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A Tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX
Warrington: W Eyres, 1774 3rd ed, large 8vo, VG, 21 pls. In full calf, slightly worn, gilt floral chain to edges, corners and edges slightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid retaining old, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red leather label. Internally, marbled endpapers and text block edges, hinges strengthened, no inscriptions etc, (xiii), [1], [1], 2-388 pp, eng tp + 21 pls (of 21, with 2 folding), some offsetting of plates and spotting and some browning to blanks. The appendix, which consists of 8 numbers is, apart from No 8, The Itinerary, new, the plates are also new, engraved by P Mazell from drawings by Moses Griffith. (Powell 138. ESTC T113910. Lowndes 1828. Cohen 248. Allibone 1553) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer who in 1769 undertook a tour of Scotland, chiefly of the highlands, a region then little known by outsiders yet of interest for its natural history. He drew upon local specialist knowledge—men such as the Revd Dr John Walker, who had travelled extensively in the highlands and Hebrides in 1764 and 1766, and, in Aberdeen, the natural historian David Skene, who showed Pennant his cabinet of natural history and advised him on zoological and botanical specimens. See ODNB.
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