Monday, February 16, 2009

"The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland - 1837" and other Irish interest books

Browsing the Irish interest section of Pazzo Books, I see the evocatively named "The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland":


AUTHOR: Binns, Jonathan
TITLE: The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland - Vol 2
PRICE: USD$ 145.00
CATEGORY: Miscellaneous
BOOK ID: PB-020862
Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown and Co, London, 1837. Binding: Half Leather. Condition: Very Good.

Binns was Assistant Agricultural Commissioner of the late Irish Poor Inquiry. 460pp 2pp ads, errata. Half calf over marbled boards, light edgwear and front hinge splitting very slightly. Slight spine cock, light soiling but generally an attractive copy. 3 plates, internally fine.


Some interesting looking Irish interest books there. Is there a better Irish interest section in a second-hand bookstore in Boston? Probably not.

There is also a book listed called "The History of Ireland from Its First Settlement to the Invasion...with a Continuation from the Invasion to the Present Time". Now which invasion would that be? I imagine it's the English, but it's not like they were the only people invade Ireland.

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