The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern. Derived from our Native Annals, from the most Recent Researches of Eminent Irish Scholars and Antiquaries, from the State Papers, and from all the Resources of Irish History now Available. With Copious Topographical and General Notes. With a map of Ireland showing Principal Territorial Divisions at the time of the Anglo-Norman Invasion. Dublin: Duffy, 1860. Large 8vo. Pp vii, 924. Quarter calf, cloth boards, Crest of Maynooth College embossed in gilt to upper cover, raise bands and title-piece lettered in gilt to spine. Light shelf-wear to covers, contents in very good condition.
Engraved frontispiece plate and with a map of Ireland showing Principal Territorial Divisions at the time of the Anglo-Norman Invasion, folded within text.
Martin Haverty was born in Mayo in 1809. He received most of his education at the Irish College, Paris. After returning to Dublin in 1836, he joined the staff of the Freeman's Journal, with which he was connected until 1850. In his later years Haverty was made sub-librarian at the King's Inns, where he remained for nearly a quarter of a century, devoting himself principally to the preparation of a general index to the books in the library.