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Wright, Thomas, 1711–1786

Louthiana, or, An introduction to the antiquities of Ireland : in upwards of ninety views and plans : representing, with proper explanation, the principal ruins, curiosities, and antient dwellings, in the County of Louth : divided into three books / taken upon the spot by Thomas Wright, author of The physical and mathematical elements of astronomy, &c. ; engraved by Paul Fourdrinier.

Additional Title(s):


Introduction to the antiquities of Ireland

The second edition, revised and corrected, with some few additions by the author.
London : Printed for Thomas Payne; and sold by Mess. Ewing, Dublin, MDCCLVIII [1758]
Physical Description:
3 pt. in 1 v. : ill., maps, plans ; 30 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA990.L89 W75 1758+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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The collective title page is printed in red and black. In three parts, each with a separate title page, pagination and, for part 3, register, and with separately numbered plates.
English short title catalogue, T145624
Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara 4126
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt-tooled calf. Bookplate: Earl of Donegall. Stamp in brown ink on verso of title page: Museum Britannicum.
Subject Terms:
Architecture, Domestic -- Ireland -- Louth -- Early works to 1800.
British Museum -- Stamp.
Donegall, Earl of -- Bookplate.
Druids and Druidism -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1758.
Ireland -- Antiquities -- Early works to 1800.
Louth (Ireland : County) -- Antiquities -- Early works to 1800.
Payne, Thomas -- Publisher.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Fourdrinier, P., fl. 1720-1760, engraver.
Payne, Thomas, 1719-1799, publisher.

  • Book 1. Views and plans of the most remarkable bodes, forts and mounts in the county of Louth with an account of their origin as attributed to natives or foreign colonies
  • Book 2. Plans and views of the principal castles, keeps, and towers in the county of Louth formerly the habitations of the nobility and gentry
  • Book 3. A collection of the most remarkable remains of the works of the Danes and Druids in the county of Louth.

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