Redfield. 1854. FIRST EDITION. (Volume 2 of 2 volume set.) Early (and very uncommon) printing of these anecdotes of legal and political life in Ireland, written by an experienced lawyer and moderately successful playwright. The stories originally ran in The New Monthly magazine, and were first printed in book form in New York in 1854; they do not seem to have ever been printed collectively in Ireland. The Rt. Hon. Sheil, a prominent supporter of the Catholic emancipation movement, includes a great deal of information on political events connected to contemporary religious dissent. Good, complete condition, green; gilt spine titles, damp stains and foxing. Cover and spine shows signs of wear and stains. Very scarce signed with long inscription on two pages preceding title page. R.L. Sheil and R. Shelton Mackenzie. 380 pages + 12 pages ads.