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Lawson Lewis - A History of Falkirk

A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper. 152pp. Illustrated.
Published : Falkirk Town Council 1975, First Edition
£10.00

Lawson Rev. R - The Sacred Places of Scotland: Being an Account of a Personal Visit to Them

A good copy of this rather uncommon small book. Spine lettering faded. 124pp. Illustrated.
Published : J and R Parlane, Paisley 1891, First Edition
£15.00

Layman C. H. (Editor) - Man of Letters : The Early Life and Love Letters of Robert Chambers

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,[2],196. 10 illustrations. Private letters and unpublished reminiscences of the 19th century Edinburgh author and publisher.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1990, First Edition
£10.00

Lee, Maurice Jr. - "Dearest Brother" Lauderdale, Tweeddale and Scottish Politics 1660-1674

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,327. 8 plates. "Provides the first detailed account of the course of Scottish politics in the reign of Charles 11."
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 2010, First Edition
£20.00

Leighton Alexander - Romances of the Old Town of Edinburgh

Hardback. A just about good copy in red cloth which is darkened on the spine. Worn but readable title label. Small tears in cloth at head of spine. Some foxing. Pp.vi,[2],325.
Published : William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1867, First Edition
£8.00

Leighton John M. - Select Views on the River Clyde. Engraved By Joseph Swan, From Drawings By J. Fleming. With Historical and Descriptive Illustrations

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a dark blue leather binding decorated in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine. Moderate rubbing to board tips and spine ends and edges. Marbled edges and end-papers. 168 pages of text + preface, index etc. Engraved title-page vignette and 42 engraved, tissue-guarded plates (which are generally very clean). Photographs available on request.
Published : Glasgow: Joseph Swan, Engraver. London: Moon, Boys & Graves, Printsellers to the King 1830, First Edition
£350.00

Lenman Bruce - From Esk to Tweed Harbours Ships and Men of the East Coast of Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected. 255pp. 16 plates. 8 maps.
Published : Blackie, Glasgow 1975, First Edition
£5.00

Leslie David S. - Notes on Hutton Parish

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. 130 pages. 10 illustrations. A little foxing. Notes on a southern Berwickshire parish on the border with England.
Published : Martin's Printing Works, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1934, First Edition
£30.00

Leslie Jean and Paxton Roland - Bright Lights the Stevenson Engineers 1752-1971

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. Small ownership label. This is an inscribed presentation copy from "Roland", very probably the co-author. 207 pages. 128 illustrations of which 36 are in full colour. Includes a chapter on Robert Louis Stevenson's life as a reluctant trainee civil engineer together with his own account of a "night stage-coach journey south after his uncongenial experiences working at Wick breakwater."
Published : Published By the Authors, Edinburgh 1999, First Edition
£18.00

Leslie, David S. - Notes on Hutton Parish

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. 130 pages. 10 illustrations. Notes on the parish of Hutton in Berwickshire.
Published : Privately Published 1934, First Edition
£28.00

Leyburn, James G. - The Scotch-Irish : A Social History

Softback. A very good copy. Ppxix,377. 5 maps. Deals with "the Scot in 1600", the Plantation of Ulster by lowland Scots in the 17th century, their life in Ulster and the migration of many Scots-Irish to the USA in the 18th century.
Published : The University of North Carolina Press 1989,
£8.00

Lindsay Alistair and Kennedy Jean (Editors) - The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Ayr 1647-1846

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,310. 4 plates. Lists more than 8,500 burgesses and guild brethren of Ayr, with dates, status (burgess, guild brother, freeman etc) and in some cases occupations. Full index.
Published : Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies, Ayr 2002, First Edition
£34.00

Lindsay Maurice (editor) - As I Remember Ten Scottish Authors Recall How Writing Began for Them

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 174pp. Includes George Mackay Brown, Norman MacCaig, Robert Garioch etc.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1979, First Edition
£6.00

Lindsay R.S. - The Scottish Rite for Scotland

A very good copy in the original cloth. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vi,114. Coloured frontispiece. Errata slip tipped-in. This is a history of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in the practice of freemasonry.
Published : W & R Chambers for the Supreme Council for Scotland Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Edinburgh 1958, First Edition
£18.00

Lindsay, William Alexander; Dowden, John; Thomson, John Maitland (Editors) - Charters Bulls and Other Documents Relating to the Abbey of Inchaffray Chiefly from the Originals in the Charter Chest of the Earl of Kinnoull

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Bookplate. Pp.c,354. Plate. Folding map. 32 facsimiles, mostly folding. From about the 13th to the 16th century the Abbey of Inchaffray was one of the most important religious establishments in Scotland.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1908, First Edition
£30.00

Linklater Eric - Mary Queen of Scots

Hardback. A good plus copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. Small gift inscription on front end-paper. 160 pages + 7pp adverts. Frontispiece.
Published : Peter Davies Ltd. 1933, First Edition
£8.00

Lippe, Rev. Robert - Selections from Wodrow's Biographical Collections : Divines of the North-East of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No. 441 of 525 copies. No ownership inscription. Pp.lxxxv,360. Two tissue-guarded plates (both with some edge foxing). Lengthy Introduction on the history of the Church in Scotland. Index.
Published : New Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1890, First Edition
£28.00

Little G. Allan (Editor) - Scotland's Gardens

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is just a little worn at top of spine. 280pp. Frontispiece and 91 illustrations. A guide to over 200 of Scotland's loveliest gardens.
Published : Spurbooks Ltd., Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£8.00

Littlejohn William - Stories of the Buchan Cottars Before the Year "One"

A near very good copy in maroon covers which show some dulling to the front cover. No inscriptions. Pp.v,50. Frontispiece portrait of the author. These are stories of incidents and life in Buchan before, or round about, the year 1801.
Published : Milne & Hutchison, Aberdeen 1929, First Edition
£12.00

Loch James - Memoir of George Granville, Late Duke of Sutherland

Hardback. Large 4to. A good copy in brown cloth which is a little marked and with some small indentations on the lower board. Maroon title piece lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Front hinges strengthened. Ownership inscription of Andrew Young, Invershin (who was manager of the Duke of Sutherland's salmon fishings and who wrote "The Natural History and Habits of the Salmon"). 83 pages. Frontispiece. Three other small illustrations of monuments raised to the Duke. Loch was factor on the Duke's Sutherland estate and was responsible for implementing the notorious Sutherland Clearances on behalf of the Duke. Lists all the subscribers to the monument in Sutherland to the Duke and the amount each contributed together with similar information regarding two other monuments. A scarce book.
Published : Not Published 1834, First Edition
£180.00

Lochhead Marion - Episcopal Scotland in the Nineteenth Century

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Pp.xii,278. 16 illustrations + 1 illustration in the text. A history of the Episcopal Church of Scotland in the 19th century.
Published : John Murray, London 1966, First Edition
£10.00

Lochhead Marion - Magic and Witchcraft of the Borders

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 222pp. Vignettes by James Hutcheson. Folk-tales of the Borders dealing with witches, dragons, brownies, ghosts, elves etc.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1984, First Edition
£9.00

Lockhart, William - The Church of Scotland in the Thirteenth Century ; The Life and Times of David De Bernham of St. Andrews (Bishop) A.D. 1239 to 1253 with List of Churches Dedicated By Him and Dates

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some fading/wear to spine but lettering remains readable. Lacks rear free end-paper. Pp.x,152.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1892,
£20.00

Logan W.H. - A Pedlar's Pack of Ballads and Songs with Illustrative Notes

A fair to good copy in dark green cloth. The paper spine label is almost worn away. Trace of a damp stain towards the top of the boards. Pp.xv,479. Sections on nautical lyrics, military, bacchanalian, matrimonial (and ante-matrimonial!), etc.
Published : William Paterson, Edinburgh 1869, First Edition
£30.00

Lord Fountainhall (Edited By Sir Walter Scott) - Chronological Notes of Scottish Affairs from 1680 Till 1701; Being Chiefly Taken from the Diary of Lord Fountainhall

Hardback. A good copy in grey paper-covered boards with paper title-piece on spine. Upper board (with scored-out name) starting to come loose. The boards are now protected by a clear removable sleeve. Pp.viii,306 (including useful index). Introduction by Sir Walter Scott. Lord Fountainhall was an eminent Scottish lawyer and opponent of the Treaty of Union with England.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1822, First Edition
£85.00

Lorimer Hugh - A Corner of Old Strathclyde

A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.[x],260. Maps. Errata slip tipped-in. A study of the ancient history of the area around Cumnock.
Published : Andrew Spence, Glasgow 1952, First Edition
£25.00

Low, Shona; Lugton, Connie; McLean Rass, Kay; Sneddon, Margaret; Jack, Ethel - Gullane Ladies' Golf Club the First One Hundred Years: 1904-2004

A fine copy in a dark blue leatherette binding lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.viii,124. Numerous illustrations. The history of a ladies' golf club of which many of the most outstanding Scottish lady golfers of the 20th century were members.
Published : Shona Low, Gullane 2003, First Edition
£18.00

Lumsden Harry (Editor) - The Records of the Trades House of Glasgow A.D. 1605-1678

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top ege gilt. This is no.288 of 500 copies signed by the editor. Fairly light fore-edge foxing. Pp.xxvii,574. 6 plates. List of subscribers.
Published : Printed for the Trades House of Glasgow 1910, First Edition
£28.00

Lumsden Harry (Editor) - The Records of the Trades House of Glasgow A.D. 1713-1777

Hardback. 4to. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. This is number 452 of 500 copies initialled by the editor. Pp.xlii,632. Frontispiece and four plates. Historical Introduction by the editor "The Trades House 1605 to 1777".
Published : Printed for the Trades House of Glasgow 1934, First Edition
£25.00

Lunan, Murray and Nora - Brief History of the Church in Glencorse

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. Unpaginated. c.35 pages. Illustrations. Map. Published to mark the centenary of the present church building.
Published : Glencorse Parish Church 1985, First Edition
£10.00

Lynch Michael (editor) - The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

Uncorrected proof in paper covers. A very good copy. Small ownership inscription. 686pp. An alphabetical list of headwords leads to interesting short articles on all aspects of Scottish history.
Published : Oxford University Press 2001,
£15.00

Lynch, Michael; Spearman, Michael; Stell, Geoffrey (Editors) - The Scottish Medieval Town

Hardback. A near fine copy. In a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but which shows some fading to the spine and which has an inconspicuous spill stain at the foot of the spine. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.ix,344. 4 illustrations. 12 maps. "Brings together the work of fifteen scholars---to provide a complete and stimulating picture of the development of the medieval town in Scotland."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£48.00

Lytteil William - Landmarks of Scottish Life and Language

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and black. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 320 pages. Concerned with Scotland's ancient history and place-names with particular reference to Arran, Cumbrae and Bute. Uncommon.
Published : J. Moodie Miller, Edinburgh 1877, First Edition
£28.00

M'Callum Hugh and John (Editors) - An Original Collection of the Poems of Ossian, Orrann, Ulin, and Other Bards Who Flourished in the Same Age

Hardback. A very good copy in the original plain unlettered boards. Bookplate. 241 pages + Contents and Errata pages and 59 pages of subscribers' names. Includes a Life of Saint Columba, a Description of Staffa, the Names of the Persons who favoured the Editors with the different Poems inserted in this Work" etc.
Published : James Watt, Montrose 1816,
£65.00

Mac Vine John - Sixty-Three years' Angling From the Mountain Streamlet to the Mighty Tay

Hardback. Just about good in the original red cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a bit darkened with a little wear at ends. Some fading to front board at top. Hinges tender. Bookplate. Pp.x,263 + 16pp adverts. A lifetime's fishing in Scottish rivers. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1891, First Edition
£40.00