MUSGRAVE, Sir Richard. Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland, from the Arrival of the English:
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Also, A Particular Detail of that which Broke Out the XXIIId of May 1798. With the History of the Conspiracy which preceded it. The third edition. Illustrated with ten folding engraved plates and maps of the various sieges and battles. Two volumes. Dublin: Printed by Robert Marchbank, and Sold by J. Archer, and the other Booksellers: And in London by J. Stockdale … Kirby, Bond Street, 1802. Octavo. pp. (1) [ii], xviii, [ii], 583, (2) [ii], viii, 552, 15 (index). Armorial bookplate E. Wyatt Edgell on front pastedown. Bound in contemporary half natural calf, spines elaborately tooled in gilt and with contrasting labels. Occasional light foxing. A very good and attractive set. [L3 5F]
Lowndes dismisses this work by a member of the Irish Parliament as “a party work, abounding in misrepresentation”. Musgrave, however, points out that although “some obloquy and abuse” had been levelled against the book and its author, he had been assured by the officers involved in the campaigns that his “military transactions have been accurately transcribed”. The first edition of 1,250 copies sold so quickly that the author realised he was on to a good thing. A second and third edition quickly followed with much new material added.
Captain Edmund Verney Wyatt-Edgell - 17th Lancers was killed at Ulundi, 3rd July 1879, in the Zulu South African wars. Aged thirty three he was the son of Rev. Edgell Wyatt-Edgell and Henrietta, Baroness Braye. Ulundi is a town in the Zululand District Municipality and was at one time the capital of Zululand.
The maps and views included are: A Map of Ireland to Elucidate the Irish Rebellion of 1798; A Map of part of the Counties of Carlow, Wexford & Wicklow; A Map of the Southern part of the County of Wexford; A Map of Enniscorthy and Vinegar Hill; A Plan of the Town of Wexford; A Map of New Ross; Plan of the town of Arklow with part of the circumjacent Country; View of Vinegar Hill on the North east side; A Map of Connaught depicting the Lord Lieutenant’s and General Lake’s March. There is also a folding plate showing Effective return of the Forces under the Command of the Honourable Major-General Needham at Arklow.
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