Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 10

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Dr SB Kennedy
February 2013
SINCE 1783
Early 19th Century Irish Language Manuscript Collection of Prose, Poems and
Verse in the hand of Peadar Ó Longáin
Provenance: 'An Seabhac' (Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha, 1883-1964). Inscribed by him to
have been purchased from Padraig O hAodhagain, O.S., 11 June 1944. Circa 1820. A
valuable handwritten collection, not signed by the scribe but in the hand of Peadar Ó
Longáin. 19th century original quarter calf with "IRISH MISCELLANY" gilt title on spine,
restored covers in red cloth, circa 1940, with printed bookplate "An Seabhac", 350pp.
Mostly prose with some poetry. Index in both English and Irish listing the following entries
(1) Tuireamh na hEireann - Ireland's Dirge - "Seán O' Connwll" (Sean Ó Conaill circa
1650); (2) Dán an Tobac - Praise of Tobacco ; (3) Dán no crm(h)aid(h) a Éire - Soul of
Ireland; (4) Laoi Taile M(h)ic a Treoin; (5) Parlimint Clan T(h)omais - (first book); (6)
Parlimint Clan T(h)omais - (second book); (7) Cat(h) C(h)luana Tarb(h) - Battle of Clontarf;
(8) Marb(h)ad(h) Brían Bároim(h)e - Death of B. Boroimhe; (9) Cat(h) MuCriob(h)e - A.D.
195 in the County Galway; (10) Oliall Olam - A Lamentation; (11) Cat(h) Corca - A.D. 154
A Battle; (12) Seilg & Fiadhach Righ Arthúir - A Hunt; (13) Laoi and Deirg - A Poem; (14)
Laoi an Amadáin Móir - The Big Fool. The text in typical form for examples by Ó Longáin
for this period, but the 19th Century rebinding resulting in the loss of the title page. Few
examples such as this in private hands and they rarely come up for sale.
€2,500-€3,500 (£2,190-£3,060 approx)
Early 19th Century Irish Language Manuscript Collection of Prose, Poems and
Verse in the hand of Peadar Ó Longáin
An original Irish language manuscript handwritten by Peadar Ó Longáin (1801-1861) in
1833, pp460, octavo, original calf. 19th century calf. The title page gives no details of a
patron so it therfore possible that Ó Longáin wrote it in the hope of selling or bartering it at
a later date. The contents include a mix of prose and poetry with approximately 200
pieces titled and some with added notes dating some of them from 16th to 18th centuries,
but mostly undated. A complete index survives at the rear of the text. Includes the work of
Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin, Seán Clárach Mac Domhnaill, Eoghan an Mhéirin Mac
Cartha, Domhnall Ó Colmáin, Tadhg Gaeleach Ó'Súilleabháin, Mícheál Óg Ó Longáin,
Domhnall na buile Mac Cárrthaigh and many others. At the end of one of his final entries
ÓLongain records his date of completion as 25 February 1833, to which a slightly later
note has been added giving some glowing praise of the scribe. This unique example
comes with remarkable provenance and included is a collection of 3 related letters dating
to the 1950s from Eibhlín Ní Séaghda in Killarney giving details of items in her possession
and brokering a deal to sell them to Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha. An extremely scarce and
desirable item. Provenance: Seághan Ó Séaghdha, Caherciveen; Rebound by John
Alphonsus Lyons 21/11/1887 Cahirciveen; Tomas Ó Séaghdha 2/12/1935; Eibhlín Ní
Séaghda, Killarney; 'An Seabhac' (Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha, 1883-1964).
€3,000-€4,000 (£2,620-£3,500 approx)
Late 19th Century Irish Language Manuscript prose, poetry and texts from Cork
A manuscript book, octavo, original green cloth, pp420, comprising of approximately 40
pieces written by Coromuc Mhá Cártha (Charles MacCarthy) from the parish of Cill Liath
in Cork. Described by the author as being written for his own personal use and signed by
him at regular intervals. An interesting mix of Munster poetry, with examples by Eoghan
Rua Ó Súilleabháin and Liam Rua Mac Coitir. Songs including Bean Dubh an Ghleanna.
Tales from the Fiannaíocht including an example of Tóraíocht Dhiarmada agus Gráinne.
Grammar and other notes used for the personal education and entertainment of the
author. Some with English translations. Undated but most of the contents coming from the
18th and 19th Century and with some references to Home Rule making it possible to date
this example. An extremely scarce and desirable item. 7 x 4.50 in.
€1,500-€2,000 (£1,310-£1,750 approx)
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