Inis-Owen and Tirconnell. First & Second Series (1881-1885)
Book ID: 66343
Inis-Owen and Tirconnell. Notes, Antiquarian and Topographical. First Series. Dublin: Patrick Traynor, 1891. Printed in a limited edition of 100 copies. Pp 311. Inis-Owen and Tirconnell. Being Some Account of Antiquities and Writers of the County of Donegal. Second Series. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies. Dublin: Patrick Traynor, 1895. Pp, 609. Both volumes uniformly bound in original brown cloth, titled in gilt on spine, device blind stamped on covers. Covers mottled and lightly stained. Wear to tail of first volume. Contents pages in good condition throughout.
The scarce two volumes of William Doherty’s history of Donegal.
An engineering contractor by profession, Doherty was born in Buncrana in 1834. An advocate of an improved educational system, he was a man of literary and antiquarian interests, he published various papers and these two highly regarded volumes on the antiquities of his native Donegal.