Two early editions of this book were published. The first edition, published in 1824 proved to be very controversial, and to avoid prosecution for the personal nature of one of the sketches, the work was suppressed, and consequently it became scarce. A limited reprint was issued in 1876 by Mr Paterson, Edinburgh. For a life of the author visit our other website http://www.kirkcudbright.co/historyarticle.asp?ID=336&p=23&g=4
First Edition – 1824
Second Edition 1876
The Scottish Gallovidian encyclopedia, or, … curiosities of the south of Scotland ..
Mactaggart, John, 1791-1830