James Ross d.ca.1820

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James ROSS ca.1820

Biographical Note

Little is known about James Ross. He was a physician likely from Montrose, Angus, Scotland who died sometime before March 1820.


His library was sold at auction in Edinburgh 1820 by MacLachlan and Stewart. The auction consisted of 924 lots with 440 duodecimos, 363 octavos, and 121 quartos and folios. The library was composed of mostly 18th and early 19th century books, although some 16th and 17th century books can also be found. The books cover a wide range of languages and subjects including natural history, classics, law, medicine, and literature.

Notable selections:

Vesalius de humani corporis fabrica, [Basel, 1543] (lot 323)

Cicerone's Epistulae, [Venice, 1491] (lot 863)

Examples: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh SS 2.1 (lot 323); Cambridge University Library O.11.72 (lot 330)

Characteristic Markings

The inscription 'Ex Libris Jacobi Ross 1784' can be found in Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh SS 2.1.


  • Catalogue of the library of the late Dr. Ross comprising a valuable collection of medical and surgical works the sale of which will begin on 1st March, 1820 at the rooms of MacLachlan and Stewart, etc., Edinburgh, 1820.