New York: Redfield, 1855. 4 volumes (xxviii, 486, [8 pp publisher catalogue]; xxxvi, 432; xvi, 469; xxii, 468 pp). Frontis in volumes 1 - 3. 12mo. 5 1/4" x 7 5/8". Original green coarse cord-grain cloth with spine lettered in gilt & boards stamped in blind. VG (sq & tight/spine sunned/prior owner sig to ffep/bpt/usual light foxing). Item #15249
Wilson the 'Christopher North' of Blackwood's & the professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Per the DNB, in Noctes Ambrosianæ: "Here at last was a great conversationalist writing as he talked..." The 4 volumes cover the period August 1819 to November 1831, with some contributions by his Blackwood colleagues- Wm Maginn, J. G. Lockhart, James Hogg, et al.