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THE HISTORY OF THE BLUE BLANKET:
Pennecuick, Alexander.

THE HISTORY OF THE BLUE BLANKET:

Or Crafts-Men’s Banner. Containing the Fundamental Principles of the Good Town of Edinburgh: Or Craft-Men’s Banner. Containing the Fundamental Principles of the Good Town of Edinburgh; With the Powers and Perogatives of the Crafts thereof. Edinburgh Printed by Thomas Turnbull and Sons 1832.
New Ed. Sm. 8vo. 141pp. xivpp. plates of armorial arms. Inscriptions, lightly browned, rebound in modern gilt lettered calf backed cloth. Pagination as per the Haiti Trust Library 1832 copy. The Blue Blanket is the affectionate name for the “Standard Of The Crafts Within The Burgh” of Edinburgh. This Standard is still held in great honour and reverence by the people of Edinburgh today. One school of thought believes the blanket (hand embroidered by the Queen) to have been presented to the craftsmen of Edinburgh by King James III after they rescued him from imprisonment in Edinburgh Castle.
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