, unread condition, 368 pages with a good dustwrapper.€5
62. Memoir by John McGahern. Pub.Faber & Faber (2005)
An autobiographical account of the childhood of Irish writer John McGahern. It was published in 2005, and the writer died in 2006. It recalls, amongst other things, his formative years in County Leitrim, the death of his beloved mother, Susan, and his relationship with his dark and enigmatic father.
Hardcover, as new, in good dustwrapper.€6

63. William Trevor: The Writer and His Work by Dolores Mackenna. Pub.New Island Books (1999).
This study sheds light on the elusive character of Wiliam Trevor. It examines how his early years and background shaped his novels. It also evaluates the literary influences on his work and analyses his technical skills and creative evolution. Paperback in excellent condition. 300 pages.€6
64. Junior Digest Magazines (x 2). Pub.Basil Clancy, Dublin (1948)
Two extremely rare Irish Youth magazines: Humour, fiction and non-fiction, competitions and useful (?) facts to entertain. Each 64 pages plus light card cover. In good clean condition. Also included a copy of "Strange but True" - same era, tatty and will upset the politically correct amongst you.€6

65. Whitman Folder for Halfcrown Coins
Great Britain 1911-1947
Good condition with no markings.€4
66. Running your Own Shop by Ron Cox. 2nd edition. Kogan Page (1989)
Softback, 121 pages in good used condition.€2

67. Paper Yachts by Nic Compton (2009)
Streamlined designs and waterproof templates to make and sail models of real racing yachts, providing an introduction to four of the most famous ocean races, along with instructions and rules for recreating them in miniature. Step-by-step instructions for creating four classes of origami racing yacht, along with 16 waterproof templates in stunning livery to enable you to create miniatures of four real racing teams.
80 page hardback in as new condition.€4
68. 10 Years On: The Ring Dong Road. Mo sceal Fein by Paddy Egan. Privately Published (1998).
The story of the creation of the farcical Corlea Trackway Centre in County Longford. A must read for all those interested in the ways that the Irish State squanders tax payers money.
In as new condition.
A4 size, 32 page plus light card cover. In as new condition.€7

69. Lilliput Magazines (x2). Pub.Hulton Publications.
March 1948. Vol.22 No.3 Issue No.129.
Ronald Searle illustration, Richard Lane story, Georges Simenon story, and other pieces. 104 pages.
April 1948. Vol.22 No.4 Issue No.130.
Marie Louencin colour illustrations, Tom Driberg article, Patrick Campbell story, and other pieces. 104 pages.€5

70. Sharon Osbourne: Extreme. Springboard Press (2006)
The sensational autobiography of Sharon Osbourne - the First Lady of Rock - an icon for our times with an amazing story to tell - from an often shocking childhood, through a rollercoaster marriage, and still hitting the headlines today.
Hardback, 384 pages, illustrated - as new.€3

71. Memory Hold the Door by John Buchan. Pub.Hodder & Stoughton. 1941 edition.
Autobiography by John Buchan (1875-1940) who was a Scottish novelist and historian, and Governor General of Canada from 1935 until his death in 1940. Best known for his novel "The 39 Steps".
Ex.Wesley College Library - just the one neat stamp at the front.
Hardback, no dustwrapper but in good clean condition throughout.€6
72. A History of the Irish Post Office by Mairead Reynolds. Pub.MacDonnell Whyte (1983)
Ireland Postal services to 1922. Softback, 91 pages, illustrated. Scarce. Excellent condition.€12

73. Dublin Castle & The 1916 Rising by Leon Ó Broin. Pub.Sidgwick & Jackson (1966)
The story of the Rising, of the events that led up to it, and of its consequences, as seen from inside Dublin Castle, the centre and symbol of British domination over Ireland for seven centuries.
Hardback in dustwrapper. 192 pages. Spotting to page edges - reflected in the price - but a clean reading copy.€6
74. The Dublin and Monaghan Bombings by Joe Tiernan. (2004) Self-published,
On the 17th May 1974 a series of co-ordinated bombings in counties Dublin and Monaghan killed 33 civilians and injured almost 300. The bombings were the deadliest attack of the conflict known as the Troubles and to this day nobody has been brought to trial for the attacks.
Soft cover, 284 pages, illustrated. In good clean condition.€6

75. The Blasket Islands: Next Parish America by Joan & Ray Stagles. Pub.The O'Brien Press (1980)
Thirty miles west of Killarney, off Ireland's western-most point, lies the Blasket Group of Islands. Their population, at its peak during World War One, numbered no more than 160 souls, yet the Blaskets produced a literary flowering rooted in its indigenous peasant culture. The authors trace the growth of the island community from its earliest recorded presence (the Great Famine) to its final evacuation in 1953.
Hardback, 144 pages + 60 b/w photographs, in a good dustwrapper.SOLD
76. Harry Kernoff: The Little Genius by Kevin O'Connor. Pub.Liffey Press (2012)
Biography of one of Ireland’s leading artists. London born, Harry Kernoff was a full-time artist when it was neither ‘profitable nor fashionable’. Against the odds Harry Kernoff has left a more encompassing visual record of the Irish experience during the twentieth century than any contemporary painter through his empathic interest in the ordinary people, and especially rank-and-file Dubliners.
Hardback, 146 pages, Colour plates and B/W illustrations throughout. Mint condition - save for a very small mark from a price lable on rear of dustwrapper.SOLD

77. Best Irish Songs of Percy French.
Pocket size booklet (64 pages) with the lyrics of many of Percy French's best known songs.
Published in 1971 by Wolfe Publishing, London. Nice clean condition save for a small 4 word Christmas dedication on first page.SOLD
78. Thorough Guide Series Ireland (Part 1) Northern Counties including Dublin and Neighbourhood by M J B Baddeley. Pub.Dulau & Co. (1897)
220 pages, plus 56 pages of advertisements. 20 superb fold-out colour maps. In good condition.€15

79. States of Ireland by Conor Cruise O'Brien. Pub.Hutchinson (1972)
A masterly and highly individual study of the whole complex situation in Ireland over the centuries. It's part history, part autobiography, and part political analysis.
Hardback, nice clean condition in worn dustwrapper.€3
80. The Radio Times - June 26th 1969 - Special edition for the Investiture of the Prince of Wales. 8 pages dedicated to the event in full colour plus copious other material, In excellent condition - a page with a recipe has been neatly removed but not from the Royal section. A RARE PIECE OF EPHEMERA!€10

81. Come Here To Me! Dublin's other History by Donal Fallon. Pub.New Island (2012)
A history book that looks at things from a different angle! Everything from punk music and stand-up comedy venues to pirate radio stations and drug use in Dublin city. It talks about fire-fighters, newspaper boys, street gangs, gay bars and footballers, as well as our changing attitudes to feminism and sex.
Hardback, 304 pages, illustrated, in very good condition.€5
82. Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies: The Journal of the Irish Georgian Society - Vol.XI.(2008)
272 pages, on high quality paper with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Stiff glossy card cover. In as new condition.€5

83. Adams Irish Fine Art Auction Catalogues (x 4)
In as new condition.
Heavy (i.e. €9 to post by Track and Trace). Priced to sell.€5

84. Selection of Seven Book Auction Catalogues. All in mint condition.
Six from Fonsie Mealy's and one from Whyte's (The James Fenning Sale - October 2012).
Heavy (i.e. €9 to post by Track and Trace). Priced to sell.€7
85. Brian O'Driscoll: A Year in the Centre (2005)
What a season. Leinster were looking for Heineken Cup glory, Ireland were chasing their first Grand Slam in fifty-seven years, and the Lions went to New Zealand seeking only their second ever series win over the All Blacks. One man was at the heart of everything: Brian O'Driscoll. The Ireland and Lions captain kept a diary charting the toughest and most exhilarating year of his career.
Hardcover, in excellent condition. €5

86. Brian O'Driscoll: The Test. My Autobiography,
A thoroughly enjoyable read ... After reading The Test I warmed even more to O'Driscoll as a player and a man. He stood for a new ethos in Irish sport that refused to accept mediocrity or glorious failure -- Fergal Keane ― Irish Times. O'Driscoll's honesty ... takes the reader to a place they simply have not been before -- Vincent Hogan ― Irish Independent.
Hardback, 448 pages, in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. €5
87. Ordinary Joe by Joe Schmidt. Pub.Penguin Ireland (2019)
In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018....
Almost new hardback in a good dustwrapper. €5

88. Munster: Our Road to Glory by Alan English. Pub.Penguin Ireland (2006)
It's been a long and at times heart breaking journey for Munster in pursuit of European rugby glory, but when Foley lifted the trophy in May 2006, there are few who would say that the heart break wasn't worth it in the end. Hardback in good condition, 288 pages, in a good dustwrapper. €5
89. Ronan O'Gara: My Autobiography (2008)
The greatest rugby player to ever pull on a jersey. A brilliant kicker both from the hand and at penalty goals, a sublime orchestrator of play from the out-half position, and a cool head in the pressure-cooker of club and international rugby, the list of ROG's achievements goes on and on. He was the leading points scorer in Irish rugby history, and one of the top ten in the world. He has just guided La Rochelle to Heineken Cup victory beating the old enemy (Leinster) along the way and the best is yet to come.
Hardcover, mint condition. SOLD

90. The Bull: My Story by John Hayes. Pub.Simon & Schuster (2012)
John 'The Bull' Hayes is an Irish rugby legend. Keith Wood calls him a 'rugby giant', Donncha O'Callaghan calls him 'the heart and soul of the team', but Hayes is adored as much for his down-to-earth personality and background as his legendary status on the pitch. The phenomenon that is The Bull grew up in GAA farming heartland and was a late recruit to the game, picking up a rugby ball only at the age of 18. Almost new, hardback in good dustwrapper - had some slight pencil marking inside front cover - hardly noticeable. SOLD
91. The Battle by Paul O'Connell. Pub.Penguin Ireland (2017)
Paul O'Connell's name is synonymous with passion, heart and determination. But he was also the thinking man's rugby player, a legendary student of the game. Playing for fifteen years at the highest level, and captaining Munster, Ireland and the Lions, he maintained a remarkably high standard of performance and leadership. Now, in his frank and vivid autobiography, O'Connell tells the unlikely story of how a kid who quit rugby in his teens became a talisman for club and country...
Almost new hardback in an excellent dustwrapper. €5

92. Stand up and Fight: When Munster beat the All Blacks by Alan English (2007)
31/10/1978 Thomond Park. One of the greatest days in Irish rugby history, Munster beat the All Blacks. More than 100,000 people claimed to have watched the game, even though the ground could only hold 12,000. Paperback, in unread condition. €5
93. Eddie O'Sullivan: Never Die Wondering: The Autobiography. Pub.Random House (2009)
Here, for the first time, the longest-serving national coach in Irish rugby history, Eddie O'Sullivan, talks of the spectacular unravelling of confidence within probably the best Irish team in history and the vitriol it decanted. He talks candidly of the bizarre rumor mill that followed the Irish team through the World Cup tournament and takes us behind the scenes of a story that tossed an entire nation into mourning. Hardback, in good condition in a good dustwrapper. €5

94. Up and Under: A Rugby Diary by Frank Keating. Pub.Hodder & Stoughton (1983)
An account of international rugby in the 1982/3 season. Somewhat guarded comments on the controversy of rugby links with South Africa at the time. Also historical background and comments on Argentine rugby.
Hardback, in good condition apart from a small Christmas dedication inside the front cover. €5
95. The Six Nations Rugby Miscellany by John White. Pub.Carlton Books (2009)
With a foreword by Willie John McBride, MBE. Small format, hardback, 160 pages. As new. €5

96. Up and Down Under: The British Lions in Australia 2001 by Jeff Connor. Pub.Canongate Books (2001)
An inside account of the British and Irish Lions Tour of Australia. Foreword by Finlay Calder OBE.
Hardback, in good condition. €5
97. The Rugby Companion by Paul Morgan and Adam Hathaway. Pub.Igloo Books (2004)
Rugby's A to Z, the rugby Companion, nice compact book on the game of rugby, its superstars, world cup, sevens, famous teams.
Hardcover, in good dustwrapper. As new. €5

98. Rugby Roar by Gerard Siggins
School is out for summer and Eoin is heading off on the rugby trip of a lifetime, Down Under, to play for the Lions Cubs against the Baby Blacks.
But why is his place on the team under threat? And why has the ghost of Dave Gallaher turned up in New Zealand?
A whirlwind rugby adventure thousands of miles from home.
Children's fiction. Slim paperback in good condition. €2
99. Ron Reynolds: The Life of a 1950's Footballer (2003)
Hardback, 194 pages, profusely illustrated.
Unread and in mint condition. €5

100. The Laws of Cricket Know the Game (1981 edition)
It can be said of most outdoor games that comparatively few of those who play or watch have a really sound knowledge of the Laws that govern them: indeed many players and spectators who are critical of the decisions of umpires and referees might themselves fail dismally to pass an examination in the Laws governing the conduct of game in questions.
48 pages. Sun tanned cover but nice clean interior. €2

101. From Dún Síon To Croke Park: The Autobiography by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
Memoir by the most well known Irish radio sports commentator. He works for RTÉ and is a household name in Ireland. The book covers his childhood growing up in County Kerry, his years as a teacher and the past forty odd years as a GAA (Gaelic Games) radio commentator.
Signed by the author on the flyleaf and by a large number of GAA personalities inside the back cover.
Hardback, good dustwrapper and in nice clean condition. SOLD.

102. Findlaters: The Story of a Dublin Merchant Family by Alex Findlater (2001)
An absorbing mixture of family, social and business history.
Hardback, 592 pages, profusely illustrated, in almost mint condition in a very good dustwrapper. €10

103. Dun Laoghaire - Kingstown by Peter Pearson. Pub.O'Brien Press (1981)
1st edition, hardback,176 pages with b/w photos. Urban heritage Series 2.The story of the town and its growth.
Slightly wear to dustwrapper but otherwise in excellent condition. €10
104. The Heart of Dublin: Resurgence of an Historic City by Peter Pearson. Pub.O'Brien Press (2000)
Charting the history of Ireland's capital city, street by street, area by area-from its origins and growth as a medieval walled city and metamorphosis in the 18th century into an elegant Georgian capital, to its recent resurgence and new-found prosperity.
Hardback in good condition in a good dustwrapper, 480 pages with more than 900 illustrations. SOLD

105. Irish Stamps by Albert Folens. No.11. Irish Environmental Library Series. Pub.Folens
Soft cover, 32 pages illustrated with colour photographs. In almost mint condition save for a small 'dry' mark on front cover from an old price label. €10
106. More Questions Than Answers: Reflections on a Life in the RUC by Kevin Sheehy. Pub.Gill & Macmillan (2008)
Kevin Sheehy, the former head of the Northern Ireland Drugs Squad, and one of Northern Ireland's top policeman from a catholic nationalist background, reviews 30 years of service in the RUC from 1970 to 2001. Hardcover, 256 pages in very good condition. €7

107. The Book of Kelly's by Bill & Vonnie Kelly with Ronan Foster. Pub.Zeus Publishing (1995).
One of the oldest hotels in Ireland, and the longest in family ownership, is today a Wexford institution and one of the best loved hotels in the country. The book offers a fascinating insight into how four generations of Kellys have created and maintained the business over one hundred years, the history, the famous names, a look behind the scenes. Plus your favourite Kelly's recipes and a host of details and curious facts. 88 pages. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. €6
108. Three small County Kerry Guide booklets.
Blennerville Windmill (20 pages + card cover with slight damage to top right front cover); Crag Cave (20 pages + card cover) and The Skelligs by Tim O'Shea (36 pages incl.cover).
All in nice clean condition, with colour and b/w illustrations. €5

109. From Borroloola to Mangerton Mountain by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. Pub.Penguin Books (2006)
Travels and Stories from Ireland's Most Beloved Broadcaster. Best known as the voice of the GAA, his interests and enthusiasms - sporting and non-sporting - go far beyond the fields of Gaelic games.
Hardback in mint condition, 279 pages, illustrated. €8

110. Aerofilms Book of Ireland from the Air by Benedict Kiely. Pub. Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1985)
Large format hardback (10" x 10.5"), 160 pages, illustrated with high quality colour photographs. Dustwrapper is worn. €8

111. Looming Lights by George Goldsmith Carter. Pub.Readers Union (1947)
A study of light-ships, by a mariner and ex-member of the light-ship service.
Nice clean hardback in a disintergrating dustwrapper. A good reading copy. €4
112. The Making of Brooklyn in Enniscorthy by Cathy Keane (2015)
Large format, soft cover photobook in new, unread condition. €10

113. The Magill book of Irish politics: Election, February 87 edited by Brian Trench with Gerald Barry, Vincent Bowne, Fintan O'Toole and Sean Whelan. Pub.Magill Publications (1987)
Large format, hardback, 192 pages, illustrated. In very good condition with tiny amount of corner damage to top right of front cover. €20
114. The Heart of Dublin: Resurgence of an Historic City by Peter Pearson. Pub.O'Brien Press (2000)
Charting the history of Ireland's capital city, street by street, area by area-from its origins and growth as a medieval walled city and metamorphosis in the 18th century into an elegant Georgian capital, to its recent resurgence and new-found prosperity.
Hardback in good condition in a good dustwrapper, 480 pages with more than 900 illustrations. €10

115. Rule 42 and All That by Sean Kelly. Pub.Gill & MacMillan (2007)
Hardback in good dustwrapper. This book traces the life of Seán Kelly from his home place in Kilcummin, Co. Kerry, where he grew up in the 1950s, to his three-year term as President of the GAA, culminating in the passing of a motion on Rule 42 which paved the way for soccer and rugby to be played in Croke Park. €7
116. Shane Richie: Rags to Richie The Story So Far by Sue Crawford. Pub.Contender Books (2003)
The son of a dustman, Shane Richie has come a long way from the rough streets of London's Harlesden. As Eastenders' loveable rogue Alfie Moon he is now the darling of every soap fan. In this candid autobiography Shane reveals the highs and lows of his life. Hardback in good condition in a good dustwrapper. €5

117. The Generation Game by David McWilliams. Pub.Gill & MacMillan (2007)
After ten years of a boom and on the eve of a downturn, Irish society has been turned on its head by a Generation War. The clear winners have been the middle-aged Jagger Generation, enormously enriched by the property boom, while the younger generation - the cash-stripped Jugglers - will be badly exposed as the credit wave recedes. Hardback in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. €5
118. Championship 1998: The Complete Record: Football and Hurling by Brian Carthy.Pub.Sliabh Ban Productions.
Paperback, Illustrated. First edition. 212 pages.
Mint, as new condition. €7

119. The Modern Prince: Charles J.Haughey and the Quest for Power by Justin O'Brien. Merlin Publishing (2003)
From vilified government minister to leader of the Republic of Ireland, Charles J. Haughey's controversial rise to power offers insight into modern Irish history, party politics, and the notorious arms trial. This biography describes the Machiavellian posture of Haughey's politics and examines his life through the eyes of his colleagues and opponents, including his personal aides and other prominent Irish leaders. Hardback in good dustwrapper. €3
120. The Ireland Rugby Miscellany by Ciaran Cronin. Pub.Vision Sports (2007)
From the historic sporting union of north and south that is the Irish Rugby Union to Brian O'Driscoll, Croke Park and the World Cup, this book celebrates the rich history of Irish rugby union. It contains stats, lists, anecdotes and quotes, including the result of every Irish rugby international ever played.
Hardback in good dustwrapper and in excellent condition.€3

121. Joe Duffy: My Autobiography. Pub.Transworld Ireland (2011)
Joe Duffy is a household name in Ireland. As the presenter of RTÉ Radio One's Liveline programme, he takes the pulse of the Irish nation every day, often delving into highly controversial topics. Whenever somebody wants to get something off their chest, the advice is often: "Talk to Joe".
Hardback in excellent condition in a good dustwrapper. 400 pages.€3

122. Just Barbara: An autobiography by Barbara Woodhouse. Pub.Michael Joseph (1981)
Autobiography of famous dog trainer and TV personality. She tells of her childhood in Ireland, her college days and her marriage. A wealth of amusing stories, how life begins at 70 and why she is working harder than ever. "Walkies"!
Hardback in good clean condition in good dustwrapper, 192 pages, illustrated with b/w photographs.SOLD
123. Chris Ryan's Ultimate Survival Guide by Chris Ryan. Pub.Century (2003)
Whoever you are, wherever you go in the world, danger is never far away. This Guide takes us through three extreme terrains - desert, rainforest and arctic tundra, with a special section on urban survival, and shows us how to survive in such hostile environments. It covers not only the psychology of survival; how to think clearly when you are exhausted and malnourished, how to keep going and develop mental toughness by setting goals and addressing the main threats to life - dehydration, starvation, hypothermia and panic - packed with hints and tips from Ryan's own first-hand SAS experiences. Hardback in good condition save for a slight mark/scratch to back cover€5

124. Bloody Sunday: Lord Widgery's Report 1972 (Uncovered Editions) Pub.Tim Coates Books (2001)
On Sunday 30 January 1972, a protest march organized by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association took place in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in the area of the Bogside and Creggan Estate. During the afternoon of that march, 13 civilians were killed by British soldiers, and another 13 were injured.
Paperback in very good condition.€3
125. Souvenir Book Of King Edward VIII: Told In Pictures. Pub.Sankey, Hudson & Co. (1936)
Including His Abdication Message and Broadcast Speech. Numerous b&w photographs reproduced from authentic photographs of incidents in the life of H.M. the King. Includes his Farewell Message (broadcast from Windsor Castle on 11 December 1936). 65 pages, profusely illustrated with b/w photographs.
Some wear to covers and spine, mainly edges and corners, staples rusty but internally in generally good condition - some slightly dog eared pages. Scarce.€3