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ANNALS OF PETERHEAD, from its foundation to the present time: including The Rise, Progress, Improvements, Shipping, Manufactures, Commerce, Trade, Wells, Baths, &c of the Town A Sketch of the Character of the Inhabitants With Plates
Peterhead, Scotland: Printed at the Auchwedden-Press by the Author. Sold by him, the booksellers in Peterhead, and the principal booksellers in Scotland, 1819. Full Title: "Annals of Peterhead, from its foundation to the present time : including an account of the rise, progress, improvements, shipping, manufactures, commerce, trade, wells, baths, &c. of the town. Also a sketch of the character of the inhabitants, their civil and ecclesiastical state. An excursion to the Bullers of Buchan, Slains Castle &c. with their description, the scenery of the country round, remarks on Dr. Johnson's Tour to the Hebrides &c. Biographical notices of men of learning and genius; among whom are George Earl Marischal, founder of Peterhead, and Marischal College, Aberdeen. With a number of curious articles hitherto unpublished. With plates engraved by the author / By P. Buchan, author of the Recreation of leisure hours, &c.." Approx. 22.5 cm., pp. [ii] - prefatory advert. for Buchan's prospective publication of "An Historical and Authentic Account of the Ancient and Noble Family of Keith, Earls Marischal of Scotland ...," followed by a half-title, [xii], [9]-144. Folding engraved frontispiece view + 4 engraved plates, deckled edges; original boards. Expertly and sympathetically rebacked, corners consolidated, one gathering sprung loose, 2 near invisible paper repairs (one to lower corner of title-page, the other to fore-edge of rear free endpaper, minor offsetting, occasional light foxing. Overall, a very good copy. Contains a chapter, with one plate, on the Greenland Whale Fishing. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.
      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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