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[Luckombe, The Compleat Irish Traveller, containing A general Description of the

[Luckombe, Philip / Smith, Charles].

The Compleat Irish Traveller, containing A general Description of the most Noted Cities, Towns, Seats, Buildings, Loughs &c. in the Kingdom of Ireland, Interspersed with Observations on the Manners, Customs, Antiquities, Curiosities and Natural History of that Country. With Elegant Copper Plates. [With 20 original Plates after Charles Smith, including engraved titlepage and Frontispiece: Maps, City and Town views and the very rare plan of the “Grand Canal from Dublin to the River Shannon” / Copper engravings of Cork, Lismore Castle, Kinsale Harbour and Town etc. [see large amount of images and detailed list of all the illustrations present at the end of this description].

Original First Edition. Volume One [of Two] / [But with more plates than called for]. London, Printed for the Proprietors and Sold by the Booksellers (price 14s. Bound), 1788. Octavo (13.5 cm x 21 cm). Pagination: Volume I: Frontispiece, engraved Titlepage, 189 pages with 18 plates [The last page of text was missing but was added in manuscript handwriting]. The eighteen (18) plates include eight (8) beautifully engraved large folding views of Waterford, Dungarvan, Youghal, Cork, Kinsale & Lismore and large folding maps of Waterford & Cork, evidently printed from the original plates of Charles Smith’s Histories of Waterford and of Cork (1746, 1774). Printed by Charles Smith and Anthony Chearnley, engraved by Giles King, S. Wheatley & Thomas Chambers. 19th century Hardcover / Dark green half – leather. The binding is in excellent condition. The interior bookblock and the plates are in very good and very clean condition. Only six (6) leaves with central brown stain, map of Waterford with paper repairs to blank verso, otherwise remarkably clean and tight. A work of utmost rarity. Extremely scarce with the usually missing, allegorical Frontispiece and ″ Plan of Dublin Grand Canal”. Only 4 copies have appeared at auction in the last 30 years, and this copy of Vol I has more plates than all but one of the 2-volume sets listed by ABPC. Collates as Vol I of the same edition in Trinity College Dublin, which also has the plates from Smith’s Histories. The second volume was shorter, only 74 pp. and up to 6 plates (cf. ESTC T85086 which like our copy, is only Vol I, but T85086 has only 7 single and 3 double page plates so 8 less than our copy and the Trinity College Dublin copy).

Plates included in this work:

1. Frontispiece: “The Proprietor of the Irish Traveller presenting a Copy of that Work into the hand of Futurity to be preserved from the devastation of Time″
2. Engraved titlepage with irish roundtower and ruin
3. A View of the Lighthouse in Dublin Harbour
4. View of Ringsend and Irishtown from Belmont near Miltown
5. The Monument of Arthur Smith, D.D. late Archbishop of Dublin
6. Clark’s Skeleton (Foldout Plate)
7. Powerscourt Waterfall (Foldout Plate)
8. Waterford City (Very Large Foldout Plate 21 cm x 63 cm)
Titled: ‘To the Gentlemen of the Common Council of the City of Waterford this N. E. Prospect of that City is humbly presented by their most obedient humble servant Ch. Smith’
9. A New and Correct Map of the County of Waterford by C. Smith (53 cm x 39.5 cm)
10. Round Tower at Kildare
11. Abbey of Saint John in Kilkenny
12. Dungarvan (Large Foldout Plate 21 cm x 63 cm)
Titled: ‘To his Excellency Henry Boyle Esq., one of the Lords Justices of Ireland and Speaker of the Honorable House of Commons this N. E. Prospect of the Town of Dungarvan is Inscribed by his most obedient humble servant Ch. Smith’ /
13. Youghal (Large Foldout Plate 21 cm x 63 cm)
Titled: ‘To the Right Honorable James Tynte, one of his Majesty’s most Honorable Privy Council & Representative in Parliament for this Town. This East Prospect of Youghal is Presented by his most obedient, humble servant, Ch. Smith’ /
14. Cork City View ( Large Foldout Plate 21 cm x 65 cm )
Titled: ‘To the Right worshipful the Mayor, Sheriff’s and Common Council of the City of Cork, this View of that City from the North is Inscribed by thei most devoted humble servant, Ch. Smith’ /
15. The Exchange
16. A New Plan of the City of Cork (55 cm x 43 cm)
With the Parishes of St. Finbarr, Christ Church, St. Peter’s, St. Mary – Shandon, St. Anne’s, St. Paul’s /
17. Rock of Cashel /
18. Kinsale and Kinsale Harbour (Large Plan / Foldout Plate 21 cm x 56 cm)
Titled: “To the Right Honourable Gerald de Courcey, Lord Baron of Kinsale, Courceys & Ringroan…
This Prospect of Kinsale, Taken from ye Old Fort, is inscribed by his most obliged Humble Serv. Ch. Smith″
19. Lismore Castle and surroundings (Large Plan / Foldout Plate 21 cm x 61 cm)
Titled: “To the Right Honourable Richard Boyle of Cork & Burlington and Lord High Treasurer of Ireland this
North Prospect of his Lordship’s Seat of Lismore is most humbly Dedicated by his Lordship’s Devoted Humble Servant Ch.Smith″
20. Plan with “The Course of the Grand Canal from Dublin to the River Shannon″

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Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller
Philip Luckombe and Charles Smith - The Compleat Irish Traveller