The Old Roman Catholick is another work by Dr William Guild. It was the final book to be printed by Edward Raban in 1649. It contains a particularly interesting unicorn device with the arms of the City of Aberdeen on the shield.
Dr William Guild
Raban had a close association with Dr William Guild (1586-1657) . He was the son of a wealthy armourer and became Minister of the second charge in 1631. Guild initially sided with the Aberdeen Doctors and their concerns about the Covenant but eventually signed it with three limitations: he would not condemn the Articles of Perth, he would not condemn episcopal government and he reserved his duty to the King. Guild assisted in purging both St Machar’s Cathedral and King’s College Chapel of ornaments. He was a benefactor in the city and Guild Street is named after him. Raban printed works by Guild but the association ran deeper. In 1653, William Guild was witness at the baptism of Raban’s grandson, William (son of Gavin Milne and Elizabeth Raban).