The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland,Anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion; Comprising an Essay on the Originand Uses of the Round Towers of Ireland. Which Obtained the Gold Medaland Prize of the Royal Irish Academy.
Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1845. Hardcover. 4to., 2nd edition, xix,525p., with 256 illustrations from engravings, infine (unsigned) binding: full crushed green morocco, gilt ruled raisedbands bordered by gilt and wide black ruled borders, gilt flora devicesin the panels, gilt titles, with 3 gilt ruled borders and one black ruledborder on the bevelled boards, wide gilt decorated inner dentelles,marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, spine slightly toned, a very good tofine copy attractively bound. (ids) With the invoice from Emerald IsleBooks, 1995, loosely inserted. Petrie may be regarded as the firstscientific investigator of Irish archaeology. He received a gold medalfrom the RIA for his famous Essay on the Round Towers of Ireland, whichis included in this edition. Item #34852