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The history of Edinburgh

from its foundation to the present time. Containing a faithful relation of the publick transactions of the citizens; accounts of the several parishes; its governments, civil, ecclesiastical, and military; incorporations of trades and manufactures; courts of justice; state of learning; charitable foundations, &c. With the several accounts of the parishes of the Canongate, St. Cuthbert, and other districts within the suburbs of Edinburgh. Together with the antient and present state of the town of Leith, and a perambulation of divers miles round the city. With an alphabetical index. In nine books

by William Maitland

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Published by Printed by Hamilton, Balfour and Neil, for the author in Edinburgh .
Written in English

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  • History

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    StatementBy William Maitland. The whole illustrated with a plan of the town, and a great variety of other fine cuts of the principal buildings within the city and suburbs
    ContributionsEdgar, William, illustrator, Fourdrinier, Paul, 1698-1758, illustrator
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 518 pages, 21 unnumbered leaves of plates, some folded
    Number of Pages518
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27000821M

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