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WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE OR COMPENDIUM OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE CONTAINING THE GREATEST VARIETY OF THE MOST CURIOUS AND USEFUL SUBJECTS IN EVERY BRANCH OF POLITE LITERATURE by [ Periodical - Irish] - 1788 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT52469)

WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE OR COMPENDIUM OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE CONTAINING THE GREATEST VARIETY OF THE MOST CURIOUS AND USEFUL SUBJECTS IN EVERY BRANCH OF POLITE LITERATURE

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WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE OR COMPENDIUM OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE CONTAINING THE GREATEST VARIETY OF THE MOST CURIOUS AND USEFUL SUBJECTS IN EVERY BRANCH OF POLITE LITERATURE

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Dublin: Printed by Thomas Walker at Cicero's Head, 1788. 720,[8]pp. plus engraved title and seventy- five engraved plates (including frontis), some folding. Large, thick octavo. Contemporary calf. Bound without wrappers. Year written in ink in an early hand on lower edge, otherwise an excellent copy. The complete volume for the year, comprised of twelve numbers plus the annual appendix. This important Irish monthly was founded in 1771 by James Potts, and Walker assumed control beginning with the March 1774 issue. Publication ceased briefly in April 1785, but resumed again under the new title, WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE, and continued until 1811, the later years under the auspices of Thomas Walker's son, Joseph. During its long run in its different incarnations, THE HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE filled the role of a general Dublin periodical in its coverage of news and politics from Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America, commented on the theatre and new publications, published original poetry and prose, and included marriage, death and business notices. The illustrative material included both serious and satirical subjects, music, and such utilitarian items as patterns for sewing or weaving. Laid in is an a.l.s., "29/7/85," possibly Kingstown, from a collector or bookseller named P. Traymor, to one Geo. Kavanagh, 2pp. on folded octavo lettersheet, extolling the virtues of his set as "the most complete in existence." As one might expect, locations of runs/volumes/individual issues in OCLC and ESTC are spotty, and the reported holdings often imperfect. CRANE AND KAYE 301. ESTC P2405 & P2407. NCBEL II:1379.

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Title
WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE OR COMPENDIUM OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE CONTAINING THE GREATEST VARIETY OF THE MOST CURIOUS AND USEFUL SUBJECTS IN EVERY BRANCH OF POLITE LITERATURE
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[ Periodical - Irish]
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Printed by Thomas Walker at Cicero's Head
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Dublin
Date published
1788
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Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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