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FOR JOHN BALLAN TYNE AND CO. EID IN BURGH ;
LoNG MAN, HURST, REes, AND ORME ; CADELL AND DAVIES :
wi LLIAM M1LLER; John MURRAY ; AND
Rob ERT scHOLEY, London.

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ADWERTISEMENT.

THE Proprietors of the EDINBURGH ANNUAL Registen having at length closed their kabpurs ..for the jear 1808, feel that an apology is due to the Public for the sir months delay which has unavoidably occurred since the period of publica. tion announced in their Prospects... oy are also aware of the duty of accounting for a deviation from their original plan, which has been the result of more mature reflection ; and for certain desiderata, occasioned by circumstances over which they had no controul. With regard to the delay,+various disappointments took place during the progress of these volumes, after the arrangements of the Proprietors had been so firmly fired, as to preclude, in their belief, the possibility of their occurrence. Motives of delicacy prevent them from being more explicit; but they assure their readers, that the delay has less arisen from any error or miscalculation on their part, than from the uneapected necessity of looking round, at a late period, for contributions, which they had all reasonable grounds to believe they

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