Paris: Robert de Ninville, 1666.
First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Item #046908
Full contemporary vellum, old stamp and name to title, scattered very minor foxing - a nice clean copy of the first and only edition of the French translation of Boate's natural history of Ireland. (8),334, (4)pp
Published in 1652, it is cited as the first work in English on regional natural history. It was written primarily as an attempt to restore man's (Protestant man's) dominion over the earth and encourage settlement in Ireland - it praises the land and reproves the Catholic population for their indolence. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Inventory No: 046908.