The Ancient Bath at Burghead, with Remarks on its Origin, as shewn by Existing Baths of the Same Shape and Design. [With:] Notes on the Ramparts of Burghead, as Revealed by Recent Excavations. [And:] Notes on Further Excavations at Burghead.

  • Young, Hugh W.
  • Edinburgh: Printed by Neill and Company 1890


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AUTHOR’S OWN COPY, 3 vols. bound as 1, small 4to, pp. 14; 16; 15, [1] (including frontispiece). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, black morocco label, top edge gilt. Some scattered soiling, one leaf creased. A little rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Hugh W. Young of Burghead to rear pastedown, inscription to title-page of third pamphlet neatly crossed out.


The author's own copy of three short papers on archaeological findings in the Pictish site in Burghead, Moray. The second and third papers here are reprinted from the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Library Hub records just two copies, at NLS and Newcastle, both of which are the three pamphlets bound together as here, suggesting they were issued together despite the range of dates. Against this, the overwritten inscription to the title-page of 'Further Excavations' argues for its origin as a separate publication, with the illegible writing plausibly a presentation inscription that went unpresented. NLS notes the publication as one of 80 copies though there is no indication of that limitation here.

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