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Staggering State of Scottish Statesmen - Sir John Scot - 1st Ed - Scarce

Staggering State of Scottish Statesmen - Sir John Scot - 1st Ed - Scarce

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The Staggering State of Scottish Statesmen from 1550 to 1650 

Written by Sir John Scot 

Published by William Paterson Ltd; 1872, 143pp. Hardback book, 8vo.

APPARENTLY ONLY ONE HUNDRED COPIES PRINTED

A series of lists with biographical notes of the Chancellors, Treasurers and Secretaries of Scotland, their deputies and other officials of the state, recording their rise to power, how they then 'staggered' and fell from grace, including himself as an example. The latest date, 1663, records the death of Sir Archibald Johnstone.

pp.109-147.  A catalogue of the Officers of State mentioned in History and ancient Chartularies. List of names of Scottish Officers of State.

pp.150-171. Copy of essay by George Buchanan, An invective against the family of Hamiltone, 1570.


CONDITION

Good condition hardback. Cracked at the front inner hinge. Boards are lightly marked. Pages are clean. Lightly inscribed throughout in pencil\\\some annotations written in light pencil. Overall good.



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