O’Conor, Dissertations on the Antient History of Ireland.
O'Conor, Dissertations on the Antient History of Ireland.
O’Conor, Charles. Dissertations on the Antient History of Ireland. Wherein an Account is given of the Origine, Government, Letters, Sciences, Religion, Manners and Customs, of the antient Inhabitants. [Presumed First Edition]. [Dublin], [Printed by James Hoey, for the Editor, Mr. Mich. Reilly], . 20 x 12 cm. Half-title and Title Pages missing. New yellow end papers. , xlviii, 248 pages, . One folded leave after page 42. Contemporary boards in full calf. Rebacked with new spine and new spine label.Raised bands and gilt line decorations. Good Condition. Half-title and title pages missing. Map Missing. Otherwise complete and in very good condition. Rubbed, bumped and age darkened throughout. Some pages, including folding plan are edge-worn with minor paper losses, not affecting text. Paper label with name of previous owner on front paste-down. Notes (about the book) by previous owner on front free end paper.
Charles O’Conor, (Irish: Cathal Ó Conchubhair Donn; 1710 – 1791), also known as Charles O’Conor of Belanagare, was an Irish writer and antiquarian who was enormously influential as a protagonist for the preservation of Irish culture and history in the eighteenth century. He combined an encyclopaedic knowledge of Irish manuscripts and Gaelic culture in demolishing many specious theories and suppositions concerning Irish history.
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