Rerum Scoticarum Historia… ad Jacobum VI Scotorum regem. Accessit de Jure Regni apud Scotos Dialogus.

  • Buchanan, George
  • Utrecht: Apud Petrum Elzevirium 1668


SKU: 1739 Category: Tags: , , , ,


8vo, pp. [viii], 67, [1], 750, [38]. Title-page printed in red and black. Early plain vellum, fore-edge cover extensions, spine lettered in ink. Lightly browned, some spotting (one gathering – Z – rather more spotted). A small split to vellum at fore-edge of lower board, endpapers browned, remains of paper shelfmark label to foot of spine. Ownership inscription of Mittite(?) to front pastedown, along with earlier inscription of Joh. Casp. de Loss (dated Feb 1674).


Buchanan's classic was the first history of Scotland written by a Scot. The first Elzevir edition was in 1643 and several more, including this one, followed in the 17th century.

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