Descriptive View and Comprehensive Gazetteer of Ireland (1845)
Book ID: 62384
Descriptive View and Comprehensive Gazetteer of Ireland. Brough Down To the Present Time. In Two Volumes. Dublin: A. Fullarton & Co., . Pp (1) xvi, 268, 300; with 3 maps (one folded); (2) 511, with 4 maps (one folded) + ‘Results of the Census of 1841: Showing the Population and Number of Inhabited Houses in Ireland. Pp 88. Publisher’s brown cloth, boards tooled in blind, titles lettered in gilt to spines. Re-cased retaining original cloth, new endpapers. Some browning to pages 30-31 otherwise a very good and clean set. Scarce.
Text of the Gazetteer printed in double-columns.
Published the year before the onset of the Great Famine, the Gazetteer presents in considerable detail a country on the cusp of huge and irrevocable administrative and social change.