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West Coast Rare Books

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Westport / Ireland

Joyce, The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places.

Joyce, The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places.

Joyce, P.W. The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places. First Series (vol.1) / Third Edition. Dublin, McGlashan & Gill, 1871. 12 x 17 cm, xviii, 573 pages. With few small B&W decorations in text. Original dark green cloth hard cover with blind stamped and gilt decoation. Gilt title and decorations on spine. All edges red. Dark brown endpapers. Very good condition. Bevelled boards rubbed and partially discoloured. Name of previous owner on front free end paper. Edges and pages a little darkened and very mild foxing to some pages.

Patrick Weston Joyce (1827 – 1914) was an Irish historian, writer and music collector, known particularly for his research in local place names of Ireland.
He was born in Ballyorgan in the Ballyhoura Mountains, on the borders of counties Limerick and Cork in Ireland, and grew up in nearby Glenosheen. Robert Dwyer Joyce was a younger brother. Joyce was a native Irish speaker who started his education at a hedge school. He then attended school in Mitchelstown, County Cork. Joyce started work in 1845 with the Commission of National Education. He became a teacher and principal of the Model School, Clonmel. In 1856, he was one of fifteen teachers selected to re-organize the national school system in Ireland. Meanwhile he earned his B.A. in 1861 and M.A. in 1863 from Trinity College, Dublin. He was principal of the Training College, Marlborough Street, in Dublin from 1874 to 1893. As a member of the Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language he wrote an Irish Grammar in 1878. He was President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland from 1906 to 1908, an association of which he was a member from 1865.
Joyce was a key cultural figure of his time. His wide interests included the Irish language, Hiberno-English, music, education, Irish literature and folklore, Irish history and antiquities, place-names and much else. He produced many works on the history and culture of Ireland. His most enduring work is the pioneering The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places (3 volumes, 1869, 1875, 1913). Other books include: Irish Local Names Explained (1870) / Ancient Irish music (1873), with piano accompaniments by John William Glover (1815-1899) / A Handbook of School Management (1876) / An Irish Grammar (1878) / On the Old Celtic Romances (1879) / Old Irish Folk Music, 842 airs, partly from the Forde and Pigot collections (1909) / Irish Peasant Songs / Irish Music and Song (1888) / A Concise History of Ireland / A History of Gaelic Ireland from the Earliest Times to 1608 (1893) / English as We Speak it in Ireland (1910) / Ireland’s Battles and Battlefields / Irish Names of Places / Old Irish Folk Music and Songs / A Social History of Ancient Ireland, 2 vols. (1906) / The Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation (1907) / The Wonders of Ireland (1911). (Wikipedia)

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Joyce, The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places.
Joyce, The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places.
Joyce, The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places.

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