Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders of Scotland: to…

Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders of Scotland: to which are added, Translations from the Gaelic; and Letters connected with those formerly published. In two Volumes... by [GRANT, Anne].
‘A land of apparitions’ (Young)

~ Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders of Scotland: to which are added, Translations from the Gaelic; and Letters connected with those formerly published. In two Volumes... London: [J. Hay & Co. Edinburgh] for Longman, Hurst [and others] and John Anderson in Edinburgh, 1811.

2 vols., 12mo (177 × 104 mm), pp. viii, 304; iv, 365, [1] errata. Some light browning and spotting. Contemporary half calf, flat panelled spines tooled in gilt and blind. Head and foot of vol. I chipped, and lower joint starting, but firm. Bookplates of John Swire Scott, and 19th century presentation inscriptions. A good copy.

First edition. Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders found favour among readers with a taste for the poetry of Burns and Scot, as well as among Romantics who looked to the Scottish Highlands for evidence of a society uncorrupted by the vices of modern society. Anne Grant was born in Glasgow, but spent her childhood in America and is best known for her ‘Memoirs of an American Lady’ (1808).

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