The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway (1820)

Author: James Hardiman

Book ID: 67979

Price: 850.00

The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway. From the Earliest period to the Present Time. Embellished with several engravings. To which is added, a Copious Index, Containing the Principal Charters and other Original Documents. Dublin: W. Folds, 1820. First Edition. Pp xvi, 320, Ivi, index. Contemporary half green morocco over cloth boards; rebacked retaining original spine with raised bands & compartments with gilt embellishment. Covers lightly faded. Ex library copy, with stamps; still a very good copy of the scarce first issue.

Illustrated with eleven engraved plates and plans including frontispiece, several folding, and with three vignettes.

The contents are divided in four parts, covering the history in chronological order, with addenda, appendix and four page index.

James Hardiman (1782-1855) from Drummin, near Westport, Co. Mayo, was a distinguished Irish historian and lawyer and Sub-Commissioner of the Public Record Commission in Ireland. 

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