The History of Bandon and the Principal Towns in the West Riding of County Cork. Enlarged Edition, With Two Chromo-Lithographic Illustration. Cork: Francis Guy, 1869. Pp vii, 572. Publisher's brown cloth decorated in blind, with crest of Bandon gilt stamped in gilt to upper cover. Light wear to covers, and browning to contents. Occassional notes and passage lining to margins of text, otherwise a good copy.
The first edition was publisher in 1862.
A considerable enlarged edition of this important work expanded to almost 600 pages. It contains much information which is now lost in its original form - details of settlers, merchants, the farming community, correspondence and so on, which help to build up an account of a thriving local economy and community, important to the area and to the broad picture of Irish history.