Reid, Thomas

Biography: Philosopher, translator and founder of the first public reference library in Scotland. Educated Aberdeen grammar school, then Marischal Coll., grad. M.A. about 1600. Master of the grammar school 1602-3. Regent, Marischal Coll., 1603-7. Travelled to the continent, studying in France, then Leipzig and Rostock. Appointed docent at Rostock 1608, taught philosophy and humanity there 1609-16. Published 8 works on metaphysics while at Rostock. Matriculated Leipzig 1613. Returned to Scotland, Latin secretary to James I 1618-24. Produced Latin translation of the King's collected works 1619. M.A., Oxford 1620. Died London 1624. Older brother of Alexander and son of James. By his will he bequeathed to the town & new college of Aberdeen his collection of books (about 1350 volumes), & 6000 merks to endow a librarian who "sall hold the door of the librarie patent and oppin four dayes of the weeke the whole yeir." Reid's collection included "the fairest and largest editions of all the classics that were printed from the time of Aldus Manutius until the year 1615... and many valuable and curious MSS."

Biography Date: d.1624

Biography References: Prov. Reg. Notes (Article by P.J.Anderson in D.N.B); LOC; CERL; DNB; Fasti 31, 185; Drummond 306; Wightman xiv


Book List

Items 25 Ordered by Owner, A-Z

Owner (other form of name) Book Title Author Publication Place Date
R[eid], T[homas] Ant. Andreae in quatuor sententiarum libros opus a F. Constantio e tenebris iam nunc vindicatum a F. Angelo Rocch expurgavit.... Andreae, A. Venice 1578
R[eid], T[homas] Epitome omnium operum in qua quidquid vir ille de mysteriis religionis & sacramentis ecclesiae scripsit. Augustine, St, Bishop of Hippo. Geneva 1555
R[eid], T[homas] Inventarium seu repertorium generale Gabrielis byel sup quattuor libros sententarium. Biel, G. Paris 1514
Read, T. Index omnium quae insigniter a D. Aurelio Augustino dicta sunt, nunc recens supra praecedentes aeditiones, per F. Florentiu Bourgoinum Parisiensem,... Augustine, St, Bishop of Hippo. Paris 1541
Read, Thomas P. Virgilius Maro. Et in eum commentationes & paraliponema Germani Valentis Guelli. Eiusdem Virgilij appendix, cum Joseph Scaligeri commentariis &... Virgil. Antwerp 1575
Read, Thomas Salubrium siue de sannitate tuenda, libri triginta tres. Alexandrinus, J. Cologne 1575
Reade, Thomas I. Bodini methodus, ad facilem historiarum cognitionem. Bodin, J. Paris 1566
Reid, Thomas C. Suetonii Tranquilli XII Caesares. Item Io. Baptistae Egnatii ... de Romanis principibus, libri III. Eiusdem annotationes in Suetonium. Annotata... Suetonius Lyon 1548
Reid, Thomas Historiae poetarum tam Graecorum quam Latinorum dialogi decem ... L. Greg. Gyraldo ... autore ... Giraldi, Lilio Gregorio Basel 1545
Reid, Thomas Nicomachean ethics Aristotle Strassburg c. 1469
Reid, Thomas Euclidis elementorum libri XV. Graece & Latine, quibus, cum ad omnem mathematicae scientiae partem, tum ad quamliber geometriae tractationem, facilis... Euclid. Paris 1598
Reid, Thomas Demosthenous logoi, kai prooimia demegorika, kai epistolai Demosthenes Paris 1570
Reid, Thomas Icones animalium quadrupedum uiuiparorum et ouiparorum, quae in historia animalium Conradi Gesneri describuntur. Gesner, Conrad Geneva 1553
Reid, Thomas Partitiones theologicae, pandectarum uniuersalium Conradi Gesneri. Liber ultimus. Gesner, Conrad Geneva 1549
Reid, Thomas Polydori Vergilii Urbinatis de rerum inventoribus libri octo. ; Euisdem in dominicam precem commentariolum. ; Item, Dialogorum de prodigijs libri... Vergil, Polydore Basel 1544
Reid, Thomas Commentaria scholastica in Genesim Pitigiani, Francesco Venice 1615
Rhaedius, Thomas Ierokleous philosophou ugomnema eis ta ton puthagoreion epe ta khrusa. Hierocles, of Alexandria. Paris 1583
Rhaedus, Thomas Eunapiou tou sardianou bioi philosophou kai sophistou. Eunapius. Antwerp 1568
Rhaedus, Thomas Apostoliou tou Bizantiou paroimiai. Apostolios, M. Basel 1538
Rhaedus, Thomas Epistolia, Dialogi breves, Oratiunculae, Poematia, ex variis utriusque linguae scriptoribus. Inter poematia autem est Satyra elegantissima, quae inscribitur lis, non... Estienne, H. Paris 1577
Rhaedus, Thomas Theodorou grammatikes biblia. D. Peri menon ek ton autou. Georgiou tou Lekapenou peri suntaxeos rematon. Emmanouel moskhopoulou peri tes ten... Gaza, T. Venice 1525
Rhaedus, Thomas Apollodorou tou Athenaiou grammatikou bibliothekes, e peri theon, biblia g. Apollodorus, of Athens. Heidelberg 1599
Rhaedus, Thomas Alexandrou tou Aphrodisieos, eis ta, tou Aristotelous, protesa analutika, upomnema. Aristotle. Florence 1521
Rhaedus, Thomas Aisopou phrugos muthoi. Aesop. Basel 1550
Rhaedus, Thomas Theoremata seu memorabilium propositionum limitationes. Zimara, M.A. Venice 1593