BITS OF BLARNEY

By: Mackenzie, R. Shelton

Price: $39.95

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Book Condition: Very Good


vi, 7-426, 6 (ads) pages; Former owner's quote about Irish friendship in pencil on ffep, owner's name stamp "Property of L. C. Ferrris," otherwise clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Cloth worn at spine ends. A wonderful collection of Irish folklore and stories. An example: "The stone this is, whoever kisses, He never misses to grow eloquent: 'tis he may clamber to a lady's chamber, Or become a member of Parliament." Legends include: Blarney Castle, Con O'Keefe and the Golden Cup, Legends of Finn Mac Coul. Irish Stories include: The Petrified Piper, The Geraldine, Captain Rock, A Night with the Whiteboys, Buck English. Eccentric Characters includes: The Bard O'Kelly, Father Prout, Father Prout's Sermon, Irish Dancing Masters, Charley Crofts. Irish Publicists includes: Henry Grattan and Daniels O'Connell. Wright American fiction ; v. 2 (1851-1875), No. 1636. Robert Shelton Mackenzie was born in 1809 in Limerick, Ireland. He began his newspaper career editing a county journal in Hanley, Staffordsville, England. In 1834, Mackenzie was became the English correspondent for the New York Evening Star in 1834. Emigrating to New York in 1852, he served as literary editor and political writer for an unidentified daily and as the music and dramatic critic for an unidentified Sunday paper. In 1857 he moved to Philadelphia, where he literary and foreign editor and dramatic critic for the Philadelphia Press.

Title: BITS OF BLARNEY

Author Name: Mackenzie, R. Shelton

Categories: Ireland and Irish Studies,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Redfield: 1854

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Seller ID: 40579

Keywords: Irish Folklore Irish Legends Irish Characters Irish American Literature