1862 THE DIOCESE OF MEATH, IRELAND History & Genealogy COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET
The Diocese of Meath, Ancient and Modern, by Rev. Anthony Cogan. DUBLIN: John F. Fowler and J. Dollard, 1862 - 1870. First Editions. COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET. Hardcovers, Volumes I & II in their original cloth covered boards with gilt printing to the spines, Volume III professionally rebound in cloth covered boards with a gilt title label on the spine, 5x7.5 inches (12x19 cm). Pagination: lvi, 427; xv, 560; xxiii, 681, respectively. Reverend Father Anthony Cogan was a priest and scholar of the Diocese of Meath, Ireland. His three volume diocesan history made use of the incredible Meath archives, including many manuscripts from the early 17th century. Unfortunately, MUCH of the ARCHIVAL MATERIAL used in the work WAS DESTROYED in the MEATH PUBLIC RECORDS FIRE of 1922. Condition: VOLUME I is in GOOD condition, the covers show some rubbing and the gilt lettering on the spine has faded
away, but the covers remain sturdy and attractive; internally there is the stamp of ST. TERESA'S COLLEGE / GEORGE'S HILL / DUBLIN on the front free endpaper, and a label that reads: LORETTO HOUSE, NAVAN, on the front pastedown;
there is a number written on the front free endpaper; there is a spot or two here and there; overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. VOLUME II is in FAIR condition, the spine covering is worn and weary, it has been amateurishly glued tight to the spine text block causing it to be flat rather than curved at the spine; the spine covering is also creased and is fraying at its ends; the front and rear boards are rubbed but solid and doing their job well; internally, the front and rear free endpapers are lacking but the pastedowns are present; the front and rear inner hinges are fully split, exposing the inner netting, but are holding; the inner text pages are complete and are in good condition, some edgewear here and there, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. VOLUME III is in VERY GOOD condition, its professional rebinding is bright and sharp, inner pages have some light foxing here and there, a blank endpaper has a few small numbers written at the upper corner, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. This COMPLETE, FIRST EDITION, THREE VOLUME SET is historically important, especially after the destructive fire of 1922. It is quite hard to find in its complete state. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This three volume set will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.