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

Generally a very good copy but ex-library with the usual markings. Pp.xi,321. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1948, First Edition
£6.00

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

Ferguson, Joan P. S. - Directory of Scottish Newspapers

4to. A very good copy in a softback ring-bind format with photocopied pages. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,155. One illustration. This is a revised and much enlarged edition of "Scottish Newspapers Held in Scottish Libraries" published in 1956. "It contains, as at December 1979, the newspaper holdings of 57 Scottish libraries and of many Scottish newspaper publishers, as well as approximately 80% of the Scottish newspaper holdings of the British Library Newspaper Library, Colindale." The list is more than three times the size of the original edition and comprises the varied holdings of some 1,178 individual newspapers. A valuable research tool.
Published : National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh 1984,
£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 R. Menzies - Scottish Social Sketches of tthe 17th Century

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Inscribed in pencil "From the Author" on half-title. Pp.vi,132. Frontispiece (loose). A variety of sketches but including three on witchcraft: ""Witchcraft in Menteith", "The Witch Doctor of Leckie" and "The Witches of Alloa". Uncommon.
Published : R.S. Shearer & Son, Stirling 1907, First Edition
£25.00

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, Sir James - The Declaration of Arbroath

Hardback. A fine copy. Pp.vii,54. 3 illustrations including facsimile of the Declaration in pocket at end. Gives Latin text and English translation of Scotland's famous declaration of independence which is said to have influenced the American Declaration centuries later.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1970,
£18.00

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 Clarence - The Strath the Biography of Strathpeffer Scotland's Famous Spa and District

A very good copy. Card covers. 96pp. Illustrated.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£6.00

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 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
£50.00

Firth Howie (Editor) - In from the Cuithes; An Orkney Anthology

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 240 pages. One full-page illustration. Tail-pieces.
Published : The Orkney Press, Kirkwall 1995, First Edition
£12.00

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

Fischer Th. A. - The Scots in Germany : Being a Contribution Towards the History of the Scot Abroad

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Pp.vii,324. Three plates. Chapters on "Commerce and Trade", The Army", "The Church" and ""Statesman and Scholar."
Published : Otto Schulze & Co, Edinburgh 1902, First Edition
£25.00

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

Fleming David Hay (Editor) - Register of the Minister Elders and Deacons of the Christian Congregation of St. Andrews Comprising the Proceedings of the Kirk Session and of the Court of the Superintendent of Fife Fothrick and Strathearn 1559-1600 Part First and Part Second

Hardbacks. The two volume set, published in 1889 and 1890, in the original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some damp-spotting/fading to the boards of both volumes. Both volumes very good internally and unopened. Pp.cvi,1016 (continuous pagination). Illustrated. Preface and Notes by the editor.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, First Edition
£95.00

Flinn Derek - Travellers in a Bygone Shetland: An Anthology

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one closed tear. Small ownership label on front fixed end-paper. 278pp. Frontispiece map. 22 plates. An anthology of extracts from the writings of visitors to Shetland between 1550 and 1850.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£17.00

Forbes Anne L. - Trials and Triumphs: The Gordons of Huntly in Sixteenth-Century Scotland

Softback. A very good copy. Covers a little soiled. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.x,(ii),288. Frontispiece and 35 plates. Maps. Descrtibed as "an important addition to the historiography of the Gordons of Huntly, who as rulers of the north were involved in most significant events of sixteenth-century Scotland."
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 2012, First Edition
£12.00

Forbes Margaret - Beattie and His Friends

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete, untorn and now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,[1],332. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and one other illustration. Beattie was a Scottish philosopher and a prominent figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. Only 300 copies were printed of this new edition of a book first published in 1904.
Published : J. Martin Stafford, Altrincham 1990,
£9.00

Fordun John of - Chronicle of the Scottish Nation

A very good two volume softback reprint of this title in the Historians of Scotland series. Small ownership label. Pp.lxviii,492. A history of Scotland up to the late 14th century. This is a facsimile reprint of the edition edited by William F. Skene and published in 1872.
Published : Llanerch Publishers 1993, Reprint
£35.00

Forrest George - An Account of the History and Antiquities of St. Leonard's, Edinburgh, Its Chapel and Hospital

Hardback. A very good copy in the original boards which are lettered in gilt on the upper board. . Bevelled edges. Page edges stained red. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.[viii],72 + 3 unpaginated illustrations at rear. Folding frontispiece. A small Edinburgh local history scarce in first edition.
Published : MacLachlan and Stewart, Edinburgh 1865, First Edition
£40.00

Forrester Ronald W; Hopkins Ian; Menzies Doug - The Birds of Bute : A Bird Atlas and Local Avifauna

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 360 pages. 200 maps. 171 photographs. Described as "a complete and up to date island avifauna" which provides "in-depth historical and current information for all species recorded."
Published : Buteshire Natural History Society and the Scottish Ornithologists' Club 2012, First Edition
£40.00

Forsyth Renee - Memories of Dunoon and Cowal

A good copy Softcover. Inscribed presentation copy from the author and with a short type-written card from her loosely enclosed. 160 pages. Illustrated. Map end-papers.
Published : Argyll Reproductions 1983, First Edition
£9.00

Forsyth Robert - The Beauties of Scotland : Containing a Clear and Full Account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages Etc. Of Each County Vol. 111

Hardback. A fair to good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. A fair amount of rubbing to spine although lettering remains readable. A little wear to spine ends and some rubbing to boards. Trace of a crease on upper board. Small ownership label on front free end-paper and older ownership inscription on title page. Evidence of a label having been removed from front fixed end-paper. 548 pages including index to this volume + 8 engraved plates at end with some edge foxing. (There is no list of plates in this volume and I am unsure if the plates are complete). Engraved title page. This volume includes Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Stirlingshire etc.
Published : Arch. Constable and Co and John Brown et al, Edinburgh 1806, First Edition
£45.00

Forsyth William - Selections from the Writings of the Late William Forsyth Editor of the "Aberdeen Journal"---with Memoir and Notes

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Gift inscription (to the Forsyth Association). Pp.xv,194. Prose and poetry from an Aberdeen citizen of the Victorian era.
Published : L. Smith & Son, Aberdeen 1882, First Edition
£15.00

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