[William Tytler Esq Vice President of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries and F.R.S. Edin. 1790.]
London, Publish'd as the Act directs, Nov.r 30th 1790 by T. Philips, Pall Mall Court
Mezzotint, platemark 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Very large margins; paper tone; good proof impression before title.
William Tytler (1711-92), lawyer and historian. In 1760 Tytler published 'An historical and critical enquiry into the evidence produced by the earls of Murray and Morton against Mary, queen of Scots', which was generally well received by reviewers who included Samuel Johnson and Tobias Smollett. Tytler was an original member and vice-president of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries founded by David Erskine, eleventh earl of Buchan, in November 1780. Aside from the Enquiry he is best remembered for his edition of 'The Poetical Remains of James the First, King of Scotland' (1783). Tytler was a well-known member of Edinburgh's polite, literary society. He was a member of the Select Society (1754–c.1763) and a member and director of the Edinburgh Musical Society (founded 1728); he was himself a harpsichordist and flautist.
CS 76 i/ii; Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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