The War of the Gaedhil with the Gaill (1867)

Author: James Henthorn Todd

Book ID: 65731

Price: 175.00

The War of the Gaedhil with the Gaill. Or, The Invasions of Ireland by the Danes and other Norsemen. The original Irish Text, edited with translation and introduction by Todd. London: Longmans, 1867. First Edition. Pp ccvii (Introduction), 348, [16]. Publisher’s quarter leather paper boards, title in gilt to spine. Covers scuffed & lightly worn, contents in nice bright condition.

With a fold-out lithograph depicting ‘Specimen of the M.S.D. (Dublin Manuscript)’ and a second litho full-page specimen from the ‘Book of Leinster.’

The War of the Gael with the Gail’ that is to say of the Irish with the Norsemen, has been frequently quoted by Keating. It was also known to Colgan, and the Four Masters have occasionally included portions of it in their Annals. For many years all copies of it were thought lost, but for the discovery of the Dublin MS. by Eugene O’Curry in 1840. Shortly after another copy was discovered in Brussels together with other important Irish manuscripts. This edition consists of a lengthy introduction of over 200 pages, followed by publication of the Gaelic text with accompanying English translation (with numerous footnotes). with a comprehensive index at the end of the volume.

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