Charles Bianconi. A Biography. By His Daughter Mrs. Morgan John O'Connell. London: Chapman Hall, 1878. First edition. Pp vi, 327. Frontispiece portrait photograph with two plates in the text. Green cloth covers ruled in black & blind, title lettered in gilt to spine. Covers lightly worn, contents page loose, contents bright & clean. Scarce biography on Charles Bianconi (1786-1875) who revolutionized the transport system of nineteenth-century Ireland. His life spanned many important events including the Famine in the 1840s and he became a close friend of Daniel O'Connell.