GIBBINGS, Robert. Lovely is The Lee. With engravings by the author [IN FINE BINDING IDEAL FOR PRESENTATION]
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London: Dent & Sons, 1947. pp. vi, 199. In publisher’s full green morocco binding, flat spine with title in gilt direct; turn- ins ruled in gilt at corners; red and green endbands. Spine evenly suntanned. A fine copy in a handsome binding. Part personal anecdote, part historical account, this work offers a charming insight into the authors home country. Beautifully punctuated with the authors own wood engravings. Edmund Segrave commented on this volume stating “There cannot have been many journeys that havebeen so lovingly, so engagingly described”, and indeed from both the prose and illustrations this volume demonstrated the author passion and love for nature and the country of his birth. The author in his acknowledgement states: “Of the hundreds, not
mentioned in this book, who helped me on my journey two names must be recorded, that of my friend William Figgis of Dublin and that of my cousin Alec Day of Cork”. Travels in Galway, Connemara, Inishbofin, Lough Carra, Inishmaan, Cork, Carrigrohane, Inchigeela, Ballingeary, Iveleary, Gougane Barra.
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