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Bookbindings from the Library of Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh

About


This is an online version of an exhibition of books from the library of Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh which was displayed in 2013.

The exhibition showcased the exquisite workmanship of eighteenth-century Dublin bookbinders. 

All photography by Philip Maddock.

 

Exhibit


1 Sull Pupazzi front & spine_edited-1.jpg
L. Lemercier de Neuville, Théatre des Pupazzi (Lyon, 1876).
2 1895 L Sull Huon of Bordeaux front & spine 220 mm complete_1.jpg
Robert Steele, Huon of Bordeaux: done into English by Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners ... (London, 1895)
3 Sull Rubaiyat front & spine_1.jpg
Edward Fitzgerald, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia ... (London, 1894).
4 1772 Maffett's Sallust, Belvedere front & spine 200 mm complete.jpg
Hugh Maffett (ed.), The Catiline and Jugurthine Wars. Translated from Sallust (Dublin, 1772).
7 1772 Maffett's Sallust, Ely front & spine 200 mm complete.jpg
Hugh Maffett (ed.), The Catiline and Jugurthine Wars. Translated from Sallust (Dublin, 1772).
5 1772 Maffett's Sallust, Forde front & spine 200 mm complete.jpg
Hugh Maffett (ed.), The Catiline and Jugurthine Wars. Translated from Sallust (Dublin, 1772).
6 1772 Maffett's Sallust, Moira front & spine 200 mm complete.jpg

Hugh Maffett (ed.), The Catiline and Jugurthine Wars. Translated from Sallust (Dublin, 1772).

8 1772 Maffett's Sallust, Willson front & spine 200 mm complete.jpg

Hugh Maffett (ed.), The Catiline and Jugurthine Wars. Translated from Sallust (Dublin, 1772).

9 1773 D Watsons Almanack front & spine 160 mm complete.jpg

Samuel Watson, The gentleman’s and citizen’s almanack, compiled by Samuel Watson, bookseller, for the year of our Lord, 1773 (Dublin, 1773).

10 1777 D Watson's Double Almanack front & spine 160 mm completee _1.jpg

Samuel Watson, The gentleman’s and citizen’s almanack, compiled by Samuel Watson, bookseller, for the year of our Lord, 1777 (Dublin, 1777).

40 1766 L Irish Debates front 201 mm complete.jpg
Sir James Caldwell, Debates relative to the affairs of Ireland, in the years 1763 and 1764. Taken by a military officer. To which are added, his remarks on the trade of Ireland, 1st edn, 2 vols (London, 1766).
42 1756 D Leland's Demosthenes 272 mm complete.jpg
Thomas Leland (ed.), All the Orations of Demosthenes (Dublin, 1756).
43 1762 Cam BOCP front 180 mm Parker complete.jpg
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies ... according to the use of the Church of England: together with the Psalter ... (Cambridge, 1762).
44 1762 Cam BOCP front 180 mm Ormsby complete.jpg
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies ... according to the use of the Church of England: together with the Psalter ... (Cambridge, 1762).
45 1761 Cam BOCP front & spine 240 mm Maxwell complete.jpg
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments ... together with the Psalter (Cambridge, 1761).
46 1760 Cam BOCP front & spine 240 mm Doneraile complete.jpg
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments ... together with the Psalter (Cambridge, 1760).
47 1772 Birm Bask Catullus front 170 mm complete.jpg
Catulli, Tibulli, et Propertii opera (Birmingham, 1772).
48 1743 L Week's Preparation front & spine 163 mm complete.jpg
The new week’s preparation for a worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper, as recommended and appointed by the Church of England; ... 36th edn (London, [1744?]).
49 1746 D Hawkey's Juvenal back 188 mm.jpg
John Hawkey (ed.), D. Junii Juvenalis et A. Persii Flacci Satyræ (Dublin, 1746).
50 1702 Augs Bilder Bible fr & spine 230 mm complete.jpg
Johann Ulrich Krauss, Historiche Bilder Bible (Augsburg, 1702).
51 1766 D Hamilton's Essays front & spine 200 mm complete.jpg
Hugh Hamilton, Philosophical essays on the following subjects: i. On the principles of mechanics. ii. On the ascent of vapours, ... iii. Observations and conjectures on the nature of the aurora borealis (Dublin, 1766).
52 1751 L Hyde letters 250 mm complete.jpg
‘Letters from Lord Hyde to Lady Charlotte & Lady Mary Capell; containing a description of the South of France in 1751 & 1752’.
53 1788 D Rotundo Subscription Bective front & spine 160 mm complete +.jpg
A list of the proprietors of licenses for private sedan chairs at 25th March, 1788, alphabetically ranged, with their respective residences, published as required by law. A list of the original subscribers towards building the public rooms and establishing six annual assemblies ... (Dublin, 1788).
54 1725 D Kilmainham Hospital front 170 mm complete.jpg
Thomas Wilson, An account of the foundation of the Royal Hospital of King Charles ii. &c. near Dublin, for the relief and maintenance of antient and maimed officers and soldiers of the army of Ireland (Dublin, 1725).
55 1776 L Scale's Atlas Front & spine 260 mm complete.jpg
Bernard Scale, An Hibernian atlas; or general description of the kingdom of Ireland: divided into provinces; ... Shewing their boundaries, extent, soil, produce ... Together with the ... postroads (London, 1776).
56 1765 D Statutes vol 1 370 mm complete.jpg
The statutes at large, passed in the parliaments held in Ireland: from the third year of Edward the Second, a.d. 1310 to the first year of George the Third, a.d. 1761 inclusive, 11 vols (Dublin, 1765–82).
59 1787 D Tacitus front & 1 vol 189 mm complete.jpg
Cornelius Tacitus, C. Cornelii Taciti opera ad fidem editionis Parisinæ Gab. Brotier ... illustravit Josephus Stock, 4 vols (Dublin, 1787–88).
60 1762 L Thompson Works front 300 mm Coote complete.jpg
Patrick Murdoch (ed.), The works of James Thomson, with his last corrections and improvements. To which is prefixed, an account of his life and writings, 2 vols (London, 1762).
61 1761 D Tryals Back & spine 200 mm complete.jpg
Henry Brooke, The tryal of the cause of the Roman Catholics; ... August 5th, 1761, 1st edn (Dublin, 1761).
62 1781 C True Piety front 130 mm complete.jpg
True piety; or the day well spent: A manual of chosen prayers, devout practices, and solid instructions ... (Cork, 1781).

Credits


Curated by Philip Maddock with Julia Cummins and Jason McElligott.

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