Scotland and Scotsmen in The Eighteenth Century (2 Vols) 1888 by JOHN RAMSAY Social Life, Scottish Customs & Manners, Biography, History


Title: Scotland and Scotsmen in The Eighteenth Century, from the MSS. of John Ramsay, Esq. of Ochtertyre, in two volumes [Vol. I & II]

Author: John Ramsay; Edited by Alexander Allardyce

Description: Original burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Ex-non circulating library. Light wear to corners and spine edges; bottom edge of rear board of second volume is heavily bumped. Bookplates and labels on front endpapers of each volume. Pinhole library stamp on the title page and one additional leaf of each volume. V1: xxiv, 554; V2: 568 pages. 8.75 x 5.5 inches.

Each volume has been placed in removable, clear archival sleeve with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-coordinated paper to mask the call number.

From the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. The eight-thousand volume collection, considered one of the finest on the west coast, was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Volume I: Introduction. [I] The Revival of Letters in Scotland. [II] The Judges. [III] Lord Kames. [IV] Church and Universities before 1745. [V] Men of Genius and Taste from 1745 to 1763. [VI] Professors and Clergymen, 1745-1760.

Volume II: [VII] The Church and the Secession. [VIII] The Scottish Gentry. [IX] Some Scottish Ladies. [X] Agriculture. [XI] Some Scottish Worthies. [XII] Experiences of a Landlord. [XIII] The Highlanders. [XIV] Highland Superstitions. [XV] The Highlands and the Rebellions. [XVI] Ramsayana. Index.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
Place: Edinburgh and London
Year: 1888

Keywords: biographies, biography, social life, manners, customs, history,

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