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 Some books that will be at this year's fair:- Rev. W. Hamilton: Letters Concerning the Northern Coast of the County of Antrim.Simms & M'Intyre, 1822; The Irish Society: Deputation Reports 1814, 1819, 1825 & 1826; Arthur F.H. Newton: Running in Three Continents. Witherby. 1st Ed. 1940 [Craobh Rua Books]

The Australian Directory 1876 - containing a Survey of the East and South coasts, Bass Straits and Tasmania;  Taylor & Skinner: Road Maps of Ireland, 3rd Edition ; Also, some scarce issues of the Down & Connor Historical Society Journals from the 1930s. [Camlin Books]

Irish Classics in Pictures (late 1950s) : Nos. 1-4 (All published): 1. Cuchulainn; 2. Sarsfield's the Word, Sarsfield's the Man; 3. Finn Mac Cumhall and the Fianna; 4. Knocknagow. Also: Two scrapbooks of Irish press cuttings from the 1930s to the '60s  -  much Northern content, particularly relating to Newry; Plus: Burrowes, Brigadier: The First Battalion, the Faugh a Ballaghs, in the Great War.1st Ed. (1925) [Schull Books]

Flann O'Brien: At Swim-Two-Birds;  Samuel Beckett: Some early first editions; Cathal O'Byrne: As I Roved Out. 1st ed.; E. Estyn Evans: Irish Folkways; Seamus Heaney: Some first editions; Also: A Concise Ulster Dictionary; And: Books in the Irish Language  [Liam Hoey Books]

Eamon O Tuathail: Sgealta Mhuintir Luinigh:  Munterloney Folk Tales. 1933. A rare signed copy with dustwrapper; Quiggin, E.C: A Dialect of Donegal; being the speech of Meenawania in the Parish of Glenties: Phonology & Texts. 1906; Also: A selection of novels, biographies and translations by Seamus O Grianna (Maire), Seosamh Mac Grianna and Sean Mac Mac Maolain. [Cavehill Books]

1. Jack B. Yeats: A collection of handwritten letters by the artist, as well as a framed poster for one of his exhibitions. 2. The Belfast Mercury: More than 20 original issues of this newspaper from 1785, as well as other original newspapers from the same period. 3. An original Raymond Piper drawing, framed. 4. A collection of original material on Michael William Balfe, the composer of the opera, The Bohemian Girl; 5. A book on the work of Belfast-born artist John Lavery, with an original handwritten note from Lavery enclosed. 6. Signed Beckett and Heaney items "which are not the usual signed items presented..." [John's Bookshop, Athlone]


W.B. Yeats:  Poems. Fisher Unwin. 1913; Y.M. Goblet: A Topographical Index of the Parishes & Townlands of Ireland. Stationery Office. 1932; Kevin Danaher: The Danish Forces in Ireland 1690-1691. Stationery Office. 1962; Thomas P. Irwin: Benson's Flying Column. Talbot. 1942; Dr Robert Clayton: A Vindication of the History of the Old Testament in Answer to Lord Bollingworth. 1954. [John Doherty Books]

1. William Bedell (Editor): The First Printing of the Old Testament in Irish. An Excellent Unsophisticated Copy in its Original Binding. Leabhuir na Seintiomna ar na Tharruing go Gaidhlig tre churam [agus dhuthra[chd] an Doctuir Uilliam Bedel   ... The Books of the Old Testament  translated into Irish by the Care and Diligence of Doctor William Bedell, Late Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland, and for the Public Good of that Nation. First Edition. 2. James Lendrick: A Map of the County of Antrim, from Actual Survey, by J. Lendrick 1780. Commentary by Prof. John Andrews]. Belfast. Linen Hall Library 1987. Facsimile reprint of the 1782 four-sheet original. 4 sheets (each 75 x 52 cms) on heavy cream paper. Very attractively coloured by hand. One of 150 copies only, most not coloured. 3. Herman Moll: A New Map of Ireland divided into its Provinces, Counties and Baronies, wherein are distinguished the Bishopricks, Borroughs, Barracks, Bogs, Passes, Bridges &c., with the Principal Roads, and the common Reputed Miles. According to the Newest and most Exact Observations by Herman Moll, Geographer. 1735. 4. Rev. George Walker: A True Account of the Siege of London-Derry. The Third Edition, corrected 1689. An exceptionally fresh copy of the final version of the text. 5. Wendy Walsh, Ruth Isabel Ross & Charles Nelson: An Irish Florilegium. Wild and Garden Plants of Ireland.. Water Colour Paintings by Wendy Walsh. Second Edition, 2008. 48 fine tipped-in coloured plates. Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. As new. 6. Wendy Walsh & Charles Nelson: An Irish Florilegium II Wild and Garden Plants of Ireland. London, 1987. First Edition. 48 fine coloured plates. Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. As new, and preserved in an excellent custom slip case covered in tan cloth. [ P. & B. Rowan]