"What homothetic objects, other than the candlestick, stood on the mantelpiece?
A timepiece of striated Connemara marble, stopped at the hour of 4.46 a.m. on the 21 March 1896, matrimonial gift of Matthew Dillon: a dwarf tree of glacial arborescence under a transparent bellshade, matrimonial gift of Luke and Caroline Doyle: an embalmed owl, matrimonial gift of Alderman John Hooper." (U17.1333)
"What composite asymmetrical image in the mirror then attracted his attention?

The image of a solitary (ipsorelative) mutable (aliorelative) man.

Why solitary (ipsorelative)?

Brothers and sisters had he none.
Yet that man's father was his grandfather's son.

Why mutable (aliorelative)?

From infancy to maturity he had resembled his maternal procreatrix. From maturity to senility he would increasingly resemble his paternal procreator."

"What final visual impression was communicated to him by the mirror?

The optical reflection of several inverted volumes improperly arranged and not in the order of their common letters with scintillating titles on the two bookshelves opposite." (U17.1357)
"Catalogue these books.
Thom's Dublin Post Office Directory, 1886.
Denis Florence M'Carthy's Poetical Works (copper beechleaf bookmark at p. 5).
Shakespeare's Works (dark crimson morocco, goldtooled)." (U17.1361)

(Image courtesy of the ZJJF, Photo by Sam Slote)
"The Secret History of the Court of Charles II (red cloth, tooled binding).
The Child's Guide (blue cloth)." (U17.1367)
"The Beauties of Killarney" (U17.1369)
"When We Were Boys by William O'Brien M.P. (green cloth, slightly faded, envelope bookmark at p.217).
Thoughts from Spinoza (maroon leather).
The Story of the Heavens by Sir Robert Ball (blue cloth)." (U17.1370)

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"Ellis's Three Trips to Madagascar (brown cloth, title obliterated).
The Stark-Munro Letters by A. Conan Doyle, " (U17.1374)

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"property of the City of Dublin Public Library, 106 Capel street, lent 21 May (Whitsun Eve) 1904, due 4 June 1904, 13 days overdue (black cloth binding, bearing white letternumber ticket).
Voyages in China by “Viator” (recovered with brown paper, red ink title).
Philosophy of the Talmud (sewn pamphlet)." (U17.1375)
"Lockhart's Life of Napoleon (cover wanting, marginal annotations, minimising victories, aggrandising defeats of the protagonist).
Soll und Haben by Gustav Freytag (black boards, Gothic characters, cigarette coupon bookmark at p. 24)." (U17.1381)

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"Hozier's History of the Russo-Turkish War (brown cloth, 2 volumes, with gummed label, Garrison Library, Governor's Parade, Gibraltar, on verso of cover).
Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland by William Allingham (second edition, green cloth, gilt trefoil design, previous owner's name on recto of flyleaf erased).
A Handbook of Astronomy (cover, brown leather, detached, S plates, antique letterpress long primer, author's footnotes nonpareil, marginal clues brevier, captions small pica).
The Hidden Life of Christ (black boards)." ([U17.1385])

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"Garrison Library, Governor's Parade, Gibraltar, on verso of cover" (U17.1386)

One of the buildings on this PC must be the library from which the book was borrowed (by Major Tweedy?) and never returned.
PC showing the Library on Gunner's Parade street, Gibraltar.
A closer view of the Library in Gibraltar.
"In the Track of the Sun (yellow cloth, titlepage missing, recurrent title intestation)." (U17.1395)

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"Physical Strength and How to Obtain It by Eugen Sandow (red cloth)." (U17.1397)
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