True Stories from the History of Ireland. First, Second & Third Series (1829-33)
Book ID: 59448
True Stories from the History of Ireland. (First Series). Dublin: Curry, 1829. Pp 353, ; Second Series. (Dublin: Curry, 1829). Containing the Memorabilla of Ireland Under the Tudors. Pp 412, ; Third Series (Dublin: Curry, 1833): Containing the Memorabilla of Ireland Under the Stuarts. Pp 388. Three volumes. Small volumes. Quarter calf, marbled boards. Frontispiece plates & engraved title pages to all volumes. Covers lightly scuffed, contents generally in good condition. John James McGregor was a historian and topographer, born in Limerick in 1775 . He was brought up among the methodists, and became an ardent supporter of their religious principles. At an early age he became editor of the ‘Munster Telegraph,’ published at Waterford. Subsequently he moved to Dublin, where he became editor of the ‘Church Methodist Magazine,’ a quarterly publication, and in 1829 he was appointed literary assistant to the Kildare Place Education Society. He died in Dublin on 24 Aug. 1834. He also published ‘History of the French Revolution, and of the Wars resulting from that event,’ in 11 volumes (1816-1827).