ROBERTSON, Joseph. ~ On scholastic Offices in the Scottish Church in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. [N.p., ?Edinburgh or Aberdeen]: printed for private circulation, 1853.
8vo (223 × 175 mm.), pp. 28. Blind stamp of Free Church College Library, Glasgow to title, withdrawn stamp of Glasgow University Library to verso of title. Original paper wrappers, somewhat torn. Manuscript ink inscription by the author to upper wrapper. A very good copy.
Scarce first edition of this work on the medieval Scottish church, inscribed by the author: ‘James T. Gibson Craig esqe with the author’s compliments.’ Nineteenth-century author and historian, Joseph Robertson (1810-66) wrote widely on the history of Scotland; this pamphlet preceded by some years his seminal work on medieval ecclesiastical history, Concilia Scotiae (1866), a two-volume edition of the pre-Reformation Scottish church’s canon law and constitutions.