Captain rock detected: or, the origin and character of the recent disturbances, and the causes, both moral and political, of the present alarming condition of the south and west of ireland, fully and fairly considered and exposed.
London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1824. First edition.
12mo. , 450pp. Contemporary burgundy half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Endpapers foxed, else internally clean and crisp.
The first edition of Church of Ireland clergyman Mortimer O'Sullivan's (1792/3-1859) reply to poet and satirist Thomas Moore's (1779-1852) fierce indictment of the misgovernment of the Irish nation under English rule, Memoirs of Captain Rock (London, 1824). Here O'Sullivan refutes the charges of financial greed that Moore levied against the Anglican clergy, attributing the current state of the south of Ireland instead to excessive rents and the enfeebling influence of the Roman Catholic clergy.£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 22267