LEGENDS, TALES, AND STORIES OF IRELAND ; Illustrated With Ten Characteristic Engravings

By: Hardy, Philip Dixon

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Engravings; vi, (2), 328 pages; Former owner's small stamp in upper right corner on title and on page one, owners' names on front endpapers; otherwise contents are clean and securely stitched, all ten engravings present and in very good condition. Binding is olive green pebbled cloth spine over brown paper covered boards. Original printed paper spine label is chipped at edges and rubbed; cloth chipped at spine ends and along edges; boards worn at edges,(esp corners); front hinge is cracking, but still attached. The author Philip Dixon Hardy (1794 - 1875) was an Irish poet, bookseller, printer and publisher. He introduced the use of steam-powered printing presses into Ireland in 1833. PROVENANCE: Former owner's name Rev. J. B. Troy. FROM: Catholic World, Volume 51, Page 417 the following letter reflects Rev. Troy's enthusiasm for books and the insitution of the Catholic Reading Circle: "Dear Sir: In response to your kind note anent Catholic Reading Circles, I ought to say that the first Catholic lady to move in the matter in Boston was Miss Ella A. McMahon, of South Boston. She, with her friend, Miss Kate Moore, also a zealous worker in the movement, enlisted the aid of Rev. James B. Troy, of St. Joseph's Church, Roxbury, who helped them to organize Boston's first Catholic Reading Circle. It was started in St. Joseph's Chapel. Roxbury, last October, and I was chosen its first president. We have since held our meetings twee a month, on the evenings of the second and fourth Tuesdays, and always with a large attendance and evidence of real interest. "Before Christmas our membership had grown so large that we had to divide into district circles. The flourishing circles at South Boston, Mrs. J. D. Fallon, president; at St. Mary's, North End, directed by the Rev. Wm. J. ScanIon, S.J.; at Brookline, Miss M. O'Hearn, president, have all grown out of the Roxbury Circle, which still has a membership of over fifty. The attendance at ordinary meetings is about forty. We are reading the novels based on the history of the early Church—Group A in the Columbian Reading Union lists. Our exercises at regular meetings consist of the reading of two essays in some way related to the course of reading we are engaged on; or a biographical sketch of the author of some book in our course. This is followed by a discussion. Then we have interchange of books. Our books have been purchased out of a fund raised by small membership fees. Then we have had some donations to our library from the Rev. J. B. Troy and the Pilot staff. "My experience in the Reading Circle movement justifies me in saying that it promises to prove a most valuable aid to the intellectual and spiritual growth of our young Catholics. By making them acquainted with some of the best Catholic authors and by accustoming them to bring Catholic light to bear on gene al literature, their pride in what they are will be stimulated. Practical and enduring work is the natural outgrowth of a brave and enlightened faith. It is a great pleasure to us in Boston to know that Lowell is taking up the Reading Circles. In such a Catholic stronghold they cannot but flourish. Katherine E. Conway." Stamp of St. Charles College, a minor seminary in Catonsville, Maryland, originally located in Ellicott City, Maryland, and closed in the 1970s.

Title: LEGENDS, TALES, AND STORIES OF IRELAND ; Illustrated With Ten Characteristic Engravings

Author Name: Hardy, Philip Dixon

Categories: Illustrated Books, 19th Century, Ireland and Irish Studies,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Dublin, John Cumming: 1837

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+

Size: 12mo

Seller ID: 42079