The Whole Prophecies of Scotland, England, Ireland, France and Denmark. To which are now added, Bishop Usher’s Wonderful Prophecies of the Times.

  • Thomas the Rhymer
  • Edinburgh: Printed by J. Robertson 1800
  • ESTC T195981.

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Description

12mo, pp. 48. Disbound. A little tanned, some small marks. Ink ownership inscription to title page.

Notes

A rare late printing of this chapbook compilation of prophetic assertions attributed to the 13th-century laird Thomas the Rhymer, buttressed by those of Merlin and others, as well as Bishop Ussher. It dates back under very similar titles at least as far as the first decade of the 17th century, with a 1603 London edition followed by a 1615 Edinburgh, after which it becomes a Scottish specialty: mostly Edinburgh editions but joined in the 18th century by Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Paisley. As ephemeral, popular printings all are scarce, this one - dated from its printer's active period of 1760s-1790s - located in the NLS, Bodleian, and McMaster only.

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