WARE, Sir James. De Hibernia & Antiquitatibus ejus Disquisitiones. In quibus, Praeter ea quae de Hiberniâ antiquâ explicantur, Mores & Consuetudines Hibernorum, tàm veterum, quàm mediorum temporum, describuntur. Unà cum formâ Imperii eorum, Nummis, Academiis … tempore Henrici II, sub quo, Insula Anglici Juris facta est. London: Printed by J. Grismond, 1654. First edition. pp. [xiv], 253, + errata. Titlepage in red and black. Contemporary full mottled calf, covers and spine compartments ruled in gilt, title in gilt direct. Early owner’s signature on titlepage, presentation inscription on front free endpaper ‘Sir Wm Dunbar gives this / Book to the Rt Honble / James Earl of Fife’. Light wear to spine ends, corners a little bumped. Neat library stamp on titlepage. A very good copy. Rare. €675 [L1 8C]
ESTC R013244. WorldCat 3. Sweeney 5533. Wing 843.
Title page in red and black. Engravings signed: W Hollar fecit. Running title reads: Antiquitates Hibernica. This edition includes a Map of Ireland, Plan of St. Patrick’s Purgatory, woodcuts of early coins and a medallion portrait of a bearded Irishman.