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BRUCE, Thomas, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766--1841)
[Memorandum on ... Elgin's pursuits in Greece. 1815]
Memorandum on the subject of the Earl of Elgin's pursuits in Greece. Second edition, corrected.
London: printed for John Murray, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1815.
[4], 100 p., [1] engr. pl. : engr. illus. ; 22.7 cm. (8°)

First published in Edinburgh, 1810; first London edition, 1811 (q.v.). With two additional appendices extolling the value of the Parthenon marbles: a letter from E.Q. Visconti, Membre de l'Institut Royal de France dated '25 Nov. 1814' and an anonymous letter to a friend of Lord Elgin's. BAL, Early printed books, no. 4009.

Copy Notes Purchased from Joseph Mawman per James Moyes for 6s. on 20 July 1815. (Archives 7/6/52). Inscribed in ink on front paste-down 6/0. Unopened. Bound probably as issued with a 4-page announcement of 'Interesting works ... in the course of publication, by John Murray' (q.v.) dated April 1815 and including this Memorandum.

Binding Original C19th grey paper boards, printed paper spine-label reading 'Lord Elgin's Pursuits In Greece, 8s.'

Reference Number 2188


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