HISTORY OF SCOTLAND During the Reigns of Queen Mary and King James VI Til His Accession of the Crown of England With a Review of the Scotch History Previous to that Period: And an Appendix Containing Original Papers

(London: For A. Millar, 1759).

RARE FIRST EDITION AND AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME SET IN FULLY ORIGINAL CONDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST MAJOR PUBLISHED WORK, and the first of the "Histories" for which he is best remembered.
Robertson was a historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. He made He made significant contributions to the writing of Scottish history, as well as that of Spain and the Americas. THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND was his first, and arguably most notable, historical work. Extremely popular in his own time, later editions are plentiful but this first edition is actually quite scarce and very seldom encountered in commerce. Item #31649

2 volumes. First Edition of Robertson's first major work, and a nice large copy with generous margins. 4to, in very handsome full contemporary sprinkled calf, the boards framed in double-ruled gilt, the spines with gilt hatched raised bands between compartments ornately gilt tooled in a floral and vine motif within gilt stippled borders, contrasting red and blue morocco labels attractively gilt tooled and lettered. viii, 437, errata and ad; 260, 118, [1], 39, errata, [30 index] pp. A very handsome set, the text especially clean and fresh, some very small worm holes in the very lower margin of Vol. I not affecting the text, generous margins. The calf is handsome and well preserved, a little splitting to the lower joint of Vol. II, the text blocks clean, the cords and bindings strong and sound.

Price: $1,850.00