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Domestic, literary and village sketches.

Author T.J.
Title Domestic, literary and village sketches.
Imprint [London: W. Nicol]
Date of Publication [1823]
Language English
Notes This is the first edition of a whimsical collection of notes on literary travels in Scotland, and local pastimes in Sussex. Poetry is included and there are digressions on painting, sculpture, and landscape gardening. The lithographs are claimed by the anonymous author as his/her own work and show a high degree of draughtsmanship. The work includes a separately-paginated section on "Ossian's Hall" containing extracts from Ossian's poems with "cursory observations" and a coloured plate depicting an imaginary Ossian's hall, probably based on the Ossian's Hall (formerly known as the Hermitage), built in the 18th-century near Dunkeld, which became a popular tourist attraction.
Shelfmark AB.3.216.03
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 13/05/16
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