Outline Chronology of Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry by William Carleton (1st Ser. 1830; 2nd Ser. 1833; 2nd edn. 1833; ‘New edition’ 1842, &c.)

Source: The following listing derives directly from Barbara Hayley’s Select Bibliography of Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, given in her Carleton’s Traits and Stories and the 19th-century Anglo-Irish Tradition (Colin Smythe 1983), pp.xii-xiv.  See also Hayley, The Carleton Bibliography (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 1982), in which the bibliographical codes used here were first introduced.

  • Father Butler. The Lough Dearg Pilgrim. Being Sketches of Irish Manners, 1 vol. (Dublin: William Curry, Jun. & Co., 1829), iv, 302pp. [contains “Notice to the Reader”, “Father Butler”, and “The Lough Dearg Pilgrim”)] - 1a.
  • Father Butler. The Lough Dearg Pilgrim, 1 vol. (Dublin: Curry 1839), iv, 230pp. [stories as in 1829 edn.] 1b.
    Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, 2 vols. (Dublin: William Curry, Jun. & Co. 1830), Vol. I: xiii , 276pp.; Vol. II: iv, 304pp. [later known as the First Series; contains Preface; “Ned M’Keown”; “The Three Tasks”; “Shane Fadh’s Wedding”; “Larry M’Farland’s Wake”; “The Battle of the Factions”; “The Funeral and Party Fight”; “The Hedge School”; “The Station”). 2a.
  • Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, ‘Second Edition, corrected’, 1 vol. (Dublin: Curry; London: Simpkin & Marshall; Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd 1832), viii, 568pp. [one story in addition to those in 2a, being “The Party Fight and Funeral”] 2b.
  • Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, ‘Third edition, corrected’, 2 vols. (Dublin: William Frederick Wakeman; and London: Simpkin & Marshall, Richard Groombridge) Vol. I: xii, 340pp.; Vol. II: iv, 372pp. [stories as 2b]. 2d.
  • Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, ‘First Series, Fourth Edition, corrected’ (Dublin Wakeman: London: Simpkin & Marshall, Richard Groombridge) [reissue of 2d].
  • Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, Second Series, 3 vols. (Dublin, Wakeman; sold in London by Simpkin & Marshall, Groombridge 1833), Vol. I: viii, 472pp.; Vol. II: iv, 476pp.; Vol. III: iv, 448pp. [contains Preface; “The Midnight Mass”; “The Donagh”;Phil Purcel”; “An Essay on Irish Swearing”; “The Geography of an Irish Oath”; “The Lianhan Shee”; “The Poor Scholar”; “Wild-goose Lodge”; “Tubber Derg”; “Denis O’Shaughnessy going to Maynooth”; “Phelim O’Toole’s Courtship”). 4a. [available at Google Books online]
  • Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry. Second Series, ‘Second edition’, 3 vols. (Dublin: Wakeman; sold in London by Simpkin & Marshall, Richard Groombridge 1834), Vol. I: vi, 364pp.; Vol. II: iv, 376pp.; Vol. III: iv, 344pp. [stories as 4a]. 4b.
  • Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, Second Series, ‘Third Edition’, 3 vols. (Dublin: Wakeman 1835), Vol. I: x, 472pp.; Vol. II: vi, 476pp.; Vol. III: iv. 448pp. [reissue of 4a]. 4c.
  • Tales of Ireland (Dublin Curry; and London: Simpkin & Marshall 1834) [Contains “Neal Malone” + with 6 other stories]. 8a.
    Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry [First and Second Series together, called “Fourth edition’], 5 vols. (London: Baldwin & Cradock; Dublin: Wakeman 1836), Vol. 1: x, 342pp.; Vol. II: iv, 372pp.; Vol. III: xii, 364pp.; Vol. IV: iv, 376pp.; Vol. V: iv, 342pp. [reissue of fourth edition of First Series [2e] and second edition of Second Series [4b]). 10a.
  • Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, ‘A New Edition’ (Dublin: Curry; London: Orr [1842-44]) - iss. in 23 parts (Aug. 1842–June 1844) [First and Second Series; Vol. I incls. a newly-added General Introduction [i-xxiv], and “The Lough Derg Pilgrim”, pp.236-70 - a revision of The Lough Dearg Pilgrim, 1829], ending with “Phil Purcel the Pig-driver”, pp.407-27; Vol. II begins with “The Geography of an Irish Oath” [pp.1-74] - incorporating “Essay on Irish Swearing”]; and ends with “Neal Malone” [, pp.415-30 - last story]. 15a.
  • Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, ‘A New edition’, 2 vols. (Dublin: Curry; London: Orr) - Vol. 1 (1843), 8, xxiv, + 428pp.; Vol. II (1844), 8, 430pp. [contents and pag. as 15a].

Note: Editions 15c to 15n, being 17 in number - are properly impressions of the edition of 1843-44. See Hayley, The Carleton Bibliography (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 1982.

 

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