The Illustrated Guide to the City and County of Kilkenny. Kilkenny: P.M. Egan, . First edition. Pp ix, 337; with advertisers and Parliamentary Electors of County of Kilkenny (including names & addresses) at rear. Six plates depicting churches & buildings of interest. Publisher's smooth green buckram, ruled gilt boarder with floral roll in gilt to upper cover, repeated in blind to lower cover. Title and city coat-of-arms centre of front cover. A near fine copy of this scarce work. P.M. Egan's family had a long history in the city of Kilkenny, and he became Mayor of the city in 1887. Egan describes the winding streets and alleys of the medieval city and prehistoric monuments, the remains of Gaelic ring forts, Norman castles, the ruins of Catholic monasteries and abbeys and descriptions of the various churches of the county. Detailed information about local antiquities, places of interest and the histories of baronies and parishes are also included. The last section of the book contains a list of the names of voters with the districts arranged alphabetically followed by over 60 pages of advertisments featuring local business & manufactures.