48
48

PROPERTY FROM THE LIBRARY AT FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

Ferguson, Adam
PRINCIPLES OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE; BEING CHIEFLY A RETROSPECT OF LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE COLLEGE OF EDINBURGH. EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR A. STRAHAN AND T. CADELL, LONDON; AND W. CREECH, EDINBURGH, 1792
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
48

PROPERTY FROM THE LIBRARY AT FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

Ferguson, Adam
PRINCIPLES OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE; BEING CHIEFLY A RETROSPECT OF LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE COLLEGE OF EDINBURGH. EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR A. STRAHAN AND T. CADELL, LONDON; AND W. CREECH, EDINBURGH, 1792
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Ferguson, Adam
PRINCIPLES OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE; BEING CHIEFLY A RETROSPECT OF LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE COLLEGE OF EDINBURGH. EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR A. STRAHAN AND T. CADELL, LONDON; AND W. CREECH, EDINBURGH, 1792
2 volumes, 4to, FIRST EDITION, half-titles, contemporary tree calf, spine in compartments, red spine label, green speckled edges, some very occasional minor spotting, spines very slightly faded
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Provenance

Sir William Forbes, bookplates

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

ESTC T114601

Catalogue Note

A FINE COPY.

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