CARLETON, William (1794-1869). Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry ... Seventh Edition, London: William Tegg, 1867. 2 volumes, 8° (210 x 135mm). Half titles, frontispieces, plates and illustrations by Gilbert, "Phiz" and others. Finely-bound in later green half morocco gilt by Bayntun, spines gilt in compartments, gilt edges (spines faded). Provenance: Archibald Philip, Earl of Rosebery (armorial bookplate).
With 16 other works of fiction or travel, mainly of Irish interest, in 33 volumes, including Lady Morgan's Florence Macarthy: an Irish Tale (London, 1818, 4 vols., contemporary half calf), Jane Taylor's The Authoress (London, 1819, contemporary half calf), Mrs S. C. Hall's The Whiteboy; a Story of Ireland in 1822 (London, 1845, 2 vols., contemporary half calf), Charles Lever's Arthur O'Leary (London, 1844, 3 vols., original cloth), the same author's The Knight of Gwynne (London, 1858, 2 vols., original cloth), the same author's Cornelius O'Dowd (London, 1864-5, first-third series in 3 vols., original cloth) and G. L. Tottenham's Terence McGowan, the Irish Tenant (London, 1870, 2 vols., original cloth), all FIRST EDITIONS. (35)