The Belfast Book Fair 2022

Portfolio 2022

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Richard Haworth of Laracor Books

has promised to bring at least the following (plus twelve more boxes of gems):-

1. WOLFE TONE WEEKLY, 1937-9. Complete run of 108 issues, no gaps or clippings removed, with final closure notice following vol.3 no.4. Edited by Brian O’Higgins, bound in two folio volumes by the Three Candles Press.

2. THE UNITED IRISHMEN, their life and times, by R. R. Madden, 3 volumes. Martin Lester / Phoenix Press, n.d., c. 1920

3. GRIFFITH’S VALUATIONS for parts of Cavan, Monaghan, Tyrone, Leitrim etc.

4. CATHEDRAL ANTHEMS for the Cathedrals of Christ Church and St. Patricks, Dublin 1880, in a striking, embossed gold-on-black binding

5.THREE MEN ON AN ISLAND by James Macinyre, Blackstaff Press, 1996. Nice clean copy in dustjacket.
 Craobh Rua Books, Armagh:

 First Edition of Tarry Flynn, by Patrick Kavanagh, in rare dust jacket.

 Report of His Majesty's Commissioners of Ecclesiastical Inquiry, Ireland. 1831  -  An Analytical Digest of the Unions of Parishes in the Respective Dioceses in the Provinces of Armagh: 1. Armagh Diocese; 2. Clogher Diocese; 3. Meath Diocese; 4. Down Diocese; 5. Connor Diocese; 6. Derry Diocese; 7. Raphoe Diocese; 8. Kilmore Diocese; 9. Dromore Diocese; 10. Ardagh Diocese. 

A Selection of original 19th-century newspaper prints from  The Illustrated London News depicting scenes illustrative of famine, evictions, folk-traditions, work, sport , and political events in Ireland  [Original pictorial newspaper pages, suitable for framing]. 

The Ulster Scot, by Woodburn. Pub. 1914;

The Ulster Unionist Party 1882-1973,  by John F. Harbinson. Pub. 1973.



Paddy McAteer of Creevebooks

“Mearing Stones” Joseph Campbell,  Maunsel 1911

“The Book of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution”, Fisher and Robb M’Caw, Stevenson & Orr 1913

“Céad de Cheoltaibh Uladh” , Enri Ó Muirgheasa, Mac Giolla 1915

“The Will and Family of Hugh O’Neill , Earl of Tyrone”,  Rev Paul Walsh, Three Candles 1930

“Ordnance Survey of the City of Londonderry (with maps, plates etc)”, Colonel Colby, Hodges and Smith 1837

“Cinél Conaill and the Donegal Kingdoms”, Brian Lacy, Four Courts Press 2006

“Belfast Merchant Families”, Jane Agnew, Four Courts Press 1996

“The Wild Geese of the Antrim Mac Donnells”,  Hector MacDonnell, Irish Academic Press 1996

“Stuart’s Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh”, James Stuart, Browne and Nolan 1900

“Ireland and Irishmen in The French Revolution”,  Richard Hayes, Ernest Benn 1932

“Hughes History of Drogheda”, Old Drogheda Soc ( Reprint 1983)

“An Open Letter”, Seamus Heaney

“A New Look at the Language Question”, Tom Paulin

“Civilians and Barbarians”, Seamus Deane, Field Day Pamphlets 1983

“The Town book of the Corporation of Belfast”, Young, Marcas Ward & Co 1892

“A Guide to the Giant’s Causeway, A New Edition”, Curry 1834  (rebacked)

Also a good range of Irish Language books and Pamphlets.


Jack Johnston of Clogher will bring:-

A disbound copy of ‘Landscapes of South Ulster: A parish Atlas of the diocese of Clogher’ Patrick J Duffy (1993)


'A short History of the English People’ J R Green Illustrated edn 1892 4 vols, Fine in hardcovers .


Marmara Denizi will have a good selection of Fermanagh books, old and new, and lots of interesting old billheads (especially from Belfast and Donegal), postcards, documents and letters. Also books on horseracing, some quite old.


Geata Buidhe Books from Thomastown Co. Kilkenny will be bringing the following choice items:- • Anti-Home Rule Ephemera: a) Form of the British Covenant - provision for names and addresses; Text of the Appeal to the Editor of the ‘Times’; Reprint of the Government of Ireland Bill (March, 1914)

• English translation of the Charter of Belfast (1611)

• Belfast Choral Union – The Festival Book for 1896

• Townland Names of county Tyrone with their meanings (P. M’Aleer, sometime teacher of Irish under the Technical Department of Education, n.d.)

• Ordnance Survey of the County of Londonderry (Col. Colby, 1837 – Ink stamp of Henry Chichester, Bart)

• Seanfhocla Uladh (Enrí Ua Muirgheasa, 1907)

Portrait of a Rebel Father by Nora Connolly O'Brien (First ed, 1935, with dustjacket ;

The Natural History of Ulster (Faulkner & Thompson, 2011).


 Lyonshill Books:

 Patrick Kavanagh "The Green Fool" Pub 1971

"Come Dance With Kitty Stobling" First,

"Self Portrait" 1964.

Sir Charles Coote " Statistical Survey of the County of Armagh" - reprint 1984.

" Parliamentary Register or History and Proceedings and Debates of House of Commons Ireland" 1790, Byrnes Dublin.

Bagwell, " Ireland Under the Tudors" First Edition, 1885, 3 volumes. mixed set.Ex-library.

David McKittrick and Others, "Lost Lives" 2008, updated.

Eamonn Mallie, "Blackshaw" Limited Edition, 2003.

W. A McCutecheon "The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland" Signed by Author

A Selection of Works by Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney-  All First Editions.


Cavehill Books:

Belfast will bring a unique collection of signed Irish language books to this year's Book Fair including first editions by Séamus Ó Grianna (Máire), Máirtín Ó Direáin and Éamonn Ó Tuathail, author of Sgéalta Mhuintir Luinigh (Munterloney Folk-Tales). A collection of scarce books on Irish music will also be on sale as well as a wide range of other rare Irish-interest first editions and scarce publications.


Schull Books of Co. Cork,

will have hundreds of high quality and collectable books at the fair on 15th October including The History of the First Seven Battalions , the Royal Irish Rifles, by Laurie & Falls - De Luxe Edition in two volumes; and a Signed Limited Edition of Brian Friel's "A Man's World"; and Simington's Civil Survey of Donegal, Derry and Tyrone, 1654-56.


An Mangaire Siúlach (Seán Mac Labhraí )

Rogha leathan de leabhair ar athdhíol - go leor acu as cló le fada agus gann dá bharr, go leor eile ar leath a luacha

Úrscéalta, gearrscéalta agus filíocht i ngach canúint; Éigse Oirghiall - Séamas Dall Mac Cuarta, Peadar Ó Doirnín, Art Mac Cumhaigh, Pádraig Mac a Liondain, Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Ghunna, Art Mac Bionaid, Lorcán Ó Muirí 7rl.; Litríocht na gConallach - Séamas Mac Grianna, Seosamh Mac Grianna, Tadhg Ó Rabhartaigh, Scéalta Johnny Shéamaisín, Seaghán Mac Meanman, Seán Bán Mac Grianna, Seán ‘ac Fhionnlaoich, Pádraig Ó Gallchobhair (Muirghein), Séamus Ó Searcaigh, Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Eoghan Ó Colm 7rl.; Saothar na nUltach - Séamas Mac Conmara, Seán Mac Maoláin, Séamus Ó Néill, Tarlach Ó hUid, Pádraig Uiséir 7rl.; Leabhair don fhoghlaimeoir, leabhair do pháistí; Stair, Scoláireacht, Seanchas, Béaloideas agus na seanaistriúcháin a rinneadh don Gúm. Ní iarraim de phléisiúr ach achainí speisialta ó chustaiméir leabhar annamh a aimsiú.