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MONRO, Robert.
Monro, His Expedition with the Worthy Scots Regiment (called Mac-Keyes Regiment) levied in August 1626. by Sr. Donald Mac-Key, Lord Rhees, Colonell for His Majesties Service of Denmark, and reduced after the Battaile of Nerling, to one Company in Sept. 1634 at Wormes in the Paltz. Discharged in severall Duties and Observations of Service; first under the Ma
London: Printed by William Jones, , 1637. The first regimental history in the English language and a commemoration of the "services and sufferings of Scots soldiers abroad" Small folio (291 x 183 mm). Contemporary plain ruled calf sometime neatly rebacked and corners refurbished, red edges. Typographical and woodcut ornaments, woodcut initials. Some wear to binding, bound without the final blank, light foxing and staining to title and following two gatherings, occasional foxing and browning, leaves 3G2 and 3G3 transposed. GLEDDERS TO SUPPLY NEW LABEL? First edition of this uncommon work, putatively printed at the sole expense of Donald Mackay, first Lord Reay, who raised the regiment in which Monro served. It "has several things to recommend it: it is the first regimental history, it contains a store of information, and it is highly readable" (Cockle); this copy with a fine chain of Scottish ownership Provenance: near contemporary ownership inscription at head of title page, "Cap[tain] John ?McHorn"; Martin's Caledonian Circulating Library, with their attractive early 19th century stamp to B1; engraved armorial bookplate of Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn (1779-1854), author and judge, best known for Memorials of His Times (1856) which "gives a vivid account of literary circles in Edinburgh" (Drabble, OCEL, p. 209),with a couple of marginal annotations, perhaps in his hand; Cockburn's library was sold shortly after his death, although this volume apparently was not included in that sale, so may have passed to: Thomas McLauchlan, whose ownership inscription ("Thos. McLauchl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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