Old Paths. Being Plain Statements on some of the Weightier Matters of Christianity, from the standpoint of an Evangelical Churchman.
London: William Hunt and Company 1877. x+521(24)pp. hardcover, with blank blind stamped design on boards, bears the signature of James McCall Newry, and the bookplate of Revd. Charles Miller. Miller, 1807-1884 was the third son of Rev. George Miller, Headmaster of the Royal School Armagh. He was vicar of Carlingford when he died. The book is showing a little wear but a good tight copy. "simple, unadulterated, old-fashioned evangelical theology." "from these paths I see no reason to depart." (Book ref. 13425) £25.00
Navan Fort Archaeology and Myth
Belfast: Wordwell, Environment and Heritage Service, 2003. xi+131pp. 25 x 17cm. Illustrated. Maps. Hardback, in a very good dustwrapper. Navan Fort, Emain Macha, is the most significant prehistoric site in Ulster. (Book ref. 13403) £15.00
LETTER signed 'John G. Armagh' to Charles Beresford.
1861. 5 lines on 1p., 8vo, dated 'Woburne' Dec. 21st 1861, saying he has enclosed a letter from the Registrar of Rooms at Trinity College. A pencil note in the top corner says 'From the old primate about letting me have rooms in T.C.D. in his gift'. Lord John George de la Poer Beresford (1773-1862), Primate of All Ireland, Chancellor of Trinity College. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include IRELAND [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2192) £14.00
BANDIT COUNTRY The IRA and South Armagh.
London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1999. Reprint trade paperback. 404 pp. Bibliography. Photo illustrations. Maps in text. Fine copy. No dust-jacket. ISBN 9780340717363 (Book ref. 22376) £10.00
Registrum Iohannis Mey. The Register of John Mey Archbishop of Armagh, 1443-1456
Belfast: HMSO, 1972 Sm. 4to Cloth Dw. 1st Edn. Illus 2 Plates. cxiv, 467 pp. Fine Copy. (Book ref. 19436) £55.00
History of Napoleon.
London: Joseph Thomas Finch Lane Cornhill 1840. In two volumes. 27.5 by 18 cms. Vol. I. lxxii+576 pp. Vol. II. vi+634 pp. illustrated by Horace Vernet. In dark brown boards, blindstamped with gilt title and decoration to spine and gilt decorated "N" to front boards, spines professionally restored, some foxing, tight copies, in fair condition overall. Inscription on ffep reads, "Maxwell Close from his sincere friends Cecil L. Peel, H.M. Bosanquet on his leaving Eton Sept. 27th 1845." Close, 25.6.1827-25.1.1903, was an Irish Conservative Politician, eldest son of Colonel Maxwell Close of Drumbanagher House, and his wife Anna Elizabeth Brownlow sister of Charles Brownlow 1st Baron Lurgan. Educated at Eton and ChristChurch Oxford. J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant of Armagh, High Sheriff Armagh 1854, MP for Armagh 1857-1864 and 1874-1885. This book must have come from Drumbanagher House, Armagh, now demolished. (Book ref. 13111) £165.00
A narrative of the confinement and exile of William Steel Dickson, D.D., formerly minister of the Presbyterian congregations of Ballyhalbert and Portaferry in the county of Down, and now of Keady, in the county of Armagh. To which is annexed, an account of an assault committed on the author, September 9th. 1811, on his return from the Catholic Meeting in the city of Armagh ; with a sketch of proceedings consequent thereon (with five appendices and a further appendix of three sermons on scripture politics).
Dublin : Printed for the Author : by J. Stockdale,, 1812 FIRST EDITION, pp (2), 371, (1, blank) ; 118 and errata leaf, 8vo, contemporary half calf, with label, gilt : binding little worn at corners, but sound and strong, otherwise very good. Dickson (1744-1824), the personification of 18C Presbyterian radicalism : he denounced England's treatment of the American colonies, 1776, was an enthusiastic Volunteer, eloquent advocate of political reform and Catholic emancipation and, apparently, a key figure in the military plans of the Co Down United Irishmen. Arrested just before the insurrection of 1798, he spent almost four years in prison without being charged (OCIH). His 'Narrative' is a very scarce book and is the main source for his life. 1812 (Book ref. 14294) £650.00
Friendly advice to Irish mothers, on training their children.
Armagh : John M'Watters, English-Street,, 1842 Pages 116, 12mo, original brown cloth, with printed paper spine label : with very slight foxing of the endpapers, otherwise a most attractive copy in original state Religious and scoial advice, with medical, culinary and household hints for Irish peasant mothers. The writer (1786-1863) cites her better education, extensive travels and "having lived much in England" as enabling her to analyse, and proscribe for, the character of the native Irish. Pages 52 onwards comprise household, and some farming, receipts. First published at Armagh in 1839. A London edition followed in 1840 : all three editions are particularly uncommon. 1842 (Book ref. 12341) £975.00
Strip searches in Armagh Jail (Women behind the Wire, no.2)
London, 1984. A4. 17pp, illustrated (Reduced postage) (Book ref. 12557) £15.00
Poems. With an introduction by His Grace the Archbishop of Armagh, Lord Primate of Ireland.
London, Gresham Pub. Co. [n.d.] Very good thin paper copy, t.e.g.in original cloth cover and e.p.s Inscription on half title indicates published after the turn of the ceentury (Book ref. 2195) £8.00
Armagh Clergy and Parishes, and Supplement to Armagh Clergy and Parishes.
Dundalk: W. Tempest Dundalgan Press, 1911 and 1948. Two Books. Armagh Clergy and Parishes. xxiv+471 pp. folding map and illustration. The Supplement is a "Continuation of the Biographical Sucession Lists of the Clergy of Armagh Diocese up to 1947 with additions - Pre-Reformation and Post-Reformation and Corrections and Notes". 176 pp. red boards. 22 x 14.5 cm. The first volume has some spotting on prelims and joints are slightly tender, bookplate removed from front pastedown. The Supplement is in very good condition. Whilst the first volume is scarce the Supplement is exceptionally difficult to find, and not well known. We will not sell these separately. The work has great value since the research was carried out before the calamitous destruction of so many Church records in the loss of the Public Record Office Dublin in 1922. (Book ref. 11676) £295.00
HARVEST HOME: THE LAST SHEAF A Selection from the Writings of T.G.F. Paterson. Edited, with an introduction by E. Estyn Evans
DUNDALGAN PRESS 1975 FIRST EDITION, 8vo hardback with dust jacket, pp242 with some b/w illustrations. Dust jacket top edge a little creased and edgeworn with two small closed tears, otherwise VG/VG. (Shelf: 23) (Book ref. 29830) £12.00
The face of Ulster., Antrim, Londonderry, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh, Monaghan, Cavan, Donegal & Down
London; B T Batsford, 1952. 1st hardcover. 136 pr. pages. Cold. frontis. & Monochrome photographic illustrations. v/g+ In removeable protective sleeve. d/j not price clipped. very minor chipping to head/tail. v/g+ (Book ref. 3670) £15.00
Ardress House, County Armagh
National Trust, 1990. Soft cover. Fine. 26 pages, illustrations. Fine paperback. (Book ref. 021782) £4.50
Outline MAP of PART of IRELAND shewing LINES of Proposed RAILWAYS. SESSION, 1858.
London: House of Commons., 1858. 41.5 x 32cms. Fold out coloured tinted map. Railway and Canal Bills, 1857-8. Very light top/fold edge staining otherwise a clean copy. No margin to right side of map. (Book ref. 154555) £12.00
Immediate Action **Signed Copy**
UK: Corgi, 1996. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 055214276X Signed Copy Softcover, no spine crease. SIGNED on the title page, without dedication, by Andy McNab. 512 pages, illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. McNab tells the story of his life, from the day he was found in a Harrod's carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital to the day he went to fight in the Gulf War. As a delinquent youth, McNab kicked against society; as a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh; and as a member of 22 SAS Regiment he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years, on five continents. In this book he details his activities in a world of surveillance and intelligence-gathering, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue. Contents clean, tight and bright. (Book ref. 15218) £6.00
THE RUNAWAY TRAIN : ARMAGH 1889
DAVID & CHARLES, 1971. 1st. Cloth. VG/VG. 8vo 0715351982 Account of the railway accident at Armagh, Northern Ireland, in 1889 in which 88 eople were killed - the worst accident at that time on any British Railway. 148pp with illustrations. VG copy in dw. (Book ref. 000567) £11.00
The Great Folly
Dublin: J. Hyde 1727 Supersition and Idolatry, of Pilgrimages in Ireland; especially of that to St. Patrick's Purgatory. Together with an account of the Loss that the Publick sustaineth thereby, truly and impartially Represented. HB, viii Dedication, 7pp preface, 163pp. Full leather, banding and gilt to spine. Front board detached, 2cm loss to spine head. Some light foxing throughout. Endpapers spotted and with irregular loss along edges (max depth 2cm). Lighter loss along edge of half title page, minor chipping to edge of title page. Contents complete and text still tight. (Book ref. 17671) £495.00
ARMAGH COUNTY GUIDE
Belfast: Nicholson and Bass Limited. First Edition Ex-Library Usual Markings. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Non Fiction some slight creasing to cover. internally clean. 75pp. (Book ref. 052885) £9.00
The Life and Times of James Ussher: Archbishop of Armagh
London: Wells Gardner, Darton and Co, 1895. First Edition. Dark green/gilt hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped. Spine faded with end wear. Darkening to page ends. Ex-lib. xxiv,398pp :: Frontis illustration and line drawing :: 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5") (Book ref. r4483) £40.00