Memoirs of the Life of Simon Lord Lovat; Written by Himself, in the French Language; and now first Translated, from the Original Manuscript.

  • Lovat, Simon Fraser, Lord
  • London: Printed for George Nicol 1797
  • ESTC T148054.


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8vo, pp. [vi], 468. Contemporary calf, spine divided by gilt rules, red morocco label to spine. Some scattered light foxing. Joints sometime conserved, lightly rubbed, a touch of wear to extremities.


The memoirs of Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (1667-1747), clan chief, Jacobite, and last man in Britain to be executed by beheading, were translated by author and philosopher William Godwin (1756-1836) for publisher John Murray in 1783, though not published until 1785. This is the first reprint of that translation, though there were a handful of earlier 'Memoirs of Lord Lovat' appearing in the immediate aftermath of his trial and execution, much shorter in length and of questionable authenticity.

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