Chronicles of Saint Mungo: Or Antiquities and Traditions of Glasgow
John Smith & Son, U.K. 1843. First Edition, Hardcover (Half Leather). Good/No Jacket. viii, 434 pages, size 7.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches. Illustrated frontispiece. PREFACE ; ' It is perhaps unnecessary to state, that the present volume, consisting of a series of antiquarian and general notices, illustrative of the history of Glasgow, lays claim to no literary merit beyond that of garnering up, in a somewhat novel form, those scattered fragments of knowledge, which, according to Milton, the world does not willingly suffer to perish. The antiquities and traditions of Glasgow, in different points of view, are objects of interest to the Scottish reader. Dating its foundation from a very early period, and bearing a hand in all the most remarkable events connected with civil and ecclesiastical history,-whether in the assertion of the truth and dominion of Popery, or contributing by might and main to its downfal-whether in the, at one time, zealous support of Episcopacy, at another, the waging against it, under the banner of Presbyterianism, the most relentless war,-Glasgow possesses much interest, to which few other towns can lay claim. Always one of the principal cities in Scotland, its rise and progress have been marked by those occurrences which usually characterise places of importance. From perusal, it is trusted, the reader will be able to glean information conducive both to his amusement and instruction. In the Chapter embracing Lives of " Eminent Natives of Glasgow," he will probably be, for the first time, made acquainted with those "sparks of immortality," who, reared amid the same scenes with himself, have more than general claims upon his attention .' Contents : Introduction. Traditionary Account Of The Origin Of The Name Of Glasgow.-Sketch Op The Lite Of St. Mungo Or Kentigern.-Different Orders Of The Ancient Popish Establishment, Chapter I. Ancient Aspect Op The City, Chapter II. Remarkable Old Edifices Formerly Extant, Chapter III. Remarkable Old Edifices Still Extant, Chapter IV. The Leprosy And Plague In Glasgow,Chapter V. The Pretender In Glasgow, Chapter VI. Literary Antlquities Of Glasgow, Chapter VII. Ancient Academy Op The Fine Arts, Chapter VIII. Memorable Riots In Glasgow, Chapter IX. Memorable Fires And Floods, Chapter X. Ancient And Modern Political Constitution Of The City, Chapter XI. Sketch Of The Progress Of Commerce And Manufactures, Chapter XII. Ancient And Modern Navigation Of The Clyde, Chapter XIII. Eminent Natives Of Glasgow, Chapter XIV. Remarkable Public Characters, Chapter XV. Our Ancestors, Appendix. Book - in Near Very Good original half leather and marble paper covered boards with gilt lettering and five raised bands on the spine - light wearing and rubbing to the extreme corners, extreme edges and extreme top of the spine. Contents, marbled page edges, light grubbiness to the pstedowns and free front and rear endpaper, previous owner has attached a sepia photograph, of we presume Glasgow, to the free front endpaper, light marking to some pages, slightly heavier to pages 231/232 [Email For Scan] faint browning to the page edges, otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. A Rare Title and this is a Particularly Attractive Copy. Email For Scan. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Religion & Theology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 002974.
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