Old Houses in Edinburgh. Drawn by Bruce J. Home. [Series One and Two – all published.]

  • Home, Bruce J
  • Edinburgh: Published at John Knox's House by William J. Hay 1905


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Folio, 18 parts, most containing 3 unbound bifolia with a total of 54 tipped-in collotype plates. Original olive green card folders printed in black. One opening a little toned from old newspaper clipping insertion (now removed). Folders variously creased or a little chipped to edges and lightly soiled. 2 sheets advertising signed prints to subscribers loosely inserted to part 8.


The complete set, as issued in shilling parts, of postcard-maker and custodian of John Knox's House William J. Hay's survey of old Edinburgh. Most of the parts consist of 3 unnumbered bifolia, with letterpress to the first leaf and with a plate tipped-in to the second; the first part also contains an introduction on a separate bifolium and an order form and parts 9 and 18 contain title-pages and contents for the first and second series respectively. It was also issued in a publisher's binding following its completion and doubtless some sets were bound up from the parts, but a complete sets in their original folders are scarce. Library Hub lists 17 holdings, of which the vast majority appear to be bound in one or two volumes with only Oxford seeming to hold parts as here.

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