John Riddell`s interleaved copy of ‘A System of Heraldry’ by Alexander Nisbet, in two volumes (Edinburgh, 1804), containing notes and amendments in his hand, chiefly in 25.8.6, in the margin of the text and on the interleaves, written possibly for a proposed revised edition. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
Adv.MSS.25.8.6-25.8.7
Level of Description
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Dates

  • 1804, ?1813. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    2 volumes. Folio.

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Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    Riddell may have acquired the two volumes separately; in 25.8.6 the interleaves are watermarked 1804 and his signature appears on the Advertisement sheet dated 1806; in 25.8.7, the interleaves are watermarked 1813 and his signature appears on the title page dated 1809; also the bindings are different. A few letters and papers are tipped in at various places.

  • Bibliography

    Maidment, John. ‘The Riddell Papers: a Catalogue of the Annotated Books and Manuscripts of the late John Riddell, Esq., Advocate` (privately printed, Edinburgh, 1863): RC 81.

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