Prehistoric Scotland and its Place in European Civilization
Author: Munro, Robert.
Title: Prehistoric Scotland and its Place in European Civilization : Being a General Introduction to the "County Histories of Scotland.
Publisher: Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1899. First Edition.
Description: 8vo. xix, 502 p. : ill., plates. Black boards, gilt titling to the spine & front board, gilt crest on the rear board, top edge gilt. A couple of small tears to the edge of the top & bottom of the spine. Bookplate of Alexander Ormiston Curle to the fep. Limited edition: Number 99 of 100 printed on large paper. Footnotes with references. Numerous illustration in the text. XVIII plates. Very good. Hardcover.
Note: Alexander Ormiston Curle (1866-1955) - A scottish lawyer, Archaeologist & brother of the Archaeologist James Curle. He was from Melrose in the Scottish Borders. He was the man responsible for creating the first Inventory of Scottish Ancient Monuments when appointed secretary to the newly created Royal Commission of Ancient Monuments of Scotland. At Trapran Law in 1919 his biggest discovery was made, a large hoard of Romn and Gallic silverware. As well as this, he became the Director of the National Museum of Scotland, and later as Director of the Royal Scottish Museum. He is buried at Melrose Abbey in the family plot.
Series : The County Histories of Scotland, 1