HARRIS, Walter. The History and Antiquities of the City of Dublin, from the Earliest Accounts: Compiled from Authentick Memoirs, Offices of Record, Manuscript Collections, and other unexceptional Vouchers.
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With an appendix containing a history of the cathedrals of Christ- Church and St. Patrick, The University, The Hospitals and other public buildings. Also two plans, one of the city as it was in the year 1610 … the other as it is at present, from the accurate survey of the late Mr. Rocque; with severall other embellishments. Complete with all maps andplates. Dublin: Printed for Lawrence Flinn, in Castle-street; and James Williams, in Skinner-row, 1766. Octavo. First edition. pp. [viii], 509, + errata. Modern maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine. Faint stamp of Mercantile Library, pages browned. A good copy.
Walter Harris, LL.D., one of Ireland’s most distinguished antiquarians, editor of Sir James Ware’s works, was born at Mountmellick in the late seventeenth century. Although expelled from Trinity College in early life for participation in a riot, the degree of LL.D. was afterwards conferred on him for his services to Irish historical research and archaeology. He married Elizabeth, a great-granddaughter of Sir James Ware, thereby inheriting his valuable collection of manuscripts. Plates included: John Rocque’s Map of Dublin; Map of Dubline 1610; Essex Bridge; Table of the Kings of Ireland, and the Kings of the Ostmen of Dublin; South Prospect of ye Cathedral of St Patricks; West Front of the College; West Front of the Provost’s House; The Parliament House; Blue Coat Boys Hospital / The Poor House; The Custom House / The Tholsel; Essex Bridge;
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