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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

[Matthew Archdeacon]. Legends of Connaught, Irish Stories &c. &c.

[Matthew Archdeacon]. Legends of Connaught, Irish Stories &c. &c.

[Matthew Archdeacon]. Legends of Connaught, Irish Stories &c. &c. By the Author of “Connaught in 1798”. First Edition. NOT A REPRINT ! Dublin, Published by John Cumming, Lower Ormond Quay, MDCCCXXIX [1839]. 20.5 x 13 cm. xv (List of Subscribers & Preface), 406 pages. Contemporary half leather over textured cloth. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Blind decorations on boards. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Edges and end papers age darkened. Rear hinge cracked. Front hinge started to crack. Binding shaky, but holding. Internally age darkened and mildly foxed.

The Author: Matthew Archdeacon, was born in Castlebar c. 1800 and became a schoolteacher. He published four novels, but died ‘in destitute circumstances’ in 1853.

Our price: EUR 450,-- 

[Matthew Archdeacon]. Legends of Connaught, Irish Stories &c. &c.
[Matthew Archdeacon]. Legends of Connaught, Irish Stories &c. &c.
[Matthew Archdeacon]. Legends of Connaught, Irish Stories &c. &c.

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