Abbreviations used:- BOEC – Book of the Old Edinburgh Club. PSAS – Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Adams T, Harvey WJ, Whitson TB (Eds)  (1929) Edinburgh 1329-1929. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd 

Anderson, W E K, Ed  (1972) Sir Walter Scott’s Journal Oxford, Clarendon Press 

Anon (1794) Trials of Robert Watt and David Downie for High Treason with an engraving of the Pikes found in possession of Robert Watt and others.  To which is subjoined The Celebrated Speech of Sir Hercules Langrishe on Parliamentary Reform 4 March 1794 Edinburgh, Printed for Manners and Miller, Parliament Square

Anon (1909) North British and Mercantile Insurance Co. Centenary 1809-1909 Private publication. 

Anon (1932) The Lord Provosts of Edinburgh 1236-1932 Constable

Anon (1951) The City of Edinburgh. An inventory of the ancient and historical monuments.  Edinburgh, Royal Commission on the Ancient Monuments of Scotland. HMSO. 1951

Anon (1762) Proposals for carrying on certain Public Works in the City of Edinburgh Authorship attributed to Sir Gilbert Elliot (Keeper of the Signet, Lord Minto)

Anon (1762) Satire on Lord Minto’s Proposals. Authorship attributed to Sir David Dalrymple, (Lord Hailes)

Anon (1973) The Indefatigable Mr Allan. Catalogue Scottish Arts Council Exhibition 

Anon (1975) Scenes in St Giles Cathedral

Arnot, H (1799) The History of Edinburgh from the earliest accounts to the year 1780 Edinburgh, W Creech

Ballantyne, G H (1979) The Signet Library Edinburgh and its Librarians. Glasgow, Scottish Library Association

Billings, R W and Burn, W (1852) Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd 4 vols

Blaikie, W B (1909) Edinburgh at the time of the occupation of Prince Charles BOEC II

Braidwood, J (1803) On the Construction of Fire-Engines and Apparatus, the Training of Firemen and Method of Proceeding in Cases of Fire  2nd ed 2004 Edinburgh, Pillans and Waddies

Brewster, D Ed (1830) Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Edinburgh, Wm Blackwood, John Murray etc

Brown, I G (1989) Building for Books. The Architectural Evolution of the Advocates Library 1689-1925, Aberdeen UP and NLS

Brown, I G (2012)  Chapter on The Individual Contribution of John Kay p 107-8 in The Edinburgh History of the Book Vol 2

Brown,, I G (2020) Frolics in the Face of Europe. UK, Fonthill Media

Brown, S W & McDougall, W. Eds (2012) The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Vol 2 Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800 Edinburgh, EUP

Browne, J (1825) A Historical Sketch of Edinburgh from the earliest to the present times. Edinburgh, Daniel Lizars

Boswell, A  (1871)  (Ed) Smith, R H. The Poetical Works of Sir Alexander Boswell Glasgow, Ogle & Co

Boswell, J (1774) The decision of the Court of Session upon the question of Literary Property. Edinburgh, James Donaldson 

Boswell, J (1934) (Ed) Hill G B. Life of Johnson, 6 vol. Oxford, Clarendon Press

Boswell, J (1963) Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson (Eds) Pottle, F A and Bennett, C H. London, William Heinemann Ltd

Burlington, C (1779) The Modern Universal British Traveller  London

Butchart, R 1955) Prints and Drawings of Edinburgh, a descriptive account of the collection in the Edinburgh Room of the Central Public Library Edinburgh C.J Cousland & Sons Ltd

Cameron, A (1995) Bank of Scotland 1695-1995. A Singular Institution. Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing

Cadell, P M & Cherry, T A  F (1983) The Eye of the Mind.  The Scot and his books Edinburgh NLS

Chalmers, J (2010) Andrew Duncan Senior, Edinburgh, NMS Enterprises Ltd  

Chalmers, J (2014) Duel Personalities, Edinburgh, Newbattle Publishing. 

Chambers, R (edition 1980, first published 1824) Traditions of Edinburgh.  Edinburgh, W & R Chambers

Chambers, R (1824) Notice of the most remarkable fires in Edinburgh from 1385-1824 Edinburgh, Charles Smith & Co

Chambers, R (1828) History of the Rebellions in Scotland under the Marquis of Montrose vol 2 Edinburgh, Constable and Co

Chambers, R (1833) Reekiana. Minor Antiquities of Edinburgh  Edinburgh, W & R Chambers

Chambers, R (1875) A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsman, London, Blackie and Son

Chambers, W&R (1883) Memoirs of William and Robert Chambers 12th Ed. Edinburgh, W&R Chambers

Chambers, W  (1894) Historical Sketch of St Giles’ Cathedral Edinburgh, W&R Chambers  

Checkland, S G (1975) Scottish Banking, a History 1695-1973 Glasgow, Collins

Cockburn, H (1849) Letter to the Lord Provost on the best ways of spoiling the beauty of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black 

Cockburn, H (1909 edition) Memorials of his time Edinburgh, T N Foulis

Cockburn H A (1911) An account of the Friday Club written by Lord Cockburn, together with notes on certain other social clubs in Edinburgh. BOEC III p105-178

Constable, T (1873) Archibald Constable and his Literary Correspondents 3 vols, Edinburgh, Constable

Cooksey, J C B (1991) Alexander Nasmyth 1758-1840, Whittinghame House Publishing, P Harris

Corp, E (2001) The King over the Water, Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

Corp, E (2011) The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766, Cambridge CUP

Creech, W (1815) Fugitive Pieces with Letters, to which is prefixed an account of his life. Edinburgh, J Fairburn

Cullen, W D (1992) Parliament House a short history and guide, Edinburgh, Scottish Courts Administration

Daiches, D Ed (1981) A Companion to Scottish Culture, London, Edward Arnold

Daiches D, Jones P, Jones J, Eds. (1986) A Hotbed of Genius, Edinburgh, EUP

Dalgleish G & Maxwell S (1987) The Lovable Craft 1687-1987 Edinburgh, Royal Museums of Scotland  

Dalrymple, D. (c1752) Proposals for carrying on a certain public work in the city of Edinburgh

Defoe, D (1991) A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain Abridged and Edited by Furbank, P N and Owens W R, New Haven and London Yale UP (originally published 1724-6 in 3 vols)

Dibdin, T F (1838) A Biographical Antiquarian and Picturesque tour in the Northern Counties of England and in Scotland London  

Dietert, R & Dietert, J (2007) The Edinburgh Goldsmiths 1 Training, Marks, Output and Demographics 

Dietert, R and Dietert, J (2008) Scottish Families and the Edinburgh Goldsmiths Lansing NY, Dietert Publications

Drummond, J (1860) Notice of some stone crosses, with especial reference to the market crosses of Scotland   PSAS IV p86-115

Dunlop, J C & Dunlop, A H (1886) The Book of Old Edinburgh Edinburgh, T&A Constable

Evans, Hilary and Mary (1980) John Kay 1742-1826.  Barber, miniaturist and social commentator Edinburgh, Paul Harris Publishing

Fairley, J A (1911) The Old Tolbooth with extracts from the original records BOEC IV 75-144

Ferguson, J de L (1985) The Letters of Robert Burns, Second Edition, Ed. G Ross Roy, Clarendon Press. Oxford, 

Fleet, C and MacCannell, D (2014) Edinburgh, Mapping the City Edinburgh, Birlinn

Fontane, Theodor (1858) Across the Tweed: Notes on Travel in Scotland. Translated by Brain Battershaw,  London, Phoenix House Publishing (1965) 

Forbes, D G (1815) Culloden Papers London, T Cadell & W Davies

Forbes, Sir W (1859) Memoirs of a Banking House, Edinburgh, Private circulation; printed W & R Chambers

Ford, C (1974) An Early Victorian Collection. The Hill/Adamson Collection London Jonathan Cape

Fortesque, W I (2012) Radical Politics 1793-4. The case of David Downie. BOEC NS 9 p33-57

Fraser, A G (1989) The Building of the Old College Edinburgh, EUP

Gairdner, John (1860) Historical Sketch of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Sutherland and Knox

Galloway, P. (2000) Cathedrals of Scotland. Dalkeith, Scottish Cultural Press

Geddie, J.  (1929) Romantic Edinburgh  Edinburgh, Sands and Co

Gifford, J; McWilliam C & Walker, D (1984) The Buildings of Scotland –Vol on Edinburgh London, Penguin Books

Glendinning, M. (2004) The Architecture of Scottish Government. Dundee UP

Gordon.T G (1951) David Allan of Alloa 1744-1796; The Scottish Hogarth. Private publication              

Grant, J. (1881-83), Old and New Edinburgh. 3 vol. London: Cassell & Co.       

Grant, D Robert Reid and the Scottish Office of Works (1827-1840) in Architectural Heritage 16 p31-50

Greig, J Y T (Ed)  (2011) Letters of David Hume.  3 vols. Oxford University Press

Guy, J C (1916) Edinburgh Engravers BOEC IX, p79-113

Hannay, R K & Watson G P H, (1924) The Building of the Parliament House. BOEC XIII, p1-78, Edinburgh, Constable

Hamilton.J (2020) Building ‘The palace of Bokes’ : Robert Reid, William Stark and the Signet Library

Healey,E (1992) Coutts & Co 1692-1922: the portrait of a private bank. London, Hodder and Stoughton

Hind, A M (1911) A short history of Engraving and Etching. Edinburgh, Constable and Co

Hunter, J C (undated) The Pictorial History of Parliament House, Edinburgh London, Pitcairn Press

Jamieson, J H (1909) The Edinburgh Traders and their cries BOEC II, p177-222

Johnson, E (1970) Sir Walter Scott, the great unknown 2 vol London, Hamilton

Kay, J (1837-8) A series of original Portraits and Caricature Etchings with Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes, 2 vols (text by James Paterson et al) Edinburgh, Hugh Paton

Kerr, A W (1926) History of Banking in Scotland 4th ed London A & C Black Ltd.

Kincaid, Alexander (1787) The History of Edinburgh from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time. Edinburgh, printed by N R Cheyne

Knox, J (1785) A view of the British Empire more specifically Scotland… 3rd Ed London

Lees, J C (1889) St Giles Edinburgh. Church, College, and Cathedral from the earliest times to the present day.  Edinburgh, W R Chambers

Littlejohn, H.D (1865) Report on Sanitary Conditions of the City of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Colston.

Lizars, W H (1825) Picturesque Views of Edinburgh with drawings by J Ewbank engraved by W H Lizars to which is prefixed an Historical Sketch of Edinburgh from the earliest times to the present day by James Browne Edinburgh, D Lizars

Lockhart, B R W (2003) A History of George Heriot’s Hospital and School Jinglin’ Geordie’s Legacy Tuckwell Press

Lockhart, J G (1819) Peter’s Letters to his Kinsfolk 2nd Ed 3 vols, Edinburgh, Blackwood; Cadell and Davie (London)

Lockhart, J G (1902) Life of Sir Walter Scott 10 vols Edinburgh, Constable

Lynch, M (2003) Edinburgh and the Reformation Edinburgh, John Donald

McDowall, F (1994) The Adventures of Peter Williamson

McElroy, D D (1969) A Centenary of Scottish Clubs 1700-1800 Typescript NLS Hist S.81.M

Macmillan, Duncan (1986) Painting in Scotland Oxford, Phaidon Press

McCulloch, W T (1859) Notices of the City Cross of Edinburgh, PSAS II p87-94

McKenzie, R (2018) Public Sculpture of Edinburgh Vol 1 The Old Town and South Edinburgh, Vol 2 The New Town, Leith and the Outer Suburbs, Liverpool University Press.

Magnusson, M (2001) Scotland the History of a Nation Harper Collins

Maitland, W (1753) The History of Edinburgh from its Foundation to the Present Time. Edinburgh, Hamilton Balfour & Neill

Marshall, J (1846) A Winter with Robert Burns. Edinburgh, Peter Brown 

Marshall, R K (2009) St Giles, the Dramatic Story of a Great Church and its People. Edinburgh, St Andrew Press

Maxwell, H (1916) Edinburgh: A Historical Study London, Williams & Norgate

Millar,O (1967) Ziffany and his Tribuna  London, Paul Mellon Foundation.  

Miller, P (1886) The Origin and Early History of the Old Tolbuith of Edinburgh _ the Heart of Midlothian; and the Luckenbooths. PSAS XX p360-376

Miller, P (1886) The Mercat Cross in Edinburgh from 1365-1617 – its site and form.  PSAS XX p377-389

Miller, R (1895) The Municipal Buildings of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, by Order of the Town Council

Morer, T (1706) A Short Account of Scotland London, B Bragg

Mudie, R (1825) The Modern Athens by a Modern Greek 2nd ed  London, Knight & Lacey

Multiple authors (1929) Edinburgh 1329-1929 (sexcentenary celebration) Published by the Town Council, Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd

Multiple Authors 1939) Studies in the development of Edinburgh, Published by Edinburgh and East of Scotland Regional Group Institute of Public Administration, Edinburgh , William Hodge & Co.

Munro, N (1928) The History of the Royal Bank of Scotland 1707-1927 Edinburgh, Private

Nasmyth, J (1912) James Nasmyth, Engineer, an Autobiography  London, John Murray

Nicoll, J (1836) A Diary of Public Transactions and other Occurrences in Scotland…from January 1650-June 1667Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club

Paterson, James (1871) Autobiographical Reminiscences Glasgow, Maurice Ogle

Ramsay, A The Gentle Shepherd (1808 Ed) Edinburgh, Wm Martin et al.

Reid, A (c1975) The History of the Edinburgh Fire Brigade the Oldest Municipal Brigade in Britain Private publication.

Richardson, R (1902) Coutts & Co Bankers Edinburgh and London.2nd ed London, Elliot Stock

Richardson, R (1910) The History of Parliament Square: being an Historical Notice of the southern precincts of the Church of St. Giles, Edinburgh BOEC III p207-242

Richetti, J (2005) The Life of Daniel Defoe Oxford, Blackwell

Rogers, C. (1884-6) Social Life of Scotland from early to recent times. 3 vols Edinburgh, William Paterson

Ross, T (1909) Statues of Justice and mercy, from the old Parliament House  BOEC II p231-7

Scotland, A N, Taylor, A J, Park, W G (1982) The Streets of Edinburgh  Edinburgh, Constable.

Scott, Sir W (1972) Journal ed Anderson, W E K. Oxford, Clarendon Press

Scott, Sir W (1818) The Heart of Midlothian ed. Hewitt, D, & Lumsden, A. Edinburgh Edition EUP (2004) 

Sharp, Richard (1996) The Engraved Record of the Jacobite Movement Aldershot, Scolus Press

Shepherd, T H (1831) Modern Athens, Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century. London, Jones & Co 

Sher, R B (2006) The Enlightenment and the Book. Scottish Authors and their Publishers in the eighteenth century.University of Chicago Press

Skelton, D (2004) Indian Peter.  The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Peter Williamson Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing

Skene, J (1829) Series of Sketches of the existing localities alluded to in the Waverley Novels. Edinburgh, Cadell and Co 

Smellie, W (1800) Literary and characteristic lives of John Gregory, Lord Kames, David  Hume and Adam Smith, Edinburgh, Smellie

Smith, C J (1978) Historic South Edinburgh 2 vols Edinburgh, Charles Skilton

Smith, John (1921) Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd 

Smollett, T G (1929ed. First published 1769) The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker London, Hamish Hamilton

Southey,R (1929) Journal of a Tour in Scotland in 1819 London, John Murray 

Stark J (1836) Picture of Edinburgh: containing a description of the city and its environs. 6th Ed Edinburgh, J Anderson

Stevenson, R L (1878) Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes 7th Edition, London, Seeley & Co

Storer, J & HS (1818) A Graphic Historical Description of the City of Edinburgh. London; bound with Storer, J & HS (1820) Views of Edinburgh and its Vicinity, 2 vols Edinburgh, A Constable and Co.  

Stuart, M W (1952) Old Edinburgh Taverns London, Robt Hale Ltd

Storer, J and Storer HS (1820) Views in Edinburgh and its Vicinity. Drawn and engraved by J and H S Storer  2 vols Edinburgh, A Constable and Co

Symes, P (1999) Kirkwood and Sons, Copper Plate Engravers, Edinburgh, Merchiston

Szakowski, S  (2007) Capital Caricatures: a selection of etchings by John Kay, Edinburgh , Birlinn 

Tanaki, N (1983) The Life Cycle of the Union Bank of Scotland 1830-1956 Aberdeen UP

Third Statistical Account of Scotland  (1966) vol 15 The City of Edinburgh  Glasgow, Collins

Topham, E (1776) Letters from Edinburgh written in the years 1774 and 1775.  2 vols, London, J Dodsley

Tromans, N (2007) David Wilkie. The Peoples Painter Edinburgh EUP

Whyte, D (2005) Clock and Watch Makers of Scotland 1453-1900. Ashbourne, Mayfield Books

Williamson, P (1757) French and Indian cruelty; exemplified in the life and various vicissitudes of fortune of Peter Williamson. Numerous subsequent editions were published in London (1759), Edinburgh (1762 and 1792), Dublin (1766) and Aberdeen (1826).

Williamson, P (1789) The trial of divorce at the instance of Peter Williamson…against Jean Wilson Edinburgh, 

Williamson, P (1774) Directory for the City of Edinburgh, Canongate, Leith, and Suburbs 1773-1774 Published by Peter Williamson, Printer head of Forrester’s Wynd. Printed by Peter Williamson and sold at his printing-house in Dunbar’s Close. (and subsequent annual editions)

Williamson, P (1812) The Life and Curious Adventures of Peter Williamson, who was carried off from Aberdeen and sold for a slave.  Aberdeen.

Wilson, D (1891) Memorials of Edinburgh in Olden Times 2nd edition 2 vols Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black 

Withers, C W J and Wood, P Eds (2002) Science and Medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment West Linton, Tuckwell 

Woodward. F (1874) Masterpieces of Sir Robert Strange – a selection if 20 of his most important engravings, London, Bently & Son

Youngson A J (1966) The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750-1840 EUP

Zach. W (1998) The  first John Murray Oxford, OUP for British Academy