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Craig, Dublin 1660-1860. Craig, Maurice. Dublin 1660-1860. Dublin, Allen Figgis Ltd., 1980. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. XXI, 361 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Back-cover slightly dirty. Inscription by preowner.

Includes for example the following chapters: The Duke Returns / An Era of Expansion / The Municipality’s Part / Alarms and Excursions / Church and State / The Intellectuals / Art and Industry / Burgh and the Gardiners / Drapier and Dublin Society / The Age of Pearce and Cassels / Social Symptoms / Public Buildings of the Mid-Century / Piety and Learning / Estates and Academic Architecture / Ivory and some Great Houses / James Gandon: the Culmination / Two Revolutoins / Francis Johnston / The End of a Tradition / Appendix I: List of Streets and Buildings / Appendix II: Additional Notes on the Restoration of the Four Courts and the Custom House / Appendix III: Some Characteristics of the Dublin House / Appendix IV: Teh Architectural Succession / Appendix V: Graph of Dublin Population.

″Craig was at the forefront of the conservation movement, and his collection of photographs from the 1940s and 1950s shows an Ireland in which a horse-and-cart was still a key mode of transport. The pictures depict parts of Dublin that are no longer there, including photographs of Gardiner Street before many of its period buildings were demolished and on Longford Street, near Aungier Street in Dublin 8, the last pair of curved ‘Dutch-billy’ gabled buildings in Dublin which were demolished in about 1960.

“In Ireland at the time you expected a large rumpus about this or that, but there was no rumpus about things that were quietly taken down. Regarding Longford Street, I put my case to the official channels and was assured that they would look after them but they didn’t. In the meantime I had taken photographs of them and made a sketch survey.”

In 1952 he wrote Dublin 1660-1860, the book that began his recording of the city’s history and its important buildings. “I wrote the book under contract. The publishers did the normal thing that publishers do if you go to them with an idea. They say: ‘Young man if you write about the following subject we will publish it.’ They wanted a book on Dublin and I am sure they thought they would get the usual stuff about snuff boxes and hoop skirts. But I was interested in architecture and researched it by keeping my eyes open and going around on my feet.”” (Irish Times)

Keywords: 18th Century, 19th Century, Architecture, Gandon, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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The Parliamentary Register or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons of Ireland [House of Lords]. The Parliamentary Register or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons of Ireland. The First Session of the Fourth Parliament in the Reign of his prefent Majefty; which met at Dublin the 14th October, 1783, and ended the 14th May, 1784. Volume III, Part I and II (complete). Dublin, P. Byrne and J. Moore. 1790. 20.7cm x 13cm. Part I: 232 pages plus 20-page Index to the Third Volume of the Commons Debates / Part II: 141 pages plus 12-page Index to the Lords Debates for the Sessions of 1783-1784. Original full leather with gilt ornamented spoine. Marbled endpaper detached. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of wear.

Includes for Example: The Parliamentary Register or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons of Ireland.

The Irish House of Commons (Irish: Teach na nGnáthduine) was the lower house of the Parliament of Ireland that existed from 1297 until 1800. The upper house was the House of Lords. The membership of the House of Commons was directly elected, but on a highly restrictive franchise: in counties forty shilling freeholders were enfranchised whilst in most boroughs it was either only the members of self electing corporations or a highly restricted body of freemen that were able to vote for the borough’s representatives. Roman Catholics were disqualified from sitting in the Irish parliament from 1691.

The British-appointed Irish executive, under the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was not answerable to the House of Commons but to the British government. However, the Chief Secretary for Ireland was usually a member of the Irish parliament. In the Commons, business was presided over by the Speaker who, in the absence of a government chosen from and answerable to the Commons, was the dominant political figure in the parliament. The House of Commons was abolished when the Irish parliament merged with its British counterpart in 1801 under the Act of Union, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1771–1785: Edmund Sexton Pery – Speaker.
Includes a list of the Lords of the Parliament and the Peers of Ireland.

Keywords: 18.Jahrhundert, 18th Century, Irish History

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