Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish (1873)
Book ID: 64659
On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish. A Series of Lectures Delivered by the late Eugene O’Curry, M.R.I.A., Professor of Irish History and Archaeology in the Catholic University of Ireland; Corresponding member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, etc. Edited with an introduction, appendixes, etc. by W.K. Sullivan, Ph.D., secretary of the R.I.A., and Professor of Chemistry to the Catholic University of Ireland, and to the Royal College of Science. Three Volumes. Dublin: Williams & Norgate, 1873. First Edition Set. Publisher’s green cloth, spines lettered in gilt with shamrock emblem, harp stamped in gilt to centre of upper covers. Occasional spotting to contents pages but overall a nice bright set.
Volume (I): Introduction; Pp, 644. Volume (II): Lectures I; Pp, 392. Volume (III): Lectures II; Pp, 711.
Professor Eugene O’Curry, (1794-1862), was one of the major figures in Irish manuscript studies and his work is still one of the basic resources for the subject. He was responsible for cataloguing and transcribing many of the surviving manuscripts in both the Royal Irish Academy and the British Museum.