West Cork History with Beara, Mizen, Sheeps Head
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|[Anonymous]. Guide to Killarney and Glengariff. With a Map and Six Plates. New Edition, revised and corrected. Dublin, William Curry, Jun. and Company, 1835. 11 cm x 17 cm. Frontispiece, , 130 pages. Hardcover / Original publisher’s cloth with spinelabel and label on frontcover. Some staining to the binding but otherwise firm and with the original endpapers intact. Interior in very good condition besides some pages and illustrations being a little dusty. Few illustrations with faded dampstain. Rare and early publication for the tourist in 19th century Ireland. With name of prewoner in ink on titlepage: “Robert Morrison, Shanakiel, Cork”.
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Keywords: Bandon, Bantry, Bantry Bay, Bay of Glena, Glengarriff, Gougane Barry (Gougane Barra), Inisfallen Island, Innisfallen Island, Irish History, Irish Local History, Killarney, Limerick, Ross Island, Rosscarbery, Turk Lake, West Cork
|Barry, Tom. The Reality of the Anglo-Irish War, 1920-21, in West Cork: Refutations, Corrections and Comments on Liam Deasy’s “Towards Ireland Free”. Tralee, Anvil Books, 1974. 19 cm. 59 pages. Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of preowner on endpaper. Extremely scarce publication. Anvil Books.
Keywords: 1910-1921, 1920-1921, Anglo-Irish War, Anglo-Irish War, 1920-1921, Cork (Ireland : County), History, History of Irish Politics, Ireland, Irish Biographies, Irish Biography, Irish History, Irish Political History, Irish Politics, Irish question, Personal observations, War of Independence, 1919-1921, West Cork
|Brady, A. J. S. The Briar of Life – [A compelling and exquisitely written account of Protestant family life in early 20th century Cork]. Dublin, Original Writing, 2010. 23 cm. ix, 239 pages with numerous photographs. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent, as new condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely scarce !
Includes for example the following chapters: Ballydehob and Introduction to the Bible / Village Life / Farewell Ballydehob and Arrival at Brinny / Clerical Neighbours / The Death of Little Ashton and Domestic Problems / Cork Grammar School / Macroom / The Black and Tans, The Kilmichael Ambush and its Aftermath / The Burning of the Castle and Michael Collins in Macroom / etc. etc.
Keywords: 20th century, Ballydehob, Cork (County), History, History of Irish Politics, Ireland, Irish Biographies, Irish Biography, Irish History, Irish Political History, Irish Politics, Macroom, Personal narratives, Protestants, War of Independence, 1919-1921, West Cork
|Browne, Charlie. The Story of the 7th – A concise history of the 7th Battalion, Cork No.1 Brigade, Irish Republican Army from 1915 to 1921. Ireland, Privately published by the author, 1972. 8°. 88 pages. Softcover. Very good condition with only very minor signs of wear. Very rare original edition which was published privately and only in a limited edition. Name of preowner on titlepage.
Includes the chapters: Taking up Arms / Kilmurry and Carrigadrohid / Lissarda / Flying Column 1921 / Coolnacaheragh / Minor Skirmishes / In Enemy Hands / etc.
Keywords: Eire, Irish History, West Cork
|Browne, Charlie. The Story of the 7th – A concise history of the 7th Battalion, Cork No.1 Brigade, Irish Republican Army from 1915 to 1921. With a Foreword by Nora Browne. Schull, Schull Books, 2007. 8°. 104 pages. Softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear. Signed and inscribed by Rosa Browne.
Keywords: Eire, Irish History, West Cork
|Byrne, Donn [Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne]. The Power of the Dog. No.103 of a Limited Edition of only 516 copies. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., no year . Octavo. Portrait-Frontispiece, 473 pages. Hardcover / Original quarter vellum with gilt lettering to spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Private giftinscription on endpaper from 1929: “Eva M. Clarke from O.W.L. – Christmas 1929”. Donn Byrne was owner of Coolmain Castle (near Kilbrittain) until his death in a car accident in 1929.
Donn Byrne (born Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne) (20 November 1889 – 18 June 1928) was an Irish novelist. He was born in New York City in the United States where, he claimed, his Irish parents were on a business trip at the time, and soon after returned with them to Ireland. He grew up in Camlough, County Armagh, and was equally fluent in Irish and English.
Keywords: Coolmain Castle, County Cork, Irish Literature, Irish Local History, Kilbrittain, West Cork
|Carbery, Mary. Happy World – The Story of a Victorian Childhood. With Illustrations. London / New York / Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co., 1941. Octavo. VIII, 273 pages with seven plates photographs / illustrations. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. The binding in unusually excellent condition. The endpapers with remains of sellotape. The very rare pictorial dustjacket is present here with the charming photograph of Mary Carbery as a child. The dustjacket is showing stronger signs of fraying and some tears. Rare, especially with the jacket !
In the Foreword to this book Mary Carbery writes: ‘Happy World’ is my own story, begun many years ago, when i was twelve, and now retold. It is a record of a happy childhood in Victorian days, with its actual experiences in the everyday world, and its no less real adventures in the world of fantasy. Much has been left out: incidents have been omitted, a few names changed, but the original lines have been followed, and the child’s outlook on life retailed – Mary Carbery /
Keywords: Castlefreke, Mary Carbery, West Cork
|Carbery, Mary. The Farm by Lough Gur – The Story of Mary Fogarty (Sissy O’Brien). With an Introduction by Shane Leslie and Decorations by Elizabeth Corsellis. New Impression of the First Edition. London / New York / Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co., 1942. Large Octavo. XIX, 282 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
“In the summer of 1904 I was in the county Limerick seeking the words of a lost song. In the little town of Bruff, where the song was born, Mrs.Fogarty welcomed me to her home on the bank of the lovely river Dawn, or Morning Star. I found in her an enthusiast for the old stories and legends of Bruff and Lough Gur. She told me about the notable banshee Aine and her brother Fer Fi, the dwarf; of fairies in the hollow hills; of a drowned city in the Enchanted Lake; of giants and ghosts, saints’ wells and fairy thorns. She had even in her youth heard the lost song sung. It was not, however, until many years later that she told me about her own people and of her happy childhood spent at the farm beside Lough Gur. It was a story I felt, that should be shared with others, and in 1935 I asked Mrs. Fogarty if she would write her recollections of those days. ………In this way Mary Fogarty@s story came to be written, with her and for her, by her friend Mary Carbery, St.Patrick’s Day, 1937.” [Author’s Message]
Keywords: County Limerick, Mary Carbery, West Cork
|Carbery, Mary / Grey, Edwin. Hertfordshire Heritage – Ourselves and our Words. First Edition. London, John Green & Co., 1948. Small Octavo. 158 pages. Original Hardcover with original, illustrated dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition.
From the Foreword: This is a book for Hertfordshire Folk about ourselves, our dialect and the every day expressions which have been in use for hundreds of years in Our Country.
Keywords: Castlefreke, Hertfordshire, Mary Carbery, Rosscarbery, West Cork
|[Carbery, Mary] Kartoffel, Baron von. The Germans in Cork – Being the Letters of His Excellency “The Baron von Kartoffel” (Military Governor of Cork in the Year 1918) and others. First and only Edition. Dublin, The Talbot Press Limited, 1918. Small Octavo. 112 pages. Original, illustrated Softcover. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear, the spine intact. Extremely rare publication written by Mary Carbery under the pseudonym “Baron von Kartoffel (Potatoe)”. An extraordinary spoof, long undetected as Mary Carbery’s invention and proven by a mention in an advertisement of her works in another of her books (The Farm by Lough Gur).
First published in periodical appearance within the Irish Times from 1916 onwards, this is the first and only edition of this work in bookform.
Keywords: Castlefreke, Mary Carbery, West Cork, World War I, World War One
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