Prize Essay on the State of Society and Knowledge in the Highlands of Scotland: Particularly in the Northern Counties, at the Period of the Rebellion in 1745, and of Their Progress Up to the Establishment of the Northern Institution for the Promotion of Science and Literature, in 1825

W. Tait, 1827 - 176 sider

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