This is the edition of the complete works of William Hogarth produced by James Heath in 1822.
Many of the generation involved in the War for Independence, such as the McSwineys in Cork, learned their Irish through this book.
This story was part of a self-conscious attempt to establish a prose style based in spoken rather than archaic, literary Gaelic, and in it Pearse explores the child’s world
This collection of short stories, some of which had been previously published, was put together by Padraig Pearse in November 1915, and published in early 1916
The second edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare illustrated by the great Arthur Rackham. It contains 40 colour plates and 34 line drawings and is considered one of his masterpieces.
Cervantes Don Quixote Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London. (illustrated by Gustave Doré),1867 Cloth binding, gold lettering Published in quarto format by Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, London around 1867, this is the second edition Don Quixote, the first in a single volume. The 9.5 pound monster has approximately 750 pages and contains 370 illustrations. Doré [...]
This revised edition of a book by the French Jesuit Père Gabriel Daniel (1649–1728), first appeared in 1713, and became a major source book for the history of the French monarchy.
This attractive book is volume 5 of a 12-volume history written by Michel Le Vassor, (1646–1718), a French Protestant, historian, and critic of Louis XIV
This book is impressively designed, with a rubricated and illustrated title page, some woodcut headpieces and relatively modern looking typography.
Thackeray described Prior’s work as ‘amongst the easiest, the richest, the most charmingly humorous of English lyrical poems.’
The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse
This book by Richard Twiss from Rotterdam was one of the most controversial of the late 18th century because of its negative view of Ireland
Cooke’s Pocket Edition of the Original & Complete Works of Select British Poets (Smollett & Johnson) C. Cooke, London, 1796-7 Calf binding with gilt twisted rule on covers, tooled and gilt spine, red title label, marbled endpapers, illustrated. 9.5 x 15 x 1.5 cm. This book was probably originally sold in separate numbers, as it [...]
This impressively bound and well illustrated volume was a standard physiology textbook in its day, written by William B. Carpenter (1813-1885), a professor of physiology, with a strong commitment to scientific reason.
A classic piece of high Victoriana in design, the book features the work of Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) , a Scottish poet mainly remembered for his sentimental poetry.The work of Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) is presented as an additional text, and includes his famous The Deserted Village.
Catherine Yorke is a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) in Design in Visual Communications at the Athlone Institute of Technology. Her focus in her final project was to create a visual exploration on the theme of tea
A box set edition containing 20 silkscreen prints, 23 x 29.5 cm. event cards, an island survival kit, a rubberstamp, artistamps, tickets, a painted postcard and various objects
Visual poetry, collages, prints, multiples and objects in the fluxus manner with contributions from 23 invited artists from 11 countries.
Handpulled screenprinting accordion book between 2 painted and printed wooden covers
Albert Dupaigne Les Montagnes Mame et Fils, Tours, 1877 (3rd edition) Binding: 17 x 25 x 4 cm. Embossed red demi-shagreen, banding and gilt tooling on spine, gilded page edges, fully illustrated and seven colour maps. The beautiful maps were drawn by E. Dumas-Vorzet, a leading cartographer in nineteenth-century France, and engraved by Erhard, while [...]
The Child’s Companion and Juvenile Instructor was established by the Religious Tract Society (founded in 1799) as a journal of ‘true stories for young Protestants’. Fun was not on the agenda.
Nathaniel Hooke’s monumental History of Rome was a major work of eighteenth century scholarship, and remained a popular book well into the nineteenth century.
This well-known book contains an edited version of the letters of Thomas Wentworth (1593-1641), Lord-Deputy of Ireland from 1633 to 1640, who ruled with an iron hand. The letters and dispatches contain a wealth of detail of the period up to the eruption of 1641, and the book includes a biographical sketch of Strafford by Sir George Radcliffe (1593 –1657), Strafford’s confidential advisor from 1626 on.
Prideaux’s History of the Jews was very popular in the eighteenth century with many editions published, of which this is the fifth.
An unusual edition of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress is in a landscape format, produced as an ‘art book’ in 1844, with 22 illustrations by Henry Courtney Selous
An Universal history, from the earliest account of time. Compiled from original authors; and illustrated with maps, cuts, notes, &c. With a general index to the whole was a 65-volume universal history of the world published in London between 1736 and 1768.
The Old Testament Embellished with Engravings from pictures and Drawings by the Most eminent English Artists
One of the largest Bibles ever commercially produced, being issued in 6, or sometimes 7 volumes in an Elephant Folio format in 1800