The Castles of Leinster, by Mike Salter

£12.99
The Castles of Leinster, by Mike Salter
The Castles of Leinster, by Mike Salter

Book published by Folly Publications in 2004, 200 pages. Paperback (N5623)

This book provides a fascinating account of the castles of Leinster in Ireland, and is illustrated throughout with lots of small black and white photographs, as well as drawings, maps and floor plans.

From the rear side cover: This book is a comprehensive guide to castles, fortified houses, bawls and town defences in the twelve counties of the eastern and south-eastern parts of Ireland which make up the province of Leinster. An introduction describing the development of castellated buildings of stone in Leinster, dating from the late 12th century to the mid 17th century, is followed by twelve gazetteers describing the history and architectural features of over 350 such buildings in the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow. The gazetteers are illustrated with many plans, drawings and photographs, and there is a map showing the location of surviving buildings. Lists at the end of the gazetteers provide summary information on 300 other buildings, and also sites of lost castles.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, with only very light wear along the edges, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is some light bubbling along the spine (caused by the binding process), and the book does curve very gently along the left and right hand edges, from where it has been stored flat on the shelves
Condition New