CUSACK, M.F. A History of The Irish Nation
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CUSACK, M.F. A History of The Irish Nation. Social, ecclesiastical, biographical, industrial and antiquarian. Illustrated. 110 London, Murdoch, 1876. Quato. pp. xvi, 956. Bound in contemporary full morocco, elaborately blocked in gilt with the harp of Erin, surmounted by a crown, surrounded by a cluster of shamrocks with the legend 'Erin Go Brath' in a scroll crossed with battleaxes and spears; underneath a celtic scene of a warrior, harpist, bishop, boy soldier with hounds; in the distance a monastery, round tower and castle. Spine divided into five compartments by four raised bands, title in gilt in the second, the remainder tooled to a centre-and-corner design. A.e.g. Head and tail bands. Edges of boards with brass surround and clasps. Spine expertly rebacked preserving original. Ex libris Christian Brothers O'Brien Institute. Very good. Scarce.
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