Northern Notes and Queries or The Scottish Antiquary, Hallen, 1886-1903
Northern Notes and Queries or The Scottish Antiquary, Edited by the Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen. A complete run of 17 Parts bound in 9 Volumes.
Published by David Douglas, and William Green & Sons, Edinburgh 1888-1903 (although Volume 1 content begins from 1886).
A very good set of this impressive journal which was issued quarterly, then collated and bound in these beautiful volumes. A scarce publication with few sets coming to the market. There are very few copies listed on Worldcat.
A very good set, approaching near fine, bound in half leather with marbled boards. Navy blue leather, though sunned to brown on the spines (Volume 1 faded more than the others, with some sun fading on the rear cover too).
Lovely binding with raised bands and marbled endpapers. Small 4mm hole next to Volume number on the last volume in the set. Text is nice and clean throughout.
Provenance: Bookplate of David Murray (1842-1928), and his signature to free endpapers - a Scottish lawyer and book collector, and a prominent benefactor to Glasgow University, who presented a huge personal library of books and manuscripts to the University in 1927.
Each volume 257mm high x 167mm wide.
Weight of set approximately 10.25kg (unpacked).