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GORDON, Sir Robert (1580-1656) -- A Catalogue of the Singular and Curious Library, originally formed between 1610 and 1650, by Sir Robert Gordon, of Gordonstoun... with Some Additions by His Successors. London: J.G. Cochrane, 14 March 1816, but sold 25 March 1816.
Small 8o (189 x 116 mm). 19th-century drab boards. Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. The Scottish historian of the house of Sutherland, to which he belonged collected in the days of James I and Charles I, and sold 150 years after his death. Gordon is one of only three Caledonian bibliophiles mentioned by De Ricci, who mentions that the library was actually sold on 25 March 1816.
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