Ireland; a Poem. John Newland MAFFITT.

Ireland; a Poem

Louisville, KY: Prentice and Weissinger, 1839. First Edition. Octavo. Original publisher's plain brown cloth; title blind-stamped on front cover; 79pp. Foxing to endpapers and prelims; boards unevenly worn and faded; still a complete, Good copy retaining the original endpapers.

A sentimental encomium to the Emerald Isle and an early work by Maffitt (probably his first), whose grandson of the same name later achieved notoriety as a Confederate blockade runner during the Civil War, earning himself the sobriquet "Prince of Privateers." A fairly early Louisville imprint, uncommon in the trade though adequately represented in institutional collections.

Price: $250.00

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