Cork and County Cork in the Twentieth Century / Contemporary Biographies. Edited by W. T. Pike.
First and only Edition. [Cork], W.T.Pike & Co. (19, Grand Parade, Brighton), 1911. 4°. 319 pages with hundreds of photographs and including an Index to Biographies and Illustrations. Rebacked Hardcover / Stunning, recent half-leather with gilt lettering on spine and use of the original boards. Fantastic restoration by english master binders. This notoriously scarce publication is now, after the restoration, an excellent addition to the libraries of collectors of local West Cork history. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Includes hundreds of photographs of grand houses in the irish countryside from South Cork to North Cork, from East Cork to West Cork. The stories of the houses are not only accompanied by photographs of now mostly vanished or derelict homes, the images also show the original state of homes which are now restructured etc. The second part of the publication offers an abundance of historical biographies of local irish Nobility (Meade family, O’Callaghan, Browne, Kelly etc.), Gentry and Clergy and general owners of Country Houses etc. [Pike’s New Century Series].