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The Secret Commonwealth

 Fonds — Volume: Gen.308D
Identifier: Coll-1840

Scope and Contents

18th century copy of Robert Kirk's 'Secret Commonwealth', a treatise on fairy folklore, witchcraft, ghosts, fauns etc, bound by William Henderson in 1814 (according to note on end paper).

Dates

  • 18th century

Creator

Physical Description

19th century binding (1814); 1 end paper contemporary with binding; further older end paper bearing 19th century inscription; unnumbered leaf bearing introductory text; paginated thereafter 1-61, 61-99; blank leaf; end paper contemporary with binding.

Extent

1 volume

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Storey, Accession E61/18.

Related Materials

Kirk's 'own copy' of Secret Commonwealth, narrated to Robert Campbell, is in the Laing Collection, La.III.551

Physical Description

19th century binding (1814); 1 end paper contemporary with binding; further older end paper bearing 19th century inscription; unnumbered leaf bearing introductory text; paginated thereafter 1-61, 61-99; blank leaf; end paper contemporary with binding.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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