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Fotheringham J.G. (Editor) - The Diplomatic Correspondence of Jean De Montereul and the Brothers De Bellievre French Ambassadors in England and Scotland 1645-48 Volume I

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Unopened. Pp.xxix,454. The correspondence "relates to the efforts made by France under the direction of Mazarin to ssist King Charles I during the close of the Civil War in Great Britain".
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1898, First Edition
£10.00

Foulis Douglas - Hunter & Foulis Publishers' Bookbinders Edinburgh the First One Hundred and Fifty Years - A Personal Journey

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A near fine copy in a green leatherette binding lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 102 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. This is largely a collection of cuttings, photographs, notices etc for the Company's staff kept over the years. Uncommon.
Published : Privately Published 2007, First Edition
£24.00

Fox Fortescue - Strathpeffer Spa Its Climate and Waters with Observations Historical, Medical and General, Descriptive of the Vicinity

Hardback. A good copy in light green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Little foxing. Pp.xvii,[2],165 + 2pp adverts. 6 illustrations including folding map. Deals in some detail with the medical aspects of the spa before describing the sights and antiquities of the area. An uncommon title.
Published : H.K. Lewis, London 1889, First Edition
£50.00

Framsman Martin - Edinburgh, City of Funds: Investment Management in Scotland's Capital City

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,185. Explains how Edinburgh became such an important financial centre.
Published : Kokoro, Edinburgh 2008, First Edition
£14.00

Francis, 12th Lord Napier - Some Notes on the Napiers of Merchistoun and on the Scotts of Thirlestane

Hardback. Nd. 1920s? A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Some fading to spine. 150 copies printed, this copy being unnumbered. 31 pages. Genealogical notes on two well-known Scottish families.
Published : Published for Private Circulation Only, First Edition
£25.00

Francisque-Michel - A Critical Inquiry Into the Scottish Language with the View of Illustrating the Rise and Progress of Civilisation in Scotland

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in maroon boards with leather spine. Some scuffing to spine. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Internally a very good, clean copy, with very little foxing and no ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,457. Each of the chapters deals with an aspect of Scots life e.g. law, medicine, clothing, sea terms etc and looks at the Scots words connected with it. He argues against the view that Scots is merely a dialect of old English with trifling variations. The book is an attempt to illustrate the extent to which French influence pervaded the life of the Scottish people. An interesting and uncommon book. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1882, First Edition
£50.00

Fraser Douglas - Rhymes O' Auld Reekie

Illustrated by Jim Nicholson.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 45pp. Poems in Scots with Edinburgh as the subject. Line drawings by Jim Nicholson.
Published : Macdonald, Loanhead 1973, First Edition
£7.00

Fraser Duncan - Edinburgh in Olden Times

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one small tear in the rear panel. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 156pp. Many illustrations. The story of Edinburgh life and Edinburgh characters through the ages.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Fraser Duncan - Edinburgh in Olden Times

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 156 pages. Many illustrations. The story of Edinburgh before 1707.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Fraser Duncan - Edinburgh in Olden Times

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 156pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Fraser Duncan - Highland Perthshire

A very good copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which has a large closed tear in the front panel and smaller tears at the spine ends. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 139 pages. Many illustrations. Chapters entitled "The Campbells of Meggernie Castle", "death to Clan Gregor" etc.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1969, First Edition
£9.00

Fraser Duncan - Highland Perthshire

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus, complete dustwrapper which has a couple of internal sellotape repairs to small edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 139 pages. Numerous illustrations. Chapters on "The Campbells of Meggernie Castle", "The Magic Stone of Clan Donnachaidh" etc.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1969, First Edition
£10.00

Fraser Gibbie (Editor) - Shetland's Whalers Remember

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[vi],238. Numerous illustrations. Reminiscences of Shetland whalers. Gives an insight into the different jobs that made up a whaling expedition and provides a historical record of the men and a job that was important to Shetland's economy.
Published : Gilbert A. Fraser 2001, First Edition
£14.00

Fraser Gordon - Lowland Lore; or the Wigtownshire of Long Ago

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Some damp wrinkling at the foot of the front board. Ownership inscription. A little pencil marking. Pp.xii,178 + advertisements. "This work is issued with the design of elucidating ancient local history, wit, manners and customs."
Published : Gordon Fraser, Wigtown 1880, First Edition
£30.00

Fraser Gordon - Wigtown and Whithorn: Historical and Descriptive Sketches, Stories and Anecdotes, Illustrative of the Racy Wit and Pawky Humour of the District

Hardback. A near very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear/tear to spine ends. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,392 + 60pp advertisements. Frontispiece and one other full-page illustration. Histroical sketches and anecdotes of life in a corner of Galloway in the 19th century and earlier.
Published : Gordon Fraser, Wigtown 1877, First Edition
£40.00

Fraser Sir Hugh - Amid the High Hills

A good copy in light brown cloth lettered in white. Pp.xv,224. Many illustrations including 16 colour plates. Mainly deer stalking in the Scottish Highlands with a few chapters on angling, birds etc.
Published : A & C Black, London 1934, Reprint
£18.00

Fraser William C. - The Yelpin' Stane : Stories of Scottish Village Life

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Light edge foxing. 180 pages.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1928, First Edition
£18.00

Freshwater, Peter B. (Editor) - Sons of Scotia, Raise Your Voice

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.ix,142. Illustrated. Limited edition of 500 copies. This is a selection of early 19th century Scottish broadsides from a collection in Edinburgh University library. It includes political broadsides, topical ballads and traditional and literary ballads.
Published : The Friends of Edinburgh University Library 1991, First Edition
£18.00

Frew David - The Parish of Urr Civil and Ecclesiastical a History

A good copy in dark green cloth which is faded on the spine (although the lettering is clear). Ownership inscription but otherwise a very good copy internally. Pp.xiii,345. 46 illustrations. A well-regarded local history. Not common in first edition.
Published : Thomas Fraser, Dalbeattie 1909, First Edition
£45.00

Fulton, Willie - The Hebridean kitchen: A light-hearted look at aspects of cooking in the Western Isles of Scotland

Softback. Ring-bind format. A good copy. Unpaginated - about 40 pages. A quirky item on various colours of paper. Recipes on the left-hand page with a drawing on each right-hand page. Recipes for sea-weed, bran-bread, oven scones, clootie dumpling etc, not to mention "poached" salmon! Uncommon.
Published : Buidheann-foillseachaidh nan Eilean an Iar, Stornoway 1978, First Edition
£25.00

Futty D. W.and Dry F. T. - The Soils of the Country Round Wick (Sheets 110,116 and part117) with an Account of the Vegetation By E. L. Birse and J. S. Robertson

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has smallish edge tears and some inner strengthening to the edges. Corner clipped from front end-paper. Pp.[x],287. Plates (including four colour plates), figures and tables. Two large folding colour maps in rear pocket.
Published : The Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, Aberdeen 1977, First Edition
£20.00

Fyfe J.G. - The Massacre of Glencoe

A good copy in a poor dustwrapper. 58pp. 4 illustrations. The story of the famous massacre of members of the Macdonald clan in 1692.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1948, First Edition
£6.00

Fyfe J.G. - The Massacre of Glencoe

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a bit chipped and edge worn. 58pp. Frontis and three other illus. Sketch map. The story of the massacre of the Macdonalds of Glencoe in 1692.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1948, First Edition
£5.00

G. L. [George Lorimer?] - Family Rhymes

Hardback. A very good copy in light green boards lettered in gilt on upper board. Top edge gilt. Hand-made paper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 72 pages. A book of poems written between 1872 and 1925 many with a Highland setting.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition
£25.00

Gaffney, Victor - The Lordship of Strathavon : Tomintoul Under the Gordons

Hardback. Sm. 4to. A very good copy with green cloth spine lettered in gilt. Inscribed on front end-paper: "With every good wish, Victor" most likely the author. Otherwise a nice clean copy internally. Pp.xiii,327. Frontispiece and 12 plates. 2 maps. Includes chapters on "Summer Shealings", "Tomintoul: The Founding of the Village", "The Deer Forest of Glenavon", "Recruiting in Strathavon", and "Landholding". There are also Appendices on "Rentals of Strathavon" and "The Forest of Glenavon." An uncommon title.
Published : Third Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1960, First Edition
£80.00

Galt John - Annals of the Parish; or the Chronicle of Dalmailing; During the Ministry Of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder. Written By Himself

Hardback. 12mo. A good plus copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with old spine laid down. New end-papers. Marbled edges. Lacks half-title. Small, old ownership inscription on title page. 400 pages. Galt's masterpiece.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1821, First Edition
£45.00

Galt John - Selected Short Stories

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Small ownership inscription. 213pp. Edited by Ian A. Gordon.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1978, First Edition
£7.00

Galt John - The Ayrshire Legatees; Or, The Pringle Family

Hardback. A good copy. Rebacked with modern cloth spine and paper title label. New end-papers. Half-title present. 303 pages. Outer edge of some pages is a bit marked.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1821, First Edition
£20.00

Galt John - The Entail: Or the Lairds of Grippy [3 vols. complete]

Hardbacks. A good plus three volume set in uniform half-leather bindings with marbled boards. Moderate rubbing to the boards. Half-titles present in each volume. No ownership inscription. Some foxing especially to early and late pages. Pp.321;333;304.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1823, First Edition
£90.00

Galt John (edited By Ian A. Gordon) - Selected Short Stories

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.ix,213.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1978, First Edition
£5.00

Galt John (edited By Ian A. Gordon) - The Last of the Lairds or the Life and Opinions of Malachi Mailings Esq. Of Auldbiggings

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xx,170. Corners clipped from last two pages without affecting bthe text. This is the first edition of Galt's original, unexpurgated manuscript.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition Thus
£8.00

Gardner, Dugald - Surgeon, Scientist, Soldier: The Life and Times of Henry Wade 1876-1955

Hardback. A near fine copy in laminated boards. Inscribed presentation copy from "Dugald" (the author) to "Matthew" (a Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University). Pp.xvii,[1],437. Illustrations including colour. Wade was an early 20th century surgeon who served in both the Boer War and the First World War. He was influential in the creation of the Scottish NHS.
Published : Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd, London 2005, First Edition
£15.00

Gardyne Lt.-Colonel A.D. Greenhill - The Life of a Regiment : The History of the Gordon Highlanders Volume III from 1898 to 1914

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver on the spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xix,522. Illustrations, text drawings, maps and plans. Mainly Boer War.
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1972, Second Impression
£30.00

Garioch Robert - Chuckies on the Cairn

A very good copy of this pamphlet in yellow paper covers lettered in black. A couple of very small tears in the covers. Pp.[3],16. Printed by hand-press. Garioch's second publication and the first to be solely by him. Garioch was a major figure in the Scottish 20th century literary renaissance and was the supreme poet of the Edinburgh scene in the second half of the 20th century. Scarce.
Published : Chalmers Press 1949, First Edition
£80.00

Garioch Robert - The Masque of Edinburgh

Softback. A very good copy. Signed by author on title page; "To Kentra Robert Garioch (Grommet)." 37 pages. A play in Scots.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£12.00

Gaskell Philip - Morvern Transformed: a Highland Parish in the Nineteenth Century

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair to good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. Sellotape marks on end-papers. Ownership inscription. Pp.xix,273. 16 plates. 10 maps. A book about the evictions in one Highland parish, the coming of sheep farming and its eventual replacement by deer forests.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1968, First Edition
£18.00

Gaskell, Philip - A Bibliography of the Foulis Press

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn dustwrapper which has a couple of smallish marks on the front panel. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 420 pages. A detailed bibliography of this 18th century Scottish publisher.
Published : Rupert Hart-Davis, London 1964, First Edition
£8.00

Gaskin Maxwell - The Scottish Banks a Modern Survey

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 224pp. 25 tables. A full account of Scottish banking as it existed in 1965.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1965, First Edition
£10.00

Gauldie Enid - The Scottish Country Miller 1700-1900 a History of Water-Powered Meal Milling in Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,254.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£15.00