O’Callaghan, Robert. Picturesque Views of the Antiquities of Ireland. With 100 illustrations drawn on stone by James D. Harding. Volumes I (All published) [EARL OF ROSSE’S COPY NEWENHAM]
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London: Boone, The Strand, 1830. Quarto. pp. [viii], 28, 114 (plates). List of subscribers. Contemporary half red morocco on red cloth boards, spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt on olive-green morocco label in the second, gilt shamrock tool in centre of remainder. From the library of Michael, Earl of Rosse with his armorial bookplate (with image of Birr Castle) on front pastedown. All plates with tissue guards. Occasional minor spotting. A very nice copy of this very rare topographical work.
Elmes 2073. Not in Bradshaw or Gilbert. COPAC with 5 locations only.
Dedication to Richard Marquis Wellesley. This copy has 102 plates only. The V&A copy has 110.
Robert O’Callaghan Newenham was born in 1770, the thirteenth child of Sir Edward Newenham of
Belcamp, County Dublin, whose family seat was in County Cork. For twenty-five years he held the
post of Superintendent-General of Barracks in Ireland, and during his tours of inspection throughout
the country he made drawings of the scenery and antiquities which were eventually published by T.W.
Boone. Text by Robert O’Callaghan Newenham. Dedicated to Richard, Marquis Wellesley, K.G.
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