IRELAND IRISH Illustrated Engravings 1860s CASTLES Ruins MAPS Antique CELTIC Set

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For their convenience I include the following details directly from this book: Subject Matter Featured/Illustrated in this Work (General/Partial Only, Please See Full Contents in Main Description Below): Antique Ireland Irish Picturesque Scenery Characters People Hall Engravings Maps Plates Color Illustrated Set Fine Binding Celtic Cork Kerry Waterford Limerick Carlow Kilkenny Tipperary Wexford Queens County Kings County Wicklow Kildare Dublin Meath Westmeath Louth Cavan Armagh Down Monaghan Tyrone Antrim Fermanagh * Londonderry Donegal Longford Leitrim Sligo Roscommon Mayo Clare Galway River Shannon Haulbowlin Blarney Castle Black Rock Castle Cromleach Castle Mary Peasantry Old Lighthouse Youghall Sir Walter Raleigh Kilcoleman Castle Carrig-a-Droid Castle Pooka Kinsale Ship Pool Castle Downdaniel Castle Crookhaven Bantry Bay Glengariff Killarney Gap of Dunloe Dinis Island Torc Mountain Innisfallen Island Ferriter’s Castle Waterford Tipperary Round Tower Ardmore Blackwater Lismore Castle Druid King John’s Castle King John’s Castle Treaty Stone Killmallock Shannid Castl Round Tower Croom Leighlin Woodstock Demesne Kilkenny Castle Round Tower Tulloherin Kilbee Mitchelstown Cahir Castle Tubrid Rock of Cashel Holy Cross Tintern Abbey Clonmines Rathmacnee Castle Bargy Castle Johnstown Castle Carrick Castle Slaney Enniscorthy Ancient Cross Ferns Castle Garry Castle Lough Dan Glendalough Vale of Avoca Arklow Kildare Cathedral Round Tower Athy Castle Dublin Howth Kingstown St. Patrick’s Cathedral Donnybrook Swords Castle Malahide Castle Trim Castle Dangan Castle Newtown Hill of Tara New Grange Dunshaughlin Meath West Meath Cavan Brien Boru Bagpipes Piper Monasterboice Mellifont Carlingford King John’s Castle Castle Roche Boyne Drogheda Carntown Castle Ardagh Battle of the Boyne Louth Armagh Charlemont Fort Belfast Tyrone Down Narrow-Water Castle Clough-Mor Rosstrevor Dundrum Castle Downpatrick Cathedral Audley Castle Killclief Castle Newton-Ards Bangor Castle Clones Round Tower Castle Caulfield Antrim Derby Lisburn Shane’s Castle Banshee Ram’s Island Carrickfergus Castle Kilroot Olderfleet Castle Glenarm Castle Bruce’s Castle Kenbaan Castle Carrick-A-Rede Giant’s Causeway Dunluce Castle Fermanagh Leitrim Longford Lough Erne Tully Castle Monea Castle Devenish Donaghmore Bhaugulpore Kenneagh Coleraine Londonderry Donegal Castle Kilbarron Castle Termon Magrath Ballyshannon Bundoran Edgeworthstown Athlone Castle Aughrim Mayo Roderick O’Connor Grace O’Malley’s Castle Cratloe Castle Galway Claddagh Connamara Delphi IRELAND: ITS SCENERY, CHARACTER, &c. In Three Volumes. By Mr. and Mrs. C. Hall. Published circa 1860s by A.W. Lovering, New York. Three 10” x 7” hardcover volumes decorated with gilt. Illustrated with steel engravings, color plates and woodcut illustrations. Volume I = 436 pages. Volume II = 468 pages Volume III = 512 pages. Condition: GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION. A lovely antique set. Handsome exteriors as shown in photos, with some mottling/loss of color on spines. Each volume is firmly bound. Text is clean and complete, with slight foxing and a few minor moisture blemishes in margins. Illustrations look great. No torn, loose or missing pages. Description: This beautiful three-volume work on Ireland was originally published in the early 1840s (this is an 1860s edition), to demonstrate to the people of England what a fine resource Ireland could be given the right amount of encouragement. The authors present the Emerald Isle as a land ripe with potential. They characterize it as a country of fertile fields and thickly wooded forests, dotted with the crumbling ruins of castles, towers and abbeys, and peopled by a musical, superstitious peasantry. “English capitalists consider Ireland a vast field in which judicious labor may be assured a profitable harvest,” they write. Of course, this vision was shattered by the Great Irish Famine only a few short years later. Thousands of Irish died during the crisis, and a great many more fled to America as government officials in England did little more than watch. It is said that Ireland and her people never fully recovered from the famine of the 1840s. Despite its flawed projections of British prosperity, this beautiful three-volume set stands as an important visual and written record of the state of Ireland on the eve of its most terrible disaster. IRELAND, ITS SCENERY AND CHARACTER was the result of several tours through Ireland conducted by the authors and artists in the 1820s and 1830s. They visited all of the counties, taking notes and sketches of many sights and scenes. They also spent a great deal of time interviewing people in each county, recording their lifestyles, their folklore, etc., unaware that everything was about to take a dire turn for the worse. This handsome set features hundreds of beautiful engraved scenes accompanied by vivid prose describing the significance of the pictured subject: associated history, traditions, the author’s observations during their visit, etc. Full-page county maps and a map of Ireland are also included. The chapters are organized according to geography, with each chapter devoted to a different county. In the “Authors’ Advertisement,” Mr. and Mrs. Hall write: This work is the result of an early acquaintance with Ireland and its people; and of five several Tours made by the writers, together, subsequent to the year 1825. They did not, therefore, consider it desirable to pursue any specified route, but aimed, rather, to give their general views of the condition and character of Ireland, as arising out of the various opportunities they had, from time to time, for forming opinions … Their great object was to promote the welfare of Ireland – but not by a sacrifice of truth; and their earnest hope is, that they may give effect to the care and consideration manifested, of late years, by England towards Ireland, which cannot fail to increase the prosperity and happiness of both countries – their interests being mutual and inseparable. The wood-cuts present such objects as seemed best suited for that class of engraving: -- fragments of architectural grandeur, ruins of ancient castles, characteristic portraits, natural productions peculiar to the country, relics of by-gone days, and fanciful visions of Irish superstitions; -- all matters, indeed, that served to illustrate and explain the course through which the traveler passes, or may be better understood by being pictured to the eye as well as to the ear; the design being to introduce illustrations sufficiently numerous to represent every object, from the most important to the most insignificant, that might be considered and treated as peculiar to Ireland. The Towers, the Castles, the remains of Monastic Edifices, are described by the pencil, in the page that relates the more remarkable events in their several histories, and contrasts their present ruins with their former greatness. The Manners and Customs of the Irish also afforded ample scope from which to draw both entertainment and information; -- the Baal-fire meetings on Midsummer Eve; the patrons; the courtships; the weddings; the christenings; the wakes; the pilgrimages to holy wells; the sports on All-Hallow Eve, and the observances of Christmas; their peculiar dances and the music of the peasantry; the musical instruments, ancient and modern, the faction fights (now, happily, but shadows of what they were); and many other national points, usages and ceremonies, supplied material for the pencil of the Artist, as well as the pen of the Writer. The Legends and Traditions of Ireland are full of interest; and its Superstitions are rich in romance. It is, indeed, rare to pass a single mile, without encountering an object to which some marvelous fiction is attached. Every lake, mountain, ruin of church or castle, rath and boreen, has its legendary tale; the Fairies people every wild spot; the Banshee is the follower of every old family; Phookas and Cluricaunes are – if not to be seen – to be heard in every solitary glen. The stories the Authors collected in their way; and not as gleaners merely, for the harvest, nothwithstanding that so many labourers have been in the field, was but partially gathered in. For this department of the work too, the services of the Artist were put into requisition. So with the personal sketches of the peasantry; the Artist co-operated with the Author in presenting them to the reader. The Authors, therefore, trust they were enabled to make the work attractive on the one hand, as well as useful to the other. This rare three-volume set is an absolute treasure for anyone who loves Ireland, or who has ever wondered what life was like there in the years before their ancestors departed for the distant shores of America. CONTENTS ARE: Volume One: Cork * Kerry * Waterford * Limerick * Carlow Volume Two: Kilkenny * Tipperary * Wexford * Queens County * Kings County * Wicklow * Kildare * Dublin * Meath * Westmeath * Louth * Cavan * Armagh Volume Three: Down * Monaghan * Tyrone * Antrim * Fermanagh * Londonderry * Donegal * Longford * Leitrim * Sligo * Roscommon * Mayo * Clare * Galway Illustrations Include: VOLUME ONE: Rapids of the Shannon * Map of the County of Cork * The Ferry at Passage * Fishing Boats off Haulbowlin * The Depot at Rocky Island * The Beggar Group * The Beggar Girl * The Roadside Beggar * The Cork Arms * St Patrick’s Bridge, Cork * Gate to the Cathedral * Barry’s Birthplace * The Wren Boys * The Christmas Candle * Scene in the Cemetery * A Tomb in the Cemetery * Part of Iron Railings in the Cemetery * The Deoch an Durras Glass * The Temperance Medal * Blarney Castle * Black Rock Castle * St George’s Steam Packet Office, Cork * Antique Cannon * Cork Harbour * The Cove of Cork * The Cromleach at Castle Mary * The Covered Car * The Outside Jaunting Car * The Inside Car * The Car of the Peasantry * The Mountain Road * The Old Lighthouse at Youghall * The Potato Pot and Basket * The Piggin, Stool and Borrane * Sir Walter Raleigh’s House at Youghall * Aged Yew Trees at Youghall * The Church at Youghall * Tomb of Thomas Fleming * Tomb of David De Barry * Kilcoleman Castle * Carrig-a-Droid Castle * The Friary of Kilcrea * Interior of the Friary * The Pooka * Gougane Barra * The Pass of Keim-An-Eigh * The Petrified Dairy * The Petrified Dairy Woman * Kinsale Church * The Old Head of Kinsale * Ship Pool Castle * Downdaniel Castle * Girls Beetling Linen * Lough Hyne * Innisherken Island * Dunamore, Cape Clear * Crookhaven * Bantry Bay * The House of Rocks * Glengariff * The Kerry Dragoon * Cromwell’s Bridge * The Harbour of Berehaven * Map of Kerry * The Lime Kiln * Bringing Home the Bride * Blackwater Bridge * The Tunnel * Mac Gillicuddy’s Reeks; The Upper Lake * The Arbutus * The Brogue * The Trichomanes Speciosum * The Killarney Guide * Map of the Lakes of Killarney * The Vision of O’Donoghue * O’Donohughe’s Horse * Clough Na Cuddy * The Entrance to Aghadoe * The Gap of Dunloe * The Pike, in the Gap of Dunloe * Comme Dhuv, the Black Valley * The Logan Stone * The Eagle’s Nest * The Old Weir Bridge * The Cottage in Dinis Island * The Cottage Glena * Torc Mountain, from Dinis Island * Brickeen Bridge * Torc Waterfall * Brickeen Bridge * Muckross Abbey * Entrance to Mucross Abbey * The Tomb of McCarthy Mor * The Recess at Muckross * The Tomb of the Monks * The Wake * The Ban Caointhe * The Widows * The Lower Lake * Ross Castle * Ross Island * The Danes’ Hammer * Innisfallen Island * Killaghie Church * The Mountain Girl * The Devil’s Punch Bowl * Kerry Drinking Vessels * The Hurlers * Ardfert Abbey * Tomb in Ardfert Abbey * Ferriter’s Castle * Dingle Bay * Pusha Pike Fishing * Fishing Boat’s Anchor * Map of Waterford and Tipperary * Round Tower at Ardmore * Sculptures on Ditto * St. Dolough’s Well * Holy Stone * Ruin on the Blackwater * Lismore Castle * Castle and Weir at Lismore * The Quay at Waterford * Loch in the Commeraughs * The Ruined Church at Faithlegg * The Castle of Tekin Corr * The Well of Tubber Griene * Dunmore Pier * The Druid’s Altar at Kilma-Combe * Tossing Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday * Map of Limerick and Clare * King John’s Castle and Old Thomond Bridge, Limerick * King John’s Castle, Limerick * The Treaty Stone, Limerick * Limerick Cathedral * Limerick Salmon Hooks * Barrington’s Hospital * Mont de Piete * Shannon “Cot” * Doherty’s Description * The Consultation * A Door at Killmallock * The Church at Killmallock * The Dominican Friary * St. Mungret’s Priory * Carrig O Gunnel * Shannid Castle and Rath * The Round Tower of Croom * The Black Castle at Lough Gur * The New Church at Lough Gur * Labig-Yer-Muddah a Grana * Carrignanahin, the Mass Rock * Cromlech on Galtee More * The Druids * Druidical Temple * Druidical Remains * Map of Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford * Carlow and Surrounding Country * Carlow Castle * Milford Mills * Peasant Girl of Carlow * The Rath at Leighlin * The Constabulary * Commencement of a Faction Fight * The Fight * The Corpse * Woman Mourning over Her Husband * The Title Page VOLUME TWO: Woodstock Demesne and Bridge * Lodge School at Woodstock * Jerpoint Abbey * Kilkenny Castle * Round Tower at Tulloherin * The Butts Cross, Kilkenny * Old Parliament Table and Chair * The Black Abbey * Ruins of the Franciscan Friaray * The Cathedral of St. Canice * Barney Roche * Peter Purcell * Round Tower at Kilbee * Kells Abbey * Augustinian Friary at Callan * St. Catherine’s Abbey * Map of Kilkenny, King’s and Queen’s Counties * St Mary’s Church at Clonmel * Monument to the Butlers * St. Patrick’s Well * Bianconi’s Cars * Upper Middle Cave, Mitchelstown * The Curtain, Mitchelstown * Cahir Castle * The Turret of Cahir Castle * Golden Bridge * The Ruined Chapel at Tubrid * The Priory of Athassel * The Entrance to Athassel Priory * Distant view of the Rock of Cashel * The Street leading to the Rock * The Tomb of Miller Magragh * Grand Entrance to Cormac’s Chapel * The Rock of Cashel * Hore Abbey * Interior of Hore Abbey * Abbey of Holy Cross * The Monk’s Resting Place in Holy Cross Abbey * The Tomb in Holy Cross * Dunbrody Abbey * The Saltees Islands * Promontory of Bag and Bun * Tintern Abbey * Seven Castles of Clonmines * Ruins of Bannow Abbey * Rathmacnee Castle * Bargy Castle * Johnstown Castle * Cottage at Johnstown * School House, Johnstown * The Lake, Johnstown * Selsker Abbey * Carrick Castle, and Bridge over the Slaney * Enniscorthy, County Wexford * St. Edin’s Monument at Ferns * Remains of Ferns Abbey * Ancient Cross at Ferns * Ancient Font at Ferns * Remains of Ferns Castle * Rock of Dun-a-Mase * Garry Castle * Ruins of Clonmacnois * Doorway, Clonmacnois * The Scalp * Enniskerry * Lough Bray * Powerscourt Waterfall, Wicklow * The Dargle * The Wicklow Mountains * Luggelaw * Lough Dan from Luggelaw * Lough Dan * Glendalough * The Monastery, Glendalough * George Wynder * Map of Glendalough * St. Kevin’s Kitchen * Entrance to Our Lady’s Church * Ancient Cross * The Deerstone * The Horse-Stealer’s Cross * St Kevin’s Bed * The Church of Refeart * St. Kevin’s Cell * The Meeting of the Waters * Yale of Avoca from Ballintemple * Arklow * Vale of Avoca and Shelton Abbey * The Gold-Mines * Entrance to the Devil’s glen * The Devil’s Glen * Cascade in the Devil’s Glen * Girl Crossing a Brook * The Lady Rock, Dunran * Waterfall at Hermitage * Glen of the Downs * Kildare Cathedral and Round Tower * Athy Castle and Bridge * Turf Bog * Turf Stacks * The Kish * Peat Compressing Machine * Poll the Pishogue * The Irish Cloak * Salmon Leap at Leixlip* Map of Dublin and Kildare * Howth and Its Harbour * Howth Abbey * St Fenton’s Chapel * Ruins of St. Nessan’s Church * Obelisk at Kingstown * Sackville Street, Dublin * Trinity College * The Bank of Ireland * The Custom House, Dublin * The Four Courts, Dublin * Birmingham Tower, Dublin Castle * Marsh Gate * St. Patrick’s Cathedral * Strongbow’s Monument * Room in Which Lord E. Fitzgerald was Arrested * The Barrack Bridge * Clondalkin Tower * Donnybrook * Cross at Finglass * Swords Castle * Swords Round Tower and Church * Lusk Church * Malahide Castle * St. Dolough’s Cross * Widow and Child * Trim * Trim Castle * Ruins of Dangan Castle * Newtown Bridge * Newtown Abbey * Bective Abbey * The Hill of Tara * Druidical Remains at New Grange * Head of Ox at Dunshaughlin * Head of Goat * Head of Wolf Dog * Map of Meath, West Meath and Cavan * The Cruit Harp * Brien Boru’s Harp * Irish Bagpipes * Union Pipes * The Piper’s Welcome * Ruins at Monasterboice * Sculpture on Cross * The Neetmok * Crypt, Mellifont Abbey * Gateway, Mellifont * Carlingford * King John’s Castle, Carlingford * Castle Roche * The Boyne Obelisk * Drogheda * St Lawrence’s Gate, Drogheda * The Boyne, from Old Bridge * Ruins of Donore Church * Carntown Castle * Old House, Ardagh * Plan of the Battle of the Boyne * Caillemote’s Grave * Schomberg’s Skull * The Sheep House * Map of Armagh, Monaghan and Louth * Armagh * Street in Armagh * Interior of the Cathedral * Ditto, improved by Cunningham * Charlemont Fort VOLUME THREE: Belfast * Map of Tyrone and Down * Narrow-Water Castle * Clough-Mor * Bridge at Tullamore Park * Rosstrevor * Dundrum Castle * Downpatrick Cathedral * Audley Castle * Killclief Castle * Cross, Newton-Ards * Doorway, Newton-Ards Church * Remains of Moville * Grey Abbey * Bangor Castle * Ruins of Knockbreda Church * Rush Candlestick * Kilcrow Church * Clones Round Tower * The Cluricaune * Castle Caulfield * Map of Antrim and Derby * Lisburn * Belfast Zoological Gardens * Linen Hall, Belfast * Linen Weaver * Steeping Flax * Scutching Flax * Scalding the Thread * Flax Plant * Spinning Wheel * Mulholland’s Linen Mills * Bleach Green * Damask Loom * The Perforator * Shane’s Castle * The Banshee * Music of the Keen * Ram’s Island * North Gate, Carrickfergus * Carrickfergus Castle * Kilroot * Templecoran Church * Gobbins * Olderfleet Castle * New Road to the Causeway * The Maidens * Gateway of Glenarm * Glenarm Castle * Garron Point * Clough-I-Stookan * Red Bay * Bona Margy Abbey * Murlough Bay * Fairhead * The Grey Man’s Path * The Salt Pans * Doon Point * Bruce’s Castle * Kenbaan Castle * Carrick-A-Rede * Grace Staple’s Cave * Bush-Mill * Map of the Giant’s Causeway * Port Coon Cave * The Giant’s Well * The Giant’s Organ * The Chimney Tops * The Giant’s Causeway, East * The Giant’s Causeway * The Nurse and Child * The King and His Nobles * The Pleaskin * The Lion’s Head * The Giant’s Granny * The Stack * Dunluce Castle * Map of Fermanagh, Leitrim and Longford * Lough Erne * Tully Castle * Monea Castle * Lough Erne * Round Tower and Church at Devenish * Sculptures at Devenish * Tower at Cashel * Pinnacle at Oxford * Sculpture at Donaghmore * Sculpture at Brechin * Boen at Gallereus * Bhaugulpore and Kenneagh * Section of Ardmore * Pelasgic Jointings * Arch at Scattery * Arch at Rhynnisa * Doorway, Carrigeen * Doorway, Killaloo * Dorrway, Messene * Doorway, Coole * Hieroglyphic * Boen in Kerry * Dun of Donadilla * Salmon Leap, Coleraine * Londonderry * Gate of Derry * Walker’s Monument * Pennyburn Mill * Map of Donegal * Lough Foyle * Division of Farms * Donegal Castle * Kilbarron Castle * Castle of Termon Magrath * Ballyshannon * Bundoran * Canal Fly Boat * Edgeworthstown * Goldsmith’s Mill * Site of the Hawthorn Bush * Lissoy Parsonage * A Cabin * Ancient Chair * The Quern * The Mether * Interior of a Cabin * The Wool Wheel * Map of Sligo and Roscommon * Sligo Abbey * The Mirror * The Still * The Surprise * The Capture * The Killeries * Athlone Castle * Aughrim Battlefield * Union Workhouse * Map of Mayo * Tomb of Roderick O’Connor * Gateway, Cong Abbey * The Cross of Cong * St. Patrick’s Bell * Cover of the Bell * The Pigeon Hole * Peasants Graves * Newport * The Corach * Burrishoole Abbey * Grace O’Malley’s Castle * Clew Bay * Achill * Map of Clew Bay * Keel, Achill * Rocks, Achill * Errive * Killalor * Doorway, Killaloe * Brien, the Piper * Chapel of St. Canice * Cratloe Castle * Map of Galway * Tuam Cathedral * The Connaught Pigs * Buttermilk Lane, Galway * Gateway in Galway * Mayor’s House, Galway * Ancient Doorway, Galway * Old Arch, Galway * Antique Wedding Ring * Cabin Door, Claddagh * The Seaman’s Wife * Connamara * Woman of Delphi * Woman Knitting * Peasant Woman * Peasant Girl * Female Turf Merchant * Lough Inah * Hotel at Maam * On the River at Maam * Fairhill and Lough Mask * Waterfall, Clifden * Cabin at Renville * Pass of Salruc * Briddon, the Boatman * The Salmon Haul * Delphi Remember folks, this is an original 1860s set lavishly illustrated with steel engravings, color plates and maps. 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Auction page content (i.e., item description text; lists of contents, lists of illustrations/photos; scanned images, etc.) was written/compiled/formatted by eBay seller neetmok and, as intellectual property, is protected by copyright. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ITEM DESCRIPTION TEXT INCLUDING SUMMARIES OF CONTENTS, ILLUSTRATIONS, ETC., PHOTOS OR OTHER PROPRIETARY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL BE REPORTED TO EBAY’S VERO DEPARTMENT FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION. Condition: GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION. A lovely antique 3-volume set. Handsome exteriors as shown in photos, with some mottling/loss of color on spines. Each volume is firmly bound. Text is clean and complete, with slight foxing and a few minor moisture blemishes in margins. Illustrations look great. No torn, loose or missing pages., Subject: History, Topic: IRELAND, Binding: Fine Binding, Original/Facsimile: Original, Publisher: A.W. Lovering, Year Printed: 1860, Author: Hall, Place of Publication: New York, Region: Ireland, Language: English, Special Attributes: Illustrated

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