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Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Faculty of Advocates. [With:] Supplementary Volume.

(Advocates Library)

  • Publication details - Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons
  • Date - 1867

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Description:

7 vols., 4to, pp. [vi], 822; [vi], 786; [vi], 833, [1]; [vi], 815, [1]; [iv], 874; vi, 1017, [1]; [iv], 468, [2]. Original textured purple cloth (vol. iv in brown cloth), printed paper labels to spines. Rear joint of vol. 1 mostly split and board almost loose, otherwise spines somewhat sunned, a little wear to corners and spine ends, labels browned (apart from on vol. 4) and a bit chipped at edges (more so on vol. 6), vol. 6 with a small triangular tear to cloth of lower board.


Notes:

The last and greatest catalogue of the Library of the Faculty of Advocates produced before the creation of the National Library of Scotland (which took over the non-legal material and copyright deposit function) - an ambitious record of a major collection. Begun under Samuel Halkett continued by Thomas Hill Jamieson, and finished by Jón Andréson Hjaltalín, it initially included biographical notices of authors before it became clear that this level of detail could not be sustained without delaying completion indefinitely. The work's long production meant a supplemental volume (not always found with the set) was required to cover acquisitions between 1860 and 1871. For similar reasons the first volume also contains a preface dated 1878, despite the date of 1867 on the title-page.

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