'Catalogue of Books belonging to Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstoun, Baronet, 1743.' Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.3804

Dates

  • 1743-1825. (Creation)

Extents

  • 188 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1948.

  • Custodial History

    The material was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Arrangement

    viii folios + 360 pages.

  • Scope and Contents

    With a valuation, 1777, by John Bell, bookseller, Edinburgh, at £50 (folio vii); letters of Alexander Guthrie (presumably the Edinburgh bookseller) making the books over to Archibald Constable, and of Constable transferring the purchase to John Clerk, 1801 (folio i); and a drawing by Walter Geikie, 1825, from a portrait of Sir Robert Gordon, 1st Baronet, 1621.

    The earliest catalogue hitherto known is that printed for the sale by J G Cochrane in 1816.

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