Dublin: Thomas Ewing (& others), 1770-1784. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Item #16301
4 volumes. 8vo. Numbers 1-13, complete (but see below). Profusely illustrated with 18 engraved plates (13 folding), 3 folding maps (1 quite large, of ancient Ireland), and 8 engraved tables. Contemporary calf spines, marbled paper boards, spines in six compartments, gilt rules, red leather lettering pieces, gilt. Volumes 1-3 are of uniform height (8-1/4'); Vol. 4 is taller at 9' and is uncut. Bindings are well worn; interiors near fine. THe contemporary ownership signature of Sir William Forbes is in all 4 volumes. Our set is complete for the first 13 issues of the Collectanea, published between 1770 and 1784. Not present are the numbers published later: Vol. 4, No. 14, published in 1786; Vol. 5, published in 1790, and Vol. 6, published in 1804. Our set begins with Vol. 1, Part 1: 'A Chorographical Description of the County of West-Meath, Written A.D. 1682 by Sir Henry Piers.' It concludes with Vol. 4, No. 13. Rare. ESTC T145230.