First Edition of Life in Ireland, elaborately bound in full scarlet morocco by Rivière & Son
Real Life in Ireland.
Item Number: 82399
London: B. Beasley for Jones & Co, 1821.
First edition of Real Life in Ireland, or, the Day and Night Scenes, Rovings, Rambles, and Sprees, Bulls, Blunders, Bodderation and Blarney of Brian Boru, Esq. and his Elegant Friend Sir Shawn O’Doughtery. Octavo, bound in full scarlet morocco by Rivière & Son, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt spine compartments, all edges gilt, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 19 hand-colored plates including frontispiece with tissue guard present. In near fine condition. A bright, attractive piece.
Real Life in Ireland illustrates the culture and countryside of Ireland by way of the ramblings and rovings of two typical Irishmen as they travel throughout the country.