Excellentium imperatorum vitæ

TitleExcellentium imperatorum vitæ
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1812
AuthorsNepos, C
LibraryNational Library of Scotland
BindingBound in calf with the stamp in gold
SignatureSignature on the front flyleaf: “Adam Girdwood 1820”
Other Provenance InformationBook stamp of`Adam Girdwood on the titlepage
Call NumberNG.1534.g.17
Unidentified Stamp
Arms Three fishes naiant fessways in pale, the middlemost conturned
Possibilities for Identification: 
The arms Azure three garvine fishes naiant fessways in pale argent the middlemost one conturned were granted to George Garvine, writer of Irvine (Lyon Register 1672 77). The arms of Peebles are Gules three salmon counternaiant in pale proper. Though the present grant only dates to 18 December 1894, the arms have been used by the borough since the middle ages. Adam Girdwood died at Peebles in 1838 aged 1831, so it seems likely that the arms on the stamp are those of Peebles.
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