Paddiana; or, Scraps and Sketches of Irish Life, Present and Past - Dr. A. Blenkinsop [R.F. Walond] 1847 - Richard Bentley, London - First Edition A scarce set of two near fine volumes. Entertaining early anecdotes together with a history, and Introduction to Ireland and The Irish.

With titles such as
Head-Breaking; Mrs. Fogarty’s Tea Party; Cads, Fools and Beggars; Ronayne’s Ghost; The Green Traveller; The Last Pigtail; Priests: Catholic and Others; Dublin Carmen; and An Irish Stew.

In the original publisher’s gilt and green cloth, each with wood-engraved title-vignette.
  Variously ascribed to Adam Blenkinsop the pseudonym for R. F. Walond, and to Sir William Henry Gregory [1817-1892]. Of. Halkett and Laing; Stonehill.

See Dublin University Magazine 32 [June 1848]: 721, 715, 727. For example, the
Quarterly Review, in an article by J.G. Lockhart praised Paddiana for its accurate depitction of Irish life. Quarterly Review 81 [September 1847]

[8vo. 322pp. 2pgs ads. 266pp 2pgs.]
  Condition: Near fine, slight fading to the spine (appears exaggerated in images) light rubbing to edges, some small booksellers plates to front paste-downs.   Ref: 104782   Price: HK$ 7,800