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The Lost Gardens of Glasgow University

A. D. Boney

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ISBN 10: 0747002207 / ISBN 13: 9780747002208
Published by Christopher Helm, London, 1988
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Clean and crisp throughout. No marks or inscriptions. Appears unread. 289 pages of detailed research. Size: 6" x 8.5". Bookseller Inventory # 043752

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Title: The Lost Gardens of Glasgow University

Publisher: Christopher Helm, London

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Grey Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: hardback

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This work is a history of Glasgow University's botanic (or physic) gardens from medieval times to their destruction in 1870 when the old university buildings were sold to a railway company. The author draws on the archives of the university and other institutions, and uses letters, draft notes, memoranda and college accounts to build up a picture of the history of the gardens. In 1577 James VI granted the university a new charter and the development of the gardens gathered pace until the mid-eighteenth century. The author examines their importance to the university both as an adornment and as a step in the institution of a professorship of medicine. The work also covers the history of a time when Glasgow was beginning to emerge as Scotland's most important city as a result of trade with America.

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