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Haliday, The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin. Haliday, Charles / Brendain O Riordain (introduction). The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin. Edited with some Notice of the Author’s Life by John P.Prendergast. Reprint of the Second Edition – Dublin, 1894. Shannon, Irish University Press, 1969. 15 cm x 24 cm. CXXIII, 300 pages. Original hardcover. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Extensive spotting on endpages and some on pages edges and spine. Interior pages mostly clean with intact binding. Inscription by preowner.

Includes the following essays: Some notice of the Life of Charles Haliday / The Scandinavians of Dublin / The Scandinavians of Dublin, and their relations with neighbouring Kingdoms / The Scandinavian Antiquities of Dublin / On the Ancient Name of Dublin / Observations explanatory of Sir Bernard de Gomme’s Map of the city and Harbour of Dublin, made A.D. 1673.

Keywords: Dublin, Irish History, Irish Interest, Norsemen, Vikings

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King, A Great Archbishop of Dublin: William King D.D. 1650-1729 His Autobiograph King, Sir Charles Simeon Bt. ed. A Great Archbishop of Dublin: William King D.D. 1650-1729 His Autobiography, Family, And a Selection From His Correspondence. London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1908. 15.5 cm x 22.5 cm. XII, 332 pages. Original Hardcover with gilt lettring on spine and symbol on front cover. With portraits inside. Some staining to the spine. Cover edges frayed and slightly bent. OtherwisevVery good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

William King, D.D. (1650–1729) was an Anglican divine in the Church of Ireland, who was Archbishop of Dublin from 1703 to 1729. He was an author and supported the Glorious Revolution. King was born in May 1650 in County Antrim and was educated at The Royal School, Dungannon, County Tyrone, and thereafter at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating BA on 23 February 1670 and MA in 1673. On 25 October 1671, King was ordained a deacon as chaplain to John Parker, archbishop of Tuam, and on 14 July 1673 Parker gave him the prebend of Kilmainmore, County Mayo. King, who lived as part of Parker’s household, was ordained a priest on 12 April 1674. His support of the Glorious Revolution in 1688 served to advance his position. He became Bishop of Derry in 1691. He was advanced to the position of Archbishop of Dublin in 1703, a post he would hold until his death. He gave £1,000 for the founding of “Archbishop King’s Professorship of Divinity” at Trinity College in 1718. Much of his correspondence survives and provides a historic resource for the study of the Ireland of his time. He died in May 1729. (Wikipedia).

Keywords: Dublin, Irish History, Irish Religious History

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McCarthy, All Graduates & Gentlemen. [Marsh, Narcissus] McCarthy, Muriel. All Graduates & Gentlemen. Marsh’s Library. First Edition. Dublin, The O’Brien Press, 1980. 15 x 22,5 cm. 239 pages with many illustrations.. Original Hardcover in original dustjacket. In protective Mylar. Very good+ condition. Minimal edgewear to the dustjacket only.

Includes the following chapters: Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713) / Marsh’s Library / Incunabula and Other Early Printings / Famous Books / Portraits and Paintings / etc.

Keywords: Buchwesen, Dublin, Irish History, Library, Marsh Library

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Leonard, The Junior Dean: R.B. Mc Dowell. [McDowell, R.B.] Leonard, Anne (editor). The Junior Dean: R.B. Mc Dowell. Encounters with a legend. Place of Publication, Publisher, Year. 16 cm x 24 cm. pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Tributes t Dr. RB McDowell / A Moveable Feast / ‘The Golden Era’ / 1930s / 1940s / Appointment / Encounters / Rules and Regulations / The Porters / Night Roll / The Riot / Examination Rules / Wild Men / Escapades / Animals in College / Women in College / Attempts to Outwit the JD (Foiled) / A Style of his Own / Raconteur and Wit / House Guest / Guest/ Wedding Guest / Publicatoins / Historian / Florence, Rome, Milan / Norway, Geneva, Moscow / The Gun in Front Square / Pagans / The Reading Room, the Library and the Ladder / Speech and Speeches / The Hist and the Boat Club etc.

″Dr RB McDowell is a legend. To graduates of Trinity College, Dublin, he is a symbol of their years at university, the enduring source of endless amusing anecdotes and memories.

Now, for the first time, reminiscences by graduates and friends, recording entertaining encounters with ‘RB’ over a period of some seventy years, appear in book form, enlivened by comments from Dr McDowell himself and illustrated with evocative sketches of College circa 1950 by Bryan de Grineau, archival photographs, many hitherto unseen, and a Derek Hill painting in full colour.

The result is an intriguing portrait of the traditions and the way of life at Ireland’s oldest university during the greater part of the twentieth century and the part played by the charismatic and unique RB McDowell.

RB MCDOWELL is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. His works include Irish Public Opinion 1750-1800, The Church of Ireland 1869-1969, Ireland in the Age of Imperialism and Revolution 1760-1801, Land and Learning: Two Irish Clubs, Crisis and Decline: The Fate of the Southern Unionists, and Grattan: A Life.” (Publisher)

Keywords: Biography, Dublin, Education, Irish History, Trinity College Dublin

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O'Casey, The Letters of Sean O'Casey. O’Casey, Sean / Krause, David (editor). The Letters of Sean O’Casey. Volume III, 1955-1958. Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America Press, 1989. 16 cm x 24 cm. XXV, 688 pages, including original manuscripts and photographs. Original hardcover with dustjacket and protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: Introduction / Text and Acknowledgements / O’Casey Chronology / Illustrations / I. God and Man and Godot, 1955 / II. “We cannot always suffer ecstasy”, 1956 / III. The Sacraments of Sorrow and Sex, 1957 / IV. The Archbishop and Drama and the Holy Ghost, 1958 / Index of Letters by O’Casey / Index of Letters to and News Reports About O’Casey / General Index.

″This volume brings to satisfying conclusion Krause’s monumental effort to publish O’Casey’s letters.” (Google Books)

Keywords: 1916 Rising, Actor, Dublin, Gaelic League, Irish Literature, Letters, Musical, Theatre

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Wheeler, The Dublin City Churches of the Church of Ireland: An Illustrated Handbook. Wheeler, H.A. / Craig M.J. The Dublin City Churches of the Church of Ireland: An Illustrated Handbook. Dublin, A.P.C.K. 1948. 16 cm x 24.5 cm. 48 pages and 16 pages of photographs. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some browning and wear to page edges. Contains bookseller’s stamp inside front cover.

Includes the following essays: Foreword / St Andrew / St Ann / St Audoen / St Bride / St Catherine / St George, Hill Street / St George, Hardwicke Place / Grangegorman (All Saints) / St James / St John / St Kevin / St Luke / St Marie Del Dam / St Mark / St Mary / St Matthias / St Michael and All Angels / St Michael-Le-Pole / St Mihcan / St Nicholas Within / St Nicholas Without / St Olaf / St Paul / St Peter / St Stephen / St Thomas / St Werburgh / Appendix: Some Non-Parochial Churches and Chapels / Short Bibliography.

Keywords: Architecture, Church, Church History, Church of Ireland, Dublin, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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