In this pioneering study of the material culture of Stuart and Hanoverian Ireland, Toby Barnard reveals a hitherto unsuspected richness and diversity of lifestyle, habitat and mentality. Like its much-praised predecessor, 'A New Anatomy of Ireland', it abounds with quirky people and vivid scenes, and amounts to a striking reappraisal of Ireland ...Read MoreIn this pioneering study of the material culture of Stuart and Hanoverian Ireland, Toby Barnard reveals a hitherto unsuspected richness and diversity of lifestyle, habitat and mentality. Like its much-praised predecessor, 'A New Anatomy of Ireland', it abounds with quirky people and vivid scenes, and amounts to a striking reappraisal of Ireland under the Protestant Ascendancy. The compass of the book is impressively wide, from the governing elite of Dublin Castle to the varied metropolis of Dublin itself, and to provincial towns and the countryside beyond. Looking yet further, it follows the Irish overseas to Britain and to the continent of Europe. What emerges is a world more crowded with stylish buildings, gardens, pictures and belongings than has often been imagined. Through such everyday articles as linen shirts, wigs, silver teaspoons, pottery plates and engravings, Barnard evokes an amazing variety of lives and attitudes. Possessions, he shows, even horses and dogs, highlighted and widened divisions, not only between rich and poor, women and men, but also between Irish Catholics and the Protestant settlers. Displaying fresh evidence and unexpected perspectives, the book throws important new light on Ireland during a formative period. Its discoveries, set within the context of the 'consumer revolution' gripping Europe and North America, allow Ireland for the first time to be integrated into discussions of the pleasures and pains of consumerism. Toby Barnard is a fellow and tutor in history at Hertford College, Oxford. He is an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy. His companion volume, 'A New Anatomy of Ireland: The Irish Protestants, 1649-1770' is also available from Yale University Press.Read Less
FAIR. ACCEPTABLE-This is a very damaged hardcover with a torn dust jacket; a READING COPY ONLY; do not purchase it if you are uncomfortable with significant tearing, scuffing, bumping, marking, taping and creasing. The flaws are significant but do not render the book unsusable. 3.52 lbs.
Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 497 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Very Good. 0300103093 497pp. (green spine) 8vo. large sized. 2004. First edition. A very good, clean, tight copy in very good minus wrapper. Original publisher's boards gilt embossed title to the spine. The text supported by some photographic reproductions. No inscriptions. The head of the spine bumped with some light associated creasing to the wrapper. The text block remains very fresh, clean and tight. The wrapper has not been price-clipped but has some shelf wear with a little rubbing to the head of the spine (with a slight associated open nick) and slight rubbing to several corners. There is a 2.3cm tear to the lower front panel along the board edge which has been expertly repaired with acid-free archival restoration tape to the verso. A very good, clean, tight copy in a very good minus wrapper.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. Hardcover. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Yale University Press, 2004. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box.
2. pp. 497. Physical desc. : xxii, 497 p.; ill. (some col. ); 25 cm. Subjects: Collectors and collecting--Ireland--History--17th century--18th century--Material culture--Soccial life and customs. Physical desc. : xxii, 497 p.; ill. (some col. ); 25 cm. Subjects: Collectors and collecting--Ireland--History--17th century--18th century--Material culture--Soccial life and customs.
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