£300 - £500
BOSWELL (JAMES) AN ACCOUNT OF CORSICA THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THAT ISLAND AND MEMOIRS OF PASCAL PAOLI, 1768 8vo, first edition, folding map, engraved title, half title, 382p, tree calf, spine gilt with red ticket, R & A Foulis for E & C Dilly, Glasgow
Provenance: Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton (1739-1819) (engraved bookplate).
Lord Eglinton's uncle Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton was a friend of Boswell and is frequently referred to in Boswell's London Journal of 1762-3. Eglinton was murdered in 1769 and succeeded by his brother Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton, who was Robert Burns' patron.