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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
£80.00

Macadam J.H. (Introduction and Notes) - The Baxter Books of St. Andrews. A Record of Three Centuries

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Minor tears at head of spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Some light pencil marking in text. Pp.ciii,338. Frontispiece and six plates. Partly unopened. Comprises the records of the minutes of the proceedings of the Incorporation of Bakers of St. Andrews from 1548 to 1861.
Published : Scottish Association of Master Bakers, Leith 1903, First Edition
£20.00

Macafee, Caroline and Macleod Iseabail (Editors) - The Nuttis Schell : Essays on the Scots Language Presented to A J Aitken

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,247. Frontispiece and three other illustrations. Essays on the Scots language by David Murison, David Daiches, Alexander Fenton etc. in honour of Professor A. J. Aitken.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1987, First Edition
£10.00

Macandrew Major-General Isaac Forsyth - Memoir of Isaac Forsyth Bookseller in Elgin 1768-1859

Hardback. A good copy in the original dark green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear at head of spine. Gift inscription to the Forsyth Association on the half-title. Not foxed. Pp.x,185 + 32pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece. Title page vignette. Partly unopened. The subject of this Memoir was a conspicuous promoter of public improvements in Elgin. Quite scarce in first edition.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench & Co, London 1889, First Edition
£95.00

Macaskill John (Editor) - The Highland Destitution of 1837: Government Aid and Public Subscription

Hardback. A very good copy. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.lxxi,313. One illustration. Two maps. Two tables. A study of famine and famine relief in the Highlands of Scotland in 1837.
Published : Scottish History Society 2012, First Edition
£9.00

Macaulay, James - The Classical Country House in Scotland, 1660-1800

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xxii,217. 178 illustrations. The first book to be written on Scottish country houses of the 17th and 18th centuries and their architects and "the first integrated history of country house architecture."
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1987, First Edition
£25.00

Macaulay, Ronald K.S. - Locating Dialect in Discourse : The Language of Honest Men and Bonnie Lassies in Ayr

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good, complete and untorn, dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Pp.xiv,293. "The most comprehensive study ever made of a Scottish dialect, this work charts and analyzes variation in the speech of individuals in different social classes in the town of Ayr".
Published : Oxford University Press 1991, First Edition
£12.00

MacColla Fionn - Scottish Noel (1500's)

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 68pp. A small masterpiece about life in 16th century Scotland.
Published : Privately Published,
£5.00

MacCulloch Donald B. - The Island of Staffa

Hardback. 12mo. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded and worn at top. 64 pages. Illustrations. Map. Much on Fingal's cave.
Published : Alex. MacLaren & Sons, Glasgow 1927, First Edition
£20.00

MacDiarmid Hugh - Aesthetics in Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on front end-paper. 100pp. Illus. Macdiarmid's view as to the aesthetic implications of the artistic revolution he had brought about in Scotland.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1984, First Edition
£6.00

MacDiarmid Hugh (Edited By Alan Bold) - The Thistle Rises an Anthology of Poetry and Prose By Hugh MacDiarmid

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some writing on front end-paper by previous owner. Pp.xxxv,463. Includes previously unpublished prose and poetry.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1984, First Edition
£15.00

MacDiarmid Hugh (Edited By R. Crombie Saunders) - Selected Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid

A very good copy in a chipped dustwrapper. 59pp. Frontispiece portrait. A selection of the best of Macdiarmid's early poems.
Published : William MacLellan, Glasgow 1944,
£15.00

MacDiarmid J.M. - The Deer Forests and How They are Bleeding Scotland White

A good plus pamphlet. Ownership inscription on front cover. One inch tear at foot of spine. 24 pages + one page Appendix. An argument against millions of acres of Scottish land being kept as deer forests.
Published : The Scottish Home Rule Association, Glasgow 1925,
£10.00

MacDonald Alasdair A. (Editor) - The Gude and Godlie Ballatis

Hardback. A near fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,413. Frontispiece. This "is a printed collection of short texts - mostly verse, but also some prose - of the Scottish Reformation."
Published : The Scottish Text Society 2015,
£30.00

MacDonald Angus - A Family Memoir of the MacDonalds of Keppoch

A good copy. This is number 31 of 150 copies. Externally very good but internally there are traces of a damp stain affecting the top outer corner of the pages. Ownership inscription. Pp.xii,153. The book was written between 1800 and 1820 . It is edited by Clements R. Markham with some notes by the late Charles Edward Stuart, Comte D' Albanie. Scarce in first edition.
Published : A & C Black 1885, First Edition
£95.00

MacDonald Hugh - Days at the Coast: a Series of Sketches Descriptive of the Firth of Clyde - Its Watering Places, Its Scenery, and Its Associations. With Memoir of the author

Nd. The Memoir is dated 1878 but I think this is later, perhaps c. 1910. Hardback. A very good, bright copy in light green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxiv,390. 6 illustrations. Sketches of numerous localities on the Firth of Clyde.
Published : C.L. Wright, Glasgow,
£20.00

MacDonald James - Place Names of West Aberdeenshire

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No. 441 of 525 copies. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxvii,347,15.
Published : New Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1899, First Edition
£85.00

MacDonald John A. - Blairgowrie and Strathardle 1886

A very good copy. Softcover. This is a facsimile reproduction of a hand-written manuscript found at the bottom of a box of books bought by the publisher at auction. It runs to 178pp mostly, but not entirely, in rhyme. There are 8 rather attractive hand-drawn illustrations. The publisher believes the author may have been John A Reid-MacDonald who wrote "The History of Blairgowrie". A fairly uncommon oddity.
Published : Lorien Press 1985, First Edition
£18.00

MacDonald John D. - Fife from Kirkcaldy to Kincardine

4to. Softcover. A very good copy. 41 pages. Maps. Illustrations. Described as "a combination of walking and car tours of one to two hours' duration.
Published : Albany Press, Dunfermline 1981, First Edition
£10.00

MacDonald Martin - Skye Camanachd : A Century Remembered.

Hardback. A very good copy in a fine dustwrapper. The book would be fine but for a gift inscription on the front free end-paper. Numerous black and white illustrations. Pp.[x],140,[ii]. The story of the first 100 years of a Skye shinty club.
Published : Skye Camanachd, Portree 1992, First Edition
£18.00

MacDonald Norman Malcolm - Calum Todd

A very good copy in a slightly worn but otherwise very good dustwrapper. 106 pages. Thirteen stories tracing the growth of a young man from the Hebrides.
Published : Club Leabhar, Inverness 1976, First Edition
£8.00

MacDonald of Castleton, Donald J. - Clan Donald

4to. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with one or two edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xv,467. Many illustrations (including colour), genealogical charts, maps and plans. A history of perhaps the greatest of the Highland Clans.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Loanhead 1978, First Edition
£40.00

MacDonald Rev. Archibald Editor) - The Poems and Songs of John MacCodrum, Archibald MacDonald and Some of the Minor Uist Bards

A very good copy in dark blue cloth letterd in gilt on the spine. Rear board a little marked. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 220 pages + 16pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece. Introductory material and notes in English. Text of the poems in Gaelic. An uncommon title in first edition.
Published : Archibald Sinclair, Glasgow 1894, First Edition
£35.00

MacDonald Stuart - Back to Lochaber : A Search for Historic Events, Travels, Tales and Customs

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 299 pages. Illustrations. Maps. A trawl through various episodes of Lochaber's history.
Published : The Pentland Press 1994, First Edition
£30.00

MacDonald, Donald Farquhar MacLeod (Editor) - Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae the Succession of Ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation Volume X Ministers of the Church from 1 January 1955 to 31 December 1975

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a couple of small tears. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,517. Gives details, by charge, presbytery and synod, of persons who were Ministers of the Church of Scotland during the years covered. Includes an index of charges and an index of ministers.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£30.00

MacDonald, George - The Roman Wall in Scotland

A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded but lettering clear. Small corner clipped from front end-paper. Pp.xv,[i],413. Frontispiece and 55 plates (including folding plans of forts). 16 illustrations in the text. Folding map at end. A study of the Antonine Wall.
Published : James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1911, First Edition
£35.00

MacDonald, Isobel - A Family in Skye 1908-1916

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 148 pages. Illustrated. The story of a family in Portree, Skye before and during the First World War.
Published : Acair Ltd., Stornoway 1980, First Edition
£8.00

MacDonald, Joseph - Compleat Theory of the Scots Highland Bagpipe

Folio. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 48 pages. First published in 1803 this is a facsimile reprint of the 1927 edition. Music examples. New Introduction by Seumas MacNeill. Described as "the earliest authentic record of a piper's view of his music -- which has undoubtedly provided much source work for later preparations."
Published : S. R. Publishers Ltd., Wakefield, Yorkshire 1971,
£30.00

MacDonald, Mairi A. - By the Banks of the Ness : Tales of Inverness and District

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. . A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 159 pages. Essays on the history, lore and legend of the Highland capital.
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1982, First Edition
£7.00

MacDonald, Rev. A. And MacDonald, Rev. A. - The Clan Donald Volume I

A good copy in red cloth with green cloth spine. Lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear to spine ends. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. New end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xxviii,570. Numerous illustrations including two in colour. This volume includes the history of Clan Donald from its beginnings to 1545. [This is a heavy book which will require extra postage outside the UK].
Published : The Northern Counties Publishing Comapny, Inverness 1896, First Edition
£95.00

MacDonell, Josephine M. Of Keppoch - An Historical Record of the Branch of "Clann Domhnuill" Called the MacDonells of Keppoch and Gargavach

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.145 + one page index.
Published : Archd. Sinclair, Glasgow 1931, First Edition
£45.00