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Cockburn, Henry Memorials of his Time , Edinburgh: A & C Black, 1874

New edition, reprint. Green cloth, gilt, frontis portrait, title vignette, index Pagination: xii, 420. Classic historical reminiscences. Contents: Birth; High School of Edinburgh; Dr Alexander Adam etc; Gala Water etc; Niddrie; Prestonfield; College of Edinburgh; Professor Dalzel; Professor Finlayson; Dugald Stewart; The Academical Society; State of manners and society; Principal Robertson; Dr Adam Ferguson; Dr Joseph Black; Dr Henry; Dr Thomas Macknight; Dr Erskine; Dr Carlyle; Professor Robison; Old ladies; Tests of loyalty; Dearth of 1795-6; Speculative Society; State of colliers and salters; Passed advocate; Political state of Scotland; Town Council of Edinburgh; Sedition trials of 1793-4; Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Dr James Gregory; Parliament House; Lord Monboddo; Lord Swinton; Lord Braxfield; Lord Eskgrove; Lord President Campbell; Lord Hermand; Lord Meadowbank; Lord Cullen ; State of the Bar; Robert Blair; Robert Dundas; Charles; Hope; Bell’s commentaries; Hume’s commentaries; Reporters of decisions; Edinburgh Review; Archibald Constable; William Creech; State of the mercantile classes; Bellevue; Gillespie’s Hospital; Stewart’s lectures on political economy; Sydney Smith etc leave Edinburgh; John Allen; John Leyden; John Richardson; Lord Webb Seymour; Chief Baron Montgomery; Hope Lord Advocate, and Lord Justice-Clerk; The War; the Volunteers, etc; Edinburgh police establishment; Case of Professor Leslie; Scott’s Lay of the Last Minstrel; State of Edinburgh society ; The Whigs in office, 1806; Dugald Stewart, printer of the Edinburgh Gazette; Trial of Lord Melville; Scheme for reform of the Court of Session; Charles Hay, Lord Newton; Murder of Begbie; Made an advocate-depute; General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; Principal Hill; Dr Inglis; Sir Henry Moncreiff; State of the church; Rev Mr Struthers; New prison on Calton Hill, and Waterloo Bridge; Dawn of modern Scottish art; Division of the Court of Session; Retirement of President Campbell; Blair, President; Graham the macer; Death of Dr Adam; Mr Pillans, his successor; Retirement of Dugald Steart; Dr Thomas Brown, his successor; The Horticultural Society; The Commercial Bank; Dismissed from the office of advocate-depute; Marriage; Bonaly; Death of President Blair; Death of Lord Melville; Advance of the junior Whig lawyers; John Playfair; Henry Mackenzie; Sir James Hall; Walter Scott; Mrs Hamilton; Mrs Grant of Laggan; The Astronomical Institution; Society for the Suppression of Begging; Lancastrian School; Death of John Clerk of Eldin; Contested election for Midlothians; Lord Woodhouselee; Murray the orientalist; Peace 1814; Publication of Waverley; Meeting in Edinburgh against West Indian slavery; New Town dispensary; Dr Andrew Duncan; Improvement of architectural taste; William Stark; William Playfair; Jeffrey at Craigcrook; Musical festival; The Jury Court established; Adam, Lord Chief Commissioner; Lord Pitmilly; Meeting in Edinburgh against the Income Tax; George Wilson; National Monument; Episcopalian Church; Rev Archibald Alison; Salisbury Crags etc improved; The Scotsman newspaper; Death of Francis Horner; Blackwood’s Magazine; Revival of question of burgh reform; Trials for sedition and administering unlawful oaths; Trial of Andrew M’Kinlay; Funeral sermons on the death of Princess Charlotte ; The City Guard of Edinburgh abolished; Old justiciary circuits etc; Agitation against the North Bridge buildings; Discovery of the Scottish regalia; Death of Malcolm Laing; Proceedings in the Merchant Company, and the Guildry of Edinburgh; Edinburgh Water Company; Water carriers; Dinner of honour of Burns; The Royal Institution for Promotion of the Fine Arts; Deaths of Lord Webb Seymour and Professor Playfair; Adam Rolland; The Radical Warr; Death of George III; Lord Erskine’s visit to Edinburgh; Death of Dr Thomas Brown; Chair of Moral Philosophy offered to Mackintosh; Improvement of North Loch; Praying for the Queen; United Associate Synod; Jeffrey, Lord Rector of Glasgow; Pantheon meeting in Edinburgh; First public fox dinner; The Beacon newspaper; The School of Arts; Reform in the mode of choosing juries in criminal cases; Fox Dinner 1822; Exhibition of Williams’ water colours; Commissioners of Edinburgh Police; Police Bill; The Sentinel newspaper; Duel between Mr Stuart and Sir Alexander Boswell; Trial of Mr Stuart; Mr Abercromby’s motion in the House of Commons on the Scotch press, etc; Moray Place etc; Fox Dinner 1823; Petition for reform of the representation of Edinburgh ; Matthew Rose; John Clerk, a judge; Reform in Court of Session; Botanical Garden; Office of Lord Advocate; Fox Dinner 1824; Bill for reform of representation of Edinburgh; The Edinburgh Academy; Rev Dr Chalmers; Great fires in Edinburgh; Fox dinner 1825; Dinner to Brougham; Edinburgh improvements; Leith and the Town Council of Edinburgh; Bankruptcy of Sir Walter Scott; Joint-stock mania; Proposal to check the circulation of Scotch bank notes; New markets in Edinburgh; Trinity Church; Trinity Hospital; Cranstoun, a judge; Moncreiff, Dean of Faculty; Ministry of Canning etc; Appointment of Deputy-Keeper of the Signet; Repeal of Test and Corporation Acts; Death of Dugald Stewart; Visit to Abbotsford; The West Port murders; Meeting for Catholic emancipation; Scotch boards of Custom and Excise abolished; Death of Lord Alloway; Moncreiff, a judge; Jeffrey, Dean of Faculty; Death of Hugh Williams; The Scottish Academy; Schemes for improving the Mound etc; Abercromby, Chief-Baron etc; Meeting on French Revolution; Anti-slavery meeting; Parliamentary reform; Ministry of Earl Grey; Appointed Solicitor General. Colour plates after Raeburn: Anne Gordon, Lady Arniston; Lord Cockburn; Dr Alexander Adam; Principal Robertson; Professor Robison; Lord Eskgrove; Lord President Blair; Lord Newton; Chief Baron Dundas; Viscount Melville; Francis Horner; Adam Rolland. Book: extremities a little bumped, pages untrimmed, modern neat gift inscription, pages very bright and clean, VG+, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3188 )  £ 16.00

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