Irish Homes and Irish Hearts. London: Longmans, Green, 1867. Second edition. Pp xiii, 240. Frontispiece plate of convant Holy Cross, Kenmare. Publisher's green cloth, panel design in blind to upper & lower covers, title lettered in gilt to spine. Repair to leaf 186/187, upper inner hinge tender, otherwise a near fine copy. Between 1864 and 1867, Frances Taylor, an English Catholic convert, made a series of trips to Ireland to visit (predominantly female) religious orders and communities engaged in social and philanthropic work Her impressions of these visits formed the basis for a series of articles published in the Catholic magazine The Lamp (of which Taylor was proprietor) and later brought together in this book. Scarce.