BARLOW, S. The History of Ireland, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
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Embracing also a statistical and geographical account of that Kingdom; forming together a complete view of its past and present state, under its political, civil, literary and commercial relations. Two volumes. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, Paternoster-Row; John Cumming, and M. Keene, Dublin; and sold by all book-sellers in the United Kingdom. Law and Gilbert, printers, St. John’s-Square, Clerkenwell. 1814. Large post octavo. pp. (1) xvi, 476, (2) xii, 524. Contemporary full calf, spines divided into six panels by five raised bands, title and volume number on contrasting red and green morocco labels in the second and fifth, the remainder with a decorative floral tool; corners of board-edges hatched in gilt; comb-marbled endpapers. Joints starting, but firm. All edges marbled. A most attractive set.
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Illustrated with folding map (a little foxed), portraits of Henry Grattan and The Earl Charlemont, two extra engraved titlepages, and a folding view of the Four Courts, Dublin. See illustration.
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