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BITS OF BLARNEY

By: Mackenzie, R. Shelton

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, Redfield: 1854

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40579

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:... View more info

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Sketches of the Irish Bar [Complete in Two Volumes] With Memoir and Notes by R. Shelton Mackenzie, D. C. L.

By: Sheil, Richard Lalor ; R. Shelton Mackenzie

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, Widdleton (Successor to Redfield): 1854

Seller ID: 41814

Condition: Very Good


388; 380 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth bindings with borders stamped in blind and gilt lettering at spines, minor wear at spine ends. Richard Lalor Sheil (1791 – 1851), Irish politician, writer and orator, was born at Drumdowney, Slieverue, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He was admitted a student of Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the Irish bar in 1814. His play of Adelaide, or the Emigrants, was performed at the Crow Street Theatre, Dublin in 1814 and in 1816 performed at Covent Garden. His next play The Apostate was produced at Covent Garden in 1817, firmly establishing his... View more info