Schottländische Briefe, oder, Merkwürdige Nachrichten von Schottland, und besonders von dem schottischen Hochlande, und den Sitten, Gewohnheiten und der Lebensart der Hochländer oder Bergschotten. Nebst einer Beschreibung der neuen in den schottländischen Gebirgen angelegten Heerstrasse. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

  • [Burt, Edward]
  • [Hannover]: [s.n.] 1760


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2 vols. bound as 1, 8vo, pp. [xiv], 240, [2], 252 +8 plates. Contemporary calf, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco label, boards bordered with double gilt rules, marbled endpapers, edges speckled red. A little soiled and scratched, some creasing to spine. Ownership signature dated 1760 to flyleaf.


Eobald Toze's German translation of Edward Burt's 'Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland,' which was first published in English in 1754. Little is certain about Burt's life - often said to be a military officer, but no record of this survives - though the Scots Magazine, in recording his death, refers to him as the 'chief surveyor during the making of roads through the Highlands'. The place of publication is suggested with varying degrees of certainty by the 4 libraries listed by COPAC as holding copies : The BL, NLS, Glasgow and St Andrews. Worldcat adds the not-unexpected dozen more in Europe, mostly in German university libraries.

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