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Smith, The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork. Containing

Smith, Charles. The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork. Containing a Natural, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Historical and Topographical description thereof. Limited Edition Reprint of the original (Cork, John Connor, 1815). Two volumes (complete set). Cork, The Fercor Press, 1973. Octavo. Volume I: VII, (10), 428 pages. Volume II: VIII, 433, (6) pages. With all plates and maps included as reproductions. Original Hardcover. Extremely rare, limited reproduction of this important publication with all plates and maps present. This is one of only 400 copies printed. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Volume I - Book I: Containing the ancient Names of the Territories and Inhabitants with the Civil and Ecclesiastical Division thereof - Chapter I - Of the ancient names of the Territories and Inhabitants of this County, together with those of the present and middle Age / Chapter II - Of the Ecclesiastical State of this County / Chapter III - An account of the foundation of the Collegiate Church of Youghal - with the particulars of a remarkable dispute between the Earls of Stratford and Cork, relating to this Foundation / Chapter IV - Of the Bounds, Extent, Length and Breadth of this County with its Latitude and Longitude / Book II: Containing the Topography of the County and City of Cork / Chapter I - A Topographical Description of the Towns, Villages, Churches, Seats &c. in the Baronies of Imokilly and Kilnatalloon with the Town of Youghal / Chapter II - Containing a Description of the Baronies of Barrymore, Barrets and Muskery / Chapter III - A Description of the Barony of Kinalea and Kerrycurihy, the towns of Kinsale and Bandon with the adjacent Baronies of Courcies, Ibawne and Barriroe (Barryroe) and the Cantred of Kilbritton (Kilbritain) / Chapter IV - The Barony of Carbery / The Barony of Bear (Beara) and Bantry / Chapter VI - The Topography of the Barony of Duhallow, with that of Orrery and Kilmore / Chapter VII - The Topography of the Town and Liberties of Mallow with the Baronies of Fermoy and Condons / Chapter VIII - A Topographical Description of the Liberties of the City of Cork / Chapter IX - The present State of the City of Cork, its ancient and modern Names, Situation, Extent, Churches, Hospitals, Abbeys, public Buildings, Schools and other Foundations, Government, Officers, Courts, Franchises and Privileges, Companies, Militia, Arms etc. / Volume II: Book III - Containing the Civil History of the County - Chapter I - A n Account of some particulars which are recorded to have happened in this County, before the arrival of the English / Chapter II - A series of annals from the arrival of the English in Ireland to the death of King Henry VIII. / Chapter III - Containing the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, which includes the several Rebellions of the Earl of Desmond and the defeat of the Spaniards at Kinsale / Chapter IV - Including the reign of King James I. and part of King Charles I. to the breaking out of the rebellion in 1641 / Chapter V - From the breaking out of the Irish Rebellion to the restoration of King Charles II. / Chapter VI - From the restoration of King Charles II. to the death of that Prince / From the Death of King Charles II. to the present time (1815) / Book IV - Containing the Natural History of the County - Chapter I - Useful hints for erecting several arts and manufactures in this County either neglected or ill prosecuted therein / Chapter II - The rise and progress of the Rivers in this County / Chapter III - Of the Medicinal Waters hitherto discovered in this County with an Analysis of them / Chapter IV - A new Hydrographical Description of the Harbours, Creeks, Bays, Roads, Islands, Points and Head-Lands on the Coasts of this County with other Matters relative thereto / Chapter V - Of the Fish and Fisheries on the Coasts of this County / Chapter VI - A Catalogue of the Birds observed in this County / Chapter VII - Of rare and useful Plants found growing in this County (With extensive footnotes) - Class I - (1) Abies mas, Theophrasti - The common Fir or Pitch -tree. They grow wild inthe rocky mountains which divide this county from Kerry - (2) Arbutus folio serrato, (3)Comarus Theoph. sive Unedo. The Arbutus of Strawberry - tree , Adianthum nigrum - Common Black Maiden-hair or Oak-Fern etc. etc. etc. up to (29) Taxus Ger. & Park. The Yew-tree. It grows spontaneously in several parts of Carbery and other places. There is one growing on the side of a rocky hill a mile north of Dunmanway, where there is scarce any earth to support it.... / Class II - Plants newly discovered to be natives of Ireland / Class III - More common Plants, remarkable for thei uses / Chapter VIII. Of the most remarkable Fossils discovered in this County / Chapter IX - An account of some Phoenomena observed in the air and of the effects produced by Lightning in this County with some general observations on the weather / Chapter X. Of some ancient Monuments of the old Irish and Danes, observed in this County / Chapter XI. Of remarkable Persons born in this County / With an extensive Index with Names and Places /

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Smith, The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork.

Smith, The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork.

Smith, The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork.
Smith, The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork.
Smith, The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork.

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