The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, illustrated [with 111 original steel-engravings] from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett; The Literary portion of the Work by N.P. Willis and J.Stirling Coyne, Esq. [With a map of Ireland and early steel engravings of Cork Harbour, Cobh Harbour, Clew Bay from Westport / A Pattern in Connemara / Galway / Blackwater Valley / Lismore Castle / Glengariff / Sugar-Loaf-Mountain from Bantry Bay / Waterford / Enniskerry / Bray / etc.].
Two Volumes (complete set). London, George Virtue, 1841. Quarto. Volume I: IV, 170 pages with 62 original steel engravings (including the Vignette, but lacking the portrait of N.P.Willis) / Volume II: IV, 185 pages with 59 original steel engravings. Hardcover / Original, very decorative half-leather with gilt lettering on spines. Both Volumes in very good and firm condition with only occasional signs of some spotting to the plates and titlepage. Interior text and plates overall purely white and clean. The Volumes are often broken. This set is intact with its original endpapers frim. A stunning collection of the most romantic sceneries of 19th century Ireland. A must-have for every Ireland collector. The scenes so very beautiful and telling (Illustrations like the “A Pattern in Connemara” are accompanied by wonderful historical narratives by the authors.)
The stunning steel engravings included in Volume I are:
Carrickfergus Castle / Belfast Lough / Interior of a Room at Malahide Castle / Rosstrevor Pier / Monument of General Ross, Rosstrevor / Narrow-Water Castle / Larne / Glenarm / Glenariff, County Antrim / Fairhead / Kenbane Castle / Carrick-A-Rede / Dunneverick Castle / The Giant’s Causeway / Plaiskin Cliff / Dunkerry Cave / Dunluge Castle / Londonderry / Walker’s Pillar, Walls of Londonderry / Devenish Island / Ballyshannon / Abbey of Sligo / Hazlewood and Lough Gill / Ballina / Roserk Abbey / Abbey of Moyne / Lough Conn and Mount Nepmin / Pontoon Bridge and Lough Conn / Clew Bay, from Westport / Delphi Lodge, Connemara / Leenane, Connemara / Eagle Mountain, Killeries / A Pattern in Connemara / Garromin Lake / A Street in Galway / Galway from the Claddagh / Abbey of Clare-Galway / The Seven Churches, Clonmacnoise / Entrance Doorway of Temple McDermott / Ancient Cross, Clonmacnoise / Doonass Rapids near Castle Connell / The Shannon from teh Tower of Limerick Cathedral / Castle of Limerick / Old Baal’s Bridge, Limerick / Wellesley Bridge, Limerick / Puffing Hole near Kilkee / Approach to Cashel from the North / Rock of Cashel / Ruins at Cashel / Cormac’s Chapel, Cashel / Interior of Cashel Abbey / Holy Cross Abbey / Interior of Holy Cross Abbey / Kilkenny Castle / St.Canice, Kilkenny / Jerpoint Abbey / The Quay, Waterford and Reginald’s Tower / Lismore Castle / The Valley of the Blackwater /
Volume II includes the following illustrations:
Dangan Castle (Vignette) / Scene from Sugar-Loaf Mountain, Bantry Bay / Glengariff / Glengariff Inn / Cromwell’s Bridge, Glengariff / Ross Castle, Killarney / Innisfallen, Lake of Killarney / Turk Cascade, Killarney / Taking a Stag near Derrycunnehey Cascade / Approach to Killarney from the Kenmare Road / Upper Lake, Killarney / Old Weir Bridge, Killarney / Lower and Turk Lakes, Killarney / Gap of Dunloe / Gougaune Barra / Scene at Gougaune Barra / Cove of Cork / Cove (Cobh) Harbour / The Cork River / Youghal Abbey / Waterford / Ballybunnian / Cove in Malbay / Natural Bridges near Kilkee / Kilkee, County Clare / Scene from Cloonacartan Hill / Ballinahinch Lake / Lough Ina / Clifden, Connemara / Clifden Castle / Head of teh Killeries / Remains of Kilcolman Castle / Salmon Leap at Leixlip / St.Patrick’s, Dublin / The Four Courts, Dublin / Sackville Street, Dublin / The Custom – House, Dublin / South-Wall Lighthouse, Dublin / Clondalkin / Howth Castle / Dublin Bay from Kingstown Quarries / Killiney Hill / Killiney Bay / Enniskerry / Powerscourt Fall / The Dargle / Bray / Glen of the Downs / Head of teh Devil’s Glen / Luggelaw / Glendalough, County Wicklow / Round Tower, Glendalough / Head of Glenmalure / Castle Howard / Vale of Ovaca / Meeting of the Waters / Dunbrody Abbey / Augustinian Abbey / Carrigogunnell Castle – Limerick //