Grose, Francis (1731-1791) The Antiquities of Ireland.
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Grose, Francis (1731-1791) The Antiquities of Ireland. London: for S. Hooper, 1791. First edition, two large quarto volumes, large-paper issue, illustrated with an engraved title in each volume and an additional 266 copper-plate engravings; bound in full diced russia gilt, rebacked, 13 x 9 1/4 in. (2)
Grose, an antiquary and travel writer, sought to provide his audience with the fullest experience possible, peppering his works with many detailed historical notes and remarks on all subjects treated. Tragically, he died on this very voyage, likely of a massive cerebral hemorrhage. His nephew worked with his friend Dr. Edward Ledwich, to complete the unfinished work, here published posthumously.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
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