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  • University of Glasgow Press. Specimens of types, & inventory of printing materials, belonging to the University Printing Office of Glasgow […] now offered for sale by private bargain. [n.p.]: [sn], [nd]
  • University of Glasgow, University Press. Specimens of types used for the printing of books at the University Press, Glasgow. Glasgow: Robert Maclehose, 1901
  • University of St Andrews Library. St Andrews University Library: printing and illustration exhibition. St Andrews: [The University], 1975


  • Valentine, J. Harben. History of Valentines of Dundee: an unfinished and unpublished work covering the history of the business up to 1918;  intr David H.J. Schenck. [Redhill, Surrey: privately printed by D.H.J. Schenck, 1999]


  • W & A K Johnston. One hundred years of map-making – the story of W & A K Johnston. Edinburgh: W & A K Johnston, [1925]
  • W & R Chambers. Rules and regulations of W & R Chambers’s printing-office. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1851
  • W H Lizars, engraver and copper-plate printer, 3 St James Square, Edinburgh. Exhibition mounted for the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association. Edinburgh: Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, 1989
  • Waddies of Edinburgh. [Brochure with advertising]. Edinburgh: Waddie & Co Ltd, [no date]
  • Watson, James. History of the art of printing. Edinburgh: Watson, 1713
  • Watson, James. History of the art of printing, 1716. [Facsimile]. London: [no publisher], 1963
  • Watson, James. James Watson’s preface to the ‘History of printing’ 1713. ed James Munro. Greenock: Printed by Thomas Rae, 1963
  • Watson, John, & Co. The history of John Watson & Co Ltd, printers of distinction: from the nineteenth century to the present day. [Glasgow]: JW Design: [2016]
  • Watson, Nigel. Seal of success: the story of a Scottish family business – George Waterston & Sons Ltd 1752-2002. Edinburgh: George Waterston & Sons, 2002
  • Wayzgoose: printers’ outings and clubs in Scotland. Edinburgh: SAPPHIRE, [2007?]
  • White, Campbell. ‘A century of bookbinding in Edinburgh’ Journal of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts [Lecture delivered to Royal Scottish Society of Arts, 12 April 1941]
  • William Blackwood & Sons. Specimens of book and jobbing founts, ornaments, borders, &c. Edinburgh: [The Firm], 1896
  • William Miller & Co. Specimen of printing types. Glasgow: William Miller & Co, 1815
  • Williamson, Arthur ‘Scotland : international politics, international press’ in Agent of change: print culture studies after Elizabeth L Eisenstein, ed Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Eric N. Lindquist, and Eleanor F. Shevlin. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press; Washington, DC: Center for the Book, Library of Congress, c2007
  • ‘Wills of the printers and booksellers in Edinburgh, 1627-1687’  Bannatyne Club Miscellany no 2 (1836)
  • Wilson, Sir Daniel. William Nelson: a memoir. Edinburgh: Printed for private circulation [by] T. Nelson, 1889
  • Wolpe, Berthold ‘Caledonian miscellany.’ Transactions of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, volVI/2 (1993)



  • Your directory of Scottish printing facilities. Edinburgh: Society of Master Printers of Scotland, various eds 198?-