The Lyon In Mourning or A Collection Of Speeches Letters Journals etc. Relative to the Affairs of Prince Charles Edward Stuart by The Rev. Robert Forbes. A. M. Bishop of Ross and Caithness 1746-1775 (In Three Volumes)
published for the Scottish History Society & the first reprint since the original publication in 1895 these three volumes are the society's publication numbers XX, XXI & XXII. Facsimile of original manuscript title page following 22-page preface by the editor to volume one plus contents list to front of each volume & an index to the rear of volume three. This is a collection of papers, correspondence, extracts from journals, etc., relating to Prince Charles Edward Stuart at the time of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. It was formed between 1746 and 1775 by Robert Forbes, later Bishop of Ross and Caithness, who, like most other episcopalians of his day, was an ardent Jacobite, and who had had the misfortune to be taken prisoner at Stirling before the rebellion had properly started. While in prison he was inspired with the idea of writing down and collecting the narratives of his fellow-prisoners who had played a more active part in the affair; and after his release in May 1746, he continued to seek out, record and confirm the stories of many of those who had participated directly in the' 45. The collection is not, and did not pretend to be, an impartial relation of events; yet it is one of the fundamental sources for the study of Jacobitism in Scotland. Henry Paton, for the Scottish History Society, in 1895 edited the original manuscript now in the National Library of Scotland.
Octavo (standard book size); Dust Jackets price-clipped, now in archive acetate film protection.
Author Paton, Henry (editor)
Binding Blue Cloth (Gilt titles spine)
Publisher Scottish Academic Press
Condition Near Fine Condition/Near Fine dust jackets
Pages 22 +382 +380 + 416