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Grose, Francis (1731-1791) The Antiquities of Ireland.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
272
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$800$650

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $1,200-1,700


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David Spinney, Edward Ledwich, Francis Grose, Grose, London

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