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Mason, William Monck, 1775–1859

The history and antiquities of the collegiate and cathedral church of St. Patrick, near Dublin : from its foundation in 1190, to the year 1819 : comprising a topographical account of the lands and parishes appropriated to the community of the cathedral, and to its members : and biographical memoirs of its deans / collected, chiefly, from sources of original record, by William Monck Mason.

Dublin : Printed for the author, by W. Folds, Strand-Street, 1820.
Physical Description:
[10], 478, xcii p., [5] leaves of plates : ill., plates, port. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA995.D9 M37 1820+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Engravings by William Radclyffe, Richard Roffe, Samuel Lacey, Barak Longmate, Edward Scriven, and William Findlay; after P. Byrne, Copley Fielding, William Grattan, and Francis Bindon.
First published in 1819. Intended as the first part of a larger work to be titled: Hibernia antiqua et hodierna: being a topographical account of Ireland, and a history of all the establishments in that kingdom, ecclesiastical, civil, and monastick, drawn chiefly from sources of original record. Cf. DNB
Life of Dean Swift: p. 225-444.
Includes bibliographical references.
BAC: British Art Center copy includes three of the original drawings that were engraved in the present work, all executed in sepia wash over graphite. These comprise: [1] St. Patrick's Cathedral (frontispiece)--unsigned (the corresponding engraving is signed "Drawn by F. Byrne"); [2] Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, Dublin, view from the east (opposite p. [1])--signed: Mackenzie del. from sk. by Pat. Byrne; [3] Monument for Richard, First Earl of Cork &c., (appendices p. lii)--signed: W. Grattan Junr.
Subject Terms:
Deans, Cathedral and collegiate -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Biography.
Dublin (Ireland) -- Church history.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1820.
Folds, W. -- Printer.
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Dublin, Ireland) -- History.
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
Findlay, William, engraver.
Lacey, Samuel, active 1818-1857, engraver.
Longmate, Barak, 1768-1836, engraver.
Radclyffe, William, 1780-1855, engraver.
Roffe, Richard, engraver.
Scriven, Edward, 1775-1841, engraver.
Bindon, Francis, approximately 1690-1765, ill.
Byrne, Patrick, 1783-1864, ill.
Fielding, Copley, 1787-1855, ill.
Grattan, William, active 1809-1821, ill.

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