Thornton & Brydone published a children's chapbook “History of Beasts”. There is a coloured copy in the National Library of Scotland. He also published a series of “New Juvenile Keepsakes or Nursery Panoramas”, coloured at sixpence each. While at the Hanover Street [i.e. between 1839 and 1858], James Brydone published a numbered series of chapbooks. in 1856 he published “Brydone's Historical and Descriptive Guide through the City of Edinburgh”. Scottish Advertiser Office in 1864; Edinburgh & Leith Circular Office 1867-68; steam power printing etc. in 1870; Robert Luke was listed as a wine and spirit merchant in 1880; Brydone apparently retired in 1893. The Railway Directory Office was continued by a John Stewart until 1910.