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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by  Samuel] [Johnson - First Edition - 1775 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 019997)

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

by [Johnson, Samuel]

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London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First Edition. Octavo. First issue with the 12 line errata. 384pp. [1] errata. From the library of William Markwick of Denn Park, dated Feb. 2nd, 1785. Markwick was made a Fellow of the Linnaean Society in 1792. He was also known for his useful and pioneering work in phrenology, the study of when annual events happen in nature. He wrote several works on birds, plants and general zoology but most remained unpublished and in the hands of the Linnaean Society. Bound in contemporary calf, raised bands, red morocco spine label gilt, outer joints have been re-enforced, housed in a custom clamshell box. A clean bright copy of Johnson's travel with Boswell through Scotland. Later, Boswell himself wrote a companion volume Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides about his journey.


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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
[Johnson, Samuel]
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for W. Strahan and T. Cadell
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Scotland Travel
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spine label
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Errata: aka Errata Slip A piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being... [more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with... [more]
First Edition
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Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the... [more]
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raised band(s)
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