The nature and descent of ancient peerages, connected with the state of Scotland,

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Dublin Core

Title

The nature and descent of ancient peerages, connected with the state of Scotland,
the origin of tenures, the succession of fiefs, and the constitution of parliament, in that country: a discourse addressed to the Rt. Hon. William Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of England. By George Wallace, Esq; advocate, F.R.S.E.

The second edition, with addition and corrections.

Description

18th century Scottish binding of red goatskin. Gilt rolled outer frame to covers. Flat spine, with gilt tooling including thistle and Minerva stamps. Gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. Bookblock edges in gilt. Green cloth bookmark.

A note in pencil on a front endpaper attributes this binding to "Scott, Edin". This attribution is considered doubtful -- see Loudon, James Scott and William Scott, Bookbinders, 1980, "Imitation 2", page 320.

Creator

George Wallace (1727-1805)

Source

Publisher

Edinburgh: Charles Eliot (-1790), London: Thomas Cadell (1742-1802)

Date

1785

Contributor

Inscription on front endpaper: "Wm. Lidderdale". This may be William Lidderdale (1832-1902), partner in Rathbone Bros, Liverpool and later director and deputy governor of the Bank of England.

Relation

ESTC, N4606

Format

Octavo (22 cm)

Citation

George Wallace (1727-1805), “The nature and descent of ancient peerages, connected with the state of Scotland,,” The Hornby Bindings, accessed December 3, 2022, https://hornbybindings.omeka.net/items/show/15.