Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames:
one of the senators of the College of justice, and one of the lords commissioners of justiciary in Scotland: containing sketches of the progress of literature and general improvement in Scotland during the greater part of the eighteenth century.Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech, 1807 Stock Code: 149748
First edition of Lord Woodhouselee's account of the life and times of the Scottish enlightenment philosopher Henry Home Kames, containing a large number of letters to and from Kames, including several from David Hume.
2 volumes, quarto (267 x 207 mm). Contemporary marbled boards with vellum tips, rebacked in calf with red morocco label, brown speckled edges.
Portrait frontispiece in vol. I, 2 engraved leaves of specimens of Kames's handwriting in vol. II.
Early notation "Cornwall Library" and shelf marks to front pastedowns, with devices stamped to top edges. Complete with half-titles and instructions to binder. Labels a little chipped, light rubbing to sides, offsetting from frontispiece and contents lightly browned, closed tear not affecting text at foot of vol. II appendix pp. 19/20, repair to another tear foot of pp. 73/4, pp. 73-84 of Appendix in vol. II duplicated. A very good copy.
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