Louthiana: or, an Introduction to the Antiquities of Ireland. First Edition (1758)
Book ID: 60964
Louthiana: or, an Introduction to the Antiquities of Ireland. In upwards of Ninety Views and Plans: Representing, with Proper Explanations, the Principal Ruins, Curiosities, and Ancient Dwellings, in the County of Louth. Divided into Three Books. Engraved by Paul Fourdrinier. London: Thomas Payne, 1758. First Edition. Folio. Rebound in recent half crushed morocco & marbled boards. Two small library ink stamps to front free endpaper & upper right margin of title-page; small worm holes to outer margins of leaves, text not affected, otherwise a fine bright copy. The work divided as follows: (Book 1) Views and plans of the Most remarkable Bodes, Forts, and Mounts in the County of Louth, with an Account of their Origin as attributed to the Natives or Foreign Colonies. In Twenty Plates. (Book 2) Plans and View of the Principal Castles, Keeps, and Towers in the County of Louth, Formerly The Habitations of Nobility and Gentry. In Twenty-Four Plates. (Book 3) A Collection of the Most Remarkable Remains of the Works of the Danes and Druids in the County of Louth. In Twenty-Two Plates. One of the earliest examples of archaeological publishing in Ireland or Britain, a second edition, revised and corrected, with a few additions by the author was issued later the same year.
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