A Tour in Scotland. MDCCLXIX. Third edition.

  • Pennant, Thomas
  • Warrington: Printed by W. Eyres 1774
  • ESTC T110744.

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Description

4to, pp. xiii, [i], 388, [2, ads] + 21 engraved plates, of which 9 folding. Contemporary quarter calf, corners tipped in vellum, marbled boards, spine divided by gilt rules, green morocco label. A little spotting. Joints cracked but sound, binding rubbed, particularly to spine.

Notes

'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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