A View of Ancient and Modern Dublin. First Edition (1798)
Book ID: 62944
A View of Ancient and Modern Dublin, with its Latest Improvements. To which is Added, A Tour to Bellevue, in the County of Wicklow, the Seat of Peter La Touche, Esq. Knight of the Shire for the County of Leitrim. Dublin, 1798. First Edition. Pp viii, 40. Frontispiece plate, engraved dedication page & four plates in text. [BOUND WITH] A Tour from Dublin to London, in 1795, Through the Isle of Anglesea, Bangor, Conway, Llangollen, Shrewsbury, Stratford on Avon, Blenheim, Oxford, Windsor, Hampton-Court, Twickenham, and Kensington. Dublin: 1796. Pp, iv136. Engraved dedication page and one sepia plate in text. Handsomely bound in half calf, marbled boards. Title lettered in gilt to spine.
A lovely clean copy of this scarce history.
John Ferrar was one the more significant provincial book and newspaper publishers in Ireland during the 1760s and 1770s and an important historian of Limerick. In 1787 he published ‘The history of Limerick: ecclesiastical, civil and military.’