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A catalogue of books, lately imported from abroad ... which will be sold by way of auction ...

Author
Title A catalogue of books, lately imported from abroad ... which will be sold by way of auction ...
Imprint Edinburgh: Printed for David Randie
Date of Publication 1726
Language English
Notes An extremely rare 1726 sales catalogue printed for David Randie. Randie was postmaster in the Canongate according to a manuscript annotation on the title page. The catalogue is stitched as issued, is 48 pages long, and features 755 lots which are arranged by bibliographical format. The auction took place 'in the little Plain-stone Closs opposite to the foot of Marlin's Wynd in the Cowgate' on Thursday the 13th of January 1726. The catalogue is extremely clean with leaves D3-4 partially uncut suggesting that the item was never actually consulted. The catalogue is not listed on ESTC.
Shelfmark RB.s.2688
Acquired on 18/09/07
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