Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life: A selection from the papers of the late Arthur Austin. The third edition.

  • 'Austin, Arthur'
  • Edinburgh: William Blackwood 1823


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8vo, pp. viii, 430. Contemporary olive green calf, spine divided by elaborate gilt rolls, green morocco label, other compartments tooled in gilt and blind, boards bordered with double gilt rules and blind rolls. A little spotting. Binding slightly rubbed and scratched, extremities a touch worn. A pencil note reading ‘Prof. John Wilson’ to front pastedown.


The third edition of this collection of prose that was likely written by John Wilson, a Scottish writer and philosophy professor at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known for his contributions to 'Noctes Ambrosianae', which were published in Blackwood's Magazine from 1822, and followed a number of characters based upon James Hogg, Thomas De Quincey, and other writers.

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