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Scottish Capital City
City of Edinburgh District Archives
City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ

Proposals for Carrying on Certain Public Works in the City of Edinburgh
(1752 Edinburgh)
Williamson's Directory for the City of Edinburgh, Canongate, Leith and Suburbs,
from June 1778 to June 1779
(1779 Edinburgh)
Hugo ARNOT : The History of Edinburgh
(1779 Creech / Lowndes)
The Traveller's Companion through the City of Edinburgh & Suburbs
(1794 Edinburgh)
Twelve Views of Edinburgh and its Vicinity
(1796 Edinburgh) - R Scott from drawings by A Wilson
A New Guide to the City of Edinburgh
(1797 Edinburgh. 3rd Ed)

A New History of the City of Edinburgh
(1800 Edinburgh. 4th Ed)
The New Picture of Edinburgh, being an Accurate Guide to the City & Environs
(1814 Edinburgh)
The New Picture of Edinburgh for 1816
(1816 Edinburgh)
A Description of the Old and New Cities of Edinburgh, and of the Town and Harbour of Leith
(1815 Falkirk)

The Straanger's Guide to Edinburgh
(1817 Edinburgh. 6th Ed)
Twelve Etchings of Views in Edinburgh, by an Amateur
(1816 Edinburgh)
Views in Edinburgh and its Vicinity : Drawn and Engraved by J and H S Storer
(1820 London) - 2 vols
Views of Edinburgh During and After the Fires of November, 1824, by James Hall & Others
(1824 Edinburgh)
Eight Engravings of the Ruins Occasioned by the Great Fires in Edinburgh, Nov. 1824
(1824 Edinburgh)
A New Guide to Edinburgh : With a Plan of the City
(1825 Edinburgh. 2nd Ed)

An Historical Sketch of the Municipal Constitution of the City of Edinburgh
(1826 Edinburgh)
Siege of the Castle of Edinburgh, 1689
(1828 Edinburgh) - By W R
Notes relative to the Fortified Walls of Edinburgh
(1829 Edinburgh)
Gray's Annual Directory 1834, 1835
(1834 Edinburgh)
J G LOCKHART : Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott
(1837 Robert Cadell) - 7 vols
Scenery of Edinburgh and Mid-Lothian
(1838 Edinburgh)
A Brief Narrative of the Commencement and Progress of the Fetid Irrigations
and Foul Waters Pits around the City of Edinburgh
(1840 Edinburgh)

Modern Edinburgh
(1853 London)
Old Edinburgh : A Historical Sketch of the Ancient Metropolis of Scotland
(1853 London)
A Monster Growl at Some Black Spots on the Face, Body and Extremities of Auld
Reekie : By a Northern Bear, but not the Czar
(1854 Edinburgh)
How v May be Viewed in a Day
(1856 London)
Views of Edinburgh : Old Town
(1856 London)
Views of Edinburgh : New Town
(1856 London)
Environs of Edinburgh
(1857 London)
The City of Edinburgh : A Series of Coloured Plates
(1858 Edinburgh)
Edinburgh from Queen Mary's Rooms, Castle
(1860 Edinburgh)
The Waverley Handbook to Edinburgh
(1869 Edinburgh)
The Tourist's Picturesque Guide to Edinburgh
(1872 Edinburgh)
History of the Erection of the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Edinburgh
(1879 Edinburgh)
Robert Louis STEVENSON : Edinburgh - Picturesque Notes
(1879 Seeley, Jackson & Halliday)
Old & New Edinburgh Illustrated
(1880 London)
Robert Louis STEVENSON : Memories and Portraits
(1887 Chatto & Windus)
Mrs OLIPHANT : Royal Edinburgh - Her Saints, Kings, Prophets & Poets
(1890 Macmillan)
Sir Daniel WILSON : Memorials of Edinburgh in Olden Times
(1898 A & C Black) - 2 vols
E Blantyre SIMPSON : Robert Louis Stevenson's Edinburgh Days
(1898 Hodder & Stoughton)

James BONE : The Perambulator in Edinburgh
(1926 Knopf, US)
Elizabeth GRIERSON : Things Seen in Edinburgh
(1926 Seeley Service)
R T SKINNER : The Royal Mile
(1928 Oliver & Boyd)
Flora GRIERSON : Haunting Edinburgh
(1929 Bodley Head)
Sacheverell SITWELL & Francis BAMFORD : Edinburgh
(1938 Faber)
William POWER : The Face of Edinburgh
(1939 John Smith)
George MONCRIEFF-SCOTT : Edinburgh
(1947 Batsford)
Chiang YEE : The Silent Traveller in Edinburgh
(1948 Methuen)

After 1951
Michael JOYCE : Edinburgh - The Golden Age
(1951 Longmans Green)
Robert CHAMBERS : Traditions of Edinburgh
(1955 Chambers)
[First published in 1824 in separate parts]
Maurice LINDSAY : The Lowlands of Scotland - Edinburgh and the South
(1956 Robert Hale)
David DAICHES : Two Worlds - An edinburgh Jewish Childhood
(1957 Macmillan)
A J YOUNGSON : The Making of Classical edinburgh 1750-1840
(1967 edinburgh UP)
Ian NIMMO : Portrait of Edinburgh
(1969 Robert Hale)
George BRUCE : Festival in the North
(1975 Edinburgh International Festival Society)
David DAICHES : Edinburgh
(1978 Hamish Hamilton)
Andrew CRONSHAW : Edinburgh - From Old Picture Postcards
(1989 Mainstream)
Maurice LINDSAY & David BRUCE : Edinburgh - Past & Present
(1990 Hale)
James Buchan : Capital of the Mind - How Edinburgh Changed the World
(2003 John Murray £20)

Related Writers

Sir Walter Scott
Sacheverell Sitwell

See also

Antarctic Bibliography
Jane Austen
Sir Francis (lord Verulam & Viscount St Albans) Bacon
Robert Michael Ballantyne
J M (james Matthew) Barrie
Edward Bawden
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
Bee Books
Board Of Agriculture
Boer War
George Henry Borrow
James Boswell
Elizabeth (dorothea Cole) Bowen
British Museum
John Britton
Henry Matthew Brock
Charles Edmund Brock
Charlotte Bronte
George Mackay Brown
Charles Bukowski
Gilbert Burnet
Robert Burns
George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron
Thomas Carlyle
Saavedra Miguel De Cervantes
Chess Books 1749-1875
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Joseph Teodor Jozef Ko Conrad
Cult Novels
Cumbria & The Lake District
Walter John De La Mare
Daniel Defoe
Benjamin, 1st Earl Of Beaconsfield Disraeli
John Donne
Maria Edgeworth
George Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Henry Fielding
Folk Ballads
Folklore & Folksong
Folksongs, English
Edward Morgan Forster
Foulis, T N
France, Books About
Roy Broadbent Fuller
John Galt
Geological Survey Of Great Britain
George Robert Gissing
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Oliver Goldsmith
(catherine) Kate Greenaway
Gypsy Books
William Hazlitt
Heywood (abel) & Son Ltd
Books About Ireland
George Payne Rainsford James
Samuel Johnson
Omar Khayyam
King Penguins
Kings & Queens Of England
Walter Savage Landor
Philip (arthur) Larkin
Edward Lear
Charles James Lever
Eric (robert Russell) Linklater
David Livingstone
London, Books On
Hugh Macdiarmid
Man, Isle Of
Harriet Martineau
Naomi (mary Margaret) Mitchison
Stanley Morison
Mother Goose
Mountaineering Books
Napoleonic Wars
Newspapers : Regional
Sir Isaac Newton
Margaret Oliphant
Orkney Islands
Charles Perrault
Alexander Pope
Railway Books Of The 19thc
Allan Ramsay
Ernest Percival Rhys
John Ruskin
Scotland, Books On
William Shakespeare
George Bernard Shaw
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Tobias George Smollett
Edmund Spenser
Robert Louis (balfour) Stevenson
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe
Jonathan Swift
Julian Gustave Symons
Nigel Tranter
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