MARMION, Anthony. The Ancient and Modern History of the Maritime Ports of Ireland. With many statistical tables.
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“AN EMERALD SET IN THE RING OF THE SEA”
London: Printed for the Author, by W.H. Cox, 1855. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xviii, 633, + errata leaf. Olive-green blind-stamped cloth, gilt harp in centre of upper cover, title in gilt on faded spine. A near fine copy.
A valuable and exhaustive history of the Irish ports, with a topographical and descriptive discussion placing their history in a broader context. There are chapters on the ancient history of Ireland, statistics on population and emigration, income and expenditure, inland navigation, railways, fisheries, Incumbered Estates Courts, Poor Laws, etc. The ports dealt with include: Dublin, Drogheda, Dundalk, Carlingford, Newry, Belfast, Coleraine, Londonderry, Sligo, Ballina, Blacksod, Newport, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Baltimore, Cork, Waterford, New Ross, and Wexford.
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