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BUCHANAN, George (1506--1582)
[Rerum Scoticarum historia. English. 1722]
Buchanan's History of Scotland. In twenty books. Containing I. An account of its several situations; and the nature of its soil and climate. II. The ancient names, manners, laws, and customs of the country, and what people inhabited the island from the very beginning. III. A chronicle of all its kings, in an exact series of succession, from Fergus, the first founder of the Scotish monarchy, to the reign of King James VI. of Scotland, and First, of England. The second edition, revised and corrected from the Latin original, by Mr. Bond. In two volumes. Adorned with curious cutts engraven from the original paintings, by Mr. White, Mr. Vertue, &c.
London: printed by J. Bettenham, for A. Bettesworth, W. Taylor, T. Bickerton, and J. Batley; E. Curll; W. Mears; C. Rivington: and J. Lacy, 1722.
2 vols ; 19.6 cm. (8º)
I: [20], 9, [1], 471, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., [2] ports. (1 fold.)
II: 16], 447, [63] p., engr. frontis. port., [4] ports.

The translation of Rerum Scoticarum historia (first edition 1582) was first published in 1690. Includes a life of the author 'Written by himself two Years before his Death' in vol. I. The imprint of vol. II reads: 'Printed by S. Palmer, ...'. With 'An Alphabetical Table Of The Principal Matters ...' at the end of vol. II. ESTC t95821

Copy Notes Bookseller's inscription in pencil on front free-endpaper with price 9/0 and codes.

Binding C18th Cambridge-style blind-panelled calf, dark red morocco spine-labels, that to vol. II lost uncovering earlier gilt-tooled volume number.

Reference Number 83


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