Published in 1788, this book is an anthropological study of the Irish as seen by the worthies of the time. It is, however, a careful study, and is of great value in showing how sophisticated the ‘natives’ were at the time. The book contains much detail on the costume and clothing of the Irish in history and in the late eighteenth century. It also holds a description of the armour and weapons of the Irish. The author was a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and the original was published in Dublin. It is an excellent study of the Irish and their customs and style of clothing and weapons.
HISTORICAL ESSAY ON THE DRESS OF THE IRISH – ARMOUR AND WEAPONS OF THE IRISH
A study of Irish weapons, armour and clothing, written towards the end of the eighteenth century.