The History of the Rebellion and Civil-War in Ireland [with some stunning annotations].
First Edition. London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1767. Quarto. Fronispiece-Map showing the entirety of Ireland in the 18th century, XXIII, 614 pages. Original Hardcover of the mid-18th century with original spinelabel. Very unusual, original binding with all its original Patina. Faded dampstain throughout the book. The often missing map present here but with some minor fraying. Still a Very Good- condition and especially excellent to study because it is now preserved in an astonishing, bespoke made, Solander-Box (see images). With a number of interesting annotations and comments on the unavoidable repetition of warfare when Religion is involved (see images).
One of the most important original sources and descriptions of the History of Ireland during the years 1641 – 1660.
With his publication on the Irish Rebellion, Warner was in the middle of a War-of-Words between irish Historians Charles O’Conor, John Curry and David Hume. O’Conor and Curry tried in many ways to persuade Hume to change his stance in the Irish Rebellion in his “History of England”. In his essay “David Hume on the 1641 Rebellion in Ireland”, historian David Berman describes of the difficulty to discredit Hume’s account because at that time he already was known as an “unbiased, dispassionate and independent thinker, especially with regard to quarrels between rivaling religions”.
Berman reports that “In a number of published works, and through personal contats, the two friends Charles O’Conor and John Curry, tried David Hume to alter his account of the 1641 rebellion, particularly of the insurrection and massacre of October 1641. They felt Hume’s account was not only inaccurate and biased against the Catholics, but also likely to encourage religious animosity.″