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Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]: Volume One: Cont

Vallancey, Charles / Piers, Sir Henry [Provenance: Abraham Abell (Cork City)].

Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis – Five-Volume-Set with thirteen (13) Numbers (I – XIII) plus “A Vindication of the Ancient History of Ireland” and “Anecdotes of Chess in Ireland”. [See full list of Numbers, Chapters and Illustrations below and detailed images on our website].

Dublin, Thomas Ewing, 1770 – 1790. Octavo (13,5 cm wide x 21,5 cm high). Pagination: Volume I (contains Numbers I, II, III, IV): Frontispiece-Portrait, XIV, [6 unnumbered pages of “Contents”], 636 pages, [2] pages with the contents-page misbound [2], and 24 pages on “The Brehon Laws of Ireland” to the rear of the Volume. Volume I includes three illustrations (including the Large Folding-Map of Meath)/ Volume II (contains Numbers V, VI, VII, VIII, IX): 562 pages and 10 illustrations (including the Large Folding-Plan of the City of Kilkenny) / Volume III (contains Numbers X, XI, XII): LXX, 682 pages with one illustration (being the Large Fold-Out-Map of “Antient Ireland” by William Beauford) and VI Tables on two large sheets in the rear of the Volume (containing Orthography/Names of Numbers in different Languages, Names of Numbers of some of the Indians of America etc. etc. compared to the antient Irish) / Volume IV (contains Number XIII of Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis and “A Vindication of the Ancient History of Ireland” by Charles Vallancey”): LX, 161 pages (being the end of Number XIII), plus Pagination for “The Vindication of the Ancient History of Ireland”: Frontispiece-Map of Europe and Asia, XLVIII, 551 pages, followed by 16 unnumbered pages of an Index for “The Ancient History of Ireland”, followed by X (10) Plates (mainly fold-out plates with numerous illustrations for the “Ancient History of Ireland”, aslo included is a text-illustration “Inscription in the Cave of New Grange (page 212). / Volume V of Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis: 368 pages plus Hardcover / Original 19th century full-leather with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Spine of Volume Three is coming apart. From the library of Cork Antiquarian Abraham Abell, with an inscription and original manuscript letter by his friend and “Brother Antiquarian”, John Bennett, 9 Academy St., 18th September, 1841.

Volume One contains Number I of the Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis:

″A Chorographical Description of the County of West – Meath – Written A.D.1682 by Sir Henry Piers of Tristernaght, Baronet″

This Section on West-Meath, has its own, 5-page Index (Table of Contents) for the description of West Meath, listing Advantages of Draining Bogs, Athlone, Ballimore, Battle of Rochonnell, Brehon Law (called “Bearded Owen’s Law”), Causes why the Irish were not sooner reduced by the English / Connagh worm, Deel River / Degenerate English, their forstering and marriages / Kilkenny-West / Landlords, oppressors / Marriages of the Irish / Swimming of Cattle on the first Sunday in Harvest / Springs running east and west, a proof that this country is seated on the highest ground of Ireland / Wakes described / etc.
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Volume One contains Number II of the Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis:

I.A Letter from Sir John Davis to the Earl of Salisbury
II. Original and first Institution of Corbes, Erenachs and Termon-Lands. By Archbishop Ussher.
III. An Account of two ancient Instruments lately discovered, illustrated by a drawing.

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Volume One contains Number III of the Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis:

″A Critico-Historical Dissertation concerning the Ancient Irish Laws or National Customs, called Gavel-Kind and Thanistry or Senior Government”
Part I – The Natuire and primitive Intent if these Laws
Part II – A short Sketch from the Leabhar na Geeart, or Book of Rights”, of the Subsidies which were furnished by the Provincial Kings of Ireland etc.
The whole intended as an Essay towards furnishing some Lights for future Enquiries into the Origin of the antient Irish Natioin

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Volume One contains Number III of the Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis:

″A Critico-Historical Dissertation concerning the Laws of the ancient Irish – Part II” – containing: “The Tanistic Law of Senior Succession, illustrated in an Historical and Genealogiocal Account of the Kings of Munster” – being “An Essay on the General History of Munster from the beginning of the third century to the year 1541, when Morrogh O Brien surrendered his Title of King of Munster to Henry VIII. and was created Earl of Thomond and Baron of Inchiquin” /

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Illustrations included in Volume I: Three (3) Illustrations in total:

1. Frontispiece – Portrait of Charles Vallancey
2. The large fold-out “Map of the County of West Meath – Divided into Baronies and Parishes with the Principal Roads″
3. The small fold-out-Illustration: “Antiquities turned up by the plough in a field near Tipperary”]

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Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]
Vallancey, Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis [Five Volume - Set]