London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. xvii, 654pp. Publisher's green T-grain cloth, gilt spine title Top edge gilt. Frontispiece from the binding of a Book of gospels. Index.
A wonderful authoritative treatise covering the history from foreign sources, Druidism, early missionaries (Patrick, Brigit, etc.), the use of letters, Columcille, the Danish period, classic Irish poets. The author later became the first President of Ireland.
Cloth a little spotted and there is some light soil but this is a very good copy of a scarce work. Very good. Item #19950