"Account of the Whynn Dykes in the Neighbourhood of the Giant's Causeway, Ballycastle, and Belfast, in a Letter to the Lord Bishop of Dromore." In: Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, vol. IX.
by RICHARDSON, William, D.D. of Moy (1743-1814).
Dublin:: Graisberry and Campbell, 1803., 1803. 4to. (Article): 21-43 pp. 2 engraved plates of giant's causeway. (WE OFFER: whole volume): 487, 172, 7 pp. Various engraved plates, articles; occasional light foxing. Original half calf, marbled boards; spine a remnant. AS IS. Content is very good. FIRST EDITION. Study of the geology of Whynn's Dykes in Ireland with 2 beautiful engraved plates of the geological area discussed. William Richardson was born at the Manse in Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland, on 1 October 1743, the first son of the Rev. James Richardson. He received his MA from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1763, and attended a few sessions in Divinity before abandoning the idea of entering the Church. For four years he was tutor to the sons of Lord Cathcart and then secretary to His Lordship while Ambassador at St Petersburg. He became Professor of Humanity at the University of Glasgow in 1773, a post he held until 1814. His published writings include the following: Poems; Analyses of Shakespeare's characters; a tragedy; a lyrical drama; Anecdotes of the Russian Empire; contributions to The Lounger, The Mirror, and The Edinburgh Magazine and Review; and an essay on Celtic Superstition. He died unmarried on 3 November 1814. [University of Glasgow Archive Services]. His papers are preserved at the University of Glasgow.
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