Author: John Gray McKendrick
Publisher: Glasgow James Maclehose and Sons. For Private Circulation 1909
First separate edition, privately printed for the subject’s son. Inscribed “To Sir William Bilsland Bart. LLD with David Marwick’s compliments.” McKendrick’s memoir first appeared as part of “The River Clyde and the Clyde burghs : the city of Glasgow and its old relations with Rutherglen, Renfrew, Paisley, Dumbarton, Port-Glasgow, Greenock, Rothesay and Irvine by Sir James D. Marwick “. This edition includes portraits and illustrations for the first time.
8vo., original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. A little browning and spotting otherwise a very good copy.
Sir James David Marwick FRSE (15 July 1826 – 24 March 1908) was a Scottish lawyer, historian and town clerk. He served as Town Clerk of Glasgow for thirty-one years, during which time the entire city was transformed. Its powers and amenities were improved by by-laws and Acts of Parliament, and Marwick directed the city of Glasgow's development for much of the second half of the 19th century.