Publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society Volume 3

Publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... and Galloway Song: with Historical and Traditional Notices relative to the Manners and Customs of the Peasantry. Now first published by Robert Hartley Cromek, F.A.S. Ed., Editor of 'The Reliques of Robert Burns' vignette. 'a faithful portrait, unadorned, Of manners lingering yet in Scotia's vales.' London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand, By T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street. 1810. 8vo. Title-leaf, A in four, a, b, B to Z, AA in fours, BB in two; or pp. 2 viii., xxxii., 370, 2. Pp. 59-61, "The Pawky Auld Kimmer," a ballad of one reckoned a witch. Pp. 272-293, Appendix E. History of Witchcraft sketched from the Popular Tales of the Peasantry of Nithsdale and Galloway. Pp. 293-310, Appendix F. Character of the Scottish Lowland Fairies, from the popular Belief of Nithsdale and Galloway. I8I2 71. Ravillac Redivivus. Ravillac Redivivus was reprinted in Somers' Tracts. See the "Second Edition, revised, augmented, and arranged by Walter Scott, Esq. London 1812," 40. Vol. VIII. pp. 510-553. The editor has prefixed a short notice of Hickes from Anthony Wood, including an "account of the period and purpose of composing the pamphlet." He then says: --"Of the following tract it need only be said, that it was written to justify the cruelties exercised upon the unfortunate fanatics of the west of Scotland by the tyrannical administration of the Duke of Lauderdale, and contains many exaggerations, and some actual falsehoods, which the reader will find corrected in the notes. "The pamphlet first appeared in 1678 see No. 17, and afterwards, in an enlarged state, in 1682 see No. 19. It was reprinted and considerably altered by Curl, in 1710 see No. 42, under the new title of The Spirit of Fanaticism...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236513215
  • 9781236513212