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BALLANTINE, James (1806-1877)

The Gaberlunzie’s Wallet. (Presentation copy)

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Edinburgh : The Edinburgh Publishing Company; and London : Houlston and Sons, 1875. Octavo, gilt-illustrated green cloth (edges rubbed), pp. 348, all edges gilt, illustrations; a very good copy, with a presentation inscription from the author to Mr. Salmon on the Preface leaf, dated 1875. 

Popular novel by the Scottish writer James Ballantine (1806-1877). It was first published in 1842 and was the author’s first book. “Gaberlunzie” is an archaic Scots term for a licensed beggar.

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