LECKY, William Edward Hartpole. A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century.


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New impression. Five volumes. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1913. Crown octavo. Chocolate brown cloth, title printed in black on upper cover and spine. Light fading to covers. A very good set. Treating the political and social life of Ireland during the heyday of the Protestant Ascendancy. The work covers one of the most eventful and dramatic periods in Irish history, including the rise of the Irish Volunteers, the founding and growth of the Society of the United Irishmen, the diffusion of French Revolutionary ideas in Ireland, the bloody rebellion of 1798, and the disastrous Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland.


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