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[Stewart (Dugald)] Account of the Life and Writings of William Robertson, first edition in book form, advertisement leaf at end, Marcus Gage's copy with his ink inscription "...got from Mr. M.McMahon, Dublin Octr. 22 nd 1804, and which has afforded him much Entertainment" at head of title, spotted at beginning and end, original boards, uncut, spotted and rubbed, spine cracked, 1801 § Denina (Carlo) An Essay on the Revolutions of Literature, translated by John Murdoch, first English edition, contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracked, spine ends worn, [1771], 4to & 12mo (2)

⁂ The first includes a lengthy correspondence with David Hume discussing Robertson's historical works and the Mary Queen of Scots question; the second includes a chapter on Scottish contemporary literature, praising especially the historical writing of Robertson and Hume.

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[Stewart (Dugald)] Account of the Life and Writings of William Robertson, first edition in book form, advertisement leaf at end, Marcus Gage's copy with his ink inscription "...got from Mr. M.McMahon, Dublin Octr. 22 nd 1804, and which has afforded him much Entertainment" at head of title, spotted at beginning and end, original boards, uncut, spotted and rubbed, spine cracked, 1801 § Denina (Carlo) An Essay on the Revolutions of Literature, translated by John Murdoch, first English edition, contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracked, spine ends worn, [1771], 4to & 12mo (2)

⁂ The first includes a lengthy correspondence with David Hume discussing Robertson's historical works and the Mary Queen of Scots question; the second includes a chapter on Scottish contemporary literature, praising especially the historical writing of Robertson and Hume.

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