Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ireland and & the Irish: Books & Map(s) for Sale: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The Way That I Went: An Irishman in Ireland [Book with Map]
Praeger, Robert Lloyd - The Way that I Went: An Irishman in Ireland. Hodges, Figgis & Co Ltd, Dublin, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light blue cloth, gilt stamped titling on spine.

Includes 38 photographic plates illustrations plus 12 in-text illus and an EXCELLENT fold-out map! Chapter topics include: Ireland, Donegal, The Volcanic North, Mid-Ulster, The Silurian Region (Down, Armagh, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan), The Limestone Plateau (Leitrim & Sligo), Connemara and the Hills of Mayo, The land of Naked Limestone (Clare, East Galway, East Mayo), In the Central Plain (North Tipperary, Leix, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Roscommon), The Region of the Pale (Dublin, Kildare, Meath), The Wicklow Highlands, The South-East, From Cork to Limerick, The Kerry Highlands, Explanatory Note on Geological Terms, Index. 416 pages. Written by Ireland's greatest field botanist and published in 1937, this enduring celebration of the Irish landscape is the result of five years of weekends spent walking a mazy 5000 miles across the hills and bogs. Bookseller Inventory #002057. Price: $30.

Kingdome of Irland: Ireland as it was...
Speed, John - KINGDOME OF IRLAND: Ireland as it was, & is Inhabited, the Site & Commodities of the Lland Described and Declared [MAP]. Bord Failte, Dublin, 1966. Map  Condition: Very Good- Color map folds open to approx 16 1/2" x 20 1/2" in size. This reproduction has the errata slip telling of the reproduction printed at Dollard Printinghouse, Dublin in 1966. Folded with color map on the inside and text pages 137 and 138 on the verso. One corner has a half inch straight-tear next to the fold that affects both edges. If framed would probably not show.  

An affordable facsimile edition of this rare map from Speed's "A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World." originally issued London, 1612. Lower left corner states "Jodicus Hondius celavit". This famous and most decorative map of Ireland which has a double row of costumes in a left side panel, a large title cartouche flanked by winged cherubs, numerous sea creatures and tall sailing ships, a beautiful engraving technique, etc. READY TO BE FRAMED! Bookseller Inventory #A10634. Price: $50.

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