Ane Sermon Preichit befoir the Regent and Nobilitie, upon a part of the third Chapter of the Prophet Malachi, in the Kirk of Leith, at the tyme of the Generall Asemblie on Sonday the 13. of Ianuarie. Anno. Do. 1571. Be David Fergussone Minister of the Evangell at Dunfermlyne.

  • Fergusson, David
  • [Edinburgh]: Impentit at Sanctandrois be Robert Lekpreuik 1830
  • Beveridge 'Dunfermline' p. 140.


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8vo, pp. [32]. Untrimmed and stitched as issued without wrappers. Some light soiling and spotting.


A facsimile of the very rare 1572 Lekprevick printing of this sermon on tithes, produced from the sole surviving copy (then in the Advocates Library, now the NLS) without any indication of its source but probably a project of John Lee (1779-1859), the academic and polymath who went from lecturing at St Andrews, by way of several positions in the kirk, to becoming Principal of the University of Edinburgh. Lee was a known bibliomaniac and his posthumous contribution to the Ballantyne Club was a volume of reprints of all of Fergusson's surviving tracts. Beveridge's bibliography of Dunfermline dates this version to c.1828 while other sources guess at 1830 and 1840, and it is itself scarce, with a handful of copies in COPAC.

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