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Antiquities & Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a series of letters, to Thomas Pennant.
London 1781 - First and only edition. In early 1900s half brown calf with marble boards, gilt tooling, corners brushed. Spine, blind and gilt tooling, titles in gilt, lightest of wear. Internally, pencil note stating Cullen Library and that received in 1875 and short no. to fpd, engraved title page with the vignette of Castle Haven, [2], 173 pp, 21 plates (1 folding), plus vignette, [11] includes the plate list and errata, some very light offsetting, text block edges sprinkled red. A pleasing, very good copy with the plates being particularly clean. (ESTC T56850. Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554. Larissa P Watkins - Burnessia 34). Cordiner, Scottish Episcopal clergyman and antiquary, whose significance centres on two publications: Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a Series of Letters to Thomas Pennant (1780) and Remarkable ruins and romantic prospects of north Britain. Both works, relying on visual and verbal description, were early contributions to the construction of a romantic image of the Scottish highlands; and both were conceived as supplements to Thomas Pennant's very successful Scottish tours of 1769 and 1772. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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