The Ancient and Modern History of The Maritime Ports of Ireland. London: For the Author by J.H. Banks, 1855. First Edition. Pp iv, 633,. 665. Publisher's cloth boards, decorated in blind with an attractive Irish harp gilt block to centre of upper board and a ship in full sail illustrated in gilt to lower spine. Covers faded, otherwise a very good copy.
As an island, Ireland has always been dependent on its sea ports as gateways to the outside world and the global trade. The ports dealt with include: Dublin, Drogheda, Dundalk, Carlingford, Newry, Belfast, Coleraine, Londonderry, Sligo, Ballina, Blacksod, Newport, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Baltimore, Cork, Waterford, New Ross, and Wexford.