The History and Antiquities of Ireland (1764)
Book ID: 65677
The History and Antiquities of Ireland. Illustrated with Cuts of Ancient Medals, Urns, etc., Also, the Canons, Nuns, Templars, Monks, Friars, and Hermits, in their Proper Dresses. Engraved on Twenty-One Large Copper Plates. With the History of the Writers of Ireland. In Two Books. (1) Such Writers who were born in that Kingdom. (2) Such who, Trough Foreigners, Enjoyed Preserments of Offices there, or had their Education in it, with an Account of all the Works they Published. Written in Latin by Sir James Weare, Kniight, Newly Translated into English, revised & Improved with many material Additions, and Continued down to the Beginning of the Present Century by Walter Harris. Dublin: Robert Bell, 1764. First Edition Thus. Folio. Pp 286, ; 363, . Handsomely bound in quarter calf, marbled boards. Raised bands, gilt letter piece. A fine copy.
Walter Harris’ revised and republished the historical and topographical writings of Sir James Ware concerning Ireland, translating them from Latin.
An exhaustive historical survey of Ireland tracing the country’s origins up to, and including, the Norman conquest. First published in Latin in 1654.