Scottish Notes and Queries Volume 7-9

Scottish Notes and Queries Volume 7-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... the inhabitants of old Glasgow, but also because they contain much otherwise inaccessible information concerning the estates, genealogies, and history of prominent families in the adjacent shires. Mr Renwick's scheme is to calendar the various Deeds, giving a full abstract of their contents, especially having in view the necessity of preserving every name, territorial or personal, occurring in them. It is reasonable to expect, then, that the projected series will prove a valuable contribution to the early history of Glasgow, and the surrounding district. The work, according to the Glasgow Herald, is not to be issued by subscription, as similar work s usually are, but is to be put on the market through the ordinary trade channels. The initial volume will probably be issued this month. Horn-books.--Before closing his work on the old ABC Horn-book, which is to contain something like two hundred illustrations, Mr Andrew Tuer, of the Leadenhall Press, E.C., asks to be favoured with notes from those who may remember the horn-book in use, or who may have in their possession examples whi.h he has not yet seen. Information about spurious horn-books, from the sale of which certain persons at present are said to be reaping a golden harvest, is also sought. Tablets of this kind seem to have been mostly English. Tickell sang of "The Horn Book," giving, in some eight lines, a description of these early A B C's; and Shenstone, in his "Schoolmistress," says--"Their books of stature small they took in hand, Which with pellucid horn secured are, To save from finger wet the letters fair." Wolf's Crag.--Time and the strong north winds, says a contemporary, are destroying all that remains of romantic Fast Castle. It is situated...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 939g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966104
  • 9781236966100