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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames. Containing Sketches of the Progress of Literature and General Improvement in Scotland during the Greater Part of the Eighteenth Century.

By Alexander Fraser Tytler' Henry Home, Lord Kames

1807

William Creech, T Cadell and W Davies : Edinburgh and London

11" by 9"

xvi, 329pp, 103pp, 62pp, [1]; xi, 253pp, [2],74pp, (75)-(84), 75-163pp, [1], 38-62pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this detailed look into the life of this central figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, Henry Home, Lord Kames.

The leaf of 105 to volume I, which is the errata, is at the end of the supplement (after page 62) With a frontispiece to volume I. With two plates to volume II, of facsimiles. Comprising of Volume I and its supplement and volume II, and pages 38-62 of its supplement. Blind stamp to the title page of both volumes, 'Sold by the Authority of the Trustees of the Public Clibrary of New South Wales'. An uncommon work, which was written by the Scottish advocate, judge and historian Alexander Fraser Tytler. Henry Home, Lord Kames was a founder member of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh and this work demonstrates Home's work, findings and philosophical thought over his lifetime.

CONDITION

In full calf bindings. Volume I has been entirely rebound with the original boards preserved. Repairs to the board edges. Volume II has been rebacked with the original spine and boards preserved. Externally, both volumes are generally smart. Several marks to boards. Light rubbing to the spine labels of volume II. Library shelf numbers to the front pastedown of both volumes 'B70'. Bookseller's label to the front pastedown of both volumes, 'Angus and Robertson'. Repairs/reinforcements to the hinges of both volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have slight age toning to the edges. Scattered spots to pages, heavier to the plates and the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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