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A catalogue of curious and valuable books, being the library of Mr. John Spotiswood of that ilk advocate, lately deceas'd. To be sold by way of auction in the High Exchange, on Monday the first day of July 1728. Catalogues are to be had at Alexander Davidson's shop in the Parliament House, at the place of sale, and most book-sellers shops in Edinburgh, for two pence Sterling each, which is to be allowed to those who buy books to the value of 2 shillings. The books may be seen three days befor the austion [sic]. The time of sale from 3 to 7 in the afternoon. The entries will be very low. Earnest is to be given for the books that are bought, and the books to be taken away eight days after auction. The common rules of auction are to be observ'd.
- Davidson, Alexander, active 1720-1734.