Illustration Illustrated with wonderful chapter headers and footers.
Seller ID 008233
In her Irish stories Mrs. Hall excels. Her rustic maidens are copied from the cottage; nothing can be more faithful and lively: nor are her hinds and husbandmen any thing Inferior. We nowhere see the Irish character more justly or so pleasantly represented. She sees Nature in her proper dimensions: therein, but no exaggeration, and life always." Allibone
"These “Sketches” describing the culture of the Irish are focused on County Wexford and in particular the parish of Bannow.
Half leather with marbled endpages. Spine decorated in gilt with six partitions. Two title pages one tissue-guarded Lithograph with elaborate with full color and decorations. Previous owner's name on second title page. Slight shelf lean.Some spotting mainly on perimeter of pages. Text bright and extremely readable.
A lovely engraved first initial starts each chapter. Five engraved plates some lacking tissue-guards. Wear to edges with rubs.