Book Description

A scarce title as most copies were destroyed in the early days of the second world war. B/w. frontis. photo's. & 8 further b/w. illustrations; to front: contents list; illustrations list; pedigree of the Moores of Mayo; geneology chart & preface. The Moores were an aristocratic Irish family who built Moore Hall between 1792 and 1795. The house was designed by the Irish architect John Roberts. George Henry Moore (1810–1870), was educated in the Catholic faith in England and later at Cambridge University. His main interest was in horses. At the height of the Great Irish Famine in 1846, he entered a horse called Coranna for the Chester Gold Cup and netted £17,000 from bets laid on the horse. He used his winnings to import thousands of tons of grain and cattle to aid his tenants. It is still remembered on the Moore estate that nobody was evicted from their home for non-payment of rent during hard times, and that nobody died there during the Famine. Moore Hall house was burned down on 1 February 1923 by anti-Treaty irregular forces during the Irish Civil War.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Black titles spine; Dust Jacket un-clipped; illustrated by b/w. photo's.; Dust Jacket has light wear at edges, small chips & closed tears; small, neat, ink margin note (useful) to page 212.
Author Hone, Joseph
Date 1939
Binding Hardcover Green Cloth
Publisher Jonathan Cape, London
Condition Near Fine in Good Dustjacket
Pages 287

Price: £175.00

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