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Praeger, The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.

Praeger, The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.

Praeger, Robert Lloyd. The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland. First Edition. Dublin, Hodges, Figgis & Co., 1937. 24 x 16 cm. xiii, 394 pages. With a frontispiece, 38 photographic plates and a large folding map, as called for. Small illustrations in text. Original blue cloth, inside original pale dust jacket, now inside archival jacket. Deckle edges. Very good in good dust jacket. Some shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Spine ends just starting to fray. Edges and end papers age darkened. Very mild spotting to first and last few pages. Internally bright and clean. Dust jacket with small paper losses to spine ends and corners. Now inside protective clear jacket. A nice copy in the rare dust jacket. See images.

Robert Lloyd Praeger (25 August 1865 – 5 May 1953) was an Irish naturalist, writer and librarian.
Of a Unitarian background, he was born in Holywood, County Down, and grew up in that town where he was educated, first in the school of the Reverend McAlister and then at nearby Sullivan Upper School.
He worked in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin from 1893 to 1923. He co-founded and edited the Irish Naturalist, and wrote papers on the flora and other aspect of the natural history of Ireland. He organized the Lambay Survey in 1905/06 and, from 1909 to 1915, the wider Clare Island Survey. He was an engineer by qualification, a librarian by profession and a naturalist by inclination.
He was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1921. He became the first President of both An Taisce and the Irish Mountaineering Club in 1948, and served as President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1931-34. He is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery.

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Praeger, The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.
Praeger, The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.
Praeger, The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.
Praeger, The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.
Praeger, The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.
Praeger, The Way That I Went. An Irishman in Ireland.

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