Millin, The Irish Harp.

Millin, S. Shannon. The Irish Harp. A Lecture by S. Shannon Millin. Barrister-At-Law. Delivered in Rosemary St. Hall, Belfast, 28th March, 1898. The Lord Mayor of Belfast (Alderman Henderson , M.A., J.P.) in the Chair. Title page and frontispiece missing. 71 pages with eight illustrations in B&W. Decorated soft cover. Good condition. Title page and frontispiece missing.Binding disconnected from text block in the front. Binding soiled and some paper losses to corners. Some abrasion to front board. Spine reinforced with clear tape. Internally foxed and age darkened. Some dog ears and minor paper loss.

The author; Samuel Millin was born 1864 in Belfast. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1894. An able student he won the Fitzgibbon Gold Medal in 1895, published a legal book (A Digest of the Reported Decisions …, Etc) in 1898. On 28 March 1898 he gave the first (“The Irish Harp”) of what was to become a steady, abundant and lifelong stream of public lectures, pamphlets and articles as well as often controversial correspondence in the press. In April 1887, aged only twenty-two, he joined the Linen Hall Library in Belfast (becoming a Governor in 1903). Later Millin moved to Dublin and London. He died in Roehampton in 1947 aged 82. (Dictionary of Ulster Biography – Internet)

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Millin, The Irish Harp.
Millin, The Irish Harp.