Common Library of New Aberdeen

Biography: The Common Library of New Aberdeen was one of the earliest public libraries of Scotland. In 1585 several citizens, mostly ministers, advocates and burgesses, came together to found a library open to the public. We know nothing of the regulations, borrowers, opening hours or size of the collection, but we gain some idea of the range of works from those still held by Aberdeen University Library. Normally there is an inscription which runs "This buik pertenis to the Commone Librairie of New Aberdein", and the date, usually 1585, is often noted. The library was first housed in the Session House of the church of St Nicholas and came to be known as the Kirk Library. By 1611, the library had definitely fallen into the hands of the Town Council, who decided to hand it over to Marischal College in 1621. This did not take place til 1632, at which time Van Hagen rebound many inscribed volumes and stamped them ABD. Several volumes have this binding and stamp, but no inscription. These have been tentatively given an Aberdeen Common Library provenance.

Biography Date: 1585-1632

Biography References: Drummond 309; Mitchell, William Smith: The Common Library of New Aberdeen in Libri, vol.4, 1954.


Book List

Items 86 Ordered by Owner, A-Z

Owner (other form of name) Book Title Author Publication Place Date
Aberdeen Bibliotheca Neaberdonensis Laurentii Vallae de linguae elegantia libri sex, iam novissime de integro bona fide emaculati. Valla, L. Paris 1535
Aberdeen Bibliotheca Neaberdonensis Synonyma. Ruland, M. Augsburg 1571
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Prima lec. Dominci de Sancto Gemi. Super sexto li. Decre. Cum apostillis Erimii ... Doctoris mediolanensis... Bernardini ex capitaneis de... Dominicus, de Sancto Germiniano. Lyon 15--
Aberdeen, Common Library of Quinta pars huius operis in se continens glossam ordinariam cum expositione literali & morali Reverendi patris Nicolai Lyrani. Nicolaus, of Lyra Lyon 1529
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Paraphrases in Novum Testamentum. Erasmus Basel 1541
Aberdeen, Common Library of New In Mosis Genesim plenissimi commentarii, in quibus veterum & recentiorum sententiae diligenter expenduntur. ed Musculus, W. Basel 1554
Aberdeen, Common Library of New In Genesin enarrationum Reverendi Patris, Domini Doctoris Martini Lutheri, bona fide & diligenter collectarum, per Vitum Theodorum. Tomus Secondus ... ed Luther, M. Nuremberg 1550
Aberdeen, Common Library of New A tragoedie or dialoge of the unjuste usurped primacie of the Bishop of Rome, and of all the just abolishyng... Ochino, Bernardino. London 1549
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Excellens I.U. Doctor dominis. Bartho. De Saly super. IV. V. Et VI. Codicis. Saliceto, de, Bartholomaeus. Venice 1503
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Naturalis historia. Pliny, the elder. Haguenau 1518
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Egregii ac profundissime scientie viri domini Joannis Fabri ponificii Cesareique iuris professoris clarissimi in quattuor libros Institutionum Domini Imperatoris Iustiniani... Faber, Johannes Milan 1504
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Machumetis Saracenorum principis, eiusque succesorum vitae, doctrina, ac ipse Alcoran, quo velut authenico legum divinarum codice Agareni & Turcae alliique... Zurich 1550
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Bartolus super prima Infortiati cum additionibus antea positis Additis etiam apostillis Andree Barba. Siculi et domini Andree de Pomate de... Bartolus, de Saxoferrato Lyon 1511
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Bartolus super secunda parte Digesti novi cum additionibus Antea positis. Additis etiam apostillis Andree Barba. Sicule et dominis. Andree de... Bartolus, de Saxoferrato. Lyon 1511
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Origenis operum pars secunda. Origen. Basel 1545
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Codex. Justinian, ed. A Contius. Paris 1562
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Novellae constitutiones. Justinian, ed Haloander, G. Paris 1562
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Digesta. Justinian. Paris 1562
Aberdeen, Common Library of New In hoc opere continentur totius philosophiae naturalis paraphrases: adiectis ad literam scholiis declaratae... Introductio in libros Physicorum. Paraphrasis octo Physicorum... Aristotle. Paris 1521
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Platonos Minos, e peri nomou. Nomon, e peri nomothesias, logoi dedeka. Epinomis, e philosophos. Plato. Louvain 1531
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Mesue cum expositione Mondini super canones universales: ac etiam cum expositione Christophori de Honestis in Antidotarium eiusdem. Additiones Petri... Ibn Masawayh, Yuhanna. Lyon 1519
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Xenophontis ... Opera, quae quidem Graece extant, omnia ... In Latinam linguam conversa, atque nunc postremum per Seb. Castalionem ...... Xenophon. Basel 1551
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Expositonum dilucida, tum brevis epistolae divi Pauli ad Romanos cum definitionibus vocum difficilorum, & diversarum acceptionum adnotatione, ex veteri testamento... Haresche, Philbert. Paris 1536
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Dictionnaire francois-latin, auquel les mots francois sont tournez en latin. Thierry, J. Paris 1572
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Divi Caecilii Cyperiani opera iam quartum a mendis repurgata, per Des, Erasmum. Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage. Basel 1540
Aberdeen, Common Library of New D. Eucherii Iucubrationes aliquot non minus piae quam eruditae. Eucherius, Saint, of Lyons. Basel 1531
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Institution de la religion chrestienne... Calvin, J. Lyon 1565
Aberdeen, Common Library of New The institution of Christian religion... Calvin, J. London 1561
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Friderici Nauseae Episcopi Viennensis, invictissimi Caesaris &c Ferdinanti a sacris studiis & Consiliis, in catholicum Catechismum libri quinque. Nausea, F Antwerp 1551
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Commentarorium D. Ioannis Chrysostomi in omnes Pauli epistolas. Chrysostom, John, Saint Paris 1548
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Hippocratis aphorismi, cum Galeni commentariis, Nicolao Leoniceno interprete. Hippocratis praedictiones, cum Galeni commentariis, Laurentio Laurentiano interprete. Hippocrates. Strasbourg 1527
Aberdeen, Common Library of New D. Ioannis Chrysosto opera: quae hactenus versa sunt omnia, ad Graecorum codicum collationem multis in locis emendata. Chrysostom, John, Saint Basel 1530
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Methodica descriptio, et fundamentum trium locorum communium sacrae Scripturae. Snecanus, G. Leiden 1584
Aberdeen, Common Library of New D. Hilarii lucubrationes quotquot extant. Hilary, of Poitiers. Basel 1535
Aberdeen, Common Library of New D Dionysii Carthusiani, in catholicas septem Epistolas, piae ac eruditae admodum enarratioines. Eiusdem commentarii doctissimi, in Acta Apostolorum, Apocalypsim, ac... Denis, the Carthusian. Paris 1548
Aberdeen, Common Library of New D. Dionysii Carthusiani in omnes B. Pauli Epistolas commentaria. Cui quidem in componendis enarrandisque sacrarum literarum libris, (si singula spectes)... Denis, the Carthusian. Paris 1548
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Liber egregius de unitate ecclesiae, cujus autor periit in concilio Constantiensi. Hus, J. Basel 1520
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Harmony of the Gospels in Polish Falkonius, T. Brzesc Litewski 1566
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Athanasii episcopi Alexandrini sanctissima eloquentissima que operra [sic] rursum impressa ac studiossime emendata. Commentarii in epistolas Pauli, que a quibusdem... Athanasius, St., Patriarch of Alexandria. Paris 1520
Aberdeen, Common Library of New Clementis Alexandrini omnia quae quidem extant opera. Clement, of Alexandria, Saint. Florence 1551
Aberdeen, Common Library of New & Anderson, A A confutation of a booke intituled An apologie of the Church of England. Harding, T. Antwerp 1565
Common librarie of new Abredon Tomus tertius continens Collectanea Venerablis Bede Presbyteri in Epistolas diui Pauli apostoli, ex operibus sanctissimi & doctissimi ecclesiae catholicae epsicopi... Bede, the Venerable, Saint. Paris 1522
Common librarie of new Abredon Elegantia commentaria super Institutionibus Bar. de Saxoferrato noviter in lucem edita que si emeris Bertholinam etiam circa Institutiones gustabis sapidam... Bartolus, de Saxoferrato. Milan 1506
Common librarie of new Abredon Excellentissimi Christophori Porci lectura insignis novissime correcta: super primo secundo & tertio Institutionum. Porcio, Christoforo,d. 1442 Venice 1507
Common Library of Aberdeen Divi Ambrosii episcopi Mediolanensis omnia opera accuratissime revisa: atque in tres partes nitidissime excusa. Eiusdam sanctissimi Ambrosii vita: a Paulino... Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan Basel 1516
Common Library of Aberdeen D. Aurelii Augustini tam in vetus quam in Nouum Tesamentum [sic]: commentarij. Augustine, St., Bishop of Hippo Basel 1542
Common Library of Aberdeen Summa domini Henrici cardinalis Hostiensis iuris utriusque doctoris clarissimi: una cum summariis & adnotationibus reverendi patris domini N. Superantii; necnon... Bartholomaeis, de, H. Lyon 1542
Common Library of Aberdeen Melliflui devotique doctoris Sancti Bernardi abbatis Clarevallen Cisterciensis ordinis. Opus preclarum suos complectens sermones de tempre: de sanctis: et super... Bernard, St., of Clairvaux Paris 1517
Common Library of Aberdeen Biblie sacre textus. Cum concordantiis Veteris ac Novi Testamenti : canonibusque evangeliorum ... Preponuntum & capiti cuilibet summaria perutilia: indiciaque... Lyon 1531
Common Library of Aberdeen Commentaria Iuculentissima vetusissimorum Graecorum Theologorum in omnes D Pauli epistolas ab Oecumenio exacte & magna cura ad compenidium collecta: interprete... Oecumenius, Bishop of Tricca. Paris 1547
Common Library of Aberdeen In epistolam S. Pauli Apostoli ad Romanos ... P. Martyris Vermilii ... commentarii. Vermigli, P.M. Basel 15..
Common Library of Aberdeen Sacrorum utriusque Testamenti librorum absolutissimus index, quas concordantias maiores vocant: tu vel maximas appelles, licet. Basel 1561
Common Library of Aberdeen Inventarium seu repertorium generale Gabrielis byel sup quattuor libros sententarium. Biel, G. Paris 1514
Common Library of Aberdeen Sacri canonis misse expositio resolutissima literalis ac mystica ... ex... magistri Eggelingi de Brunswig ... lectura ... Biel, G. Lyon 1542
Common Library of Aberdeen Scotorum historiae a prima gentis origine. Boece, H. Paris 1526/7
Common Library of Aberdeen Evangelion quod inscribitur secundum Ioannem, centum quinquagintaquatuor homilis explicatum. Brentz, Johann, the elder Frankfurt 1559
Common Library of Aberdeen Commentaires de Jules Cesar, de la guerre de la Gaule. Caesar, Caius Julius Lyon 1555
Common Library of Aberdeen Dictionarium Ambrosii Calepini, postremo nunc supra omnes hactenus editiones magna omnis generis vocum accessione auctum. Calepinus, A. Basel 1564
Common Library of Aberdeen Orations. Cicero, M.T. Lyon 1554
Common Library of Aberdeen D. Epiphanii contra octoaginta[sic] haereses opus, Panarium, siue Arcula, aut capsumedica appellatum, continens libros tres. Epiphanius, St., Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus. Basel 1560
Common Library of Aberdeen In hoc volumine contenta, Divi Gregorii primi in beatum Job moralis expositionis libri XXXV; Pastoralis cure liber unus in IIII... Gregory I, the Great, St., Pope Paris 1523
Common Library of Aberdeen Opus eruditissimum divi Irenaei in quinque libros digestum, in quibus confutat veterum haeresewn. Irenaeus, St., Bishop of Lyons Basel 1560
Common Library of Aberdeen Operum diui Hieronymi, commentarios in prophetas, quos maiores vocant, continet. Jerome, St. Basel 1524-6
Common Library of Aberdeen Epistole diui Pauli apostoli, cum commentariis preclarissimi viri Jacobi Fabri stapulen. Le Fevre d'Etaples, J. Paris 1517
Common Library of Aberdeen Nizolius, sive Thesaurus Ciceronianus post Mar. Nizolii, Basilii Zanchi et doctissimorum aliorum virorum ... Operas, postrema hac editione per Marcellum... Nizolius, M. Lyon 1581
Common Library of Aberdeen Origenis Adamentii Operum tomi duo priores cum tabulis & indice generali procime sequentibus. Origen Paris 1522
Common Library of Aberdeen Index Bibliorum Pellicanus, C. Zurich 1537
Common Library of Aberdeen Ludovici Caelii Rhodigini lectionum antiquarum libri XVI. Rhodiginus, Lodovicus Caelius Basel 1517
Common Library of Aberdeen Strabonis philosophi Geographicorum liber primus (-decimus septimus). Strabo Basel 1523
Common Library of Aberdeen Beati Theodoreti, Cyrensis Episcopi, theologi vetustissimi, opera, in duos tomos distincta, nunc iterum excusa et locupletata. Quorum omnium catalogum, et... Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrrhus. Cologne 1573
Common Library of Aberdeen The whole works of W. Tyndall, John Frith, and Doct. Barnes. Tyndale, W. London 1571-3
Common Library of Aberdeen Defensio doctrinae veteris & apostolicae de sacrosancto Eucharistiae Sacramento, D. Petri Martyris Vermilii, Florentini, diuinarum literarum in schola Tigurina professoris,... Vermigli, P.M. Zurich 1559
Common Library of New Aberdeen Epistolae Jerome, Saint. Basel 1497
Common Library of New Aberdeen Assertionis Lutheranae confutatio iuxta verum ac originalem archetypum, nunc ad unguem diligentissime recognita per Ioannem Roffensem episcopum... Luther, M. Venice 1526
Common Library of New Aberdeen Opera diligenter repurgata. Latonus, J. Louvain 1550
Common Library of New Aberdeen Diui Prosperi Aquitanici opera accurata recognita. Prosper, of Aquitane, St Lyon 1539
Common Library of New Aberdeen Repertorium aureum. Mincuccius, A. Lyon n.d.
Common Library of New Aberdeen Opera Q. Septimii Florentis Tertulliani inter Latinos ecclesiae scriptores primi, sine quorum lectione nullum diem intermittebat olim diuus Cyprianus, per... Tertullian, ca. 160-ca. 230 Paris 1545
Common Library of New Aberdeen Institutiones. Quintilian. Venice 1494
Common Library of New Aberdeen Biblia latina (cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guillelmi Britonis in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi et additionibus Pauli Burgensis... Nicholas,of Lyra Strassburg 1492
Common Library of New Aberdeen Decretales cum glossa Gregory IX, Pope Nuremberg 1496
Common Library of New Aberdeen Postilla super Psalterium Hugh,of Saint-Cher, Cardinal Nuremberg 1498
Common Library of New Aberdeen Historia romana Appianus,of Alexandria Venice 1477
Common Library of New Aberdeen De bellis civilibus Appianus,of Alexandria Venice 1477
Common Library of New Aberdeen Institutiones oratoriae Quintilian Venice 1494
Common Library of New Aberdeen Consilia Ubaldis, de, Baldus Milan 1493