A Scottish Guillotine M'Culloch, William Thompson [1815-1869]. History of the "Maiden" or Scottish Beheading Machine, With Notices of the Criminals Who Suffered by It. Edinburgh: Printed by Neill and Company, 1870. -560 pp. 2 plates. 1 text illustration. Quarto (8-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards, calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners. Moderate browning to text, some wear to corners of text block. $500. * Only edition (as an independent work). M'Colloch shows that an early form of the guillotine was used in Scotland from 1564 to 1710. This essay is a reprint from The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. OCLC locates 4 copies, 2 in North America (Northwestern University, University of Toronto).
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