BURNS, John. An Historical and Chronological Remembrancer of all Remarkable Occurances from the Creation to this Present Year of Our Lord 1775 … by John Burns, of Monaghan who was born Deaf and Dumb.


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Dublin: Printed for the Author [by William Watson], 1775. pp. 504. Contemporary full calf, title in gilt on original morocco label. Spine professionally rebacked. Previous owner’s signature on front endpaper. A very good copy. Very scarce.
ESTC N33345.
On the title page, just below the publishing statement “Printed for the author,” a previous owner has written in ink “by William Watson.” A chronology of noteworthy events in world history from ancient times to the time of publication, focusing mainly on European events. Includes “The Tablet of Memory: Or, the Historian’s Assistant. Shewing Every Remarkable Event in History; More Particularly that of England,” and “A New Calendar, Tables, Rules, and Calculations, for Correcting the Times of the Several Remarkable Incidents that Have Happened in the English Monarchy”.
The fourteen-page list of subscribers includes: Mervyn Archdall, Patrick Byrne, George Faulkner, John Fleming - Bookseller of Drogheda, Rev. Michael Kearney, Countess of Mornington, Sir Capel Molyneux, Rev. Samuel Madden, Rev. Joseph Stock, Charles Vallancey, Rev. Samuel Whyte, etc.


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