Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland, Part I and The General History
JOYCE, P. W. and SULLIVAN, A. M.
New York: Murphy & McCarthy, 1902. Hardcover. Fine. Large 4to. A beautiful copy of this massive work. New spines and corners all in red grained leather, frame the original illustrated cloth on boards. Marbled edges. New endpapers as well. This book has been lovingly restored and is now very solid and can be safely read and enjoyed. Illustrated throughout with color plates, color maps, black and white photographs, and engravings. Part I contains "A comprehensive delineation of the thirty-two counties with a beautifully colored map of each, arranged alphabetically, showing over 11,000 cities, towns, villages and places of public interest...Embracing over two hundred illustrations of the natural scenery, public buildings, abbeys, round towers and other romantic and historic places, reproduced by eminent artists from photographs especially taken for this work." Part II is "Embellished with portraits of the leading statesmen, orators, poets and martyrs of the emerald isle, taken from the original paintings of Haverty, Reynolds, Lesage and others."