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PROPERTY FROM THE LIBRARY AT FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

Smith, Adam
ESSAYS ON PHILOSOPHICAL SUBJECTS...TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THE AUTHOR; BY DUGALD STEWART, F.R.S.E. LONDON AND EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES...AND W. CREECH, 1795
Estimate
2,0002,500
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM THE LIBRARY AT FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

Smith, Adam
ESSAYS ON PHILOSOPHICAL SUBJECTS...TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THE AUTHOR; BY DUGALD STEWART, F.R.S.E. LONDON AND EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES...AND W. CREECH, 1795
Estimate
2,0002,500
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Smith, Adam
ESSAYS ON PHILOSOPHICAL SUBJECTS...TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THE AUTHOR; BY DUGALD STEWART, F.R.S.E. LONDON AND EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES...AND W. CREECH, 1795
4to, FIRST EDITION, presentation copy inscribed in Latin as a prize to John Forbes by James Pillans, fly titles, contemporary calf tooled in gilt and blind, spine in compartments, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, binding a little rubbed in places
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Provenance

Sir John Stuart Hepburn Forbes (1804-1866), 8th Baronet of Monymusk, of Fettercairn and Pitsligo, Colinton House, bookplate

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 T33499; Goldsmiths' 16218; Kress B3038; Rothschild 1902

Catalogue Note

This copy, in an attractive binding, was presented to Sir John Forbes in April 1822 by Professor James Pillans. Pillans was elected to the chair of "Humanity and Laws" (Latin) at Edinburgh University in 1820, and went on to hold the professorship for 53 years.

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