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Findlay W.H. - Heritage of Perth

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 256pp. A book of photographs, including colour and with accompanying text, celebrating the heritage of Perth. Signed by the author and with a gift inscription which may or may not be from him.
Published : Perth and Kinross Libraries 1996,
£23.00

Findlay William - Robert Burns and the Medical Profession

A very good copy in red cloth which is dulled on spine. 162pp (including list of subscribers). Frontispiece and 12 illustrations.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1898, First Edition
£23.00

Finlay Ian - Columba

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 254pp. Illus. An interesting biography of the famous saint.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1979, First Edition
£6.00

Finlayson Malcolm J. - An Anthology of Carrick

Hardback. A very good copy. A little wear at spine ends. Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. 416 pages. An anthology of poems by natives of Carrick and about Carrick.
Published : The Standard Press, Kilmarnock 1925, First Edition
£7.00

Firth C. H. (Editor) - Scotland and the Commonwealth : Letters and Papers Relating to the Military Government of Scotland from August 1651 to December 1653

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Partially unopened. Pp.lv,383.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1895, First Edition
£35.00

Firth C. H. (Editor) - Scotland and the Commonwealth: Letters and Papers Relating to the Military Government of Scotland, from August 1651 to December 1658

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing. Unopened. Pp.lv,383.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1895, First Edition
£28.00

Firth, Jack - Scottish Watercolour Painting

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 96 pages. 15 colour illustrations. 45 black and white illustrations.
Published : The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£12.00

Fittis Robert Scott - The Mosstrooper. a Legend of the Scottish Border

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Some fading to spine. Ownership inscription. Some foxing to end-papers and early pages. Pp.xv,156. Frontispiece and one other illustration. This is described as a memorial volume to the author and includes an introductory biographical sketch of him by A. H. Millar. A fictional tale of the Scottish border.
Published : Wood and Son, Perth 1906,
£14.00

Fleming David Hay (Editor) - Register of the Minister Elders and Deacons of the Christian Congregation of St. Andrews Comprising the Proceedings of the Kirk Session and of the Court of the Superintendent of Fife Fothrick and Strathearn 1559-1600 Part First and Part Second

Hardbacks. The two volume set, published in 1889 and 1890, in the original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some damp-spotting/fading to the boards of both volumes. Both volumes very good internally and unopened. Pp.cvi,1016 (continuous pagination). Illustrated. Preface and Notes by the editor.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1890, First Edition
£25.00

Flinn Derek - Travellers in a Bygone Shetland: An Anthology

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one closed tear. Small ownership label on front fixed end-paper. 278pp. Frontispiece map. 22 plates. An anthology of extracts from the writings of visitors to Shetland between 1550 and 1850.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£17.00

Forbes Margaret - Beattie and His Friends

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete, untorn and now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,[1],332. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and one other illustration. Beattie was a Scottish philosopher and a prominent figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. Only 300 copies were printed of this new edition of a book first published in 1904.
Published : J. Martin Stafford, Altrincham 1990,
£9.00

Forrest George - An Account of the History and Antiquities of St. Leonard's, Edinburgh, Its Chapel and Hospital

A very good copy in the original boards which are lettered in gilt on the upper board. . Bevelled edges. Page edges stained red. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.[viii],72 + 3 unpaginated illustrations at rear. Folding frontispiece. A small Edinburgh local history scarce in first edition.
Published : MacLachlan and Stewart, Edinburgh 1865, First Edition
£40.00

Forsyth Renee - Memories of Dunoon and Cowal

A good copy Softcover. Inscribed presentation copy from the author and with a short type-written card from her loosely enclosed. 160 pages. Illustrated. Map end-papers.
Published : Argyll Reproductions 1983, First Edition
£9.00

Forsyth Robert - The Beauties of Scotland : Containing a Clear and Full Account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages Etc. Of Each County Vol. 111

A fair plus copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. A fair amount of rubbing to spine although lettering remains readable. A little wear to spine ends and some rubbing to boards. Trace of a crease on upper board. Small ownership label on front free end-paper and older ownership inscription on title page. Evidence of a label having been removed from front fixed end-paper. 548 pages including index to this volume + 8 engraved plates at end with some edge foxing. (There is no list of plates in this volume but I understand 18 plates are called for). Engraved title page. This volume includes Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Stirlingshire etc.
Published : Arch. Constable and Co and John Brown et al, Edinburgh 1806, First Edition
£30.00

Forsyth William - Selections from the Writings of the Late William Forsyth Editor of the "Aberdeen Journal"---with Memoir and Notes

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Gift inscription (to the Forsyth Association). Pp.xv,194. Prose and poetry from an Aberdeen citizen of the Victorian era.
Published : L. Smith & Son, Aberdeen 1882, First Edition
£12.00

Fotheringham J.G. (Editor) - The Diplomatic Correspondence of Jean De Montereul and the Brothers De Bellievre French Ambassadors in England and Scotland 1645-48 Volume I

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Unopened. Pp.xxix,454. The correspondence "relates to the efforts made by France under the direction of Mazarin to assist King Charles I during the close of the Civil War in Great Britain".
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1898, First Edition
£8.00

Foulis Douglas - Hunter & Foulis Publishers' Bookbinders Edinburgh the First One Hundred and Fifty Years - A Personal Journey

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A near fine copy in a green leatherette binding lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 102 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. This is largely a collection of cuttings, photographs, notices etc for the Company's staff kept over the years. Uncommon.
Published : Privately Published 2007, First Edition
£24.00

Fox Fortescue - Strathpeffer Spa Its Climate and Waters with Observations Historical, Medical and General, Descriptive of the Vicinity

Hardback. A good copy in light green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Little foxing. Pp.xvii,[2],165 + 2pp adverts. 6 illustrations including folding map. Deals in some detail with the medical aspects of the spa before describing the sights and antiquities of the area. An uncommon title.
Published : H.K. Lewis, London 1889, First Edition
£50.00

Framsman Martin - Edinburgh, City of Funds: Investment Management in Scotland's Capital City

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,185. Explains how Edinburgh became such an important financial centre.
Published : Kokoro, Edinburgh 2008, First Edition
£10.00

Francis, 12th Lord Napier - Some Notes on the Napiers of Merchistoun and on the Scotts of Thirlestane

Nd. 1920s? A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Some fading to spine. 150 copies printed, this copy being unnumbered. 31 pages. Genealogical notes on two well-known Scottish families.
Published : Published for Private Circulation Only, First Edition
£25.00

Francisque-Michel - A Critical Inquiry Into the Scottish Language with the View of Illustrating the Rise and Progress of Civilisation in Scotland

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in maroon boards with leather spine. Some scuffing to spine. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Internally a very good, clean copy, with very little foxing and no ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,457. Each of the chapters deals with an aspect of Scots life e.g. law, medicine, clothing, sea terms etc and looks at the Scots words connected with it. He argues against the view that Scots is merely a dialect of old English with trifling variations. The book is an attempt to illustrate the extent to which French influence pervaded the life of the Scottish people. An interesting and uncommon book. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1882, First Edition
£50.00

Fraser Douglas - Rhymes O' Auld Reekie

Illustrated by Jim Nicholson.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 45pp. Poems in Scots with Edinburgh as the subject. Line drawings by Jim Nicholson.
Published : Macdonald, Loanhead 1973, First Edition
£7.00

Fraser Duncan - Edinburgh in Olden Times

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one small tear in the rear panel. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 156pp. Many illustrations. The story of Edinburgh life and Edinburgh characters through the ages.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Fraser Duncan - Edinburgh in Olden Times

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 156pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Fraser Duncan - Edinburgh in Olden Times

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 156 pages. Many illustrations. The story of Edinburgh before 1707.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Fraser Duncan - Highland Perthshire

A very good copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which has a large closed tear in the front panel and smaller tears at the spine ends. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 139 pages. Many illustrations. Chapters entitled "The Campbells of Meggernie Castle", "death to Clan Gregor" etc.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1969, First Edition
£9.00

Fraser Duncan - Highland Perthshire

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus, complete dustwrapper which has a couple of internal sellotape repairs to small edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 139 pages. Numerous illustrations. Chapters on "The Campbells of Meggernie Castle", "The Magic Stone of Clan Donnachaidh" etc.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1969, First Edition
£8.00

Fraser Gibbie (Editor) - Shetland's Whalers Remember

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[vi],238. Numerous illustrations. Reminiscences of Shetland whalers. Gives an insight into the different jobs that made up a whaling expedition and provides a historical record of the men and a job that was important to Shetland's economy.
Published : Gilbert A. Fraser 2001, First Edition
£14.00

Fraser Gordon - Lowland Lore; or the Wigtownshire of Long Ago

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Some damp wrinkling at the foot of the front board. Ownership inscription. A little pencil marking. Pp.xii,178 + advertisements. "This work is issued with the design of elucidating ancient local history, wit, manners and customs."
Published : Gordon Fraser, Wigtown 1880, First Edition
£25.00

Fraser Gordon - Wigtown and Whithorn: Historical and Descriptive Sketches, Stories and Anecdotes, Illustrative of the Racy Wit and Pawky Humour of the District

Hardback. A near very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear/tear to spine ends. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,392 + 60pp advertisements. Frontispiece and one other full-page illustration. Histroical sketches and anecdotes of life in a corner of Galloway in the 19th century and earlier.
Published : Gordon Fraser, Wigtown 1877, First Edition
£35.00

Fraser Sir Hugh - Amid the High Hills

A good copy in light brown cloth lettered in white. Pp.xv,224. Many illustrations including 16 colour plates. Mainly deer stalking in the Scottish Highlands with a few chapters on angling, birds etc.
Published : A & C Black, London 1934,
£18.00

Fraser William C. - The Yelpin' Stane : Stories of Scottish Village Life

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Light edge foxing. 180 pages.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1928, First Edition
£18.00

Freshwater, Peter B. (Editor) - Sons of Scotia, Raise Your Voice

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.ix,142. Illustrated. Limited edition of 500 copies. This is a selection of early 19th century Scottish broadsides from a collection in Edinburgh University library. It includes political broadsides, topical ballads and traditional and literary ballads.
Published : The Friends of Edinburgh University Library 1991, First Edition
£18.00

Frew David - The Parish of Urr Civil and Ecclesiastical a History

A good copy in dark green cloth which is faded on the spine (although the lettering is clear). Ownership inscription but otherwise a very good copy internally. Pp.xiii,345. 46 illustrations. A well-regarded local history. Not common in first edition.
Published : Thomas Fraser, Dalbeattie 1909, First Edition
£30.00

Fulton, Willie - The Hebridean kitchen: A light-hearted look at aspects of cooking in the Western Isles of Scotland

Softback. Ring-bind format. A good copy. Unpaginated - about 40 pages. A quirky item on various colours of paper. Recipes on the left-hand page with a drawing on each right-hand page. Recipes for sea-weed, bran-bread, oven scones, clootie dumpling etc, not to mention "poached" salmon! Uncommon.
Published : Buidheann-foillseachaidh nan Eilean an Iar, Stornoway 1978, First Edition
£25.00

Futty D. W.and Dry F. T. - The Soils of the Country Round Wick (Sheets 110,116 and part117) with an Account of the Vegetation By E. L. Birse and J. S. Robertson

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has smallish edge tears and some inner strengthening to the edges. Corner clipped from front end-paper. Pp.[x],287. Plates (including four colour plates), figures and tables. Two large folding colour maps in rear pocket.
Published : The Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, Aberdeen 1977, First Edition
£18.00

Fyfe J.G. - The Massacre of Glencoe

A good copy in a poor dustwrapper. 58pp. 4 illustrations. The story of the famous massacre of members of the Macdonald clan in 1692.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1948, First Edition
£6.00

Fyfe J.G. - The Massacre of Glencoe

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a bit chipped and edge worn. 58pp. Frontis and three other illus. Sketch map. The story of the massacre of the Macdonalds of Glencoe in 1692.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1948, First Edition
£5.00

G. L. [George Lorimer?] - Family Rhymes

A very good copy in light green boards lettered in gilt on upper board. Top edge gilt. Hand-made paper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 72 pages. A book of poems written between 1872 and 1925 many with a Highland setting.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition
£25.00

Galt John - Annals of the Parish; or the Chronicle of Dalmailing; During the Ministry Of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder. Written By Himself

Hardback. 12mo. A good plus copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with old spine laid down. New end-papers. Marbled edges. Lacks half-title. Small, old ownership inscription on title page. 400 pages. Galt's masterpiece.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1821, First Edition
£38.00

Galt John - Selected Short Stories

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Small ownership inscription. 213pp. Edited by Ian A. Gordon.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1978, First Edition
£7.00