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Title:The James Carmichaell Collection of Proverbs in Scots : From the Original Manuscript in the Edinburgh University Library
Price:GBP£12.00 (about USD$16.30)
Item ID:B009-3965
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1957
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Edinburgh University Press, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

Quarter cream cloth with marbled paper boards; The manuscript, gifted to the University in 1700, lay largely unnoticed until 1924 when it was briefly studied when the Scottish Text Society were about to publish an edition of Fergusson's Proverbs. However, Professor Anderson has spent considerably more time & effort in deciphering & studying the writings together with other works in the original bequest, thus establishing that the collection was made by James Carmichaell who was a graduate of St Andrew's & minister of Haddington from1570 until his death in 1628. He was also appointed to enquire officialy into the Bothwell witch case in North Berwick. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 149 pages. hand-written ref. No. to fep.. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Brown titles spine. Library stamp to reverse of title page, number to spine & label inside front cover. illustrated by six double-sided plates of b/w. photo's.. Includes appendix; notes & glossary. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Language & Linguistics; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Scottish Text; Scottish Dialect; Scotland; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3965.
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