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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, 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 (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
£15.00

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
£44.00

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 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 - The Dawn of Scottish Social Welfare a Survey from Medieval Times to 1863

A good copy in original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Would be very good but for some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xi,321. 16 illustrations. A highly regarded study.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1948, First Edition
£9.00

Ferguson Thomas - The Dawn of Scottish Social Welfare a Survey from Medieval Times to 1863

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped at top of spine and with some edge wear and tear. Ownership inscription and school logo on front pastedown. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xi,321. 16 illustrations. A highly regarded and authoritative work on all aspects of Scottish social welfare.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1948, First Edition
£10.00

Ferguson W.R. - History of the High Constables of Edinburgh 1920-2008

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vii,183. Illustrated. Originating in the need to enfoce law and order the first constables were appointed in 1611. In 1805 their name was changed to the High Constables of the City of Edinburgh "and their role gradually evolved to become largely ceremonial, social and charitable."
Published : Society of the High Constables of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2008, First Edition
£25.00

Fergusson James - Alexander the Third King of Scotland

Hardback. A good plus copy in a fair to good dustwrapper which has smallish edge chips and tears. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,200. Frontispiece. This is the first full-length account of the reign of King Alexander the Third of Scotland who reigned from 1249 to 1286.
Published : Alexander Maclehose, London 1937, First Edition
£15.00

Fergusson Robert - The Works of Robert Fergusson

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver. This is no. 127 of 750 copies of this facsimile of the 1807 edition of Fergusson's works. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership markings. 364 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : James Thin, Edinburgh 1970,
£15.00

Fergusson Robert - The Works of Robert Fergusson

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. No 392 of 750 copies, being a facsimile of the 1807 edition. 364 pages. Includes a sketch of the life of Fergusson, an 18th century Scottish poet who wrote in both Scots and English and who was much admired by Robert Burns.
Published : James Thin - the Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1970,
£15.00

Fergusson Robert (Edited By William E. Gillis) - The Unpublished Poems of Robert Fergusson

A very good copy in limp card wraps. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 30 pages.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1955, First Edition
£10.00

Fergusson, J.D. - Modern Scottish Painting

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has a number of edge chips. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 151pp.+3pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. The author was one of the major artists of the Scottish Colourists school of painting. A scarce book in dustwrapper.
Published : William MacLellan, Glasgow 1943, First Edition
£35.00

Findlay Alan - Football Boots for Christmas

Softback. Nd. c.2000? A very good copy. 230 pages. Title page vignette. A look at life in Winchburgh, West Lothian, in the late 1940s through the eyes of a ten year old boy.
Published : The Greenshale Publishing Corporation, Winchburgh, First Edition
£8.00

Findlay Ian R. - Education in Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 143pp. Covers the historical development of Scottish education but is mainly concerned to describe the system existing at the date of the book.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1973, First Edition
£8.00

Findlay W.H. - Heritage of Perth

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 256pp. A book of photographs, including colour and with accompanying text, celebrating the heritage of Perth. Signed by the author and with a gift inscription which may or may not be from him.
Published : Perth and Kinross Libraries 1996, Second Edition
£23.00

Findlay William - Robert Burns and the Medical Profession

A very good copy in red cloth which is dulled on spine. 162pp (including list of subscribers). Frontispiece and 12 illustrations.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1898, First Edition
£23.00

Finlay Ian - Columba

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 254pp. Illus. An interesting biography of the famous saint.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1979, First Edition
£6.00

Finlay, Ian Hamilton (Edited By Ken Cockburn) - The Dancers Inherit the Party; Early Stories, Plays and Poems

Softback. A very good copy. Pp.xxvi,245. Includes short stories written by Finlay from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, plays written in the late 1950s, and two poem sequences and several uncollected poems from the early 1960s.
Published : Polygon, Edinburgh 2004, First Edition
£7.00

Finlayson Malcolm J. - An Anthology of Carrick

Hardback. A very good copy. A little wear at spine ends. Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. 416 pages. An anthology of poems by natives of Carrick and about Carrick.
Published : The Standard Press, Kilmarnock 1925, First Edition
£8.00

Firth C. H. (Editor) - Scotland and the Commonwealth : Letters and Papers Relating to the Military Government of Scotland from August 1651 to December 1653

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Partially unopened. Pp.lv,383.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1895, First Edition
£35.00

Firth C. H. (Editor) - Scotland and the Commonwealth: Letters and Papers Relating to the Military Government of Scotland, from August 1651 to December 1658

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing. Unopened. Pp.lv,383.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1895, First Edition
£32.00

Firth, Jack - Scottish Watercolour Painting

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 96 pages. 15 colour illustrations. 45 black and white illustrations.
Published : The Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£19.00

Fittis Robert Scott - The Mosstrooper. a Legend of the Scottish Border

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Some fading to spine. Ownership inscription. Some foxing to end-papers and early pages. Pp.xv,156. Frontispiece and one other illustration. This is described as a memorial volume to the author and includes an introductory biographical sketch of him by A. H. Millar. A fictional tale of the Scottish border.
Published : Wood and Son, Perth 1906,
£18.00