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Eight-Page Chapbook Format

The "quarto" chapbook pictured below is typical of those from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Its front page includes a woodcut that would probably have been used to illustrate other chapbooks with different poems. The paper is of a poor, inexpensive quality, which has caused it to turn brown and become brittle.

The blue page numbers indicate the orientation of each page relative to the others. Pages that appear upside-down here have been re-oriented in the individual images for readability.

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obverse reverse

Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch; The Highland Plaid; Neil Gow's Fareweel; John Anderson, My Jo; & Maria. Glasgow: Published and Sold, Wholesale and Retail, by R. Hutchinson, Bookseller, 19 Saltmarket, 1823.

Updated 20 June 2002 by the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
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