This reprint of the
first book printed in Greenock in 1780 (a copy of the original, from
which this is reprinted, is in the Greenock Library), being the
Adventures of J. M‘Alpine during the American War of Independence,
is dedicated to the Highland Societies of Glasgow and Greenock by
A copy of this book was sold at the Beckford sale in London, in
December, 1882, and realised the sum of Five Pounds sterling.
40 Hamilton Street,
Greenock, September, 1883.
An interesting account of
the times which you can read here in pdf format