A General Description of the Shire of Renfrew; A Genealogical History of the Royal House of Stewart, George Crawfurd, George Robertson, 1818
A General Description of the Shire of Renfrew, Including an Account of the Noble and Ancient Families, who, from the Earliest Times, have had Property in that County, and the Most Remarkable Facts in the Lives of Distinguished Individuals, to Which is Added A Genealogical History of the Royal House of Stewart, and of the Several Noble and Illustrious Families of that Name, from the Year 1034, to the Year 1710; Collected from Public Records, Chartularies of Monastteries, and the Best historians and Private Mss. Publihsed in 1810 by George Crawfurd, Author of the Peerange of Scotland, &c. &c. and Continued to the Present Period, by George Robertson, Author of the Agricultural Survey of Midlothian, &c.
Published by J. Neilson, Paisley, 1818. Sold by H. Crichton, bookseller, Paisley, the Publisher; John Smith & Son, Glasgow; Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh; and Rest Fenner, London.
A good hardback with leather spine and plain paper boards. Boards are heavily rubbed, with worn corners, cover stains and wear. Gilt titles to spine. Inner joints are stengthened. Previous owners' bookplates and inscription to first pastedown, along with small bookseller's sticker. Blank free endpapers creased, and rear has a 2 cm hole. Rear endpapers with pencil annotations.
Dampstaining to first few pages including frontispiece and title page, and some stains elsewhere. The text is good - bright and clean overall with scattered foxing to plates. Pencil annotations from previous owner in places, which relate to the text. Some binding holes at inner margin. Includes two attractive fold-out colour maps with small tear near gutter. Occasional loose page. A few pages at the rear are detached from binding. Includes fold-out colour facsimile of Robert II Charter. Uncut edges.
Imperfect, but an interesting book on Scottish history in authentic condition for the period.
522pp + Errata. Includes frontispiece Plate + 3 additional Plates + 2 fold-out maps + 1 fold-out facsimile (all as called for).
Weight approximately 2.3kg (unpacked).
Dimensions: Approximately 330mm high x 268mm wide x 45mm deep.