Samuel Whyte. The Shamrock: or, Hibernian Cresses. Dublin: R. Marchbank, 1772. First edition of this book on Irish education, briefly inscribed by the author. From the Collection of Judith Adelman.

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    Inscribed by Whyte on page iv: 'More than Half the Verse, all the Notes and Crose Cart [?] were/contributed by the Editor S. W." Quarto. Approximately 9.75 x 7.25 inches. 512 [actually [xviii]], [14, Subscriber's Names], [516] pages. Contemporary half brown morocco over boards, burgundy gilt morocco lettering label, five raised bands. Spine label mostly missing, binding worn with some loss of leather and paper over boards, front board creased, front and rear blanks excised, errata leaf missing, the upper margin of the title-page excised (no apparent loss of text), some pages creased, some foxing or thumbsoiling in text. Fair. From the Collection of Judith Adelman

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