John Kay 5. .

John Kay5



The miniature-painter and caricaturist John Kay was born near Dalkeith, Midlothian, in April 1742. The son of a mason, he was apprenticed at the age of thirteen to George Heriot, a barber in Dalkeith. Six years later, he moved to Edinburgh where he continued to work as a journeyman barber. In 1771 he was enrolled a member of the Society of Surgeon-Barbers and set up in business on his own account. In his spare time, however, he began to produce highly original portrait sketches and caricatures of Edinburgh characters, despite having received no formal training in drawing. He attracted the patronage of William Nisbet of Dirleton, who settled an annuity upon him, and in 1785 was finally able to give up his trade for art. Kay opened a shop in Parliament Close where he sold his etchings. From 1784 to 1822 he is calculated to have etched nearly nine hundred plates portraying many of the most notable Scotsmen of the day   Many of Kay's more satirical prints were bought by his subjects themselves with the express purpose of destroying them. On at least one occasion, he was 'cudgelled' and, on another, unsuccessfully prosecuted. In 1792 he decided to publish some of his work in book form and prepared a brief biographical sketch which supplies most of the few details that are known of his life. The project, however, remained unrealized, and it was not until after his death that a collection of 340 of his etchings was published in 1837-38. Kay contributed portraits to the annual exhibitions of the Edinburgh Associated Artists from 1811 to 1816, and to the 1822 exhibition of the Institution for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Scotland. He died in Edinburgh on 21 February 1826.
Editions :- Kay  was aided, it is said, by James Thomson Callender, who compiled some descriptive letterpress, including a slight autobiographical sketch, but the work was unfinished at the time of Kay's death. In 1837-8 a quarto edition of his plates, under the title 'A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh,' was published in monthly numbers by Hugh Paton of Edinburgh. A second edition, in four volumes, was issued in 1842 by the same publishers. The plates then passed into the hands of A. and C. Black of Edinburgh, who had them retouched, and in 1877 published a third edition in two volumes, after which the plates  were destroyed. A 'popular letterpress edition', in two volumes, which very inadequately reproduced the more interesting plates, and reprinted only a portion of the letterpress, was published in London and Glasgow in 1855 but is easily identified as the paper is much cheaper not rag paper .This posthumous collection of Kay's caricatures was immensely popular and led to a second, four-volume, edition being printed in 1842 ( same thing split into four parts to look larger !) . Kay's portraits of Adam Smith are considered 'the only authentic likenesses that exist of the great economist' These etchings are priced from the 1838 booklet but may be earlier I have a few which seem to be proof to India paper of the 1838 as similar to the Neale of that time but a proof edition is not mentioned  **The size for the image ranges from A4 down to small miniatures. .. all are shown at the same image size so if exact sizing is needed please ask as listing each individually will take forever** Due to them being a pain to identify as he did not number all the site will now have them all with pics and for sale buttons where available page 5 252-343


CCLII. Rev. Robert Culbertson, of the Associate Congregation, Leith
ev Robert Cuthbertson  Minister Associate Congreation, Leith 252 x 3
MR CrLBERTsoN was born at Morebattle, on the 21st September 1765. Hisfather, Mr James Culbertson, was a farmer and feuar there, an influential memberof the Secession congregation, and much respected for his piety and worth.He died in January 1826, at the advanced age of ninety-eight. This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £10 +2r





CCLIII. The Right Hon. Charles Hope of Granton, when Lord Advocate of Scotland

This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size





CHARLES HOPE of Granton; Lord Advocate Scotland CCLIV. Right Hon. Charles Hope

This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size  £12r





CCLV. The Right Hon. William Pitt

This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size  £12b





CCLVI. The Right Hon. William Pitt, and Henry Dundas, afterwards Lord Melville

Henry Viscount Melville  and The Hon. Robert Dundas  of Arniston Lord chief Baron of the court of Exchequer This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £15







CCLVII. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lewes

Mr/MRS LEE Lewes as Goldfinch/Widow Warren 257
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £15r




CCLVIII. Dr. Thomas Hay, City Chamberlain, and Sir James Stirling, Bart.
DR THOMAS HAY Edinburgh City Chamberlain; Sir J Stirling
258
An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £15 b



CCLIX. Colonel Monro, a well known blue-gown beggar
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12b



CCLX. Sir Henry Moncreiff Wellwood, Bart.


CCLXI. Sergeant William Duff SGT WILLIAM DUFF of Royal Highlanders
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size. £18 r





LORD BALMUTO Claud Irvine Boswell, Scottish Judge
  CCLXII. Lord Balmuto This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12r




CCLXIII. Rev. James Hall, D.D.

Rev James Hall  Minister Session Church  EdThis is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size. £10 b x 2




CCLXIV. Mr. Hamilton Bell, W.S., carrying a Vintner's Boy from Edinburgh to Musselburgh, and Mr. John Rae, Surgeon-Dentist, accompanying him in the character of Bottle-Holder
Mr Hamilton Bell and Mr John Rae, Surgeon-dentist 264
An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria.





CCLXV. Mr. Edward Innes, and his second, Mr. James Cooper, following after Mr. Bell EDWARD INNES and JAMES COOPER Edinburgh Gents
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £15 r




CCLXVI. The Artist under Examination by Sheriff Pringle, with the pursuers, Bell and Rae, sitting behind Examination by Sheriff John Pringle
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £18r




SIR NASH GROSE English Judge CCLXVII. The Hon. Sir Nash Grose, one of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12r




CCLXVIII. Harvey Christian Combe, Esq., Lord Mayor of London

HARVEY CHRISTIAN COMBE Lord Mayor of London This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12 b +r




SIR JOHN MARJORIBANKS Lord Provost Edinburgh CCLXIX. Sir John Marjoribanks, Bart., Lord Provost of Edinburgh, in his robes
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £18r




REV CHARLES SIMEON of Trinity Church Cambridge 270
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size. £10 b+ q1r  CCLXX. Rev. Charles Simeon, M.A. of Trinity Church, Cambridge




CCLXXI. Archibald McArthur, piper to the late Sir Reginald Macdonald Stewart Seton, of Touch and Staffa, Bart.
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size tinted £18r




CCLXXII. Mirza Aboul Hassan Khan, envoy extraordinary from the King of Persia to the Court of Great Britain
A Plate  from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £15r some offsetting





CCLXXIII. Mr. John Finlayson, formerly a writer in Cupar-Fife

This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £15 b + 2r



 second version of him


CCLXXIV. Rev. David Dickson, minister of New North Church, Edinburgh
Rev David Dickson Minister New North End Church Ed 274
An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £10 b x2




CCLXXV. Hugh Macpherson, sometime Clerk to the Perth Carriers

HUGH McPHERSON Clerk to the Perth Carriers This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in sizea £15 rx 2





HENRY JOHNSTON in the Character of HAMLET
  An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £18r  CCLXXVI. Mr. Henry Johnston, in the Character of Hamlet




CCLXXVII. Rev. John Jamieson, D.D. JOHN JAMIESON Scottish Minister, Lexicographer

This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £10 b x 2




CCLXXVIII. Robert Craig, Esq. of Riccarton ROBERT CRAIG of Riccarton at home at Princes St
A Plate  from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £15 r




CCLXXIX. David Smythe, Lord Methven
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12 r




CCLXXX. General Francis Dundas, Sir Henry Jardine, Sir Robert Dundas of Beechwood, Bart., Captain Hay, the Late Earl of Eglinton, and the Misses Maxwell, etc.
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £18 r




CCLXXXI. Rev. John McDonald of the Gaelic Chapel, Castle Wynd, Edinburgh REV. JOHN M'DONALD, 281
OF THE GAELIC CHAPEL, CASTLE WYND, EDINBURGH.MB M'DONALD, son of a small farmer at Rae, in Caithness, was born there on the 12th of November 1779. Having acquired the rudiments of education at the parish school, he commenced his theological studies at King's College, Aberdeen, in 1797, and was licensed to preach in 1805. For sometime thereafter he was employed as a missionary in his native district ; and, in 1807, was chosen successor to the Rev. Mr M'Lachlan in the Gaelic Chapel, Edinburgh. Here he continued about six years, and was greatly esteemed by his congregation as a sound preacher and an amiable manThis is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £10 x 4 b +1r




LORD ROBERT CULLEN Scottish Judge CCLXXXII. Lord Cullen, one of the senators of the College of Justice
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12 r




CCLXXXIII. The Edinburgh Fish-Women
Whal o Caller OystersMARGARET SUTTIE Hawker of Salt, Fisherrow  283
An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £18
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CCLXXXIV. William Macdonald, officer to the Highland Society of Scotland


SIR WILLIAM MILLER of Glenlee; Senator of Justice College
CCLXXXV. Sir William Miller of Glenlee, Bart. This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12 r




CCLXXXVI. Lieut.-General Vyse, in command of the Forces of Scotland


Rev James Peddie  Minister Associate Congregation Bristol Street Edinburgh   pl 288
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £10  x 2


  CCLXXXVII. Rev. Dr. James Peddie, of the Associate Congregation, Bristol Street




CCLXXXVIII. Rev. Dr. Peddie, in 1810
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £15r




CCLXXXIX. Andrew McKinlay, tried for administering unlawful oaths
ANDREW McKINLAY Tried in Edinburgh for Sedition -This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size  £15r




CCXC. James Mackcoull, alias Captain Moffat
JAMES MACKCOULL alias  CAPT MOFFAT; ScottThis is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size ish Criminal   £15 + r




CCXCI. Beetty Dick, Town-Crier of Dalkeith/
BEETTY DICK Town Crier of Dalkeith 291
An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £18 b 





CCXCII. Two Chairmen; or, "The Social Pinch." SOCIAL PINCH Parliament Square Edinburgh  /snuff/ sedan chair
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh



CCXCIII. James McKean, at the Bar of the High Court of Justiciary
JAMES McKEAN Tried for Murder in Edinburgh - This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £15r




LORD WILLIAM MacLEOD BANNATYNE Scottish Judge
CCXCIV. Sir William Macleod-Bannatyne (Lord Bannatyne) This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12 r









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CCXCV. Training a Councillor EDINBURGH Laird of Denholme Breaking his Beast
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £15  r x 2




CCXCVI. John Steele JOHN STEEL of Little Dunkeld, Perthshire Aged 109-
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size. £18 b




CCXCVII. Mr. John Austin, author of a "System of Stenographic Music"

JOHN AUSTIN Scottish Inventor System of Sternographic Music This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size a £10 b x 2 + r



CCXCVIII. Robert Kay, Esq., Architect
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12b





CAPTAIN BILLAIR (Rutland Cavalry) and his Tall Wife

  CCXCIX. Captain Billair and his Wife, who, though a tall woman, always wore high-heeled shoes This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £15 r




Last Sitting of Old Court of Session, Edinburgh
  An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £18 r   CCC. The Last Sitting of The Old Court of Session





. Rev Alexander King of the Relief Congregation dalkeith The father of this gentleman was at one period a teacher at Lasswade and afterward a Minister of the Gospel in connection with the Relief. An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £10 x 2  CCCI. Rev. Alexander King, of the Relief Congregation, Dalkeith



CCCII. Francis Jeffrey, Esq., Advocate
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12 r




CCCIII. Captain Dalrymple, and Miss Macdonald of Clanronald
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12 r



CCCIV. The Lovers


CCCV. Dr. John Brown, alias "The Devil Killer"/DR JOHN BROWN or The Devil Killer 305

An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £15 b +r




CCCVI. Miss Burns, a celebrated beauty of last century /MISS BURNS of Durham a Celebrated Beauty 306

  An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £15 b





KINGHORN Political Set to; Turncoats & Cut Throats
  An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £18 b    CCCVII. A Political Set-To; or, "Freedom of Election" Illustrated





CCCVIII. Mr. Pierie and Mr. Maxwell. The Ladies are in the Costume of 1785
Alexander Pierie , Mr Maxwell 308 An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £15 b + 1r




CCCIX. Rev. George Husband Baird, D.D.No. CXXXIX.

REV. GEORGE HUSBAND BAIRD, D.D., PRINCIPAL OF THE UNIVERSITY, AND ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF THE HIGH CHURCH OF EDINBURGH. THE subject of this sketch, now in his seventy-eighth year, was born, in 1761. in the parish of Borrowstounness, where his father at the time, although a considerable proprietor in the county of Stirling, rented a farm from the Duke of Hamilton. DR BAIRD received the rudiments of education, first at the parish school of Borrowstounness, and subsequently, upon his father acquiring and removing to the property of Manuel, in the same county, at the Grammar School of Linlithgow. An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £10 


 

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CCCXI. Dr. John Hope, Professor of Botany in the University of Edinburgh


EDINBURGH Court of Session Second Division
CCCXII. Second Division of the Court of Session This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £18r




CCCXIII. Jerome William Knapp LL.D., Deputy-Clerk of Arraigns
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £12b



CCCXIV. Three Social Friends. Mr. Robert Kay, Mr. Louis Cauvin, and Mr. David Scott



MRS SMITH Native of Aberdeen, Later Edinburgh

CCCXV. Mrs. Smith, in the costume of 1795 This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £18r




CCCXVI. The Hon. William Ramsay Maule, of Panmure, afterwards Lord Panmure of Brechin and Navar
WILLIAM RAMSAY MAULE of Panmure; Generous Sportsman An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria.
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A Colquhoun Lord Advocate, A Maconochie Solictor General-

  CCCXVII. A. Colquhoun, Esq., of Killermont, Lord Advocate of Scotland, and A. Maconochie, Esq. (Lord Meadowbank), then Solicitor-General This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £18r





CCCXVIII. The Hon. Francis William Grant of Grant, Colonel of the Inverness-shire Militia


CCCXIX. Rev. David Dickson, D.D.

Rev David Dickson Minister West Kirk Ed 319 This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £10 b + 1r



CCCXX. Twelve Advocates who plead with wigs on



CCCXXI. Rev. James-Francis Grant, of St. George's Chapel, York Place, Edinburgh

REV JAMES FRANCIS GRANT of St Georges Chapel, Edinburgh -321An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria £10 x 2b





CCCXXII. The Craft in Danger / Dr John Barclay in Edinburgh Uni /Freemasons
A Plate  from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £18r folds as issued top a bit chewed





CCCXXIII. Robert Sym, Esq., writer to the Signet
ROBERT SYM Writer to the Signet 323 An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria £12 x 2b





CCCXXIV. Rev. Henry Grey, A.M.Rev Henry Grey pl 324


MINISTER OF ST MARY'S CHURCH, EDINBURGH. MB GREY was born at Alnwick, in the county of Northumberland, in the year 1778. His father was a gentleman of the medical profession. In early life he was left to the care of a kind and pious mother, who watched over her son with the most tender and anxious assiduity, and lived to receive the reward of her love and devotcdness in her son's clerical reputation and unceasing affection This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size. £10  x 3 r




CCCXXV. Mr. Robert Macgachen, Accountant of ExciseROBERT MacGACHEN The Knowing One; Accountant of Excise - ..Mathematician 325
This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size. £10 b + 1r



EDINBURGH Advocates Who Plead Without Wigs  CCCXXVI. Twelve Advocates, who plead without wigs


CCCXXVII. John Rose, Esq. of Holme



MAJOR SKEY and LORD CLIVE of Shropshire Militia
328 An original antique  bookplate  from 'A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh'. Published by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838; Carver and Gilder To her Majesty Queen Victoria. £18 b  CCCXXVIII. Major Skey, and the Right Hon. Lord Clive (now Earl of Powis), of the Shropshire Militia




ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL Edinburgh City Officer

This is an antique bookplate either   from A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.  That was published  by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh 1838;  or one of the earlier editions  of loose plates on rag paper  size of page 275 ×211 mm with the engravings varying in size £18 b+ 1R  CCCXXIX. Archibald Campbell, City Officer




CCCXXIX.* Archibald Constable, Esq.







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