Early Sources of Scottish History A.D. 500 to 1286, Alan Orr Anderson, 1922, No. 1 of only 16 sets, signed by Publisher
Early Sources of Scottish History A.D. 500 to 1286, collected and translated by Alan Orr Anderson.
Published by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1922. Published with the aid of a Grant, from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.
An extremely rare edition - the first we have ever seen on the market. Only sixteen numbered sets, printed on rag paper, of which this is Number 1. Signed by the Publisher. An important work for scholars of Scottish history. Even the standard issue was limited to just 600 copies.
A very good set of blue cloth hardbacks with black linen spine with gilt. Slightly sunned to spine. Light rubbing and minor bumping. All soundly bound. Bookplate of Arthur Melville Clark of Herriotshall and Oxton to first pastedown (1185-1990; Scottish educationalist, and author of several academic books about English literature and poetry).
Text pages are near fine - bright, clean and soundly bound. Rough cut edges as issued, to vertical and lower edge, with gilt to top edge. Text in English. A rare opportunity to own the No. 1 copy of an edition of just sixteen copies.
Vol I: clviii + 604pp.
Vol II: 805pp.
Weight approximately 2.25kg (the set unpacked).
Dimensions: Each volume approximately 237mm high x 163mm wide x 55mm deep.