An Oxonian, Little Tour in Ireland. Illustrated by John Leech.
An Oxonian (Samuel Reynolds Hole), Little Tour in Ireland. Illustrated by John Leech. Being a Visit to Dublin, Connamara, Athlone, Limerick, Killarney, Glengariff, Cork, etc. etc. etc. First Edition, London, Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1859. 15 x 19 cm, viii, 220 pages, 4 page publishers list. Large foldout colour frontispiece (35 x 18 cm) showing The Claddagh – Galway. With B&W illustrations throughout, some full page. Professionally rebound using original decorated (gold and blind stamping) green cloth boards and spine. New linen band seen between end papers as a result of repair. Very nice and attractive copy. Free endpaper and half title creased and some very small tears / abrasion. Tiny booksellers sticker and small ex libris glued to fixed front endpaper. Previous owners name and year (1863) neatly written on title page. Small amount of foxing throughout. Overall a very nice little book.
A Little Tour in Ireland, written under the pseudonym “Oxonian” (a member, or former member, of the University of Oxford), was first published in London in 1859. A reprint of 1892 names Samuel Reynolds Hole, Dean of Rochester and horticulturist, as the author. It is a travel account, illustrated by the renowned Victorian artist, John Leech, of a fortnight’s tour in Ireland undertaken in the summer of 1858.
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