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BenCooper
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

They've missed the lovely map out of the front of Gibson's book...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

There are also many books about Glasgow available on archive.org at this address:

http://archive.org/search.php?que...9%20AND%20mediatype%3A%28texts%29

There is even a set of Glasgow Post Office Directories available from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century.  Very handy for anyone researching Glasgow businesses in those times.

There are also innumerable books available on all sorts of other subjects at this site. (I think the last count was approaching the 2 million book mark.)

One word of advice - don't touch the Kindle versions, as they are generally very badly formatted, and in some cases almost unreadable.

I usually download the DejaVu versions of the books.  This format has all the benefits of PDF, but takes up only about 10% of the file size of an equivalent PDF.  You will need to download a DejaVu (.djvu) reader in order to read these books, but you can get one free at

http://windjview.sourceforge.net/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Excellent TT - thank you.  
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Micheal Smith
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Love reading books about Glasgow. I will have a look now

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