The Memoirs of Sir James Melvil of Halhill


The Memoirs of Sir James Melvil of Halhill

MELVIL, Sir James

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Sir James Melville (1535 - 1617), was a Scottish diplomat who was once a page to Mary, Queen of Scots. He carried out a number of diplomatic missions for Henry II of France as well but is perhaps best known as a special emissary to reconcile Queen Elizabeth I to Mary's marriage with Lord Darnley. Melville retired to his estate at Halhill and wrote these memoirs, a valuable authority for the history of the period. They were first published by his grandson, George Scott, in 1683.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: George Scott
  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Date Published: 1735
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxv, 408 p. + index. 21 cm. Full leather. Spine head and spine label chipped, corners worn, boards rubbed. Bookplate of of "Elizabeth Pitcairn" on front pastedown with a little offsetting on front free. Next page has ink signature of former owner. Some foxing, thumbing, and dampstains.

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