Down By The River
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996 0297818066. First edition. VG/VG. Signed by author on title page. No other inscriptions or annotations. Not price clipped. 265 pages. 16 cms by 24 cms. "No one today writes lovelier, fresher, more glowing and more mordant English than Edna O'Brien." Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (Book ref. 1532) £10.00
BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA. Or, the Lives of the Most eminent Persons Who have flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the earliest Ages, down to the present Times: Collected from the best Authorities, both Printed and Manuscript, And digested in the Manner of Mr Bayle’s Historical and Critical Dictionary. To which are added, A Supplement and Appendix With A General and a Chronological Index to the Whole.
Georg Olms Verlag Hildesheim 1973. Facsimile Reprint of 1747-1766 Ed. 6 vols. Bound in 7. Sm. 4to. Rubric t.ps. Very good in original cloth. Anglista & Americana Series.Andrew Kippis (1725–1795), English nonconformist clergyman and biographer. ODNB ‘... It is for his Biographia Britannica, of which he was editor and prime mover, that Kippis is mainly known. He was recognized, for good or ill, depending on the view of the reader, as the leading biographer of his day. While the Biographia was partial in coverage and the selection of those included was open to criticism the five volumes that did appear mark a significant development in biographical literature that was built upon in the following century. It was a monumental achievement of scholarship, not only on Kippis's part but also on that of the contributors whom he employed ... ‘ US$195 (Book ref. 182859) £125.00
County Down, An Archaeological Survey of
Belfast,, HMSO, 1966 First UK edition, large heavy hardback in fine condition, no dustjacket. Additional postage may be required. (Book ref 4001) (Book ref. 2102) £175.00
Mourne Country: landscape and life in south Down
Dundalk: Dundalgan Press, 1967 Revised edn. xi(6)244 pp. Eight cold. and 17 b/w plates, numerous text figures and maps. Signed by the author on title page. D/w rather chipped and worn with several closed tears and some minor loss over black cloth boards showing some light shelf ear. Internally, very clean and bright. (Book ref. 1969) £30.00
Official Guide - Borough of NORTH DOWN - Northern Ireland - Early 1980s
Wallington: Home Publishing, early 1980s Softcover, light card covers, first edition, early 1980s, 52 pages of statistical and historical information, photographs, advertisements etc. 8.25" x 6". Light wear & marking to front cover, as per scanned image - o/w fine. Very good condition. Groomsport - Crawfordsburn - Helen's Bay - Conlig (Book ref. 643) £4.00
The Industrial Archaeology of County Down.
London: HMSO, 1963. 4to, vii+99pp, 32 monochrome plates, 4 maps, 2 fold-out diagrams, blue cloth, gilt, d-j. Apart fromsome residue adhesive tape marks to the paste-downs, a very good. (Book ref. RHB7608) £22.00
The Industrial Archaeology of County Down.
LOndon: HMSO, 1963. 4to, vii+99pp, 32 monochrome plates, 4 maps, 2 fold-out diagrams, blue cloth, gilt, d-j. A very good+ copy. (Book ref. RHB7255) £30.00
A Brief History of Kilmacrew & District (Co. Down)
Kilmacrew & District Rural Community Group 2010 PB. 106 pages. Profusely illustrated. Minor corner/edge wear on covers. Diagonal crease on front cover. Very clean and tight inside. Contents include Whitehill Orange Lodge, Whitehill Hall, Whitehill RBP, Whitehill Flute Band, St Patrick's Stone, Watering Holes at Kilmacrew, Meaning of "Kilmacrew", Reflections by various people and photographs (colour and b/w). (Book ref. 2670) £5.00
THE BELFAST & COUNTY DOWN RAILWAY
DAVID & CHARLES, 1982. 1st. Glazed Boards. VG. Large 8vo 071538306X Well illustrated account of the lines to the South & East of Belfast. 48pp. VG copy in glazed boards. (Book ref. 000024) £11.00
Two Centuries of Life in Down 1600-1800.
Belfast, The White Row Press, 1990. ix + 508 pp. 20 x 14 cm. Illustrated. First published in 1920. Pictorial glazed card covers. Some creasing to front cover, otherwise generally good. "A book of vast range and daring and one of the great landmarks of literary Co. Down". (Book ref. 4495) £8.00
Place-Names of Northern Ireland Volume Two County Down II The Ards.
Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies, 1992 xxi+301pp. 24.5 x 17 cm. The Northern Ireland Place-Name Project, Q.U.B. This is part of a series on the place names of Northern Ireland, concentrating on townland names. This volume covers the Ards including Newtownards and Bangor. Fourteen townland maps, and three others. Glazed pictorial card covers. Near mint condition. (Book ref. 4800) £10.00
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
A compleat collection of the resolutions of the volunteers, grand juries, &c of Ireland, which followed the celebrated resolves of the first Dungannon Diet. To which is prefixed a train of historical facts relative to the Kingdom, from the Invasion of Henry II. down, with the history of volunteering, &c. Vol. I [:all published].
Dublin : Printed by Joseph Hill,, 1782 FIRST EDITION, with portrait frontispiece, pages (4), clxiv, 281, (3), 8vo, recent half calf, gilt, gilt ruled spine, with label, gilt : some minor light staining but still a very good copy The most extensive contemporary work on the Volunteers. Wilson (?1756-1808), native of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, son of a Protestant minister, author of Poems Translated from the Irish Language into the English (1782), moved to London in pursuit of literary fame, there issued a comedy, Poverty and Wealth and edited Beauties of Edmund Burke, Swiftiana, Brookiana, and, published anonymously, The Irish Valet : he is the object of grateful mention in the Introduction to Charlotte Brooke’s Reliques. 1782 (Book ref. 13687) £485.00
The Biographical Olio. Nothing extenuate, nor aught set down in malice. By Edwd. Moran. 1820.
No place,, 1820 Unpublished manuscript on paper (paper dated to 1806), on 78 leaves, comprising 51 leaves of biographies additionally illustrated with 27 single leaf ink and wash portraits, mostly signed by Moran, of selected subjects, viz : Thomson, Prior, Burns, Gay, Sheffield, Parnell, Hervey, Johnson, Sheridan, Goldsmith, Dermody, Sydney, Fenelon and others, large 12mo (16 x 10 cms), late 19C half calf over marbled boards, gilt spine, with contrasting label, gilt : slight soiling and old staining to a few leaves, original reworking to the nose of one subject (Oliver Cromwell) : neatly bound and in very good state. Apparently unpublished biographical compendium with portraits finished to a high standard. With a dedication to Moran's friend, fellow poet and colleague Thomas Moore and a preface outlining Moran's approach to the work in hand. Edward Raleigh Moran, born in County Limerick, a friend of Thomas Davis and an ardent admirer of Thomas Moore. Moran dedicated a later published work 'Early Thoughts', Limerick, 1823 to Moore. Esteemed as a journalist in London he was for many years sub-editor of The Globe. He died suddenly in London on 6th October, 1852 (O'Donoghue). Collections of Moran's papers and correspondence are held at The New York Public Library and Cambridge University Library. 1820 (Book ref. 13147) £1850.00
Revolt in the North : Antrim and Down in 1798.
Dublin,, 1960 FIRST EDITION, 257-pp, 8vo, original cloth : very good copy in dw of this scholarly work 1960 (Book ref. 5943) £48.00
Mourne Country. Landscape and life in South Down.
Dundalk Dundalgan Press. 1951 4to, 226pp., illustrations, original cloth, spine faded. (Book ref. 2025) £25.00
Guide to North Down, Ards and District
Belfast: Carnaghan, Gildea & Co. First Edition First Printing Ex Library. Pictoral Softcover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Non Fiction no date circa 1980s.cracked spine.some loose pages.internally clean. (Book ref. 054580) £7.00
Twenty-Five Years Gone
Northern Ireland: Belfast and County Down Railway Museum Trust, 1975. First Edition First Printing Ex Library. Pictoral Softcover. Good ++. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0905196007 Non Fiction internally clean.wonderfully illustrated with photographs and illustrations.75pp (Book ref. 054438) £14.00
Twenty-Five Years Gone
Northern Ireland: Belfast and County Down Railway Museum Trust, 1975. First Edition First Printing Ex Library. Pictoral Softcover. Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0905196007 Non Fiction internally clean.wonderfully illustrated with photographs and illustrations.tear to tail of book cover spine.75pp (Book ref. 054437) £14.00
Twenty-Five Years Gone
Northern Ireland: Belfast and County Down Railway Museum Trust, 1975. First Edition First Printing Ex Library. Pictoral Softcover. Good ++. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0905196007 Non Fiction internally clean.wonderfully illustrated with photographs and illustrations.75pp (Book ref. 054436) £14.00