This book contains a description of all the Public Buildings and a
concise history of the City from the earliest periods to the present
time - embellished with elegant engravings of the Principal Public
Printed for and sold by Thomas Brown, Edinburgh1790
an accurate guide to the City and environs with Historical Descriptive
Accounts of the Public Buildings, offices, institutions, curiosities,
amusements, etc. embellished with six views on copper, two large plans
and upwards of forty vignettes on wood Printed
by Denovan for William Hunter,
Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh & London, Author:
Robert T Skinner 1928
This book includes details of many of
the Royal Mile closes, with almost 40 small photographs and
illustrations, most of the old closes. These include some small
black and white illustrations of coloured lithographs. The book
also includes a good map of the Edinburgh closes.
The Congregations, Churches and Ministers of
the Presbytery of Edinburgh Church of Scotland, 1560-1984 [Ian
Record Society, New Series 15
& 16, 1984
Edinburgh has many churches. There
have been many new buildings, amalgamations, dissolutions, etc.
This book helps to identify the history of some of these churches.
Even with the help of the book, the story is not always straightforward!
- Publ: James Thin, The
This is one of several books
on Scottish transport written by DGL Hunter, who retired in 1973 after a
long career in engineering and transport.
If you want to know the workman's
fare on an Edinburgh horse-drawn tram in 1871, or the colour coding of
the tram routes in 1894, or the road-markings in the cobble-stones to
indicate to cable-car drivers "cable changeover: leave by gravity"
then this is the book to read [See pp. 17, 70-22, 101]
Other books covering
Edinburgh's road and rail transport, written by the same author are:
- Edinburgh Tramways Album
- Edinburgh Transport -The Corporation Years
This is one of several books on South Edinburgh written
by the local historian, Charles Smith, an authority on the area.
More recently it is Malcolm Cant who has followed up with more books on
the area and on other aspects of Edinburgh.
Charles Smith died in October 2006. Shortly before his death, a
plaque dedicated to him was unveiled in Maxwell Street where he was born
and brought up. He was too ill to unveil the plaque
himself but was delighted to know that it had been
book has a wealth of information on the
origins of the names of streets, villages and other locations in and
around Edinburgh. An enormous amount of work must have gone into
compiling the book. A lot of time could be spent enjoyably
browsing through this book.
book is available on loan from Corstorphine Library, Edinburgh:
Muttonhole was the old name for the
village three miles to the west of the centre of Edinburgh, now named
Davidson's Mains, a suburb of Edinburgh. The full title of this
book is "Life in
North-West Edinburgh - Muttonhole - at the hub of the former greater
parish of Cramond."
I found some interesting street scenes and railway scenes
in this book, particularly on pages 24-7, 33-4, 46-7, 75, 109 and 115.
Some of these might make interesting additions to the
EdinPhoto web site but I've not (yet)
requested permission to use them.
This is one of several books on Edinburgh
published by Malcolm Cant.
The book covers
the history of Edinburgh shops, including both elegant department
stores, Jenners, Patrick Thomsons, Binns and some of the smaller
specialist shops. The book is illustrated with over 200