Wall of Steel, The History of the 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (SR)
North-West, 1988. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/Very Good. 232pp, illus, account of the regiment formed in 1939 and served throughout the war mainly overseas. Book and jacket are in very good condition (Book ref. AB000991) £39.50
S.Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry : Historical Guide 1938
Londonderry: Hempton, 1938. Illustrated by Illustrated. Third Edition. Card Covers. Very Good Plus/N/a. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 47pp. A well preserved booklet, being the 3rd Five thousand - puiblished in 1938. Illustrated with several b/w photographic plates and continaing a few contemporary advertisements. There is slight shelf wear to the front card cover and faint pencil inscription to the rear card cover. The staples holding the binding together are a little rusty. Previous price sticker to the front card cover. The textblock is very fresh, clean and tight. A very good plus copy. (Book ref. 227023) £5.00
THE LOUGH SWILLY RAILWAY
NEWTON ABBOTT: DAVID & CHARLES, 1964. 1st. Cloth. VG/Fair. 8vo Part 2 of the History of the narrow gauge lines in NW Ireland. Covers the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway, running west from Derry to the remote west coast of Donegal, home of the the largest narrow gauge engines to run in the British Isles. 189pp with photos and maps. VG copy in rather edge worn dw with minor loss. (Book ref. 002308) £19.00
Footsteps from the Past A Dander through the Townlands of Shantallow.
Londonderry: Greater Shantallow Area Partnership, 2006. 118 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. A very useful survey. Illustrated. Maps. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. (Book ref. 13323) £25.00
The Rise of Castlereagh. With a Foreword by the Marquess of Londonderry
Macmillan, 1933 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure (original tissue guard present) and 8 plates; original plum cloth, gilt back, fore-edge very faintly spotted, case a little shaken (but binding entirely sound), a very good, clean copy. With the trade ticket of The Times Book Club on rear paste-down. 'An excellent, fully documented study, ends at 1801' (Brown & Christie). Scarce in anything like this condition. Brown & Christie 177. (Book ref. 18643) £110.00
Report on the Geology of the county of Londonderry, and of parts of Tyrone and Fermanagh:
Dublin, Andrew Milliken and London, Brown Green and Longmans, 1843. Hardback, new brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pp. xxxii, 784, tables many, pls. 38 - of fossils, woodcuts 26, large folding coloured geological map at front with some tape reinforcement, plus folding plates A-I of which 5 are coloured geological sections, thick 8vo., a fine copy. (Book ref. 2805) £140.00
Dana: An Autobiography
London Hodder & Stoughton 1985 HB/DJ. VG/VG. SIGNED by Dana. First edition. Please see my photos. Very minor corner/edge wear on DJ (not price-clipped). Very clean and tight inside. Appears little used. In 1970 an unknown Irish girl from Derry/Londonderry won the Eurovision song contest with "All kinds of every thing" and was abruptly launched into stardom. DANA is engaging witty, often funny and sometimes deeply moving, revealing a woman of courage and determination. Illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs. (Book ref. 2690) £12.00
Report on the Geology of the County of Londonderry, and parts of Tyrone and Fermanagh .
Dublin: Millikin, Hodges & Smith, 1843.. Report on the Geology of the County of Londonderry, and parts of Tyrone and Fermanagh examined and described under the authority of the Master General and Board of Ordnance J E Portlock, published by Millikin, Hodges and Smith, Dublin 1843. In stiff cloth-covered boards size 24 by 15 cm. Uncut. 784 pages. With 38 plates, 9 folding plans and sections (some hand-coloured), plus a large folding hand-coloured OS map. Small faded stamp to title page and rebacked with the original spine. Good to VG condition. Images available. (Book ref. 873) £175.00
Late Developer A Greenhorn in Ghana 1960-65.
Darlington: Serendipity, 2006. xvii+194+15 pp. Illustrated in colour. The letters of the wife of a UN WHO worker back to family in County Londonderry, Norhern Ireland, and memoirs of life in Ghana. Near mint condition. (Book ref. 13257) £15.00
Derry Beyond the Walls Social and Economic Aspects of the Growth of Derry 1825-1850.
Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2002. xiii+173 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Illustrated, maps, charts. Glazed pictorial covers, in very good condition. (Book ref. 13255) £15.00
Mission Completed T.S. Mooney of Londonderry 1907-1986.
Lisburn: TSM Books 1986. 118pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. The life of a Presbyterian Minister from Londonderry (Book ref. 13290) £10.00
Annabel - An Unconventional Life - The Memoirs of Lady Annabel Goldsmith
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0297829661 A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which has a light crease to top edge and is not price clipped. xii + 274 pages. Londonderry Family Tree. 51 illustrations. The daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry, Annabel had a privileged upbringing, with parents who doted on their children, and idyllic years spent at the family homes, Mount Stewart and Wynyard. But her mother died tragically from cancer when Annabel was only 17, and Annabel, her sister and brother were left to cope with a father whose drinking and increasingly erratic behavious was becoming a burden on the whole family. Married at 19 to Mark Birley, Annabel's life became a whirlwind of glamorous parties, exotic holidays, much revolved around Annabel's - the Berkeley Square club that Mark Birley had founded in her name. Anabel and Mark had three children - Rupert, Robin and India Jane, however, in 1964, Annabel fell in love with, and later married, the charismatic entrepreneur, James Goldsmith. She had three more children - Jemima, Zac and Ben. Despite bearing the pressures of being one of three women in her husband's life, Annabel settled down to a happy family life at their home on the edge of Richmond Park. But tragedy was never far away: Rupert, her eldest son, died in an accident in West Africa in 1986 and in 1997, James Goldsmith died from cancer, after masterminding the Referendum Party. **** NOT EX LIB **** (Book ref. 008711) £10.00
Russian Journal of Lady Londonderry 1836-37
London: John Murray, 1973. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0719528518 A near Fine copy (Fine apart from neat initials and date to front endpaper) with dustjacket which is price clipped. 185 pages. 12 illustrations. Lady Londonderry's Journal, published now for the first time, gives an extraordinary, gripping and vivid picture of 19th century Russia. A keen observer who writes in a curiously modern way, and her impressions are full of vitality and not primarily concerned with political issues. Lord and Lady Londonderryand their son Lord Seaham toured Northern Europe and encountered extreme discomforts on their travels. Lord Londonderry had been named by Sir Robert Peel as Ambassador to St. Petersburg in his short lived minority government of 1834-35 but was forced to decline the post, but subsequently he and his wife decided to visit Russia. The Journal describes their friendship with the Tsar and Tsarina, the splendours of Imperial Russia, palaces and museums full of treasures, ceremonies and first-hand accounts with graphic descriptions. **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** **** NOT EX LIB **** (Book ref. 008707) £8.00
THE STORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR
1994, R J Leach Publishers, , 1873050151,324pp, illustration, maps, Good in lightly marked red boards., , The Marquess of Londonderry was one of Wellington's officers during the campaign in the Peninsular, making his account of particular interest. This is a 1994 facsimile edition of the original 1857 edition published by James Blackwood. (Book ref. 12822-01) £17.25
FORTIETH REPORT of the GENERAL PRISONS BOARD, IRELAND, 1917-1918. With an APPENDIX
Dublin: HMSO, 1918. 24pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. British Parliamentary Paper. Cmd.42. A clean copy. (Book ref. 158057) £12.00
THE LOUGH SWILLY RAILWAY
NEWTON ABBOTT: DAVID & CHARLES, 1988. 2nd (revised). Cloth. VG/VG. 8vo 0715391674 Part 2 of the History of the narrow gauge lines in NW Ireland. Covers the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway, running west from Derry to the remote west coast of Donegal, home of the the largest narrow gauge engines to run in the British Isles. 189pp with photos and maps. VG copy of the 2nd (revised) edition in dw. Scarce. (Book ref. 000478) £25.00
Geological Survey of Ireland - Londonderry District
Ordnance Survey - 1908 VG - Drift Series - map - 1" to 1mile - very detailed, showing roads and geological formation. Very thick, heavy duty folded paper. In very good condition. (Book ref. 59265) £15.00
The Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway: A History of the Narrow-Gauge Railways of North-West Ireland: Part Two
Dawlish: David & Charles, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall B002AG79VA Ex-Library (Book ref. 038151) £45.00
THE LONDONDERRY & LOUGH SWILLY RAILWAY
TRURO: BRADFORD BARTON, 1976. 1st. Cloth. VG/VG. Square 8vo 0851534473 Excellent photo album with rolling stock drawings of these narrow gauge lines serving NW Ireland, noted for operating the largest narrow gauge locomotives in the British Isles. 96pp mainly photographic. Fine copy in dw. Uncommon. (Book ref. 000022) £19.50
The Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender.
Kilkeel: Mourne Missionary Trust 1986. 55 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in good condition apart from an old crease across the bottom of the front cover. The story of the seige of Londonderry (Book ref. 13166) £15.00