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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
£20.00

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
£34.00

Duval K. D. and Smith Sydney Goodsir (Editors) - Hugh MacDiarmid a Festschrift

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bookplate of Sir Compton MacKenzie. Loosely enclosed is a typed letter from the publisher to MacKenzie sending him this copy of the book and thanking him for the use of a photograph reproduced in the book. 221 pages. 30 illustrations. This is a book of critical essays, tributes and personal reminiscences produced to celebrate MacDiarmid's 70th birthday. The contibutors include Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan, Sydney Goodsir Smith etc.
Published : K. D. Duval, Edinburgh 1962, First Edition
£40.00

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
£9.00

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
£20.00

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
£680.00

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
£55.00

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
£58.00

Edwards, Owen Dudley; Shepperson, George (Editors) - Scotland, Europe and the American Revolution

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Some browning to pages as usual. 138 pages. A study of the European, and particularly Scottish, connections to the American Revolution.
Published : EUSPB, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition
£18.00

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
£28.00

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. Pp.vi,[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
£15.00

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
£12.00

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
£40.00

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
£350.00

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
£12.00

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
£10.00

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
£15.00

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
£60.00

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
£25.00

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
£14.00

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
£35.00

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
£30.00

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
£42.00

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
£30.00

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
£45.00

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
£6.00

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
£10.00

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
£8.00

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

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,242. 195 figures. "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
£40.00

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
£20.00

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
£14.00

Ferguson J.A. - The King of Morven a Play in One Act

12mo. A very good copy in tissue covered paper covers. Front cover illustrated by Stewart Orr. Signed by the author on title page. 39pp. A play about the Highland Clearances.
Published : Gowans & Gray, London and Glasgow 1922, First Edition
£12.00

Ferguson James - Two Scottish Soldiers : A Soldier of 1688 and Blenheim a Soldier of the American Revolution and a Jacobite Laird and His Forbears

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.ix[iii],176. 8 illustrations including frontispiece and illustrations on front and rear board. Three essays on (1) Brigadier Ferguson who was in the Scots brigade, became a Colonel in the Cameronians and was a Brigadier at Blenheim; (2) Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Ferguson who invented the breechloading rifle and fought in the American War of Independence; and (3) the Forbeses of Blackton, a Jacobite branch of the Forbes family.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1888, First Edition
£80.00

Ferguson James - Two Scottish Soldiers and a Jacobite Laird and His Forbears

A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A loose gathering has been secured with sellotape at some point but it has been done fairly neatly. 162pp. 6 illustrations + cover illustrations. The first of these three sketches is of Brigadier Ferguson, a soldier of 1688 and Blenheim. The second sketch is of Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Ferguson, a soldier of the American Revolution. The third sketch (A Jacobite Laird and his Forbears) concerns the Forbeses of Blackton.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1888, First Edition
£65.00

Ferguson Joan P.S. - Scottish Family Histories

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Pp.xii 254 SIGNED "Best Wishes Joan P.S. Feguson" on front end-paper. Very good price-clipped dustwrapper. This revised edition extends the scope and content of the earlier edition of 1960 and includes for the first time the extensive holdings of the National Library of Scotland.
Published : National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh 1986, Revised Edition
£20.00

Ferguson Joan S. - Scottish Family Histories

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xii,254. A standard reference for Scottish genealogists with 3,200 entries. Substantially extends the scope and content of the earlier edition of 1960.
Published : National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh 1986,
£10.00

Ferguson John - Dalgarney Goes North

Hardback. A good plus copy in yellow cloth. First word of title lettering on spine a bit faded but clearly readable. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 384 pages. This is a tale set in Scotland in the aftermath of the 1745 Rising. According to the author "except for one or two changes in time and place, this tale adheres to established fact."
Published : Collins, London 1938, First Edition
£45.00

Ferguson Malcolm - A Trip from callander to Staffa and Iona, with Brief descriptive Sketches of the Route By Sea and Land, and the Sacred Rock-Bound Isle of I-Colm-Kill

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Clearly lettered in gilt on the rather faded spine. Boards a little marked. Bevelled edges. Bookplate. Dated presentation inscription from the author. 164 pages. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations.
Published : John Leng & Co, Dundee 1894, First Edition
£98.00

Ferguson Malcolm - Rambles in Breadalbane

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Bevelled edges. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. 164 pages + 4pp reviews of the first edition. Frontispiece portrait of the author and six other full-page illustrations including one folding. Sketches and reminiscences of Breadalbane in the latter half of he 19th century.
Published : Thomas Murray & Son, Glasgow 1891, Second Edition
£55.00

Ferguson Thomas - Scottish Social Welfare 1864-1914

A very good copy in dustwrapper but ex-library with the usual markings. Pp.xi,610. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. A good reading/reference copy of a well-regarded work.
Published : E&S Livingstone, Edinburgh 1958, First Edition
£8.00