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Gibson Tom - The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: A Short History Based on the Portraits and Other Memorabilia

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 301 pages. Illustrated with many in colour.
Published : Macdonald Publishers 1983, First Edition
£9.00

Gibson, John S. - Deacon Brodie : Father to Jekyll and Hyde

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 158 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "The High Court trial under Lord Braxfield, perhaps Scotland's most famous criminal judge, locked in conflict the political adversaries and legal lights of old Edinburgh. Appropriately, Lord Cameron, the distinguished judge of today , contributes a Foreword in which he brings out the high importance of the trial and his respect for the great Braxfield."
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1977, First Edition
£10.00

Gifford William - An Ancient Seaport on the Shores of the Forth

Hardback. A good copy in the original blind-stamped maroon boards which are lettered in gilt on the spine. Newspaper clippings attached to end-papers. Pp.viii,271 + 2pp adverts. Pages browned. A book about Limekilns, near Dunfermline in Fife. The book appears to have been poorly produced on cheap paper and is now scarce. Chapters on the port, social life, education, peculiar people, the Elgin family etc.
Published : The Journal Printing Works, Dunfermline 1914, First Edition
£85.00

Gilchrist George (Editor) - Annan Parish Censuses 1801-1821

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,139. "Contains the accounts of the population of the parish of Annan in Dumfriesshire taken for the censuses of 1801, 1811, and 1821 by Richard Forrest, schoolmaster." Includes indices of persons, places and trades.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1975, First Edition
£20.00

Gillespie Robert - Round About Falkirk: With an Account of the Historical and Antiquarian Landmarks of the Counties of Stirling and Linlithgow

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Boards a little dusty. A nice copy internally - hinges sound, no ownership inscription. 236 pages.
Published : James Maclehose, Glsgow 1868, First Edition
£40.00

Gillespie, James - Details of Scottish Domestic Architecture

Hardback. Folio. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1922 and is no. 140 of 1000 copies. A very good copy with brown leatherette spine and blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xviii,34,xix,-xxi,+ 124 plates of measured drawings and six plates of collotype reproductions of photographs. Described as "a series of selected examples from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, of stonework, woodwork, furniture, plasterwork and metalwork" with introductory and descriptive text by James Gillespie.
Published : Heritage Press (Scotland), Aberdeenshire 1980,
£50.00

Gillies W. and Harding D.W. (Editors) - Celtic Connections Volume Two - Archaeology, Numismatics and Historical Linguistics

Softback. A very good copy. Neat ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,202. Numerous illustrations. Contains papers from the Tenth International Congress of Celtic Studies held at Edinburgh in 1995.
Published : University of Edinburgh 2005, First Edition
£22.00

Gillies, H. Cameron - The Place-Names of Argyll

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth. Spine faded and a little marked but title lettering still legible. Bookplate. Pp.xxvi,273. Preface by the Duke of Argyll.
Published : David Nutt, London 1906, First Edition
£34.00

Gillies, William A. - In Famed Breadalbane: The Story of the Antiquities, Lands and People of a Highland District

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,439. Numerous illustrations. Folding coloured map at end. The text is unaltered from the first edition of 1938 but 10 illustrations have been replaced. A history of the area around Loch Tay in Perthshire.
Published : Clunie Press, Strathtay 1980, Second Edition
£18.00

Godfrey A.M. - Civil Justice in Renaissance Scotland : The Origins of a Central Court

Hardback. A fine copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to a former Keeper of the Records of Scotland. Pp.xiii,[iii],486. Described as providing "a fundamental reassessment of the origins of a central court in Scotland."
Published : Brill, Leiden, Netherlands 2009, First Edition
£150.00

Goldman Martin - Lister Ward

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 167pp. Illustrated. This is an account of what it was like to be a patient in a Victorian hospital - the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - at the time when Lister was pioneering the use of antiseptics.
Published : Adam Hilger , Bristol 1987, First Edition
£5.00

Good James - A Directory and Concise History of Berwick- Upon-Tweed [James Good's Berwick Directory of 1806]

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No. 68 of 400 copies. 192 pages. Folding frontispiece map. Title page vignette. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. This is a facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1806 whose title continues: "whereby every tradesman, merchant, carrier, and the shipping, connected with the commerce of that ancient borough, will readily be found; likewise farm steads twelve miles round the country."
Published : The Berwick History Society, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1999,
£40.00

Goodchild Doris Ann - Pen Portraits of Edinburgh

A very good copy. Softcover. 68 pages with several drawings on each page. Subtitled "a closer look at some of the city's charms and features. 500 grouped drawings and concise comments".
Published : Privately Published 1981, First Edition
£7.00

Goodchild, Doris Ann - Hills of Edinburgh

Softback. A very good copy of this attractive small book. Signed by the author. One word ownership inscription. Unpaginated (16 pages). Drawings and text relating to the seven hills of Edinburgh.
Published : Tantallon Press, North Berwick 1979, First Edition
£8.00

Goodferllow, J. Cumming - Hawick's Annual Festival and Other Verses

Hardback. A good plus copy in yellow cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,118,[i]. Frontispiece. Some of the poems are prefaced by explanatory notes.
Published : J.C. Goodfdellow & Son, Hawick 1911, First Edition
£15.00

Goodlad James A - Scotland and the Antarctic

4to. Softback in ring-bind format. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 119 pages. Numerous illustrations and maps. Includes a bibliography and index. The book was produced "to celebrate the achievements of the Scottish oceanographer and polar explorer William Speirs Bruce and to mark the centenary of the voyage of S.Y. Scotia, the research ship of Bruce's Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-04."
Published : Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Edinburgh 2003, First Edition
£50.00

Gordon General Patrick - Passages from the Diary of General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxxvi,244. Gordon was a Scottish soldier of fortune who achieved high office under Czar Peter the Great of Russia. This is a facsimile of the Spalding Club edition of 1859.
Published : Frank Cass & Co Ltd 1968, Reprint
£28.00

Gordon George and Dicks Brian (editors) - Scottish Urban History

A very good copy in a similar dustwrapper. Ownership inscription hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.x,281. Nine studies into various aspects of Scottish urban history.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1983, First Edition
£8.00

Gordon Seton - The Land of the Hills and the Glens Wild Life in Iona and the Inner Hebrides

A good copy in green cloth. A little wear at head of spine. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xii,223. Many illustrations. One of the author's best-known books.
Published : Cassell, London 1920, First Edition
£14.00

Gordon, Anne - Candie for the Foundling

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Small ownership label on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xi,720. "This meticulously researched and fascinating book covers every aspect of the work" of the Kirk Sessions of the Church of Scotland." Covers education, morals, burial of the dead, witchcraft and superstition, relief of poverty etc. Mainly deals with the 18th and 19th centuries.
Published : The Pentland Press 1992, First Edition
£20.00

Gordon, Anne - Candie for the Foundling

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. One corner slightly bumped. In a near fine dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,720. Covers every aspect of the work of the Kirk Sessions of the Church of Scotland in the days before the welfare state. Described as "an invaluable record, which will delight both academic and amateur alike."
Published : The Pentland Press 1992, First Edition
£20.00

Gordon, Major Jim - Newstead : Cameos of Eighty Years 1916-1996

Softback. A near fine copy. 197 pages. Illustrations. Maps. The author was born in Newstead in 1916. This book looks back at the village in the time of his youth.
Published : Privately Published, Melrose 1997, First Edition
£8.00

Gordon, Seton - Afoot in the Hebrides

Hardback. A very good copy. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear and which is faded on the spine. Neat ownership inscription on half-title. 322 pages. Numerous illustrations. Two maps + map end-papers. Includes several chapters on the history of the Hebrides, chapters on individual islands (with seven chapters on Skye) and chapters on the people, religion, language and dress and fishing, crofting and other pursuits.
Published : Country Life, London 1950, First Edition
£15.00

Gordon, Seton - The Charm of Skye the Winged Isle

Illustrated by Finlay Mackinnon.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly darkened spine. Ownership inscriptions on the front free end-paper. Pp.xii,242. 4 colour plates. 16 other illustrations. Map. Topography, history and traditions of Skye.
Published : Cassell, London 1929, First Edition
£25.00

Gordon, Seton - Wanderings of a Natiralist

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth decorated on the spine and upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine. Some fading to the spine as usual but the lettering remains clear. Neat ownership inscription at head of title page. Pp.xiv,220. Numerous illustrations. Mostly covers the author's experiences as a naturalist in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Published : Cassell, London 1921, First Edition
£24.00

Gourlay Robert and Turner Anne - Historic Montrose the Archaeological Implications of Development

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. 13 pages. 4 maps at end (3 folding). One of a series of Reports for the Scottish Burgh Survey.
Published : Department of Archaeology University of Glasgow 1977,
£8.00

Gourlay, George - Anstruther : Or Illustrations of Scottish Burgh Life

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[iv],viii.177. + adverts. This is a facsimile of the first edition of 1888 with a new Introduction and map (in the rear end-pocket).
Published : Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection, Anstruther 2003, Second Edition
£25.00

Gow, Ian - The Scottish Interior: Georgian and Victorian Decor

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protectred in a clear removable sleeve. 174 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. "Scotland has a vigorous and independent history of interior decoration and in this pioneering visual study Ian Gow traces its history and development."
Published : Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£40.00

Graham Angus - Skipness: Memories of a Highland Estate

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 141pp. Illustrated. An account of a Highland estate from the Victorian period until well into the 20th century.
Published : Canongate Academic, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£7.00

Graham E. Maxtone - The Maxtones of Cultoquhey

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. In a fair dustwrapper with some minor chips, tears and sellotape repairs. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and not foxed. Tipped-in is an advert. for the sale of the Cultoquhey Estates in 1955. 240 pages. 10 illustrations, most with tissue-guards. Two folding family trees at end (one with a tear but complete). The history of a notable Scottish family.
Published : The Moray Press, Edinburgh 1935, First Edition
£45.00

Graham H.D. - Antiquities of Iona

Hardback. 4to. A good copy. Re-backed with new end-papers. Gift inscription dated 1851 from Rev. Donald MacVean of Iona. Two page list of subscribers headed by Prince Albert. Some foxing/ soiling although plates fairly clean. Some wear to board tips. 28 pages of text + 52 full-page plates of the abbey, carved stones etc. Map of Iona. Photographs available on request.
Published : Day & Son, London 1850, First Edition
£150.00

Graham William - Deirdre and the Sons of Uisneach - A Scoto-Irish Romance of the First Century A. D.

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in white on upper board and lettered in white on spine. The spine lettering is faded but readable. Bookplate. Pages rather browned. Some ink writing on rear end-paper. 91 pages. Frontispiece. The story, told in prose, of Deirdre and the Sons of Uisneach.
Published : J. Gardner Hitt, Edinburgh 1908, First Edition
£25.00

Graham, Angus - Skipness : Memories of a Highland Estate

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,141. Illustrations. Maps. "An affectionate and gently humerous account" of an estate in Kintyre from the Victorian period until well into the 20th century.
Published : Canongate Academic, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£7.00

Graham, R.B. Cunninghame - The District of Menteith

Illustrated by Sir D.Y. Cameron.
Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in cloth boards with leather spine. Lettered in gilt on the spine and on a leather title-piece on the upper board. This is number 199 of the 250 copies of the de luxe edition and is signed by author and artist. With an original etching by Sir D.Y. Cameron and ten reproductions of wash drawings, all tissue-guarded. 64 pages.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1930, Edition De Luxe
£250.00

Grant Francis J. (Editor) - The Commissariot Record of Dunblane. Register of Testaments 1539-1800 ; and the Commissariot Record of Dunkeld. Register of Testaments 1682-1800

Hardback. Two vols in one. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.v,181; iv,54.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1903, First Edition
£35.00

Grant I.F. And Cheape Hugh - Periods in Highland History

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Small printed ownership label on front pastedown. Pp.xiii,306. 50 illustrations. 3 maps. A history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands from the beginning of written history to the present day.
Published : Shepheard-Walwyn, London 1987, First Edition
£12.00

Grant James - History of the Burgh and Parish Schools of Scotland Vol.1 Burgh Schools

Hardback. A good copy in the original brown cloth which is a little torn. Ownership inscriptions on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,571. It seems that the intended second volume on parish schools was never published.
Published : William Collins, Sons & Co, London and Glasgow 1876, First Edition
£25.00

Grant James - Memoirs and Adventures of Sir William Kirkaldy of Grange, Knight, Commander of French Horse, Lord of the Secret Council, and Governor of the Castle of Edinburgh for Mary Queen of Scots

Hardback. A fair copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. There is an extensive but superficial damp stain to the upper board and the boards have been covered in a clear, adhesive, material. The hinges have been sellotaped. Ownership stamp on title page and one other page and ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Some spine lean. Pp.x,383. A biography of a Scottish notable of the time of Mary Queen of Scots. A good reading copy.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1849, First Edition
£35.00