MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ROCK, THE CELEBRATED IRISH CHIEFTAIN, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS ANCESTORS. Written by Himself. Thomas Moore.
MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ROCK, THE CELEBRATED IRISH CHIEFTAIN, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS ANCESTORS. Written by Himself.

MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ROCK, THE CELEBRATED IRISH CHIEFTAIN, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS ANCESTORS. Written by Himself. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824. 12mo, pp. [i-iii] iv-xiv [1-3] 4-376 [377-378: ads], nineteenth-century three-quarter black leather and marbled boards, tooled in blind, spine titled in gold. First edition. Captain Rock was the name given to a Zorro-like fictitious leader of an agrarian protest movement among the poor in the southern counties of Ireland in the early nineteenth century which culminated in lawlessness and violence in 1821-1824. Moore's work is an indictment of English misrule in Ireland and a history of Ireland from the standpoint of a Whiteboy agrarian agitator. It argues that English misrule begets Irish violence. Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1824: 69. Wolff 4900. Loeber and Loeber M530. This copy is bound without the final leaf of ads; no half title leaf called for. A very good copy. (#151029).

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