The last Book Fair of 2015 takes place on Sunday, 6th December, in the Tara Towers Hotel. Doors open at 11am and the Fair runs until 5pm. Admission is €2.00.
We will have approx 20 dealers and our regular bookbinder, Phil Furlong. Free valuations will be on offer by many of the exhibitors. We have a full list of dates for 2016 which will be distributed as bookmark to those attending the Fair. (So you may plan your holidays next year without missing any of the Fairs!) We wish to thank everyone, exhibitors and collectors who supported the Book Fair during the year and wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing all in the New Year.
While there are many thousands of books on offer of all genres, listed below are some of the rarer items which will be for sale. So get in early so as not to be disappointed.
LARACOR BOOKS (046-9431660) will have the following items for sale: Griffith’s Valuations for the Counties Cavan (x 4 parts), Clare (x 5), Cork (x 5), Galway (x 3), Kerry (x 2), Kings Co./Offaly (x 1), Leitrim (x 3), Limerick (x 2), Longford (x 2), Mayo (x 6), Monaghan (x 3), Roscommon (x 3), Sligo (x 2), Tipperary (x 2), Waterford (x 3), Westmeath (x 3), Wexford (x 1), Wicklow (x 4) Original parts in blue paper wrappers, dated 1849-1858 . A small collection of first editions by Lord Dunsany, all in dustjackets: The Fourth Book of Jorkens, nd ; The Strange Journeys of Colonel Polders, 1950; The Little Tales of Smethers, 1952; Jorkens borrows another Whiskey, 1954. Dublin Opinion – many original issues from 1930s, 1940s, 1950s.
James Howell Rare Books will be offering the following for sale: The Tain, translated by Thomas Kinsella from the Irish Tain Bo Cuailnge with Brush Drawings by Louis Le Brocquy. Ist Edn in slipcase, 1969. Inscribed by Thomas Kinsella and Louis Le Brocquy . Fishing – The Autobiography of the late Salmo Salar, Esq., comprising a narrative of the life, personal adventure, and death of a Tweed Salmon. Edited by a Fisherman [By G.Rooper] London 1867. From the Library of Dermot Earl of Mayo with his Bookplate. Inscribed by the Author to fellow angler and author Francis Francis. Three Candles Press Burke, Seamus, Patrick O’Connor Painter of Portraits, Illustrated with seventeen plates, Dublin at the Sign of the Three Candles, n.d (1941) Sci Fi Adams, Robert The First twelve volumes in the Horseclans series. The first UK hardback edition in Dust Wrappers. Originally published in paperback in the United States.
Dave Downes of Dublin Bookbrowsers has the following for sale:-
Cuala Press Christmas cards; Harry Kernoff woodcuts; J.J. Walsh’s Recollection of a Rebel 1st ed. 1944 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR; Richard Doyle Manuscript letter Signed with Self portrait of the Artist circa 1843; Original 1940’s photo of Maureen O’Hara with Pat the Cope Gallagher; a variety of books ideal as Christmas presents.
John Donohue is offering the following:-
1/ A signed copy of Flora Mitchell’s “Vanishing Dublin”. 2/ A framed appointment to the Irish Army in 1944 signed by De Valera, Sean T. O’Kelly and Oscar Traynor. 3/ “Ten Thousand Saints” signed presentation copy by Hubert Butler. 4/ An original typed letter signed by The O’Rahilly and dated December 1915. 5/ “My Left Foot” signed copy by Christy Brown, a genuinely scarce item.
Kieran O’Brien Books of Wexford will have:
A collection of Irish, English and ancient coins, including year sets, proof sets, Pearse 10/= proofs, hammered silver coins and Roman denarii.
A full set of Phillips Irish Patriots cards, some sailing and equine books, and The Works of Alexander Pope, 1757, full set of 9 volumes.
Arrogant Trespass by Billy Colfer signed 1st edition, The Wexford Gentry 2 Vols, R Murphy & A Kavanagh, each vol signed by both, 1st editions.
Orwell Books of Dublin will have:-
A rare and charming Seamus Heaney item, “Midsummer Feast: Poetry and Prose for the Midsummer Feast at Cannwood House2002”, Incline Press, beautifully produced on Zerkall handmade paper, with contributions from the extended Heaney clan, including ten items by Seamus himself, and others from his wife Marie, their daughter Catherine, Marie’s sister Polly Devlin, her brother Barry and several others, one of a limited edition of 230 copies. ‘This book is an expression of love and a celebration of a family and their friends’ This copy is signed by four of the contributors: Seamus Heaney , his wife Marie, their daughter Catherine and Marie’s brother, Barry Devlin. Also an immaculate copy of Sebastian Barry’s suppressed novellas ‘Time out of Mind’ and ‘Strappado Square’, withdrawn due to a threatened legal action and exceedingly scarce; a special copy of Brendan Kennelly’s ‘Love Cry’(Figgis 1972) with the first poem written out in manuscript by the poet, opposite the printed page; Aa signed and numbered copy of Eavan Boland’s ‘In Her Own Image’ (Arlen House) and a comprehensive selection of fine books illustrated by Louis Le Brocquy.
Eddie and Kay Murphy – firstname.lastname@example.org and Tel: 087-2567908
and Jim Vallely – email@example.com