POPULAR TALES OF IRISH LIFE AND CHARACTER. Illustrated by Maclise,…

POPULAR TALES OF IRISH LIFE AND CHARACTER. Illustrated by Maclise, Franklin, Brooke, Herbert, Harvey, Nicholl, Weigall and others by HALL, S.C., Mrs (Anna Maria Hall, 1800-81) < >

POPULAR TALES OF IRISH LIFE AND CHARACTER. Illustrated by Maclise, Franklin, Brooke, Herbert, Harvey, Nicholl, Weigall and others

Glasgow / London: Thomas D. Morison / Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, no date. Ca. 1890? reprint of stories published in 1829 and 1831. Thick octavo, green cloth, sides ruled in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. pp 355 + 22 plates (appears to be complete). Text paper tanned, as always, page edges browned; pencil ownership inscription at front; a little leaned; rear cover lightly damp spotted and consequently a bit splayed; partial split to rear joint neatly repaired; short tear to front free endpaper; VG copy otherwise of this bulky and cheaply made book. Laid in is the clipped closing of a letter, a few lines, signed "A.M. Hall". " Mrs. Hall's sketches of her native land bear a closer resemblance to the tales of Miss Mitford than to the Irish stories of Banim or Griffin. They contain fine rural descriptions, and are animated by a healthy tone of moral feeling and a vein of delicate humour. Her books were never popular in Ireland, as she saw in each party much to praise and much to blame, so that she failed to please either the Orangemen or the Roman Catholics." - Wikipedia, via DNB. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Signed by Author

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