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The Privileges of the Royal Burrows
Edinburgh - Printed by the Heirs and Successors to Andrew Anderson, 1707 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of The Privileges of the Royal Burrows by William Black. Bound in leather. First Edition. Uncommon. With an armorialnameplate on the front pastedown for Daniel Fisber. William Black, d. 1745, was probably Scottish, and possiblythe owner of a cloth manufactory near Aberdeen. This William Black, advocate, petitioned parliament to make a charge upon the county of Aberdeen, for the support of boys working at his manufactory, during the first five years of their apprenticeships. The petition apparentlysucceeded. Condition: The binding is firm. The front board is detached. The rear hinge is starting. The first eight pages are detached, including the title page. There is significant wear to the extremities, including significant bumping and rubbing, with loss to the leather on the spine. Internally the pages have some browning, and scattered spotting. There is a browned watermark to the bottom of the page from the title page to page 80 of the text, and a small section missing from the edge of the 26th page of the Appendix. Overall the condition is good only, due to detached board and pages..
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
Last Found On: 2013-07-20           Check availability:      Biblio    

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