KILDARE, Marquis of. The Earls of Kildare and Their Ancestors: from 1057 to 1773.
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Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1858. Large post octavo. Second edition. pp. viii, 320. Publisher’s blind-stamped mauve cloth, titled in gilt, arms of Kildare in gilt on upper cover. Neat oval stamp on half-title. Tipped in is an autographed note, signed by the Duke of Leinster on Carton, Maynooth, headed paper, dated, 19th February, 1876. With caption in a different hand; “This note refers to a misprint in The Earls of Kildare, i. 206, where Carneseachin is called Camesecclin. Gerald eleventh Earl of Kildare, was a kinsman of Cardinal Pole, who invited him to Rome, gave him a pension of £300 a year, and introduced him to the service of Cosmo de’ Medici, Duke of Florence, who appointed him Master of his Horse, with an annuity of 300 Druets.” (Earl of Kildare p. 205. Dublin, 1858). One page octavo, written on both sides. Attached to front endpaper are some newspaper clippings relating to the trial of the Duke of Leinster at the Old Baily. Attached to verso of titlepage is a presentation note from Kildare on Carton headed paper to Rev. F. FitzGerald. Spine professionally rebacked. A fine copy. Very scarce.
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