TAYLOR, George. A History of the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Rebellion in The County of Wexford in the year 1798. To which is annexed The Author’s Account of his Captivity, and Merciful Deliverance. Folding plate. 140 Dublin: Printed by George Jones, 91 Bridge-Street, 1800. First edition. pp. vii, , 8-293, . Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, title in gilt direct on professionally rebacked spine. Previous owner’s signature on titlepage including Capt. William Henry Allen of Cork, dated June 9th 1801. Folding plate mounted on paper with browning to centre.
A very good copy. “ESTC N1817. COPAC with 5 locations only.
Captain Philip Allen was the son of William Allen and Eliza Aldworth. He married Mary Smary Hayes, daughter of Atwell Hayes. He died on 5 March 1808. He gained the rank of Captain in the Cork City Militia. He held the office of Sheriff of Cork City in 1784. He was a woollen draper and brewer in 1789. He held the office of Mayor of Cork in 1800.
Folding plate: View of the bridge of Wexford, and the massacre which took place thereon, June 20th, 1798.” TAYLOR, George.