Historic Memoirs of Ireland; comprising Secret Records of the National Convention, the Rebellion, and the Union; with Delineations of the Principal Characters connected with these transactions. Sir Jonah BARRINGTON, c.

Historic Memoirs of Ireland; comprising Secret Records of the National Convention, the Rebellion, and the Union; with Delineations of the Principal Characters connected with these transactions.

London: Henry Colburn, 1835. NEW EDITON. In two volumes. Large Quarto, pp.[2] xlii, 358 [2]; pp.[4] x, 464 [2]. With 38 copper engraved portraits, including a frontispiece of Barrington to vol. I, and two plates preceeding the title page in vol. II. Also with three facsimile letters and an index. In later navy half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to brown labels on spines, and marbled paper-covered boards. Heavy browning/spotting to pp.1/2 of vol. II. Spines sunned, with original tan colour showing through the blue. Very good overall. First issued in parts as 'Historic Anecdotes and Secret Memoirs of the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland' between 1809 and 1815, the second expanded edition was finally published in 1833, completing a work some thought had been suppressed by the British Government. A Judge and Member of the Irish Parliament, Barrington was notably opposed to the Union with Great Britain enacted in 1800. Having moved first to England, and then to France to escape creditors and legal action, Barrington was eventually stripped of his office by Parliament in 1830, and remains the only Judge to be so dismissed since the Act of Union. Item #47674

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