Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland.

  • Cardonnel, Adam de
  • London: Printed for the author, and sold ey [sic] Edwards, in Pall-Mall; also by Edwards's, in Halifax 1788
  • ESTC T225322.

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 8vo issue, pp. iv, 30, [25 leaves], 12, [25 leaves]. The unnumbered leaves each containing an etching printed in sepia above letterpress text. Contemporary tree calf, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco label. A few minor spots. Spine a little creased, the merest touch of rubbing to extremities, residue from a removed label to front pastedown.

Notes

Also published as a quarto and in several versions with variation of setting and etching - the latter usually printed in black rather than the sepia here, and sometimes on India paper instead of directly onto the sheet. This is the scarce issue without 'Part I' on the title-page, and the variant thereof with the error 'EY' for 'BY' in the imprint. ESTC locates half a dozen copies of this issue (BL, NLS x2, plus Library Company of Philadelphia, Queen's Ontario, and Toronto).

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