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1 A.E. (George W. Russell) GIBBON, Monk. ed. RUSSELL, George Living Torch. US, no dj
Macmillan, 1938, 
A.E. (George W. Russell). The Living Torch. Edited by Monk Gibbon with an introductory essay. NY: Macmillan, 1938. Pp. 381. 8vo, green cloth. Denson 57a. A collection of essays and biographical notes. Spine rubbed, inkstamp to ffep, else vg. 30.00

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2 ABBEY THEATRE] Macnamara, Brinsley, commentary Abbey Plays. in dj
Sign of the Three Candles, 0, 
(ABBEY THEATRE). Abbey Plays 1899-1948 including the productions of the Irish Literary Theatre. With a Commentary by Brinsley Macnamara and an Index of Playwrights. Dublin: Printed & Pub. at the Sign of the Three Candles, n.d. Pp 84. Sm 8vo, printed card covers, with printed dustjacket. A list of first nights. Vg in dj (a few tiny tears). 40.00

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3 Acts of Parliament] Act for the more effectual securing the Duties now payable on Foreign-made Sail Cloth imported into this Kingdom; and for charging all Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for explaining a Doubt concerning Ships being obliged...
Printed by Thomas Baskett, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, London, 1746, 
[Acts of Parliament]. An Act for the more effectual securing the Duties nowpayable on Foreign-made Sail Cloth imported into this Kingdom; and for cha rging all Foreign-made Sails with a Duty; and for explaining a Doubt concerning Ships being obliged at their first setting out to Sea, to be furnishedwith one complete Set of Sails made of British Sail Cloth . [cover adds: A nno Regni Georgii II. Regis, Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberinae, Decimo Nono. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the First Day ofDecember, Anno Dom. 1741, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovere ign Lord George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Seventeenth Day of October, 1745, being the Fifth Session of this present Parliament]. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, 1746. Pp. (2)<455-462. Tall 8vo, disbound wraps. An act issued in order to stimulate domestic sail cloth production and usage aboard English ships. P. 461 includes information on sail cloth manufacture and sale in the North American colonies. Occasional light foxing, else vg. 75.00

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4 AFLALO, F.G. Sunset Playgrounds : Fishing Days and Others in California and Canada. First Edition
Witherby & Co., 1909., London, Witherby & Co., 1909., 1909, 
AFLALO, F.G. Sunset Playgrounds : Fishing Days and Others in California andCanada. London : Witherby & Co., 1909. First Edition. Pp. (2),[iii]-xii,(2 ),[3]-251,(1) + frontispiece + 31 plates of photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Hand, A Bookman's Guide to Hunting, Shooting, Angling, and Related Subjects, A45. Leaving Britain on the liner Tagus and returning on the Empress of Ireland. Part I. From the Solent to the Golden Gates. 1. Days on the Caribbean; 2. New Orleans; 3. A Railroad Journey. Part II. California. 1. San Francisco; 2. The Lake of My Dreams [Lake Tahoe]; 3. The Finest Sea-Fishing in the World; 4. The Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees. Part III. - Two Cities. 1. A City of Roses [Portland, Oregon]; 2. Good-Bye to the States [Seattle, Washington]. Part IV. Canada. 1. The Pacific Slope; 2.The Rockies; 3. Cities of the Plain [Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal] . With index. Weat to cloth, corners bumped, wear to inner hinges, else very good with clean interior. 45.00

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5 AKENSON, Donald A. Irish Education Experiment : The National System of Education in the Nineteenth Century. in dj
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970, 
AKENSON, Donald A. The Irish Education Experiment : The National System of Education in the Nineteenth Century. L: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. Pp. 430. 8vo, green cloth. Vg in torn dj. 45.00

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6 AKENSON, Donald H. SKEOCH, Alan E. MANNION, John McINNIS, R.M. Canadian Papers in Rural History, Volume III
Langdale Press, Gananoque, ON, 1982, ISBN:096907722x 
AKENSON, Donald H., ed. Canadian Papers in Rural History, Volume III . Gananoque, ON: Langdale Press, (1982). Pp. (6),7-256. 8vo, reddish-brown cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Contents: R.M. McInnis's "A Reconsideration of the State of Agriculture in Lower Canada in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century"; Darrell A. Norris and Victor Konrad's "Time, Context, and House Type Validation: Euphrasia Township, Ontario"; John Clarke's "The Activity of an Early Canadian Land Speculator in Essex County, Ontario:Would the Real John Askin Please Stand Up?"; Gerald Bloch's "Robert Gourla y's Vision of Agrarian Reform"; Peter A. Russell's "Upper Canada: A Poor Man's Country? Some Statistical Evidence"; Bruce E. Batchelor's "Economy and Society in Central Alberta on the Eve of Autonomy: The Case of the SLHC"; Alan E. Skeoch's "Developments in Plowing Technology in Nineteenth-Century Canada"; John Mannion's "The Waterford Merchants and the Irish-Newfoundland Provisions Trade, 1770-1820"; and Donald H. Akenson's "Ontario: Whatever Happened to the Irish?". Previous owner's name inked to ffep, else very good.25.00

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7 AKENSON, Donald Harman If the Irish Ran the World: Montserrat, 1630-1730. First Edition, Paperback
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 1997, ISBN:0773516867 
AKENSON, Donald Harman. Being Had : Historians, Evidence, and the Irish in North America. Being the Joanne Goodman Lectures of the University of Western Ontario, 1997. Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1997). First Edition, Paperback. Pp (8).[ix]-x,(4),[3]-273,(1). With maps and tables in the text. 8vo, grey, black and red cardcovers, black spine. Donald Harman Akenson FRSC, FRHS (b. May 22, 1941, Minneapolis, Minnesota). . "What would have happened if the Irish had conquered and controlled a vast empire? Would they have been more humane rulers than the English? Using theCaribbean island of Montserrat as a case study of "Irish" imperialism, Don ald Akenson addresses these questions and provides a detailed history of the island during its first century as a European colony. Montserrat, although part of England's empire, was settled largely by the Irish and provides an opportunity to view the interaction of Irish emigrants with English imperialism in a situation where the Irish were not a small minority among whitesettlers. Within this context Akenson explores whether Irish imperialism o n Montserrat differed from English imperialism in other colonies. Akenson reveals that the Irish proved to be as effective and as unfeeling colonists as the English and the Scottish, despite the long history of oppression in Ireland. He debunks the myth of the "nice" slave holder and the view that indentured labour prevailed in the West Indies in the seventeenth century. He also shows that the long-held habit of ignoring ethnic strife within the white ruling classes in the West Indies is misconceived. If the Irish Ran the World provides interesting insights into whether ethnicity was central to the making of the colonial world and the usefulness of studies of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English imperialism in the Americas." -p. [i]. 1. Who's in Charge?; 2. Ireland's Neo-Feudal Empire, 1630-1650; 3. From Neo-Feudalism to Crown Rule, 1650-1680; 4. Capitalism at a Gallop, 1680-1730; 5. The Long Wind-Down: After 1730; 6. Usable Traditions; Appendix A: The 1678 Census; Appendix B: The Census of 1729; With Notes; Bibliography; Index.Very good. 30.00

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8 AKENSON, Donald Harman Irish in Ontario: A Study in Rural History
McGill-Queen's University Press, Kingston and Montreal, 1984, ISBN:0773504303 
AKENSON, Donald Harman. The Irish in Ontario : A Study in Rural History. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, (1984). Pp. 266. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated tan cloth with green lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Irish in Ontario ; 2. Leeds and Lansdowne Township in the Loyalisst Era, 1787-1816 ; 3. Justification: Neither by Works nor by Faith? 1812-1814 ; 4. The Irish and the New Rural Order, 1816-1849 ; 5. The Irish and theNew Rural Order, 1849-1871 ; 6. Gananoque, 1849-1871: Yet Another Canadian Birmingham ; 7. And What Is the Significance? Name to ffep, else vg. Uncom mon in hardcover. 50.00

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9 AKENSON, Donald Harman O'BRIEN, Conor Cruise) Conor : A Biography of Conor Cruise O'Brien. 2vols in dj
McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994, ISBN:0773512551 
AKENSON, Donald Harman. Conor : A Biography of Conor Cruise O'Brien. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, (1994). In Two Volumes: I. Narrative; II. Anthology. Pp. 573; 356. 8vo, black paper covered boards, silver titles to spines. A biography of one of the most controversial and constructive figures in modern Irish history and politics. He was a relentless campaigner against terrorism while a member of the Parliament, a position which, perhaps, eventually led to the loss of his seat. He later became the editor-in-chief of the London Observer. Vg in djs. for the set 50.00

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10 ALEXANDER, Calvert Catholic Literary Revival : Three Phases in its Development From 1845 to the Present
Bruce Publishing Co., 1935, 
ALEXANDER, Calvert. The Catholic Literary Revival : Three Phases in its Development From 1845 to the Present. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Co., (1935).Pp 399. 8vo, pressed red cloth. Chapters include J. Henry Newman, Coventry Patmore, G.M. Hopkins, Francis Thompson, Alice Meynell, Chesterton, Baring , Belloc, etc., etc.. From the Science and Culture Series, edited by JosephHusslein. Some dampstaining, fading to spine, several portions cut from dj affixed to ffep, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else vg. 20.00

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11 ALLESCH, Jürgen, (ed.) Regional Development in Europe : Recent Initiatives and Experiences : Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Science Parks and Innovation Centres, held in Berlin, November 12-13, 1987
Walter de Gruyter, Berlin & New York , 1989, 
ALLESCH, Jürgen, (ed.). Regional Development in Europe : Recent Initiativesand Experiences : Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Sc ience Parks and Innovation Centres, held in Berlin, November 12-13, 1987. Berlin & New York : Walter de Gruyter, 1989. Pp (14),[1]-368,(2). 8vo. purple paper-covered boards. Partial contents: "Technical and Market Changes andRegional Development Potential" by Hans-Jurgen Ewers; The Science Paik Phe nomenon and Regional Development" by Pierre Laffitte; "European Community Regional Policy Developments" by T. Joseph Mulcahy; "Science Parks in Europe" by Pierre-Yves Tesse; "Regional Development Policy in Europe" by Dirk JanDekker; "Strategies of Regional Development in Europe and TIL Activity in the Context of an lnnovation-Oriented Regional Policy" by Antonio Pedinelli; "Regional Development Policies in the OECD Countries: Trends and Coments on Recent Developments" by Jean Paul de Gaudemar; "Strategic Management of Endogenous Regional Development Processes" by Alexander Gerybadze; "Innovation and National-Level Regional Development and Planning Policies in France" by Véronique Debisshop; "Recent Changes in the Policy Tools for the Development of Italy's Mezzogiorno" by Nino Novacco; "Local initiatives for the Promotion of Innovationin the Federal Republic of Germany"; by Hans Heuer; "The Development of Regional Technology Centres in Great Britain: An Overview and Progress Report in the Context of Technology Policy in the United Kingdom"; by David Croome and David Hardy; "Industrial Technological Complexes: A Case Study of Brazil"; by Marilia-Rosa Millan, Jacob Frenkel and J.G. Malcher; "Innovation-Oriented Policy on the Regional Level as Well as in Border Areas of Southern Germany"; by Holger Haldenwang; "Regional Development and Vocational Training"; by Maria Pierret; "Conceptualization of Technology Centres and Regional Venture Capital Funds in Conformity with the Market Conditions"; by Klaus-Dieter Otto"; "Models for the Creation of New Business Ventures in the Vicinity of Science Parks and Universities"; by Harry Nicholls; "Enterprise Creation in Italy: The Role of SPI"; by Giovanni de Felice and Claudio Fornari; "Mobilizing Higher Educational Institutions as a Source of New Technology Based Firms"; by Andrew J. Gould; "Dutch Spin-Off Companies as a Means for Successful International Technology Transfer: The Case of the University of Twente"; by Dick van Barnefeld; "Tecnopolis: Between International Tendencies and Regional Development"; by Umberto Bozzo; "Technology Transfer: Enhancing Scotland's Competitiveness"; by David Lightbody; "Lifelong Education and Training as Decisive Factors of Regional "Training for Innovation"- a Programme for Berlin's Industry"; by Dagmar Brodde;"Structural Changes in the Ruhr Area: Development Strategies in Promoting Innovations and Technology and Knowledge Transfer"; by Michael Morath; "Technology Based Économie Development in î Northern Ireland"; by Thomas B. Copestake; and many more. Very good 40.00

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12 Almanac Companion to the Almanac. M.DCC.LXI. 1761 The Tenth Edition.
Printed for T. Jefferys, London, 1760, 
(Almanac). A Companion to the Almanac. M.DCC.LXI. The Tenth Edition. London: Printed for T. Jefferys, [...], [1760]. Pp (4),[1]-25,(1),1-185,(1). Ill ustrated with 25 pages of Coats of Arms. Small 8vo, full brown calf. Of nautical interest : IV. The Royal Navy of Great Britain, with the Names of allthe Admirals, Captains, Masters, and Lieutenants, the Dates of their respe ctive Commissions, and the Pay of every Man on board (pp 129-151). Containing, I. Correct Lists of the Peers of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British House of Commons; with their Places under the Government, Family Connections, and Places of residence. II. Lists of the Great Officers of State, Officers of the Household of his Majesty, D. Of York, the Princess Dowager, the Duke, &c. III. Officers belonging to all the public Offices in England, with their Business and Salaries; a copious List of the Army, the Field Officers, with their Pay, and where stationed. IV. The Royal Navy of Great Britain, with the Names of all the Admirals, Captains, Masters, and Lieutenants, the Dates of their respective Commissions, and the Pay of every Manon board. V. The trading Companies, Hospitals and Charities, with an Accou nt of their first Institutions. Also, The Establishment of Scotland : Peers, Baronets, Principal Officers of State, Judges, and Commissioners. The Establishment of Ireland : Peers and Baronets, Principal Officers of State, Judges and Commissioners. With the Arms of all the Peers of Great Britain andIreland, not to be met with in any other Book of this Kind. To which is ad ded, A Map of the Coast and Rivers of France, neatly engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to his Majesty. Heavy wear to calf, covers detached, foxed, LACKING MAP, penned name and numbers, else good only. As is. 100.00

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Book of British Topography : A Classified Catalogue of the Topographical Works in the Library of the British Museum relating to Great Britain and Ireland, ANDERSON, John P.
13 ANDERSON, John P. Book of British Topography : A Classified Catalogue of the Topographical Works in the Library of the British Museum relating to Great Britain and Ireland
Satchel, London, 1881, 
ANDERSON, John P. The Book of British Topography : A Classified Catalogue of the Topographical Works in the Library of the British Museum relating to Great Britain and Ireland. London : W. Satchell & Co., 1881. Pp (6),[vii]-xvi,[1]-472,(4,ads). 8vo, brown cloth, t.e.g. Hinges cracked, a few pages foxed, else vg. 125.00

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14 ANDREWS, J.H. Maps in Those Days : Cartographic Methods Before 1850. First Edition in dustjacket.
Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2009, ISBN:9781846821882 
ANDREWS, J.H. Maps in Those Days : Cartographic Methods Before 1850. (Dublin) : Four Courts Press, (2009). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xviii,1-549,(9).With dozens of black and white illustrations. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt l ettering to spine. "For some years the emphasis in map-historical literature has been either on traditional cartobibliography or on various cultural, social and ideological aspects of the mapping process. By contrast, few recent books have described what early cartographers actually did. 'Maps in those days' addresses this question. It deals with non-thematic maps of all kinds and of all parts of the world frome arliest times to the mid-nineteenth century, with particular reference to classical antiquity, the Renaissance and the Enlightenment in Europe and in countries of European settlement, especially Britain and Ireland. A brief introduction to map history is followed by a review of the scientific or pseudo-scientific presuppositions that cartographers have brought to their task. Later chapters deal wtih different phases of production -- sketching, instrumental suveying, plotting and projection. The contents of topographical, military, exploratory and maritime maps are distinguished, and consideration is given to methods of relief representation and to placenames. Production then gives way to presentationas maps are seen in the course of being copied, re-compiled, edited and em bellished. This book should interest researchers who use early maps as historical sources as well as connoisseurs of cartography for its own sake." - from the dustjacket. Very good in crisp dustjacket. Due to the weight of this book -- about four pounds -- extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on overseas orders. 75.00

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Annual Register or a View of the History, Politicks Politics and Literaturefor the Years  : 1758 to 1808, Annual Register BURKE, Edmund
15 Annual Register BURKE, Edmund Annual Register or a View of the History, Politicks Politics and Literaturefor the Years : 1758 to 1808
Dodsley and others, London, 1758, 
Annual Register . Annual Register or a View of the History, Politicks / Politics and Literature for the Year. London
The Annual Register (originally subtitled "A View of the History, Politicks and Literature of the Year ... ") is a long-established reference work, written and published each year, which records and analyses the year’s major events, developments and trends throughout the world.
It was first written in 1758 under the editorship of Edmund Burke. This collection contains much on the wars and revolutions of the eighteenth century, as well as chronicling development in most spheres of endeavour.
"The Annual Register was created in 1758 by the publishers James and Robert Dodsley. On 24 April 1758 the Dodsley brothers signed a contract with Edmund Burke (1729–97) to write and edit the material for The Annual Register, which was conceived as an annual publication which would review the history, politics and literature of the day.
Born in Ireland, Burke had trained as a lawyer before abandoning this field and turning to writing. He was an up-and-coming member of the intelligentsia and had already written several notable works, published by Dodsley. According to his contract with Dodsley, Burke was paid £100 per annum as editor of The Annual Register. In its original form, The Annual Register comprised a long historical essay on the “History of the Present War” (the Seven Years' War 1756–63), a Chronology, which gave an account of interesting and noteworthy events in Britain over the previous year, and a collection of “State Papers”, a miscellany of primary source material which included official documents, speeches,letters and accounts. In his preface to the 1758 volume Burke noted the difficulties he had faced in writing the history section of the book. Taking the “broken and unconnected materials” and creating from them “one connected narrative” had been, he commented, “a work of more labour than may at first appear”. Nevertheless, his perseverance and skill as an historian meant that by the time of its publication the first volume of The Annual Register contained a unique, contemporaneous account of the war, analysing its origins and development with a perspective not readily available at the time in newspapers or magazines. As a result the book sold widely, with the first volume going through five editions in its first 10 years. Given the conventions of the day, within which journalism was seen as a disreputable profession for a gentleman, Burke was publicly reticent about his connection with The Annual Register. However, his biographers are in agreement that Burke wrote and edited the book single-handedly until 1765 when he entered Parliament. From this time Thomas English was closely involved in writing the book and is regarded by some authorities as having taken over the editorship from Burke in that year. Scholars are divided on the question of Burke’s association with the book thereafter, although many suggest that he continued to contribute to the history section and that he played a significant role in overseeing The Annual Register’s compilation until the 1790s, even though much of the editorial work by this stage was being done by others."

See William B. Todd's A Bibliography of Edmund Burke, (2nd ed., 1982) pp.45-68, for Burke’s involvement with the Annual Register.

1. [...] for the Year 1758.Second Edition, 1761.
2. [...] for the Year 1759. Fifth Edition, 1769.
3. [...] for the Year 1760. Fourth Edition, 1767.
4. [...] for the Year 1761. Third Edition, 1772.
5. [...] for the Year 1762. Second Edition, 1766.

6. [...] for the Year 1763. Third Edition, 1768. Has four folding maps including "New Map of the British Dominions in North America" by Kitchin. The first map showing Canada and Florida as parts of the British Empire.

7. [...] for the Year 1764. First Edition, 1765.
8. [...] for the Year 1765. First Edition, 1766.
9. [...] for the Year 1766. Second Edition, 1772.
10. [...] for the Year 1767. Second Edition, 1772.
11. [...] for the Year 1768. First Edition, 1768.
12. [...] for the Year 1769. First Edition, 1770.
13. [...] for the Year 1770. First Edition, 1771.
14. [...] for the Year 1771. First Edition, 1772.
15. [...] for the Year 1772. Third Edition, 1780.
16. [...] for the Year 1773. Third Edition, 1780.
17. [...] for the Year 1774. Second Edition, 1778.
18. [...] for the Year 1775. Third Edition, 1780.

19. [...] for the Year 1776. First Edition, 1777. Importantly this volume of the Annual Register is a first edition as the American Declaration of Independence appears here on pp.261-270, said to be its earliest printing in book form. It is in a section on State Papers, headed "Reasons assigned by the Continental Congress, for the North-American Colonies and Provinces withdrawing their allegiance to the King of Great-Britain."

20. [...] for the Year 1777. Fifth Edition, 1805.
21. [...] for the Year 1778. Third Edition, 1786.
22. [...] for the Year 1779. Fourth Edition, 1802.
23. [...] for the Year 1780. First Edition, 1781.
24. [...] for the Year 1781. Third Edition, 1800.
25. [...] for the Year 1782. Third Edition, 1800.
26. [...] for the Year 1783. Second Edition, 1800.
27. [...] for the Year 1784 and 1785. Second Edition, 1800.
28. [...] for the Year 1786. First Edition, 1788.
29. [...] for the Year 1787. Second Edition, 1789.
30. [...] for the Year 1788. Second Edition,1790.
31. [...] for the Year 1789. First Edition, 1792.
32. [...] for the Year 1790. ? Edition, .
33. [...] for the Year 1791. First Edition ?, n.d.
34. [...] for the Year 1792. First Edition ?, 1799
35. [...] for the Year 1793. First Edition ?, n.d.
36. [...] for the Year 1794. Second Edition, 1806.
38. [...] for the Year 1796. First Edition, 1800.
39. [...] for the Year 1797. Second Edition, 1807.
40. [...] for the Year 1798. Second Edition, 1 806.
41. [...] for the Year 1799. First Edition, 1801.
42. [...] for the Year 1800. First Edition, 1801.
43. [...] for the Year 1801. First Edition, 1802.
44. [...] for the Year 1802. First Edition, 1803.
45. [...] for the Year 1803. First Edition, 1805.
46. [...] for the Year 1804. First Edition, 1806.
47. [...] for the Year 1805. First Edition, 1807.
48. [...] for the Year 1806. First Edition, 1808.
50. [...] for the Year 1808. First Edition, 1810.

With Index volume for 1758-1780, First Edition, 1783.
All but four are leather bound, some with leather boards, some not. A few have loose boards , one is missing boards, title page and first two pages. Wear to sides of some volumes. Vols 23,31,41 - modern buckram.

For the collection. 7,500.00

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16 ARMITAGE, Marigold Motley to the View. 1st in dj.
Faber and Faber, London, 1961, 
ARMITAGE, Marigold. A Motley to the View . London: Faber and Faber, (1961).First Printing. Pp. (8),9-240. 8vo, orange cloth with black lettering to s pine. The second novel by the Irish author. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 30.00

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17 ARMSTRONG, Tammy Translations : Aistreann. 1st pbk
Coteau Books, Regina, SK, 2002, ISBN:1550502034 
ARMSTRONG, Tammy. Translations : Aistreann . (Regina, SK): Coteau Books, (2002). First Printing. Pp. [8],(1)-369,[7]. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with blue-green spine. A novel by the New Brunswick-born author, about a woman's efforts in translating the Gaelic diaries of one of her ancestors in Ireland. Vg. 12.00

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18 Arts and Letters Competition) McCARTHY, Michael J. DAWE, Thomas STACEY, Jean Winning Entries in the Nfld. 1974
1974, 
(Arts and Letters Competition). Winning Entries In The Newfoundland Government Sponsored Competition For The Encouragement of Arts and Letters, Etc., 1974. N.pl.: n.pub., 1974. Pp (4),3117,(1). 8vo, card covers. O'Dea A214. Contents : Mardi Bastow's poem "Old King"; Jean Stacey's short story "Just Today"; Thomas Dawe's radio play "From as Far as the Gull Flies"; Michael J. McCarthy's article "The Irish in Newfoundland, 1749-1800: A Miscelany of Irish Activity"; and art reproductions by Maureen Green, Scott Fillier, and Lorne Sweetapple. Vg. 25.00

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19 ATKINSON, Norman Irish education : a history of educational institutions. in dj
Allen Figgs, 1969, 
ATKINSON, Norman. Irish Education : A History of Educational Institutions. Dublin: Allen Figgs, 1969. Pp. 246 with [4] pp. plates. 8vo, red cloth. Vg,with one inch tear to rear panel of chipped, edgeworn dj. 30.00

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20 ATWOOD, Margaret Alias Grace. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1996, ISBN:077100835x 
ATWOOD, Margaret. Alias Grace. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1996). First Printing. Pp. (14),[5]-470. 8vo, cream paper-covered boards with giltlettering to front and spine. Winner of the 1996 Giller Prize. Shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize. "In her astonishing new novel, Margaret Atwood takes the reader back in time and into the life and mind of one of the mostenigmatic and notorious women of mid-nineteenth-century Canada. As the sto ry begins, one-time maid-of-all-work Grace Marks is serving a life sentencein the Kingston Penitentiary for her involvement in the vicious murder of her employer, the wealthy Thomas Kinnear, and of Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent: after all, she was barely sixteen in 1843, at the time of the tragedy. Others think her evil or insane. Grace herself, having spent an interlude in the Lunatic Asylum in Toronto, claims now to have no memory of the murders. Dr. Simon Jordan is one of the up-and-coming men of his day in the burgeoning field of mental illness. Engaged by a group of Kingston 'reformers' and Spiritualists who seeka pardon for Grace, he listens to the account of her life -- her family's difficult passage from Ireland to Canada, then her time spent in service from the age of twelve. As he brings Grace closer and closer to the day she can't remember, he hears of the strained relationship between Kinnear and Nancy, and of the alarming behaviour of Grace's fellow-servant, James McDermott. Dr. Jordan is drawn to Grace, who manifests 'a composure a duchess would envy'; but he is also baffled by her. Still, it is the professional objective to wake that part of her mind which lies dormant. How will he do it, and what will he find? Was Grace a female fiend, a bloodthirsty femme fatale-- or a weak and unwilling victim of circumstances?" - from the dustjacket . Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by Atwood on the title page. 40.00

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