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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 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 (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

Gardyne Lt.-Colonel C. Greenhill - The Life of a Regiment : The History of the Gordon Highlanders from Its Formation in 1794 to 1816

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. A little wear to the spine ends. Bookplate states "From the Mollo Collection." Pp.xx,438. Numerous illustrations including maps and plans. This is the first volume of the history of the Gordon Highlanders.
Published : The Medici Society, London 1929, Reprint
£20.00

Gardyne Lt.-Colonel C. Greenhill - The Life of a Regiment: The History of the Gordon Highlanders from 1816 to 1898 Including an Account of the 75th Regiment from 1787 to 1881

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. Half inch tear in the cloth at the join of the spine and rear board. Bookplate states "From the Mollo Collection."Pp.xxiv,346. Numerous illustrations. Maps and plans. This is the second volume of the regimental history and includes action in India, Afghanistan etc.
Published : The Medici Society, London 1929, Reprint
£16.00

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 - Complete Poetical Works

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. 327pp. 8 illustrations. Poetry in Scots by the 20th century successor to Robert Fergusson.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Edinburgh 1983, First Edition
£10.00

Garioch Robert - The Big Music and Other Poems

A very good copy. Original wraps. 54pp. One of 600 copies.
Published : John Humphries, Thurso 1971, First Edition
£6.00

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

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

Gayre of Gayre and Nigg - Who is Who in Clan Gayre

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in silver on spine. One of a limited edition of 250 copies. 75pp. Portrait frontispiece + 5 full-page plates of Arms. 41 figures in text. Sub-titled "an authoritative account of the Clan council, its members, the armigerous gentry of the Clan, their arms and biographies with a directory of names and addresses of others taking an active interest in the life of the clan".
Published : The Armorial, Edinburgh 1962, First Edition
£25.00

Geddes W.G.N. et al - Structural Engineering in Scotland : A Review of Developments 1931-1981

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lettering on spine of wrapper a little faded. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 143 pages. Illustrated. Five chapters by different authors on dams, buildings, foundations, offshore structures and bridges. Prepared for the golden jubilee symposium of the Scottish branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Uncommon.
Published : Pentech Press, London 1981, First Edition
£25.00

Geddie John - The Home Country of R. L. Stevenson - Being the Valley of the Water of Leith from Source to Sea

Illustrated by Joseph Brown.
Hardback. Small folio. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Some light edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xv,220. Many illustrations including one in colour. This edition has a new title and a new chapter on The Home Country of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Published : W. H. White & Co, Edinburgh 1898, Second Edition
£30.00

Geddie John - The Shores of Fife

Illustrated by E.W. Haslehust, R.B.A..
Hardback. N.d. Late 1940's? A very good copy in publisher's light grey cloth with title in green on front board and on spine. Ownership inscription.12 full page coloured illustrations including frontispiece. 68 pages. Very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper showing minor edge wear. Price-clipped. This is a volume in the Beautiful Scotland Series.
Published : Blackie & Son, London, First Edition
£7.00

Geikie Sir Archibald - A Long Life's Work : An Autobiography

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper of David Landsborough Thomson. Pp.xii,426 + 4pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and one other illustration. The author was a leading geologist of his day and was the first Director of the Geological Survey of Scotland and later became Director-General of the Geological Survey.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1924, First Edition
£30.00

Geikie Sir Archibald - The Geology of Eastern Fife with an Appendix of Fossils By B. N. Peach

A very good copy in slate grey boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription. Pp.xv,421. 12 plates. Folding map at end. 71 figures. A volume in the "Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Scotland" series. Uncommon.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, Glasgow 1902, First Edition
£45.00

Geikie Walter - Etchings Illustrative of Scottish Character and Scenery

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in a quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Some rubbing to spine and board tips and edges. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Bookplate. Some end-paper foxing but generally a clean copy internally. Sir Thomas Dick Lauder's edition with additional plates and letterpress. No.268 of 366 copies with proof impressions of the plates. Frontispiece and 92 plates with accompanying text. Biographical Introduction by Sir Thomas Dick Lauder. Fine studies of Scottish characters from the early part of the 19th century.
Published : William Paterson, Edinburgh 1885,
£140.00

Gemmell Peter - A Short History of the Old Green Markets and of the Waverley Market

A very good copy. 64pp. Frontispiece. The story of Edinburgh's vegetable markets. Uncommon.
Published : Privately Published 1906, First Edition
£12.00

Gibbon Lewis Grassic - A Scots Hairst

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 261pp. Essays and short stories.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1969, Second Impression
£8.00

Gibbon Lewis Grassic - Clay

Illustrated by Ishbel Shand.
Softback. A very good copy in wraps. 15 pages. 5 illustrations. This is booklet No. 1 of The Grassic Gibbon Centre. "Clay" is one of Gibbon's best-known short stories.
Published : Arbuthnott Community Enterprises 1993,
£5.00

Gibson James - Inscriptions on the Tombstones and Monuments Erected in Memory of the Covenanters with Historical Introduction and Notes

Hardback. Nd. c.1881. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Gift inscriptions on front free end-paper and verso of frontispiece. 291 pages + 16pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and four illustrations.
Published : Dunn & Wright, Glasgow, First Edition
£30.00

Gibson Robert - An Old Berwickshire Town : History of the Town and Parish of Greenlaw from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Smallish marks to upper board and some indentations to the cloth (not breaking the surface). Internally very good with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xii,308. Frontispiece portrait of the author.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1905, First Edition
£54.00

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 John - The Buildings of Scotland: Highland And Islands

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 683 pages. 125 plates. Maps and plans. "Aims to describe every building of importance from prehistory to the present in the Highland region, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland."
Published : Penguin Books, London 1992, First Edition
£18.00

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