The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia 1824 and 1876

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

First Edition – 1824

Second Edition 1876

The Scottish Gallovidian encyclopedia, or, … curiosities of the south of Scotland ..
Mactaggart, John, 1791-1830