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Catalogue of the library at Fasque House – £1800 at Taylors.

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The castle is near the village of Fettercairn in what was once the old Scottish county of Kincardineshire but is now part of Aberdeenshire.

An inventory rather than a full catalogue, as the illustration shows, it dates from 1840 and is contained in marbled paper-covered boards. The illustration of the opening spread seen here also contains a brief explanation of the alphabetical code provided to the locations of the books within the house.

In the end it sold via thesaleroom.com for £1800 at the auction on February 8.