Easter 1916 Rare Books

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After the 1916 Easter Rising
  1. 94. Lord Longford (Frank Pakenham) (1967) Peace by Ordeal: The negotiation of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921

    Mentor publications paperback of 317 pages with photographs of DeVelera, Collins, Griffith and Cosgrave on the cover.
    Seminal scholarly narrative and analysis of events surrounding The Treaty by a well-respected author.
    Reasonably good copy. Binding split between pages 174 and 175 but the spine is fully intact apart from slight tears on front edge.
    Name of owner on inner front cover. Otherwise no markings or usage damage save for yellowing from light.

    €100.00

  2. 95. Robert Kee (1972) The Green Flag Volume 3: Ourselves Alone (1)

    An introductory, yet scholarly, history of Ireland and Irish nationalism from the execution of the leaders of the Easter Rising to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1923
    Volume Three of Three, the other two being: The Bold Fenian Men – from the Famine to the Easter Rising, and The Most Distressful Country - Earliest times to the Great Famine of the 1840s.

    This paper back edition is in near perfect condition.

    €50.00

  3. 96. Robert Kee (1972) The Green Flag Volume 3: Ourselves Alone (2)

    An introductory, yet scholarly, history of Ireland and Irish nationalism from the execution of the leaders of the Easter Rising to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1923
    Volume Three of Three, the other two being: The Bold Fenian Men – from the Famine to the Easter Rising, and The Most Distressful Country - Earliest times to the Great Famine of the 1840s.

    This paper back edition is in near perfect condition.

    €50.00

  4. 97. Robert Kee (1972) The Green Flag Volume 3: Ourselves Alone (3)

    An introductory, yet scholarly, history of Ireland and Irish nationalism from the execution of the leaders of the Easter Rising to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1923
    Volume Three of Three, the other two being: The Bold Fenian Men – from the Famine to the Easter Rising, and The Most Distressful Country - Earliest times to the Great Famine of the 1840s.

    This paper back edition is in near perfect condition.

    €50.00

  5. 98. The Trustees of Kilmainham Ghosts of Kilmainham

    a booklet of 56 pages, double stapled, produced by the Trustees of Kilmainham Jail, 1987 reprint.
    Excellent sympathetic narrative of the famous political prisoners housed in the Jail since 1796 including Henry Joy McCracken, Wolfe Tone, the Shears brothers, Napper Tandy, Robert Emmet, Michael Dwyer, Anne Devlin, William Smith O’Brien, Thomas Francis Meagher, John O’Leary, O’Donovan Rossa, Charles Kickham, Michael Davitt, Parnell, the two Pearse brothers, Connolly, Clarke, MacDiarmada, McDonagh, Ceannt, McBride, Plunkett, Heuston, O’Hanrahan, Daly, Colbert, Malin, Markievicz, and the last political prisoner DeVelera. Each has narratives, songs and verses associated with their lives and legends.
    A unique and accessible book for the novice or for the scholar.
    Perfect condition.

    €100.00

  6. 99. J. J. Lee (1989) Ireland 1922-1985 Policies and Society

    Winner of the 1991 Literary prize (non-fiction).
    Winner of James S. Day prize by the American Conference for Irish Studies.
    Winner of Irish Life, Sunday Independent award.
    Paperback. Perfectly clean copy.

    €100.00

  7. 100. Robert Brennan (2002) in 2 parts: Ireland standing firm (1958) and Eamon DeVelera: A memoir,

     University College Dublin Press.
    Ex library Bath Spa University College.
    Ireland standing firm is an account of the author’s experiences as an Irish Minister in Washington during the Second World War.
    The DeVelera memoir is an account if his friendship with DeVelera from 1917 to 1959.
    Brennan was the first editor of the Irish Press and later Director of Radio Éireann.
    Collector’s item.

    €100.00

  8. 101. unknown A short history of Ireland, Part 2

    Fallons
    Irish Digest educational series 1 Since Kinsale to the 1960s
    112 page paperback in excellent condition

    €50.00

  9. 102. Government Publication (1966) Oireacht 1916-1966, Browne & Nolan Publications

    Commemorative booklet in both Irish and English. Very sympathetic account of the Easter Rising and its aftermath. Chapters devoted to the narrative of The Rising, O’Donovan’ Rossa’s funeral, the Proclamation of Independence, and The 16 executed leaders. Contains a list of the 62 who died in the Rising, in Irish only, the conditions of usage of the national flag, and the lyrics of the national anthem on both languages.

    21 pages saddle stitched with card cover in national colours and with photographs of the GPO before and after the Rising. Contains large photographs of the six signatories of the proclamation, street scenes and artist’s impressions.
    Some slight foxing but in very good condition overall.
    Definite collector’s item.

    €100.00

  10. 103. George Dangerfield (1976) The Damnable Question: one hundred and twenty years of Anglo-Irish Conflict, Little, Brown and Co. Boston/Toronto.

    First edition
    400 scholarly account of Irish political history by a distinguished American historian. Described as ‘a humane and masterful exploration of the political and social relations between Ireland and England during the 1800-1922 period’.
    Definite scholar’s and researcher’s item.
    In excellent condition with original dust cover. No markings.

    €150.00

  11. 104. Roger Chaiviré (1966 Edition for National University of Ireland) History of Ireland

    Burns & Oates Limited.
    Translated by The Earl of Wicklow.
    Co Cavan Library copy since 1968 with original library catalogue card, pouch and lending list sheet.
    160 page paperback in good condition.
    Top and bottom of spine slightly torn.
    No markings otherwise.

    €50.00

  12. 105. F.S.L. Lyons (1973) Ireland since the Famine

    Collins/Fontana paperback 2nd edition
    880 pages.
    Owner’s names in pen on inner front page.
    Text unmarked.
    Excellent reading copy.

    €50.00

  13. 106. James Kelly (1971) Orders for the Captain

    Self-published.
    Unique story of the author’s involvement as a military officer in the events which led up to the Arms Trial in 1970 when the Irish Government Ministers were accused of contingency planning for armed defence of geographic areas during the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
    Unique publication in limited edition. Definite collector’s item.
    246 page paperback.
    One loose page. Otherwise unmarked and in very good condition.
    Owner’s name on inside front page in 1997.

    €200.00

  14. 107. T.W. Moody & F.X. Martin (1994) The Course of Irish History

    Revised and enlarged edition of 1967 original.
    RTE and Mercier Press production to accompany television documentary/lecture series
    504 page paperback.
    Perfect condition.

    €100.00

  15. 109. Margaret Forester (1972) Michael Collins: The Lost Leader

    First edition.
    Sphere Books, London.
    Very good condition.

    €60.00

  16. 110. Dorothy Macardle (1968) The Irish Republic

    A documentary chronicle of the Anglo-Irish conflict and the Partition of Ireland with a detailed account of the period 1916-1923 with an introduction by Eamon DeVelera.
    Corgi books. Fist edition

    €100.00

  17. 111. James Connolly (1968 edition of original 1910 publication) Labour in Irish History

    Published for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Connolly.
    Paperback with some tearing on the spine.
    Collector’s item.

    €100.00

  18. 112. Joseph Lee and Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (1982) The Age of DeValera

    Ward River Press.
    Based on the Television series.
    Excellent copy with multiple black and white photographs.

    €150.00