Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of the Hon. Colonel James Gardiner, who was slain at the Battle of Preston-pans, September 21, 1745; With an Appendix, relating to the Ancient Family of the Munros of Fowlis. The seventh edition.

  • Doddridge, Philip
  • London: Printed for T. Longman [and 16 others, including Darton & Harvey] 1792
  • ESTC T74343.

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Description

12mo, pp. [xii], 272, [4]. Early 20th-century half calf, marbled boards, spine divided by blind rules. A touch of light spotting. Binding rubbed, label renewed, sellotape mark at level of label. Pencilled ownership inscription of Ian S. Munro to flyleaf.

Notes

A rare edition of this often-reprinted Jacobite memoir, located by ESTC in just four locations: Aberdeen, BL, NLS, and Illinois. The conger of publishers includes an early appearance by Darton & Harvey, established as a partnership the previous year, mostly publishing Quaker books and children's titles but also purchasing shares of copyrights, as they did here; Lawrence Darton records that they acquired shares in some 40 adult titles between 1791 and Darton's death in 1819 (The Dartons, p. xx).

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