The history of Ireland

by Vanessa Parker Rare Books and Roger Grimes Antiques


First Edition. 3 Very handsome volumes [complete set]. Original Hard back / Dark Green Contemporary half-leather with gilt lettering and ornament to spine red title lable gilt to raised bands,Very good condition indeed. Some foxing to all endpapers and some tears to endpapers.
4to 11″ 8″ Volume I: Frontispiece and engraved title page, XIV, 728 pages / Volume II: Portrait-Fronticpiece of James Butler (Second Duke of Ormond), IV, [2], 663 pages / Volume III: Portrait-Frontispiece of a young Queen Victoria plus engraved titlepage showing the visit of George IV to Ireland in 1821, [4], 592 pages. .
This is currently the most handsome set for sale on the internet.

Interior in good condition .The beautiful Steel engravings / Illustrations in this Volume are: Volume One: 1. Frontispiece: Ireland’s Golden Age [Represented by a depiction of reigning King Brian Boru in the year 1001] 2. King Cormac and the Fair Eithne (engraved Titlepage) 3. Death of Saint Patrick (St.Patrick) 4. Death of Brian Boru 5. Richard , Earl of Pembroke, taking Leave of his Brother 6. Henry II. Presenting the Pope’s Bull to the Archbishop of Cashel 7. Richard II. Knighting the Kings of Connaught, Ulster, Thomond and Leinster 8. Death of Roderic O’Donnel at Inch Castle 9. Lord Thomas Fitzgerald renouncing his allegiance to Henry VIII. 10. The Flight of Gerald Fitzgerald 11. Thomas Radclyffe, Earl of Sussex (Portrait) 12. Murder of Shane O’Neill 13. Death of the Earl of Desmond 14. Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex (Portrait) 15. Meeting of the Earls of Essex and Tyrone 16. Flight of the Earl of Tyrone 17. George Carew, Earl of Totness (Portrait) 18. Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (Portrait) Volume Two: 19. James Butler, Duke of Ormond (Portrait-Frontispiece) 20. Oliver Cromwell (Portrait) 21. Lady Offley defending her Mansion 22. Battle of the Boyne 23. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough (Portrait) 24. James Butler, Second Duke of Ormond (Portrait) 25. William Pulteney, Earl of Bath 26. John Russell, Duke of Bedford (Portrait) 27. Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke 28. Charles Pratt, Earl Camden 29. Landing of the French in Bantry Bay 30. Charles, Marquis Cornwallis (Portrait) Volume Three: 31. Queen Victoria (Portrait-Frontispiece) 32. King George the Fourth’s visit to Ireland (Engraved Titlepage) 33. Capture of Lord Edward Fitzgerald 34. Walling of New Ross 35. Father Clinch at Vinegar Hill 36. William Pitt (Portrait) 37. Lord Kilwarden attacked by the Rebels 38. Daniel Connell (Portrait) 39. The Marquis Wellesley (Portrait) 40. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (Portrait) 41. Trial of Daniel O’Connell at Dublin 42. Arrest of Smith \o`brien 43. Attack on the police by insurgents under Smith O`Brien.   €600    Books are very heavy please email for postage cost


The History of Ireland, from the earliest period of the Irish Annals to the present time, c.1854 Scarce.

Vanessa Parker Rare Books and Roger Grimes Antiques

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