Tag Archives: Ireland

¶ O’Grady — Silva gadelica (1892)

June 4, 2016

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O’Grady, Standish H., ed. Silva gadelica (I-XXXI) : a collection of tales in Irish with extracts illustrating persons and places. 2 vols. London: Williams and Norgate, 1892.

Provenance: Sotheby 1898, lot 1011 (sold to Maggs for £1 4s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Motherwell — Minstrelsy (1827)

September 22, 2015

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Motherwell, William. Minstrelsy ancient and modern. Glasgow: John Wylie, 1827.

Frontispiece and vignettes by C. K. Sharpe.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 52 (part; sold for 15s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 783.

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¶ O’Curry — Lectures on . . . ancient Irish history (1873)

September 22, 2015

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O’Curry, Eugene. Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history. Dublin: W. B. Kelly; London: Williams and Norgate, 1873.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 17 (part; sold for £2 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Yeats — Poems and ballads (1888)

September 18, 2015

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Yeats, William Butler. Poems and ballads of young Ireland. Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, 1888.

Inscribed “Miss May Morris from one of the ballad mongers, W. B. Yeats.”

Provenance: W. B. Yeats. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 446 (sold for £7 15s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ O’Curry — Ancient Irish (1873)

April 14, 2015

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O’Curry, Eugene. On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish. Ed. W. K. Sullivan. 3 vols. London: Williams and Norgate, 1873.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 16. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 841.

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¶ Wilde — Ancient cures, charms and usages of Ireland (1890)

April 10, 2015

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Wilde, Jane Francesca, Lady. Ancient cures, charms and usages of Ireland: contributions to Irish lore. London: Ward and Downey, 1890.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 774.

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¶ Sparling — Irish minstrelsy (1887)

April 10, 2015

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Sparling, H. Halliday, ed. Irish minstrelsy, being a selection of Irish songs, lyrics, and ballads. London: Walter Scott, 1887.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 726.

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¶ Holinshed — Chronicles (1587)

October 3, 2014

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Holinshed, Raphael. The first and second volumes of chronicles, comprising 1 The description and historie of England, 2 The description and historie of Ireland, 3 The description and historie of Scotland. 3 vols. in 2. London: printed by Henry Denham for John Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henry Denham, and Thomas Woodcock, 1587.

Morris signature in each volume. Note in MS catalogue (1): “Some p.p. made up from a shorter copy.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £6 6s.. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 602 (sold to Dawson for £5 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£8). — ESTC (S122178). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9. — MS catalogue (2), no. 363 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ O’Curry — Lectures . . . ancient Irish history (1873)

July 18, 2014

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O’Curry, Eugene. Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland, during the sessions of 1855 and 1856. Dublin: W. B. Kelly, 1873.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 658 (part; sold to Leighton for £2 10s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ O’Curry — Manners and customs of the ancient Irish (1873)

June 22, 2014

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O’Curry, Eugene. On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish: a series of lectures. Ed. W. K. Sullivan. 3 vols. London: Williams and Norgate, 1873.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 658 (part; sold to Leighton for £2 10s.). — William Morris Society, London.

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¶ Cripps — Old English plate (1878)

April 25, 2014

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Cripps, Wilfred Joseph. Old English plate, ecclesiastical, decorative, and domestic; its makers and marks. With improved tables of the date-letter used in England, Scotland, and Ireland. London: John Murray, 1878.

Illustrated. “Founded upon the papers and tables of C. Octavius S. Moran, F.R.S., F.S.A.”

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 226 (sold to Ridler for 17s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 829.

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¶ Keating — General history of Ireland (1809)

April 5, 2014

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Keating, Rev. Geoffrey. The general history of Ireland. Trans. Dermod O’Connor. 2 vols. Dublin: printed by J. Christie, 1809.

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 239 (part; sold to Ridler for £1 5s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 207.

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¶ de Vere — Legends of Saint Patrick (1895)

March 29, 2014

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de Vere, Aubrey. The legends of Saint Patrick: Oiseen the bard and Saint Patrick, legends of Ireland’s heroic age, early Irish records. New ed. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 237 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 7s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Gilbert — Facsimiles of national manuscripts (1874–84)

March 28, 2014

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Gilbert, Sir John Thomas, ed. Facsimiles of national manucripts of Ireland. 5 vols. Dublin: Public Record Office of Ireland, 1874–84.

4 parts, of which Morris had parts 1–3. “Selected and edited under the direction of the Right Hon. Edward Sullivan, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, by J. T. Gilbert, secretary of the Public Record Office of Ireland; and photozincographed by command of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, by Major-General Sir Henry James, Director-General of the Ordnance Survey.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 916 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 320.


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¶ Joyce — Old Celtic romances (1879)

February 28, 2014

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Joyce, P. W., trans. Old Celtic romances. London: Charles Kegan Paul & Co., 1879.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 8 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 563.

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¶ Haliday — Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin (1882)

February 16, 2014

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Haliday, Charles. The Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin. Ed. John P. Prendergast. Dublin: Alex. Thom & Co.; London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1882.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 424 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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