Matters of felony: A True Tale of 18th Century Ireland. Margery Weiner.

Matters of felony: A True Tale of 18th Century Ireland

New York: Atheneum, 1967. First American edition. Hardcover. First American edition. Fine in in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. Map endpapers. 204 pp. with index, bibliography. The true story of a jest gone wrong in 18th century Ireland, a lark that provoked a celebrated case. When two young squires in County Kilkenny, who were deprived of useful occupation due to harsh anti-Catholic penal laws, met up with the wealthy young Kennedy sisters, idleness bred mischief, abduction, and finally disater. Fine / very good. Item #E24421

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