The Scots Worthies; originally compiled by John Howie, of Lochgoin; with the Testimonies Appended to Each Life. With an Historical Introduction, by the Rev. Robert Buchanan, D.D., Glasgow. Revised & Corrected by James Howie.
Glasgow. Macgregor, Polson, & Company. 1845. Hardcover. sm4to. 25cm, lxxi,748p., double column, with engraved 10 plates (8 portraits, 2 battle views), 58 text engravings, in half contemporary calf, gilt ruled wide raised bands, crushed black morocco label, marbled boards and edges, some slight staining on the plate edges (not affecting illustrations), hinges expertly repaired, a very good attractive copy (ds1). ~ A classic of Scottish church history. First published in 1775 by Scottish biographer and farmer, John Howie (1735 1793) under the name "Biographica Scotiana". The book outlines the Scottish Reformation from the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries with biographies from Patrick Henry to James Renwick. Others, with portraits, include George Wishart, John Knox, George Buchanan, James Guthrie and Robert Macward. Item #38182