A Tour in Scotland. MDCCLXIX. Third Edition. [With:] A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII. [And:] A Tour in Scotland. MDCCLXXII. Part II.

  • Pennant, Thomas
  • Warrington; Chester; London: Printed for W. Eyres; Printed by John Monk; Printed for Benj. White. 1774
  • ESTC T113910; T113907; T113911; T113908.


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3 vols., 4to, pp. xiii, [i], 388, [2, ads] + 21 plates; viii, 379, [1, ad] + engraved title-page, 1 map and 43 plates; 34, iv, 481, [1] + engraved title-page, 1 map and 46 plates. Modern half red morocco, red cloth boards, spines divided by raised bands and lettered direct in gilt. Plates offset to facing pages, else just a touch of spotting.


An attractive set of Pennant's account of his two tours of Scotland in 1769 and 1772, comprising the first quarto edition, for which new plates were produced, of the account of the 1769 Tour, and first editions of the 2 volumes delineating the 1772 Tour. Our third volume also contains the separately-paginated 34-page 'Additions' section following the engraved title-page, which ESTC records separately but which has its plates included in the plate-list for the main volume and is often found bound together with it.
'In 1769 Pennant undertook a tour of Scotland, chiefly of the highlands, a region then little known by outsiders yet of interest for its natural history... Motivated by favourable critical reaction to his 1769 Tour... Pennant undertook a second tour of Scotland in 1772... It is best understood as a complement to his earlier Scottish work and the culmination of a longer enterprise designed to describe and understand Scotland... The first volume of Pennant's 1772 Tour influenced Samuel Johnson, then engaged in writing his own Journey, just as the 1769 work had been a prompt to Johnson's Hebridean travels with Boswell' (ODNB).

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