NATIONALISM

[ William O'Brien, Irish Nationalist M.P. ] Autograph Note Signed "William O'Brien" to "Windle" [presumably Bertram Windle, President of Queen's College, Cork ]

Author: 
William O'Brien, Irish M.P. and nationalist
Publication details: 
No place, 15 June 1911
£250.00

One page, 16mo (trimmed unevenly), signs of removal from album, minor staining, some text faded, most hard to read (either written in haste or characterusticlally illegible - or both). "You are right in [premising?] that I have many irons in the fire [also &?] that I am not [?] to be [?] [general?] use as to the [Cambridge?] [?] if there are [?] [sales?] I shall be happy to lend a hand, so far as it may be in my power."

[ John O'Connor, Irish Nationalist ] Autograph Postcard, third person, to "Mr and Mrs Fawcett" [perhaps the supporters of Women's suffrage?]

Author: 
John O'Connor (1850-1928), Irish Nationalist M.P.
Publication details: 
[Embossed stamp] House of Commons LIbrary, 30 Dec. 1912.
£150.00

Card, c.11 x 9cm, verson blank, minor staining, text clear and complete: "Mr John O'Connor would be pleased if Mr and Mrs Fawcett would do him the honour of dining with him at the House of Commons on Thursday next at 8 o C. RSVP | 30-12-12"

[ Robert Lynd, Irish Nationalist journalist and essayist. ] Autograph draft of a letter 'To the Editor of "Irish Freedom"', regarding 'Nationalism & Assassination', and attacking Savarkar, annotated by his daughter Maire Gaister.

Author: 
Robert Lynd [ Robert Wilson Lynd ] (1879-1949), journalist, essayist and Irish Nationalist [ Maire Gaister; Swatantryaveer Savarkar [ Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ] (1883-1966), Indian nationalist ]
Publication details: 
Undated. On cancelled letterheads of 3 Hampstead Mansions, Heath Street, N.W [ Circa 1909 or 1910. ]
£150.00

3pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on three leaves of aged paper. Docketted on third leaf by Maire Gaister: 'I don't know if Robert Lynd ever sent a copy of this letter to Irish Freedom or if they printed it.

[ Sylvia Lynd, poet and Irish Nationalist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Sylvia Dryhurst'), probably to her cousin Georgie Maquay, reporting on the meeting for the 'amalgamation of the National Council & Sinn Fein League' and announcing her engagement.

Author: 
Sylvia Lynd [ née Dryhurst ] (1888-1952), poet and Irish Nationalist, wife of journalist and essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949) [ Sinn Fein ]
Publication details: 
11 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, N.W. 30 December 1912.
£150.00

4pp., 4to. In fair condition, on browned and brittle paper, with chipping and one closed tear repaired with archival tape. Manuscript note at head of first page, in the hand of her daughter Maire Gaister, identifying the probable recipient as Georgie Maquay, son of Florence Dryhurst's sister ' (so understandably in South America to escape her)'. The letter's salutation and valediction are in Gaelic.?>

[ Robert Lynd, Irish Nationalist journalist. ] Copy of Typed Letter 'To the Editor of the "Irish Times.", regarding the state of 'the campaign against partition' following 'the Northern Ireland election'

Author: 
Robert Lynd [ Robert Wilson Lynd ] (1879-1949), journalist, essayist and Irish Nationalist
Publication details: 
5 Keats Grove, Hampstead, N.W.3. [ London ] Undated [ 1945 or 1949 ].
£250.00

6pp., 4to. In fair condition, on aged paper with worn edges. It is not known whether the letter was sent or published. The Lynds settled at their celebrated London address of 5 Keats Grove (where James Joyce had his wedding reception) in 1924, but the letter was clearly written after the Second World War: 'Now that the Northern Ireland election is over, it may be worth considering whether the campaign against partition, if continued on its present lines, is likely to be effective in achieving its end.

[ Pamphlet. ] The Repeal of the Union Conspiracy; or, Mr. Parnell, M.P., and the I.R.B.

Author: 
[ Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1892), Irish nationalist member of the British parliament; the Irish Republican Brotherhood ]
Publication details: 
London: William Ridgway, 169, Piccadilly, W. 1886.
£90.00

64pp., 12mo. Frontispiece in red and black, with diagrammatic pyramid with 'Rank and File or "Soldiers."' at the base, and 'C. S. Parnell, M.P.' at the apex. At foot of the frontispiece is printed 'The Assassination Oath of the I. R. B.' Disbound pamphlet without covers. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper.

[ Sir Compton Mackenzie, Scottish author. ] Typed Letter Signed ('Compton Mackenzie') to 'J. F. K.', inviting him back to 'this enchanting place' and informing him about his latest writing.

Author: 
Sir Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972), Scottish author
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Pradelles, Les Arques, Par Cazals, Lot, France. 1 November 1964.
£35.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged, with tiny stain in margin. He thanks him for his letter, and invites him to 'call again' at 'this enchanting place'. He has 'finished Octave 5' and is 'at work now on another Ben Nevis story'. He has asked his publishers Chatto & Windus to send him 'Octave 3'. A letterhead with Mackenzie's Edinburgh address is printed upside down on the reverse.

Typed Letter Signed ('Alice S Green') from Alice Stopford Green to 'Sir Matthew [Nathan?]'

Author: 
Alice Stopford Green [Alice Sophia Amelia Green, n
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 36 Grosvenor Rd, Westminster. 9 January 1917.
£135.00

1p., 4to. Good, on lightly aged and creased paper. The recipient is tentatively identified as Nathan in pencil, and considering the reference to Africa his identity cannot be doubted. The book referred to is named in another hand as 'End of a chapter by Shane Leslie'. Her niece Dorothy gave her Leslie's book to read and then return to the recipient. 'I think it extraordinarily interesting, and do not feel at all so "superior" over it as Dorothy does!

Mimeographed copy of Typed Letter, 'sent to all Foreign Embassies, Legations, etc. in London', regarding the hunger strike in Brixton Prison of Thomas MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork. With covering typed note by Art O'Brien.

Author: 
[Terence Joseph MacSwiney (1879-1920), Lord Mayor of Cork, died after hunger strike in Brixton Prison; Mary MacSwiney (1872-1942); Art O'Brien; Irish War of Independence; Nannie Dryhurst; Robert Lynd]
Publication details: 
Letter: place not stated; 9 September 1920. Covering note: without date or place.
£280.00

Both items in good condition, on lightly aged paper. Letter: 2pp., 4to. Headed 'Care of [blank] | To His Excellency The Ambassador of [blank]'. It begins: 'Your Excellency, | We beg to bring under your notice the following facts with regard to the present slow murder of the Lord Mayor of Cork in Brixton Prison, as a matter of concern for your Government. | The Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney, was arrested on August 12th. in the City Hall, Cork, by the English Army of occupation.

[Printed] How Ireland has progressed under the Home Rule Party, being The Case of Parliamentarianism Stated

Author: 
[The Limerick Echo]
Publication details: 
(Limerick: Limerick Echo, Printers, Sarsfield Street, no date [c.1906]).
£200.00

Handbill, 3pp, 8vo, bifolium, good condition. Lack of progress is the theme, and there’s a reference to "Sinn Fein pamphlet No. 6" suggesting this is also published by Sinn Fein. The early reference to the founding of the Irish Parliamentary Party, founded 35 years before in 1871, suggests a publication date of 1906. 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.No copy on COPAC, NLI or TCD

Debenture.

Author: 
The Sinn Fein Printing and Publishing Company, Limited.
Publication details: 
([1909]).
£400.00

Certificate, one page, 23 x 20cm, part printed, part manuscript, good condition, made out to Robert Lynd (in his Irish name) at 9 Greytown [Gayton] Road, Hampstead, London, No. 1876, £1, with terms, signed by the Directors (including John O’Mahony) and the Secretary (Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh). WITH: Receipt, part printed (17 Upper Fownes Street, Dublin, no date), 21 x 13cm, good condition, issued by the Sinn Fein Printing & Publishing Co., Limited to Robert Lynd (Irish form of name) for £2 for two debentures in the Company. Signed by Secretary, D. MacCarthy (Irish form). No other copy traced.

[Untitled mimeographed report].

Author: 
‘An Irish Democrat’ [Henry L. Glasgow of Cookstown]
Publication details: 
[1916].
£600.00

Untitled mimeographed report (place and date not stated [1916]). Document, 7 pp, fol., good condition. ‘The Irish constitutional problem is centuries old, but its terms are ever changing. The present factors in the problem may be set out as follows: –’. Dated from references to ‘An Act [...] to establish a Parliament in Ireland’, ‘The War’, ‘The Rebellion’ and ‘The negotiations originated by Mr. Lloyd George’. With numerous manuscript emendations and at end manuscript signature: ‘An Irish Democrat.’ Beneath this, in another hand, ‘Not for pubn. | H L.

Seven issues of Guth na nGaedheal, ‘Half-Yearly’ and ‘Occasional Bi-lingual Magazine’

Author: 
[Gaelic League of London]
Publication details: 
London: The Gaelic League of London, 1904-1920.
£650.00

Printed by a variety of Dublin printers], 1904 (2 different issues), 1907, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1922), each issue complete in decorative coloured wraps, good condition. The two issues from 1904 are narrow 8vo, the others landscape 8vo. Contributions from a number of authors, including Pádraic Ó Conaire; Douglas Hyde; William Gibson; and ‘Conán Maol’. 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.

The Present Crisis. Manifesto Issued by the Executive Committee of the Irish Volunteers, 15th July, 1915

Author: 
[Irish Volunteers, 1915]
Publication details: 
([1915]).
£400.00

Handbill, 2pp., 4to, sunned and other minor defects, mainly good condition. One copy listed, NLI. 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.

Autograph Letter Signed signed in (in Gaelic) from Maurice Sheahan to unnamed recipient.

Author: 
[The Irish Volunteers, London] Maurice Sheahan, Provisional Secretary
Publication details: 
Letterhead of the Irish Volunteers, London, 29 Boscastle Road, Highgate Road, London; 3 June 1914.
£800.00

It begins ‘I enclose herewith an order from Dublin with regard to Arms Proclamation’, requesting the recipient to ‘write something’, in the hope that ‘it may be of some assistance in removing the ban on the importation of arms’. Sheahan admits that he does not ‘agree with Committee that Liberal opinion in this country will in any way help the Irish Volunteers to arm’. ‘We are drilling in German Gymnasium 26. Pancras Road Kings Cross Thursdays – 8. 10 – p m and at G. A. A. ground Lea Bridge Sundays.

[Printed broadside] Jackets Green Song Book.

Author: 
Anon.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£150.00

Jackets Green Song Book. Skibbereen | The Old Plaid Shawl | The Jackets Green | [...] | Bold Robert Emmett (publisher and date not stated). Sheet, 8pp, fol., full sheet folded twice.A different edition, with the same title, was published in 12mo as No. 26 in ‘McGlennon’s Song Book Series’ (London: Felix McGlennon, no date [c. 1912?]). No copy of either edition listed. 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.

[Printed] Can Ireland Stand Alone? Is She strong enough to set up as an independent nation?

Author: 
Anon.
Publication details: 
(Date and place not stated [circa 1915]).
£250.00

Handbill, 2pp, 12mo, with wear to extremities, mainly good. A clue to the date of publication is the giving of Ireland’s trade figures for 1914. It concludes, ‘Is not Ireland fooled and robbed long enough? The Hour for Freedom and the Irish Republic has struck!’ Headed with wholesale price in manuscript ‘1/- 100.’ Two items on WorldCat with the same title; neither, apparently, identical to this. epublic. | Senators so senatorial! Accept my appreciation.’ No other copy traced.

The Senate of Ireland’s National University!

Author: 
F. Hugh O’Donnell [Frank Hugh O’Donnell (1848-1916)]
Publication details: 
(date and place not stated [1914]).
£180.00

Handbill, one page, 4to, wear to extremities, mainly good condition. It begins ‘Your injustice to the Noble Proletariat of Louvain [destroyed by the German Army, 25 August 1914] is not excused by your venerable chestnut about the Destruction of the Alexandrian Library’, ending, ‘The majority of the Belgian population is Liberal, Socialist, and Anti-Clerical – just like the Allies of Mr. Redmond. What better end could a mere Church of Reaction have than to perish in the service of the French Republic. | Senators so senatorial! Accept my appreciation.’ No other copy traced.

[Printed] To Provide for those in Dublin, and in certain other parts of Ireland, who have suffered as the result of the recent insurrection. AN APPEAL (26 May 1916).

Author: 
Irish National Aid Association (est. May 1916)
Publication details: 
[1916].
£350.00

Handbill, 2pp., 4to, edges dusted, mainly good condition. 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.

[Printed Prospectus] New Ireland | Its Aims and Policy

Author: 
New Ireland: an Irish weekly review
Publication details: 
([1915]).
£400.00

Prospectus, 4pp., 4to, bifolium, damage to one corner, text complete. MS. annotation Proof copy, presumably submitted to Robert Lynd.The periodical was published by the New Ireland Publishing Company, Ltd, Dublin, 1915-22. The Prospectus anticipates contributions from many listed Irish luminaries (AE, Childers, Yeats, etc., but not Lynd). Copy in NLI. 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.

[The fifth Central Council [Meeting] of Sinn Féin]

Author: 
Sinn Féin [Aindrias Ua Broin, General Secretary]
Publication details: 
(Baile Átha Cliath: An Cló-Chumann, [1909]).
£450.00

An Cúigeadh Árd-Chomhairle De Sinn Féin A Tionólfar 1 Nárus Na Príomh-Chathrach, Ar Diardaoin, Lughnasa 26ADh, 1909 [The fifth Central Council [Meeting] of Sinn Féin to be held in the City Hall of the Capital on Thursday 26 August 1909.] . Pamphlet, 12pp, 12mo, grey printed wraps, fair condition. Signed in type at end: Aindrias Ua Broin, General Secretary.’, In pencil (N.F. Dryhurst’s hand? – anarchist, suffragette, Irish patriot, etc.] at head of front wrap: ‘Please return keep for me’.

[Sinn Féin, newspaper edited by Arthur Griffith] Typewritten draft of circular letter

Author: 
[Arthur Griffiths].
Publication details: 
Undated [c.1905].
£1,200.00

Typewritten draft of circular letter, with corrections, appealing for support for Griffith’s Sinn Féin newspaper, and giving details concerning its foundation. Typescript, 3pp, 4to, good condition. Author and recipient not stated. Undated, but from the context written in 1906. It begins, We desire to bring under your notice the following facts respecting the Sinn Fein daily newspaper’ and says that Griffith and the directors stated that ‘a sum of £8000 was required for the purpose’, but that [t]he sum of £3300 only was subscribed in answer to the appeal.

[Printed] Irishmen and the English Army. Some Reasons why no true Irishman can join the Army of England

Author: 
[Dungannon Club Publications, No.1]
Publication details: 
[Belfast] No date [c.1905]
£650.00

Handbill, [4]pp., 8vo, some faint marking, mainly good condition. No other copy traced. 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.Note from TCD, 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.

[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.

Autograph Letter Signed W.H. Grattan Flood, Irish musicologist, to Godfrey E.P. Arkwright, Arkwright, Godfrey E. P. (1864–1944), editor and bibliographer of 16th–18th century music.

Author: 
Chevalier William Henry Grattan Flood (1857-1928), musicologist and historian
Chevalier William Henry Grattan Flood
Publication details: 
Rosemount, Enniscorthy, Ireland, 20 Dec. 1909.
£280.00
Chevalier William Henry Grattan Flood

Three pages, 12mo, in bifolium, black-edged, with original envelope, also black-edged,1.5 inch tear to fold, mainly very good. He explains that his father's illness and death (and consequent complicated affairs) delayed his response to Arkwright's letter. He thanks him for his advice as to my Preface & Introduction to Moore's Melodies [underlined; he edited a new standard edition of Moore’s Irish Melodies, 'The Spirit of a Nation' (1911)].

Autograph Letter Signed to his brother.

Author: 
John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895), Scottish man of letters
Publication details: 
Oban; 8 August [no year].
£95.00

12mo, 4 pp, in a bifolium, with postscript on reverse of a Commercial Bank of Scotland 'Paid-in Slip'. Text clear and complete on aged and worn paper. Difficult hand. A fluent and energetic letter. Regarding the queries concerning 'Strasburg, and other words', 'the German Authorities which I fancy you consulted [...] are in my Edinburgh house'. He suggests writing to the London booksellers Williams & Norgate. He is glad to learn that 'Lockhart is turned a golfer.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Compton Mackenzie') to R. G. Pertwee [Roland Pertwee (1885-1963)?].

Author: 
Sir (Edward Montague) Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972), Anglo-Scottish novelist
Compton Mackenzie
Publication details: 
9 May 1922; on letterhead 'ISLE OF HERM . C.I.'
£32.00
Compton Mackenzie

8vo: 1 p. Good, on lightly discoloured paper creased at head. 'Mr: Leckie is certainly entitled to ask for a fee, and it is usual in these cases for the publisher to obtain permission from the other publisher. The author's permission is also needed of course, but you had mine, and so that is quite all right.'

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