A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, 4 Vols complete, 1st edition, 1835. LAN3134

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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Embellished with splendid and authentic portraits in four volumes.


Published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow and Edinburgh; W. Curry, Jun., & Co., Dublin; and Simpkin & Marshall, London, 1835.

1st edition hardback in vellum, bound by Carrs, Glasgow.

Very good example of this scarce set. Text is generally bright and clean, with spotting to plates and tissue guards. Shelf wear to covers and some marks and minor damages, but a very nice set overall. Previous owner's copperplate signature to first free endpaper of all volumes dated to March 23rd 1835.

4 Volumes, each approx 220mm high x 145mm wide x 40mm deep. Set weighs approximately 3.3kg unpacked.

Vol. I: vi + 558pp.
Vol. II: 600pp
Vol. III: 588pp.
Vol. IV: 551pp.

Plus plates.