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Ladies' Old-Fashioned Shoes By T. Watson Greig Of Glencarse A Vice-President of the Literary and Antiquarian Society of Perthshire, &c., &c. With Eleven Illustrations from Originals in his Collection

Thomas Watson Greig

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1885

Physical Description

[30], 9, [1] p., 11 pl.: 6 illus.; 280×440 mm.


[Half-t., t.p.] - Contents - Preface - [Plates with explanatory texts] - Appendix [with illus.]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

Part III of the Appendix (on an exhibition at Cluny, Paris, in 1883) is headed, 'Fashions For The Feet. By R. Heath. (Reprinted from the "Magazine of Art" ...)'.

No plate is signed. Most in-text illustrations are signed 'J. Barclay' or 'JB' (or 'T. Barclay' or 'T.B.'?).

The printer is named in the colophon: 'Printed On Stone By George Waterston & Sons Edinburgh'.


R. Colas, Bibliographie Générale Du Costume (1933), no. 1312, p.499; Katalog Freiherrlich Von Lipperheide'schen Kostümbibliothek (repr. 1963), no. 1744.

Summary Note

All plates are printed in color.

A supplement was published in 1889.


The half-title is inscribed in ink, 'Presented to the Royal Academy Library by the Author. Glencarse Perth 16 Decr. 1886'.

Binding Note

19th-century quarter red morocco, grey papered boards, upper and lower covers having printed motifs of shoes in corners and an armorial device centre; spine lettered 'Ladies' Old-Fashioned Shoes.'


Shoes - Fashion - Costume - Dress - Great Britain - History
Collections - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Pictorial works - Colour printing - Chromolithographs - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century


David Douglas, publisher
R. Heath
Thomas Watson Greig, previous owner, donor
George Waterston and Sons (Edinburgh), lithographic printer

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