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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

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 and Guide to Loch Maree

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xlviii,436. Illustrated. Folding map at end. Written in 1886 the book "describes in considerable detail all aspects of the history, physical features and life in the parish of Gairloch at that time".
Published : Gairloch and District Heritage Society 1980, Third Edition
£14.00

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

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 - 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 - 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

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 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 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, 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

Donnachie, Ian - History of the Brewing Industry in Scotland

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,287. 88 tables. Plates, figures and maps. A detailed history of the brewing industry in Scotland from the 17th century to the date of the book.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£10.00

Dorian, Nancy C. - Tyranny of Tide: An Oral History of the East Sutherland Fisherfolk

Softback. A very good copy. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xiii,107. Illustrated. This is the story of the way of life of Golspie fisherfolk in the early part of the 20th century.
Published : Karoma Publishers, U.S.A. 1984, First Edition
£18.00

Dougal John Wilson - Island Memories

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black. In a good dustwrapper which has some edge chipping and tears. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 187 pages. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations (including a double-page map of Lewis and Harris. Introduction by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor. The author was an amateur geologist who spent much leisure time in the early 20th century in the Hebrides, especially Lewis and Harris. This book is a memorial volume compiled by his family from his papers and articles. Chapter headings include: "The Lonely Glens of Uist"; "Scottish Fireside Tales"; "A Glimpse of Rona" etc. Uncommon and interesting.
Published : The Moray Press, Edinburgh & London 1937, First Edition
£40.00

Douglas Francis - A General Description of the East Coast of Scotland, from Edinburgh to Cullen, Including a Brief Account of the Universities of St. Andrews and Aberdeen, of the Trade and Manufactures Carried on in the Large Towns, and the Improvements of the Country

Hardback. Externally only fair with rather worn, loose and marked boards and lacking part of spine. Corner cut from front end-paper but otherwise a good copy internally. 247 pages. First published in 1782 the book takes the form of a series of letters sent to a friend while the author was undertaking a journey up the east coast of Scotland in 1780. A good reading or rebinding copy.
Published : D. Chalmers & Co, Aberdeen 1826, Second Edition
£50.00

Douglas J.H. - A History of Tantallon Golf Club 1853-1995

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 126 pages. Illustrations. The history of a North Berwick golf club.
Published : Tantallon Golf Club, North Berwick 1996, First Edition
£18.00

Douglas James - Scottish Banknotes

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Previous owner's smallish ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xiv,257. Numerous illustrations of banknotes. "Here for the first time is a catalogue of the entire range of Scottish banknotes from 1695 to the present day--." Includes a valuation guide for each note.
Published : Stanley Gibbons Publications Ltd, London 1975, First Edition
£10.00

Douglas Ronald MacDonald - The Scots Book

A very good copy in a good, complete, but rather torn dustwrapper. 367pp. Illus. Maps. All about Scotland- folklore, tales, poems, even some facts!
Published : W & R Chambers, London 1949, Reprint
£6.00

Douglas Sir George - The New Border Tales

Illustrated by James Torrance.
Nd.c.1900? Possibly first edition. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and uper board. Top edge gilt. 284 pages + adverts. Frontispiece. 12 tales set in the Scottish Borders.
Published : Walter Scott Ltd., London,
£9.00

Douie Robert - Chronicles of the Maltmen Craft in Glasgow 1605-1879--- Revised and Brought Down to 1895 By Franc. Gibb Dougall Clerk to Incorporation of Maltmen

4to. A very good copy. Dark maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Ownership inscription. One library stamp. 214pp. 6 illustrations. Includes the names, enrolment numbers and dates of entry of all those who entered the craft from 1605 to 1895. Also gives names of all members at 1 August 1879 with a complete list from that date to 14 February 1895 in the order of their enrolment and with their craft genealogy.
Published : Robert Anderson, Glasgow 1895, First Edition
£55.00

Dow, Derek A. (Editor) - The Influence of Scottish Medicine: An Historical Assessment of Its International Impact

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,209. Illustrated. The book is based on papers presented at the 11th British Congress of the History of Medicine.
Published : The Parthenon Publishing Group 1988, First Edition
£12.00

Drinan Adam - The Men of the Rocks

Hardback. Nd. [1942]. A very good copy in orange cloth. Some fading to spine but gilt lettering remains readable. Bookplate of the author and poet, Maurice Lindsay on front fixed end-paper. Small gift inscription (possibly from Maurice Lindsay) on front free end-paper. 35 pages. Adam Drinan was the pseudonym of Joseph MacLeod. Loosely inserted is a postcard with MacLeod's name and address printed on it. An extract from "The Scotsman" of 14 May 1953 is pasted on it explaining that "Adam Drinan" was Joseph MacLeod. There is also a hand-written ink note on the card from MacLeod (signed "Joseph") and presumably intended for Lindsay.
Published : The Fortune Press, London, First Edition
£45.00

Drummond Andrew L. And Bulloch James - The Church in Victorian Scotland 1843-1874

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 367pp. The Scottish church in mid-Victorian history after the Disruption.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh 1975, First Edition
£18.00