Glossy-covered softcover book - near fine condition with fading along the spine. The life and ancestry of Abraham Abell, a prominent 19th century Corkonian bibliophile and collector. The text is supplemented with numerous black-and-white illustrations. 8" by 5.5", 102 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Abraham Abell M. R. I. A. Corkman ...
Publisher: Red Barn Publishing
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Cork, Red Barn Publishing., 1999. 14 x 21cm. 102 pages. Original softcover. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Inscribed by pre-owner on title page. A very rare publication! Abraham Abell (April 11, 1789 – 1851) was born in Cork, Ireland, into a Quaker family of eleven children. His family had long standing in business. He also was successful in business and noted for his charity. He served as treasurer of the Cork Dispensary and Humane Society. He had a great interest in archaeology and did a study of the Irish Round Tower. He was responsible for the first collection of Ogham stone inscriptions and his collection is now on public display at University College Cork. [Wikipedia] This biography includes for example the following chapters: Abell's Ancestry / Abell: Bibliophile and Collector / The Phrenological Cause / The Cuvierian Society / Electrical and Magnetic Researches / Abell the Ogham Collector / An Excursion to Bantry and Castletownbere / Round Towers and Other Adventures / Abraham Abell's Library. Seller Inventory # 90780AB