GILBERT, Sir John & SULLIVAN, Sir Edward. Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland, selected and edited under the direction of the Right Hon. Edward Sullivan, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, by J. T. Gilbert, secretary of the Public Record Office of Ireland; and Photozincographed by command of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, by Major-General Sir Henry James, director-general of the Ordnance survey. Four parts in five volumes. Complete.


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Dublin: Public Record Office of Ireland, 1874, 1884. Elephant folio. With additional title pages, photozincographed. Three volumes in full morocco with vellum onlays, others in quarter green morocco on original cloth boards, title and royal coat of arms in gilt on upper covers. Some minor wear to extremities, occasional light foxing. A very good set. Rare.

The volumes are photozincographed by command of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, by Major-General Sir Henry James, Director-General of the Ordnance Survey and processed by Vincent, Brooks, Day & Son. Several of the manuscripts reproduced here were destroyed when Free States Forces shelled the Four Courts, Dublin in 1922 to dislodge the Republicans, this makes this set of books the only extant record of those historic documents.
With numerous coloured plates, coloured maps (some double), coloured plans (some double), charts (some double) facsimiles of historic documents and ancient Irish manuscripts, genealogical tables and armorial bearings. Texts in Latin, Gaelic, Anglo-Norman and English, transcriptions and translations in English.


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