171 The Great Book of Irish Genealogies - Five volumes. Dublin: De Búrca - 2003-4

The Great Book of Irish Genealogies - Edited, with translation and indices by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. List of subscribers. Five volumes. Dublin: De Búrca, 2003/4. Quarto. Full buckram gilt. Over 3,600 pages. Leabhar na nGenealach ("Book of Genealogies") is a massive genealogical collection written mainly in the years 1649 to 1650, at the college-house of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway, by Dubhaltach MacFhirbhisigh. He continued to add material until at least 1666, five years before he was murdered in 1671. The work has long been recognised as the most important source for the study of Irish family history, and it is also of great importance to historians of pre-17th century Ireland since it details the ancestry of many significant figures in Irish history. The original 17th century manuscript was bequeathed to University College Dublin (UCD), by Dublin solicitor Arthur Cox in 1929. It was reprinted, and published in a five volume edition in Dublin in 2004 as The Great Book of Irish Genealogies.The condition is very good and the books would appear never used and original slip case. Please note this is a very heavy collection and shipping will be expensive.

Height 11.75" (29.5cm) Depth 9" (23cm) Width 15.5" (39.5cm)  €575