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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. 156pp. Many illustrations.
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 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 - 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 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 - The Smugglers

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. 236 pages. 2 maps. Many illustrations. The story of smuggling on the east coast of Scotland in the 18th century.
Published : Standard Press, Montrose 1971, First Edition
£18.00

Fraser George MacDonald - The Steel Bonnets : The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some wear and tear to the top edge and some wear to edge of spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Light fore-edge foxing but a clean copy internally. Pp.xi,404. Frontispiece and eighteen illustrations. Map end-papers, large folding map at rear and one other map. The story of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers told in full and in its historical context.
Published : Barrie & Jenkins, London 1971, First Edition
£30.00

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 Sir William - Introduction and Illustrations in the Memorials of the Earls of Haddington

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.lxv. Illustrations including charter, portraits, letters etc. Seven page genealogy of the Hamiltons, Earls of Haddington. Four pages of signatures at end.
Published : , Edinburgh 1889, First Edition Thus
£50.00

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

Fraser, Andrew F. - The Native Horses of Scotland : Scottish Breeds of Horses and Their Folk

Softback. A good copy. Some browning to fore-edge. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.v,185. Numerous illustrations.A survey of Scotland's native horses and the men who worked and tended them.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1987, First Edition
£8.00

Fraser, James (Edited By William Mackay) - Chronicles of the Frasers : The Wardlaw Manuscript Entitled "Polichronicon Seu Policratica Temporum, Or, The True Genealogy of the Frasers " 916-1674

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No ownership inscription. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Pp.xlv,[v],557. One illustration. Notes and Introduction by the editor. The work was written in the latter half of the 17th century.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1905, First Edition
£50.00

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

Fuller John - The History of Berwick Upon Tweed

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear at the edges. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxi,601 + 50pp Appendix. Illustrated. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1799. It was the first detailed history of the famous border town.
Published : Frank Graham, Newcastle 1973, Reprint
£28.00

Fuller John - The History of Berwick Upon Tweed

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxi,601 + 50pp Appendix. Illustrated. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1799. This was the first detailed account of the famous border town.
Published : Frank Graham, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1973,
£30.00

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

Fyfe W.W. - Summer Life on Land and Water at South Queensferry

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in ribbed brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. No ink inscriptions. A little early page foxing. Pp.viii,[iv],338. Frontispiece, vignette title page and ten illustrations. The four chapter headings are: "The Road and its Attractions"; "Historical and Legendary Incidents"; "Life on the Land - Queensferry and its Environs"; "Life on the Water - the Doo Craig and its Inhabitants." These chapters are followed by seven "Ballads of Scottish History." A scarce book in first edition. Photographs available on request.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1851, First Edition
£85.00

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

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 - Bogle Corbet; or, the Emigrants

Hardbacks. A very good three volume set in a dark blue half-leather binding. Lettered in gilt on red title-pieces. Attractively gilt decorated spines. Some wear to board tips and spine edges and a little wear to the spine of volume three. Marbled end-papers and edges. No ownership inscription. Some foxing to early and late pages. Vol. I,pp.iv,312. Vol. II,pp.[ii],311. Vol. III,pp.[ii],322. This is the only one of Galt's novels to be set in Canada. Galt spent several years in Canada in the 1820's as Secretary of the Canada Company which had been established to aid in the colonization of the Huron Tract in Upper Canada. He founded the city of Guelph, co-founded the town of Goderich and had the community of Galt in Ontario named after him. Volume III contains a factual Appendix describing the different townships in eight of the eleven districts of the province of Upper Canada. An uncommon Galt title. Photograph available on request.
Published : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London 1831, First Edition
£325.00

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 - The Spaewife; A Tale of the Scottish Chronicles [Complete 3 Volume set]

Hardbacks. Three volume set in a uniform half leather binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on spines. Moderate rubbing to boards. Bookplate. Pp.312;318;315. Half-titles present in each volume. Photograph available on request.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1823, First Edition
£120.00

Galt John - The Steam-Boat

Hardback. A very good copy in a modern half-leather binding with marbled boards. Five raised bands on spine. Lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. New end-papers. Half-title present. 359 pages + one page adverts. "Originally printed in Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine, and now reprinted with corrections and additions."
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1822, First Edition
£60.00

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