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The Autobiography of Doctor Alexander Carlyle of Inveresk 1722-1805

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Title:The Autobiography of Doctor Alexander Carlyle of Inveresk 1722-1805
Price:GBP£12.50 (about USD$15.70)
Book ID:B009-3942
Publisher:T. N. Foulis Ltd, Edinburgh, 1910
Edition:First Thus
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Fair Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
T. N. Foulis Ltd, 1910, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Thus

grey end-papers & 19 pages of tissue-guarded, colour frontis. portrait of Dr. Carlyle; title page in green & black with vignette of Old College, Glasgow; prefatory notes; contents & illustrations lists. A new edition, with many additional notes & 32 b/w. portraits of eminent men of the time in photogravure. Born in Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Dr. Carlyle was educated at the University of Edinburgh (M.A. 1743), University of Glasgow and University of Leiden. In 1745 he was a witness to the Battle of Prestonpans, the first significant engagement of the Jacobite rising of that year. From 1748, until his death he was minister at Inveresk in Midlothian (just west of Prestonpans), and during this long career rose to high eminence in the Church of Scotland not only as leader of the moderate or "broad" Church section, but as Moderator of the General Assembly 1770 and Dean of the Chapel Royal in 1789. He was associated with Principal Robertson as an ecclesiastical leader. Carlyle's autobiography recalls the Porteous Riots of 1736, and his friendship with Adam Smith, David Hume, Charles Townshend and John Home, the dramatist. At the back are 4 pages of publisher's titles. New Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 19 + 615 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. foxing to publisher's titles adverts only. Deckled outer & bottom edges (rough cut). Top edge gilt in good condition. Gilt titles spine & front. front end-paper removed; tear to margin of pages 27/28 (repaired by previous owner). black cloth. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History; Scottish History; Theology; Scotland; 18th century; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3942.
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