BARRINGTON, Sir Jonah. Rise and Fall of the Irish Nation. Illustrated with thirty lithographs and two facsimile letters [IN A FINE BINDING BARRINGTON FAMILY COPY]
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Paris: G.G. Bennis, 1833. Octavo. pp. [vi], 8, xiii, 494. Bound in full dark blue morocco. Covers magnificently decorated with gouges (curved fillets) cluster of shamrocks and shell tools to a curvilinear panel design, within a border of gilt and blind fillets; spine divided into five panels by four gilt bands, title and author in gilt direct in the second and third; board edges and turn-ins gilt; cream endpapers; red, blue and cream endbands, brown silk marker. Usual occasional light foxing. All edges gilt. A very good copy in a fine binding.
Provenance: Presentation inscription “V.H. Barrington-Kennett / From his affectionate / Mother / The first of January, / 1880 / 45 Chester Square S. W.”. Armorial bookplate of Kennett family on front pastedown.
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