Conspiracy – Irish Political Trials.
Portland, Royal Irish Academy, 2009. Octavo. 357 pages. Original Softcover. Edges with foxing. Otherwise in excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only.
Murder at Marlhill – Was Harry Gleeson innocent ?
Dublin, Geography Publications, 1993. 24 cm. vii, 123 pages. Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of an irish university lecturer and council man, full of the most interesting newspaper-clippings related to the topic.
Collection of a run of 22 Volumes from the library of Richard Meade of: “The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature” and “The New or General Repository of History, Politics, Arts, Sciences, and Literature – To Which is Prefixed, the History of Knowledge, Learning, Taste and Science in Britain [….].
22 Volumes. London, J.Dodsley, 1781  – 1810 . 14,7 cm x 22 cm. c. 5000 pages. Hardcover / Original 18th-century full leather with gilt lettering on spine with replaced and / or repaired spine-labels. Very good condition after the Volumes experienced some repair and new spine-labels from a professional bookbinder. With some signs of external wear and a minor cracks and rubbing to bindings. Bookplate / Exlibris of Richard Meade of Ballymartle to pastedown or loosely inserted to some Volumes (missing in others). Important periodical, also dealing with irish History in detail and often the Volumes include folded vintage maps of the late 18th and early 19th century.
A Short History of Electoral Systems in Western Europe.
London, Allen & Unwin, 1980. 23 cm. 236 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. The dustjacket torn but otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of an irish university lecturer and council man. Name of preowner on endpaper.
The State Letters of Henry, Earl of Clarendon – Lord Lieutenant of Ireland During the Reign of K. James the Second: and His Lordship’s Diary for the Years 1687,1688, 1689 and 1690. From the Originals in the Possession of Richard Powney, Esq. with an Appendix from Archbishop Sancroft’s Manuscript in the Bodleian Library.
Oxford / Dublin, The Clarendon Press / Elizabeth Watts in Skinner-Row, 1765. Octavo. Volume I: XXXII, 407 pages [including a list of subscribers which also mentions Richard Meade, Esq. [Richard Mead] / Volume II: 480 pages plus 20 unnumbered pages of a thorough Index. Original Hardcover / 18th century full calf with gilt lettering on spinne. Both Volumes in protective collector’s mylar. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown of Volume One and the name of John Meade to the titlepage of Volume II. Faded dampstain only to the endpapers of Volume I / Minor wormhole-damage to the endpaper and titlepage of Volume II. Otherwise in very good and firm condition. A very rare and significant publication.
Sammelband of four (4) late 18th century / early 19th-century-publications in one Volume. The Volume includes the very rare first edition of a trial with participation of John Philpot Curran and in which he held one of his most famous speeches. The four Volumes included are: Volume I: [Thomas West] – “A Guide to the Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire. By the Author of The Antiquities of Furness”. (London, 1799) / Volume II: [John Seeley] – “Stowe : A Description of the House and Gardens of the Most Noble and Puissant Prince, George Grenville Nugent Temple, Marquis of Buckingham”. (Buckingham, 1798) / Volume III: [Richard Harraden] – “Description of Cambridge, illustrated by thirty picturesque views of the university and town (these are not included), (with a frontispiece [this is included]) from original drawings, by Richard Harraden, Sole Proprietor and Publisher of the Views of Cambridge and Oxford; and the print from the statue of Sir Isaac Newton, Dedicated to his Majesty”. (Cambridge, 1800) / Volume IV: [John Philpot Curran and George Ponsonby and other “Ennis Assizes”] – “By Authority. £. 10,000 Damages. Summer Assizes. Trial at Ennis, County of Clare, on 27th July, 1804, before the Hon. Baron Smith, and a Special Jury.” – “A REPORT of the TRIAL on an Action for Damages brought by The Reverend Charles Massy against the Most Noble The Marquis of Headfort, for Criminal Conversation with Plaintiff’s Wife. Damages laid at £40,000. Taken in Short-Hand by an eminent Barrister. [With a Motto: “Thoughts that breathe, and words “That burn” – Gray.] – FIRST EDITION – (Dublin, 1804) //
London, Printed for W.J. and J. Richardson, Cornhill, etc., 1799. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I – [A Guide to the Lakes]: Folded Frontispiece-Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, X, 311 pages with an additional illustration bound to page 91 [View of “Lowdore”] and a text-illustration of “The Gateway-Tower of Lancaster”, plus 3 unnumbered pages of advertising Views of the Lakes by the publisher / Volume II: [″Stowe : A Description of the House and Garden”]: VI, 65 pages [No Illustrations] / Volume III: [″Description of Cambridge”]: Frontispiece [″King’s College Chapel” by Richard Harraden], II, 40 pages with no plates besides the Frontipiece / Volume IV: (John Philpot Curran) – “A Report of the Trial”: VIII, 95 pages. Hardcover / Original 19th century half-leather with gilt lettering to spine and new marbled-paper covering to boards.. Besides very minor defects to the binding and some rubbing, in very good condition with some signs of external wear. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown and his name in ink on titlepages.
Principles of Irish law.
Third Edition. Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 1991. 24 cm. xxxiv,478 pages. Softcover. Excellent, as new condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of an irish university lecturer and council man. Name of preowner on endpaper.
Letters on the State of Ireland – Addresses by J.K.L. to a friend in England [With a section: “Administration of Justice and Spirit of the Penal Laws”].
First Edition. Dublin, Printed by Richard Coyne [Printer and Bookseller to the Royal College of St.Patrick, Maynooth, and Publisher to the Roman Catholic Bishops of Ireland], 1825. Octavo (15 cm x 21 cm). VIII, 364 pages. Hardcover / Recently restored and rebacked original binding. Excellent condition after the restoration. From the library of Judge James Charles Coffey, with his name signed on the titlepage and dated May, 1860. Some mild foxing to first 10 pages, otherwise very good. Extremely rare publication !