Macariæ Excidium, or the Destruction of Cyprus; being a secret history of the war of the revolution in Ireland.


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Hardcover, wine red elaborately blind-stamped publisher’s cloth. Original pale yellow end-papers. {5}, xix, 546 pages, with 29 page addendum at rear entitled Irish Archaeological Society. Index, facsimile of original title-page (1692), and a genealogy of O’Kelly on p. 505 of the Appendix. First edition. Edited from four English copies and a Latin MS., with notes and a memoir of the author and his descendants, by John Cornelius O’Callaghan. Text in English with quotations and references in French and Latin. Published by subscription for members of the Irish Archaeological Society, this copy being printed for the Rev. Edward Cupples. No previous ownership marks. Staining to rear cover, bleeding onto spine, which has faded to light brown. not affecting gilt lettering. A tight, sound and otherwise unmarked copy. Hinges strong, wide margined pages free of underlining, marginalia or foxing. A nice copy of a very scarce title in the original printing. Very good. Large heavy book, Priority and International orders will require additional postage, calculated as close to actual cost as possible.

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Weight 3.56 lbs
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O'Kelly, Colonel Charles [author]; O'Callaghan, John Cornelius [editor]


The Irish Archaeological Society

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Dublin, Ireland


4to – over 9¾ – 12" tall

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