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

 Person

Found in 160 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.

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...

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...

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. ...

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.

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.

Letter: [18--] to Professor Child / [David Laing]., 19th century

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Identifier: La.IV.6 Chi. 19
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.

Letter: 1815 Sept. 12 [Edinburgh] to James Chalmers, No. 3 St. James Street [London] / D. Laing., 1815

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Identifier: La.IV.6 chalmers 9x
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.

Letter: 1818 Sept. 29, Edin., to George Chalmers, London / David Laing., 1818

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Identifier: La.IV.6 Chalmers fols 29-29x
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.

Letter: 1826 Oct. 16, Edin., to Sir Walter [Scott] / David Laing., 1826

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Identifier: La.IV.1 fols. 50-51
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.