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Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow. Volumes I-XXXV, 1841-1904.
Glasgow: Published for the Society by Richard Griffin and Co. & Thomas Tegg, Glasgow (and London) and subsequently various Glasgow publishers. 1844-1904. - Vols. 1-35 bound in 18 vols, covering the years MDCCCXLI (1841) to 1904, vols. 1-35, [2 vols. bound in 1 except for vol. 13 in 1 vol.] being 18 vols in total, 8vo., incl. plates, illustrations, tables, diagrams et al with the illustrated bookplate of David Murray to each front pastedown , uniformly bound in half speckled calf, gilt, marbled boards, spines with gilt ruled leather label lettered & dated & numbered direct, red speckled edges, occasional wear & split hinge, however sound, attractive & very good. WITH 3 ALS to David Murray Esq. from Alexander Gardner Hon. Sec. of the Society concerning submission to the Architectural Section of the Philosophical Society dated 1902-04 on headed notepaper of the Society. David Murray, 1842-1928, Lawyer, archaeologist and antiquarian, was born in Glasgow on 15 April 1842. As well as working as a solicitor, Murray was Dean of the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow from 1895-1898. He was a member of many societies and his passion for archaeology led him to become President of the Archaeological Society of Glasgow, 1895-1898 and President of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, 1904-1907. His publications include "An Archaeological Survey of the United Kingdom, 1896". The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, a learned society established in 1802 "for the improvement of the Arts and Sciences" in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. On 9th Nov. 1802, in response to an invitation, twenty-two citizens met in the Prince of Wales Tavern, Glasgow where they set up a committee to outline the principles for a Society 'for the improvement of the Arts and Sciences' in Glasgow and the Society was founded in 1802 as the Glasgow Philosophical Society by a meeting of sixty people in the former Assembly Rooms, and work began establishing a library collection. The Society was made a Royal Society ion 1901 shortly before its centenary, by Edward VII while Archibald Campbell, 1st Baron Blythswood was President. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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