1780 Vallancey History of IRELAND Collectanea Hibernicis Illustrated MAP Ruins

VALLANCEY, Charles

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Charles Vallancey was an 18th-century British military surveyor known for his excursions to Ireland. He published an important collection of essays and reports on his findings in Ireland under the title ‘Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis’. This work outlined much of the history and antiquities of Ireland, filled with illustrations of ruins, artifacts, castles and temples, and city views. Other notable contents include descriptions of ancient topography, discussion on laws, and findings of ancient musical instruments.

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1780 Vallancey History of IRELAND Collectanea Hibernicis Illustrated MAP Ruins

Charles Vallancey was an 18th-century British military surveyor known for his excursions to Ireland. He published an important collection of essays and reports on his findings in Ireland under the title ‘Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis’. This work outlined much of the history and antiquities of Ireland, filled with illustrations of ruins, artifacts, castles and temples, and city views. Other notable contents include descriptions of ancient topography, discussion on laws, and findings of ancient musical instruments.

 

Item number: #5703

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VALLANCEY, Charles

Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis

 

Dublin: Wogan, 1781/1780.

 

Details:

o   Collation: Complete with all pages

  • 3 Volumes
  • Vol 1 – 636, 24

o   A chorographical description of the county of West-Meath

o   first institution of corbes, erenachs, and termonlands

o   An account of two ancient instruments lately discovered.

o   A critico-historical dissertation concerning the antient Irish laws, or national customs, called gavel-kind and thanistry

  • Vol 3 – 682

o   A continuation of the Brehon laws

o   Ancient topography of Ireland

o   Some observations on Irish antiquities

  • Vol 4 – 551

o   On the ancient implements, etc., of the Irish

o   O’Connor’s third letter on the heathen state of Ireland

  • Volumes include 28 engravings featuring maps
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5in (21.5cm x 12.5cm)
  • Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide

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5703

Categories

European History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

VALLANCEY, Charles

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete