Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry (2 Volumes)


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    Tenth Edition.

    22cm x 14cm. xxiv, 427, [vi], 430 pages, 2 volumes, black and white illustrations. Half green leather, 5 false raised bands, red and brown spine labels, gilt lettering, gilt and decorative blind rolls, all edges sprinkled red and blue.

    William Carleton (1794-1869) was an Irish writer and novelist, best known for the many editions of his Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry. In this edition of 20 of the stories, while wishing to rehabilitate the reputation of the Irish and their culture, he manages to perpetuate the stereotypical Irishman.

    Leather rubbed. Foxing to endpapers. Top edges soiled. Minor foxing and tanning. 1cm split at tail of upper joint of volume 2. Booksellers label, W. Maddock, Sydney. Good Condition.

    $120.00 AUD

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