The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland. Second Edition (1945)
Book ID: 65729
The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland. Anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion; Comprising An Essay on The Origin and Uses of The Round Towers of Ireland, which obtained the Gold Medal and Prize of the Royal Irish Academy. Dublin: Hodges, 1845. Second Edition. Pp xxi, 525. Folio. Original blind embossed cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. Wear to hinges of spine, otherwise a very good copy.
Illustrated throughout with 256 text drawings.
George Petrie is regarded as the first scientific investigator of Irish archaeology. He received a gold medal from the RIA for his famous Essay on the Round Towers of Ireland, which is included in this edition.