The History of the County and City of Cork. In Two Volumes. Cork: Fercor Press, 1974. Pp, (1) [vii], 424; (2) [x], 540 + opinions of the press. Very good set in speckled cloth boards & pictorial dust jackets. A limited edition facsimile (400 numbered copies) of the first edition originally published in 1861.
Gibson's history is generally regarded as being among the leading local histories of Irish interest and the finest history of Cork ever published. Beginning in the 10th century an important feature of the work is its focus on the social history of Cork through the ages.