Memoirs concerning the ancient Alliance between the French and Scots, and the Privileges of the Scots in France. Together with the original French, faithfully extracted from the several Records of that Kingdom.

  • (Auld Alliance)
  • Edinburgh: Printed by W. Cheyne, and sold by W. Gordon 1751
  • ESTC T96210.

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. 5, [3], 77, [7], 72. Untrimmed in contemporary paper boards backed in sheep. A cluster of wormholes to upper margin, sometimes touching running head, a light dampmark to the same edge, just a little soiling otherwise. Binding rubbed and soiled, joints cracked but hinges reinforced. Bookplate of Tarradale House (formerly part of the University of Aberdeen) to front pastedown.

Notes

Edited by Thomas Moncrieff, this compilation gathers all the texts he could trace concerning the 'auld alliance' between Scotland and France, translations in the first part and the original French in the second. The earliest reference is an excerpt from the 1326 treaty between Charles IV and Robert I, and the various letters and documents cover the following three centuries.

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