John Barbour (about 1320 - 1395)

The Life and Acts of the Most Victorious Conqueror Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, with the acts and deeds of the most famous and valiant champion, Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerslie, 1758

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Object details

Accession number

8.a.3.50

Object Case

Presidents and Statesmen Case

Language

English

Publication Place

Edinburgh

Description

[2], 443,[1]p. ; 4°.

Provenance

Collection of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st marquess of Hastings, 2nd earl of Moira (1754-1826), British soldier and colonial administrator.
Collection of author and collector Gerald E. Hart (1849-1936), Montreal.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at the Hart sale from the auctioneers and appraisers Charles F. Libbie and Co., Boston for $4.50 on 15 April 1890, lot 117..

Marks

Inscribed (page 9): Earl of Moira's autograph.

Bibliography

Charles F. Libbie and Co. Catalogue of the Library, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Maps and Prints Forming the Collection of Gerald E. Hart, esq., of Montreal, to be sold by auction, Apr. 15th to 19th, 1890, Charles F. Libbie & co., auctioneers (Boston, 1890), p. 11.


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Commentary

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