The Orrery Papers. 2 volumes.

ORRERY, John, Earl of.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Duckworth
Date Published: 1903

Description: Edited by the Countess of Cork and Orrery. Color frontispiece, extra-illustrated with numerous engraved plates throughout. Thick 8vo, 3/4 brown morocco, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, a.e.g., tissue guards; (previous owner's bookplate on flyleaf). London: Duckworth, 1903. Near Fine.

Comments: Richard Boyle, the 1st earl of Cork, first went to Ireland in 1588 and in 1602 purchased Sir Walter Raleigh's large landholdings in Cork, Waterford, and Tipperary. His energy and success in improving the lands, building mills, establishing ironworks and other industries, founding towns, and creating trade were remarkable and won him rapid advancement. Created earl of Cork in 1620, he was appointed one of the lord justices of Ireland and in 1631 became lord high treasurer of the kingdom. [from Bartleby's]

Binding: hardcover
Condition: near fine
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 121188

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