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Lot 1344: 2V Edward Topham LETTERS FROM EDINBURGH 1775 Antique Scottish History & Social Studies Military Observations
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Letters from Edinburgh; Written in the Years 1774 and 1775: Containing Some Observations on the Diversions, Customs, Manners, and Laws of the Scotch Nation, during a Six Months Residence in Edinburgh.
Author: Edward Topham - Topham was the son of Francis Topham, LL.D. (d. 15 October 1770), Master of Faculties and judge of the Prerogative Court at York, whose feud with Dean Fountayne was lampooned by Laurence Sterne in "The History of a Warm Watch Coat."
Publisher: Printed for W. Watson and 14 others
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce Irish edition of this work. The antique set is bound in full leather with cracked hinges and moderate external wear. The text blocks are solid. The armorial bookplate of the Parry family appears on the front pastedowns. The pages show mild age toning and occasional heavier spotting/toning (mostly marginal) and pencil notations.
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