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1777/ROBERTSONS/HISTORY OF AMERICA

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1777/ROBERTSONS/HISTORY OF AMERICA 1777/ROBERTSONS/HISTORY OF AMERICA


Robertson, William. D.D. The History of America.  Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Watson, Corcoran, etc. 1777.  1st Dublin Edition, printed the same year as the London Edition.  8vo, xvii, 488 pages. Bound in full calfskin, red spine label, black volume label.  This is Volume One (only) of two Volumes.  Wear at the top and bottom of spine. First free end page has had the top two inches cut from the page. Title page and the following Preface page lay a bit askew, and are loose from the binding about half way down the page.  Contents generally clean, a few spots of browning and foxing.  Good or better copy.  William Robertson (September 19, 1721 – June 11, 1793) was a Scottish historian. Born at Borthwick, Midlothian and educated in Dalkeith and at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied divinity. He became minister at Gladsmuir (East Lothian) in 1743 and later at Lady Yester's Kirk and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. A staunch Presbyterian and Whig, he volunteered to defend the city against the Jacobites led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745. He became Royal Chaplain to George III (1761), Principal of the University of Edinburgh (1762), Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1763, and Royal Historiographer in 1764. Member of the Poker Club.[1] His most notable work was perhaps his History of Scotland 1542 - 1603 which was first published in 1759. He was a significant figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and also of the moderates in the Church of Scotland. He is buried at Greyfriars Kirkya


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