The Story of Waterford (1914)

Author: Edmund Downey

Book ID: 68012

Price: 150.00

The Story of Waterford. From the Foundation of the City to the Middle of the Eighteenth Century. With Sketches, Maps, Plans and Portraits. The Waterford News Printing Work, 1914. First Edition. Pp 398, uncut. Ex library copy, with ink stamps & with occasional label residue to endpapers. Rebound in blue cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. Stain to margin of frontispiece plate, otherwise a very good copy.

Illustrated with seventeen plates.

A history of Waterford city from its established by the Vikings in the 9th century to a period of huge prosperity in the late 18th century.

Edmund Downey was born in Waterford in 1856 before moving to London in 1878. He became a publisher, was active in Southwark Irish Literary Club and associated with nationalists such as Charles Gavan Duffy. He wrote numerous novels, works of Irish and English history, collections of Irish mythology and original poetry. 

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