An Irishman

Poor Paddy's cabin; or slavery in Ireland. A true representation of facts and characters. Third edition with additional facts and anecdotes.

Published: London: Wertheim and Macintosh, 1854

Date: 1854

xi, [i], 240 pages + frontispiece. Bound with The Irish Widow, or a picture from life of Erin and her children, 1855 vi, [ii], 205, [3] pages + frontispiece. Two uncommon books by the same author, bound together in 19th century half leather. Binding and spine shows some wear. Spotting to end papers and some staining to the lower outer corner at the rear. The first title is bound without the publisher's adverts, presumably because they are present in the 2nd title.

COPAC shows only 2 copies of the 3rd edition of Poor Paddy's cabin - Glasgow and trinity College, Dublin. The only location for The Irish Widow is Cambridge.

"In presenting the following work to the public, the Author need scarcely say that its plan and general character have been suggested by Mrs Stowe's very popular work, Uncle Tom's Cabin, as its title indicates. [...] In drawing a true picture of the real state of things in Ireland he has interwoven a representation of facts and characters into what he trusts will be found an interesting tale." From the preface.


Half leather


Offered by Stephen Rench