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Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time

Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108063456

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About the Authors
  • Born in Edinburgh, Daniel Wilson (1816–92) initially pursued an artistic career and spent time in Turner's studio. However, in 1846 he became a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and devoted the rest of his life to archaeology, anthropology and university administration. He was active in the Society's attempts to save historic buildings in Edinburgh, and the city's built environment was the subject of this two-volume 1848 work, which is illustrated with engravings after his own drawings. In Volume 1, Wilson begins by tracing the city's history from earliest times. The latter part of the volume and Volume 2 cover local antiquities and traditions, with each chapter looking at a different area of the Old Town. Leith, the New Town, and ecclesiastical buildings are then discussed. Wilson's second major work, the landmark Prehistoric Annals of Scotland (second edition, 1863), is also reissued in this series.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108063456
    • length: 586 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • weight: 1.42kg
    • contains: 126 b/w illus.
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Part I. Historical Associations:
    1. Earliest traditions
    2. From the accession of the Stuarts to the death of James III
    3. From the accession of James IV to the battle of Flodden
    4. From the battle of Flodden to the death of James V
    5. From the death of James V to the abdication of Queen Mary
    6. From the accession of James VI to the restoration of Charles II
    7. Historical incidents after the restoration
    Part II. Local Antiquities and Traditions:
    1. The castle
    2. King's Stables, Castle Barns, and Castlehill
    3. The Lawnmarket
    4. The Tollbooth, Luckenbooths, and Parliament Close. Volume 2: Part II. Local Antiquities and Traditions:
    5. The High Street
    6. The High Street and Netherbow
    7. The Canongate and Abbey sanctuary
    8. St Leonards, St Mary's Wynd, and the Cowgate
    9. The West Bow and the suburbs
    10. Leith and the New Town
    11. Ecclesiastical antiquities

  • Author

    Daniel Wilson

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