Purcell’s Irish Book Sale, Birr, Co.Offaly – Thurs.7th October

Purcell Auctioneers, Green Street, Birr, Co.Offaly

(057) 9120 270

IRISH BOOK AUCTION  – 914 lots.

On: Thursday 7th October 2010.

Starts at 6.30 pm.

Viewing
Tuesday 10am-6pm; Weds 10am-8pm and Thurs.10am-6pm.

Private collection of Irish interest books including travel, local history, reference, plus 1st editions and many rare items.

Amongst the many interesting lots I discovered a copy of the elusive Taylor and Skinner’s Road Maps of Ireland first published in 1777– the copy included in this sale is the 3rd edition a 1960s reprint but almost as hard to find as the original.

A hand coloured map from the 1st edition. As far as I can remember the reprint only has uncoloured maps.

Catalogue online here: http://www.purcellauctioneers.ie/auctionmenbook.htm

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