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Instruct; employ; don't hang them: or, ireland tranquilized without soldiers, and enriched without english capital. Containing observations on a few of the chief errors of irish government and irish land proprietors, with the means of their correction practically illustrated
Londom: Printed for Thomas and William Boone...and J. Ridgway and Son, 1835. x, 166pp. With an engraved folding plate: 'Plan of classified cottages to facilitate the establishment of reclaiming tenants upon the waste-lands of Lough Ash'. Original publisher's light green cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and sunned, some marking. Occasional light damp-staining to lower margins. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP; 'To Captain MacPhail / from his old friend / J. P. Kennedy'. Kennedy served as sub-inspector of the militia for the Ionian Islands, as did MacPhail. A treatise by army officer and engineer John Pitt Kennedy (1796-1879) concerning suggested improvements to the agricultural infrastructure of Ireland - born of his residence in Donegal. Kennedy, through practical example, sought to remedy the deplorable state of the Irish peasants, tirelessly devoting himself to teaching farmers the principles of agriculture, and to setting the unemployed to cultivate wastelands. He would later establish a national school, arranging practical agricultural lessons on a model farm of a few acres, to great success. . First edition. 8vo.
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