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The History of Scotland: From the Earliest Period to the Union with England, MDCCVII. With Notes Critical and Explanatory. The History of Scotland: Translated from the Latin of of George Buchanan; With Notes, and A Continuation to the Union in the Reign of Queen Anne.

By James Aikman; George Buchanan

1824-1827

Khull, Blackie, and co. : Glasgow

9.5" by 6"

civ, 447pp; 630pp; 572pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A very scarce first edition of this fascinating history of Scotland in its original binding, with only one four volume copy held at the Durham University.

The first two volumes of this set are a translation of George Buchanan's notable history of Scotland, translated by James Aikman. The work was originally written in Latin by Scotland’s foremost humanist scholar of the period, and was published under the title 'Rerum Scoticarum Historia'. Volumes III and IV are a continuation of the work 'to the latest Period', or 'to the Union in the Reign of Queen Anne'. Volume IV contains to its rear the title pages, contents and preface to the whole work, dated 1827. Complete in four volumes. With a portrait frontispiece to volumes I, II and IV, with an additional plate of the 'Battle of Bothwell Bridge' to volume IV. Featuring a coloured folding map of Scotland to the front of volume III.

CONDITION

In the original full hard back binding with paper covered boards. Externally worn with faint marks to boards and spine. Rubbing and wear to spine labels. Rubbed and split to joints, volumes I, II and IV. Bumped to extremities. Loss to head and tail of spines, volumes I, II and IV. Slight bumping to head and tail of spine, volume III. Tidemark to lower fore edge of rear board, volume I. Tidemark to lower extremity of boards, volume IV. Front board detached to volume I. Front free-endpaper to authors 'Address to the Reader' detached but present, volume I. Boards held by cords only, volume II. Front board held by cords only, volume IV. Front hinge split and tender, showing cords, volume IV. Internally generally firmly bound, volumes I and II, strained in places. Volume III firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned but bright and clean throughout, with the odd spot. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, all volumes. Faint offsetting to endpapers. Offsetting from plates to facing page, all volumes. Tidemarks to gutter and upper and lower extremity of portrait frontispiece volume II, not affecting image. Tidemark to title page, volume III. Tidemark to gutter of rear free-endpapers, volume IV and first few pages.

Overall Condition: Fair

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