Leaves From My Note Book. By "Alfred" (D.A. Doudney, Curate of Bonmahon, County of Waterford, Ireland). London published for the author, by Darton and Co., 1849. Small 8vo. Pp 189, . Original maroon morocco, covers elaborately decorated in gilt floral motifs, all edges gilt. Lacks front free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy, contents bright & clean. Contains four engraved plates: Dunlewey, Co. Donegal; Annestown, Co. Waterford; The Coast of Bonmahon, Co. Waterford; Bonmahon, Co. Waterford. A page listing other works by the author and an advertisments for 'The Gospel Magazine' at rear. D. A. Doudney was an English printer and author, who became an evangelical clergyman. He came to Ireland in 1846 to distribute funds raised by readers of the Gospel Magazine for the relief of the Great Famine. He was ordained in June 1847 and appointed to the curacy of Bonmahon (Co. Waterford), where over the years he established industrial, infant, and agricultural schools. This work is a collection of personal reminiscences and religious contemplation. He spent time in North-West Donegal and there are accounts of his travels in Dunlewey, Lough Veagh, Gweedore and Derry. After 11 years in Ireland he returned to England and died in 1893. (Scarce COPAC records one copy).