Hertfordshire Heritage – Ourselves and our Words.
First Edition. London, John Green & Co., 1948. Small Octavo. 158 pages. Original Hardcover with original, illustrated dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition.
The Germans in Cork – Being the Letters of His Excellency “The Baron von Kartoffel” (Military Governor of Cork in the Year 1918) and others.
First and only Edition. Dublin, The Talbot Press Limited, 1918. Small Octavo. 112 pages. Original, illustrated Softcover. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear, the spine intact. Extremely rare publication written by Mary Carbery under the pseudonym “Baron von Kartoffel (Potatoe)”. An extraordinary spoof, long undetected as Mary Carbery’s invention and proven by a mention in an advertisement of her works in another of her books (The Farm by Lough Gur).
Souvenir Views of Clonakilty – Duplex Souvenir Album containing ten Views of Clonakilty and surroundings, including Castle Freke, Cradle Rock, Rosscarbery Convent – The Postcard-Views in “Rich sepia Photogravure detachable for use as postcards, with miniature view of each picture for future reference”.
First Edition. Clonakilty, J.E.Spiller & Co., no year [c.1915]. Oblong slim-octavo. 10 sheets, perforated with miniature view. Original, printed softcover. Tiny faded dampstain to rear. Otherwise in unused, very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely scarce with the spectacular views of this rural area and the surroundings.
Collection of Books and Art with a relation to Castle Freke. Some of the books being from the historical library of Castle Freke with the original Exlibris / Bookplate / Some of the books from the libraries and private collections of relatives to the Freke Family / Some of the books by famous writer Mary Carbery, wife of Algernon [″Algy”] William George Evans-Freke, 9th Baron Carbery of Castle Freke, County Cork, Ireland, until his death in 1898. At least one book with direct connections to “Algy” Evans-Freke and Mary Carbery.
Ireland, 1811 – c. 1950 Octavo. Hardcover Editions. Find detailed descriptions and many photographs on all these titles on our website under “Library & Collections” [Castle Freke Collection”].
Sammelband: The Fall of Jerusalem – A Dramatic Poem (New Edition) / The Martyr of Antioch – A Dramatic Poem (First Edition) /
Three Volumes in One. London, John Murray, 1822. Octavo. VII, 167 pages / VII, 168 pages / IV, 162 pages. Hardcover / Original full leather in Mylar. Stunning, blind-stamped armorial binding of Trinity College Dublin: “Reg. Elizabeth Juxta Dublin Coll. Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis”. Gilt lettering and ornament, new spinelabel. With Premium Bookplate – Prize for “Jacobo Freke” in the year 1828. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear only and a faded dampstain to the first 34 pages. Minor chip to spine. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with the name of Henry Longfield Conner (Manch) to half-title and titlepage.
Collection of Works by Sir Walter Scott. Armorial Prize bindings with gilted crests to front and rear boards from Trinity-College Dublin, given to First Class Classics – Student [Literis Humanioribus] Jacobo Freke by Vice Provost Henry Wray (signed) between the years 1823 and 1828. The Collection includes: 1. Walter Scott – The Lay of the Last Minstrel – A Poem (The Twelth Edition, London, 1811) / 2. Walter Scott – The Lady of the Lake – A Poem (The Ninth Edition, Edinburgh, 1811 – Plays in the vicinity of Loch Katrine in the Western Highlands of Perthshire / With Notes to the Cantos) / 3. Walter Scott – Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field. (The Seventh Edition, Edinburgh, 1811) / 4. Walter Scott – Rokery – A Poem (The Third Edition, Edinburgh, 1813) / 5. Walter Scott – The Lord of the Isles – A Poem (The Fourth Edition, Edinburgh, 1815). With the handwritten entry on the first page: “The Freke Books were given to me by the last of his daughter’s Sidney – 1936” [Written by Henry Longfield Conner].
Five Volumes. London / Edinburgh, Printed for Longman, Hurst , Rees, Orme and Brown and A.Constable and Co. Edinburgh; By James Ballantyne & Co. Edinburgh, 1811 – 1815. Octavo. 349, 433, 377, CXXVIII, 413, 443 pages. Hardcover / Original full leather in Mylar. Stunning, Armorial Prize bindings with gilted crests to front and rear boards from Trinity-College Dublin: “Reg. Elizabeth Juxta Dublin Coll. Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis”. Bindings worn and slightly cracked but all holding. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House).
Dictionnaire de la Langue Française – Glossaire Raisonné de la langue écrite et parlée [Personal copy of evolutionist Henry Freke, with his signature to the titlepage, dated 1851 in Paris, possibly obtained during his studies at Trinity College Dublin, between getting his M.B. in 1845 and his M.D. in 1855].
Paris, Librairie de F. Chamerot, 1851. Quarto (18 cm x 25,5 cm). XVI, 1040 pages. Hardcover / Original Half-leather with marbled-paper-covered-boards. Excellent, firm condition with some minor signs of wear only. Special edition: Signed by the editor M.P.Poitevin and publisher F.Chamerot. Provenance: Originally owned by early evolutionist Henry Freke [H.Freke], Paris, 1851 and passed on to extended family. From the library of Daniel Conner and Henry Longfield Conner (Connerville / Manch House who owned several Volumes of the Freke Family – Library, many with Armorial Bindings from Trinity College Dublin). With an important, further historical gift-inscription: “A.G.Freke, Kingstown, Nov. 1903 – given to me by aunt Mary [Carbery].” [this is Mary Carbery and Algernon (Algy) William George Evans-Freke, 9th Baron Carbery from the family of Castle Freke, West Cork].
Collection of four Volumes (bound in two) by Gilpin – All from the historical library at Castle Freke (Castlefreke, West Cork / Ireland). The Volumes include: I. & II. Observations Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1776, on Several Parts of Great Britain; particularly the High-Lands of Scotland. [Second Edition, with an “Account of the Prints” bound to the rear] / III. Observations on the River Wye and several Parts of South Wales &c. relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; Made in the summer of the Year 1770 (Third Edition). / IV. An Essay on Prints – [″The chief intention of the following work was to put the elegant amusement of collecting prints, on a more rational footing; by giving the unexperienced collector a few principles and cautions to assist him”] (Fourth Edition with the printed dedication “To the Honorable Horace Walpole in Deference to his Taste in the Polite Arts; and the Valuable Researches he has made to improve them; the following work is inscribed by his most obedient and very humble servant, William Gilpin”). [Volumes I & II with 40 original illustrations and vintage 18th century maps [correctly 39 illustrations and one table], for example of Loch Lomond and the Firth of Forth/ all illustrations are vintage mezzotint-plates].
Mixed Editions. Four Volumes (bound in two). London, Printed for R. Blamire, Strand, 1792. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I: XI, , 221 pages with 24 mezzotints / Volume II: 195, XVI pages with 16 mezzotints and an “Account of the Prints” as well as “Translations of Latin Passages” / [Volume III]: [River Wye]: XVI, 152 pages with 16 (of 17) full – page mezzotints / [Volume IV]: [An Essay on Prints]: XIII, , 174 pages plus XI pages Index and 1 page Errata. Hardcover / Early 19th century quarter – morocco with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Both volumes bound in unison. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear. Pages 185 – 191 of Volume I with some stronger browning. Otherwise the interior very clean. All mezzotints in very good or even better condition. This is the original copy from the historical Castle-Freke Library in West Cork (Ireland), with two armorial bookplates to front and rear pastedown with the family’s motto ‘Pro Patria’. With two pages of manuscript annotations by a contemporary hand with a reference between the common name “Tarbet” in Scotland and a place-name in County Kerry in Ireland” (pages 13 of Volume II) / another entry is on page 12 of Volume II regarding the name-sake “Loch-Loung” for a Lake of ships in Scotland and Ireland.