Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. (1846)

Author: Mr. & Mrs S.C Hall

Book ID: 57925

Price: 495.00

Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. By Mr. & Mrs. S.C. Hall. London: How & Parsons, 1846. A New Edition. Three volumes. Pp: xii, 436; viii 468; vii 512. With 99 steel engraved plates by Adlard, Wallis, Fisher, Hill, and others, after pictures by Creswick, and about 450 excellent wood engravings of Irish customs, manners, antiquities, round towers, etc. With 18 maps. Three volumes bound in original brown cloth, image of ruined round tower and church in gilt to upper covers within a gilt shamrock wreath, lower covers with Harp stamped in gilt shamrock wreath in blind; title stamped in gilt with shamrock & harp devices to spines. Light shelf wear to covers, contents bright and clean. A handsome set.

Regarded as probably the best account of Ireland ever published. Every feature of the scenery being described and illustrated, and the manners, legends, and superstitions of the people fully detailed from a long and intimate experience on the part of both authors. The work has been reprinted many times. The authors, who were Irish, travelled extensively in Ireland. The book could stand alone as a great pictorial record of its era but it is, as well, well known for its topographical description and social history.

“A composite account of Ireland for which the information was gathered on five tours undertaken between
1825 and 1841.” – (McVeagh, p71).

The wood-engraved text illustrations are chiefly by Fairholt, Harvey, Nicholl and Sargent. Illustrators include W.H. Bartlett, T. Creswick, J.H. Burgess, T.C. Croker.

Out of stock

SKU: 57925 Categories: , ,