‘Historical Account of Printing in Scotland from 1507 to 1707.` A collection of biographical notes on printers in Edinburgh and details of the books printed, mostly in the hand of James Chalmers, with corrections and additions by George Chalmers. Edit


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  • ?1st quarter of 19th century. (Creation)


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    2 volumes.



  • Related Materials

    Other parts of the collection are in Edinburgh University Library (MSS. La.II.448, 452).

    For the collection on printers elsewhere than Edinburgh see Adv.MSS.81.9.6-81.9.7.

    About 1815 Chalmers used these collections in the preparation of the more connected narrative, Adv.MS.17.1.16, but additions continued to be made to them after that date.

  • Bibliography

    The notes have been used by R Dickson and J P Edmond in ‘Annals of Scottish Printing’ (Cambridge, 1890), and extracts have been published by W J Couper in ‘Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society’, vii (1923), pages 62-89.

    See also Beattie, W. `Handlist of Works from the Press of John Wreittoun` in ‘Transactions of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society’, ii (1942), pages 89-104, especially page 99.