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Daniel O’Connell Collection

Collection of important works by and on Daniel O’Connell

[O'Connell, Ireland and Its Rulers since 1829.

7. [O’Connell, Daniel] / [Madden, Daniel Owen / Maddyn, Daniel Owen (1815 – 1859)] / [Molyneux, Charles B.].

Ireland and Its Rulers since 1829.

Three Volumes (complete set). London, T.C.Newby, 1844 – 1845. Octavo. Volume I (Third Edition, 1845): 294, [2] pages / Volume II (Second Edition, 1844): 223 pages / Volume III (First Edition, 1844): 339 pages. Hardcover / Original publihsher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine. All three Volumes in protective Mylar. Rare in this uniform publisher’s binding, with all endpapers and pastedown’s intact. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Charles B. Molyneux, with his name to the endpaper of each Volume. Very rare and important publication by the Mallow – born Daniel Owen Madden and an important source on legal disputes between Daniel O’Connell and fellow Lawyers in the Munster Circuit, mentioning Daniel O’Connell’s early Career and personal traits: “He went [to] the Munster Circuit, which, in those days, was thronged by men of great professional ability. But O’Connell ranked first amongst the first….Caution in conducting a case was his most prominent characteristic….He affected to be careless, but a more wary advocate never stood in a Court of Justice. Perhaps no great advocate ever had the same relish for the legal profession. O’Connell hunted down a cause with the gusto of a Kerry Foxhunter in pursuit of Reynard. He keenly enjoyed baffling the Crown Counsel and bullying the witnesses against some trembling culprit in the dock. In those times Counsel for prisoners were not allowed to address the jury, but O’Connell had a great art of putting illegal questions to a witness and in arguing for their legality, made “aside” short interjectional speeches to the jury”.

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