author of poems and American ornithology.
communicated in a series of letters to a young friend.
[Thomas Crichton. aka 'Senex']
Paisley, printed by J. Neilsen, 1819.8vo [in 4s]. pp88.
soiling to preliminary blank and foxing to end-papers, with old pencil notes. otherwise internally clean, though a bit age musty.
in a 19th-century half calf binding, rubbed, and badly worn to the spine. small historical society stamp to foot of the final text page and verso of title-page.
a scarce volume, being the earliest published biographical work on Alexander Wilson, "the Father of American Ornithology".
Thomas Crichton's name appears at the top of the title-page, possibly the author's own signature, and there are extensive footnotes written in a contemporary hand.
This book is being sold on behalf of the Largs & District Museum & Historical Society, by order of the Board of Trustees