Memoirs of Miles Byrne, Chef de Bataillon in the Service of France – Edited by his Widow. Three vols – complete (Paris and New York, 1863). This is a wonderful set in fine binding of this very scarce first edition. Half-leather and finely pebbled cloth binding, marbled endpapers and edges. The frontispiece portrait of Byrne is from a drawing by his wife. Byrne of Monaseed was a leader of the Wexford insurgents in the 1798 Rebellion. He continued a guerrilla campaign in Wicklow until 1803, leaving Ireland for France after the failed Emmet Rising. In exile he served in Napoleon’s Irish Legion.