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A collection of poems in six volumes.

Author [Dodsley, Robert, ed.]
Title A collection of poems in six volumes.
Imprint London : J. Dodsley
Date of Publication 1770
Language English
Notes This handsome 6-volume set of English poetry was bound by James Scott of Edinburgh, the most celebrated of 18th-century Scottish bookbinders. It was formerly in the library of Invercauld Castle, Aberdeenshire, one of a number of bindings executed by Scott for the Farquharson family who lived there. Dodsley's first collection of poetry was published in 1748, in three volumes, later editions were expanded to six volumes as a sign of its popularity. These particular bindings are not identified in Loudon's 1980 work on James and William Scott, but can be identified by the use of the Italianate operatic mask tool on the spines, which was one of Scott's tools. The flourish used to decorate the centre of some of the spine compartments can also be identified as a Scott tool, as well as the roll used to edge the boards.
Shelfmark Bdg.s.955-960
Reference Sources J.H. Loudon, James Scott and William Scott, bookbinders (1980); Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 16/11/12
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