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Tracts relating to Ireland : printed for - Irish Archaeological Society - 1841. 
Dublin: Printed for the Irish Archaeology Society, 1841, Hardcover, First Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Series; Irish Archaeological Society. Publications ; v. 1-2, 5, 7-8. Physical description; 2 v. : ill., map ; 24 cm. Notes; A collection of five publications of the Irish Archaeological Society which were also available separately. The direction-lines of the constituent works include the series number in the Society's publications series. Volume 1 contains numbers 1 and 2 (1841), volume 2 numbers 5 (1842), 7 (1842) and 8 (1843). Each work has its own title-leaf. "A brief description of Ireland ..." also includes a type-facsimile of the title-page of the first edition of 1590. "Dublin: printed at the University Press by Graisberry and Gill." - verso of each title-leaf etc. in vol. 1, and some title-leaves in vol. 2. "Dublin: printed at the University Press, by M. H. Gill." - verso of some title-leaves in vol. 2. Pagination: Vol. 1: , 13, , 68, viii, 31,  p.,  leaf of plates -- Vol. 2: , 90, viii, 26, xxxvi, 153, , 2 p. Volume 1 includes a report of the first AGM and a list of members of the Irish Archaeological Society, plus a list of "Works preparing for publication". The final leaf in volume 2 bears a list of proposed publications for (1841-1844). A separate "Advertisement" slip issued with vol. 1 explains that no. 3 in the Society's publications series has been postponed. A separate leaf bearing a list of the officers of the Society was issued with vol. 2. This leaf was intended to be used to cancel a similar leaf in copies of the Society's publication number 6 ("The banquet of Dun Na N-Gedh and the battle of Magh Rath ...", 1842). This leaf was accompanied by a slip bearing printed "Directions to the binder." concerning the cancellation. Includes indexes. Contents; Vol. 1: The circuit of Ireland. By Muircheartach Mac Neill, Prince of Aileach ... / by Cormacan Eigeas ... with a translation and notes by John O'Donovan. A brief description of Ireland: 1590. / Edited by Aquilla Smith ... -- Vol. 2: A treatice of Ireland; / by John Dymmok ... with notes by the Rev, Richard Butler ... Annales de Monte Fernandi. (Annals of Multifernan.) / Edited by Aquilla Smith ... A statute of the fortieth year of King Edward III., enacted in a Parliament held in Kilkenny, A.D. 1367 ... / with a translation and notes, by James Hardiman. Subjects; Irish literature - Collections. Ireland - History - Sources. Ireland - History - (433-1172). Ireland - History - (1172-1603). Genre; text. Inventory No: 227878. First Edition
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