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John Stuart (Editor)
Sculptured Stones Of Scotland [Two Volumes – First Editions – 306 Engraved Plates]
Edinburgh: Printed for The Spalding Club. London: Printed for the Spalding Club, 1856 and 1867, First Editions. Very solid quarter leather binding with cloth boards, two volumes complete with 306 engraved plates (138 to Vol I and 168 to Vol II). The Spalding Club was the name of three successive antiquarian and text publication societies founded in Aberdeen, which published scholarly editions of texts and archaeological studies relevant to the history of Aberdeenshire and its region. The clubs were named after the 17th-century historian John Spalding. The original club was founded by Joseph Robertson (1810–1866) in 1839, and included among its members Cosmo Innes and John Stuart. Stuart served as secretary and was editor of many of the works published. Thirty-eight quarto volumes appeared in the club's main numbered series, as well as another six volumes uniform with but not part of that series. Seventeen of these volumes were edited by John Stuart: his more important works included Sculptured Stones of Scotland (1856 and 1867), a highly valued work of antiquarian reference; and The Book of Deer (1869), an edition of an important manuscript Gospel Book held at one time at the abbey of Deer. The club ceased to be active after 1870. Approximately 15 inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gilt titles to black leather spines with some marks and scratches. Joints – good condition – sound. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – scratched and marked. Page edges – good condition – sound, tanned. See above and photos. Interna … [Click Below for Full Description]
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