OTWAY, Caesar. Sketches in Erris and Tyrawly.


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With a map and other illustrations. Dublin: William Curry, 1841. pp. xvi, 418. Crown octavo. Modern green buckram, titled in gilt. Occasional mild foxing, some scoring in pencil. Previous owner’s signature on half-title. A very good working copy. Very scarce.  [L3 11B]

In the preface to the present volume Otway relates that this is a continuation of his ‘Tour in Connaught’, and “a fulfilment of an engagement to my publishers to supply them with a description of Erris.” He tells us that he received a lot of information from various people including Archdeacon Verschoyle, Lieutenant Henri who as commander of the coast-guard station resided in Erris for nineteen years and also from George Crampton, agent to Mr. Carter, one of the great landed proprietors of Erris. He also refers to  William H Maxwell’s ‘Wild Sports of the West,’ and Mr. Knight for his wonderful work on the history of Erris.


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