Gentlemen! The Queen! An Irish Reverie (1926)
Book ID: 63558
Gentlemen! The Queen! An Irish Reverie. Illustrated with Rare and hitherto Unpublished Portraits by Anna Francis Levins. Dublin: Levins Press, 1926. First Edition. Pp 105, uncut. Quarter parchment boards, lettered in gilt, covers lightly faded, publisher’s dust jacket heavily chipped & worn, ex library stamps, contents generally bright & clean.
Presentation copy from Anna Francis Lady Grattan Esmond (calling card loosely inserted).
The most notable work of Sir Thomas Esmond (A. Norman) is this literary account of the history of his family. The Esmond’s are an old County Wexford catholic family, descended in the female line from the 18th century protestant patriot Henry Grattan.