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The Antiquities of Scotland [ Complete in 2 Volumes. Large Paper Copy ] ] by Grose Francis - First Edition - 1789 - from George Jeffery Books and Biblio.com

The Antiquities of Scotland [ Complete in 2 Volumes. Large Paper Copy ] ]

by Grose Francis

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London: S. Hooper, 1789. Probably a Large paper copy. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 13 1/4 x 10 inches. Collation, xxiii,[1],176pp, [2],iv,171-308pp, frontis & title vignettes, 180 plates, lacking 8 plates. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels, boards have gilt lines and fleur-de-lis to corners, marble endpapers. Calf rubbed/worn, some loss on spines, hinge joints cracked, boards attached but loose. Internally, some browning to endpapers, occasional to text, light staining to margin of some plates. A good copy. . First Edition. Full Period Calf. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
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