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The library of Drummond of Hawthornden

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The main part of this book is a catalogue of a private library collected in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, and as such gives not only a picture of William Drummond as a man of cultivation, a good classical scholar,and an unusually able linguist, but also a valuable insight into the literary taste of the period of Shakespeare and Jonson. Drummond was considered an educated man of his day which is what makes this study of his books particularly interesting. Dr MacDonald has prefaced his catalogue with a lengthy and pertinent discussion of Drummond's life and interests and of the book-reading and book-buying habits of the educated society of the time as revealed in this important collection. Hardback edition, Book is sound. Dustcover is in fair condition, the spine edges show signs of bumping and small tears. The top edges are also a bit bent over and there is an. aprox 1 inch biro mark on the front page of the dustcover. All the dustcover corners show signs of wear, slight damage and the green colour has rubbed away.The book is dark green clothbound with gold embossed lettering along the spine and an insignia on the top front left corner and the back top right corner in gold embossed lettering and design. There is slight bumping top and bottom spine edges and the outside page edges have some tanning on them. the inside front page shows signs of a pencil mark that has been erased. All the pages inside are clean, unmarked and in unread condition.

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Author(s):
R.H.MacDOnald
Condition:
Used: good
ISBN-10:
0852240198
ISBN-13:
9780852240199
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
The library of Drummond of Hawthornden

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The main part of this book is a catalogue of a private library collected in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, and as such gives not only a picture of William Drummond as a man of cultivation, a good classical scholar,and an unusually able linguist, but also a valuable insight into the literary taste of the period of Shakespeare and Jonson. Drummond was considered an educated man of his day which is what makes this study of his books particularly interesting. Dr MacDonald has prefaced his catalogue with a lengthy and pertinent discussion of Drummond's life and interests and of the book-reading and book-buying habits of the educated society of the time as revealed in this important collection. Hardback edition, Book is sound. Dustcover is in fair condition, the spine edges show signs of bumping and small tears. The top edges are also a bit bent over and there is an. aprox 1 inch biro mark on the front page of the dustcover. All the dustcover corners show signs of wear, slight damage and the green colour has rubbed away.The book is dark green clothbound with gold embossed lettering along the spine and an insignia on the top front left corner and the back top right corner in gold embossed lettering and design. There is slight bumping top and bottom spine edges and the outside page edges have some tanning on them. the inside front page shows signs of a pencil mark that has been erased. All the pages inside are clean, unmarked and in unread condition.

Author(s):
R.H.MacDOnald
Condition:
Used: good
ISBN-10:
0852240198
ISBN-13:
9780852240199
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
The library of Drummond of Hawthornden

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