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Hanley Clifford - A Skinful Of Scotch

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with one small chip. Gift inscription on fep.174pp. Many pen & ink drawings. A book about the Scots.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1965, First Edition

Hannah Ian C. - The Berwick and Lothian Coasts

Illustrated by Edith Brand Hannah.
Hardback. A good copy in red cloth. Spine faded. Bookplate and ownership inscription. 368 pages. Coloured frontispiece. Many illustrations. End-paper maps. Two plans. An account of the archaeological, historical and literary associations of the coast and coastal communities of Berwick and East Lothian.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1913, First Edition

Hannay R. K. (Introduction By Hector L. McQueen) - The College of Justice

A very good copy in dark red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Pp.xv,359. This is a history of the Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court, reprinted from the first edition of 1933.
Published : The Stair Society, Edinburgh 1990, Reprint

Hannay Robert Kerr (Translator and Editor) - Rentale Sancti Andree Being the Chamberlain and Granitar Accounts of the Archbishopric in the Time of Cardinal Betoun 1538-1546

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A few spots of damp fading to the boards (not affecting the spine). Very good internally and unopened. Pp.lviii,246. Frontispiece.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1913, First Edition

Hanson, William S.; Maxwell, Gordon S. - Rome's North West Frontier : The Antonine Wall

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which shows a little fading. Pp.xiv,247. Plates, line drawings and maps. "Relates the planning, building, garrisoning and military effectiveness of Rome's north-west frontier, the Antonine Wall, setting these in the wider context of Imperial strategy and its chief instrument, the Roman army."
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1983, First Edition

Hardy Ernest W. - The Land o' the Simmer Dim

Hardback. Nd. c.1912? A good copy in blue cloth, showing some edge wear, and with a pictorial onlay to the upper board. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Edge and end-paper foxing. 247 pages. Frontispiece and six illustrations. A book about Shetland with chapters entitled "The Shetland Dialect", "Legends and Superstitions", "The Herring Fishery of To-day", "The Making of a Shetland Shawl", "The Shetland Pony" etc.
Published : W.A. Hammond, London, First Edition

Harkess Claire - St Kilda

A very good copy in card covers. This is a 48 page exhibition catalogue of paintings by Claire Harkess of the scenery and bird life of St. Kilda. Foreword by Louise Johnstone.
Published : Plockton Gallery 2007, First Edition

Harper Malcolm McL. - Crockett and Grey Galloway the Novelist and His Works

Illustrated by John Copland.
A very good copy in grey cloth with pictorial upper cover. Gift inscription. Pp.x,184. 39 illustrations. A biography of Samuel Rutherford Crockett, the Galloway novelist.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1907, First Edition

Harper Malcolm McL. - Rambles in Galloway

Hardback. A good copy in light brown cloth decorated in gilt on upper board. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xiv,380 + 3pp index. 85 illustrations. This second edition was revised and brought up to date. Double page map at end.
Published : Thomas Fraser, Dalbeattie 1896, Second Edition

Harper Marjory - Emigration from North-East Scotland Volume 1 Willing Exiles and Volume 2 Beyond the Broad Atlantic

Hardbacks. A fine two volume set in fine dustwrappers. Volume 1,pp.xi,380. 23 illustrations. 4 maps. Volume 2,pp.xi,317. 20 illustrations. 4 maps. Volume 1 covers the years from 1830 to 1880 looking at emigration to America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Volume 2 deals specifically with emigration to Canada in the three decades before the First World War.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1988, First Edition

Harper, Marjory - Emigration from North-east Scotland: Volume 2 Beyond the Broad Atlantic

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,317. 20 illustrations. 4 maps. This volume "deals specifically with emigration to Canada in the three decades before the First World War and looks at the reasons for Canada's incresing popularity with people from the North-East."
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1988, First Edition

Harris Paul - Aberdeen & the North East at War

4to. A very good copy. Softcover. 128pp. A photographic record of the experiences of the north east of Scotland during the Second World War.
Published : Press & Journal 1987, First Edition

Harris Paul - Aberdeen and the North East at War

4to. Softback. A good copy. Unpaginated. 236 illustrations with accompanying text.
Published : Lomond Books, Edinburgh 1995, Reprint

Harris Paul - Glasgow Since 1900

4to. A fine copy. 251 captioned photographs with an Introduction.
Published : Lomond Books, Edinburgh 1998, Reprint

Harrison E.P. - Scottish Estate Tweeds

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 192 pages. Numerous colour illustrations including 185 plates of individual estate tweeds which are accompanied by "an indication of where the estates are and a very brief note on the history of each tweed where this can be traced." Also includes a history of estate tweeds and of the firm of Johnstons of Elgin with a section on cashmere.
Published : Johnstons of Elgin 1995, First Edition

Harrison John - Oure Tounis Colledge: Sketches of the History of the Old College of edinburgh with an Appendix of Historical documents

Hardback. A very good copy in burgundy cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Spine a little faded but lettering clear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 166 pages. Sketches of the early days of the University of Edinburgh.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1884, First Edition

Harrison S.J. & Smith K. - Weather Sensitivity and Services in Scotland

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 180pp. Figures. Tables. Weather forecasting and the application of weather forecasts for transport, agricultural and industrial purposes.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition

Harrison Wilmot - Memorable Edinburgh Houses

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.viii,122. Many drawings in the text. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1893 with a new introduction by J.B. Barclay. Describes houses and their former occupants with biographical incidents and anecdotes.
Published : S.R. Publishers 1971, Reprint

Hart-Davis, Duff - Monarchs of the Glen: History of Deer Stalking in the Scottish Highlands

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some minor edge wear and tear. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,249. 48 plates. Map. Figure.
Published : Jonathan Cape Ltd., London 1978, First Edition

Harvey Charles C.H. ; Macleod John - Calendar of Writs Preserved at Yester House 1166-1625

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 437 pages. Writs in Latin have an English translation.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition

Harvey William - Robert Burns as a Freemason

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in grey paper-coverd boards with a brown cloth spine. Bevelled edges. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 92 pages (including publisher's catalogue of masonic publications). Frontispiece and six illustrations.
Published : T.M. Sparks, Dundee 1921, First Edition

Harvey, Colin - Ha'penny Help: Record of Social Improvement in Victorian Scotland

Softback. A very good copy. Spine a little slanted. Neat ownership inscription. Pp.viii,200. Numerous illustrations. Chapters on poorhouses, reformatories, institutes, model lodging houses etc.
Published : Heatherbank Press, Glasgow 1976, First Edition

Harvie-Brown J. A; Buckley Thomas E. - A Vertebrate Fauna of Argyll and the Inner Hebrides

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth which is faded on the spine. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Separate ownership inscription of "H. Raeburn 1892", very probably Harold Raeburn the famous pioneer Scottish mountaineer and keen ornithologist. Pp.lxxxiv,262 + publisher's booklist dated July 1892. 16 illustrations/maps including folding linen-backed map at end.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1892, First Edition

Hastie Rev. John (Introduced, Annotated and Indexed By Ronald Morrison) - Full of Egotism Being the Diary of the Rev. John Hastie Minister of Edrom Parish Berwickshire 1797 to 1822

Softback. A fine copy. Signed by Ronald Morrison. Pp.viii,116. Illustrated. Described as giving "a fascinating insight into the life of a minister in a Scottish Borders Parish at the turn of the nineteenth century". It also contains "an unpublished wealth of genealogical information".
Published : Borders Family History Society 2004, First Edition

Hay George - Architecture of Scotland

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little soiled on the rear panel. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 96 pages. Illustrated throughout.
Published : Oriel Press 1977, Second Edition Revised and Enlarged

Hay George Campbell - Wind on Loch Fyne

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a couple of edge tears, minor chipping to spine ends and some fading to the spine (although the lettering is clear). Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.viii,80. Poems in Scots and English with some translated from the poet's own Gaelic.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1948, First Edition

Hay Ian - The Royal Company of Archers 1676-1951

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,299. 36 illustrations including colour. A history of the monarch's ceremonial bodyguard in Scotland. A nice bright copy.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons Ltd., Edinburgh 1951, First Edition

Hay Ian - The Royal Company Of Archers 1676-1951

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. SIGNED by the author. A little edge foxing. Pp.viii,[1],299. 36 illustrations. A history of the Royal Company of Archers who are the Queen's Bodyguard in Scotland.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1951, First Edition

Hay William J. - A Handbook and Directory of Old Scottish Clockmakers

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xiv,97. 10 illustrations.
Published : William J. Hay, Edinburgh 1903,

Hay, George - The Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper with fairly minor wear and tear to the top edge. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Bookplate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xvi,299, 47. Frontispiece. 46 plates at end. 60 figures in text. A highly regarded work which was the first to be published on Scottish post-Reformation church architecture. Includes an Inventory of churches arranged by county. Also considers in detail furniture, fittings and decorative features.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1957, First Edition

Hayes, A. J.; Gowland, D. A. (Editors) - Scottish Methodism in the Early Victorian Period : The Scottish Correspondence of the Reverend Jabez Bunting, 1800-1857

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. Pp.viii,144. 18 plates.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1981, First Edition

Haynes Dorothy K. - Haste Ye Back

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Many black and white photographs. Not foxed. 191 pages. Near very good dustwrapper showing a little edge wear and tear and with a couple of internal repairs. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "This refreshingly unsentimental story of the author's life as a child in Aberlour Orphanage, Banffshire, is unusual because it shows that an orphanage can also be a home - and a happy one at that."
Published : Jarrolds, London 1973, First Edition

Haynes Nick - Perth & Kinross an Illustrated Architectural Guide

A fine copy. Paperback. 240 pages. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : The Rutland Press, Edinburgh 2000, First Edition

Heintze Sarah et al - Pro Patria Mori the Edinburgh Academy at War 1914-1918

Hardback. A very good copy. Inscription "To Alan With Best Wishes Sarah" may be from the Executive Editor to the Associate Editor. 292 pages. Illustrated. A First World War Roll of Honour with brief biographies, and often photographs, of former Edinburgh Academy pupils who died in the conflict.
Published : The Einburgh Academy and the Edinburgh Academy Foundation, Edinburgh 2015, First Edition

Heiton John - The Castes of Edinburgh

Hardback. A near very good copy in a half-leather binding lettered in gilt on a red title-piece and with five raised bands on spine. Leather showing some wear but a very decent copy. Pp.ix,386. Frontispiece. Chapters on "Our Edinburgh Ladies", "Our Men of Genius", "The Jolly-Topers of Edinburgh," Our Retired Indians," etc. An irreverent look at the citizens of Edinburgh in the mid-19th century.
Published : William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1861, Third Edition, Much Enlarged