Culloden Papers: comprising an extensive and interesting correspondence from the year 1625 to 1748; the whole published from the originals in the possession of Duncan George Forbes, of Culloden, Esq.

  • Forbes, Duncan, of Culloden
  • London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1815


SKU: 3979 Category: Tags: ,


FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. [ii], xv, [i], xliv, 479, [1] + frontispiece, additional engraved title-page, and 2 plates. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, dark brown label, other compartments infilled with blind tools. Some light foxing and spotting, offsetting from plates. Extremities rubbed and chipped, spine a bit darkened, joints cracked and hinges relined. Booklabel of John Prebble to front pastedown, residue of a removed bookplate beneath it.


First edition of this collection of important letters and records found scattered about Culloden House in 1812, mostly having been accumulated by Duncan Forbes (1685-1747). The circumstances of discovery led to the contents having a largely haphazard arrangement, with roughly a third of the volume containing 'addenda' which were not arranged in time to be placed in any kind of order with the other part.

Location & Opening Times

3a & 4a Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AE

Opening Hours

Open 11am - 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday