Antiquities & Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a Series of Letters to Thomas Pennant, Esqr.

  • Cordiner, Charles
  • London: [n. pr.] 1780
  • ESTC T56850.




FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. 173, [11] + engraved title-page and 21 plates (1 folding). Contemporary marbled calf, spine divided by gilt rolls and rules, black morocco labels, other compartments tooled centrally in gilt. A little scattered toning, some offsetting from plates. Joints split but cords holding, a little wear to extremities, one label lost and the other mostly so. 2 armorial bookplates, one of Newton Charles Ogle, the other signed J.J. Ogle (covering an earlier bookplate), small shelfmark label to pastedown, indistinct pencil ownership signature to flyleaf dated Jan ’90.


The first significant publication by Charles Cordiner (?1746-1794), minister of St Andrew's Chapel in Banff. This and his follow-up, 'Remarkable Ruins', were 'early contributions to the construction of a romantic image of the Scottish highlands; and both were conceived as supplements to Thomas Pennant's very successful Scottish tours of 1769 and 1772' (ODNB).

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