Title: Peter's Letters to His Kinfolk [three volumes]
Author: Peter Morris, M.D. [John Gibson Lockhart]
Description: Stated Second edition, 1819. Three volumes. Library rebind in ochre cloth with black lettering on spine. Pinhole library stamp on title pages and on all illustrated plates. Labels on front paste-down. 14 portraits on plates. 8vo. pp. xv, viii, 333; viii, 363; ix, 351. Placed in archival mylar wrappers with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-coordinated paper to mask the call number.
These letters were written under Lockhart's pseudonym, Dr. Peter Morris. John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854) was a Scottish critic, novelist, and the notable biographer of father-in-law, Sir Walter Scott. He was a contributor to Blackwood's Magazine and aligned with the Tory Party.
This set came from the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), an Irish-born pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Printed for William Blackwood, Edinburgh; T. Cadell and W. Davies, London; and John Smith and Son, Glasgow
Keywords: Scottish Enlightenment, Edinburgh, Blackwood's,
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