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The Edinburgh almanack for the year MDCCLXXVII.

Author [Anon]
Title The Edinburgh almanack for the year MDCCLXXVII.
Imprint Edinburgh : R. Fleming
Date of Publication 1777
Language English
Notes This 1777 printing of the Edinburgh almanack (no copies recorded in ESTC) is notable for being in a contemporary red morocco wallet binding. An examination of the tools used on the binding shows that it is the work of Edinburgh's finest bookbinder of the 18th century, James Scott, and not recorded in J.H. Loudon's bibliography of Scott's work. The edges of the boards are decorated with the rococo-style rolls used by Scott. The lion rampant tool used on the spine is listed by Loudon as having been used by Scott's son, William, in the 1780s; however, the use here would indicate that it was used first by James Scott. No other wallet bindings by either Scott are recorded by Loudon, making this a rare and handsome oddity.
Shelfmark Bdg.s.961
Reference Sources J.H. Loudon, "James Scott and William Scott, bookbinders" (London, 1980); bookseller's notes
Acquired on 29/11/13
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