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The Pictorial History of Scotland, A.D. 79 - 1746, James Taylor, 3 book complete set

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The Pictorial History of Scotland, From the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion, A.D. 79 - 1746, by James Taylor, D.D.,assisted by Professor Lindsay, D.D., Professor Eadie, D.D., L.L.D., John Anderson, D.D., George Macdonald, Esq., F.E.I.S., and Other Contributors. In Two Volumes. Illustrated with Engravings on Steel. The set is actually bound in 3 books, with 'Volume 2' starting half way through the 2nd book. Complete set. This is rather useful as it makes the size of these volumes more manageable to read.


Published by James S. Virtue, London. Undated but believed to be 1859. 

A good set of 3 brown cloth hardbacks with black leather spines and corners. Raised bands, gilt titles and label to spine. Covers with some scuffing, bumping and wear. A small indentation to the top edge of one of the boards in volume 1. Soundly bound. Text block with feathered marbling to edges.

In each volume, the endpapers, and first and last few pages have foxing, which is quite pronounced, but after a few pages this disappears, with only occasional light scattered spotting through the text - generally located in the pages surrounding the plates, which is not unusual for this publication. A substantial and impressive set.

Text in English.

Volume I: xcvi + 1-410pp + Plates.

Volume II: 411-808pp + Plates, then title to Volume II, xcvi + 1-284pp + Plates.

Volume III: 285-1023pp + 1pp + Plates.

Dimensions: Each volume approximately 260mm high x 182mm wide x 45mm deep.

Weight: Approximately 5kg (the set - unpacked).