ARCHER, Lieutenant Joseph. Statistical Survey of the County Dublin
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ARCHER, Lieutenant Joseph. Statistical Survey of the County Dublin, with Observations on the Means of Improvement; Drawn up for the Consideration, and by order, of The Dublin Society. With folding map of the County of Dublin. Dublin: Printed by Graisberry, 1801. Medium octavo. pp. ix, , 12-13, , 276, [7 (index)]. Modern quarter black morocco on marbled boards, title in gilt on spine. Top edge trimmed. From the library of A. Conroy with his neat stamp on titlepage. A very good copy. Rare. The Royal Dublin Society was founded in 1731 for “improving Husbandry, Manufactures, and other useful Arts and Sciences”. One of its greatest achievements was the publication of the statistical surveys for each of the counties of Ireland. The work thoroughly surveys the topography of the county,
its geology, mines, quarries; its rivers, navigations, fish and fisheries; bogs and their reclamation; its agriculture ... markets, farming methods ... tenure and rents, population, towns and their developments ... use of spirits; the schools, manufacturing industry, roads and bridges, etc. See also items 96, 100, 110, 247, & 305.
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