The Irish Historical Library (1724)

Author: William Nicholson

Book ID: 68005

Price: 150.00

The Irish Historical Library. Pointing at most of the Authors and Records in Print or Manuscript, which may be Serviceable to the Compilers of a General History of Ireland. By William, Lord Bishop of Derry. Dublin: Printed by A. Rhames, for R. Owen, 1724. First Edition. Pp xxxviii+[ii]+246+[10 index]. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, lightly scuffed. Ex library copy, with ink stamps & with occasional label residue to endpapers. A nice bright copy.

The contents include chapters on writers of Geography, Natural History, History, Irish Saints, Biographies, Law books, Coins & Medals.

William Nicolson (1655–1727) was a prominent figure in both the ecclesiastical and scholarly realms. He served as the bishop of Derry, a role he assumed in 1718. His interests extended to historical and linguistic studies.

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