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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 Irish in Britain. From the Earliest Times to the Fall and Death of Parnell by Denvir, John

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. Ltd., 1892 First edition in hardcover. 462 pp. Some spotting and bubbling to cloth on boards, spine is age toned and dulled with some very faint call numbers near bottom. There are no stamps or any other indi...

From Ken Jackson


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


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


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


THE CROMWELLIAN SETTLEMENT OF IRELAND (1865) by Prendergast, John P. (1808-1893)

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green. Very Good. 1865. Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt design on front cover & lettering on spine. Text clean, tight & intact. (llxiv) 304pp. Complete with 3 large color fold out maps & tables...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


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


Leabhuir an Tsean Tiomna, bound together with An Tiomna Nuadh [Bible in Irish] by Beddell, William, and Daniel, William, translators

Large octavo, 16 x 24 cm, [2], 1306 pages. Cloth with gilt-stamped spine. Very good condition. This is the first complete Bible published in the Irish language by the British and Foreign Bible Society. Photos and scans of various copies of this Bible acc...

From Archway 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


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


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



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


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


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


Clonmel 1840-1900: Anatomy Of An Irish Town by O'Donnell, Sean

Geography Publications. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. 0906602513 . Book has some light bumping to corners of covers and small bump to bottom edge of front cover, front cover has very slightest of bows, pages 1 &a...

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