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528.  Sibbald’s History and Description of Fife. 1720. fol.

529.  Sibbald’s History and Description of Lithgow and Stirlingshires. 1710. fol.

These works are curious from the description they give of these parts of Scotland, at a period when manners, customs, sentiments, feelings, and superstitions, had not been acted upon by much civilization, knowledge, or intercourse with England.  Sir Robert Sibbald’s works also are valuable, even yet, for their natural history.

530.  Letters from the North of Scotland.  Written by a Gentleman to his Friend in London. 2 vols. 8vo.—­These letters, which describe the Highlanders a century ago, are extremely curious and interesting.  They seem to have been little known, till the author of Waverley introduced them to public approbation.  Since that they have been twice republished; once with dissertations and notes.

531.  Pennant’s Tour to Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides. 3 vols. 4to. 1774.

532.  Dr. Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. 1775. 8vo.

533.  Account of the present State of the Hebrides and Western Coast of Scotland.  By John Anderson.  Edin. 1785.—­Written expressly to point out means of improvement.  The two following works had the same object in view: 

534.  Knox’s Tour in the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebrides. 1786. 2 vols. 8vo.

535.  Buchanan’s Travels in the Western Hebrides, 1782-90.  Lond. 1793. 8vo.

536.  Cardonnel’s Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of the North of Scotland. 1798. 4to.

537.  Stoddart’s Remarks on the Local Scenery and Manners of Scotland, 1799-1800.  Lond. 1801. 2 vols.8vo.—­The principal design of these two works is sufficiently indicated in their titles.

538.  Dr. Garnett’s Tour through the Highlands and Part of the Western Islands of Scotland. 1800. 2 vols. 4to.—­Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, antiquities, botany, and manners, are treated of, though not in a masterly manner.

539.  Travels in Scotland and Ireland, 1769-72.  Chester, 1774. 2 vols. 4to.

540.  Tour in Scotland and Ireland, 1775, 8vo.

541.  Ed. Spencer’s View of the State of Ireland, 1633. folio.—­Also in his works, and in a collection of old tracts lately published on this kingdom.

542.  A Natural History of Ireland, in Three Parts.  By several hands.  Boate and Molyneaux.  Dublin, 1726.—­This work contains much curious information, sound and accurate, considering when it was written.

543.  Tour in Ireland, in 1715.  London, 1716. 8vo.

544.  Bush’s Hiberna Curiosa.  Dublin. 4to.—­The materials of this work, which chiefly is occupied with a view of manners, agriculture, trade, natural curiosities, &c. were collected during a tour in 1764-69.

545.  Hamilton’s Letters on the Northern Coast of Ireland, 1764. 8vo.—­This is a valuable work respecting the mineralogy and geology, and especially the Giant’s Causeway.

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