Notes, Chiefly Correctory, on Dr Dibdin's Tour Through Scotland.

[Turnbull (William Barclay David Donald)]

Notes, Chiefly Correctory, on Dr Dibdin's Tour Through Scotland.

Description: FIRST EDITION, outer pages a little dust-soiled and foxed, pp. 16, tall 8vo, slightly later Bannantyne Club style burgundy roan backed cloth covered boards, a bit faded, spine rubbed

Publication Details: [Edinburgh:] 1838

Notes: David Murray's copy, with his bookplate, signature on title-page, notes also (identifying the author), as well as on fly-leaf. Turnbull himself appears in the text, as noted by Murray. A zesty (and immediate) exposé of inaccuracies in Dibdin's Bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque tour in the northern counties of England and in Scotland. Most of the inaccuracies stem from lack of local knowledge (and might have been more kindly dealt with), but there are glorious howlers too. Dibdin's self-regard is not unnoticed either. Rare: according to John Windle and Karma Pippin, "Thomas Frognall...more

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Antiquarian

Published Date: 1838

Stock Number: 62620

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