The Ruthven Family Papers
The Ruthven Version of the Conspiracy and Assassination at Gowrie House, Perth, 5th August 1600
First edition, hardback with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 22 × 14cm, 210pp + 4pp ads.
An illustrated study of the life of John, third Earl of Gowan, his history and family, and in particular the "Gowrie Conspiracy", in which he and/or his brother Alexander were attempting to kill or kidnap King James VI of Scotland for unknown purposes. The king's retinue killed both brothers during the attack, and the king survived.
A good copy. The contents are in good, clean condition with secure binding. The binding is heavily faded but with quite a pleasing effect...