Morton, H.V - In Search of Ireland - 1930 1st Edition Illustrated Vintage Travel HB
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Morton, H.V - In Search of Ireland - 1930 1st Edition Illustrated Vintage Travel HBA hardcover first edition, 1930 , Methuen UK, of H.V Morton's account of a tour in Ireland in 1928-9. Illustrated throughout , map of the route he toor ( roughly clockwise from Dublin around the coast.
Lacks original dustjacket, but solid in green cloth, title in gold to spine , shamrock motif in gold to front cover. Internally clean, previous owners pencilled name to ffep.
This book is a collection of witty and heart warming tales from the authors travels around Ireland. It is very clearly written with a huge fondness and is accompanied by picturesque photographs. 'I would like to hope that this book of mine may help, in no matter how small a way, to encourage English people to spend their holidays in Ireland and make friends with its irresistible inhabitants.' Written shortly after the treaty of 1922 which gave the Irish Free State, this book is one that calls for an end to an 'unhappy and regrettable chapter in history'. Contents Include: I Go in Search of Ireland - I See the Book of Kells - The Road Runs Over the Hills to Glendalough and its Churches - I Linger in Horsy Country Towns - I Visit the Trappists of Mount Melleray - Describes the pagan Magic of Kerry - I Come Through a Wild Gorge to the Lakes of Killarney - Describes the 'Treaty Stone' and the Shannon Scheme at Limerick - Tells How the World Ends on the Stone Walls of Connemara - I Go Into the Joyce Country - Describes a Sunset at Mallaranny - I Cross into Northern Ireland
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