Cruikshank Illustrated First Edition. History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 by Maxwell, published by Baily, Brothers, Cornhill, London 1845


History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798. With Memoirs of the Union, and Emmet's Insurrection in 1803. Written by W. H. Maxwell. First Edition published by Baily, Brothers, Cornhill, London 1845. Illustrated with 27 engraved plates including frontis of Cornwallis. Most of other plates after drawings by George Cruikshank.

Elegantly bound in full green leather with gilt borders and spine decoration. viii, 477 pp. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers.

Front endpapers bears label of Charles Mott Bookseller, London and two book plates. One is an armorial bookplate with motto "Honestum Utili Prefero" (I prefer honour to profit) of M'Gell family. Second is bookplate of William Forbes Morgan a relative of Eleanor Roosevelt.

All hinges with recent archival repairs. Text and illustrations clean. Binding now tight and square. Images provided are of the actual book on offer.

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