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Lot 533/0214

SOLD Hammer price: €380, Estimate: €400-600

The Bilingual Prayer Book

Gaelic Script:
The Book of Common Prayer – Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn, 8vo L. (E. Everingham) n.d. [1712]. Sole Edn., ‘Element of the Irish Language’ at end 3pp. (1 leaf in facsimile), some cont. & later pen marks, a few damp stains, cont. calf, rebacked. Scarce.
* An important work issued at the time of John Richardson’s proposal to instruct divinity students in the Irish language, in order that they might be better equipped to convert the large Catholic mass of people to Protestantism. (1)

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