The History, Topography and Antiquities of the County and City of Waterford; With an Account of the Present State of the Peasantry of that Part of the South of Ireland. London: Jhn Murray, 1824. First Edition. Pp x, 419. Illustrated with large coloured frontispiece map of Waterford, and 7 plates (most folded) in the text. Original dark brown coth, boards decorated in blind, title in gilt to spine. Vintage ink scribbling to title page, otherwise contents bright and clean.
Ryland describes the history of the region from ancient times until the early 19th century, its mountains and coastline, its prehistoric and medieval ruins and the city of Waterford .