First edition, 4to, 35, pp., with half-title, slightly browned and spotted, orig. boards, a fine copy. An extremely rare and early Irish provincial Country House Library Catalogue. Mount Congreve House was built in about 1760 by the local architect John Roberts, who subsequently designed and built most of the 18th-century public buildings in Waterford, including both cathedrals. His client was John Congreve of Waterford, whose father the first Ambrose Congreve had played a prominent part in the development of the city until his early death in 1741. Ambrose Congreve had been a successful merchant, banker, politician and land developer, and his son was following the trend for a successful businessman to acquire a country estate when he bought a tract of land a few miles outside the city from the Christmas family of Whitfield. Here he built, on a spectacular site overlooking the River Suir, what became Mount Congreve (the original Irish name, Bruachaille, means "the edge of a cliff"). The Congreves were in constant residence and the estate passed in direct descent from father to son until the recent death of the late Mr Ambrose Congreve in 2011 when the estate was left in trust to the Irish State (Mount Congreve House website). Not listed on Copac; OCLC locates a single copy at the National Library of Ireland. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Catalogue of the Library of John Ussher ...
Editorial: Waterford: Printed by John Bull
Año de publicación: 1827
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