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BRUCE, Thomas, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766--1841)
Letter to the editor of the Edinburgh Review, on the subject of an article in no. L. of that journal, on "The remains of John Tweddell." By the Earl of Elgin. Second edition.
London: printed for John Murray; and Manners and Miller, Edinburgh, 1816.
63, [1] p. ; 22.8 cm. (8°)

Half-title reads: 'Second Edition. Lord Elgin's Letter, &c. 2s. 6d.'; the verso with imprint: 'Dove, Printer, St. John's Square.' Elgin's 'Letter' is dated 'Broomhall, Fifeshire, 20th Dec. 1815.' and consists of a lengthy rebuttal of the 'wretched libel' apparently committed against him by the deceased's brother and editor of his correspondence published in the same year (q.v.), the Rev. Robert Tweddell, which had been given further credence by the Edinburgh Review in an 'article, which indicates so remarkable a want of candour and good faith, [that it] can only have been dictated by personal animosity.' (p. 40). The final page advertises as 'lately' published the second edition of the Memorandum on the subject of the Earl of Elgin's pursuits in Greece (1815, q.v.) and announces that 'In a few Days will be published, printed uniformily with the above, Mémoire sur les Ouvrages de Sculpture qui appartenoient au Parthenon ... dans la Collection de Mylord Comte d'Elgin, à Londres. Par E.Q. Visconti, ...'.

Copy Notes With separately-printed [4] pp. advertisement inserted at the end, listing works in the press for John Murray in Nov. 1815 (q.v.).

Binding Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.

Reference Number 2186


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