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Book Description
10th edition, ‘Volume1' Contemporary full calf with gilt titles. Very good plus; the words “Volume One” excised from the title page (presumably because no second volume was ever published); a very small piece torn from the top margin of p.23, not affecting any text. Uncommon 10th and final edition of this popular work, first published in 1766. ‘Volume 1’ with a preface stating “The second volume will be finished with all convenient speed...” In fact, the author, who was 82 at the time of publication, died that year, before completing the second volume
Dealer Notes
An interesting association copy signed and inscribed by the writer and historian James Grant, great-grandson of the author. The book begins with a “Narrative of the Author’s Life” describing her descent from King Charles II (her father was the King’s illegitimate son) and her subsequent “life of sorrow.” The narrative refers to various people by their initials in order to protect their identities. James Grant, in 1855, has helpfully inscribed the front endpaper with the full names of many of these individuals.
James Grant (1822-1887) Scottish historian and writer. A prolific Victorian novelist responsible for some 56 novels including ‘The Romance of War’ and ‘Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp’. His historical works include ‘Old and New Edinburgh’.
Author ROBERTSON, Hannah
Date 1806
Binding Full calf
Publisher James Tod, Edinburgh
Condition VG +
Pages 228

Price: £550.00

Offered by Rainford & Parris

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