Hugh Talbot: A Tale of The Irish Confiscations (1846)
Book ID: 64595
Hugh Talbot: A Tale of The Irish Confiscations of the Seventeenth Century. Dublin: James Duffy, 1846. First Edition. Pp 473. Bound by Bellew of Dublin in full calf, richly tooled in blind & gilt with armorial crest to centre of upper & lower boards. Spine divided into five panels by five raised bands, title direct in the second panel, marbled endpapers. Heavy shelf wear and rubbing, contents in good condition.
One of five novels written by author & politician William O’Neill Daunt (1807 – 1894).
O’Neill Daunt was a life-long supporter of the Daniel O’Connell’s Repeal Association & close friend of Charles Gavan Duffy. When O’Connell was elected lord mayor of Dublin he appointed Daunt his secretary (1841). Daunt played a prominent part in the repeal agitation of the 1840s and in the 1870s played a prominent part in the home rule movement.
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