Certaine sermons, first preached, and after published at several times ... And now gathered together.

Owner: Montrose, Marquis of (1612-1650)

Author: Gataker, T.

Publication Place: London

Publication Year: 1637

Inscription: "Ex libris" [Perhaps a forgery. Note on inside cover reads: "This volume belonged to James, Marquis of Montrose, executed at Edinburgh 21st May 1650. This book was given to him in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh while in imprisonment before execution. James Middleton, Edinburgh. His sign is on both volumes. Dr. Samuel Smith ...". Note in book dated 12.12.92, initialled W.M.S [William Morland Simpson] reads: "If a forgery, the only one of Montrose in which a probable date has been hit. But: (1) Would a dying man write 'Ex libris 1650'? (2) Would the fiery ministers of the Commission allow him a book by an English Divine, a moderate, loyal man? (3) The other signatures? Montrose had not even time allowed for his private devotions, being incessantly pestered by the Ministers and Major Weir with his tobacco and smoking guards, also by "Parliament" men." Added in pencil: "One of 'Antique Smith's famous Edinburgh forgeries?"]

Date of Provenance: 1650

Shelfmark: pi f2524 Gat - Search the Library Catalogue

Additional Notes: Perhaps a forgery. Note on inside cover reads: "This volume belonged to James, Marquis of Montrose, executed at Edinburgh 21st May 1650. This book was given to him in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh while in imprisonment before execution. James Middleton, Edinburgh. His sign is on both volumes. Dr. Samuel Smith ...". Note in book dated 12.12.92, initialled W.M.S [William Morland Simpson] reads: "If a forgery, the only one of Montrose in which a probable date has been hit. But: (1) Would a dying man write 'Ex libris 1650'? (2) Would the fiery ministers of the Commission allow him a book by an English Divine, a moderate, loyal man? (3) The other signatures? Montrose had not even time allowed for his private devotions, being incessantly pestered by the Ministers and Major Weir with his tobacco and smoking guards, also by "Parliament" men." Added in pencil: "One of 'Antique Smith's famous Edinburgh forgeries?"