A Guide to the County of Wicklow Illustrated by Engravings after the Designs of George Petrie , Esq. and A Large Map of the County , from an Original Survey

A Guide to the County of Wicklow Illustrated by Engravings after the Designs of George Petrie , Esq. and A Large Map of the County , from an Original Survey

Wright, Rev. G. N. AM

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Place Published: Paternoster Row, London
Publisher: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock , and Joy
Date Published: 1822
Binding: 3/4 Leather with Marbled Boards
Condition: Fine
Book Id: 24

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A Guide to the County of Wicklow. Illustrated by Engravings, After the Designs of George Petrie, Esq., and a Large Map of the County from an Original Survey. A Very Good + of better copy of the SCARCE first edition, first printing, beautifully rebound in half-leather with marbled boards and marbling to the page block's closed edges; endpapers renewed; complete with the folding map and all 5 Plates. Some of the illustrations show some marginal staining (which must have occurred prior to the volume's original binding up as the surrounding pages are free of it) and the large folding map of the County shows some expected tears at the folds -- otherwise the book is in about Fine condition. Located in eastern Ireland south of Dublin and bordering the Irish Sea, the County is named after the town of Wicklow, which itself derives from the Old Norse name Víkingaló, which means "Vikings' Meadow", a testimony to its history. Known by many as "the Garden of Ireland", the area also was a hotbed of Irish Rebellion for Centuries and, following the 1798 Rebellion, the Rebels took refuge in the Wicklow Mountains (the largest contiguous upland region in Ireland) from which the English soldiers fought to dislodge them. In these more peaceful times, the area is a popular recreational attraction and features the Wicklow Way, the oldest waymarked long-distance walking trail in Ireland. SCARCE. IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.


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