The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland, anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion; comprising an essay on the Origin and Uses of the Round Towers of Ireland, which obtained the Gold Medal and Prize of the Royal Irish Academy. With numerous illustrations. Dublin: Hodges Smith, 1845. Second edition. Sm. folio. pp. xxi, 525. Bound by Ward Brothers of Belfast with their engraved label on the lower pastedown, in contemporary green morocco. Covers blocked in gilt and blind by fillets, dotted lines and chain-link tools; blind inner dentelles made up of shamrocks. Spine divided into six compartments by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt on brown morocco letterpiece in second, the remainder tooled with gilt fillets enclosing in the centre of the compartments a gilt Celtic knot; comb-marbled endpapers; gold endbands. Top edge gilt. A fine copy.