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The History Of Scotland From The Union To The Abolition Of The Heritable Jurisdictions in MDCCXLVIII To Which Is Subjoined A Review Ecclesiastical Affairs, The Progress Of Society, The State Of The Arts &c To The Year MDCCCXXVII and The History Of Scotland Translated From The Latin Of George Buchanan With Notes And A Contribution To The Union In The Reign Of Queen Anne

By James Aikman; John Struthers

1827

Blackie, Fullarton & Co. : Glasgow

8.5" by 5.5"

[xlviii] 643; 642; [cix] (1) 447; 630; 572; 644pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A uniformly bound collection of these two charming sets of influential Scottish historical works, with a informative folding map and many other portraits.

Contains The History of Scotland by John Struthers complete in two volumes and The History of Scotland by George Buchanan complete in two volumes. Aikman's History of Scotland is collated complete with five full page monochrome plates and one large fold out map depicting Scotland. Struthers's History of Scotland is collated incomplete with six full page monochrome plates. Lacking the monochrome plate of Chevalier de St George from Volume One however all other available works seem to be lacking this plate so the work may have been bound without it. Aikman's work is the first English edition as is the first volume of the Struthers work. Volume two of Struthers is a later edition published two years after the first edition. With the bookplate of John Beatson to the front pastedown of all volumes. John Struthers was a Scottish poet and miscellaneous writer. This ambitious historical work was originally to be completed in three volumes but the third was never completed. Nevertheless, the work is a comprehensive and important guide to the history of Scotland and was both well received upon original publication and regarded today as a useful and important work. In this ambitious four volume set, James Aikman translates the history of Scotland written by 16th century historian George Buchanan. The work also extends the included historical period to that of Queen Anne .

CONDITION

In uniform half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally smart with slight rubbing to the extremities, joints, boards and spine to all volumes resulting in some slight loss to the leather. Very slight loss to the spine labels, with slightly more loss to the spine label of Struthers vol 1. Bookplate to front pastedown of all volumes. Slight offsetting to front free endpapers from bookplate. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just the odd spot, heavier to the first and last few pages and the plates. Pages slightly age toned. Minor worming to the extremities of the first few pages of Aikman vol 1 not affecting the text. Folding map is in excellent condition.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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