Louthiana: Or an Introduction to the Antiquities of Ireland (2000)

Author: Thomas Wright

Book ID: 67827

Price: 225.00

Louthiana: Or an Introduction to the Antiquities of Ireland. In Upwards of Ninety Views and Plans: Representing, with proper Explanations, the Principal Ruins, Curiosities, and Ancient Dwellings, in the County of Louth. Divided into three Books. Engraved by Paul Fourdinier. Dundalk: Tempest, 2000. Folio. Bound  in half leather, marble boards, raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Housed in publisher’s cardboard slipcase. A fine bright copy.

Facsimile reprint of the first edition published in 1748, with an New Introduction by Paul Gosling. Published in a Limited Edition of 250 Numbered Copies.

The work divided as follows: Book 1. Views and plans of the Most remarkable Bodes, Forts, and Mounts in the County of Louth, with an Account of their Origin as attributed to the Natives or Foreign Colonies. In Twenty Plates. Book 2. Plans and View of the Principal Castles, Keeps, and Towers in the County of Louth, Formerly The Habitations of Nobility and Gentry. In Twenty-four Plates. Book 3. A Collection of the Most Remarkable Remains of the Works of the Danes and Druids in the County of Louth. In Twenty-Two Plates. 

One of the earliest examples of archaeological publishing in Ireland or Britain when issued in 1748. A second edition, revised and corrected, with a few additions by the author was issued later the same year.

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