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Hunter D.L.G. - The Highland Railway in Retrospect

Softback. A very good copy. 80 pages. Many illustrations. "This book is an attempt to highlight some of the unusual features of the Highland Railway and its operations, and to offer illustrations of some of its structures and equipment, which may be of use to a model-maker".
Published : Moorfoot Publishing, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£7.00

Hunter Margaret - Shetland Ponies from Shetland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower board tips just a little bumped. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,157. Numerous illustrations including a few in colour. Described as "a slice of history as well as a tribute to this unique breed and its devotees."
Published : Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 2000, First Edition
£12.00

Hunter Margaret (Translator) - Jo. Ben's Orkney

Illustrated by Caroline Hunter.
4to. A very good copy in stapled, illustrated, covers. 24 pages. Numerous illustrations. This is a translation of "A Description of the Orchadian Islands" written in Latin between 1529 and 1657 by an unknown author who may have been John Bellenden or one of three other people.
Published : Privately Printed, Stromness 1987, First Edition
£10.00

Hunter Rev. John et al - Chronicles of Strathearn

Illustrated by W.B. Macdougall.
A very good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in black and red. Lacks front end-paper. 400 pages + 37 page Appendix. 15 illustrations.
Published : David Philips, Crieff 1896, First Edition
£45.00

Hutchison A.F. - The Lake of Menteith:its Islands and Vicinity with Historical Accounts of the Priory of Inchmahome and the Earldom of Menteith

Illustrated by Walter Bain.
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Some browning to end-papers but not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.xxxiv,368. 20 illustrations. 8 seals. 3 signatures. List of subscribers.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1899, First Edition
£34.00

Hutton Florence - Scottish Fairy Tales

Nd. c. 1930? Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Signed by the author. 59 pages. Nine Scottish fairy tales. Uncommon.
Published : David MacDonald Ltd, Edinburgh, First Edition
£20.00

Hutton Florence - Scottish Fairy Tales

Hardback. 12mo. Nd. c. 1930? A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 59 pages. Nine Scottish fairy tales. Uncommon.
Published : David MacDonald Ltd, Edinburgh, First Edition
£10.00

Hutton Guthrie - Mining - Ayrshire's Lost Industry

Softback. 4to. A very good copy with front cover showing miners wearing breathing apparatus. No inscriptions. Many black and white photographs throughout.. 112 pages. Good glassine wrapper showing 4 closed tears. An illustrated history of the Mines and Miners of Ayrshire and Upper Nithsdale.
Published : Richard Stenlake Publishing, Cumnock, Ayrshire 1996, First Edition
£9.00

Hutton Laurence - Literary Landmarks of Edinburgh

Hardback. A very good copy. Maroon cloth spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Decorated upper board which is a little marked. . No ownership inscription and little foxing. 80 pages. 32 illustrations.
Published : James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, London 1891, First Edition
£12.00

Hutton, Guthrie - Scotland's Millennium Canals: The Survival and Revival of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper (which has a small mark at the foot of the spine which can only be seen internally). No ownership inscription. A few early pages are just a little wrinkled. 160 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. The story of the Forth and Clyde, and Union canals "from their early years, through decline and demise, to ultimate revival."
Published : Stenlake Publishing 2002, First Edition
£10.00

Inglis John A. - Sir John Hay "The Incendiary" 1578-1654 Clerk Register of Scotland Provost of Edinburgh

A very good copy in maroon cloth. Small ownership inscription. Pp.v,133. This is the biography of a Royalist Scot of the first half of the 17th century.
Published : Jackson, Son & Company, Glasgow 1937, First Edition
£35.00

Inglis Ralston - The Dramatic Writers of Scotland

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in the original green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 156 pages. This is "an attempt towards the compilation of a Scottish Biographica Dramatica i.e. a Biographical and Bibliographical Catalogue of Scottish Authors who have written any dramatic pieces which have been either printed or acted". Uncommon.
Published : G.D. Mackellar, Glasgow 1868, First Edition
£30.00

Innes C. (Preface) - The Black Book of Taymouth with Other Papers from the Breadalbane Charter-Room

Hardback. Nd [1986?] A fine copy in a black leather (or leatherette) binding lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. In a near fine slip-case with tartan interior. All edges gilt. Tartan end-papers. Blue silk page-marker.This is no. 69 of 1000 copies. Pp.xxxviii,443. Colour and black and white illustrations. [Please note this is a heavy book which will require extra postage].
Published : Kilchurn Heritage,
£50.00

Innes Cosmo - Lectures on Scotch Legal Antiquities

A fair copy only with much wear and tear to the spine including pieces missing from the cloth. Piece cut from top corner of half-title otherwise a sound copy internally. 326pp. Rather uncommon.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1872, First Edition
£18.00

Insh George Pratt - Carmina Glottiana

A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. 15pp. Respected Scottish historian tries his hand at poetry.
Published : Lindsay & Co, Edinburgh 1928, First Edition
£7.00

Insh George Pratt - Scottish Colonial Schemes 1620-1686

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 283 pages. 4 illustrations. Chapters on Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Stuart's Town, South Carolina etc. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : MacLehose, Jackson & Co, Glasgow 1922, First Edition
£50.00

Insh George Pratt - The Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 343 pages. 5 illustrations. 4 maps. The story, from its beginnings in 1693 to its dissolution in 1707, of the company which became best known for the Darien disaster but which also traded to Africa and the East Indies.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, London and New York 1932, First Edition
£20.00

Insh George Pratt - The War-Time History of the Scottish Branch British Red Cross Society

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper with edge tears and smallish chips. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,207. Frontispiece and 13 illustrations. Covers work transporting the wounded, in hospitals, with prisoners of war etc.
Published : Jackson Son & Company, Glasgow 1952, First Edition
£20.00

Insh George Pratt (Editor) - Papers Relating to the Ships and Voyages of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies 1696-1707

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxiv,281. Folding chart frontispiece and one illustration. Papers concerning the Scottish Parliament's Darien Scheme the failure of which led to the Treaty of Union of 1707.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1924, First Edition
£20.00

Ironside Robert & Douglas Harry - A History of Royal Musselburgh Golf Club 1774-1999

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.v,213. Numerous illustrations, some in colour. The history of one of the oldest golf clubs in the world.
Published : Privately Published 1999, First Edition
£18.00

Irvine James W. - The Waves are Free Shetland/Norway Links 1940 to 1945

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a removeable sleeve. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Small ownership label on front end-paper. Pp.xiv,257. 63 illustrations.
Published : The Shetland Publishing Company, Lerwick 1988, First Edition
£30.00

Irving David (Edited By John Aitken Carlyle) - The History of Scottish Poetry

Hardback. A near good copy. Some fading and a little wear to spine. The book's cracked hinges have been strengthened with sellotape. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxxi,619. Includes a Memoir of the aurhor and a glossary.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1861, First Edition
£14.00

Irving David (Edited By John Aitken Carlyle) - The History of Scottish Poetry

Hardback. A good copy in reddish-brown pebbled cloth. No ownership inscription. Very little foxing. Pp.xxxi,619 + 20pp adverts. Includes a memoir of the author and a glossary.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1861, First Edition
£25.00

Jack R. D. S. (Editor) - The History of Scottish Literature Volume I Origins to 1660 (Mediaeval and Renaissance)

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,310.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1988, First Edition
£15.00

Jacob Violet - Tales of My Own Country

. A good copy in red cloth. Spine lettering dull. Lacks front free end-paper. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. Some edge foxing. Pp.vii,312. Short stories, mostly set in Angus.
Published : John Murray, London 1922, First Edition
£12.00

Jacob Violet - The Lum Hat & Other Stories

Softback. A very good copy with marled turquoise covers with illustration of ship on front cover and title in white on front cover and on spine. 4 black and white full page illustrations. No inscriptions. 155 pages. The book includes two novellas and seven short stories.
Published : Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen 1982, First Edition
£12.00

Jakobsen Jacob - The Dialect and Place-Names of Shetland: Two Popular Lectures

Hardback. A very good copy in olive green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear to spine ends. 125 pages. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. Lectures on the old Norse language in Shetland. Index to place-names at end.
Published : T & J Manson, Lerwick 1897, First Edition
£48.00

James, Alwyn - Scottish Roots : A Step-By-Step Guide for Ancestor Hunters in Scotland and Overseas

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Small ownership stamp on front end-paper. 181 pages. Illustrated.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Loanhead 1981, First Edition
£8.00

Jameson John and Jameson Margaret - Andrew Jameson 1916 - 1934

Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Gift inscription from authors on front free end-paper:"For Graham Wilson from J.G.J. and M.J. July 1935." Pp.[xii],153,[iii]. Photographic frontispiece + 37 photographs. Title page woodcut vignette with tissue guard. Andrew Jameson was the only son of Major John Gordon Jameson (who was a member of Parliament) and Margaret Jameson and was the grandson of the Court of Session judge, Lord Ardwall and of A.L. Smith, Master of Balliol. He died on his 18th birthday. This is an affectionate and moving recollection of him by his parents.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Douglas & Foulis, Edinburgh 1935, First Edition
£35.00

Jamieson George - Tay Square Church Dundee a Centenary Retrospect

4to. A very good copy in blue ribbed cloth lettered in gilt. Gift inscription, probably from the author. 187 pages. Many illustrations. Erratum slip. A well-produced church history.
Published : Paul & Matthew, Dundee 1932, First Edition
£35.00

Jamieson Lynn and Toynbee Claire - Country Bairns; Growing Up 1900-1930

Hardback.A very good copy in a very good unclipped dustwrapper. 245 pps.This is a unique record of rural childhood - a fascinating glimpse into the lives of children in the Scottish countryside in the early years of the 20th century. Many black and white photgraphs.
Published : Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£6.00

Jamieson Peter - Letters on Shetland

Hardback. A very good copy in the original light green cloth. Gift inscription. Edge foxing. 272 pages. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations.
Published : The Moray Press, Edinburgh 1949, First Edition
£10.00

Jamieson Robert (Editor) - Popular Ballads and Songs, from Tradition, Manuscripts, and Scarce Editions; with Translations of Similar Pieces from the Ancient Danish Language and a Few Originals By the Editor Vol.II

Hardback. A fair copy in a maroon half leather binding lacking the title piece. Boards very worn. Lacks title page. The half-title states "Songs and Ballads, Tragic, Humorous and Miscellaneous." 409 pages.
Published : 1806,
£14.00

Jamieson Stanley (Editor) - The Water of Leith a Collection of Essays About the River By Various Authors

Illustrated by C.A. Hope.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 194 pages. Line drawings and other illustrations. Includes chapters on the geology, natural history, industry, literary associations etc of the riverside.
Published : The Water of Leith Project Group 1984, First Edition
£10.00

Janet Hunter - Islanders and the Orb: The History of the Harris Tweed Industry 1835-1995

. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 375 pages. Illustrated. Described as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging account ever written of the Harris Tweed industry."
Published : Acair Ltd., Stornoway 2001, First Edition
£12.00

Jenkins Robin - Dust on the Paw

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Some edge spotting but a clean copy internally. 384 pages. Inter-racial marriage is the central theme of this dramatic novel by a noted Scottish 20th century author.
Published : Macdonald, London 1961, First Edition
£20.00

Jenkins Robin - The Awakening of George Darroch

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is faded from yellow to white on spine. Page ends a little browned. 269pp.
Published : Waterfront, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition
£8.00