Limerick; Its History and Antiquities (1884)

Author: Maurice Lenihan

Book ID: 67788

Price: 295.00

Limerick; Its History and Antiquities. Ecclesiastical, Civil and Military, from the earliest ages, with Copious Historical, Archaeological, Topographical, and Genealogical Notes and Illustrations; Maps, Plates and Appendices, and a Alphabetical Index, Etc. Compiled from the Ancient Annals, the most Authentic MS. and printed Records, Recent Researches, etc. Second Edition, with Additions. Dublin: Duffy, 1884. Pp xv, 798. Publisher’s green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, decorative boarder in blind to upper & lower covers, with city coat-of-arms to centre. Light shelf-wear to covers,  contents pages in very good condition.

Folded frontispiece map of Limerick City, with nine plates in the text.

After a long lifetime’s work as a journalist and editor, Maurice Lenihan died in poverty in Limerick in 1895. This his first major work of ‘no inconsiderable toil’ was first published in 1866 but it was not until after his death that the book began to attract attention. Many little known aspects of the history of Limerick are to be found in the all embracing footnotes.

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