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new and full, critical, biographical and geographical history of Scotland

William Duff

new and full, critical, biographical and geographical history of Scotland

containing the history of the succession of their kings, from Robert Bruce, to the present time, with an impartial account of their constitution, genius, manners and customs ... together with an appendix of a short but just history of their most remarkable writers and learned men ...

by William Duff

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Published by Printed for the author in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scotland -- History -- To 1603,
  • Scotland -- History -- 16th century

  • Edition Notes

    RBSC copy: With the bookplate of Alexander Dixon.

    Statementby An impartial hand [pseud.]
    ContributionsDixon, Alexander (bookplate)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination364 p. port., map.
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14925538M

    Provenance History of a particular copy of a book. Raised Bands Horizontal protruding strips found on the spine of a book. Reback To supply a worn binding with a new spine, usually made of the same material as the rest of the binding and decorated to match. When feasible the binder may preserve the original spine and affix it to the new. Filed under: Scotland -- History -- Mary Stuart, -- Fiction The Hopes of Hope Castle: or, The Times of Knox and Queen Mary Stuart (New York: American tract society, c), by S. T. Martyn (page images and uncorrected OCR text at MOA). This guide has been prepared primarily as an aid for those who are researching Scottish genealogy and local history at the Library of Congress, but it will also be useful for those searching in other large libraries. It is not comprehensive and is intended to be supplemented by Judith P. Reid's Sources for Research in English Genealogy and P. William Filby's American & British Genealogy.


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