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Monuments: Adam Black Statue

This bronze statue on a sandstone plinth depicts Adam Black (1784-1874) in his robes as Lord Provost of Edinburgh. He was a liberal politician and reformer, at a time when parliamentary reform and suffrage was at the top of the political agenda. Blacks, his publishing house, acquired the copyright for the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and in 1851 bought the copyright for Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels. The statue was designed by John Hutchison RSA (1833-1910).
Princes Street Gardens