Boswell's Edinburgh Journals 1767-1786
, ed. Hugh M. Milne (Edinburgh: Mercat Press, 2001), p. 244 (February 17, 1776):
I went down awhile to the Advocates' Library to consult some English law books on a subject on which I had a petition to write. A large library always comforts me somehow. I cannot at present tell distinctly how.
Interior of the Advocates Library, Edinburgh, from Modern Athens! Displayed in a Series of Views: or Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century: Exhibiting the Whole of the New Buildings, Modern Improvements, Antiquities, and Picturesque Scenery, of the Scottish Metropolis and its Environs, from Original Drawings, by Mr. Thomas H. Shepherd. With Historical, Topographical, and Critical Illustrations
(London, Jones & Co., 1829), following p. 86: