‘Old Glasgow’ (1880)

This is the second anonymous donation to Random Scottish History and I cannot, without having you hold it, convey the quality of this book’s binding and print. I have been after this book for maybe a year and a half, my purchase was apparently lost during delivery and the seller didn’t seem keen to help me track it down. It’s beautiful, with very eye-catching gold edging and may look battered in the scans but not one scrape detracts from this publication. Its layout reminds me of ‘Select Views‘ but its wealth of information puts me in mind of ‘Old and New Edinburgh‘, with nice short chapters and plenty of illustrations that should make its upload a fairly quick process. I’ll be transferring my attentions to this book after ‘Domestic Annals‘ is complete and can’t wait.

 

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A. MacGeorge (1880), ‘Old Glasgow’, Glasgow: Black & Son, Front Cover.

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A. MacGeorge (1880), ‘Old Glasgow’, Glasgow: Black & Son, Spine.

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A. MacGeorge (1880), ‘Old Glasgow’, Glasgow: Black & Son, Inside Front Cover.

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A. MacGeorge (1880), ‘Old Glasgow’, Glasgow: Black & Son, Title Page.

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A. MacGeorge (1880), ‘Old Glasgow’, Glasgow: Black & Son, Frontispiece.

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A. MacGeorge (1880), ‘Old Glasgow’, Glasgow: Black & Son, Publisher’s Page.

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A. MacGeorge (1880), ‘Old Glasgow’, Glasgow: Black & Son, Prefatory Note.

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A. MacGeorge (1880), ‘Old Glasgow’, Glasgow: Black & Son, p.xi, Illustration of Lintel Inscription:
“1597
BLISSIT ◊ BE ◊ YE ◊ LORD ◊ OVR ◊
GOD ◊ FOR ◊ AL ◊ HIS ◊ GIFTIS ◊”

6 thoughts on “‘Old Glasgow’ (1880)

  1. Thanks for sharing your pictures of the wonderful books in your collection. I’ve worked my way back​wards through your posts, so I thought I’d better give a comment so as not to be one of those annoying spam liker persons!

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    1. Thank you for taking an interest. I’m not even nearly done yet. This may very well be a lifetime project. I’m not a fan of places acting as repositories for information that don’t share said information. I like to think I’m collecting these so others don’t have to. Now it’s just a matter of getting it all uploaded as quickly as possible 😁

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