The Capital of Scotland (1940)


Wartime Edinburgh Souvenir Book, With Text in Five Languages

Fyfe, Noel G. and Eadie, Robert. The Capital of Scotland. A Book of Memories and Pictures of the City with Versions and Translations in Chinese, Polish, Russian, French. Edinburgh: Robert Grant & Son, circa 1940.

Oblong quarto. Paper Wrappers. 1st Edition.

First edition of this charming World War II Edinburgh souvenir book, with scenes of Edinburgh by Robert Eadie and Charles Stewart. With visitors coming from every corner of the earth to visit Edinburgh during wartime, the Lord Provost developed the idea for this unique souvenir book. Written in five languages--English, Chinese, Polish, Russian, and French--it was intended to appeal to visitors and stay with them as a keepsake of their time in beautiful Edinburgh. Light rubbing to extremities. Near-fine.