Memorial for George-James Duke of Hamilton
Memorial for George-James Duke of Hamilton

INVENTORY #1145

Memorial for George-James Duke of Hamilton

[FERGUSSON, Sir Adam]

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Title continues: "Marquis of Douglas, Earl of Angus, &c. Lord Douglas Hamilton, and their Tutors, and Sir Hew Dalrymple of Northberwick, Baronet, Pursuers, Against The person pretending to be Archibald Stewart, alias Douglas, only son now on life of the marriage between Colonel John Stewart, afterwards Sir John Stewart of Grandtully, and Lady Jane Douglas, sister-german of Archibald Duke of Douglas, Defender. To Which Are Annexed, Sequel of the Memorial: In which the Objections urged by the Defender to the Conduct of the Cause, on the part of the pursuers, are considered; And Appendix: containing Parallel Cases of suppositio partus; and Remarks on the French Cases quoted by the Defender." Boswell in his "Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides" mentions that Dr. Johnson had "formed an opinion on the Hamilton side" to which Boswell "took the liberty to tell him [Johnson] he knew nothing of the case".

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Privately published
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1767
  • Place Published: [Edinburgh]
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    viii, [2], 20, 22, 230, 311, 63, 47, 17, 13, 78, 68 p. 26 cm. Respined in 1/4 leather. Marbled paper over boards. Tabs placed to mark separate sections of the volume. Worn corners and rear board. Some foxing and small tears throughout. Stain along top margin in latter half. Pages 53-56 in Part IV have top edge trimmed with no loss of text. Rear endpapers stuck together.

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