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PROPERTY FROM THE LIBRARY AT FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

[Bible]
THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. CAMBRIDGE: JOHN BASKERVILLE, 1763
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE LIBRARY AT FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

[Bible]
THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. CAMBRIDGE: JOHN BASKERVILLE, 1763
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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[Bible]
THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. CAMBRIDGE: JOHN BASKERVILLE, 1763
folio, ONE OF 1,250 COPIES, third state (with list of subscribers ending with "York"), separate title page for New Testament, 22pp. index and tables at end, contemporary full red morocco richly gilt, oval centrepiece featuring a gilt vignette of Athena within a border decorated with leafy sprays, small floral cornerpieces, gilt Greek border, flat spine in six compartments elaborately gilt, one compartment titled in gilt, the others with vignette of stag within a decorative floral border, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, very small tear to lower edge of leaf *e2, very occasional light browning
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Provenance

The Forbes Baronetcy was created in 1626 for Sir William Forbes (d. circa 1650) by James VI in the Barontage of Nova Scotia. The majority of the works offered here were acquired by the sixth Baronet, also William (1739-1806), who added Pitsligo to his title in 1781. He was an eminent Scottish banker and benefactor, good friend of James Boswell and Samuel Johnson (see lots 45-46), and finally succeeded in recovering the Pitsligo estates forfeited after the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. His son William, the seventh baronet, beat Sir Walter Scott to the hand of the renowned beauty Williamina Belsches Stuart (1776-1810), and it was with their marriage that the family moved to her family seat, Fettercairn House in Kincardineshire, Aberdeenshire.

Literature

Darlow and Moule 1146; ESTC T93106; Gaskell 26

Catalogue Note

A FINE COPY. On the preliminary blank there is a manuscript note listing the children of the Sir William Forbes, sixth Baronet of Monymusk and Pitsligo, and overleaf, of his son, the seventh baronet.

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