‘Select Views on the River Clyde’ (1830)

This was the first antique book I ever bought and inspired the collection as it is today. The engravings are beautifully rendered by Joseph Swan from J Fleming’s paintings. I had to have it rebound, by my go-to guys at Cameron Bookbinders, in order to be able to read it. As I was never going to want to sell it on I had it rebound in my go-to purple & black with silver type. It was originally the typical sombre marbled effect of a 19th century publication.

Instead of posting the entire thing to the Random Scottish History Facebook page I’d run a poll to see the places folk were most interested in. This gave me 13 places. The entire book will be made available here as it’s searchable and therefore worth it to go all out. The book itself has spotting and blemishes throughout, as you can see from the scans, from a previous owner having left it somewhere damp. That in no way detracts from the information and the engravings are still brilliant.

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J. M. Leighton (1830), ‘Select Views on the River Clyde’, Glasgow: J. Swan, Engraver; London: Moon, Boys & Graves, Front Cover.
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J. M. Leighton (1830), ‘Select Views on the River Clyde’, Glasgow: J. Swan, Engraver; London: Moon, Boys & Graves, Spine.
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J. M. Leighton (1830), ‘Select Views on the River Clyde’, Glasgow: J. Swan, Engraver; London: Moon, Boys & Graves, Publisher’s Page.

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J. M. Leighton (1830), ‘Select Views on the River Clyde’, Glasgow: J. Swan, Engraver; London: Moon, Boys & Graves, Dedication Page.