West Cork / Mizen Peninsula
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|Ospina, Alison. West Cork Inspires. With photography by Roland Paschhoff. Ammanford, Stobart Davies Limited, 2011. 4°. 175 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent – as new – condition. Signed by the author.
During the 1960s and the following decades a significant number of artists and craftspeople began moving to West Cork, following their dream of a simple life in an unspoilt landscape. They were attracted to West Cork in particular by the stunning landscapes and low property prices but as the creative community grew, it became an attraction in its own right. For a brief period, a rare combination of circumstances existed in the region which facilitated the growth of arts and crafts in West Cork and gained the region a glowing reputation for its unique culture, combining a laid back life style with traditional country living. West Cork Inspires tells the story of the creative community in West Cork and profiles twenty-two of its most outstanding protagonists.
Keywords: Art, Arts & Crafts, Arts & Crafts Movement, Books / Art, Irish Art, West Cork
|[Somerville, Edith / Martin, Violet / Ross, Martin] Lewis, Gifford. The Selected Letters of Somerville and Ross. Edited by Gifford Lewis. Foreword by Molly Keane. London / Boston, Faber & Faber, 1989. Octavo. XXX, 308 pages. With 18 illustrations. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some mild foxing to edges.
Includes for example: The Somerville Family Tree / The Violet Martin Family Tree / etc.
Keywords: Castletownshend, Irish Literature, Somerville & Ross, West Cork
|[Somerville, Edith] Warren, Margaret Thomas. Sylvia Warren – Her People and Their Places. Dublin, Ashfield Publishing Services, 2003. 23.8cm x 17cm. 169 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Out-of-Print / Rare.
Includes for Example: Sylvia Warren, Bayard’s captivating aunt/ John and Margaret Warren left the village of Nayland in Suffolk, England in 1630, when Charles I was King of England/ their voyage to Massachusetts with John Winthrop in the ship “Arbella”/ childhood of Sylvia Warren/ army nurse/ Bohemia Manor at Mattapoisett/ Irish connections/ Christmas at River Bend/ 1947 – the kennels/ last years/ first American ancestors 1630, The Warrens/ James Asheton Bayard/ John Warren & Susanna Grout Warren/ Samuel Dennis Warren I/ Susan Cornelia Warren – the art collector/ Samuel Dennis Warren II/ Karlstein/ Mabel Bayard Warren/ a note on Henri Matisse/ Henry Clarke Warren/ Warren House/ Cornelia Lyman Warren/ The Maze/ Cedar Hill/ Edward Perry Warren/ History of Lewes House/ life at Lewes House/ Ned Warren – the collector/ Fiske Warren, whose sister-in-law, Mollie Osgood, married Erskine Childers/ Fiske’s daughter, Rachel, married Erskine Childer’s nephew, Robert Barton/ her friends included Edith Somerville and Gillian Lobkowic – both from Castletownshend, Co. Cork. Margaret Thomas Warren lived in Edith Somerville’s house in Castletownshend (after her death)/ the “R.M. Stories”, and “The Real Charlotte”, (considered by many to be one of the best novels of the nineteenth century) amongst others/ Sylvia and Edith were horse lovers and rode to hounds/ Edith with West Carbery and Sylvia with the Norfolk Hunt/ to win a hunt Sylvia once hunted wearing only a bathing suit/ Sylvia gave Edith money when shee needed it/ first visit to Castletownshend in 1936, renting Point House, where Edith’s brother, Admiral Boyle Somerville, had been murdered in March of that year/ she came again in 1939, renting Kate Carolan’s house/ became firm friends with her landlady and Mike Hurley, Edith Somerville’s huntsman/ became friends with Mary Ann, owner of Mary Ann’s pub (this pub celebrated its 150th birthday in 1996/ Margaret Osgood Warren/ The Sargent Portrait/ Warren genealogy/ Bayard Genealogy/
Keywords: Castletownshend, Irish History, West Cork
|St Fachtna’s Past Pupils’ Union. A Vision Fulfilled. A Skibbereen School 1846-1996. Skibbereen, St Fachtna’s Past Pupils’ Union, 1996. 8°. 92 pages with several illustrations. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following essays: The National School System 1831-1996 / The Girls’ National School 1847-60 / The New Convent School 1860 / A Glimpse of the Early Textbooks / The Skibbereen Committee of Technical Instruction / The Class of 1946 – Where are they now? / De La Salle All-Ireland Champions 1991 etc.
Keywords: Irish History, Skibbereen, West Cork
|Stratten & Stratten. Dublin, Cork and the South of Ireland. London, Stratten and Stratten, 1892. 22 cm x 27 cm. 326 pages. Illustrations (including frontispiece) in black and white throughout. Original Hardcover. Very good condition 1892 edition with very rare commercial directory with minor signs of external wear. Some rubbing to the spine and front cover, some foxing on inner pages and pages 13 & 225 are torn.
Includes chapters on Dublin, Kingstown, Drogheda, Dundalk, Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Wexford etc.
Keywords: Cork, Cork City, Family History, Family Names, Irish History, Munster, Munster Historical Names, Munster Historical Names of Shops, Munster History of Commerce, Munster Local Business Names, West Cork
|Tešan, Jesenko / Geden, Matthew / O’Sullivan, Michael / Prior, Niamh / Smyth, Nicola J. / Smyth, Madlyn Erin / Tangney, John / Walsh, Ann / Nix, Eddy / White, Christian / Reiyia, Nelson Ole / O’Mahony, Alfie / Breinlich, Klaus / Wronoski, John / Carey, Stan / Dwyer, James / Haubold, Christian (Photographer) / Coughlan, Stuart (Graphic Design) / Smyth, Holger (Editor). The Time Traveller – Rare Books & Modern Thought – An Independent Magazine for Independent Minds – Volume I, No. 1. First Edition. Skibbereen, The Time Traveller Press, 2016. Folio. 144 pages with colour illustrations throughout. Original Softcover. ISSN 2009-9576 Excellent, new condition. Specialist Magazine with essays and reviews on forgotten books and authors combined with antiquarian book – catalogue.
The inaugural edition of this quarterly Magazine includes essays and reviews on forgotten and rare books as well as interesting authors: Essays: Jesenko Tesan – Music is Word – On the gestures of music (Appreciating Theodor W. Adorno’s ‘Philosophy of Modern Music’) / Essay: Matthew Geden – Desmond O’Grady – A Full Life / Review by John Tangney: Rainer Maria Rilke – ‘Letters to a Young Poet’ / Review by Niamh Prior: Robert Frost – ‘Aforesaid’ / Review by Matthew Geden: Eugenio Montale – ‘New Poems’ (1976 Edition) / Review by Ann Walsh: Sir Thomas Overbury – ‘His Wife” (1631 Edition) / Alfie O’Mahony – Biographical Sketch of irish socialist philosopher William Thompson / Essay: Idea & Impact – Holger Smyth – On the sharing of Wealth – West Cork philosopher William Thompson and his influence on socialist thought / Essay: Idea & Impact – Nelson Ole Reiyia – Using Business in Maasai-Land to drive change / Essay: Nicola Smyth – The Most Dangerous Library / Essay: Madlyn Smyth – A Lost Kind of Education / How to run your own independent bookshop / Column: Dr.Christian White – Shakespeare in my Life / Essay: Michael O’Sullivan – Johannes Scottus Eriugena / Essay: Eddy Nix – Bookshop and Community: Community at the Heart of a Bookstore / Introducing Specialist Book Dealers – Essay: Klaus Breinlich – ‘The Statutes of the Realm’ / Essay: John Wronoski – The Past is Now – Travels in Borges’s Uqbar / Provenance – Essay – Marc O’Sullivan – Frans Molenaar / Robinson Crusoe in Kinsale / Studio Talk: Chester Beatty’s Internet – The Studio – Art Nouveau Magazine / Samuel Roth’s ‘Two Worlds Monthly – A piracy attempt on Ulysses and The Consequences / John Carter & Percy H. Muir – Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) – The Impact of Print on Five Centuries of Western Civilization from Gutenberg to Churchill / Essay: Stan Carey – The Samuel Johnson Notes – ‘A very nice word’ / Essay: James Dwyer – ‘He Tarzan … Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of the Jungles of Science Fiction’ / Review: James Dwyer – ‘Edgar Rice Burroughs – ‘Escape on Venus’ /
Keywords: Books on Books, Chester Beatty, Chester Beatty Library, Desmond O'Grady, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Essay, Eugenio Montale, Frans Molenaar, Irish History, Johannes Scottus Eriugena, Jorge Luis Borges, Joyce, Maasai, Maasai Mara, Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Frost, Robinson Crusoe, Samuel Roth, Shakespeare, Social History, Socialism, Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno, Thomas Overbury, West Cork, William Thompson
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