The Records of the Trades House of Glasgow, A. D. 1605-1678 (Classic Reprint)

The Records of the Trades House of Glasgow, A. D. 1605-1678 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Records of the Trades House of Glasgow, A. D. 1605-1678 Sketch of the Trades House, so far as it goes, is capable of little improvement. It is open to amplification rather than to correction. Since 1858, however, much historical material has been published which throws light on the growth of the craft and guild systems in Glasgow, notably the Records of the Convention of Royal Burghs, the Glasgow Burgh Records and Charters, the View of the Merchants House, and histories or sketches relating to no fewer than twelve of the fourteen incorporated trades. To draw from such sources a series of notes that would be of service in compiling a more complete history than either of the two older works, was of itself a considerable task. But besides this there were some hundreds of old documents belonging to the House to inventory and synopsise, and twenty large volumes of manuscript records from 1605 to the present day to peruse and abstract from. Proper and accurate use of the first Minute Book was found impracticable without making a complete transcription of its contents. All this work took up the leisure of more than five years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 32mm | 819g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 245 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243169973
  • 9780243169979