A History of the Penal Laws Against the Irish Catholics, from the...
The Legal Persecution of Irish Catholics Parnell, Henry [1776-1842]. A History of the Penal Laws Against the Irish Catholics, from the Treaty of Limerick to the Union. Dublin: Printed by H. Fitzpatrick, 1808. [ii], 226, xxii pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/4"). Original publisher boards with recent paper rebacking with printed paper spine label, untrimmed edges. Some rubbing and staining to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to heads of preliminaries and pp. 1- 8, light soiling to title page. $500. * First Dublin edition, published the same year as the first London edition. Sir Henry Parnell, later Lord Congleton, was an Anglo-Irish parliamentarian and treasury official sympathetic to the plight of Irish Catholics. Enhanced by its extensive quotation of source records, this book traces the history of laws against "religious non-conformists" between 1689 and 1801. Though certainly partisan, it is valuable for Parnell's perspective and first-hand knowledge of several crucial events of the 1780s and 1790s. Later editions were published in 1822, 1825 and 1827. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 19: 487.
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