The History of the House and Race of Douglas and Angus.

  • Hume, David
  • London: Printed for Mortimer and M'Leod, Aberdeen 1820


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8vo, pp. xxiv, 321 (recte 311), [1]. Later dark olive calf, boards with a blind rule border, spine divided by raised bands, black morocco label, other compartments tooled in blind, edges sprinkled red and blue. A few fox-spots. Somewhat rubbed, a few scratches. Armorial bookplate offset onto flyleaves but since removed from front pastedown.


A scarce later printing of this 'great history of the house of Douglas' by David Hume of Godscroft (1558–1629x31). It was first printed in abridged and modified form posthumously, under supervision of Hume's daughter, with further editions in the 18th century. This edition includes the preface of the 1743 edition but no indication of why the text called out for reproduction some three quarters of a century later. OCLC locates just two copies in the UK (Edinburgh, Dundee), two in Canada (Guelph, Trent), and one in Australia (NSW); COPAC adds Keele and the London Library.

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