PLUMPTRE, Anne. Narrative of a Residence in Ireland during the summer of 1814, and that of 1815. Illustrated with an engraved portrait of the author and eleven aquatints of remarkable scenery. London: For Henry Colburn, 1817. Quarto. pp. xv, 398. Recent half calf on marbled boards. Spine divided into six compartments by five raised bands; title in gilt on black morocco label in the second. Magnificently hand-coloured. Occasional light foxing. A very good and attractive copy. Very scarce.
COPAC locates 7 copies only. WorldCat 2. Abbey 457. Elmes & Hewson 2087. Bradshaw 7780. Goldsmiths’-Kress 21733.
Anne Plumptre (1760-1818), author, was the daughter of Dr. Robert Plumptre, president of Queens’ College, Cambridge. She was well educated and versed in many languages. From 1802 to 1805 she resided in France and some years later published her observations in the ‘Narrative of a Three Years’ Residence in France’. She made two visits to Ireland during the period 1814-15 and recorded her experiences in this splendid volume.
Includes bibliographical references and index.