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Transactions of the Franco-Scottish Society, 1897-1935, 8 Volume Set

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Transactions of the Franco-Scottish Society (Scottish Branch), 1897-1935. A set of 8 volumes as follows;

Vol. I: 1897;

Vol II: 1898-1901;

Vol III: 1901-1903;

Vol IV: 1904-1906;

Vol V: 1906-1909;

Vol VI: 1909-1914;

Vol VII: 1914-1922;

Vol vIII: 1923-1935 (although spine indicates 1934).

The Franco-Scottish Society was founded in 1895, and has a number of Scottish branches including Aberdeen, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and St Andrews, which aim to foster friendship, of the Auld Alliance, between both nations through educational, cultural and social activities. These transactions documents would have only been available to members.

Published by the Franco-Scottish Society and printed in Edinburgh, 1897-1935. All first editions.

Scarce - Worldcat brings up only 8 library entries, and none appear to be substantial set.

A good set hardbacks with calf leather to spine and corners with red and black morocco labels with gilt and raised bands to spines. With cloth covering boards. Covers are scuffed, bumped, and worn, with some of the hinges strained. Around half of the inner joints have been strengthened with cloth tape.

The text pages are bright and clean. Vol. VII covers have the remains of old sellotape repairs, both internally and externally, now removed. With illustrated plates. Minor flaws such as occasional page edge tears or annotations should be expected. Far from perfect, but good to find such a comprehensive and uncommon set.

Text principally in English, with some French.

Weight approximately 5.6kg (the set unpacked).

Dimensions: Each volume approximately 220mm high x 143mm wide x 22-36mm deep.