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MALCOLME, David (d. 1748)
An essay on the antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland: wherein they are placed in a clearer light than hitherto. Designed as an introduction to a larger work, especially an attempt to shew an affinity betwixt the languages, &c. of the ancient Britains, and the Americans of the isthmus of Darien. In answer to an objection against revealed religion.
Edinburgh, printed by T. and W. Ruddimans, and sold by Alexander Kincaid bookseller,, 1738.
15 parts each with separate pagination (=232 p.) ; 19.6 cm. (8º).

Anonymous. By David Malcolm [Malcolme]. This collection of correspondence, transactions and extracts is the only known work by the Scottish presbyterian minister and philologist David Malcolm, and consists of 15 parts separately paginated (the first irregularly), preceded by an unpaginated title-page. It was succeeded in 1744 by a larger edition published under his name and titled Letters, essays, and other tracts illustrating the antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland. ESTC t181786.

Copy Notes Inscribed in pencil in an unidentified eighteenth-century hand with humorous notations on pp. 5--6 of the thirteenth section.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, double gilt-rule borders

Reference Number 2710


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