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Harrison Wilmot - Memorable Edinburgh Houses

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.viii,122. Many drawings in the text. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1893 with a new introduction by J.B. Barclay. Describes houses and their former occupants with biographical incidents and anecdotes.
Published : S.R. Publishers 1971,

Harvey Charles C.H. ; Macleod John - Calendar of Writs Preserved at Yester House 1166-1625

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 437 pages. Writs in Latin have an English translation.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition

Harvey William - Robert Burns as a Freemason

12mo. A very good copy in grey paper-coverd boards with a brown cloth spine. Bevelled edges. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 92 pages (including publisher's catalogue of masonic publications). Frontispiece and six illustrations.
Published : T.M. Sparks, Dundee 1921, First Edition

Harvey, Colin - Ha'penny Help: Record of Social Improvement in Victorian Scotland

Softback. A very good copy. Spine a little slanted. Neat ownership inscription. Pp.viii,200. Numerous illustrations. Chapters on poorhouses, reformatories, institutes, model lodging houses etc.
Published : Heatherbank Press, Glasgow 1976, First Edition

Harvie-Brown J. A; Buckley Thomas E. - A Vertebrate Fauna of Argyll and the Inner Hebrides

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth which is faded on the spine. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Separate ownership inscription of "H. Raeburn 1892", very probably Harold Raeburn the famous pioneer Scottish mountaineer and keen ornithologist. Pp.lxxxiv,262 + publisher's booklist dated July 1892. 16 illustrations/maps including folding linen-backed map at end.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1892, First Edition

Hastie Rev. John (Introduced, Annotated and Indexed By Ronald Morrison) - Full of Egotism Being the Diary of the Rev. John Hastie Minister of Edrom Parish Berwickshire 1797 to 1822

Softback. A fine copy. Signed by Ronald Morrison. Pp.viii,116. Illustrated. Described as giving "a fascinating insight into the life of a minister in a Scottish Borders Parish at the turn of the nineteenth century". It also contains "an unpublished wealth of genealogical information".
Published : Borders Family History Society 2004, First Edition

Haws, Charles H. - Scottish Parish Clergy at the Reformation 1540-1574

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking.,347. A guide to the personnel who served in the church immediately before and after the Reformation. A parish by parish guide. Includes an index of names.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1972, First Edition

Hay George - Architecture of Scotland

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little soiled on the rear panel. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 96 pages. Illustrated throughout.
Published : Oriel Press 1977,

Hay George Campbell - Wind on Loch Fyne

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a couple of edge tears, minor chipping to spine ends and some fading to the spine (although the lettering is clear). Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.viii,80. Poems in Scots and English with some translated from the poet's own Gaelic.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1948, First Edition

Hay Ian - The Royal Company of Archers 1676-1951

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,299. 36 illustrations including colour. A history of the monarch's ceremonial bodyguard in Scotland. A nice bright copy.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons Ltd., Edinburgh 1951, First Edition

Hay William J. - A Handbook and Directory of Old Scottish Clockmakers

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xiv,97. 10 illustrations.
Published : William J. Hay, Edinburgh 1903,

Hayes, A. J.; Gowland, D. A. (Editors) - Scottish Methodism in the Early Victorian Period : The Scottish Correspondence of the Reverend Jabez Bunting, 1800-1857

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. Pp.viii,144. 18 plates.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1981, First Edition

Haynes Dorothy K. - Haste Ye Back

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Many black and white photographs. Not foxed. 191 pages. Near very good dustwrapper showing a little edge wear and tear and with a couple of internal repairs. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "This refreshingly unsentimental story of the author's life as a child in Aberlour Orphanage, Banffshire, is unusual because it shows that an orphanage can also be a home - and a happy one at that."
Published : Jarrolds, London 1973, First Edition

Haynes Nick - Perth & Kinross an Illustrated Architectural Guide

A fine copy. Paperback. 240 pages. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : The Rutland Press, Edinburgh 2000, First Edition

Henderson G.D And Porter H.H. (Editors) - James Gordon's Diary 1692-1710

Hardback. A near very good copy in green boards. The gilt spine lettering is part-faded but readable. A nice, clean copy internally with no ownewrship inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,204. 10 illustrations. Gordon was an Episcopalian minister from north-east Scotland.
Published : Third Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1949, First Edition

Henderson James Bell - Borgue: Its Parish Churches, Pastors and People

A good copy in flexible green covers lettered in red on upper cover. Fading to spine and edges of covers. Ownership inscriptions. 84 pages. Frontispiece and four illustrations. An ecclesiastical history of the Galloway parish of Borgue.
Published : Adam Rae, Castle Douglas 1898, First Edition

Henderson John A. - Annals of Lower Deeside Being a Topographical, Proprietary, Ecclesiastical and Antiquarian History of Durris, Drumoak and Culter

A good copy in blueish-green cloth which shows some wear. Gift inscription on half-title. Pp.xv,271. Lacks map. A local history of the parishes of Durris, Drumoak, Peterculter and Maryculter.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1892, First Edition

Henderson John W. - Hayton Coulthard : One Hundred Years of Haulage 1916-2016

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. SIGNED by nine members of the Coulthard family. Pp.xviii,278. Numerous photographs, many in colour. Map. "This book records the family and transport history of five separate generations [of the Coulthard family] ---the author also looks at four generations of the Coulthard family who have made their mark in separate motorsport disciplines ."
Published : Hayton Coulthard Transport Ltd, Twynholm 2016, First Edition

Henderson Thos. - Lockerbie: A Narrative of Village Life in Bygone Days

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Light fore-edge foxing. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.viii,[i],242. 21 plates.
Published : Herald Press, Lockerbie 1937, First Edition

Henderson, Capt. John - General View of the Agriculture of the County of Sutherland , with Observations on the Means of Its Improvement. ---to Which is annexed a Particular Account of the More Recent Improvements in That County

Hardback. A very good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Five raised bands on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,[i], 238 + 3pp list of publications of the Board of Agriculture + 2pp catalogue of agricultural seeds. 10 plates including a folding map frontispiece. An interesting account of the agriculture and people of Sutherland at an early stage of the Clearances. The survey was drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture along with similar accounts for other counties.
Published : B. McMillan, London 1812, First Edition

Henderson, John A. - Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscriptions : With Historical, Biographical, Genealogical, and Antiquarian notes

4to. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Only 250 copies were printed. Bookplate. A little foxing. Pp.x,[ii],555. 9 full-page illustrations. 6 illustrations in the text. Index. A valuable source of genealogical information. Although stated to be Volume 1 on the spine no further volume was published.
Published : Printed for the Subscribers, Aberdeen 1907, First Edition

Henderson, The Rev. Robert - Ninety Years in the Master's Service : Reminiscences of a Pioneer Evangelist

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little fore-edge foxing. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,336. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. Sketch map. The author was a Scottish Christian evangelist. There is a chapter on his activities in Ireland but much of the book concerns his time in Australia including a chapter on aborigines. A scarce title.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition

Hendrie William F. - Linlithgow Six Hundred Years a Royal Burgh

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 187pp. Illustrated. The story of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition

Hendrie William F. - Linlithgow Six Hundred Years A Royal Burgh

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 187pp. Illus. The history of the birth place of Mary Queen of Scots.
Published : John Donald Ltd., Edinburgh 1989, First Edition

Hendry Hamish - A Scots Dominie with Some Other Poems

A very good copy with just a little wear at board tips. This is number 1 of 50 copies of the large-paper edition signed by the author. 105pp. Poems in both Scots and English.
Published : Gowans & Gray, Glasgow 1924, First Edition

Henryson Robert (Edited By H. Harvey Wood) - The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson Schoolmaster of Dunfermline

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has internal repairs and is chipped at the top of the spine. A nice, clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xliii,304. 4 illustrations. This is the definitive edition of the works of the great fifteenth century Scottish poet.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition

Herdman John (Editor) - The Third Statistical Account of Scotland : The County of Roxburgh

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.viii,377. 28 illustrations. Sketch map showing parish boundaries. This Account covers the period from the early 1950s to the late 1980s.
Published : Scottish Academic Press Ltd for the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition

Hewison W. S. - This Great Harbour Scapa Flow

A very good copy. In a good plus dustwrapper which has a tear at join of spine and lower cover. Author's gift inscription on half-title. Pp.vii,390 + Abbreviations, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography and Indices. Ink writing on a few pages. A history of the use of Scapa Flow as a harbour with particular reference to its use in the two World Wars.
Published : The Orkney Press, Stromness 1985, First Edition

Hewitt David (Editor) - Scott on Himself a Selection of the Autobiographical Writings of Sir Walter Scott

A fine copy in a very good, complete dustwrapper.,298. Includes letters,essays, a verse epistle, memoirs and extracts from the Journal.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition

Hewlett William Oxenham - Some Reasons Against the Transfer of the Jurisdiction of the House of Lords in Regard to Scottish Titles of Honour to the Court of Session of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy.,227. Makes reference to many Scottish peerage cases. Loosely inserted is a review of the book from the "Scotsman" of 26 April 1883. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Wildy and Sons, London 1883, First Edition

Hibbert Samuel - A Description of the Shetland Islands, Comprising an Account of Their Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions

Hardback. Overall a good copy in a worn black half-leather binding. Boards a bit marked. Internally a very good clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,294. Frontispiece and one other (small) illustration. This work was first published in 1822. This reprint omits the plates (except for one), maps and geological section of the original work and adds the music of two native airs.
Published : T & J Manson, Lerwick 1891,

Higgins Rev. J.C. - Life of Robert Burns

A very good copy in flecked green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. 260 pages. 34 illustrations. Notes, Appendices and illustrations have been added to this edition. The author was minister of Tarbolton for 44 years.
Published : "Standard" Press, Kilmarnock 1928,

Hill C.W. - Scotland in Stamps: a Guide to the Postal History, Postage Stamps and Postmarks of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.ix,147. 12 pages of plates.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition

Hill Cumberland - Reminiscences of Stockbridge and Neighbourhood

Hardback. A near very good copy in a dark green cloth binding which is a little torn at the head of the spine. The original paper covers have been bound in. Ownership inscription of William Macmath, F.S.A, scholar and collector of Scottish ballads. Pp. viii,82. Frontispiece. Bound in at the end is a newspaper obituary of the author.
Published : Robert Somerville, Edinburgh 1874, First Edition

Hill George Birkbeck - Footsteps of Dr. Johnson (Scotland)

Illustrated by Lancelot Speed.
Small folio. Wraps. A good copy in a very good slip-case. Spine creased with closed tear across spine and near three inch tear at join of spine and lower board. De Luxe limited edition of 160 copies signed by Birkbeck Hill. Pp.xviii,318. Numerous illustrations including full-page plates which appear in two states the first of which are signed in pencil by Speed. Other illustrations include a facsimile letter by Johnson and a folding route map.
Published : Sampson Low Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1890,

Hill George Birkbeck - Footsteps of Dr. Johnson (Scotland)

Illustrated by Lancelot Speed.
Hardback. [1972]. Large 4to. A fine copy in a quarter brown leather binding with a complete and untorn glassine dustwrapper. Limited edition of 500 copies. Pp.xviii,318. Frontispiece and numerous illustrations. Facsimile letter. Coloured map at rear. Reprint of a work first published in 1890. This is an account of the journey round Scotland made by Johnson and Boswell in 1773.
Published : E. J. Morten, Manchester 1972,

Hill William H. - History of the Hospital and School in Glasgow Founded By George and Thomas Hutcheson of Lambhill A.D. 1639-41 with Notices of the Founders and of Their Family, Properties and Affairs

4to. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 150 copies. Some wear and marking to boards and two tears to cloth at spine. Pp.xiii,326. 20 illustrations.
Published : Published By Instruction of the Preceptor and Patrons of the Royal Incorporation of Hutchesons' Hospital, Glasgow 1881, First Edition

Hogg, James - The King's Anthem ; and, Mary Gray: Two Poems

Softcover. A near fine copy in blue paper covers lettered in black. 12 pages. Introduction by Douglas S. Mack. This is believed to be the first publication of "Mary Gray". Only 100 copies of this pamphlet were printed.
Published : University of Stirling Bibliographical Society 1981,