Lot Archive


№ 1610


30 June 2004

Hammer Price:

Anderson, J., Selectus Diplomatum & Numismatum Scotiæ Thesaurus, 1st edn, Edinburgh, 1739, viii + 126pp, engraved frontispiece and title, 178 fine engraved plates by John Stuart and George Child [several folding]; Ruddiman, T., An Introduction to Mr James Anderson’s Diploma Scotiæ, to which is added notes, taken from various Authors, and Original Manuscripts, 2nd edn, Edinburgh, 1782, 12 + 232pp [2]. First a handsome large folio copy of this major Scottish source book in 19th century half-vellum, spine gilt, marbled endpapers, second in later half-sheep, label on spine; a very rare pair (£600-800)

John Drury FPL 23 [January 1978], 297
ex libris N.G. Brodie, first with his bookplate.

James Anderson (1662-1728), genealogist and antiquary; Thomas Ruddiman (1674-1757). Their work was declared by Cochran-Patrick as "certainly the best authority which we yet have on many points connected with the Scottish coinage"