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The City Chambers, Glasgow

Author Maclure, Macdonald & Co.
Title The City Chambers, Glasgow
Imprint [Glasgow]
Date of Publication c. 1890
Language English
Notes This is a large folio presentation album containing photographs of Glasgow's City Chambers taken shortly after its completion in 1889. This item is different from The Municipal Buildings, Glasgow published by David Bryce and Son in Glasgow in 1890 in that The City Chambers, Glasgow contains 30 actual photographs by Maclure, Macdonald & Co. whereas The Municipal Buildings, Glasgow features 20 collotype illustrations by Bedford Lemere & Co. Although 17 of the images have concordances in The Municipal Buildings, this item features 11 new photographs and 2 slightly later exposures. Each of the 30 photographs measures 215 x 270 mm. and they are fixed to printed mounts of Maclure Macdonald & Co., Electric Light Photographers, Glasgow. The mounts name William Young as the architect and they also carry a separate printed caption for each image. The mounted photographs are bound in a contemporary full-panelled blue morocco with elaborate blind-tooled gilt decorations on the spine, boards and edges together with the gilt arms of the City of Glasgow on its upper cover. No record for this item could be found in NSTC, OCLC, RLIN, Edinburgh University, Glasgow University or the British Library. There is a copy at the Mitchell Library.
Reference Sources Not in NSTC, OCLC, RLIN, EUL, GUL, or BL. Copy at the Mitchell Library.
Acquired on 24/06/02
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