Book Description

Croker published Legends of the Lakes: Or, Sayings and Doings at Killarney in 1829, The legends were collected chiefly from the manuscripts, of R. Adolphus Lynch, Esq. of London & are here arranged in the form of a fictional tour of the Lakes through which the legends & lore are revealed. The characters appearing in it are well known historical nineteenth-century visitors to the lakes mentioned frequently in local guide-books & histories. Frontis. b/w. map of the lakes to vol.1.; illustrated title page to both vols.; woodcuts throughout & illustrative bars of music plus a b/w. map of the town of Killarney. In volume two Croker featured discussions of the music of his friend the Irish piper James Gandsey together with six pages of pipe music plates for: "The Step on the Glens"; The Eagle's Whistle or O Donoghue's Call"; "Lamentation for Miles O Riely The Slasher"; & "The Widow's Lamentation". Bound in green half-leather with marbled boards; integral purple silk bookmark to both volumes; Errata & Binder instructions page at rear both vols.
Dealer Notes
16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; Gilt titles & decorations to spines; Top edges brown; Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean; Previous owner's signature in ink to ffep; armorial book plate of Joseph Watson Overbury inside front covers both vols.; Includes topographical index (vol.2.)
Author Croker, Thomas Crofton
Date 1829
Binding Hardcover (Half Leather)
Publisher John Ebers and Co., London
Condition Very Good Condition; Bindings are tight, covers and spines fully intact
Pages viii, 245; vi, 247

Price: £500.00

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