The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. Ten Parts (1846)
Book ID: 62608
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. Adapted to the New Poor-Law, Franchise, Municipal and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and Compiled with a Special Reference to the Lines of Railroad and Canal Communication as Existing in 1844-45; Illustrated by a Series of Maps and other Plates and Presenting the Results in Detail of the Census of 1841 Compared with that of 1831. London: A. Fullarton, 1846. Ten Parts (including index). Publisher’s cloth boards, ‘Arms of Ireland’ crest in gilt to upper covers, titles lettered in gilt to spines. Covers faded with some shelf-wear, scattered foxing to contents; generally a good set.
Title-pages bound-in at rear of index volume (Part X). This work was also issued in 24 parts, bound in three Imperial octavo volumes.
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (presented in an alphabetical format and includes a thorough index) remains the only parliamentary gazetteer that wholly and perhaps uniquely treats on the thirty-two counties of Ireland. The Gazetteer in more than 2,000 pages presents in considerable detail a country on the cusp of huge and irrevocable administrative and social change prior to The Great Famine.