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Miscellaneous Writings of John Spreul Book

Miscellaneous Writings of John Spreull


Title: Miscellaneous Writings of John Spreull (Commonly Called Bass John) with some papers relating to his history 1646 -1722
Author: John Spreull
Publisher: James Maclehouse and Sons., Glasgow
Date: 1882


Hardback - 1st Edition

  • Additional Product Information

    John Spreul or Bass John (1646-1722) was the apothecary in Glasgow. Famously imprisoned for 6 years on Bass Rock(hence his nickname) he was primarily a trader and negotiator and made money in fish curing and pearls and trading with England. He was also involved in the failed central American Darien Scheme.


  • Condition Notes

    The overall quality of the book is good.

    The Cover boards are clean with a slight bubble under the cloth on the front one. There is a tear on the spine by the title - see image. There is some bumping of the corners.

    There are 2 pleasant book plates on each of the front end papers.

    The inside pages are bright and clean throughout,.


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