The Antiquities of Ireland. Limited Edition Facsimile Edition (1983)
Book ID: 65979
The Antiquities of Ireland. Published by Wellbrook Press ( Kilkenny), 1983. Two Volumes. Half morocco, marbled boards, spine with raised bands, titles lettered in gilt. Housed in publisher’s slipcase. Mild scuffing to spines, otherwise a fine bright copy.
Facsimile edition of the original published in 1791, with a special forward by Liam De Paor.
One of 25 copies, Signed by both the Printer and the Binder.
Grose’s Antiquities are a well-known historical resource. It is famous for its illustrations of Irish monuments and antiquities at the end of the eighteenth century because of the unique opportunity it affords the researcher to examine how these monuments looked at this particular point in time.