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GROSE, FRANCIS.:
Antiquities of Scotland. In Two Volumes. Large Paper Edition.
London, Hooper & Wigstead, 1797 1st 2 Volumes. Large Hardback, 13.5 x 9.5 inches. Quarter bound calf leather binding with red and black leather spine labels and gilt spine decorations. Marbled paper boards. Speckled page edges, plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Professionally rebacked with contemporary leather to spines. Boards rubbed, edges and corners rubbed and bumped. Bookplates to fronts “R. Findlay.” Some mild foxing to engraved titles and first pages, inside pages all very clean, bright and tight, some minor darkening to edges of inner plates. Some small minor odd foxing spots here and there, else very clean and tight copies. 176 & 140pp. Illustrated with 85 & 106 (191) full-page b&w engraved plates including title vignettes. Does not include map. (Frontispieces are bound in text not at fronts.) An impressively illustrated set, Volume I covers Edinburgh, Haddington, Berwickshire, Roxburgh, Dumfrieshire. Volume II covers Galloway, Ayrshire, Tweedale, Kinrosshire, Stirlingshire, Perthshire, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Moray, Fife, Argyll, Arran, Skye, Inch Colm.
Bookseller: PROCTOR / THE ANTIQUE MAP & BOOKSHOP [DORCHESTER, United Kingdom]

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