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Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland - MUSGRAVE Sir Richard 1755-1818 - 1801. [1226183]
In contemporary calf boards, decorative gilt edge tooling, corners repaired. New spine, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to original red morocco label. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to turn-ins, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled red, small binders label to fep (Bohn), ink owners initials to verso (CWWW), lacks half title, map frontis, [3], (vi-x), [2], [1], 2-636 pp, [1], 2-210 Appendix, [8] index, [8] index, 10 maps & plates (9 folding), light occasional spotting and offsetting, small binders label to epd.Title continues: with a particular detail of that which broke out the 23d of May, 1798; the history of the conspiracy which preceded it, and the characters of the principal actors in it. Compiled from original affidavits and other authentic documents.Musgrave, political writer and politician for whom the events of 1798 had a single cause: papist aggression against protestants. Not surprisingly the account of the rising is filled with frightening examples of Irish Catholic brutality and perfidy intended to illustrate their total unfitness for political liberty. For Musgrave the great lesson to be learned from 1798 was the impossibility of political compromise with Irish Catholics.
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