Irish – American History of the United States. [=With a chapter: Transportation of Irish Slaves to the American Colonies]. Including American Civil War Maps (25), Portraits (16 plates with numerous portraits) etc.
Dublin / London, Sealy, Bryers and Walker / The Gresham Publishing Co., . Quarto (23,5 cm x 28,5 cm). Frontispiece Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt, XIX, (5), 677 pages plus LXXXIV pages Index and the Large Fold-Out-Map of the USA in the rear. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some minor dampstaining to the endpaper and frontispiece. Interior otherwise very clean. Binding firm. The large fold-out-map with some tears. Important and rare publication.
One of the most interesting and comprehensive Histories of the USA, its fight for Independence, its ancient history and the connections to Ireland and other countries. With excellent display of historical facts.
Includes for example the following essays: Early Irish Traditions regarding Hy-Breasail or a Great Western Ireland / Scandinavian Traditions / The Voyages of Saints Barind, Mernoc and Brendan to the Promised Land / Voyages of Saints Cormac Ua Liathain and Baithen / Probability of an Irish Christian Settlement on the Great Western Continent / Northman Voyages and Colonization / Extended Fame of St.Brendan’s Voyage in Europe and in Asia / The Aboriginal Races in America / The Red Man and Mound-Builders in the United States / The Voyage of Discovery of Christoph Columbus / Hernando de Soto’s Adventures / Conversion of the Indians to Christianity / The Early Settlement of the American Colonies / The Plymouth and London Companies / Progress of Colonization:Virginia – Maine – New York – New England – New Hampshire – New Jersey – Delaware – Maryland – Connecticut – Rhode Island – North Carolina etc. / Slavery first brought into Virginia / Charter granted to the Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay – Laws in that Colony – Indian War – Dutch Colonization – Missions in Maine / Transportation of Irish Slaves to the American Colonies / The English Naviagtion Laws /