A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779. Two Volumes (1780)
Book ID: 63773
A Tour in Ireland. With General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom. Made in the Years 1776,1777 and 1778. And Brought down to the Year 1779. London: H. Goldney for T. Cadell, 1780. Second Edition. Two Volumes. Contemporary full calf, russet title labels to spines. Mild shelf-wear, contents in fine bright condition.
Illustrated with five engraved plates.
Arthur Young (1741-1820) was widely regarded by his contemporaries as the leading agricultural writer of the time. Most famous are his Tours of England, Ireland and France, which mixed travel diaries with facts, figures and critical commentary on farming practices. Regarded as the most valuable examination ever undertaken of agriculture and social conditions in Ireland.
Young’s account of urban & rural life, of farming practice, industry and politics of the country remains one of the chief authorities for Irish economic conditions in the late 18th century.
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