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
A collection of short stories by Pádraic Ó Conaire, pioneer of the Irish Literary Revival
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 beautifully bound little book discusses topics seen as important for orthodox Catholics in the seventeenth century, such as the location of Purgatory and what can be done for the people in it, as well as the issue of intentions in the use of indulgences.
A collection of belles lettres, ranging from classic authors such as St. Jerome, Cato Uticensis (Cato the Younger), Aurelian the Emperor (Marcus Aurelius), and Queen Zenobia, to ‘a large collection of original letters of love and friendship
Charles Rollin (1661-1741) was a French historian and educator and rector of the University of Paris for 2 years. Belles Lettres explains the method of teaching and studying literature
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.’
This book, from 1682, is set in a beautiful late renaissance style Pica Roman, with the dedicatory preface in italic and is decorated with woodcuts head and tail-pieces and decorative initials
Sioban Piercy’s exploration of the book as an art object has been internationally recognised and this is a unique set of four books with inkjet printing and hand worked ink drawings
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 once very popular little book, set in a modern type, is by the Spanish baroque dramatist and historian, Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra
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.
This book has a self-consciously Arts & Crafts feel about it, with its binding of quartered cloth over parchment, rounded spine, red page edges and very nice proportions. This copy is inscribed as a gift from W.W. Asquith, elder brother of HH Asquith, Liberal prime minister of the UK from 1908 to 1916
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
This is a simple cash-in on the disaster, padded out with fourteen ‘descriptive chapters giving a graphic and detailed account of the most interesting and historic disasters of the past from ancient times to the present day’ – but with a great piece of ‘sensational’ cover design!
The Bibliothèque Choisie, by Jean Le Clerc (Johannes Clericus) (1657 – 1736), while ostensibly encyclopedic in scope, focuses primarily on philosphical and theological issues of the day. The books are beautifully presented, and the title pages are all subtly different, with different elements rubricated in the different volumes, although the basic design and the woodcut remain the same throughout.
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