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Author Name:    MacCARTHY, Mary

Title:   Fighting Fitzgerald and Other Papers. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Martin Secker, London, 1930, 

Seller ID:   104694

MacCARTHY, Mary. Fighting Fitzgerald and Other Papers. London : Martin Secker, 1930. First Edition. Pp (18),19-230,(2), frontispiece + 5 plates. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine. "A new volume of biographical sketchesby the author of "A Nineteenth Century Childhood." The subjects are Lord H ervey, George II's Vice-Chamberlain and Pope's enemy ; the eccentric and magnificent Bishop of Derry who was also fourth Earl of Brisyol; George Robert Fitzgerald, of Turlough, of whom, says the author, she is the first "to collect a little cairn of scattered bones before reconstructing skeleton "; and "Humanity" Martin, M.P. for Galway, and founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Between all four of the characters there is a genealogical link, and the background to three of the studies is eighteenth century Ireland." (from the dj). Contents : I. Pope's "Sporus": John,Lord Hervey, 1696-1743. II. The Earl-Bishop: Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derby, 1730-1803. III. Fighting Fitzgerald: George Robe rt Fitzgerald, 1748-1786. IV. "Humanity" Martin: Richard Martin of Ballinahinch, Connemara, 1754-1843. A very good copy in a spine-browned dustjacket (with spine ends and corners chipped). 95.00


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