PAISLEY

[ John Pringle Nichol, Scottish astronomer, economist and educator. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. P. Nichol') to W. Nisbet

Author: 
J. P. Nichol [ John Pringle Nichol ] (1804-1859), Scottish astronomer, economist and educator
Publication details: 
'Observatory Glasgow'. Undated.
£56.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, laid down on part of piece of grey-paper leaf from album. Nisbet has sent him an advertisement, indicating that he did not receive Nichol's letter informing him that he could not 'lecture in Paisley on the 15th.', and proposing the following day as an alternative. 'I regret much the mistake, but I trust you will be able to rectify it'.

[ 'Spacecraft lands in Sauchiehall Street', Glasgow. ] Autograph Letter Signed from publisher F. J. Stewart ('John') to Don Malcolm, with spoof newspaper article by him: 'Viking Spacecraft lands in Sauchiehall Street | Is There Life In Glasgow?'

Author: 
F. J. Steward, publisher with New English Library and Science Fiction conference organiser [ Don Malcolm, Scottish science fiction expert; Glasgow, Scotland ]
Publication details: 
Letter from 67 Abbey House, Abbey Road, London NW8. 11 July 1977.
£150.00

Both items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The letter is 2pp., 4to, and is written in a playful tone. Escaping the accompanying spoof Steward writes: 'Your remark that Glasgow was as alien to you as Mars got me thinking along the lines of the attached headline . . . . . It would be a good idea for a story if it hadnt been done about three thousand times already (See Robert Bloch (Report on Sol III) and others).

[ Adam White, Victorian zoologist praised by Charles Darwin. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Adam White: Assistant Zool Dept Brit. Mus') to his relation Martha [Dewar], regarding family history, and his friend the author and botanist Rev. James Hamilton.

Author: 
Adam White (1817-1878), Scottish zoologist in the Zoological Department, British Museum, praised by Charles Darwin [ Rev. James Hamilton (1814-1867), Scottish minister, author and botanist ]
Publication details: 
3 Albion Grove West, Islington. 22 February 1849.
£80.00

1p., 4to. 31 lines of text, written in a neat and close hand.

[Printed pamphlet.] The First Resurrection, as promised to the Saints.

Author: 
James A. Begg (c.1800-1868), Glasgow bookseller and religious author [Seventh-Day Sabbatarianism]
Publication details: 
Glasgow: Published by the Author, 35 Argyll Arcade; J. Johnstone, and W. Whyte & Co. Edinburgh; James Nisbet & Co. and Hamilton, Adams, & Co. London[;] R. M. Tims, and W. Curry, Jun. & Co. Dublin. 1844. [Wm. Eadie & Co. Printers, 48 Buchanan Street.]
£220.00

34pp., 12mo. Side-stitched in original printed wraps. In good condition, unopened, on aged and dusty paper. Scarce: the only copies on COPAC in the British Library and National Library of Scotland.

[Printed book.] Summary of Doctrines taught in Christian Meeting House, 90 Norfolk Street, Laurieston, Glasgow. By the late James A. Begg. With a Memorial Discourse, by William Fulton.

Author: 
James A. Begg (c.1800-1868), Glasgow bookseller and religious author; William Fulton [Seventh-Day Sabbatarianism]
Publication details: 
Glasgow: Printed by Bell & Bain, 41 Mitchell Street. 1869.
£220.00

xl + 112pp., 12mo. In original buff printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn wraps, with front wrap becoming detached and chipping to the spine. Fulton's memoir, on pp.v-xl, has the drophead title: 'In Memory of the late James A. Begg, Bookseller, Argyle Street, Glasgow. A Discourse by William Fulton. Sunday, 3d January, 1869. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at the Bodleian. Of Bain's careet Fulton writes on p.xxxlii: 'James A. Begg was born in Paisley, at the beginning of this century.

[Printed book.] Lecture Second. The Purpose of God in the Separation of the Israelites as a Peopl

Author: 
James A. Begg (c.1800-1868), Glasgow bookseller and religious author [Seventh-Day Sabbatarianism]
Publication details: 
Glasgow: Published by the Author, 35 Argyll Arcade. J. Johnstone , and W. Whyte and Co., Edinburgh. E. M. Tims, and W. Curry, Jun. & Co., Dublin. James Nisbet, and Hamilton, Adams, and Co., London. 1843.
£220.00

90pp., 12mo, paginated 39-128. Side-stitched in original printed wraps. Long prefatory note by Begg on inside of front wrap, dated 'GLASGOW, December 12th, 1843.'; both sides of back wrap advertising books by Begg. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn and grubby wraps, with back wrap detached. Scarce: no copy of this separate lecture on COPAC, and the only copy of the two lectures bound together (under the name of the first, 'The Value of Prophecy') at the British Library.

Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature.

Author: 
James Hamilton, ed. [Stonehenge; druids]
Publication details: 
No. I - January. London: James Nisbet and Co. Berners Street. [Printed by G. BARCLAY, Castle St., Leicester Sq.]
£100.00

8vo: 44 + 8 + 80 pp. Three engravings by Pearson ('Stonehenge', 'The Walrus' and 'Infusoria'). In original brown printed wraps. Good, though a touch dusty and dogeared, in creased and worn wraps, with loss to one corner at rear (not affecting text).

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