CALENDAR OF THE LAING CHARTERS A.D. 854-1837 Belonging to the University of Edinburgh
Edition: First Edition
Edinburgh: James Thin, 1899. Thick quarto, original dark blue cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (viii), (1054), (2), indexed. Some damp spotting to covers neatly touched up; one inch cloth tears at foot of spine neatly repaired; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean and now tight copy, text leaves unopened at edges. "The contents of this volume represent a part of the large collection of manuscripts bequeathed to the University of Edinburgh by the late David Laing, LL.D., who died in October 1878. As is well known, he also left a marvellous collection of rare books. These were sold at Sotheby's salerooms in 1879, and realised a large sum [here is inserted in manuscript the figure of 90K pounds)." - editor's Preface. The indexes are of persons, places, and notaries-public. The charter's are arranged chronologically. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required..