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COWAN, James. From Glasgow's Treasure Chest : A Miscellany of History, Personalities and Places. Two Hundred and Eighty Illustrations. Glasgow : CraigWilson Ltd., (June 1951). First Printing. Pp -480,+ tipped in folder il lustrating “The Tontine Faces and Plaster Masks found and not yet discovered.” Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt to front board and spine. Consists of 120 stories divided into the following sections : From Glasgow's Treasure Chest; An Unfrequented Water-way and Boyhood Memories; Wandering by the Water-ways; Quaint Old Buildings, Now Architectural Relics; Sheltered Shopping Places, and City Sundials; Quaint Discoveries Off the Beaten Track, In and Around Hallowed Kirkyard and City Burial Grounds; Meandering Along the River Banks, Outwith and In the City; In and Out of the City Centre; A Privilege is Granted and a Discovery is Made Recalling a Great Occasion; A Visit to the Neighbouring Royal Burgh, and Back Again Within the Precincts of the City; The Wayward Ways of Changed Conditions and the Consequences; A Popular Parade, and Sylvan Scenes in the West of the City; ReturnVisit to Rutherglen and Back Again to the Kelvin; Random Journeys: “A Gang in' Fit Is Aye Gettin'”; Behind the Scenes While the Passers-by Hurry To and Fro; The Lure of the Odd Building, and the Old House; Quests and Discoveries in the City and Farther Afield; Places of Surpassing Interest – Past and Present; Happy Hunting Here and There, On the Trail of the Old and the New; Out of the Past into the Present, and Hidden from View; In the Days GoneBy: Worthy of Being Remembered; Changes That Remind Us of the March of Tim e; Boyhood Memories: Connections and Recollections; Personalities Who Contributed to Ou9r Great Heritage; Among the Byways of Bygone Days; The TontineFaces; Nearing the End; A Great Achievement; A Club Afloat; Provosts of Gl asgow. Of special nautical interest : 118. The Clyde in Wartime [Naval Vessels Built] (pp 439-441); 119. Clyde Pleasure Steamers in Wartime (1914-1918) (pp 441-451); 120. A Famous Clipper [the Carrick] (pp 452-455). Gift inscription, else very good in spine-chipped, lightly edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 40.00
Title: From Glasgow's Treasure Chest : A Miscellany of History, Personalities and Places. Two Hundred and Eighty Illustrations.
Publisher: Craig Wilson Ltd, Glasgow , 1951,:
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