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A Memoir of John Elder, Engineer and Shipbuilder

by W.J. MacQuorn Rankine

William Blackwood, 1871

2nd edition. ppviii 89. frontispiece portrait and engraved plate showing Elder’s grave

a scarce little memoir of one of the Clyde’s pre-eminent shipbuilders of the 19th century, probably commissioned by John Elder’s widow, and written by one of the foremost writers on shipbuilding and engineering

a very attractive publication, this copy finely bound by Maclehose in full green levant morocco, ruled and decorated in gilt, and with a presentation inscription from Mrs. Elder to Glasgow’s Queen Margaret College

with two small Glasgow University library stamps and a de-accessioning book-plate on the front paste-down

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