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Geddie John - The Home Country of R. L. Stevenson - Being the Valley of the Water of Leith from Source to Sea

Illustrated by Joseph Brown.
Hardback. Small folio. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Some light edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xv,220. Many illustrations including one in colour. This edition has a new title and a new chapter on The Home Country of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Published : W. H. White & Co, Edinburgh 1898,
£25.00

Geddie John - The Shores of Fife

Illustrated by E.W. Haslehust, R.B.A..
Hardback. N.d. Late 1940's? A very good copy in publisher's light grey cloth with title in green on front board and on spine. Ownership inscription.12 full page coloured illustrations including frontispiece. 68 pages. Very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper showing minor edge wear. Price-clipped. This is a volume in the Beautiful Scotland Series.
Published : Blackie & Son, London, First Edition
£7.00

Geikie Walter - Etchings Illustrative of Scottish Character and Scenery

4to. A good plus copy in a quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Some rubbing to spine and board tips and edges. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Bookplate. Some end-paper foxing but generally a clean copy internally. Sir Thomas Dick Lauder's edition with additional plates and letterpress. No.268 of 366 copies with proof impressions of the plates. Frontispiece and 92 plates with accompanying text. Biographical Introduction by Sir Thomas Dick Lauder. Fine studies of Scottish characters from the early part of the 19th century.
Published : William Paterson, Edinburgh 1885,
£120.00

Gemmell Peter - A Short History of the Old Green Markets and of the Waverley Market

A very good copy. 64pp. Frontispiece. The story of Edinburgh's vegetable markets. Uncommon.
Published : Privately Published 1906, First Edition
£12.00

Gibbon Lewis Grassic - A Scots Hairst

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 261pp. Essays and short stories.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1969,
£8.00

Gibbon Lewis Grassic - Clay

Illustrated by Ishbel Shand.
Softback. A very good copy in wraps. 15 pages. 5 illustrations. This is booklet No. 1 of The Grassic Gibbon Centre. "Clay" is one of Gibbon's best-known short stories.
Published : Arbuthnott Community Enterprises 1993,
£5.00

Gibson James - Inscriptions on the Tombstones and Monuments Erected in Memory of the Covenanters with Historical Introduction and Notes

Nd. c.1881. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Gift inscriptions on front free end-paper and verso of frontispiece. 291 pages + 16pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and four illustrations.
Published : Dunn & Wright, Glasgow, First Edition
£30.00

Gibson Robert - An Old Berwickshire Town : History of the Town and Parish of Greenlaw from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Smallish marks to upper board and some indentations to the cloth (not breaking the surface). Internally very good with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xii,308. Frontispiece portrait of the author.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1905, First Edition
£54.00

Gibson Tom - The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: A Short History Based on the Portraits and Other Memorabilia

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 301 pages. Illustrated with many in colour.
Published : Macdonald Publishers 1983, First Edition
£9.00

Gifford William - An Ancient Seaport on the Shores of the Forth

A good copy in the original blind-stamped maroon boards which are lettered in gilt on the spine. Newspaper clippings attached to end-papers. Pp.viii,271 + 2pp adverts. Pages browned. A book about Limekilns, near Dunfermline in Fife. The book appears to have been poorly produced on cheap paper and is now scarce. Chapters on the port, social life, education, peculiar people, the Elgin family etc.
Published : The Journal Printing Works, Dunfermline 1914, First Edition
£70.00

Gilchrist George (Editor) - Annan Parish Censuses 1801-1821

A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,139. "Contains the accounts of the population of the parish of Annan in Dumfriesshire taken for the censuses of 1801, 1811, and 1821 by Richard Forrest, schoolmaster." Includes indices of persons, places and trades.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1975, First Edition
£15.00

Gillespie Robert - Round About Falkirk: With an Account of the Historical and Antiquarian Landmarks of the Counties of Stirling and Linlithgow

A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Boards a little dusty. A nice copy internally - hinges sound, no ownership inscription. 236 pages.
Published : James Maclehose, Glsgow 1868, First Edition
£34.00

Gillespie, James H. - Details of Scottish Domestic Architecture

Hardback. Folio. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1922 and is no. 140 of 1000 copies. A very good copy with brown leatherette spine and blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xviii,34,xix,-xxi,+ 124 plates of measured drawings and six plates of collotype reproductions of photographs. Described as "a series of selected examples from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, of stonework, woodwork, furniture, plasterwork and metalwork" with introductory and descriptive text by James Gillespie.
Published : Heritage Press (Scotland), Aberdeenshire 1980,
£50.00

Gillies, H. Cameron - The Place-Names of Argyll

A good copy in blue cloth. Spine faded and a little marked but title lettering still legible. Bookplate. Pp.xxvi,273. Preface by the Duke of Argyll.
Published : David Nutt, London 1906, First Edition
£28.00

Gillies, William A. - In Famed Breadalbane: The Story of the Antiquities, Lands and People of a Highland District

. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,439. Numerous illustrations. Folding coloured map at end. The text is unaltered from the first edition of 1938 but 10 illustrations have been replaced. A history of the area around Loch Tay in Perthshire.
Published : Clunie Press, Strathtay 1980,
£15.00

Godfrey A.M. - Civil Justice in Renaissance Scotland : The Origins of a Central Court

Hardback. A fine copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to a former Keeper of the Records of Scotland. Pp.xiii,[iii],486. Described as providing "a fundamental reassessment of the origins of a central court in Scotland."
Published : Brill, Leiden, Netherlands 2009, First Edition
£150.00

Goldman Martin - Lister Ward

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 167pp. Illustrated. This is an account of what it was like to be a patient in a Victorian hospital - the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - at the time when Lister was pioneering the use of antiseptics.
Published : Adam Hilger, Bristol 1987, First Edition
£5.00

Goodare, Julian - State and Society in Early Modern Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xv,366. Described as "the first full scholarly study of state formation and the exercise of state power in Scotland." This is an account of the Scottish state between 1469 and 1725 with the central focus being on the period between 1560 and 1625.
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 1999, First Edition
£110.00

Goodchild Doris Ann - Pen Portraits of Edinburgh

A very good copy. Softcover. 68 pages with several drawings on each page. Subtitled "a closer look at some of the city's charms and features. 500 grouped drawings and concise comments".
Published : Privately Published 1981, First Edition
£7.00

Goodchild, Doris Ann - Hills of Edinburgh

Softback. A very good copy of this attractive small book. Signed by the author. One word ownership inscription. Unpaginated (16 pages). Drawings and text relating to the seven hills of Edinburgh.
Published : Tantallon Press, North Berwick 1979, First Edition
£7.00

Goodferllow, J. Cumming - Hawick's Annual Festival and Other Verses

Hardback. A good plus copy in yellow cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,118,[i]. Frontispiece. Some of the poems are prefaced by explanatory notes.
Published : J.C. Goodfdellow & Son, Hawick 1911, First Edition
£15.00

Goodlad James A - Scotland and the Antarctic

4to. Softback in ring-bind format. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 119 pages. Numerous illustrations and maps. Includes a bibliography and index. The book was produced "to celebrate the achievements of the Scottish oceanographer and polar explorer William Speirs Bruce and to mark the centenary of the voyage of S.Y. Scotia, the research ship of Bruce's Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-04."
Published : Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Edinburgh 2003, First Edition
£50.00

Gordon General Patrick - Passages from the Diary of General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxxvi,244. Gordon was a Scottish soldier of fortune who achieved high office under Czar Peter the Great of Russia. This is a facsimile of the Spalding Club edition of 1859.
Published : Frank Cass & Co Ltd 1968,
£20.00

Gordon George and Dicks Brian (editors) - Scottish Urban History

A very good copy in a similar dustwrapper. Ownership inscription hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.x,281. Nine studies into various aspects of Scottish urban history.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1983, First Edition
£8.00

Gordon Seton - The Land of the Hills and the Glens Wild Life in Iona and the Inner Hebrides

A good copy in green cloth. A little wear at head of spine. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xii,223. Many illustrations. One of the author's best-known books.
Published : Cassell, London 1920, First Edition
£14.00

Gordon, Anne - Candie for the Foundling

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. One corner slightly bumped. In a near fine dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,720. Covers every aspect of the work of the Kirk Sessions of the Church of Scotland in the days before the welfare state. Described as "an invaluable record, which will delight both academic and amateur alike."
Published : The Pentland Press 1992, First Edition
£20.00

Gordon, Major Jim - Newstead : Cameos of Eighty Years 1916-1996

Softback. A near fine copy. 197 pages. Illustrations. Maps. The author was born in Newstead in 1916. This book looks back at the village in the time of his youth.
Published : Privately Published, Melrose 1997, First Edition
£8.00

Gordon, Seton - Wanderings of a Naturalist

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth decorated on the spine and upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine. Some fading to the spine as usual but the lettering remains clear. Neat ownership inscription at head of title page. Pp.xiv,220. Numerous illustrations. Mostly covers the author's experiences as a naturalist in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Published : Cassell, London 1921, First Edition
£24.00

Gourlay Robert and Turner Anne - Historic Montrose the Archaeological Implications of Development

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. 13 pages. 4 maps at end (3 folding). One of a series of Reports for the Scottish Burgh Survey.
Published : Department of Archaeology University of Glasgow 1977,
£6.00

Gourlay, George - Anstruther : Or Illustrations of Scottish Burgh Life

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[iv],viii.177. + adverts. This is a facsimile of the first edition of 1888 with a new Introduction and map (in the rear end-pocket).
Published : Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection, Anstruther 2003,
£25.00

Gow, Ian - The Scottish Interior: Georgian and Victorian Decor

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protectred in a clear removable sleeve. 174 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. "Scotland has a vigorous and independent history of interior decoration and in this pioneering visual study Ian Gow traces its history and development."
Published : Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£30.00

Graham Angus - Skipness: Memories of a Highland Estate

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 141pp. Illustrated. An account of a Highland estate from the Victorian period until well into the 20th century.
Published : Canongate Academic, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£7.00

Graham H.D. - Antiquities of Iona

Hardback. 4to. A good copy. Re-backed with new end-papers. Gift inscription dated 1851 from Rev. Donald MacVean of Iona. Two page list of subscribers headed by Prince Albert. Some foxing/ soiling although plates fairly clean. Some wear to board tips. 28 pages of text + 52 full-page plates of the abbey, carved stones etc. Map of Iona. Photographs available on request.
Published : Day & Son, London 1850, First Edition
£150.00

Graham William - Deirdre and the Sons of Uisneach - A Scoto-Irish Romance of the First Century A. D.

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in white on upper board and lettered in white on spine. The spine lettering is faded but readable. Bookplate. Pages rather browned. Some ink writing on rear end-paper. 91 pages. Frontispiece. The story, told in prose, of Deirdre and the Sons of Uisneach.
Published : J. Gardner Hitt, Edinburgh 1908, First Edition
£20.00

Graham, R.B. Cunninghame - The District of Menteith

Illustrated by Sir D.Y. Cameron.
Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in cloth boards with leather spine. Lettered in gilt on the spine and on a leather title-piece on the upper board. This is number 199 of the 250 copies of the de luxe edition and is signed by author and artist. With an original etching by Sir D.Y. Cameron and ten reproductions of wash drawings, all tissue-guarded. 64 pages.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1930,
£250.00

Grant Francis J. (Editor) - The Commissariot Record of Dunblane. Register of Testaments 1539-1800 ; and the Commissariot Record of Dunkeld. Register of Testaments 1682-1800

Hardback. Two vols in one. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.v,181; iv,54.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1903, First Edition
£35.00

Grant I.F. And Cheape Hugh - Periods in Highland History

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Small printed ownership label on front pastedown. Pp.xiii,306. 50 illustrations. 3 maps. A history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands from the beginning of written history to the present day.
Published : Shepheard-Walwyn, London 1987, First Edition
£12.00

Grant James - History of the Burgh and Parish Schools of Scotland Vol.1 Burgh Schools

Hardback. A good copy in the original brown cloth which is a little torn. Ownership inscriptions on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,571. It seems that the intended second volume on parish schools was never published.
Published : William Collins, Sons & Co, London and Glasgow 1876, First Edition
£20.00

Grant James - Memorials of the Castle of Edinburgh

Hardback. A near very good copy in red blind-stamped cloth with the castle in gilt on the upper board. Rebacked with the old spine laid down. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Smallish neat logo on title page with crown and motto "honi soit qui mal y pense". Pp.x,[vi],308 + 32pp publisher's catalogue. 12 illustrations. The history of Edinburgh Castle from earliest times to 1779.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1850, First Edition
£35.00

Grant James - Memorials of the Castle of Edinburgh

Small 8vo. A very good copy in soft red leather lettered and decorated in gilt. Bookplate and ownership inscription. 198pp. Illustrated.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1862,
£25.00