History of Ireland. From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Three Volumes in Six [Half-Volume I to Half-Volume VI (of Six).
Second Edition. London, The Gresham Publishing Company, c. 1910. 18.2cm x 12 cm. 539, 555, 580 pages including many illustrations and Index. Original, decoratively illustrated Hardcover. Excellent condition. Beautiful art nouveau binding. Some foxing. An underestimated History, full of amazing illustrations and portraits.
Colour Illustrations include: Examples from the Book of Kells/ King Cormac’s Meeting with Ethnea/ The Grave of St. Patrick/ Glendalough/ King Brian Boru at Clontarf/ Examples of early Irish metal-work/ Round tower and Abbey of Timahoe/ The marriage of Strongbow and Eva/ Strongbow’s Tomb in Christ Church Cathedral/ Ireland before the Anglo-Norman Invasion//
Text includes: Earliest Inhabitants of Ireland/ Colonies/ Nemedians and Fomorians/ Early Invasions/ The Firbolg and Tuatha-De-Danann/ The Milesians/ The Scythians/ Milesian Leaders/ Milesian Kings/ Reign of Cormac Mac Art/ Niall of the Nine Hostages/ The Scots/ Pre-Christian Civilization/ The Sept and Clan/ The Druids/ The Brehons/ Ollamhs and Bards/ The Clan System/ The Use of Letters/ Mechanical Arts, Dress etc/ Boats/ Buildings and Furniture/ St. Patrick and Ireland/ First Christian Schools/ Beginning of Monasticism/ St. Enda, St. Finian of Clonard, St. Brendan, St. Brigid, St. Columba/ Bardic Schools/ St Adamnan/ Bangor and Lismore/ The Three Orders of Saints/ St. Kevin of Glendalough/ Irish Missionaries Abroad/ St. Columbanus/ Orthodoxy of the Early Irish Church/ The Paschal Dispute/ The Irish Church in the Eight Century/ The First Christian Kings/ Invasion of Caledonia/ Reign of Diarmuid/ Reign of Aedh MacAinmire/ The Bards/ Reign of Domhnall/ Invasion of the Northumbrians/ The Last Feis of Tara/ The Danish Invasion/ Arrival of Turgesius/ Monasteries attacked/ Danish Oppressions/ Reign of Flann/ Danes expelled from Dublin/ Limerick under Danish Rule/ Irish Victories/ Dublin captured by Malachy/ The Dalcassian Kings/ Ireland divided into Leath Chuin and Leath Mhogha/ Mahon, King of Thomond/ Mahon defeats the Danes/ Brian, and Malachy the Ardri/ Battle of Glenmama/ Brian becomes Ardri/ Battle of Clontarf/ Malachy becomes Ardri/ Wars of Donagh O’Brien/ Turlogh O’Brien succeeds him/ The Kings of Tirowen/ Wars of the Lesser Chiefs/ Aedh O’Loughling becomes Ardri/ Succeeded by Roderick O’Connor/ The Church at close of Eighth Century/ Danish Invasions/ Irish Scholars of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries: Maelmura and Flann; O’Hartigan; Donatus; Marcellus and Eusebius; Columbanus; Charles the Bald; Patrick; John Scotus Erigena/ Schools and Scholars of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries/ St. Malachy/ Giraldus Cambrensis on the Irish/ Irish skill in Music, two instruments: the Tabor and the Harp/ Illumination of Manuscripts/ Tara Brooch/ Ardagh Chalice/ Cross of Cong/ Early Stone Buildings/ Irish Romanesque/ High Crosses/ Leinter and its Wars/ Diarmuid MacMurrogh/ O’Rorke’s Wife/ Normans and Anglo-Normans/ Wexford captured/ Ossory attacked/ Roderick O’Connor/ Strongbow and Raymond Le Gros/ Waterford and Dublin captured/ Strongbow and Henry II/ Henry II and Pope Adrian IV/ Adrian’s Bull/ Synod of Cashel/ De Lacy first Viceroy/ Hugh De Lacy/ FitzAdelm De Burgo/ Visit of Prince John/ De Courcy/ De Cogan/ Cathal Crovderg O’Connor etc.