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A B Fleming & Co. A B Fleming & Co, printing ink manufacturers, Leith and Granton, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh: Banks & Co, [1873?]

Abbott, Donald M, Edinburgh University and its printers University of Edinburgh journal, vol XLIV/1 (June 2009)

Abbott, Donald M Series of the generations: genealogy and printing Scottish genealogist, vol LVI/2 (June 2009)

Aberdeen printing presses on Leopard 1976

Aberdeen University Press. Announcement of the amalgamation of the Rosemount Press, Ltd., and the Aberdeen University Press, Ltd. [No place: no publisher,] 1932?

Aberdeen University Press. BPPC-AUP: typesetters, printers, binders [Promotional brochure.] Aberdeen: BPCC-AUP Aberdeen Ltd, 1990?

Aberdeen University Press. The complete works … from design to delivery. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1973

Aberdeen University Press. Memorandum and articles of association. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1900

Aberdeen University Press. Prospectus of the Aberdeen University Press, Limited. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1900?

Adam & Charles Black. [Printer’s register of clichés]. [Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1855?-1898]

Agreements between the Society of Master Printers of Scotland and the Scottish District Council of the Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Printers. Edinburgh: Society of Master Printers of Scotland, [various dates]

Aird, Andrew. Letterpress printing in Glasgow in the last fifty years. Glasgow: Aird & Coghill, 1882

Aird, Andrew. Reminiscences of editors, reporters, and printers, during the last sixty years. Appendix: Newspapers … printed and published in Glasgow from 1830 till 1890. Glasgow: Aird & Coghill, 1890? [Cover title: Printers and Printing in Glasgow 18301890]

Aird & Coghill Ltd. Specimens of music engraving and printing [with facsimiles]. Glasgow: [no publisher; 1932]

Aldis, Harry Gidney, Robert Bowes ]and others], eds. A dictionary of printers and booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland and of foreign printers of English books: 15571640. London: Bibliographical Society, 1910

Aldis, Harry Gidney. A list of books printed in Scotland before 1700: including those printed furth of the realm for Scottish booksellers: with brief notes on the printers and stationers. [Edinburgh]: Printed for the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1904 [A preliminary hand-list. Publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society; 7]

Alexander Maclehose & Co. A list of books transferred from Alexander Maclehose to Adam & Charles Black, June 1938. London: [Alexander Maclehose & Co], 1938

Alexander Ritchie. [Guard book with all jobbing printing and stationery manufactured by Alexander Ritchie, printers, Edinburgh from August 1938 to August 1939]. Edinburgh: The Firm, [1990]

Alexander Wilson & Sons, Glasgow. Catalogue of books, in sheets, and bound, the remaining stock of Alexander Wilson, to be exposed to sale in the Tontine Inn, on Tuesday the 30th of December, 1817. Glasgow: Printed by W. Lang, 1817

Alexander Wilson & Sons, Glasgow. Newspaper founts. [No place: no publisher,] 1822

Alexander Wilson & Sons, Glasgow. Selection from the specimen book of Alexander Wilson & Sons, Glasgow, letter foundry. London: Alex. Wilson & Sons, 1834

Alexander Wilson & Sons, Glasgow. Specimen of modern printing types cast at the letter foundry of Alex. Wilson & Sons, Glasgow. [Glasgow: no publisher, 1789]

Alexander Wilson & Sons, Glasgow. Specimen of modern printing types, cast at the letter foundry of Alex.Wilson and Sons, Glasgow.    Glasgow: [no publisher], 1833

Alexander Wilson & Sons, Glasgow. A specimen of modern cut printing types. Glasgow: [no publisher], 1815

Alexander Wilson & Sons, Glasgow. Supplement to the specimen book of Alex. Wilson & Sons, Glasgow Letter Foundry, Great New-Street, Gough Square, London. London: [no publisher], [1834]

Alexander Wilson & Sons, St. Andrews. A specimen of printing types. Glasgow: [no publisher], 1783

Alexander Wilson & Sons, St. Andrews. A specimen of some of the printing types cast in the foundery of Doctor A. Wilson and Sons. Glasgow: College of Glasgow, 1772

Allen, J Harry. Allen the lithographers. Kirkcaldy: Inglis Allen Ltd.

Allen Lithographic Co Ltd. 50 years of service: a short history of the company and review of the organisation. Kirkcaldy: The Allen Lithographic Company Limited, 1950

Allen Lithographic Co Ltd. Our Progress in Print Allen Lithographic Company. Kirkcaldy: The Allen Lithographic Company Limited, 1959

Ames, Joseph. Typographical antiquities, or, The history of printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland : containing memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of the books printed by them / begun by the late Joseph Ames ; considerably augmented by William Herbert ; and now greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings comprehending the history of English literature and a view of the progress of the art of engraving in Great Britain by Thomas Frognall Dibdin. London : William Miller, 1810-

Axton, Marie Ane satyre of the thrie estaitis: the first edition and its reception. in A day estivall, ed Alisoun Gardner-Medwin and Janet Hadley Williams. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1990


Baillie, Shauna. Locational adjustments in the Edinburgh printing industry. [University of Edinburgh], Thesis MA Geography, September 1982

Ballantyne, James. Retrospect of the public events of the year, 1813.  Written for the Kelso Mail and published in that paper on 6th January, 1814. Edinburgh: [no publisher, 1814]

Ballantyne & Co. The history of the Ballantyne Press and its connection with Sir Walter Scott, bart. Edinburgh: [Printed at the Ballantyne Press], 1871

Ballantyne & Co. Reply to Mr Lockhart’s pamphlet, entitled The Ballantyne-humbug handled. London: Longman, Orme Brown, Green & Longmans; Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1839

Ballantyne Press. The Ballantyne Press and its founders. Edinburgh: Ballantyne Hanson & Co, 1909

Ballantyne Press. The style of the House for the guidance of compositors and readers. Edinburgh: Ballantyne Press, 1897

Bartlett, J N. Davidson’s of Mugiemoss: a history of C. Davidson and Sons, makers of wrapping papers, paper bags and boards. London: Athlone Press, 1996

Baxter, James H. Books published abroad by Scotsmen before 1700. Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society, vol 11, 1933

Beattie, William. The Chepman and Myllar prints: nine tracts from the first Scottish press, Edinburgh 1508, followed by the other two tracts in the same volume in the National Library of Scotland. [Facsimile with a bibliographical note.] [Edinburgh]: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1950

Beattie, William. A hand-list of works from the press of John Wreittoun at Edinburgh, 1624‑c.1639. Edinburgh: R. & R. Clark Ltd., 1942. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, vol 2, pt 2, 1941

Beattie, William. An outline of Scottish printing Proceedings, papers and summaries of discussions at the Edinburgh conference […]. London: Library Association, 1951

Beattie, William. The Scottish tradition in printed books. Edinburgh: T. Nelson & Sons Ltd for the Saltire Society, 1949

Beattie, William. Tradition and innovation in Scottish book-production. Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt College, [1945] [Reprinted from The Scotsman of 5th, November, 1945]

Beavan, Iain Aberdeen University Press and the Scottish Typographical Association: an uneasy early relationship  in Images & texts: their production and distribution in the 18th and 19th centuries ed Peter Isaac and Barry McKay. Winchester: St Paul’s Bibliographies, 1997

Beavan, Iain. Book trade in Aberdeen and area 17001830 Studies in the provincial book trade of England, Scotland and Wales before 1900: papers presented to the British Book Trade Index, seventh annual seminar, Aberystwyth, 1989, edited by David A. Stoker. Aberystwyth: Department of Library and Information Studies, University College of Wales, 1990

Beavan, Iain. Forever provincial? : a north British lament in Periodicals and publishers: the newsaper and journal trade, 17501914, ed John Hinks, Catherine Armstrong and Matthew Day. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll; London: British Library, 2009

Beavan, Iain John Murray, Richard Griffin and Oliver & Boyd: some supplementary observations in Printing places: locations of book production & distribution since 1500, ed John Hinks and Catherine Armstrong. Newcastle, DE; London: Oak Knoll press; British Library, 2005

Beavan, Iain. Printing for the British publishing industry: the rise and fall of Aberdeen University press. Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1, 2006

Beavan, Iain Reports and surveys of archives in northern Scotland. Raban and his successors: local printing (16221800) held in Aberdeen University Library. Northern Scotland, v.18, 1998

Bell & Bain. A collection of typefaces and selected specimen pages. Glasgow: Bell & Bain, 1965

Bell, Bill. Pioneers of literature: commercial travellers in the early 19th century in The reach of print ed Peter C.G. Isaac and Barry McKay. Winchester: St Paul’s Bibliographies, 1998

Berry, W Turner and A F Johnson. Catalogue of specimens of printing types by English and Scottish printers and founders 16651830.     Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1935 / New York; London: Garland, 1983. (Facs of 1935 ed. introduction by James Mosley)

Bertram, James Glass. Some memories of books, authors & events. Westminster: A Constable & Co, 1893

Bibliotheck: a journal of bibliographical notes and queries mainly of Scottish interest. 1956-

Black, Fiona. Book distribution to the Scottish & Canadian provinces in The reach of print ed Peter C.G. Isaac and Barry McKay. Winchester: St Paul’s Bibliographies, 1998

Blackie & Son. Messrs Blackie & Son have pleasure in announcing that they have been awarded at the Paris Exhibition of 1878 two medals for excellence in bookbinding and printing. [Single sheet]. Glasgow: Blackie & Son, 1878

Blackie & Son. New and splendid works published by Blackie & Son, Queen Street Glasgow, South College Street, Edinburgh, and Warwick Square, London. Glasgow: W G Blackie, 1839

Blackie, Agnes. A C Blackie & Son 18091959: a short history of the firm. London; Glasgow: Blackie & Son Ltd, [?1959]

Blackie, John. A memorial of the dinner to John Blackie, Senior, Esq, given in the Black Bull Hotel, Glasgow, Tuesday, 29th Sept, 1840, on occasion of his being presented with his engraved portrait, by the agents, clerks, and others, in the employment of Messrs Blackie & Son. Glasgow: [no publisher], 1840?

Blackie Group. [Miscellaneous university & college book catalogues]. Glasgow: The Group, 1978

Blackwood, I C. The early house of Blackwood. Edinburgh, 1900

Blair, Kirstie. The poets of the People’s Journal: newspaper poetry in Victorian Scotland. Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2016.

Book history. 1998-

The bookbinder’s complete instructor in all the branches of binding … by a practical bookbinder. [Dedication signed G. Martin.]. Peterhead: [no publisher], 1823

Boyter, Ian. Robert Smail’s printing works. Edinburgh: National Trust for Scotland, 1990; revised ed 2016

Bridges, Jeff. Letterpress printing in Perth: a lecture. Perth, 189[?]

The British and colonial printer and stationer. London: W J Stonhill, 18781953

British bookmaker. 18901894

British Federation of Master Printers. Thirty-eighth annual congress [of] the British Federation of Master Printers, Aberdeen, 1938: programme and handbook. Aberdeen: British Federation of Master Printers, 1938

British lithographer. 18911895

British printer. London, 1888-

British Typographia, Edinburgh Branch. Syllabus, Session 18911892. Edinburgh: British Typographia, [1891]

British Typographia, Glasgow Branch. The present and future triumphs of the press: a lecture delivered by Andrew Aird at the request of the Glasgow Branch of the British Typographia on Thursday, October 20, 1892. [Glasgow: British Typographia, 1892]

Bromage, Sarah, Alistair McCleery and David Finkelstein. The Wayzgoose: printers outings in Scotland. It really was a red letter day History Scotland, 8/4 July/August 2008

Bromage, Sarah and Josephine Anthony. Glasgow Printing Trades Amateur Rowing Club Review of Scottish Culture, v22, 2010

Brown, Stephen W. James Tytler’s misadventures in the late eighteenth-century Edinburgh book trade. in Printing places: locations of book production and distribution since 1500, ed John Hinks and Catherine Armstrong. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll; London: British Library, 2005

Brown, Stephen W. The market for murder and Edinburgh’s eighteenth-century book trade in Periodicals and publishers: the newsaper and journal trade, 17501914, ed John Hinks, Catherine Armstrong and Matthew Day. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll; London: British Library, 2009

Brown, Stephen W Pirates, editors, and readers : how distribution rewrote William Smellie’s Philosophy of natural history; and Singing by the book : eighteenth-century Scottish songbooks, freemasonry, and Burns in From compositors to collecots: essays on book-trade history, ed John Hinks and Matthew Day. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press; London: The British Library, 2012

Brown, Stephen W. Printing for the people: two great Enlightenment printers. Folio, no.6 (Spring 2003) [William Smellie, 17401795; James Tytler, 17451805]

Brown, Stephen W. William Smellie. [S.l.]: [s.n.], 1998

Brown, Stephen W. William Smellie and the culture of the Edinburgh book trade, 17521795. in The culture of the book in the Scottish Enlightenment: an exhibition with essays by Roger Emerson … [et al]. Toronto, c2000

Bryden, D. J.  Mr Clerk the graver: a biographical study in the cultural infrastructure of early modern Scotland Review of Scottish Culture, v.11 (19981999)

Bryson, Robert and James Bryson. Information anent His Majesty’s printers in Scotland. [A petition for the office of King’s printers in place of Robert Young.] Edinburgh: [?], 1844

Bulletin of the Printing Historical Society. 19801999

Bundock, Clement J. The story of the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers. Oxford,: Oxford University Press, 1959

Bushnell, George Herbert. Catalogue of the productions of the early presses at St Andrews. St Andrews: W C Henderson & Son, University Press, 1926

Bushnell, George Herbert. The life and work of Edward Raban: St Andrew’s most famous printer. St Andrews, J & G Innes, 1928

Bushnell, George Herbert. Scottish bookbinding and bookbinders, 14501800 The Bookman’s Journals incorporating The Print Collector (3rd series) 15/2 (1927)

Bushnell, George Herbert, (compiler). Scottish engravers: a biographical dictionary of Scottish engravers and of engravers who worked in Scotland to the beginning of the nineteenth century. London: Oxford University Press, 1949

Bushnell, George Herbert. Scottish printers, booksellers and booksbinders 17261775. No place: Bibliographical Society, 1932

Byrne, Stephen. The Gleniffer Press: a bibliography. Sorbie: Stephen Byrne at the Final Score Miniature Books and Music, 2009


Cairns, John W. Three unnoticed Scottish editions of Pieter Burman’s Antiquitatum Romanarum brevis descriptio. Bibliotheck, v.22 (1997)

Cameron, Ewan A. Journalism in the late Victorian Scottish Highlands: John Murdoch, Duncan Campbell, and the Northern Chronicle Victorian Periodicals Review 40/4 Winter (2007)

Cameron, Kenneth J. Finance, politics and editorial independence in the early Victorian provincial press: the case of the Glasgow Argus 18331847. Publishing History 5 (1979)

Campbell, A J. Cupar, the years of controversy : its newspaper press, 18221872. [Fife] : Fife Family History Society, 2009

Campbell, A J. The Cupar presses of: Whitehead & Burns, John Cunningham Orr, William Ritchie, W. Bayne, John Arnot. Buckhaven: A J Campbell, c1992

Campbell, A J. Early Kirkcaldy presses Crerar, Birrell, Crawford. Buckhaven: A J Campbell, c1992

Campbell, A J. The Fifeshire Journal Press. Fife bibliography : the presses of Fife; no. 3. [Buckhaven : A J Campbell], c1992

Campbell, A J. History of Fifeshire Advertiser.  Fife bibliography: the presses of Fife; no. 7. [Buckhaven : The Author], c1992

Campbell, A J. The press of Alexander Westwood & Son, Cupar. Buckhaven: A J Campbell, c1992

Campbell, A J. The press of J & G Innes, Cupar. Buckhaven: A J Campbell, c1992

Campbell, A J. The presses of Leven & the East of Fife: Robert Reid, Leven; Thomas Porter, Leven; The Leven Advertiser Press; The Russell Press of Anstruther; James Scott, Pittenweem; Joseph Cook & Son, St Andrews; John Patrick, Leven & Kirkcaldy. [Buckhaven: The Author], c1992

Campbell, A. J. The Tullis Press : the presses of Fife ; no. 1. [Buckhaven : The Author], c1992

Campbell, Alexander. Trial and self-defence of Alexander Campbell … before the Exchequer Court, Edinburgh, for printing and publishing The Tradesman, contrary to the infamous gagging act. Glasgow: W W Miller, 1835

Carnegie, Andrew. William Chambers; an address delivered at the celebration of the jubilee of the Chambers Institution, Peebles, October 19th, 1909. [Peebles?: no publisher, 1909]

Carnie, Robert H. Perth booksellers and bookbinders in the records of the Wright calling : 15381864  Bibliotheck 1/4 (1958)

Carnie, Robert H. Publishing in Perth before 1807. [A list of stationers, booksellers, bookbinders and printers 15911807]. Dundee: Abertay Society Publications no 6, 1960

Carnie, Robert H. Scholar-printers of the Scottish Enlightenment: 17401800  in Aberdeen and the Enlightenment: proceedings of a conference held at the University of Aberdeen, ed Jennifer J Carter and Joan H Pittock. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1987

Carnie, Robert H. Scottish printers and booksellers 16681775: a second supplement (I) Studies in bibliography (14) 1961

Carnie, Robert H. Scottish printers and booksellers 16681775: a second supplement (II) Studies in bibliography (15) 1962

Carnie, Robert H. Scottish printers and booksellers 16681775: a study of source material Bibliotheck

Carnie, Robert H. Stationers and bookbinders in the records of the hammermen of St. Andrews: 15381864  Bibliotheck 3/2 (1960)

Carnie, Robert H. The Rae Press: two unrecorded productionsi Bibliotheck 4/5 (1965)

Carnie, Robert H & H P Doig. Scottish printers and booksellers 16681775: a supplement Studies in bibliography 12 (1959)

Carter, John. William Ged and the invention of stereotype. Reprinted … from the transactions of the Bibliographical Society, The Library (September 1960)

Carter, John. William Ged and the invention of stereotype: a postscript. Reprinted from  Bibliographical notes 1960

Castrillo, Maria. In union is strength: trade union records of the printing and bookbinding industries in the National Library of Scotland Scottish archives, 15 (2009)

Chambers, David. Pitsligo Press, George Hay Forbes. [S.l. : s.n., 198-?]

Chambers, Robert. Man of letters: the early life and love letters of Robert Chambers. Ed C.H. Layman. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1990

Chambers, William. Memoir of Robert Chambers: with autobiographic reminiscences of William Chambers. London; Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1872 [and other editions]

Chambers, William. Memoir of William and Robert Chambers. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1883 [and other editions]

Chambers, William. Story of a long and busy life. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1882

Civic Press Limited. The printing house the trade unions built. [A brochure.] Glasgow: The Civic Press, 1958

Clark Constable, printers since 1760. [Edinburgh: Clark Constable, 198-]

Coghill, David C. Old Glasgow printers and printing Transactions of the Old Glasgow Club, Volume I. Glasgow 19001908

Conference on Printing Production Worker Education: Facilities in Scotland for the 1980s (1979:  Edinburgh, Scotland). [London]: Printing and Publishing Industry Training Board, 1979

Coupar, William J. Andrew Symson : preacher, printer and poet. Glasgow  J. MacLehose & Sons, [1915

Coupar, William J. Copyright in Scotland before 1709. Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society, vol 9, 1931

Coupar, William J. The date of the Drumfries Mercury. Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society, session 19141915. Glasgow, 1918

Coupar, William J. Descriptive account of the Foulis Exhibition held in the University of Glasgow, April 1913. London: A. Moring, 1913

Coupar, William J. The Edinburgh periodical press: being a bibliographical account of the newspapers, journals and magazines issued in Edinburgh from the earliest times to 1800. Stirling: Eneas MacKay, 1908

Coupar, William J. The Glasgow periodical press in the eighteenth century. Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society, vol.8. Glasgow, 1930

Coupar, William J. James Watson, King’s printer. Scottish historical review, April, 1910. Glasgow: Privately printed, 1910

Coupar, William J. The King’s press at Perth, 17156. Perth: privately printed, 1919

Coupar, William J. The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar and Dunfermline [i.e. George and James Miller of Haddington and Dunbar, and John and John Laing Miller of Dunfermline]: a record of Scottish bookselling. London, [no publisher], 1914

Couper, William J. Mrs. Anderson and the royal prerogative in printing. (From the proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow.) Glasgow, 1918

Couper, William J. The origins of Glasgow printing. Edinburgh: [Privately printed], 1911

Couper, William J. The pretender’s printer: Robert Freebairn. Signed W.J. Couper. From the Scottish historical review, January 1918.] Glasgow: [no publisher], 1918

Couper, William J. The rebel press at Perth in 1715. [No place: no publisher,] 1928

Couper, William J. Robert Sanders the elder : printer in Glasgow, 16611694. Glasgow: printed for the Glasgow Bibliographical Society by J. MacLehose and Sons, 1914

Couper, William J. Robert Waldegrave, King’s Printer for Scotland. Glasgow, 1916

Couper, William J. Scottish rebel printers. Edinburgh: Privately printed, 1912

Couper, William J. (ed) ‘Watson’s Preface to the History of Printing 1713’. Edinburgh: Darien Press, 1913. (repr from the Scottish Typographical Journal)

Cover story: a new look at bookbinding. Exhibition of works by designer bookbinders, the Crawford Arts Centre, 25 March 24 April 1994. St Andrews: Crawford Arts Centre, 1994

Cowan, R M W. The newspaper in Scotland: a study of its first expansion. Glasgow: George Outram, 1946

Craig, M E. The Scottish periodical press 17501789. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1931