London: John Murray, 1824. First Edition. 8vo, [viii], 208, with frontispiece and folding plate; full crushed morocco gilt with gilt dentrelles, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands; t.e.g. Leather book label of Robert Hoe on front pastedown; front board detached; internally fine. Item #205843
A lovely copy of this compendium by the noted Scottish antiquarian, with a distinguished provenance. The frontispiece is a full-length portrait of King James I; the folding plate, which follows the section devoted to his Life, is a facsimile of a royal charter in James's hand. The elegant binding is by the Club Bindery.