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Biography / Autobiography

MacGregor Lewis R. - British Imperialism; Memories and Reflections

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 968pp. Illustrated. This is the autobiography of a Scotsman who served for many years and in different parts of the world with the Australian civil or diplomatic service. Foreword by Sir Robert Menzies.
Published : Dymer Communications, Millbrook, N.Y. USA 1968, First Edition
£20.00

MacGregor Miriam - Petticoat Pioneers: North Island Women of the Colonial Era Book One

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a little fading. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,264. Numerous illustrations. Studies of 54 North Island women of the 19th century.
Published : A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington 1978, Reprint
£12.00

Macintyre Iain and MacLaren Iain (Editors) - Surgeons' Lives: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh an Anthology of College Fellows Over 500 Years

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed presentation copy from both editors. 328 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Illustrated biographies of surgeons who were associated with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh during its 500 years' history.
Published : Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2005, First Edition
£20.00

Macintyre Lorn - Sir David Russell: A Biography

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,259. Illustrated. A biography of a Fife papermaker who was also a cultured humanist, a pioneer of New Age thinking, an archaeologist and an instigator of the Iona Retreat.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£9.00

Mackenzie Compton - Mr Roosevelt

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. This is an inscribed presentation copy dated 2nd December 1943 to Mrs. Compton Mackenzie but unfortunately the writing is difficult to read and the signature is illegible although it does not appear to be that of the author. 256 pages + 4 double-page "synchronistic charts" at the end. 24 colour plates. 82 black and white illustrations. A biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1943, First Edition
£15.00

Mackenzie John - Memoirs of the Life and Writings of John Calvin

A very good copy internally but externally the plain grey covers lack the top inch of the spine. Fasque label on front end-paper (Fasque was the ancestral home of the Gladstone family). Pp.xii,407. Good reading or rebinding copy.
Published : Burton and Briggs, London 1818, Second Edition with Additions
£20.00

Mackenzie W. Douglas - John Mackenzie South African Missionary and Statesman

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Damp staining to foot of rear board. Pp.xii,564. Frontispiece.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1902, First Edition
£14.00

MacManus M.J - Eamon De Valera a Biography

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has some edge tears and minor chipping, some soiling and with a name written on the rear panel. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. 192 pages. No frontispiece and no trace of there ever having been one.
Published : Victor Gollancz Ltd., London 1944, First Edition
£10.00

MacManus Seumas - The Rocky Road to Dublin

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a smallish water-stain at the foot of the spine. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,324. The author's story of his boyhood and young manhood in the mountains of Donegal.
Published : The Talbot Press, Dublin 1947, First Edition
£25.00

Macmillan, Duncan - Elizabeth Blackadder

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 128 pages. 71 colour illustrations. A study of one of the best known and most respected modern Britsh artists and the first woman to be elected to both the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy.
Published : Scolar Press, Aldershot 1999, First Edition
£17.00

MacNalty Sir Arthur S. - Mary Queen of Scots the Daughter of Debate

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. 247pp. A straightforward biography.
Published : Johnson Publications Ltd., London 1971, Second Impression
£8.00

MacPherson Angus - A Highlander Looks Back

Hardback. Nd. c.1955? A good plus copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Lacks dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Boards slightly splayed. Pp.[x],[ii],84. 6 illustrations. Forword by Seton Gordon. The autobiography of a Highland "piper, angler, seannachaidh and sheep farmer."
Published : Oban Ti Mes, Oban, First Edition
£45.00

MacPherson Hector - The Cameronian Philosopher : Alexander Shields

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii,[iv],244. Four illustrations. A biography of one of the greatest of the Covenanting leaders who was at various times a prisoner on the Bass rock, a field-preacher, chaplain to the Cameronian regiment and minister to the Scots colony in Darien.. Quite scarce.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1932, First Edition
£45.00

Macready, General the Right Hon. Sir Nevil - Annals of an Active Life

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other marking. Moderate edge foxing. 694 pages (continuously paginated). 32 illustrations. Macready was a senior British Army officer who saw active service in the Second Boer War and who held senior staff appointments in the First World War. The book's principal interest, however, lies in the fact that he was the last British military commander in Ireland prior to independence. He was sent to command British troops in Ireland in April 1920 to carry out a counter-insurgency role against the Irish Republican Army in the Irish War of Independence. He had already expressed his view of Ireland in writing as follows: "I loathe the country--and its people with a depth deeper than the sea and more violent than that which I feel against the Boche." He believed that Ireland could be suppressed in the Summer of 1921 but following instructions from his political masters negotiated a truce in July 1921 and withdrew his troops form Ireland the following year. Photograph available on request.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1924, First Edition
£320.00

Marshall J.D. (Editor) - The Autobiography of William Stout of Lancaster 1665-1752

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's tipped-in bookplate (easily removable) on front free endpaper. Pp.viii,311 with folding pedigree at rear. Near very good complete dustwrapper which is faded on the spine (but leaving the lettering clear) and which has two internal sellotape repairs. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Manchester University Press, Manchester 1967, First Edition
£35.00

Marston E. - Thomas Ken and Isaac Walton a Sketch of Their Lives and Family Connection

A near vg copy a little darkened on spine with a little wear at spine ends. Partly unopened. Review slip laid in. Stamped "Presentation Copy" on title page. 220pp. 22 full page illustrations + many illustrations in text.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1908, First Edition
£30.00

Masson Frederic (Introduction and Commentary) - The Private Diaries of theEmpress Marie-Louise Wife of Napoleon I

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with gilt emblem on front board and title in gilt on spine which is very slightly faded. Small white stain on front board. 2 black and white illustrations. A little foxing to page ends and title page. 245 pages + 2 pages adverts. Now protected in a removable cover.
Published : John Murray, London 1922, First Edition
£15.00

Maurice Major-General Sir Frederick - The Adventures of Edward Wogan

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in dark blue. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.viii,168. 3 maps. The story of an Anglo-Irishman who fought first in the Parliamentary Army and later in the Royal Army during the English Civil War.
Published : George Routledge and Sons, London 1945, First Edition
£8.00

Maxwell W. H. - Life of Field-Marshall His Grace the Duke of Wellington Volume III

Hardback. A good copy in a red half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some scuffing to spine and boards. Gilt decorations to boards. Bookplate. Steel engravings and battle plans (including a double-page plan of the Battle of Waterloo). Wood-engraved tail-pieces.
Published : A. H. Baily & Co, London 1841, First Edition
£20.00

Maxwell, Right Hon. Sir Herbert - A History of the House of Douglas from the Earliest Times Down to the Legislative Union of England and Scotland - Vols. I and II

Hardbacks. Small 4to. A very good two volume set in full vellum lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 150 copies, this copy unnumbered. No ownership inscription. Some spotting to front board and fore-edge of Vol. II but a nice clean set internally. Both volumes largely unopened. Vol. I, pp.xxxi,293. 14 full-page tissue-guarded illustrations. 21 tissue-guarded coloured shields. 38 illustrations in the text. Vol. II,pp.xiii,319. 12 full-page tissue-guarded illustrations. 6 tissue-guarded coloured shields. 63 illustrations in rthe text. The first detailed history of an illustrious Scottish family.
Published : Freemantle & Co, London 1902, First Edition
£180.00

Maxwell, W.H. - Life of the Duke of Wellington

Hardback. A very good copy which has been rebound in full red leather by Allman & Son London, decorated in gilt and lettered in gilt on a black title-piece. Marbled edges and end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.vi,345. Illustrated. This edition is revised and abridged from the larger work with an additional chapter.
Published : W.P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh 1887,
£12.00

Mayer Dorothy Moulton - Angelica Kauffmann, R.A. 1741-1807

Hardback. Lacks front end-paper but otherwise a very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Bookshop labels on inner front flap of wrapper and front fixed end-paper. Internally clean without foxing or ownership inscription. 192 pages. 14 colour illustrations. 64 black and white illustrations. A biography of the late 18th century neo-classical artist.
Published : Colin Smythe Ltd., Gerrards Cross 1972, First Edition
£7.00

McAllister Isabel - Alfred Gilbert

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. Some fading to spine ends and some darkening at head of upper board. In a rather poor dustwrapper which is chipped to the spine ends and with chips and tears elsewhere. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some light end-paper foxing but no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,236. 40 plates. A biography of the late 19th/early 20th century sculptor.
Published : A & C Black, London 1929, First Edition
£30.00

McDonell, Colonel John of Scottos - Spanish John Being a Narrative of the Early Life of Colonel John McDonell of Scottos Written By Himself

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Bookplate. Private edition. Some edge foxing. Pp.vii,74. Frontispiece. "Throws fresh light on the evil days that followed Culloden." The author lived from 1728 t o1810.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons for the Royal Celtic Society, Edinburgh and London 1931, First Edition
£18.00

McGregor Duncan - A Desert Rat in Holburn Street

Illustrated by Rhoda Howie.
Hardback. A near fine copy in black leatherette lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 140 pages. Illustrated. The autobiography of a Buchan man with several chapters on his experiences with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment in the Second World War, followed by life owning a grocer's shop in Aberdeen.
Published : Ardo Publishing Company, Buchan 1994, First Edition
£20.00

McLaren E.T. - Dr. John Brown and His Sister Isabella

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth. Top edge gilt. Splash mark on upper board. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 60 pages. 3 illustrations. Outlines of the author of "Rab and His Friends" and his sister.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1890, Fourth Edition
£10.00

McLaren John Nicol - It Taks a Lang Spin

A good copy. Paperback. Would be very good but for cup mark on upper cover. Signed by the author. 138 pages. Illustrated. Anecdotes from the life of a Fifer.
Published : Privately Published 1990, First Edition
£10.00

McLaren Moray - Stevenson and Edinburgh a Centenary Study

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 175 pages. Frontispiece. Gives "a well-balanced view of an important period in Stevenson's life".
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1950, First Edition
£6.00

Mcmenemey William H. - The Life and Times of Sir Charles Hastings Founder of the British Medical Association

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,516. Frontispiece and 32 illustrations.
Published : E & S Livingstone, Edinburgh 1959, First Edition
£18.00

Meath, Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl of (Editor) - The Diaries of Mary Countess of Meath

Hardback. Nd. c. 1919? A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Upper board a little marked. Moderate fore-edge foxing but internally clean and with no ownership inscription. 286 pages. 28 illustrations. This is a record of the Countess's philanthropic undertakings and travels between the years 1874 and 1900. She is described as "one of the most remarkable and successful philanthropists of her age." Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, First Edition
£85.00

Mellis Captain D.B.N. - Mostly from the Bridge

Hardback. A very good copy. In a very good dustwrapper by Norman Wilkinson. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.v,275. 14 plates. The memoirs of a naval officer, including the Second World War.
Published : CCC Design & Publications, Isle Of Mull 2003, Revised Edition
£16.00

Mellis Captain DBN - Mostly from the Bridge

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.v,275. 14 plates. The autobiography of a naval officer. Includes his experiences at the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.
Published : CCC Design & Publications, Ulva Ferry, Isle of Mull 2003, Revised Edition
£18.00

Merrick Julia - Sir Herbert Seddon and the Book He Nearly Didn't Write

Softback. A fine copy. Pp.xi,221. 38 illustrations + cover illustrations. Seddon was one of the greatest clinical scientists in British Medicine." Thi is his story and that of his magnum opus "Surgical Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves."
Published : Fugit 2010, First Edition
£40.00

Metternich Prince - Memoirs of Prince Metternich 1773-1815

Hardback. A good two volume set in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Vol.1 has a 2 inch tear in the cloth at the join of the spine and lower board. Lower board of Vol.11 a bit marked. Vol. 1,pp.xiii,430. Frontispiece. Vol.11,pp.vii,617. A little pencilling in both volumes. Two folding facsimiles at rear. The Memoirs of the great Austrian Statesman.
Published : Richard Bentley & Son, London 1880, First English Edition
£40.00

Meynell Viola (Editor) - Friends of a Lifetime : Letters to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth. Fairly minor (damp?) marking at the foot of the front board. Very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. The wrapper states "Cheap edition 10s 6d net." Fairly light edge foxing but a clean copy internally. 384 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. Includes letters from many well-known people of the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Joseph Connrad, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, T.E. Lawrence, William Morris, Leo Tolstoy, W.B. Yeats etc. The letters "are concerned with a wide variety of topics, literary, artistic, political and that they are above all of human interest."
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1940,
£58.00

Mill, Christine - Norman Collie: A Life in Two Worlds - Mountain Explorer and Scientist, 1859-1942

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.xiii,197. 59 illustrations. 4 maps. A biography of the early mountaineering pioneer and scientist.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1987, First Edition
£28.00

Millais John Guille - The Life and Letters of John Everett Millais

Hardback. A near very good two volume set in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Gilt decoration to front board and spine. Top edge gilt. Bookplate in each volume. Some foxing to end-papers. Volume I is the second edirion of 1900. Volume II is the first edition of 1899. Volume I,pp.xvi,446. Volume II,pp.xi,511. Numerous illustrations. There is interesting ink writing on the front end-paper of Volume I including a reproduction of Millais' last note to Sir George Reid, under which is written in ink "This letter I saw pasted in the back of a photograph of Sir John Millais in Sir G. Reid's house. The hand writing was shaky, the writing of a man very ill".
Published : Methuen, London 1900,
£45.00

Millar D.A. (Editor) - George Buchanan: a Memorial 1506-1906

Hardback. A good copy in cream cloth. Spine darkened with lettering difficult to read. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. A little foxing. Pp.xix,490. 36 illustrations. Part I of the book consists of essays on Buchanan and Part II contains examples of his own writings in Latin with English translation.
Published : W.C. Henderson & Son, University Press, St. Andrews 1907, First Edition
£20.00

Millar, A. A. - Alexander Duff of India

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.viii,212. Duff was one of the great figures in the history of the Church of Scotland and was the church's first appointed missionary to India.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£8.00

Milne E.A. - Sir James Jeans a Biography

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,176. 2 plates. A biography of the astronomer/physician.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1952, First Edition
£12.00

Milne James - The Memoirs of a Bookman

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is scuffed on the spine. Pp.xi,316. 16 illustrations. "Intimate, diverting anecdotage about a host of celebrities" from the 1890's onwards.
Published : John Murray, London 1936, Cheap Edition
£12.00

Montgomery Ina - John Hugh Allen of the Gallant Company - A Memoir By His Sister

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has one small chip and fairly minor edge tears. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.vi,[i],236. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. The biography of a soldier who was killed at Gallipoli.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1919, First Edition
£22.00

Montgomery Ina - John Hugh Allen of the Gallant Company a Memoir By His Sister

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows moderate edge wear and tear. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Some edge foxing but a clean copy internally. Pp.vi,[1],236. A memoir by his sister of a soldier who died at Gallipoli.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1919, First Edition
£20.00

Moon Brenda - More Usefully Employed: Amelia B. Edwards, Writer, Traveller and Campaigner for Ancient Egypt

Hardback. A very good copy. Lower board tips a little bumped. Inscribed presentation copy from "Brenda," possibly the author. Pp.xv,319. 6 plates. 38 black and white illustrations. A biography of Amelia Edwards, the 19th century travel writer. This is Occasional Publication 15 of The Egypt Exploration Society.
Published : Egypt Exploration Society, London 2006, First Edition
£10.00