22750 MOYSES, David :
MEMOIRS OF THE AFFAIRS OF SCOTLAND.Containing An impartial Account of the most remarkable transactions in that kingdom, from K.James VI. his taking up the Government in 1577, till his accession to the Crown of England in 1603.
Together with A Discourse of the Conspiracy ofthe Earl of Gowry. Now first published from the original manuscript.
Printed by Wal.Ruddiman junior and Company and sold by Gideon Crawfurd and other booksellers in town, Edinburgh, 1755 .
First Edition,12mo. pp.title page,i ,blank,iv +320 + 14p.index. some mild tanning and a little foxing to the endpapers. A recent full calf binding rased bands.title label decorated in compartments gilt.,ruled edges.new endpapers. , else Very Good clean fresh copy.
David Moyses , author of the ‘Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland, 1577-1603,’ was by profession a writer and notary public. The earliest record of him is his notarial attestation of a lease in 1577 (Memoirs, Bannatyne Club, p. xiii). From 1582 he was engaged as a crown servant, first as a clerk of the privy council, ‘writing of the effairis’ under the superintendence of John Andrew, and giving ‘continewale attendance upon his Heines at Court’ (Treasurer’s Accounts, 1586), and afterwards, about 1596, in the office of Sir John Lindsay of Menmuir, King’s secretary.