Scares 2 volume set with a curious piece of ephemera.
SINCLAIR, Rev. John. (1797-1875). Memoirs of the Life and Works of the Late Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair Bart. By His Son The Rev. John Sinclair, M.A. 2 volumes. (Occasional light spotting, occasional tearing). Publisher’s half purple (?)(faded) cloth, with paper title labels to spines (text blocks broken in places, bindings a little loose). 8vo. London: William Blackwood, 1837.
Provenance: Previous owner’s annotation to front pastedown of volume 1 (appears to be a shelf reference- perhaps from a private library?).
Includes a curious mid-19th century advertisement on blue paper (loosely inserted) for a work by H.M. Wheeler that describes a book called : ‘’Hebrew for Self Instruction”
Sir John Sinclair Bart was a British politician, a writer on both finance and agriculture, and the first person to use the word statistics in the English language.
A rare two volume set with a curious piece of ephemera. Please note that combined postage options can be arranged on some items, by request.