George Hay Forbes: A Romance in Scholarship


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Publisher: SPCK

Year: 1927

Edition: First

Format: Hardback

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George Hay Forbes of Burntisland, 1821-1875 “became an eminent liturgist and ultimately rector of the Episcopal Church in Burntisland. He ran the private Pitsligo press for the printing of liturgical and other theological works from the Parsonage. Forbes founded the press to print his own works when he was unable to find a publisher for works containing the more obscure Middle Eastern scripts such as Syriac and Armenian. He travelled throughout Europe to further his research. He married Eleanor Wemyss in 1853 and they adopted a French girl who later married the Comte de l’Espinasse. He served as Provost of Burntisland from 1869-70 and was involved in negotiations with the railway company over the creation of the West Dock. He was an early leader of the Co-operative movement in the town”. Inscription on fep and some light foxing otherwise a VG copy of this biography. Red cloth with gilt lettering

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