Dublin: What’s to be Seen, and How to See It (1853)
Book ID: 66688
Dublin: What’s to be Seen, and How to See It. With Excursions to The Country and Suburbs. Dublin: Figgis, 1853. Second Edition. Pp xxi, 150. Great Industrial Exhibition frontispiece, title with Viceregal Lodge vignette, folded map of Co. Wicklow & Environs of Dublin & with numerous woodcuts throughout the text. [BOUND WITH] ‘A Day at Howth: or A Guide to its Most Prominent Objects of Interest’ by J. Hubard Smith. Dublin: James McGlashan, 1853. First Edition. Pp vi, 42. Illustrated with woodcut illustrations & a folded map of Howth at rear. The two works bound as one in contemporary half calf cloth boards, with maroon letter-pieces to spine. A nice bright copy. [With] ‘General Map of the Environs of Dublin ‘ Published by William F. Wakeman, 9 D’Olier Street, Dublin (1842). Folded map in original cloth covers & title label.
Scarce tourist guides to the city & county of Dublin. Profusely illustrated with drawings, many by Wakeman throughout the text.
William F. Wakeman (1822-1900) antiquary and artist born in Dublin. As assistant to John O’Donovan he travelled extensively to counties Clare, Galway, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, and Wexford, and on shorter visits to other counties, to draw and describe monuments. He wrote and illustrated guides to the Shannon (1852), Lough Erne, Dublin, and Ireland, and illustrated “Ireland, its character and Scenery” (1841), by Mr and Mrs Samuel Carter Hall