The Dolmens of Ireland. three Volumes (1897)
Book ID: 64652
The Dolmens of Ireland. Their Distribution, Structural Characteristics, and Affinities in other Countries; Together with the Folk-Lore attaching to them; Supplemented by Considerations on the Anthropology, Ethnology and Traditions of the Irish People. With Four Maps, and Eight Hundred Illustrations, Including Two Coloured Plates. Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1897. First Edition Set. Large 8vo; green cloth lettered & decorated in gilt. Volume (2) with publisher’s dust jacket. All the volumes in nice bright condition throughout.
The first comprehensive survey of each of the counties of Ireland. With sketches by the author from drawings by Petrie, Westropp, Margaret Stokes, Windele, Wood-Martin, Wakeman, etc. The third volume contains an index and the material from folklore, legend, and tradition.
The author, William Copeland Borlase , was a British antiquarian and Liberal politician. He resigned his seat in the House of Commons and went to work in Ireland after a bankruptcy scandal.
A most attractive set of this important work, a must for the discerning collector of books on Irish antiquities.