Manuscript annotations of the first half of the eighteenth century on interleaved copies of ‘Fabularum aesopicarum delectus, cum Rogeri L'Estrange, equitis, interpretatione Anglica, necnon Latina variorum, Horatii, Phaedri, Faerni, &c. In usum studiosae juventutis Academiae Edinensis’ (Edinburgi, apud Jacobum Watson, MDCCX). Edit




  • 1st half of 18th century (Creation)


  • 2 Volumes (Whole)



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  • Scope and Contents

    The similarity of the annotations suggests that these volumes reflect closely the elementary teaching of Greek at Edinburgh University in that period, and possibly that students were able to buy or encouraged to have the book interleaved. The only other copy recorded by D Wyn Evans in ‘James Watson of Edinburgh: a bibliography of works from his press 1695-1722’, Edinburgh Bibliography Society Transactions, volume V, part 2, 1982, number 190, in Edinburgh Central Public Library, is not interleaved but has blank leaves bound in at the end, on some of which are similar annotations; it has the signatures of William Fullarton, 1739, and Alex Gillespie.

  • Bibliography

    Evan, D Wyn. ‘James Watson of Edinburgh: a bibliography of works from his press 1695-1722’ (Edinburgh, 1982).

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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1928, 1984.

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