BELFAST

[ James Bryce, Viscount Bryce, Ulster jurist, historian and mountaineer; SIGNED & annotations by Bryce ] Copy of 'Bennett's Handbook for Norway for 1874'

Author: 
James Bryce (1838-1922), Viscount Bryce of Dechmont, Ulster jurist, historian, Liberal politician and mountaineer [ Norway; Scandinavia ]
Publication details: 
The book published in Christiana by B. M. Bentzen, 1874 (sixteenth edition).
£280.00

[10] + 110 + [33] + xx pp., 16mo. With fold-out map and main body of 110pp. interleavedf. A frail survival on aged and worn high-acidity paper, with covers, map and some sections detached, spine heavily worn, and slight worming at end. Autograph inscription of 'J. Bryce' in pencil at head of title-page, and the volume is annotated with his pencil observations in a tight difficult hand. A couple of examples give a good impression of the tone.

[ E. M. O'R. Dickey, Irish wood engraver. ] Two ALsS, two TLsS and an ANS (all 'E. M. O'R. Dickey'), to K. W. Luckhurst and W. Perry of the Royal Society of Arts, concerning the Sanderson 'Travelling Bursary for a teacher of art'.

Author: 
E. M. O'R. Dickey [ Edward Montgomery O'Rorke Dickey ] (1894-1977), Irish wood engraver [ Harold Sanderson; William Perry and K. W. Luckhurst, Secretaries, Royal Society of Arts; Board of Education ]
Publication details: 
Six items to Luckhurst on Board of Education letterheads; letter to Perry from Plas Dulas, Llanddulas, North Wales. The seven items dating from between 1936 and 1938.
£180.00

The seven items in good condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. With stamps of the Royal Society of Arts. The letter to Perry is a typed report of 2pp., folio, and more heavily worn than the rest of the correspondence. It is dated 11 August 1936, and discusses 'schemes similar to Sandersons [...] in which a firm offers work experience as part of a course taken by full-time students not previously employed in industry' and 'part-time release'.

[ Edwardian Lingerie. ] Profusely-illustrated printed trade catalogue of 'Original Designs in Dainty Lingerie Etc by Robinson & Cleaver Ltd 156 to 170 Regent St London W'.

Author: 
Edwardian Lingerie [ Robinson & Cleaver Ltd, drapers of Belfast, Ireland, and Regent Street, London ]
Publication details: 
Robinson & Cleaver Ltd, 156 to 170 Regent St, London W. Undated [ Edwardian ].
£150.00

[32]pp., 4to. Printed on shiny art paper, and stapled within light-brown printed wraps. Aged and worn, with slight damage to one corner (not affecting text or illustrations) and pin hole to one edge causing minor damage. Cover printed in gold with illustration of the Regent Street shop, inside covers with illustrations and text printed in black. Body of catalogue printed in black and purple. Several illustrations to almost every page, with accompanying text and prices.

An archive of journalist and editor, James Good',s letters to Robert Lynd, essayist, and Sylvia Lynd, poet and novelist

Author: 
J. W. Good [ James Winder Good ] (1877-1930), Irish journalist (Assistant Editor, Irish Statesman; Leader writer, Irish Independent; Irish Correspondent, New Statesman)
Publication details: 
1908-1930
£1,250.00

See his obituary in The Times, 5 May 1930. 90 ALsS and one ACS to RL and SL. Totalling 192pp., 4to; 17pp., 8vo; 223pp., 12mo. Two signed 'Seumas', the others signed 'James W. Good' or 'J. W. G.' Mainly from 24 Herbert Place, Dublin, but also from 35 Waterloo Rd, Dublin, and other addresses, and on letterheads of The Freeman's Journal; The Northern Whig Office, Belfast; The Republic, Belfast;Uladh. The letters to the separate recipients as follows. To RL: 44 ALsS; 30 between 1908 and 1928; the other 14 undated. Totalling 63pp., 4to; 17pp., 8vo; 121pp., 12mo.

[ Una O'Connor, Irish stage and Hollywood film actress. ] Typed Letter Signed to 'Mr. Livingstone', regarding the return of photographs.

Author: 
Una O'Connor [ born Agnes Teresa McGlade ] (1880-1959), Irish stage and Hollywood film actress
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. 9 August 1935.
£35.00

1p., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with slight creasing to corners. She thanks him for 'having taken the trouble to send an International stamp for the return of the photos (which so few people think of ! )', and returns them with 'larger ones'.

[ John Fisher Murray ('Maire'), Irish poet and humorist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Jno Fisher Murray'), offering the London publisher Richard Bentley a 'humorous paper' and 'a series of Essays on LONDON'.

Author: 
John Fisher Murray [ 'Maire' ] (1811-1865), Irish poet and humorist [ Richard Bentley (1794-1871), London publisher and proprietor of 'Bentley's Miscellany' ]
Publication details: 
11 Bark Place, Bayswater. 10 November 1843.
£70.00

1p., 12mo. On bifolium, addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'Richard Bentley Esqre'. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The first paragraph concerns a 'humorous paper' he is forwarding for Bentley's consideration (i.e. possible publication in Bentley's Miscellany). In the second paragraph he informs him that he has ready 'a series of Essays on LONDON, similar to those which attracted so much attention in Blackwood'.

[ Walter Crane. ] Charming small valentine card, showing Cupid as a postboy delivering cards to children, captioned 'May New Year bring from Lovers True, [...]'. With poem by 'W. J. L.' on reverse, beginning 'Nursery Valentines, pretty and sweet!'

Author: 
Walter Crane (1845-1915), English artist and book illustrator [ 'W. J. L.', poet; Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast publishers ]
Publication details: 
'ENT[ERED AT] STA[TIONERS] HALL MARCUS WARD & CO.' Undated.
£90.00

On 6.75 x 10.25 cm card. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Crane's illustration is printed in gold, blue, red, pink and brown, with the caption at foot, encased in a characteristic decorative border reading 'MAY NEW YEAR BRING FROM LOVERS TRUE | LOTS OF VALENTINES FOR YOU!' A winged Cupid in doorway to the right, dressed in blue cap and suit with knickerbockers and red stockings, delivers letters to three girls and a baby in a bath chair. Outside the border, at foot: 'ENT STA HALL MARCUS WARD & CO.' Printed in lilac on reverse is the poem by 'W. J.

[Issue of printed periodical.] Weekly Irish Bulletin | (Belfast Atrocities) | Dail Eireann Publicity Report

Author: 
Dail Eireann Publicity Report ['Belfast Atrocities' and 'Pogrom', 1920; Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Bryce Ferguson Smyth (1885-1920)]
Publication details: 
Vol. 1. No. 4. Monday, 12th June, 1922. Wood Printing Works, Fleet Street, Dublin.
£250.00

4pp., 8vo. On the rectos only of four leaves stapled together at one corner. In fair condition, on aged paper with wear at foot. Printer's slug at foot of final page. The first page begins: 'KILLED 425 WOUNDED 1764 | This list of wounded only includes gunshot and bomb wounds. Very many of those kicked almost into pulp in the streets and left for dead are not included here.

[George Lillie Craik, Scottish literary critic.] Four Autograph Letters Signed (all 'Geo. L. Craik') to 'the forgotten tenant of Craigcrook' John Hunter

Author: 
George Lillie Craik (1798-1866), Scottish author and literary critic, Professor of English Literature and History at the Queen's College, Belfast [John Hunter (1801-1869) of Craigcrook]
Publication details: 
The first letter addressed from Holywood, Belfast; the other two in envelopes with Belfast postmarks. Three letters dated 25 July 1861 and 13 and 23 January 1862. The other letter undated.
£220.00

Totalling 16pp., 12mo. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With two envelopes (both initaled 'G. L. C.') with Penny Red postage stamps and Belfast postmarks (13 and 25 January 1862), both addressed by Craik to 'John Hunter, Esq: | Craigcrook | by Edinburgh', also a similar envelope, with Belfast postmark dated 27 August 1861, addressed to Hunter at 'Robertson's Lodgings | 24 St. Stephen's Green North | Dublin'. Chatty, friendly letters in a crabbed, difficult hand. On 13 January 1862 Craik writes: 'I am very glad you have spoken to Dr. John Brown.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Irish University Question. Meeting of the Royal University Graduates' Association. Address by Dr. M'Keown [William Alexander McKeown], President of the Association, and Member of the Senate of the Royal University, [...].

Author: 
William Alexander McKeown (1844-1904), Senator of the Royal University in Ireland, Lecturer in Ophthalmology and Otology, Queen's College, Belfast [The Irish University Question]
Publication details: 
Belfast: Printed at the "Belfast News-Letter" Office, 55, 57, & 59, Donegall Street. 1900.
£60.00

14pp., 12mo. Stapled. In cream printed wraps, with title and printing details on front cover, and p.1 carrying the drop-head title 'DR. M'KEOWN'S ADDRESS.' In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamps and red and white label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] University Training for Primary Teachers with Special Reference to the Position in Ulster.

Author: 
R. M. Henry, Professor of Latin, and M. W. Robieson, Lecturer in Moral Philosophy and History of Philosophy in the Queen's University of Belfast
Publication details: 
Belfast: Maine, Boyd & Son, Limited, 2 Corporation Street. Printers to the Queen's University. 1918.
£50.00

14pp., 4to. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusted staples. Stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed handbill reproducing two letters to the editor of the 'Belfast News-Letter'.] Primary Education.

Author: 
Arabella Fennell [of Deramore Drive, Malone, Belfast]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from "Belfast News-Letter," February 27 and 28, 1906.
£60.00

4pp., 12mo. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet on Irish matters.] Letters on Primary Education.

Author: 
Arabella Fennell [of Deramore Drive, Malone, Belfast; teaching in Ireland; Irish primary education and schools]
Publication details: 
Belfast: William W. Cleland, Limited, Falcon Electric Press. 1905.
£100.00

34pp., 12mo. In light-green printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, in aged and worn wraps with slight damage to front cover, and rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Irish University Question. Second Annual Meeting of the Royal University Graduates' Association, held in the Museum, College Square North, Belfast, On Saturday, June 29th, 1901.

Author: 
[The Royal University Graduates' Association, Belfast; the Irish University Question.]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the Northern Whig. [Belfast, 1901.]
£40.00

14pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper with rusted staples, and slight wear and discoloration to front page, which carries the title. Shelfmarks, stamps and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Minor manuscript emendations to p.8. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

Three printed items relating to Stranmillis Training College, Belfast: 'Syllabus 1927-1928'; 'Prospectus'; and 'Government of Norther Ireland. Ministry of Education. Stranmillis Technical College. Programme. 1930-32-32'.

Author: 
[Stranmillis Training College, Belfast; Government of Northern Ireland, Ministry of Education]
Publication details: 
Syllabus, printed by 'N. W. Ltd.', dated '5/28' [May 1928]; Prospectus, also printed by 'N. W. Ltd.', dated '7/28' [July 1928]; Programme, printed by 'W. & G. B. Ltd.', dated '11 30' [November 1930].
£100.00

The three items attached to one another by ribbon through punch holes in top inner corners. All three items in fair condition, aged and worn, and carrying shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Syllabus: 9pp., 8vo. In cream card wraps with photograph of the College on front cover. Prospectus: 7pp., small 4to. Programme: 21pp., 8vo. With photographic frontispiece of the College. In blue printed wraps. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. Report of the Belfast Commissioners, and the Appendices thereto.

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; Report of the Belfast Commissioners]
Publication details: 
London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. Printed by Cahill & Co., Ltd., 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin. 1911.
£120.00

vi + 102 pp., crown 8vo. In blue printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Stamps, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet.] Association of Technical Institutions. Report of Proceedings at the Belfast Summer Meeting, July 12th and 13th, 1907, Including Papers [...] By Mr. G. Fletcher, [...] And [...] By Principal Forth.

Author: 
[Association of Technical Institutions; Mr. G. Fletcher, Assistant Secretary for Technical Instruction in Ireland; Principal Forth]
Publication details: 
Knapp, Drewett & Sons, Ltd., Printers, 30, Victoria Street. S. W. [London, England.]
£65.00

42pp., 12mo. In light-green printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. The second part of the title reads, in full: 'Including Papers on The Organisation and Position of Technical Education in Ireland, By Mr. G. Fletcher, Assistant Secretary for Technical Instruction in Ireland; andn on The Evolution of the Technical Instruction Scheme in Belfast, By Principal Forth.' Scarce.

[Erminda Rentoul Esler, Irish novelist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('E. Rentoul Esler') to 'Robert' [the essayist Robert Lynd], commending his book 'Irish and English'.

Author: 
E. Rentoul Esler [Erminda Rentoul Esler ](c.1852-1924), Irish novelist [Robert Lynd (1879-1949), Irish essayist and journalist]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 4 Queen's Road, Peckham, SE [London]. 8 June 1908.
£95.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with damp tide mark across the two leaves. 92 lines of closely-written text, regarding Lynd's book 'Irish and English' (London: F. Griffiths, 1908). The letter begins: 'My dear Robert | I have purchased (please commend this virtuous action) and read your book "Irish and English" and now write to congratulate you on its quality. It has this, sections of it are quite admirable.

[Charles Duke Yonge, classical scholar and historian.] Autograph Letter Signed ('C D Yonge') to J. Wylie, regarding a circular he has been sent on the subject of his lectures and Oxford and Cambridge scholarships.

Author: 
Charles Duke Yonge (1812-1891), Regius Professor of Modern History at Queen's College, Belfast, classical scholar, historian and cricketer for Oxford University
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Queen's College, Belfast. 1 June [no year].
£40.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. In a difficult hand. The letter reads: 'In reference to the last paragraph of your circular of May 27 I have to say that I have no "notable successes" of any of my students to report, since neither in any of the scholarships at Oxford or Cambridge for which our students compete do the subjects of my Lectures form any part of the examinations.'

[Printed pamphlet in support of Professor John Tyndall, attacking the Christian doctrine of the immortality of the soul.] "To the Rev. Belfast Pygmies".

Author: 
'Epicurus' [John Tyndall, FRS (1820-1893), Professor of Physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain]
Publication details: 
Place and printer not stated. [Belfast, Ireland?] Dated at end 'September, 1874.'
£220.00

10pp., 12mo. Stitched and unbound. Concludes: 'There, Reverend Sirs, you have Professor Tyndall's "streaks of morning cloud" brought down to the level of the meanest human capacity. The foregoing arguments are plain and obvious. Some of them are very old - older than the Christianity which you earn your bread by preaching. Yet they have never been refuted. If you do not refute them, then, in the words of Oliver Cromwell, | "The Lord has done with you!" | Reverend Sirs, | Yours obediently, | EPICURUS. | September, 1874.' On aged and worn paper, with the first leaf loose.

Autograph Letter Signed from the Scottish engineer James Thomson to 'Miss Jaffé', regarding an introduction to Professor Carey Foster.

Author: 
James Thomson (1822-1892), Scottish engineer [George Carey Foster (1835-1919), English chemist and physicist]
Publication details: 
Oakfield House, Hillhead, on letterhead of the University of Glasgow. 27 July 1879.
£60.00

2pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He regrets that 'too much time has elapsed' since her letter to 'our Mary': 'I wished to write sooner but I have missed doing so through great pressure of various urgent engagements'. He is enclosing (not present) 'an introduction to Prof. Carey Foster, which I hope may be useful unless you have already got the advice you wanted'. The recipient is probably a member of the family of Sir Otto Jaffe (1846-1929), Lord Mayor of Belfast.

[Printed] To the Whole People of Ireland. The Manifesto of the Dungannon Club Belfast ([c.1905]).

Author: 
[Dungannon Club Publications, No.2]
Publication details: 
Belfast, c.1905.
£650.00

Pamphlet, 8pp., 8vo, damage and staining but minimal loss to text. One copy on COPAC (Lambeth Palace), one on WorldCat (University College, Dublin).Note from TrinityCD, The Dungannon Clubs were founded in 1905 and absorbed into Sinn Fein between 1906 and 1908. This item is listed in my catalogue, Printed and Other Material From the Papers of Robert and Sylvia Lynd, all of Irish interest. Hard copy available.

Colour lithograph engraving, with illustration of two lovers, headed 'THE DECORATED ALBUM'

Author: 
Marcus Ward & Co. [Baxter print]
Publication details: 
[circa 1870?] Undated. 'LONDON | MARCUS WARD & CO. | & ROYAL ULSTER WORKS. BELFAST. ['ENTD. STA. HALL.' (i.e. 'Entered at Stationers' Hall']
£56.00

Landscape, on one side of a piece of thick paper 24 x 30.5 cm. The print itself is 22 x 27.5 cm. The print is clear and entire on lightly-aged paper, with wear to extremities and some repair to reverse, to which a tissue guard has been attached. Enclosed within a decorative border of birds and flowers printed in burgundy, brown and gold, is a delicate illustration (9 x 15 cm), somewhat akin to a Baxter print, showing a sylvan scene with two young lovers in seventeenth-century attire.

The Ulster Calendar of Persons and Events. By Alex. Riddell. 1911.

Author: 
Alex. Riddell,
Publication details: 
N.p. 1911.
£150.00

8vo, 76 + [i] + [iii]. Rebound in attractive green paper wraps, including surviving front wrap (back wrap missing), damaged but reinforced, staples rusty. Final page a Calendar for 1911, followed by three pages blank but for heading 'MEMORANDA'. Verso of front wrap carries an advertisement, with photograph of shop front, for James' Boys' Clothing, 10 Lombard St., Belfast. Scarce. No copy listed in National Library of Ireland online catalogue, and only one copy on COPAC (at the British Library).

The Orthodox Presbyterian.

Author: 
Samuel MIller of Princeton; Norman M'Leod, Minister of Campsie; George Bellis, Secretary to the Presbyterian Missionary Society of Ireland [T. Mairs, printer Belfast, Ulster]
Publication details: 
Vol.V. No.L. Nov. 1833. Belfast: Published by William M'Comb, 1, High-street and Corn-market; [...] sold by W. Curry, Jun. & Co. and James Burnside, Dublin; M. Hempton, Derry; George Dugan, Ballymena. [T. Mairs, Printer, Joy's Entry, Belfast.]
£38.00

12mo, 40 pp, paginated 37-76. Stitched and unbound, in original light-brown printed wraps (printed on both sides). Text clear and entire, but rather grubby and aged, and with a little light staining at head of first and last leaf. Wraps creased, particularly at rear. Includes an essay (37-49 pp.) on 'The Religious Education of Children' by Samuel Miller, 'Princeton, April, 1833.' and 'Synod of Ulster - Home Mission, to the Rev. George Bellis, Secretary to the Presbyterian Missionary Society for Ireland, Campsie Manse, 23 Oct. 1833' by Norman M'Leod, Minister of Campsie.

Autograph Letter Signed to [John] Lanyon.

Author: 
William Ewart
Publication details: 
23 January 1888; on letterhead '9, Bedford Street, | Belfast.'
£20.00

Mayor of Belfast, 1859-60, and founder of what was at one time the world's largest privately owned linen manufacturer (William Ewart & Son Ltd). Lanyon (1839-1900) was a surveyor, architect and engineer, partner in Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon. One page, 12mo. In good condition, with small closed tear at head not affecting text, and remains of mount adhering to blank verso. Reads 'Dear Mr Lanyon | It will give me pleasure to support the boy Arthur Knox in whom you are interested at the first Election for the St Anne's Society | But about the Form that I must sign.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Eliza Hamilton') to Cecilia, wife of James Losh (1763-1833) of Jesmond.

Author: 
Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton [Mrs. Eliza Hamilton] (1758-1816), Belfast-born miscellaneous writer
Publication details: 
26 August 1810; Whitburn.
£150.00

Two pages, quarto. On aged paper, with several closed tears and loss at foot and remains of stub in margin, but with text clear and entire.

Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Hamilton, President of Queen's University, Belfast.

Author: 
Thomas Macknight
Publication details: 
12 March 1891; on letterhead '28 Wellington Park | Belfast'.
£25.00

Political writer (1829-99), and editor of Burke. One page, 12mo, in very good condition. Reads 'My dear President, | I regret that I shall not be able to be at your meeting in the Library tomorrow afternoon. I expect some visitors here at the very time appointed - four oclock. | I hope, however, to be present at the dinner on the 19th. | With kind regards to Mrs. Hamilton and Yourself, | Believe me | Very Truly Yours | Thomas Macknight'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs. W. Ewart & Son, Belfast.

Author: 
Sir James Emerson Tennent [the Board of Trade, Whitehall]
Publication details: 
Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade, Whitehall, 20 June 1864.
£80.00

Irish traveller, politician and author (1804-69; DNB). 1 page, 4to, on blue paper, with printed address for 'further communication' in top left-hand corner. Docketed with date of reply on verso of second leaf of bifoliate, with has remains of mounts in four corners. Creased with slight spotting, but in good condition overall. Ewart & Sons were linen manufacturers and the letter, in response to one of 18 June 1864, concerns the status of 'British Vessels and their Cargoes' in the 'Ports of the United States'. Signed 'J Emerson Tennent'.

Autograph Letter Signed to (Hamilton)

Author: 
William Graham.
Publication details: 
04/08/91
£50.00

Irish philosopher and political economist. 3pp., 8vo. He addresses Hamilton as "President" and refers to the "Society" in Belfast. He explains that J.A. Froude is more selective about engagaments as he gets older and is unlikely to accept an invitation from the "Society". He recommends a direct approach. He expresses pleasure at the performance of the "Belfast students" and adds a postscript about candidates for the "English Chair in the college".

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