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Elgin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Memorandum on the Subject of the Earl of Elgin's Pursuits in Edinburgh: Balfour, Kirkwood & Co., 1811. First edition, 4to, [ii], 33, modern boards, very slight marginal discolouration

Footnote: Note: The very rare Quarto issue. "It was probably prepared at Elgin's expense for free distribution to opinion formers such as other peers. The Murray 8vo edition, that is far more common, was also printed for free distribution (One of mine is a presentation copy) but also sold by Murray. Another example of the transition from an aristocratic to a commercial form of text copying" (pencil note by William St. Clair, on endpaper). Provenance: From the Library of the Late William St Clair
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Elgin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Memorandum on the

Estimate £250 - £350
Feb 02, 2022
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Starting Price £200
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Lyon & Turnbull

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Head of Department, Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs
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Est. £250 - £350Starting Price £200
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Elgin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Memorandum on the Subject of the Earl of Elgin's Pursuits in Edinburgh: Balfour, Kirkwood & Co., 1811. First edition, 4to, [ii], 33, modern boards, very slight marginal discolouration

Footnote: Note: The very rare Quarto issue. "It was probably prepared at Elgin's expense for free distribution to opinion formers such as other peers. The Murray 8vo edition, that is far more common, was also printed for free distribution (One of mine is a presentation copy) but also sold by Murray. Another example of the transition from an aristocratic to a commercial form of text copying" (pencil note by William St. Clair, on endpaper). Provenance: From the Library of the Late William St Clair

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