"An invaluable early work on the history of St. Andrews, the town where the first golf club began."James Grierson. Delineations of St. Andrews; Being a Particular Account of Every Thing Remarkable in the History and Present State of the City and Ruins, the University, and Other Interesting Objects of That Ancient Ecclesiastical Capital of Scotland: Including many curious Anecdotes and Events in the Scottish History. Embellished with Three Elegant Views, and a Plan of the Town. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, P. Bower, Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1807.
First edition. Twelvemo. viii, 244 pages. Illustrated with four copper-engraved plates, including three views, the frontispiece, and a plan of St. Andrews in 1802.
Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled paper-covered boards. All edges sprinkled blue. Moderate wear to edges of boards, especially to bottom edges. Chipping to spine ends, and with a crease running down the center of the spine. Binding a bit shaken. Hinges ever-so-slightly starting. A half-inch half-circular dampstain to the lower edge of the gutter, affecting some interior pages. Small tear to the margin of page 111/112. Frontispiece stained and partially detached. An attractive and unsophisticated copy of an exceedingly rare book in very good condition.
"An invaluable early work on the history of St. Andrews, the town where the first golf club began" (Donovan and Murdoch 270).
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