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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