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Thomas Blaikie textbooks

Two textbooks - Haller's 'History of the Plants of Switzerland' published in 1769 and Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' published in 1775. Both include some degree of annotation or inscription.

Bunyan, John, 1628-1688, author

History of the Plants of Switzerland

Vellum bound 1769 copy of Haller’s History of the Plants of Switzerland, in Latin and containing detailed annotations in the front and back covers and throughout. (Box 1)

von Haller, Albrecht, 1708-1777, anatomist, physiologist, naturalist, encyclopaedist, bibliographer and poet

The Pilgrim's Progress

Third edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, published 1775. Inscribed with the names John Murray and Thomas Blaikie on the frontispiece. (Box 2)

Bunyan, John, 1628-1688, author

Thomas Blaikie images

Four engravings of notable French figures and two photographs of decorative items thought to belong to Blaikie and his family.

Bacler D'Albe, Louis, 1761-1824, printmaker, painter/draughtsman

Print of Michel Gabriel Pacard

Portrait of Michel Gabriel Pacard in a circular frame; beneath is a ledge on which is an engraved plaque; beneath this is a picture with a view of Mont Blanc in a gold frame; foliage and pink ribbon decorate the structure.
Etching with hand-colouring. Source: British Museum collection, where copies of this portrait are also held. https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3308005&partId=1&searchText=Pacard&images=true&page=1
(Box 3)

Bacler D'Albe, Louis, 1761-1824, printmaker, painter/draughtsman

Print of Jacque Balma

Portrait of Jacques Balmat wearing a navy jacket and purple waistcoat in a circular, ageing stone frame; beneath is an old ledge under which is a old, cracked, inscribed tablet supported by two wooden bars; an axe and a broken spear cross each other beneath the portrait; foliage grows around the whole structure. Source: British Museum collection, where additional copies are held. https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3308021&partId=1&searchText=Balma&page=1
(Box 3)

von Mechel, Christian

Print of Marie-Anne Charlotte Corday

Print of Marie-Anne Charlotte Corday entitled, 'Marie Anne Charlotte Corday, ci-devat Darmans Agée de 25 ans'. Portrait of Charlotte Corday, half-length, sitting at desk in her cell, holding a letter to her parents; in circle, with below a small figurative scene showing her assassinating Marat in his bath-tub. The portrait is in a black and gold painted wooden frame with a glass panel.
Another copy is held in the British Museum collection: https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3599824&partId=1&searchText=Massol&page=1
(Box 4)

Massol

Print of Louis XVI, Queen Marie Antoinette and Louis XVII (the Dauphin)

Monochrome print of Louis XVI, Queen Marie Antoinette and Louis XVII (the Dauphin), pictured in a circular frame above a marble stand containing a vase and various plants. The picture itself has been cut from a larger image and mounted on another piece of paper. The picture is in a black and gold painted wooden frame with a glass panel.
A similar copy of the portrait is held at the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3523963&partId=1&searchText=Louis+seize&page=1
(Box 4)

Sauvage, Pieter Joseph, 1744-1818, sculptor/medallist, painter/draughtsman

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