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Dublin: Chamberlaine and Rice, P. Wogan and others, 1790.
Rare poetic epitaph for Captain CookTwo volumes, with both half-titles; contemporary mottled calf, flat spines gilt and with double red and green morocco labels. A fine and attractively bound set of voyages collected and edited for the enlightenment of younger...
Dublin: J. Exshaw, et al, 1772.
First Dublin editionOctavo, with a folding map and folding plate of native canoe; bookplate and old ownership inscriptions of the Le Power (later De la Poer, later still Lord Power) families; contemporary calf. The first Dublin edition, very scarce: a smaller format issue...
London: W. Stahan and T. Cadell, 1771.
Biographical and anecdotal history of the timesTwo volumes, quarto, with the erratum leaf in the second volume; a very good set in contemporary polished calf, with double spine labels in red and green morocco. A handsome set in a contemporary binding of...
London: Hall, Virtue and Co., circa 1850.
Quaint and nostalgic IrelandThree volumes, large octavo, with engraved titles, 18 coloured maps, 100 engraved plates and numerous vignettes throughout; an attractive set in contemporary brown half morocco, ornate spines with raised bands, all edges gilt. A handsome set of this famous...
London: nd. circa 1840. Engraving, 210mm x 142mm. Transported to Botany Bay on the convict ship Minerva in 1799. Holt was part of the United Irishmen group who formed in late 1791 in order to end social, political, economic and religious discrimination against Catholics and Presbyterians, and to prevent the...
London: Henry Colburn, 1838. Engraving, 210mm x 142mm, in fine condition. A wonderful portrait of Joseph Holt (1756-1826), one of the most prominent Irish convicts of the early years of settlement at Sydney Cove. In 1798 Holt joined a band of rebels engaged in six months of guerrilla conflict near...
London: Day & Haghe, 1840. Lithograph, 195 mm x 126 mm (leaf size). Portrait of Joseph Holt (1756-1826), one of the most prominent Irish convicts of the early years of settlement at Sydney Cove. In 1798 Holt joined a band of rebels engaged in six months of guerrilla conflict near...
London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1825. Printed bifolium, pp. -595, last blank, armorial letterhead, fine. An Act to facilitate the transportation of convicts from Ireland. This act enforces the uniform and standardised punishment of all subjects throughout the British empire with regard to the legal status of persons transported...
London: William Heinemann, 1929. Tall octavo, signed and numbered from a limited edition of 375, with twelve engravings (including frontispiece) unopened; in full vellum binding, gilt, bookplate. A very good copy of George Moore's decorative retelling of the Gospel story. Published by Heinemann, a private press from Covent Garden established...
Dublin: W. Wilson, 1777.
Send more handsome Tahitian menOctavo, complete with half-title; a fine untrimmed copy in the original marbled wrappers, a little browned at the edges. Rare verse satire taking the form of a "Poetical epistle" to the romantic figure Omai, the Tahitian who had thrilled London society...
London: Joseph Masters, 1857.
Prisons at mid-century, in the wake of transportationOctavo, x, 150 pp., a little foxing but very good in quarter rich brown morocco by Sangorski, original brown printed front cover bound in. Published shortly after the demise of transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen's...
London: G.G. and J. Robinson, J. Johnson, and others, 1798.
Prodigious universal biographyFifteen volumes, octavo, a lovely set in contemporary full calf, red spine label; front board of each volume blind stamped with family crest, previous owners name 'J. N. Webb' inscribed on endpaper of each volume. A new...
Glasgow: Cameron & Ferguson, circa 1869.
An Irish nationalist in Van Diemens LandSmall octavo, fine in recent cloth with the publisher's green illustrated wrappers and advertisements bound in. Scarce biography of Irish nationalist Thomas Meagher (1823-1867), transported to Van Diemen's Land for his role in the Young Ireland movement...