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Dawson James Hooper - An Abridged Statistical History of Scotland---arranged Parochially with Biographical,historical and Descriptive Notices

Complete in one volume. A fair copy only in original brown cloth with tears at spine edges. Loose at front but not quite disbound. Bearing stamp of The Hirsel library. 1088pp + 45pp index. A good working copy.
Published : W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh 1853, First Edition
£35.00

Day T. Cuthbert - Arthur's Seat a Ruined Volcano

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has some soiling. 75pp + 32 plates at end. Frontispiece. 4 maps. A geological guide to Edinburgh's most famous hill.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£9.00

Day T. Cuthbert - Arthur's Seat a Ruined Volcano

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription. 75pp + 32 plates at end. Frontispiece. A guide to the geological treasures of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's famous landmark.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£8.00

Day, John Percival - Public Administration in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Pp.vii,407. Maps. Tables. Diagrams. Deals with poor relief and emigration, the land, the fishing industry, public health etc. in the period before the First World War.
Published : University of London Press, London 1918, First Edition
£45.00

Dean Peter & Carol - Passage of Time the Story of the Queensferry Passage and the Village of North Queensferry

4to. Softcover. A very good copy. 79 pages. Many line drawings. For almost a thousand years the Queensferry over the River Forth was the principal ferry of Scotland.
Published : Privately Published 1981, First Edition
£9.00

Dean Peter & Carol - Passage of Time the Story of the Queensferry Passage and the Village of North Queensferry

4to. Paperback. A very good copy. 76pp + 2pp bibliography. Illustrated.
Published : Privately Published 1981, First Edition
£9.00

Deas James - The River Clyde: An Historical Description of the Rise and Progress of the Harbour of Glasgow, and of the Improvement of the River from Glasgow to Port-Glasgow

Hardback. A good, sound, copy in the original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xi,127. Five folding plates at end. 16 tables. A history of Clyde navigation and the story of the various engineering works which converted the Clyde from a shallow stream "into a noble river, capable of bearing on its waters the commerce and ships of all nations."An uncommon book and an interesting one for the technical detail it goes into.
Published : James Maclehose, Glasgow 1876, First Edition
£120.00

Denholm James M. - One Hundred Years of Scottish Life a History of the Scottish Life Assurance Company 1881-1981

A very good copy in the original glacine wrapper. 155pp. Illustrated.
Published : Chambers, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£7.00

Dennison E. Patricia et al - Painting the Town : Scottish Urban History in Art

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxxii,475. Numerous illustrations and maps with some in colour. Described as "a stunning visual record of contemporary images of Scotland's towns and townspeople before photography." [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage.].
Published : Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh 2013, First Edition
£18.00

Denoon, Charles - Maxton 2000: A History of the Parish of Maxton

Softback. A near fine copy. No ownership inscription or other marking. Ilustrations. Maps. A history of the Scottish Borders parish of Maxton undertaken as a celebration of the Millennium.
Published : Maccuston Press, Maxton 2000, First Edition
£10.00

Dent John and McDonald Rory - Christian Heritage in the Borders

Softback. A very good copy. 64 pages. Illustrated. A few words have been highlighted. Examines the history of the Christian church in the Scottish Borders, its effect on the land and people, and the buildings and other remains which can be seen today. Includes a list of sites with access arrangements.
Published : Scottish Borders Council, Melrose 1998, First Edition
£8.00

Dent John and McDonald Rory - Early Settlers in the Borders

A very good copy. Softcover. Ownership inscription. 96 pages. 16 colour plates. 33 figures. The early history of the Scottish borderland.
Published : Scottish Borders Council 1997, First Edition
£5.00

Dey Joan - Out Skerries an Island Community

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 133pp. Illustrations. Maps including fold-out map at rear. The history of Out Skerries, which are islands forming part of Shetland.
Published : The Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 1991, First Edition
£22.00

Dey, Joan - Out Skerries: An Island Community

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. There is a small stain on the inside of the wrapper which is not visible externally and does not affect the book itself. Inscribed presentation copy dated 1999 from "Joan" who may well be the author. 133 pages. Photographic illustrations (including colour) and line illustrations. Folding map at rear. The story of an island community forming part of the Shetland Islands.
Published : Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 1991, First Edition
£14.00

Deyell, Bertie (Editor) - Shetland Proverbs and Sayings

Softback. A very good copy in green card covers lettered in black. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,92. Lists over 700 Shetland proverbs and sayings in the Shetland dialect followed by a version in English. The first comprehensive collection of Shetland proverbs to be published.
Published : Shetland Folk Society, Lerwick 1993, First Edition
£20.00

Diack William - Rise and Progress of the Granite Industry in Aberdeen

A good plus copy in thick card covers with blue cloth spine. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.iii,123. Illustrated. Quite scarce.
Published : Quarry Managers' Journal 1950,
£30.00

Dick Stewart - The Pageant of the Forth

A good copy in rather faded covers. 258pp. 24 tipped-in colour illustrations. The story of the river and Firth of Forth and the towns on its shores.
Published : T. N. Foulis, London 1910, First Edition
£15.00

Dick, Sir Alexander (edited By The Honble. Mrs. Atholl Forbes) - Curiosities of a Scots Charta Chest 1600-1800 with the Travels and Memoranda of Sir Alexander Dick, Baronet of Prestonfield, Midlothian Written By Himself

Hardback. A good copy (one of only 310 printed). Boards a little marked. Top edge gilt. Pp.xix,339. Frontispiece and 6 illustrations. 13 facsimiles. Frontispiece loose. Scottish history over two centuries seen mainly through letters and Memoranda from such correspondents of the Baronet as Allan Ramsay and James Boswell.
Published : William Brown, Edinburgh 1897, First Edition
£20.00

Dickinson William Croft and Pryde George S. - Scotland from the Earliest Times to 1603 and Scotland from 1603 to the Present Day

A good two volume set in red cloth the boards of both volumes being rather marked. Prize label in volume 1. Pp. 408 and 359. Folding map at rear of each volume Tables. These volumes comprise "A New History of Scotland".
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, First Edition
£14.00

Dickinson, William Croft (Editor) - The Court Book of the Barony of Carnwath 1523-1542

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the Society's logo in gilt on the front board. Ownership inscription (of a former Keeper of the Records of Scotland) on front free end-paper. Pp.cxxiv,235. This is the earliest baron court book to be printed in full. Includes an Index of persons and an Index of places.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1937, First Edition
£28.00

Dickson Robert - Introduction of the Art of Printing Into Scotland

A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Bevelled edges. Upper board a little marked. This is no. 106 of the small paper edition of 500 copies. Pp.xvi,98. 27 illustrations. Three of the six chapters are on Androw Myllar.
Published : J & J.P. Edmond & Spark, Aberdeen 1885, First Edition
£38.00

Dilke Margaret S. And Templeton A.A. - The Third Statistical Account of Scotland: The County of Dunbarton

A very good copy in a good (and now protected) dustwrapper with some tears and a couple of small chips. Presentation label on front end-paper. 333pp. 21 plates. 28 text figures.
Published : Collins, Glasgow 1959, First Edition
£10.00

Dixon John H. - Gairloch in North-West Ross-Shire Its Records, Traditions, Inhabitants and Natural History with a Guide to Gairloch and Loch Maree

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with illustration of Loch Maree and Slioch on upper board. Wear to spine ends and board tips. Ownership inscription of "G. Butterworth, Gairloch, 1889." Moderate fore-edge foxing. Pp.xlviii,435. Illustrations (including 14 illustrations of antiquities). Tables. Glossary of Gaelic names and words. No fewer than three errata slips (although 2 only have a single erratum). Folding map at rear.
Published : Co-operative Printing Company, Edinburgh 1886, First Edition
£50.00

Dixon, John H. - Pitlochry Past and Present

Hardback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xiii,284. 100 plates including three in colour. Described as a guide book for visitors and tourists and for boy scouts studying for the Pathfinder badge.
Published : L. MacKay, Pitlochry 1925, First Edition
£30.00

Doddridge P. - Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of the Hon. Colonel Jas. Gardiner, Who Was Slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745. With an Appendix Relating to the Ancient Family of the Monroes of Fowlis

Hardback (14cm x 9cm). A fair copy in a worn leather binding which is a little chipped.. Lacking the title-piece. Boards just holding. Ownership inscription dated 1812. 249 pages. Lacking frontispiece. Gardiner was a Scottish soldier who fought with distinction in the British Army in several battle including Ramillies. He died at the Battle of Prestonpans, close to his family home, when his dragoons fled from the Highland charge near the start of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
Published : T. Hamilton, London 1808, Reprint
£15.00

Dodds James (Editor) - The Diary and General Expenditure Book of William Cunningham of Craigends Commissioner to the Convention of Estates and Member of Parliament for Renfrewshire Kept Chiefly from 1673 to 1680

Hardback. In the original dark blue boards which are damp-faded especially on the spine. Internally very good and unopened. Pp.xliv,150.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1887, First Edition
£15.00

Dodgshon, Robert A. - Land and Society in Early Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xii,[1],345. 6 plates. 10 figures. 9 tables. "The aim of this book is to provide an overview of Scottish rural history from prehistoric times down to the eve of the Improvers' Movement in the eighteenth century."
Published : Oxford University Press 1982, First Edition
£40.00

Donaldson Gordon - A Northern Commonwealth Scotland and Norway

A very good copy. Paperback. 170pp. Illustrated. A history of the historical links between Scotland and Norway.
Published : Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£8.00

Donaldson Gordon - A Northern Commonwealth Scotland and Norway

A very good copy. Softback. 170pp. Illustrated. Explores the links between Scotland and Norway over the centuries.
Published : Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£8.00

Donaldson Gordon - The Faith of the Scots

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some fading to the red spine lettering. Part of book token with gift inscription pasted to front fixed end-paper. Small ownership label. 160 pages. 16 illustrations. This is a history of Christianity in Scotland.
Published : B.T. Batsford, London 1990, First Edition
£20.00

Donaldson Gordon (Editor) - The Court Book of Shetland 1602-1604

Softback. Externally only a fair copy in torn and chipped paper covers. Front cover signed by Gordon Donaldson. A sound copy internally. The book is dated 1954 on the title page and 1958 on the front cover. Pp.xii,176. Includes a Glossary and Index of Persons together with an Introduction by the editor.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£22.00

Donaldson Gordon (Editor) - The Court Book of Shetland 1602-1604

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,176. Introduction, Glossary and Index by the editor.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£22.00

Donaldson M. E. M. - Islesmen of Bride : Being Pictures of Native Life in Certain of the Hebrides Daily Throughout the Year

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board and with a decoration of a galley in white on the upper board. A little wear to spine tips. Bookplate and inscriptions on front end-papers. 165pp + 24pp publisher's catalogue. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece. Hebridean life in the early part of the 20th century.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1922, First Edition
£38.00

Donaldson M.E.M. - Scotland's Suppressed History

Hardback. A fair copy only with some damp-spotting to the orange boards. Some foxing to early and late pages and to edges. No ownership inscription. 367 pages. 4 illustrations. The author's take on Scottish church history, essentially anti-Presbyterianism and the Covenanters and pro-Episcopalianism. A rather uncommon title by an author better known for her books of "Wanderings" in the Western Highlands and Islands and in Argyll.
Published : John Murray, London 1935, First Edition
£30.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Isles of Home: Seventy Years of Shetland

Hardback.A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Map illustrated front endpapers. Many coloured and black and white photographs. 212 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is protected in a removable cover. The author states that in 1983 a book appeared with the title Isles of Home: Sixty years of Shetland. This volume is not a sequel to that one nor is it merely a second, amended edition, and might perhaps best be styled a revised version.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£20.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Isles of Home: Sixty Years of Shetland

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has some ink writing on front inner flap. Signed by the author on front end-paper. 188 pages. 60 illustrations.
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1983, First Edition
£8.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Northwards by Sea

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn, dustwrapper which shows some sun fading. 162 pages. 35 illustrations. 8 plans. Gives "an account of all the steamers and motor vessels which have plied to Caithness and the northern isles of Orkney and Shetland since the 1830's". This second edition is completely revised and enlarged.
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1978, Second Edition
£10.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Sir William Fraser: The man and his work

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author. No other inscription or internal marking. 93 pages. Two illustrations. Fraser was a late 19th century record scholar and genealogist who wrote histories of a number of the leading noble and landed families of Scotland.
Published : The Edina Press, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition
£9.00

Donaldson, Gordon (Editor) - Accounts of the Collectors of Thirds of Benefices 1561-1572

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper (of a former Keeper of the Records of Scotland). Pp.xli,335. In 1562, shortly after the Reformation in Scotland, it was ordered that one-third of all church revenues were to be collected annually and divided between the Crown and the Reformed Church. This record of what was collected and its value provides valuable infomation for the historian.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1949, First Edition
£18.00

Donaldson, Sir James et al - Votiva Tabella a Memorial Volume of St. Andrews University in Connection with Its Quincentenary Festival

A very good copy in a full vellum binding which is elaborately decorated in gilt on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. States "Presented by the University"on verso of title page. Presumably one of only a small number of such copies although no limitation is given. Pp.xiv,427. Frontispiece and 20 plates. A handsome volume.
Published : Printed for the University By Robert MacLehose and Company 1911,
£50.00

Donnachie, Ian - A History of the Brewing Industry in Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,287. Plates, tables, maps and figures. A history of Scotland's brewing industry from the seventeenth century onwards.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£12.00