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The general history of Ireland. Containing, I. A full and impartial account of the first inhabitants of that Kingdom ; with the Lives and Reigns of an hundred and seventy four succeeding Monarchs of the Milesian Race. II. The Original of the Gadelians, their Travels into Spain, and from thence into Ireland. III. Of the frequent Assistance the Irish afforded the Scots against their Enemies the Romans and Britons; particularly their obliging the Britons to make a Ditch from Sea to Sea between England and Scotland. IV. A genuine Description of the Courage and Liberality of the ancient Irish, their severe Laws to preserve their Records and Antiquities, and the Punishments inflicted upon those Antiquaries who presumed to vary from the Truth; with an Account of the Laws and Customs of the Irish, and their Royal Assemblies at Tara, &c. V. A relation of the long and bloody wars of the Irish against the Danes, whose Yoke they at last threw off, and restored Liberty to their Country, which they preserved till the Arrival of Henry II. King of England. Collected by the learned Jeoffry Keating, D. D. Faithfully translated from the original Irish Language; with many curious Amendments taken from the Psalters of Tara and Cashel, and other Authentick Records. Illustrated with above one Hundred and Sixty Coats of Arms of the ancient Irish; with particular Genealogies of many noble Families, curiously Engraven upon Forty-Two Copper Plates, by the best Masters.

Keating, Geoffrey, 1570?-1644?.
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London : printed [by J. Bettenham] for B. Creake, at the Red Bible in Ave-Mary-Lane, near St. Paul's, MDCCXXXII. [1732]

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[8],vi,xxiv,[6],563[i.e.559],[3],12;[2],xv,[1]p.,plates : ill.,port.,map,coats of arms ; 2⁰.


The second edition. With an appendix, collected from .. Anthony Raymond ..

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ESTC T122584



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