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CARLYLE, Thomas.
Reminiscences of My Irish Journey in 1849.

Description:
pp. vii, (i), 263, (i), 32 Catalogue. Original cloth, hinges weak, spine ends bruised, a few early corners turned over.

*Carlyle, who died in 1881, had left many notes relating to his journey but did not complete a publishable book. The above account was edited from 'fragmentary notes' by J. A. Froude. It relates to Carlyle's wanderings throughout Ireland in July 1849, more or less at the end of the Great Famine which had begun in 1845. In his journal for November 1849, Carlyle wrote - 'Went to Ireland ...... Ugly spectacle: sad health: Sad humour: a thing unjoyful to look back upon. The whole country figures in my mind like a ragged coat; one huge beggar's gaberdine, not patched or patchable any longer: far from a joyful or beautiful spectacle.'

Samson Low a.o. London.

Date Published: 1882. First edition.

Stock No. 63268

Price: 95.00

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