The Parson’s Horn-Book. Second Edition (1931)
Book ID: 65899
The Parson’s Horn-Book. Second Edition [Enlarged, with Addenda]. Dublin: Brown & Sheehan The Comet Office, 1831. Pp, [Prospectus 8], 203. With 12 engraved plates (after Cruikshank) and one full-page wood-engraved text illustration. Rebound in quarter parchment paper boards. Title label to spine. A nice bright copy.
The Parson’s Horn-Book satirizes the temporalities of the Established Church in prose and verse.
‘[It] turns out be not alone a satirical work, but the most important and deadly stab at the incubus of Ireland, the tithe system and religious taxation, that ever issued from the press’ (Pilot Notice). The work has also been attributed to Samuel Lover.