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MUSGRAVE, Sir Richard (1746-1818)
Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland, from the Arrival of the English: Also, a Particular Detail of that which Broke Out the XXIIId of May, MDCCXCVIII; with the History of the Conspiracy which Prededed it, and the Characters of the Principal Actors in it. To this Edition is Added, a Concise History of the Reformation in Ireland; and Considerations on the Means of Extending its Advantages Therein
Dublin: Printed by Robert Marchbank, for John Milliken [etc.], 1801. SECOND EDITION. Quarto, pp.[2] x, 636; 210 [10]. With 10 folding maps and plans. Also with a large section of appedixes and an unpaginated index. In contemporary tan full calf, recently re-backed with the original boards, and the original spine leather pasted over. Raised bands and gilt titles and decoration to spine. Gilt ruling and dentelle to fore-edges; marbled endpapers. Bookplate of the Hope Trust, 31 Moray Place, Edinburgh, to front pastedown. Internally fine, with a small shelfmark to the base of the spine, and some wear to edges, especially corners. Very good overall. Written by the otherwise unremarkable borderline-sociopath MP for Lismore, this extensive partisan history of Irish rebellions claims a significant place in the development of increasingly entrenched sectarianism in nineteenth century Ireland. The book went through several editions in its first year of publication, 1801 (also the year of the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland), was highly regarded by the Protestant Unionist party in the years immediately after, and even earned the author an invitation to a duel from a fellow Irish MP. GIBNEY, John: 'Sir Richard Musgrave, 1746-1818: ultra-Protestant ideologue' in History Ireland, issue 3, vol. 17 (2009). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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