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Publications of the Rare Books Group of the Library Association of Ireland

 

That woman! studies in Irish bibliography: a festschrift for Mary ‘Paul’ Pollard / edited by Charles Benson & Siobhán Fitzpatrick Dublin: Lilliput Press for the Library Association of Ireland, Rare Books Group, 2005

Contents Charles Benson: Introduction R.J. Hunter: John Franckton (d.1620): printer, publisher and bookseller in Dublin W.N. Osborough: Tribulations of a king’s printer: George Grierson II in court A.C. Elias Jr.: Reissues in the Dublin book trade: the case of George Grierson and William Williamson James Woolley: Poor John Harding and Mad Tom: ‘Harding’s resurrection’ (1724) Hermann J. Real: Swift’s non-reading Máire Kennedy: At the exchange: the eighteenth-century book trade in Cork Andrew Carpenter: Two early printed verse squibs from Cork Raymond Gillespie: Irish cathedral libraries before 1700 Jean-Paul Pittion: Aspects of the history of the Saumur protestant book trade (1601-1684) Toby Barnard: Children and books in eighteenth-century Ireland Pat Donlon: Sophia Rosamond Praeger (1857-1954): a woman of many talents W.J. McCormack: Reflections on writing and editing with reference to National Archives (UK), CO 904/1-3 & HO 161/1-5

Available to purchase from - Lilliput Press, 62-63 Sitric Road, Dublin 7, Ireland; email: info@lilliputpress.ie

 

 

The experience of reading: Irish historical perspectives / edited by Bernadette Cunningham and Máire Kennedy Dublin: Economic and Social History Society of Ireland and Rare Books Group of the Library Association of Ireland, 1999. ix, 212p, appendix on fiche. ISBN 094789733X, Pbk. € 19.00 + postage

Contents: Bernadette Cunningham: Introduction: the experience of reading Raymond Gillespie: Reading the Bible in seventeenth-century Ireland Elizabethanne Boran: Reading theology within the community of believers: James Ussher’s Directions Toby Barnard: Reading in eighteenth-century Ireland: public and private pleasures Máire Kennedy: Women and reading in eighteenth-century Ireland John Killen: The reading habits of a Georgian gentleman, John Templeton, and the book collections of the Belfast Society for Promoting Knowledge Marie-Louise Legg: The Kilkenny Circulating-Library Society and the growth of reading rooms in nineteenth-century Ireland Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber: Fiction available to and written for cottagers and their children John Logan: Book learning: the experience of reading in the national school, 1831-1900

Available to purchase by post from - Publications Department, Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland; tel: +353-1-6762570; fax: +353-1-6762346; email: publications@ria.ie

 

 

Books beyond the Pale: aspects of the provincial book trace in Ireland before 1850 / edited by Gerard Long Dublin: Rare Books Group of the Library Association of Ireland, 1996. xiii, 154 p. ISBN 0946037310, Pbk. €13.00 + postage

Contents: Gerard Long: Introduction Raymond Gillespie: The book trade in southern Ireland, 1590-1640 Hugh Fenning, OP: The Catholic press in Munster in the eighteenth century Joanna Finegan: Georgian Drogheda and the printed word Vincent Kinane: The early book trades in Galway Wesley McCann: The distribution of books from Belfast: the evidence of subscription lists Niall Ó Ciosáin: Printing in Irish and Ó Súilleabháin’s Pious miscellany Kevin Whelan: The Republic in the Village: the dissemination and reception of popular political literature in the 1790s

Available to purchase by post from - Publications Department, Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland; tel: +353-1-6762570; fax: +353-1-6762346; email: publications@ria.ie