Reading original documents is the only way to achieve a sound basis in historical studies and to acquire a true perspective on cultural evolution. Much modern research has been applied to Scotland's history, but until this volume there has been no comprehensive study of the country's handwriting for nearly 250 years. The main body of this book consists of facsimile texts, each facing a detailed transcript and commentary. The historical background of handwriting usage is surveyed in the introduction, with emphasis on changing fashions. There is also guidance on how to deal with early language and abbreviations. The principal aim is to assist research students, local historians, genealogists and calligraphers in their studies; but this work also recovers a lost chapter in the history of Scottish studies.
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Dr Grant Simpson, formerly Senior Lecturer, is now Honorary Reader in Scottish History at the University of Aberdeen, and was for many years an Assistant Keeper on the staff of the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh, where he gained a wide knowledge of the manuscript sources of Scottish history and their handwritings.
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Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has former owner's emboss on front half title page, otherwise as new; clean, tight and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 915912
Book Description Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Thus. Comprehensive history of Scottish writing in ink on parchment from the early Middle Ages to late seventeenth century. Analyzes language, spelling, letter formation, abbreviations, punctuation, & editorial principles. Filled with facsimile reproductions of actual documents. In 140 pages including Glossary & Bibliography. Originally published in 1973 & reissued in 1983, this is the First Printing of the 1986 reprint with corrections. Softcover book is in Fine condition: completely clean & tightly bound; NO writing, underlining, or highlighting; nice, white pages. NOT ex-lib. NOT a modern reprint. Only flaw is extremely negligible edgewear & very slight discolored spots on lower fore edge. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2016. Same Day Shipping on all orders received Weekdays by 2 pm (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 007072
Book Description Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen, 1986. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Appears unread. No marks or inscriptions. Faint crease to upper corner of front cover. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 140pp. With a fair number of facsimile texts from Scottish history, each with a detailed transcript and commentary. Also included is guidance on how to learn to read the scripts and how to deal with early languages and abbreviations. We do not use stock photos, the picture displayed is of the actual book for sale. Every one of our books is in stock in the UK ready for immediate delivery. Size: 10 x 7.25 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 016703