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The Antiquities and History of Ireland

The Antiquities and History of Ireland,

WARE James Sir 1594-1666 First English edition, sm folio, 1705, VG, 7pls, with the errata & cancels. In modern (to style), half speckled calf over red marbled boards, some blind tooling. Elaborate gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt tooling to red morocco label. Internally, frontis, rubricated title within double ruled borders, [16], [4], 170, 167-172, [4], [4], [2], [4], 60, 57-60, 61-76, 164, 64, 175-196, [4], 70, 44, 55, [1], 28, [4], 23, 20-42, [4]. [2], 3-59 pp, [1], [2] errata, 7 pls (includes, map, port, coins & coats of arms), some offsetting and occasional spotting, 2 contemporary ink names to tp (James H Judd, & Robt. Jeaye 1706), new endpapers, a couple of small marginal tears and repairs, some contemp. ink notes (poss Jeaye). In 5 parts each with its own title page, 1705, 1705, 1704, 1704, 1704 + the general title 1705. Signature P1* & P2* are cancels. Published in the same year as the 1st London edition. Published in 1654, in London, in Latin as De Hibernia et antiquitatibus eius disquisitiones (2nd edn, 1658). (305*195 mm). (ESTC N309900. Downes 1904 - "This author may be considered the Camden of his age and nation"). Title continues: The antiquities and history of Ireland, by the Right Honourable Sir James Ware. Containing 1. His inquiries into the antiquities of Ireland . 2. His annals of Ireland from the first conquest by the English . 3. His commentaries of the prelates of Ireland . 4. His Two books of the writers of Ireland . 5. By way of appendix is added that . discourse of Sir John Davis, Knight, of the cause why Ireland was no sooner reduced to the obedience of the crown of England