Reminiscences of Booksellers and Bookselling in Edinburgh in the Time of William IV: An Address Delivered to a Meeting of Booksellers' Assistants, in the Hall of the Protestant Institute, Edinburgh, October 1904

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James Thin, 1905 - Booksellers and bookselling - 46 pages
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Page 10 - October, 1878, in his eighty-sixth year. He was one of the most eminent Scotsmen of his time, and probably did more than any other single man to elucidate the history and literature of Scotland and to settle them on sure foundations. 'He was,' says Professor Masson, writing in 1874, 'easily the prince of living authorities in all matters of Scottish history and biography.
Page 46 - Rabbis, and, so far as they bad ears to hear, open to them the purpose of God, as revealed in the Law and the Prophets. Into the details of the Lord's work in Galilee this is not the place to enter. Suffice it to say that He gathered many disciples, and that His fame spread throughout all the land. But the favor which was showed Him in Galilee did not propitiate His enemies at Jerusalem. They very early sent spies to watch His movements, and in concert with the Pharisees, who were found in greater...
Page 10 - He was one of the founders, and for upwards of thirty years the secretary, of the " Bannatyne Club," an early promoter of the "Wodrow Society," and editor of its most voluminous works, Calderwood's Church History, 8 vols., John Knox's Works, 6 vols., etc.
Page 11 - Laing was so modest that he did not care for the title, and on one occasion, when I addressed him as " Dr," he requested me not to give him this designation again.
Page 14 - Close fifty years before this, and they had gradually developed into publishers, printers, and bookbinders, and were the only firm who at that time carried on these departments.
Page 31 - Street, whose shop is well known, or ought to be so, by all the true lovers of curious little old smoke-dried volumes.
Page 47 - PRINTED BY OLIVER AND BOYD EDINBURGH This book should be returned to the Library on or before the last date stamped below. A fine of five cents a day is incurred by retaining it beyond the specified time. Please return promptly.
Page 22 - Street, then much frequented as the publishing office of Wilson's Tales of the Borders, which was being issued weekly in 410 sheets at 1jd.
Page 36 - Nursery forming what is now East Princes Street Gardens. Nearly all the way up...

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