Edinburgh: Printed by T. Ruddiman and Co, 1785. 12mo. 2 parts in 1. (4),38,60;36pp. Nicely bound in early 20th c. 1/2 red morocco, gilt decorated spine, over marbled boards. Table of contents leaf closely trimmed at fore-margin, affecting a few page numbers. Bookplate on front pastedown. A scarce early edition. Two of the selections in the first part are in macaronic verse (Latin and Scots). The second part, "A Collection of Scottish Proverbs," are arranged in alphabetical order. Fergusson, the compiler of this work, died in 1598. Among the authors represented are Robert Forbes, William Forbes, and William Drummond. (Inventory #: 3753)
Early Printing, Travel, History of Printing, Science & Technology, Incunabula, Religion and Philosophy
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