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Title: The History of the Shire of Renfrew. A Genealogical History of the Royal House of Stewart, with a Genealogical Account of the Illustrious House of Hanover, from the time of their intermarriage with the Stewart family, to the present period. Also, A Genealogical History of the Nobility and Gentry of the County of Renfrew. And, An exact Survey of the County; together with the present State of the public Buildings, Manufactures, different Religions, &c. &c. Collected From the Public Records, ancient Chartularies, the Works of the best Historians, &c. Brought from the earliest Accounts to the Year MDCCX, by Mr. George Crawfurd: And continued to the present Period, by William Semple.
Description: Paisley: Printed and Sold by Alex Wier...and by the Author, 1782. Small 4to, 208 x 182 mms., pp. viii, vi, 108, 334, 5 [6 blank], contemporary sheepskin, red leather label; tear in 2F1 (pp. 221 - 222) with loss of seven words on p. 221, very slight marginal worming of last few leaves, top and base of front joint cracked, top and base of spine chipped, binding a little dried. Crawfurd (c. 1695 - 1748) published this work in Edinburgh in 1710. Another edition of Semple's edition was published in 1818. He was employed by Simon Fraser to find support for Fraser's claim to the barony of Lovat, and though he carried out a lot of research for Fraser, he was never paid for it, even though Crawfurd's research was directly responsible for the success of Fraser's claim.

Keywords: history genealogy prose Scottish Enlightenment

Price: GBP 220.00 = appr. US$ 314.16 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 6395

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