The Book of Old Edinburgh: And Hand-Book to the 'Old Edinburgh Street' Designed by Sydney Mitchell, Architect, for the International Exhibition of Industry, Science, and Art, Edinburgh, 1886

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This work was first published in 1886 to accompany one of the more eccentric displays at the Edinburgh International Exhibition of the same year. Historically accurate reconstructions of noteworthy but long-demolished Edinburgh buildings were built side by side to create a fictional street. This guide provided visitors with key historical information relating to the recreated buildings and monuments ranging from the medieval market cross to the historic tolbooth. Fact is combined with anecdote, situating the buildings in ...

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