[LEWIS, R.] The Post Chaise Companion: or Traveller’s Directory through Ireland. Containing a new and accurate Description of the Direct and principal Cross Roads, with particulars of the Noblemen & Gentlemen’s Seats, Cities, Towns, Parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins, Manufactures, Locks, Glens, Harbours, &c. &c. Forming an Historical & Descriptive Account of the Kingdom. To which is added, A Dictionary, or Alphabetical Tables. Shewing the distance of all the Principal Cities, Boroughs, Market and Sea Port Towns, in Ireland from each other. Dublin: Printed for the Author, No. 6, Dame Street, 1786. First edition. Bound in contemporary full reverse calf, covers framed by a gilt chain-link roll, title in gilt on red morocco label on sympathetically rebacked spine. Signature of previous owner, S. Weldon on titlepage, also in ink in copper plate hand on upper cover. All plates hand coloured. Mild brown staining to fore margin, affecting margin of two plates. A very attractive copy.
In addition to the large folding coloured map of Ireland there are engraved views of: The Giants Causeway; A Plan of the Lakes of Killarney (in sepia); The Waterfall of Poll a Phuca near Russborough; Scene of a Round Tower and ruined church.
Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Charles Cameron on front pastedown.