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A Real Paddy. [Egan, Real Life In Ireland: Or, The Day and Night Scenes, Rovings A Real Paddy. [Egan, Pierce]. Real Life In Ireland: Or, The Day and Night Scenes, Rovings, Rambles and Sprees, Bulls, Blunders and Bodderation and Blarney of Brian Boru, Esq., and his Elegant Friend Sir Shawn O’Dogherty. London, Methuen and Co., 1904. 11 x 17.5cm. Frontispiece, (16), 312 pages, with 18 coloured illustration plates. Additional spine label included in rear of book. Original clothbound hardcover. Very good condition, with minor signs of shelf wear to spine. [The Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured Books].

First published in 1821 by an anonymous author calling themselves a ‘Real Paddy’, this edition of Real Life in Ireland, was published in London in 1904. Commentators have observed that Real Life in Ireland was a natural continuation of Pierce Egan’s (1772-1849) hilarious volumes on Life in London. Like Life in London, Real Life in Ireland was initially shunned by educated readers and even a quick glance at the language and misdeeds of the central characters, Brian Boru and Sir Shawn O’Doherty, reveal that such a publication may once have been able to cause and give offence. However, Real Life in Ireland is more akin to the works of Flann O’Brien and although written nearly 200 years ago is very readable and very funny. Opening with the discharge of Shawn O’Dogherty from college in Dublin with a small fortune to spend, he is joined from the country by his friend Brian Boru, who along the way is regaled by the stories of Peg O’Shambles, a one-time cockle picker from Ringsend in Dublin, who has fallen on hard times due to her alcoholic husband’s misdeeds. Accompanied by many humerus cartoons of Brian Boru’s adventures, the characters travel from Belfast to make merry in Dublin. While the characters in Real Life in Ireland might be fictitious the places, events and the Hiberno-Irish featured throughout are not. Real Life in Ireland provides a clear account of Dublin and its inhabitants, as well as the major sights and attractions of its suburbs. All-in-all, the 368 pages of Real Life in Ireland make for a highly entertaining and extremely funny read and has much to recommend it to a modern readership that might be unfamiliar with its kind. [Irish Family History Centre]

Keywords: 19th Century, Comic, Humour, Ireland, Irish Counties, Towns and Cities, Irish Culture, Irish History, Travel

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A Religious of Jesus and Mary. Life and Work of Mother Mary St. Ignatius, Claudi A Religious of Jesus and Mary. Life and Work of Mother Mary St. Ignatius, Claudine Thévent 1774-1837, Foundress of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. London, The Catholic Book Club, 1955. 14 x 22cm. 346 pages. Original hardcover. Minor signs of shelf wear, otherwise very good condition.

The Religious of Jesus and Mary form a Roman Catholic religious congregation of women dedicated to the education and service of the poor. It was founded at Lyon, France, in October 1818, by Claudine Thévenet, Mother Mary of St. Ignatius (1774-1837). She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1993 and her feast day is February 3.

This account of Claudine Thévenet’s life and legacy is divided into three parts. Part One, ‘Preparation of the Soil’, tells of Thévenet’s childhood, her family’s experiences during the French Revolution, her education and her early charitable work. Part Two, ‘Sowing the Divine Seed’, describes the rest of Thévenet’s life, outlines how she formed the congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and examines the order’s development during her lifetime. Part Three, ‘The Golden Harvest’, is an account of the growth of the congregation following Thévenet’s death in 1837. It covers the various branches formed throughout the world between 1837 and 1949, in countries including Canada, India, the USA, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Ireland and Germany.

Keywords: Biography, Catholicism, Mission, Missionaries, Nuns, Religion, Saints

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A.E. Imaginations and Reveries. A.E. Imaginations and Reveries. Second Edition. Dublin and London, Maunsel & Roberts, 1921. Octavo. VIII, 316 pages. Original Hardcover. Some staining to the binding ! Minor paper-defect to one page only. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Chapters include: Nationality or Cosmopolitanism / The Dramatic Treatment of Legend / The Character of Heroic Literature / The Poetry of James Stephens / A Note on Seumas O’Sullivan / An Artist of Gaelic Ireland / Ideals of the New Rural Society / On an Irish Hill / The Dream of Angus Oge / The Cave of Lilith etc. etc.

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[A.E.] Russell, The National being - Some thoughts on an Irish polity. [A.E.] Russell, G.W. The National being – Some thoughts on an Irish polity. Irish Academic Press, 1982. 22 cm. 176 pages. Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

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Aaronovitch, Whispers Under Ground. Aaronovitch, Ben. Whispers Under Ground. London, Gollancz, 2012. 14 cm x 21.5 cm. 418 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition, like new. Fine out of print book.

Third novel in the Rivers of London series, follows the murder investigation of an American student stabbed to death at Baker Street, with a supernatural twist. Features returning character Police Constable Peter Grant. (Source: wikipedia).

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Aaslestad, Historica's Women. Aaslestad, Dr. Katherine. Historica’s Women. 1000 Years of Women in History. Elanora Heights, Millennium House, 2007. 25cm x 33cm. 576 pages. Original Hardcover in original slip case. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

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The Hakluyt Society. The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East 1672 to 1674. [Abbé Carré] The Hakluyt Society. The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East 1672 to 1674. Volume III: Return Journey to France with an account of the Sicilian Revolt against Spanish rule at Messina. Translated from the manuscript journal of his travels in the India Office (now the Commonwealth Relations Office) by Lady Fawcett and edited by Sir Charles Fawcett with the assistance of Sir Richard Burn. Volume Three: Return to France with an account of the Sicilian revolt against Spanish rule at Messina. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1948. 22.6cm x 14.6cm. XXIII pages plus pages 677 to 984 of the overall publication. Including the Index for all three Volumes. Witha fold-out-map of the “East Coast of India from Masulipatam to Negapatam”. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. [The Hakluyt Society: Second Series, No. XCVII.]

Voyage from Madras to Bombay / Journey from Bombay to Tarapur / Journey to Daman and Surat / Journey from Aleppo to Messina / The Revolution at Messina / Journey from Messina to Marseilles, etc.

Keywords: Orient, Oriental History

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Abbot, The Story of Francis, Day & Hunter. Abbot, John. The Story of Francis, Day & Hunter. London, Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd., 1952. 13 cm x 19 cm. 83 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Inscribed and signed by Frederick Day: “To Maureen O’Sullivan from Doris & Fredrick Day, 1st Jan. 1953”.

Includes for example the following essays: Burnt Cork / Old Time Songs and Singers / Peace and Prosperity / We Open in America / Then Came World War I / Spotlight on Publicity / European Continental Subsidiary Companies / Happy Contacts and Pleasant Memories etc.

Francis, Day & Hunter is a British music publishing company, one of the leading publishers of music hall songs and popular music in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It was established in London in 1877 as W. & J. Francis and Day, later Francis Brothers & Day, becoming Francis, Day & Hunter in 1880. It became a subsidiary of EMI Publishing in 1972.
From 1873, brothers William and James Francis, who worked for the piano manufacturers and music publishers Chappell & Co., were members of leading London music hall ensemble the Mohawk Minstrels. Harry Hunter (1840–1906), the lead performer and lyricist with rival group the Manhattan Minstrels, joined the Mohawks in 1874. The Francis brothers began printing booklets setting out the words of their songs, to encourage audiences to join in with the choruses. In 1877, together with David Day (1850–1929), who had worked for another publishing company, Hopwood and Crew, they set up their own company to publish their songs, including those written by Hunter and others. In 1880, Hunter became a named partner in the business.

Originally based in Oxford Street, the company moved to Charing Cross Road in 1897, becoming one of the founding businesses of London’s “Tin Pan Alley”. David Day formed the Musical Copyright Association in 1900 to protect publishers against sheet music piracy. His son Frederick Day (1878–1975) was acknowledged as one of the driving forces behind the 1911 Copyright Act, which protected the rights of authors and composers.

Under the leadership of David Day and later Fred Day, the company expanded rapidly through the first half of the twentieth century, becoming one of the leading British music publishers and one of the largest in the world, responsible for publishing the works of many Broadway composers including Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter. The company opened offices in New York City, Paris and Berlin. In 1908, Francis, Day & Hunter bought a one-third share in the leading New York music publishing company T.B. Harms, but sold their share in the business in 1920. The firm purchased B. Feldman & Co., one of its main competitors, in 1945, but was itself merged into EMI Music Publishing Ltd. in 1972. The David Day Memorial Scholarship was set up at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, in memory of the company’s co-founder. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Military History, World War I, World War One

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Abelard, A Dialogue of a Philosopher with a Jew and a Christian. Abelard, Peter. A Dialogue of a Philosopher with a Jew and a Christian. Translated by Pierre J. Payer. Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1979. 14 x 20.5cm. 183 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Pre-owner’s bookplate affixed to inside cover. [Mediaeval Sources In Translation, No. 20].

Peter Abelard was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. His love for, and affair with, Héloïse d’Argenteuil have become legendary. The general importance of Abelard lies in his having fixed more decisively than anyone before him the scholastic manner of philosophizing, with the object of giving a formal, rational expression to received ecclesiastical doctrine. Though his particular interpretations may have been condemned, they were conceived in essentially the same spirit as the general scheme of thought afterwards elaborated in the 13th century with approval from the heads of the Church. It was in ethics that Abelard showed greatest activity of philosophical thought. He stressed the subjective intention as determining, if not the moral character, at least the moral value, of human action. [wikipedia]

Keywords: christianity, Judaism, Philosophy, Philosophy of Morals, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

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[Abell, Abraham Abell. [Abell, Abraham] Harrison, Richard S. Abraham Abell – Member of the Royal Irish Academy and Corkman extraordinary. Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Red Barn Publishing, 1999. 21 cm. [5], 102pages with illustrations by Anthony Ruby. Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare ! Out-of-Print !

Includes for example the following essays: Abraham Abell’s Ancestry / Abraham Abell: Bibliophile and Collector / Abraham Abell as Seanchai / The Arts and Abraham Abell / The Cuvierian Society / Abraham Abell the Ogham Collector / An Excursion to Bantry and Castletown / Abraham Abell’s Library etc.

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