CLOUD OF WITNESSES – THOMSON, JOHN
Cloud of Witnesses, an edition of which we now present to the reader in a new and handsome setting, was originally published as a small quarto volume of 290 pages. I ts title page, of which we give a fac-simile, contains the name neither of printer publisher, nor of compilers, but simply the year in which it was printed, viz., 1714. Considering the rude state of the art of printing in Scotland at that time, after the tyranny and oppression under which the land had groaned for so many years, when much of Scottish literature had to be printed in Holland, and was secretly brought over and circulated in the country, it may be considered a very creditable specimen of typography ;the title page being printed in two colours with a considerable amount of taste.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don’t occur in the book.)