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[Robert Forsyth]:
The Beauties of Scotland. [Complete in 5 volumes] Containing a clear and full account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages, &c. of each county.

Edinburgh and London: Thomson Bonar; John Brown; Vernor & Hood; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; et al, 1805. First edition. More than 2,700 pages in total, with c.100 plates, each volume with an additional engraved title, and Volume I with a folding coloured map. Contents mostly very clean and bright. There is some soiling to the prelims of Vol I, but very little elsewhere. A few plates have very pale tidemarks. Vol III has old worm holes to the top margin of many pages, only invading and losing a little text between pages 235 and 294 (see photo). All edges marbled. In new half bindings of green Victorian cloth with marbled boards, with printed paper spine labels. A very attractive set. Near Fine.

Price: 650.00


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[compiled by Peter Cunningham:]
The Songs of England and Scotland. [complete in 2 Vols]

London: James Cochrane, 1835. First edition. Vol I (songs of England and Ireland): (iv), xxxix, 313pp, [2] adverts; Vol II (songs of Scotland): (iv), (ii), xxxviii, 362pp. (Lyrics only, no music.) Some slight tanning and light occasional soiling to text in Vol II, Vol I text clean. Vol II has a half-title. Each vol has a frontis and an engraved title. These are foxed in Vol I, and are soiled in Vol II, with damage to both the engraved and the printed title pages (resulting in a hole to the former), where crude efforts have been made to scratch out 'Vol II', presumably to pass the odd vol as being complete. c18x11.5cms, in the original bindings of green cloth, rebacked, with the original spines, lettered and decorated in gilt, laid down. Binding matched except that Vol II is 2 or 3 mm wider and taller than Vol I. Bindings are firm, clean, and slightly knocked. VG.

Price: 55.00


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William Angus: pen and ink sketches by W.Temple Muir:
Ettrick and Yarrow: A Guide. With Songs and Ballads.

Selkirk: James Lewis, 1894. First edition. viii, 228, illustrated, with advertisements preceding and following the text, and with a 2-page map of the area. With the engraved (boar's head crest) bookplate of Thomas Campbell to the pastedown, some browning to the advertisement endpapers, and a few foxing spots at the title page and elsewhere. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. A few foxing spots to the closed edges. In the original binding of smooth blue cloth, decorated and titled in black: firm, spine slightly toned, with a little fraying to the ends. A good copy. VG.

Price: 32.00


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