THE OLD COUNTRY HOUSES OF THE OLD GLASGOW GENTRY was published in 1870, and the Second and greatly enlarged Edition was published in 1878. The Volume was Illustrated with 100 plates, containing views of the old houses; the letterpress described the houses and gave an account of those who successively possessed them - their origin, history, and connections. The original price of the book was Five Guineas, and it has been gradually raised until, for the last two or three years, it has been Ten Guineas. Only Five Copies remain for sale at this price. The Work will not be reprinted.
JAMES MACLEHOSE & SONS,
PUBLISHERS TO THE UNIVERSITY,
61 ST. VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW.
The publisher cannot permit this New Edition of the "Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry" to appear without expressing his warmest thanks to his friends
John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell
for the unwearied labour and care they have bestowed upon it. The papers have been not only revised and enlarged, but in many cases entirely re-written by them. Only those who have tried this kind of work can have any idea of the amount of research and patience that is necessary to ensure accuracy; and none but those who have been associated with Glasgow and its history could have accomplished the task. The result is a work which the publisher believes to be unique in its character.
The former edition of this book was enriched by many papers from the pen of one who has just passed away. Old age and ill health prevented his doing anything to this edition further than merely looking over what he had formerly written, and the editors have thought it better to leave his papers as they were, making additions, where necessary, to bring them down to the present time. The publisher therefore wishes that the name of
John Buchanan, LL.D.,
who died just as the last sheets were passing through the press, should be associated with those of Mr. Smith and Mr. Mitchell in this, their labour of love.
61 ST. VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW, August, 1878.
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