Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards. Interspersed with anecdotes of, and Occasional Observations on, the Music of Ireland. Also, an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Musical Instruments of the Ancient Irish. And a Appendix, Containing Several Biographical and other Papers, with Select Irish Melodies. Dublin: J. Christie, 1818. Second Edition. Two Volumes. [Volume One] Pp (1) xvi, 400, 6 Plates, 31 (Melodies music scores) at end of volume; Appendix: (1) Inquiries Concerning the Ancient Irish Harp in a Letter to the Author. By Rev. Edward Ledwich. (2) A Letter to Joseph C. Walker on the style of the Ancient Irish Music. (3) an Essay on the Poetical Accents of the Irish, by William Beauford. (4) Dissertation Del Signor Canonico Orazio Maccari Di Cortona. (5) Memoirs of Cormac Common. (6) The Life of Turlough O'Carolan. (7) An Account of Three Brass Trumpets, found near Cork: With Remarks Thereon. (8) An Essay of the Construction and Capability of The Irish Harp, in its Pristine and Present State. [Volume Two] Historical Essay on the Dress of the Ancient and Modern Irish and a memoir on the armor and weapons of the Irish. An Essay on the Rise and Progress of Gardening in Ireland; and a Historical Essay on the Irish Stage. Pp xii, 435, 7 plates and 46 Illustrative Figures at end of volume. Two volumes bound in half green morocco, raised bands and gilt title to spines, covers scuffed and lightly worn, ex library stamps to endpapers and to verso some plates, otherwise contents bright and clean throughout. A very good set.