Practical Domestic Politics. Prospective Sketch of the Agriculture and Population (1819)
Book ID: 56222
Practical Domestic Politics. Being a Comparative and Prospective Sketch of the Agriculture and Population of Great Britain and Ireland, Including some Suggestions on the Practicability and Expediency of Draining and Cultivating the Bogs of Ireland, and Thereby to Afford Employment to the Numerous Poor of that Country, and to Provide Corn for the Increasing Population of the United Kingdom. Humbly Addressed to the Serious Consideration of the Legislature. London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819. Pp 98 (pages 91-94 and title to Appendix bound out of sequence at rear). Recent quarter cloth paper boards, brown spot mark to lower margin of preliminary leavers, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce. Richard Griffith (b. Dublin 1784) a distinguished geologist and inspector of Irish mines is best known for his appointment as Ireland’s Boundary Surveyor. As the head of the Boundary Department of Ireland, Griffith would spend the next forty years supervising land valuation in Ireland and, in particular, the great Ordnance Survey of Irish townlands which fixed local boundaries throughout the nation. The Ordnance Survey documents, comprising over 3,000 maps and 2,300 registers, and Griffith’s valuations of 1826, 1846, and 1852, were the surviving products of Griffith’s efforts, and they constitute perhaps the greatest sources in all of Irish genealogy.