Author:Wilson, John (Edited By R. Shelton Mackenzie)

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Noctes Ambrosianae (5 Volumes - Complete)

By: Wilson, John (Edited By R. Shelton Mackenzie)

Price: $150.00 USD

Publisher: New York, W.J. Widdleton: 1863

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 013067

Condition: Very Good Minus


The 71 imaginary conversations in these books originally appeared in Blackwood's Magazine from 1822 to 1835. These witty exchanges must have been very popular! Some are in the form of poems, and Scottish dialect features heavily. The earlier ones had several different authors, including John Gibson Lockhart, William Maginn, James Hogg. Professor John Wilson is given credit for having written all or most of 39 of the dialogues, which usually took place in Ambrose's Tavern in Edinburgh. Green pebbled cloth with gilt lettering on the spines. Most volumes have minor wear at top and bottom of ... View more info