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James Denholm
The History of the City of Glasgow, James Denholm, 2nd Edition, 1798, Very Rare
R. Chapman, and Stewart and Meikle, 1798. 'The History of the City of Glasgow And Suburbs... to which is added a sketch of a tour to Loch Lomond and the Falls of the Clyde', by James Denholm. This is the 2nd edition of 1798 published by 'R. Chapman, and Stewart and Meikle' of Glasgow. This is incredibly rare when compared to the 3rd edition of 1804 and is very rarely offered for sale. The book provides a street by street guide to Glasgow and its landmarks. It contains many engravings of some of Glasgow's long-lost buildings, including the old University of Glasgow and St Enoch's Church. The most striking feature is arguably the fold out map, which shows Glasgow in the process of expanding to the west. A notable feature of the map is Buchanan Street, which at this point only contained buildings along one side, the other being open to fields. I have gone through the book multiple times and all of the pages appear to be present. A small fragment is missing from the top of page 47/48, but this does not obliterate any of the text. To the best of my knowledge the half-bound leather binding is contemporary, but antique books are not my area of expertise so you should judge this for yourself. There are five raised bands on the spine and the top edge is gilt. There are marbled endpapers at the front and rear of the book. Many of the pages have dated watermarks. Most of them are either '1796' or '1797'. Some of the pages towards the rear have 'V1794' or 'V 794', presumably indicating the paper dates to 1794? The title page claims that the book contains 13 engraving. I have only been … [Click Below for Full Description]
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