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Rare Irish History Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Ireland has a fantastic history, and the booksellers at Biblio have amassed a great collection of rare Irish history books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are rare Irish songbooks and antique rare books on Irish culture as well. From books focusing on the prehistoric history of Ireland to more modern books on Ireland and Irish history, you will absolutely be able to find a great book in our rare Irish History Books page in our Rare Book Room.

THE HISTORY OF IRELAND. From the Invasion of Henry II. With a preliminary Discourse on the ancient state of that Kingdom. ---The Third Edition, corrected by LELAND. THOMAS

R. Moncrieffe. Dublin. 1774. THREE VOLUMES. Third edition, corrected. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.4 inches). Contemporary full tan calf. The spines with five raised bands. Compartments with double gilt ruled lines and gilt stamped centre decorations. Red and green lab...

From Paul Foster Books


The state of the Protestants of Ireland under the late King James's government: in which their carriage towards him is justified, and the absolute necessity of their endeavouring to be freed from his government, and of submitting to their present Majesties is demonstrated. by KING, William

1692 State of Irish Protestants IRELAND William King Church of England Jacobites"A valuable work, highly praised!" (Lowndes)William King was a 17th-century Irish Anglican archbishop who served the Church of Ireland. King was a major proponent of the Glori...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Sloinnte Gaedheal Is Gael - Irish Names and Surnames by Bhulbh, Padraig De

Ireland: Baile Atha Cliath, 1906. IN GOOD + CONDITION. vii, [1], 100pp, bound in purple cloth, with binding tight. Text in English and Gaelic. Covers show upper/lower backstrip edge wear, cracked hinges, pages age darkened, foxing, occasional closed t...

From Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member


Dark Rosaleen by Bowen, Marjorie

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933. IN VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION, with a Dust Jacket illustrated by N. C. WYETH, in Very Good Condition, protected in a mylar cover. ASSOCIATION COPY - with bookplate of Francis M. O'Brien, Author and Legendary Maine ...

From Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member


A LAD OF THE O'FRIEL'S by MacManus, Seamus

London: Isbister & Co., 1903. Decorated green cloth, lettered in gilt and white. Very slightly shaken, two ownership signatures on free endsheet, tips a bit rubbed, but a good, sound copy. First UK edition, published the same year as the US edition, in a...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


In the Celtic Past by MacManus, Anna (Ethna Carbery)

NY: Funk & Wagnalls Company IN VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION. 120pp, bound in decorative green cloth, bright gilt lettering, binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, NOR INSCRIPTIONS. Small corner check mark on verso of ffp, small damp mark along portions of ...

From Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member


The Insurrection in Dublin by Stephens, James

New York: The Macmillan Co,, 1916. Very Good, moderate foxing, mostly to end pages and edges of page block, light rubbing to cloth. Gilt bright. An important work by the Irish novelist and poet James Stephens, presenting an eyewitness account of the 1916 ...

From Dale Steffey Books


The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Embellished with Several Engravings .... by Hardiman (James)

Dublin: Printed By W. Folds and Sons, 1820. First Edition., 1820. 4to. Half-calf & marbled boards. Rebound, the original spine laid down. xvi + 320 + lvi + 4 pp. Frontispiece & 10 plates, and three vignettes in the text. Ownership inscription of 1...

From Renaissance Books


Etruria-Celtica. Etruscan Literature and Antiquities Investigated; or, The Language of That Ancient and Illustrious People Compared and Identified with the Iberno-Celtic, and Both Shown to be Phoenician - Vol. I by Betham, Sir William

Dublin: Philip Dixon Hardy and Sons, 1842. IN FAIR CONDITION. Complete with folding frontis of the Fourth Eugubian Table, 1 map and a plate of the Perugian Stone. Lacks backstrip, a few pages detached, embossed ownership on title page. Volume 1 only. ...

From Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member


My Father and Mother Were Irish by O'Donovan-Rossa, Margaret

NY: The Devin-Adair Company. Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, boards worn and stained, penciled . owner name on front free endpaper.. 1939. First Printing. Hardcover. Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Frontispiece p...

From Old Saratoga Books


The Sign of the Stag - A Chimera by McKenna, J. E. / McKenna J. R. / McKenna, P. A

Rumford, Maine: The Rumford Publishing Company, 1973. IN VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION. ASSOCIATION COPY - from the personal collection of Francis M. O'Brien, author and Legendary Maine Bookseller, with his signature, bookplate and occasional pencil notatio...

From Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member



Dublin: Printed by Thomas Walker at Cicero's Head, 1788. 720,[8]pp. plus engraved title and seventy- five engraved plates (including frontis), some folding. Large, thick octavo. Contemporary calf. Bound without wrappers. Year written in ink in an early h...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Nineteen Acres by Healy, John

Galway, Ireland: Kenny's Bookshop & Art Gallery, 1978. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Stated First Edition. The Book Is Bound In Blue Cloth With Gilt Stamped Lettering On The Spine. The B...

From Granada Bookstore (Member IOBA)


IRISH HOME RULE.----Bound with. THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AND NAVAL POLICY. Speeches delivered by the Rt.Hon.Winston Churchill,M.P by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.;

The Liberal Publication Department. London.,1912. FIRST EDITIONS OF 2 RARE SPEECHES. Bound into a volume of the Pamphlets and leaflets for 1912 by the Liberal Publication Department complete with 18 other speeches on subjects including Home Rule, Free Tr...

From Paul Foster Books


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