London: George Bell and Sons, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #18279
52 full page plates. Nicely bound in half green morocco, gilt spine titles. green, green cloth sides. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings in text. Towers, forts, monasteries, crosses, and more. Two color map of Ireland. Chapter initial letters based on the Book of Kells. Light toning to the text block, the last plate with a repaired closed marginal tear (no loss) else this is a fine copy. Scarce.