An Illustrated History of Ireland (1871)
Book ID: 65070
An Illustrated History of Ireland. From the Earliest Period. With Historical Illustrations by Henry Doyle. London: Longmans, 1871. Fifth Edition. Pp 671. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine compartments with harp motif embossed in gilt. Light wear to binding, contents in good condition.
Folded frontispiece map of Noble Erin Island of Kings, with two additional folding maps at rear, one showing the population from the Census of 1841 and 1861 the other the religious breakdown of the Counties. Twelve plates by Henry Doyle in the text.
Mary Francis Cusack (1832-1899) also known as The Nun of Kenmare was a Catholic convert and founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. A prolific author and Irish nationalist in this work she provides a highly detailed social, political, economic, geological and natural history of Cork from obscure prehistory to the 19th century.
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