The Prophet of the Ruined Abbey (1855)
Book ID: 62128
The Prophet of the Ruined Abbey, or a Glance of the Future of Ireland: a Narrative Founded on the Ancient “Prophecies of Culmkill,” and on Other Predictions and Popular Traditions Among the Irish. Dublin: James Duffy, (1855). Pp viii, 255. Small 8vo. Publisher’s brown cloth boards, gilt image of an abbey to upper boards, title lettered in gilt to spine. Covers lightly worn & faded, contents in good condition.
The Irish-born Rev. Hugh Quigley joined the American Missionary movement and came to the United States to both minister to and propagate the Irish Catholic population. His fiction works were decidedly pro-Catholic and the plots drew heavily on Irish traditions and ancient history.
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