The Elizabethans and the Irish. Published for the Folger Shakespeare Library by Cornell University press, 1966. First Edition. Pp viii, 204. Illustrated with plates. Maroon boards lightly faded, contents in fine condition. An exploration of the English impressions of the Irish during the 16th century when England was trying to tighten her grip on Ireland and 'civilize' its inhabitants. The author describes the old Gaelic society and customs that the Irish fought so desperately to preserve.