USSHER, James. Veterum Epistolarum Hibernicarum Sylloge; Quæ partim ab Hibernis, partim ad Hibernos, partim de Hibernis vel rebus Hibernicis sunt conscriptæ. Iacobus Vsserius Armachanus Archiepiscopus Collegit & Recensuit. Epistolarum seriem proxima post praefationem pagina demonstrat.

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USSHER, James. Veterum Epistolarum Hibernicarum Sylloge; Quæ partim ab Hibernis, partim ad Hibernos, partim de Hibernis vel rebus Hibernicis sunt conscriptæ. Iacobus Vsserius Armachanus Archiepiscopus Collegit & Recensuit. Epistolarum seriem proxima post praefationem pagina demonstrat. Parisiis: Ex officinâ Lud. Billaine, in Palatio Regio, 1665. Quarto. pp. [16], 92.
Signatures: [ă]⁴ ẽ⁴ A-L⁴ M². With half title. Woodcut titlepage vignette (printer’s device). Contemporary full mottled calf, title in gilt on worn red morocco label on worn spine. Earl of Essex monogram in gilt on upper cover, shelf label on front pastedown. Previous owner’s signature on half title and title. Inoffensive old waterstain to titlepage, else a very good clean copy. Exceedingly rare in commerce.
COPAC with 8 locations. Sweeney 5371 cites the 1632 Dublin edition.
Half title: ‘Usserii Epistolæ Hibernicæ.’ The Preface is headed: ‘Iacobus Armachanus lectori s.’ Text printed in Roman and Italic type. Headpieces and initials; printed marginalia. Pages 90-92: ‘Ædgari Regis Anglorum charta.’
Includes bibliographical references.
‘Veterum Epistolarum Hibernicarum Sylloge’ was composed by Ussher when bishop of Meath, concerning the religion anciently professed by the Irish and Scottish. With fifty key texts relating to the early and medieval Irish church.

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