The Dream: Bookshops vs. Xenophobia
The Time Traveller’s Bookshop is now at three locations along the dramatic west coast of Ireland and our confidence is growing that we are on the right path to bring international visitors and locals alike together in the calm and relaxing environment of our shops.
After a decade of bookshops closing all over the world, our dream is to repopulate the world with bookshops in remote areas and cities alike. Antiquarian, second-hand, specialist, no matter what kind of independent bookshop…we believe these rooms are important, rather essential spaces to give everyone a choice to learn the unexpected, find books they never knew existed, learn how important diversity is and overcome the greatest threat of our times: xenophobia. If you think your area needs one of these bookshops or you want to open your own indie bookshop, talk to us.
The Time Traveller - Rare Books and Vintage Thoughts
An independent magazine for independent minds. This new, printed, XL quarterly magazine has been designed for readers, collectors, scholars, researchers all over the world. Including ideas that should have been implemented, writers that should have been heard. We will have interesting articles written by private collectors, scholars, young and seasoned readers. You will find fresh reviews of older and forgotten publications and we show unusual, high resolution images of etchings, maps, rare books and autographs as well as original manuscripts. The aim is to unite all with an interest in forgotten books and nearly forgotten writers. In each issue: Specialist booksellers as well as real bookshops in remote and urban areas all over the world are featured.
Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland – Comprising the Several Counties; Cities; Boroughs; Corporate, Market, and Post Towns; Parishes and Villages. With Historical and Statisical Descriptions: Embellished with Engravings of the Arms of the Cities, Bishopricks, Corporate Towns, and Boroughs; And of the Seals of the Several Municipal Corporations. By Samuel Lewis. / Together with an ATLAS: Lewis’s Atlas – Comprising the Counties of Ireland and a general Map of the Kingdom. Reprint of the original London Edition from 1837. Three Volumes (complete with Atlas). Galway, Kenny’s 1995. Folio. Pagination: Volume I: LXVIII, 675 pages. / Volume II: 737 pages with a “Table for Converting Irish Miles into British” / Atlas: Including Maps for all 32 Counties. Original Hardcover. Green cloth in original slipcase. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Halsbury, Earl of / Sir Thomas Willes Chitty. The English and Empire Digest with complete and exhaustive Annotations being a complete Digest of every English Case reported from early Times to the present day, with additional cases from the Courts of Scotland, Ireland, The Empire of India and the Dominions beyond the Seas and complete and exhaustive annotations giving all the subsequent cases in which judicial opinions have been given concerning the english cases digested. 67 Volumes. Including one Volume “Desk Index for Volumes I – XXV” and 27 Volumes of First, Second and Third Cumulative Supplements (of which some are separated in two Volumes – especially for the War Years 1940-1945/46). Includes the Volumes I – XXXI and LX – XLVIII. London, Butterworth & Co., 1919-1958. Large Octavo. Over 30000 pages. Includes also 4 Volumes of the “Blue Band” Replacement Edition (these Volumes are available in original and duplicate and all belong to this set). Original Hardcover (red cloth with gilt or black lettering on spine). Good to very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only Supplement Volume 12 in very poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen.
[AE – Russell, Georg William] Denson, Alan. Letters from AE. With a Foreword by Dr. Monk Gibbon. Aberdeen, Abelard-Schuman, 1961. 8°. XLII, 288 pages, including Index. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The dustjacket with smaller tear and some rubbing. Rare publication.
Ó Grianna, Séamus. Caisleáin Óir [Gold Castles]. Corcaigh agus Baile Átha Cliath, Cló Mercier, 1976. Octavo. 160 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Falconer, John (Printer) / Stubbs, William Cotter (Compiler). The Irish Law Times and Solicitors’s Journal. A Weekly Newspaper and Gazette of Legal Postings. Years 1867 – 1972 (with missing Volumes in between (see details below). 66 Volumes Irish Law Times with several Volumes (20) of ‘The Irish Law Times Reports’ bound with the Law Times Volumes and plus 6 separate Volumes of The Irish Law Times Reports: Comprising Cases argued and decided in The Supreme Court of Judicature, The Land Commission, The Courts of Bankruptcy and the County Courts in Ireland. To Which is added a Digested Index of all such cases reported in the Irish Law Times Reports and in other legal reports. / Also included is the Important “Irish Law Times Digest of Cases decided by The Superior and other Courts in Ireland for the Years 1867 – 1893, compiled by William Cotter Stubbs”. [Pro Rege, Grege, Lege]. 95 Volumes bound in 69 Volumes. Dublin, John Falconer, 1868-1972. Quarto. Volume I (1868) – Volume XXIV (1890) (Volume III missing) and Volume 85 (1951) – Volume 106 (1972). Original Hardcover (Original half leather with gilt lettering to spine). Two Volumes in modern bindings (Volumes 102 and 104). Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging.
Hyde, Douglas. A Literary History of Ireland. London, Ernest Benn Limited, 1980. 14.5cm x 22.5cm XLI, 654 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
An Seabhac. Seanfhocail na Mumhan [Old Sayings of Munster]. An Seabhac a bhailigh agus a d’ullmhaigh an chéad eagrán. Pádraig Ua Maoileoin a chóirigh an t-eagrán seo. [The Hawk collected and prepared the first edition. Pádraig Ua Maoileoin arranged this edition.] New Edition. Baile Átha Cliath, An Gúm, 1984. Octavo. X, 214 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Near Fine condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Corkery, Daniel. A Munster Twilight and The Hounds of Banba. Dublin, Cork. The Talbot Press Limited. no year [c.1930]. 18.6cm x 13cm. 140 pages with one coloured illustration (frontispiece). Original, yellow cloth (Hardcover) with blueish lettering on frontcover and spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Some minor foxing to edges.
Yeats, William Butler. The Cutting of an Agate. First American Edition. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1912. 14 cm x 19.5 cm. VIII, 255 pages. Original hardcover. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Scuffing on corners and spine and darkening on spine. Clean inside with solid binding.
Knowles, R. B. Sheridan. Glencoonoge [A Story of Irish Life at the West Coast of Ireland]. [Signed and inscribed by the author]. First Edition. Three Volumes (complete). Edinburgh / London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1891. 13.5 cm x 19 cm. 284, 294, 267 pages plus 24 pages of a publisher’s catalogue to the rear of Volume III. Original Hardcover (green decorative cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt shamrock to frontcover of all three volumes. Very good condition with some staining to the exterior of Volume I and III. Signed and inscribed by the author on Easter Sunday 1926. A very rare Novel on irish rural life….rather unknown and uncommon.
Vance, Andrew. The Green Book; or, Reading Made Easy of the Irish Statutes, containing an account of the principal reported decisions at Law and in Equity on the Irish Statutes, Rules and Orders of Court from Magna Charta to the present Time. First Edition. Dublin, Joseph White, 1862 (1872 incorrect). Octavo. VIII, 510 pages. Original Hardcover (green publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Good condition with some clear signs of external wear. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. With the name Jonas Wolfe on the titlepage. Smaller, faded dampstain to endpapers. Several annotations.
[Defoe, Daniel] Ó Murchadha, Tadhg (″Seandún”) Eachtra Robinson Crúsó. Tadhg Ó Murchadha (″Seandún”) do chuir i nGaedhilg as an Saxbhéarla bunaidh. Baile Átha Cliath, Connradh na Gaedhilge, 1915. Small Octavo. 288 pages (5 pages of the Notes/ English Glossary at the end of the book are missing). Recent, modern Hardcover binding with gilt lettering on spine and cover. Annotations throughout. New endpapers. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare !
Boland, Bridget. The Wild Geese. A Novel. London / Toronto, William Heinemann Ltd., 1938. 19.5cm x 13cm. 264 pages, including a map showing A Part of the Baronies of Iveragh, Dunkerron & Glanerought in the County of Kerry Original Hardcover (green cloth) without dustjacket. The binding with some darkening and slightly stained. Else in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Inscribed and signed by Bridget Boland: “Going away present (alas) for the Goughs (possibly actor Michael Gough) – from Bridget B.”
[Wilde, Oscar] Ellmann, Richard. The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1982. 8°. XXVIII, 446 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes.
[Joyce, James] Senn, Fritz and Christine O’Neill. Inductive Scrutinies: Focus on Joyce. Baltimore, Maryland, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. 15.5 cm x 24 cm. XIX, 252 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear, including a slight stain on the book’s spine.