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Laing, David, 1793-1878 (antiquarian, bookseller, and librarian of the Signet Library)

 Person

Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:

2 copies of Laing's article for the Encyclopaedia Britannica on George Chalmers / David Laing., 1842

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Identifier: La.IV.6 fols 82-83
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1842

Album of Arms, British and Foreign, with coloured plates, processions, battles, etc., chiefly in Dutch, also known as Michael Van Meer's Album Amicorum, 1614-1617

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Identifier: La.III.283
Scope and Contents This exquisite manuscript of watercolour paintings gives a fascinating glimpse into the 17th century. Little is known of van Meer other than that he was a lieutenant in Hamburg who died on 13th October 1653. He clearly spent some time in London early in the century, as this album has numerous contemporary images of people and scenes in the capital city. The album amicorum (book of friends) is a kind of autograph book collected by early modern students or scholars from Germany or the Low...
Dates: 1614-1617

Bound volume containing bookplate designs (ex David Laing)

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1961
Scope and Contents Book containing twenty-one original designs for bookplates, dating from 1665 to the beginning of the 20th century, of which sixteen came from the collection of David Laing. Also contains the bookplates of the two owners of the book in the late 19th and early 20th century, Euphemia Davidson and William H. Booth. Bookplate of Euphemia Davidson, who owned the book before it was sold in 1899: 'Ex-Libris Euphemia...
Dates: 1665-c 1900

E.Or Ms 644: Psalter, undated (c. 17th–18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: E.Or Ms 644
Scope and Contents Ethiopic Psalter (CAe 2701), including, as usual in post-15th (?)-century times, (1) the Book of Psalms, (2) the Canticles of the Prophets, (3) the Song of Songs, (4) the Wǝddāse Māryām (‘Praise of Mary’, a Marian prayer divided into seven parts, one for each day of the week), (5) the ʾAnqaṣa bǝrhān (‘Gate of Light’, another Marian prayer).In column b. on the second-to-last folio, there is an ownership note, in which the name of the owner has been erased. On the third-to-last (recto, b.)...
Dates: undated (c. 17th–18th cent. C.E.)

E.Or Ms 656: Maṣḥafa qǝddāse (Missal), undated (c. 19th–20th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: E.Or Ms 656
Scope and Contents An Ethiopic Psalter. Specialist research is needed.
Dates: undated (c. 19th–20th cent. C.E.)

E.Or Ms 673: Ethiopic Scroll, undated (c. 19th-20th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: E.Or Ms 673
Scope and Contents This is a protective scroll. It begins with an illumination in yellow, blue, brown and black, featuring three figures and a type of ornate cross. There are five sections of text down the length of the scroll, each separated by an illumination. There are six illuminations in total. They feature human images, crosses and patterns. Specialist research is needed.
Dates: undated (c. 19th-20th cent. C.E.)

[Facsimile of sonnet 'Damon to Alexis' in Drummond's hand, with accompanying letter dated 26 May 1622], 1857

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Identifier: Coll-10/2/100
Scope and Contents

[Facsimile of sonnet 'Damon to Alexis' in Drummond's hand, with accompanying letter dated 26 May 1622]. Lithograph. 1857. Drummond, William, 1585-1649, Author; Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Publisher; Laing, David, 1793-1878, Editor.

Published in: Archaeologia Scotica, vol. 4 (1857).

Note: Numbered: 'Vol IV, Plate VIII'. Accompanies Laing's article 'A Brief Account of the Hawthornden Manuscripts …'.

Dates: 1857

Fragment of the Old Norwegian General Law of King Magnus IV, 1300-1320

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Identifier: MS 211/XXXIV
Scope and Contents This is a leaf from an Old Norwegian codex of the General Law of King Magnus IV. It does not seem to belong to any of the other extant legal fragments/codices that survive in Scandinavian archives. The left margin of the leaf is significantly cut away, but the quality of it is still apparent. The vellum is good, and the hand is excellent. The leaf can be traced to Bergen, because of distinct use of vowels that is also found in charters from Bergen. ...
Dates: 1300-1320

Letter: [18--], Edin., to Thomas Carlyle / [David Laing]., 19th century

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Identifier: La.IV.4. fols. 93-94
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 19th century

Letter: [18--, Edinburgh?], to R.H. Story / [David Laing]., 19th century

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Identifier: La.IV.25.46 fol. 32
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 19th century