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The Antient and Present State of the County and City of Waterford: being a natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical and topographical description thereof. Illustrated By Remarks made on the Baronies, Parishes, Towns, Villages, Mountains, Rivers, Medicinal Waters, Fossils, Animals and Vegetables; with some Hints relating to Agriculture and other Useful Improvements. With several Notes and Observations. Together with new and correct maps of the City and County; and embellished with Perspective Views of the City of Waterford, and of the Towns of Lismore and Dungarvan. Published with the approbation of the Physico-Historical Society.
Dublin: Printed by A. Reilly for the Author, 1746.. First edition, xvi, [11], 26-376, [6]pp., large engraved folding map, and five engraved folding views, all plates clean and bright, some light offset browning from turn-ins, cont. calf, slightly rubbed, a couple of nicks to head of spine otherwise a nice copy in a contemporary binding.Charles Smith, MD (1715-1762) was one of Ireland's earliest topographers and county historians as well as being a physician. Having worked on his histories of Down (1744) & Waterford (1746) he then went on to issue the history of the County and City of Dublin, first published in 1750 with this second edition appearing in 1774. This was then followed by a history of County Kerry published in 1756. Without the 4 page appendix which should have been inserted at page 99, but came too late, and includes additional subscribers and errata. The engraved plates include: Large folding map of the County of Waterford, folding map of the City of Waterford, large folding South prospect of Waterford, large folding North prospect of Lismore, large folding North East prospect of the Town of Dungarvan, engraved view of the Steeple of Carrick Beg.
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