Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 59

SINCE 1783
1917-1951: ‘The Irish Book
Lover Ceist Agus Freagra’
Dublin: Ó Lochlainn, sign of
The Three Candles,
Comprising of 55 issues
(+one index): Vol. VIII. Nos.
9-10 & Vol. IX. Nos. 3 & 4;
Vol. XIV. Nos. 11-12; Vol XVI.
No. 3; Vol XVII. Nos.1-2, 4-6;
Vol. XVIII Nos. 1 & 5. ; Vol.
XIX Nos.1-3 & 5-6.; Vol. XX.
Nos. 1-2 & 4 & 6 ; Vol. XXI
Nos. 1-3 & No. 6.; Vol. XXII.
Nos. 2, 4-5; Vol. XXIII. Nos. 1, 3-4 & 6; Vol. XIV Nos. 3, 5-6; Vol. XXV Nos. 1-
3,; Vol. XXVI No. 4; Vol. XXVII. Nos. 2-5; Vol. XXVIII. Nos. 1 & 3; Vol. XXX.
No. 5,; Vol. XXX. No. 2, 1947, 1948; Vol. XXXI No. 5. February, 1951. Scarce
sought after publication. (55 items) 9 x 5.75in. (22.86 x 14.61cm)
500 (£260-£440 approx)
1929: Grace Plunkett Twelve Nights At The Abbey Theatre
Dublin, Sign of the Three Candles, 1929, Oblong Folio. Linen on paper
boards with title label laid on front cover. Limited to an edition of 200 of
which this is 97. With 12 illustrations by Grace Plunkett of some of the
leading Abbey players. 10 x 12in. (25.40 x 30.48cm)
500 (£260-£440 approx)
Synge. J. M., Playboy of the Western World, with Le Brocquy
illustrations and Riders to The Sea with linocuts by Tate Adams.
Barre Massachusetts, The Imprint Society 1970, printed by The Dolmen
Press, limited edition of 1950, signed by the editor Stanley Sultan and the
artist Louis le Brocquy, six of whose brush drawings are reproduced from
direct separations made by the artist. The second Dolmen Press and Oxford
University Press 1969, limited edition of 750. (2)
300 (£220-£260 approx)
‘Tales from the Notebook of a Sportsman’ by Ivan Turgenev, Pádraic Ó
Conaire’s signed copy
Translated from the Russian by Edward Richter, Lamley & Co. London 1895,
247pp, original boards. Signed on the free front endpaper by Pádraic Ó
Conaire. 8 x 5in. (20.32 x 12.70cm)
200 (£130-£170 approx)
1721: John Urry ‘The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer...’
‘..., Compared with the former editions, and many valuable mss. out of
which, three tales are added which were never before printed; by John
Urry, student of Christ-Church, Oxon. Deceased : Together with a Glossary’
London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, Between the Temple Gate , 1721. First
Edition. Elephant Folio. Full calf with ornate design on covers and
decorative gilt spine with red mo. label and title gilt. A desirable volume.
16 x 10in. (40.64 x 25.40cm)
1,200 (£790-£1,050 approx)
1864. Speranza (Lady Wilde), 1888. Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms,
and Superstitions of Ireland and 1867. Wilde, William R. Lough Corrib,
Its Shores and Islands
Speranza (Lady Wilde. Poems. Dublin: Duffy, 1864. First Edition. Hardback.
Good / No Jacket. Pages, vii, 233. Decorative original green cloth covers
with gilt design. Inscription on rear of title page. Covers & spine ends
bumped & rubbed. Ex - institutional library. Usual stamps. Good overall.
Wilde, Lady (“Speranza”). Ancient Legends, Msytic Charms, and
Superstitions of Ireland. London: Ward and Downey, 1888. Original Green
Cloth Gilt. Good Pp xii, 347. Wilde, William R. Lough Corrib, Its Shores and
Islands: With Notices of Lough Mask. Dublin: M’Glashan & Gill, 1867.
Second Edition. 8vo. Cloth Gilt. Fair Pp. x, 306. Illustrated. Signed by Bishop
of Galway F.J. MacCormack
250 (£170-£220 approx)
Wormald, Peter. Enchanted Country
Bombay: For Private Circulation Only , 1945. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Very
Good Pages, (vii), 48. All 11 plates called for are present. Undated, but with
neat ink inscription on dedication page in black ink reads: “Dee with Love
April ‘45.” Not in Yakushi, Neate, Perret, and no copies located at the
Alpine Club, National Library of Scotland, OCLC or COPAC. A record of the
author and his companion Lolly Leyden’s journey up the Jumna valley. No
indication how many copies issued. However a very small print run likely.
7.50 x 5in. (19.05 x 12.70cm)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
1912: Jack B. Yeats ‘Life in the West of Ireland’
Dublin: Maunsel, 1912. First Edition. Cloth Gilt. Illustrated with 8 colour
prints, 32 line drawings and 16 reproductions from paintings. A very good
copy of a sought after book
9.75 x 7.50in. (24.77 x 19.05cm)
500 (£350-£440 approx)
Birmingham, G.A. Irishmen All illustrated by Jack. B. Yeats
T. N. Foulis, London & Edinburgh 1914 225pp. Illustrated throughout by
Jack B. Yeats. 8.50 x 5in. (21.59 x 12.70cm)
80 (£50-£70 approx)
Music including Flood: History of Irish Music.
Flood : History of Irish Music. Dublin 1905; Smith :Handel A Descriptive of
Early Editions. Oxford 1970; Smith : Bibliography of Musical Works
Published by John Walsh 2 vols; British Union Catalogue of Early Music. 2
vols London 195;
Hunter : Opera and Song Books Published in England. London 1997; and 12
others, with a collection of booksellers specialist music catalogues.
200 (£130-£170 approx)
...Irish Artists for Amnesty International
book with autographs
In the time of shaking, Irish artists for Amnesty International
. A wonderful
illustrated book. This example with the autographs of 38 of the artists
including Robert Ballagh, Barrie Cooke, William Crozier, Donald Teskey,
Patrick Scott, Anne Madden, Louis le Brocquy, Rowan Gillespie etc. 11 x
9.50in. (27.94 x 24.13cm)
400 (£260-£350 approx)
Art: Benezit Dictionary of Artists.
14 Volumes. Paris 2006.
150 (£100-£130 approx)
The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland
limited edition by
J. G. Millais
Longmans, Green & Co. London, quarter cloth, 3 vols, limited to an edition
of 1025 of which this is 297. An excellent publication with many engraved
plates. 14 x 13in. (35.56 x 33.02cm)
250 (£130-£220 approx)
Irish houses and architectural books including ‘Seats and Demesnes of
the Nobility and Gentry of Ireland’ limited edition
Comprising of ‘Seats and Demesnes of the Nobility and Gentry of Ireland,
engravings by Thomas Milton 1783-94’ reproduced under the direction of
Leslie Hewitt for Boethius Press, Kilkenny, 1983, limited to an edition of
585 of which this is 99. ‘Vanishing Country Houses of Ireland’ by The
Knight of Glin, David J. Griffin and Nicholas K. Robinson, The Irish
Architectural Archive and The Irish Georgian Society, 1988. ‘Great Irish
Houses and Castles’ by Jacqueline O’Brien and Desmond Guinness,
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1992. (3 items)
100 (£70-£90 approx)
I...,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58 60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,...101