The Bachelor’s Wife; A Selection of Curious and Interesting Extracts, with Cursory Observations.

  • Galt, John
  • Edinburgh: Published by Oliver & Boyd 1824

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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. vii, [ii], vi-vii, [i], 444. Twentieth-century half blue calf by Bayntun, blue cloth boards, spine divided by gilt-rolled raised bands, red morocco label, other compartments bordered with gilt rules, top edge gilt. Spine sunned. Bookplate of George G. Stevenson to pastedown, ownership stamp of W.F. Pilter to title-page.

Notes

The 'Curious and Interesting Extracts' in the subtitle are rather varied, taking in The philosophy of Kant, the steam engine, witchcraft, Sir Walter Raleigh, Niagara Falls and Peter the Great, among others.

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