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GROSE, Francis (1731?-1791)
The antiquities of Scotland by Francis Grose Esqr: ... The first (second) volume.
London: printed for S. Hooper, 1789 (1791).
2 vols ; 33.2 cm. (4°)
I: iv, xxiii, [1], 1--52, 52*--*53, 53--170, 173*--176* p., engr. t.-pl., fold. hand-coloured engr. map, [85] pl. : [1] wdcut illus.
II: iv, 171--182, 181--308 p., engr. t.-pl., [105] pl.

Originally issued in parts. Grose was also the author of a similar work on The antiquities of England and Wales (q.v.). The title above is from the engraved title-plate; there is no letterpress title-page. ESTC t141301; see also BAL, Early printed books, no. 1388 (a later impression of the second edition).

Copy Notes Bought from J. Wingrave, bookbinder, for 2 guineas, 10 November 1804. (Archive 7/3/59). Both volumes inscribed in ink by George Bailey on the verso of front free-endpaper Much injured by damp previous to/ 1837,/ GB.

Binding C19th diced russia, gilt roll-tooled and double-rule borders, roll-tooled edges and turn-ins, gilt-tooled spines.

Reference Number 2392


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