MONTMORENCY-MORRES, Colonel [Hervey] de. A Historical and Critical Inquiry into the Origin & Primitive Use of the Irish Pillar-Tower. By Colonel De Montmorency-Morres, K. St. L. late of Rathlin, Co. Tipperary.


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Illustrated. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster Row. Sold also by all the principal Booksellers in Ireland, 1821. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. [x], 75, [3] (directions to binder). Quarter green buckram on green marbled boards. Persistent foxing and spotting, faint old stamps of an old library, otherwise a very good, untrimmed copy, with the half-title.

Bradshaw 6020. COPAC locates 5 copies.
The author collected the material for this monograph on both the military and religious uses of the round and square towers in the course of his researches toward a general topographical study of Ireland, an undertaking he postponed in favour of this publication and a contribution to Brewer’s ‘Beauties of Ireland’

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