“A PRICELESS IRISH TREASURE
A MINE OF BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION”
The Cabinet of Irish Literature: Selected from the works of the Chief Poets, Orators, and Prose Writers of Ireland. With biographical sketches and literary notices. Preface by T.P. O’Connor. Illustrated with engraved portraits. New edition revised and greatly extended by Katherine Tynan Hinkson. Four volumes.
London, Blackie, 1892. Second. Original decorated cloth. A.e.g. Fine set.This great work gives to every Irishman and woman a share in the priceless treasures with which the literary genius of our race has enriched mankind. The ‘Cabinet’ was originally planned by Mr. Charles Anderson Reid, but he did not live to see the fruition of his dream, the first edition was completed by T.P. O’Connor. A quarter of a century later a new edition of this monumental work was undertaken by Katherine Tynan Hinkson, one of Ireland’s most distinguished writers.