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Dunbar, John Telfer - "Herself" the Life and Photographs of M.E.M. Donaldson

Softback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[vi],74.Numerous photographs of Highland scenes of the first half of the 20th century taken by the author of "Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands" and other works, together with something of her life and character.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition

Dunbar, ohn Telfer - The History of Highland Dress: A definitive study of the history of Scottish costume and tartan,both civil and military,including weapons

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,248. 12 colour plates. Frontispiece and 58 black and white plates. Described as "the definitive study of Scottish costume and tartan, both civil and military." Includes an Appendix on early Scottish dyes by Annette Kok.
Published : B.T. Batsford Ltd, London 1979,

Duncan D.L. - Hamespuns Poems and Songs (Mostly Scots)

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 96 pages. Poems and songs in Scots and English by an exiled Scot.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1934, First Edition

Duncan John M. - Treatise on the Parochial Ecclesiastical Law of Scotland

A good copy which has been rebound with marbled boards and endpapers. Small ownership inscription. Pp.viii,864. A comprehensive work on Scottish church law.
Published : Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh 1864, First Edition

Dunlop Eileen and Kamm Antony - A Book of Old Edinburgh

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded at the edges. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. A portrait of 18th and 19th century Edinburgh by writers of the time matched with contemporary engravings.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Edinburgh 1983, First Edition

Dunlop John Charles and Dunlop Alison Hay - The Book of Old Edinburgh with Historical Accounts of the Buildings Therein Reproduced and Anecdotes of Edinburgh Life in the Olden Time

Illustrated by William Hole.
Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in red cloth with logo of Edinburgh in gilt on upper board. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.xii,160. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier, Edinburgh 1893, New Edition

Dunlop, A. Ian - The Kirks of Edinburgh: The Congregations, Churches, and Ministers of the Presbytery of Edinburgh Church of Scotland 1560-1984

Softback. A near fine copy. 517 pages. Illustrations. "This book attempts to record something of the history of the congregations of the Presbytery of Edinburgh of the Church of Scotland as they are in 1984." Includes an index of church names and an index of ministers.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition

Dunn J. A. - History of Renfrew

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has one small closed edge tear. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 219 pages. 30 illustrations. The history of one of the oldest Royal Burghs in Scotland.
Published : Town Council of Renfrew 1971, First Edition

Durkan John and Ross Anthony - Early Scottish Libraries

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has a chip at the foot of the front panel and other minor chipping and edge tears. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Sellotape marks to rear end-papers. 196 pages. Frontispiece and 48 plates. The book brings "together information about fifteenth and sixteenth-century printed books , existing in the libraries of Great Britain, which can be proved to have been in Scottish libraries in late medieval times."
Published : John S. Burns & Sons, Glasgow 1961, First Edition

Easson D.E. And MacDonald, Angus (Editors) - Charters of the Abbey of Inchcolm

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xliv,300. Two folding maps. Includes lengthy Notes by the editors, a substantial index and various Appendices relating to Inchcolm and its abbey. Inchcolm is an island in the Firth of Forth. Its Augustinian abbey is Scotland's most complete surviving monastic house.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1938, First Edition

Easson Ian - The Scottish Gliding Union A History 1934-2008

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.[xii],iv,435. Illustrated.
Published : IKE Publishing 2008, First Edition

Edgar Andrew and Rogers Charles (Editors) - Genealogical Collections Concerning the Scottish House of Edgar. With a Memoir of James Edgar Private Secretary to the Chevalier St. George

Hardback. A poor copy externally the front board in particular being badly marked. A good copy internally. Pp.iv,103. Frontispiece.
Published : Grampian Club, London 1873, First Edition

Edmondston Arthur - A View of the Ancient and Present State of the Zetland Islands; Including Their Civil, Political and Natural History; Antiquities; and an Account of Their Agriculture, Fisheries, Commerce, and the State of Society and Manners - Two Volumes

Hardback. A very good, two volume set in half leather bindings with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on red title-pieces. No ownership inscription. Some foxing, mainly to early and late pages. Pp.xiv,364;vii,345. Frontispiece map to vol.I. Half-title present in both volumes. A pencilled note in vol.I indicates that a previous owner has collated this copy with the copy in the National Library of Scotland. Photographs available on request.
Published : Longman, Hurst, Reesand Orme/ John Ballantyne & Co , London/Edinburgh 1809, First Edition

Edwards Lionel - My Scottish Sketch Book

Hardback. Folio. Original boards with title label on upper board. Front hinges cracked. Childish pencil drawings on four blank pages. No ownership inscription. Pp.vii,32. 16 colour plates which are clean and attractive.
Published : Country Life, London 1929, First Edition

Edwards Lionel - My Scottish Sketch Book

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. Clean externally and internally with no ownership inscription, foxing etc. Title piece on upper board. Pp.vii,32. Colour frontispiece and 15 attractive colour illustrations on each right-hand page with text on left-hand pages. Also smaller black and white illustrations.
Published : Country Life, London 1929, First Edition

Edwards-Moss John E. - A Season in Sutherland

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 1.5 inch closed tear at join of spine and back board. Some spine lean. Bookplate. Pp.7,170 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Angling, grouse-shooting etc but also something on the inhabitants, superstitions, death warnings etc.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1888, First Edition

Elder John R. - The Highland Host of 1678

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. The spine is a little worn and has ink marks towards the foot. A better copy internally with no ownership inscription and little foxing.,[i],156. This is the story of the billeting of Highland soldiers in the Covenanting areas of the west of Scotland in support of King Charles II's preference for episcopacy over presbyterianism.
Published : James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1914, First Edition

Elgood L.A. - Natural Resources in Scotland Symposium at the Royal Society of Edinburgh ,24 George Street Edinburgh 31st October to 2nd November 1960

A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 796pp. Signed by L.A. Elgood who was Chairman of the Symposium. A substantial and detailed work on Scotland's natural resources.
Published : Scottish Council (Development and Industry) 1961, First Edition

Ermisch John F. And Wright Robert E. (Editors) - Changing Scotland Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey

A fine copy. Hardback. Pp.xv,310. Numerous tables and figures. This book provides data to a devolved Scotland to inform policy formulation and evaluation. Published at �65 this is a review copy.
Published : The Policy Press, Bristol 2005, First Edition

Erskine John - The Principles of the Law of Scotland: In the Order of Sir George Mackenzie's Institutions of That Law

Hardback. A fair copy in a worn leather binding. Two volumes in one. Lacks front and rear end-papers. Some wear/fraying to edges of first and last few pages. Pp.viii,509 + index (which is unpaginated). Some worming to the edges of pages 169-186. Text generally quite clean. The first edition of a classic work by one of the Institutional writers of Scots Law.
Published : Hamilton, Balfour and Neill, Edinburgh 1754, First Edition

Erskine of Marr the Hon Ruaraidh - Mac Beth Being a Sketch of the Historical Figure as Opposed to That of Some Tradition and the Drama

A good copy in light green paper wraps lettered and decorated in silver. Small ownership inscription. Some foxing mainly to endpapers. Rear cover a bit marked. 90pp. Frontispiece. Some pencilled annotations. This is a short history of the real Macbeth and his times. Uncommon.
Published : Robert Carruthers and Sons, Inverness 1930, First Edition

Erskine of Marr, the Hon. Ruaraidh - The Stout Adventure of Mary Stewart

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black and green boards. No inscriptions. 191 pages. Described as "an attempt to explain [Mary Queen of Scots] by means of the ideas by which I believe she was influenced during the whole time of her brief tenure of the capital power in Scotland."
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1937, First Edition

Eunson, Jerry - Words, Phrases and Recollections from Fair Isle

Softback. A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.x,57. Illustrated. Described in the Foreword as "a most worthy contribution to folk history providing in a very real sense the roots of contemporary being."
Published : Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 1976, First Edition

Ewan Elizabeth et al (Editors) - The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women From the Earliest Times to 2004

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxxiii,403. Numerous illustrations. Described as "an essential work of reference" the book contains entries on 830 women "from earliest times to the near present."
Published : Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 2006, First Edition

Eyre-Todd George (Editor) - Ancient Scots Ballads with the Traditional Airs to Which They Were Wont to be Sung with Harmonies for The Pianoforte Arranged By Emile Berger

Large 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in red. Some mainly end-paper and edge foxing. 218 pages. Includes the words and music to many of the finest Scots traditional ballads together with a Note on each ballad. As the editor says: "Probably no country in Europe was richer than mediaeval Scotland in popular minstrelsy".
Published : Bayley & Ferguson, London, First Edition

Eyre-Todd George (Editor) - Scottish Poetry of the Seventeenth Century

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. Spine ends and board tips a little rubbed. Dark green endpapers. Inscribed by previous owner on half-title. Pp.viii,296. Protected in a removable cover. This volume contains works by Sir Robert Aytoun, Sir David Murray, Sir Robert Ker, Sir William Alexander, William Drummond, The Marquis of Montrose and The Semples of Beltrees
Published : William Hodge & Co., Glasgow 1895, First Edition

Fabian, Derek J.; Little, Graham E.; Williams, D. Noel - The Islands of Scotland : Including Skye

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Pp.x,406. 107 illustrations including colour. Maps. The definitive guidebook to mountaineering on the islands of Scotland.
Published : Scottish Mountaineering Trust 1989, First Edition

Fairfax Denis - The Basking Shark in Scotland: Natural History, Fishery and Conservation

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp. xvii,206. Frontispiece and 61 illustrations. 9 maps. Includes the basking shark's history, anatomy and biology together with shark hunting and conservation.
Published : Tuckwell Press, East Linton 1998, First Edition

Farquhar William A. G. - The Fyvie Lintie. A Collection of Original Poems and Songs, Partly in the Aberdeenshire Dialect, and Chiefly Relating to Fyvie

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt and attractively decorated in gilt on the upper board. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xii,168. Frontispiece portrait of author and one other illustration.
Published : Printed for the Author at the Aberdeen Daily Journal Office, Aberdeen 1904, First Edition

Farquhar, Very Rev. George T.S. - Three Bishops of Dunkeld: Alexander, Rose and Watson 1743-1808

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Bookplate of Restenneth Library. No other markings except for some writing on the front end-paper. 4 illustrations. A fairly uncommon title which is effectively two volumes in one.
Published : Privately Published 1915, First Edition

Faulkner Harry and Phinney Richard - A Golden Tyme Indeid : 200 Years of Golf History at Royal Montrose

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by both authors on title page. Pp.x,219 + three pages of adverts. Numerous illustrations. Includes lists of Captains, 1817-2010; original gold medal winners,1818-2009; and club members in 2010. The club is the second in the world to have played over the same golfing ground for two centuries and the third to receive Royal Patronage. It hosted the Open in 1866 and remains the longest course ever used for an important professional golf event. Described as "a fascinating and historically important story.".
Published : The Royal Montrose Golf Club 2010, First Edition

Federer Charles A. (Editor) - The Ballad of Flodden Field a Poem of the XVIth Century

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Light yellow end-papers. No ownership inscription. 160 pages. Includes a contemporary account of the battle and a list of Craven men who fought at the battle.
Published : Henry Gray, Manchester 1884, First Edition

Fenton Alexander - The Island Blackhouse and a Guide to "The Blackhouse" No. 42 Arnol

A very good copy. Softcover booklet. 54 pages. Many illustrations. Descibes the blackhouses of Arnol on Lewis with particular reference to No. 42.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1978, First Edition

Fenton Alexander - The Shape of the Past 1 Essays in Scottish Ethnology

A very good copy. Paperback. Pp.viii,191. Illustrated. Chapters on "North-East Personality", "The Longhouse in Northern Scotland", "Hand Threshing" etc.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition

Fenton, Alexander - Scottish Country Life

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, price-clipped but otherwise untorn dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine and lower board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,255. Numerous illustrations. The definitive work on Scottish rural life.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1977, Reprint

Fenton, Alexander (Foreword) - Highland Vernacular Building

Softback. A near fine copy in card covers. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 111 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Contains five essays including "Some Patterns in Highland Building" by Elizabeth Beaton and "Highland Planned Villages" by Nic Allen.
Published : Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition

Fenton, Alexander; Walker, Bruce - The Rural Architecture of Scotland

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xi,242. 195 illustrations. A study of Scottish farm buildings.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1981, First Edition

Fenton, Alexander; Walker, Bruce - The Rural Architecture of Scotland

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xi,242. 195 illustrations. "The authors use survey drawings, photographs and a closely documented text to show the splendid variety of Scottish rural architecture and to explore a new approach to the history of the country."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1981, First Edition

Fergus T. David (Editor) - Quoniam Attachiamenta

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Lower board tips slightly bumped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,403. A new translation of a Scottish medieval legal treatise with an Introduction by the editor and translator.
Published : The Stair Society, Edinburgh 1996, First Edition Thus

Ferguson David M. - Shipwrecks of Orkney, Shetland and the Pentland Firth

A very good copy in glazed boards. 160pp. Illustrations and charts. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1988, First Edition