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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
£15.00

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,
£20.00

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
£14.00

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

Hardback. 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
£25.00

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

Jermy, A.C.; Crabbe, J.A. (Editors) - The Island of Mull : A Survey of Its Flora and Environment

Hardback. A very good copy in a dark blue leatherette binding lettered in gilt on the spine and with the British Museum Natural History logo in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and not foxed. Numerous figures (including illustrations and maps) and tables. Map end-papers. A substantial and authoritative work with 19 chapters covering flora (including fungi, algae and diatoms), terrestrial asnd marine ecosystems, geology, geomorphology and soils, climate etc.
Published : British Museum (Natural History), London 1978, First Edition
£65.00

Jervise Andrew - The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays in Angus and Mearns, with Notices of Alyth and Meigle

Hardback. A good copy in blind-stamped blue cloth which is a little marked to upper board. Some fading to spine and wear and tear to spine ends. Stamp of Fettercairn House on front free end-paper. Some foxing mainly to first few pages. Pp.viii,359 + one page of errata and addenda. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Folding map.
Published : Sutherland & Knox, Edinburgh 1853, First Edition
£45.00

Jessop Ralph - Carlyle and Scottish Thought

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xviii,266. Argues that Carlyle was crucially influenced by Scottish philosophy by reference to a discussion of Hume, Reid and Sir William Hamilton.
Published : Macmillan Press Ltd, London 1997, First Edition
£35.00

Johnston Alfred W. And Johnston Amy (Editors) - Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland Caithness and Sutherland Vol. III

Hardback. A just about good copy in light blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. An area of damp-marking at the top of the rear board does not affect the book internally. Ownership inscription. 288 pages. 14 illustrations. Articles on "The Days of the old Shetland Sixern", "Fetlar Folk in 1716", "Scandinavian Place-Names in Sutherland" etc.
Published : The Viking Club 1910, First Edition
£50.00

Johnston Alfred W. And Johnston Amy (Editors) - Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland Caithness and Sutherland Vol. IV

Hardback. A good copy in light blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Ownership inscription. 238 pages. 12 illustrations. Articles on "A Visit to Shetland in 1832," "Ackergill Tower, Caithness," "Rob Doun," "A Peep into an Orkney Township in the Olden Time" etc.
Published : Privately Printed for the Viking Club 1911, First Edition
£50.00

Johnston Alfred W. And Johnston Amy (Editors) - Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland Caithness and Sutherland Vols. I-VI

A good hardback set of six volumes in light blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt published between 1907 and 1913. The first volume, entitled "Orkney and Shetland Miscellany" covers the two years 1907 and 1908. The first volume is a darker blue than the others and the boards are a bit marked. Vol. 1 352 pages. 20 illustrations. Vol. II, 275 pages. 26 illustrations. Vol.III,288 pages. 14 illustrations. Vol.IV,238 pages. 12 illustrations. Vol.V,,228 pages. 10 illustrations. Vol. VI,226 pages. 27 illustrations. Contains a wealth of interesting articles on the Norse part of Scotland, e.g. "The Odal Families of Orkney", "Some Old-Time Shetlandic Wrecks", "Bibliography of Caithness and Sutherland", "A Visit to Shetland in 1832", "A Review of Sutherland Place-names", "The days of the Old Shetland Sixern" etc. Quite scarce.
Published : Viking Club, First Edition
£540.00

Johnston Alfred W. And Johnston Amy (Editors) - Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland Caithness and Sutherland Volume II

Hardback. A good copy in light blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Boards a bit marked with some superficial damp staining which does not affect the book internally. End-papers browned. Ownership inscription. 275 pages. 26 illustrations.
Published : The Viking Club, London 1909, First Edition
£50.00

Johnston Alfred W; Johnston Amy; Paton Rev. Henry(Editors) - Caithness & Sutherland Records Vol.I Part IV

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth. Includes a section of Vol. I Part III, (pages 49-64) covering the years 1282 to 1296; and a section (or the whole) of Vol. I, Part IV (pages 65-208) covering the years 1296 to 1422. Includes a translation into English of documents in Latin.
Published : Viking Club, London 1910, First Edition
£30.00

Johnston G. Harvey - Scottish Heraldry Made Easy

Hardback. A very good copy in beige cloth lettered in black and decorated in red. Top edge gilt. Patterned end-papers. Ownership inscription on half-title. Pp.xv,221. 8 colour plates. 41 figures in the text. Much has been added to the first edition to make this edition more complete.
Published : W & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh & London 1912, Second Edition
£28.00

Johnston Ian - Ships for a Nation: John Brown & Company Clydebank

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 360 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. A history of perhaps the most famous of the Clyde shipbuilding companies. Includes a list of all ships built by the company with dates, details and the ship's fate.
Published : West Dunbartonshire Libraries & Museums 2000, First Edition
£40.00

Johnston James R. - Place-Names of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little edge foxing. Pp.cxi,308 + 2pp. publisher's adverts. Lengthy Introduction on the origin of Scottish Place-names followed by an alphabetical list oif place-names.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1903, Second Edition
£12.00

Johnston Tom and Tullis Ramsey (Editors) - Muckhart Clackmannanshire

A very good copy in paper covers. 97pp. Map. Line drawings. A modern parish history.
Published : Muckhart and Glendevon Amenity Society 1988, First Edition
£8.00

Johnston, Ian - Ships for a Nation: The History of John Brown & Company Clydebank

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 360 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. The story of a famous Clyde shipbuilding yard. Includes details of all ships built by the company.
Published : West Dunbartonshire Libraries & Museums 2000, First Edition
£18.00

Johnston, J. Laughton - Scotland's Nature in Trust : The National Trust for Scotland and Its Wildland and Crofting Management

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,266. Many illustrations including colour. Includes individual chapters on many Trust properties including, St. Kilda, Canna, Glencoe, Torridon, Fair Isle etc.
Published : T & A D Poyser 2000, First Edition
£14.00

Johnstone C.L. - History of the Johnstones - Supplement

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription or otherr internal marking. Pp.xviii,108. Contains eight chapters + Appendices, including chapters on the Johnstones of Westerhall, the Johnstones of Graitney and the Johnstones of Elsieshields. This is a Supplement to the author's "History of the Johnstones" published in 1909.
Published : Jackson, Wylie & Co, Glasgow 1925, First Edition
£30.00

Jones Kenyon - GPS a Tribute

Hardback. A very good copy in a dark blue leatherette binding. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper. 168 pages. Two pages of colour illustrations. Numerous black and white illustrations. Family trees. This is a biography of George Philip Stewart MacPherson who played rugby for Scotland. It covers also his banking career, his military life, his charitable interests etc. A scarce item.
Published : Sutherland Press, Golspie 1993, First Edition
£30.00

Jones Nathaniel (Editor) - Reprint of Jones's Directory; or Useful Pocket Companion for the Year 1787. With an Introduction and Notes of Old Glasgow Celebrities By the "Rambling Reporter"

Hardback. A fair copy externally as the spine is cracked down the centre and at the joins with the boards and lacks small pieces at both ends. Internally very good. Pp.24,84. First published in 1787 this Directory was the first to list the names and addresses of the merchants, traders, manufacturers and shop-keepers in and about the city of Glasgow.
Published : Robert Graham, Glasgow 1868, Reprint
£28.00

Kames (Henry Home, Lord) - Statute Law of Scotland Abridged. With Historical Notes

Hardback. A good copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with five raised bands to spine which is lettered in gilt. Ex libris plate of Robert Maxtone Graham. Browning to edges of end-papers. Pp.vi,[1],465. A useful reference to the law of the time arranged in the form of a dictionary.
Published : A. Kincaid and J. Bell, Edinburgh 1769, Second Edition
£75.00

Kay Billy (Editor) - The Dundee Book

Hardback. The book celebrates the spirit of Dundee with articles, oral history and photographs by Dundonians and honorary Dundonians. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. 256 pages. Many illustrations.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£8.50

Kay John - A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings -- with Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes

Hardback. 4to. A good, sound, two volume set in a quarter leather binding with pebbled boards. A small piece of the surface cloth has been rubbed away from the rear board of volume II. Top edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription and almost free from foxing. Vol.1,ppviii,445. Vol.II,pp.viii,504. 361 etchings with tissue guards. A fascinating record of Edinburgh society at the end of the 18th century.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1877, New Edition
£280.00

Keay, John and Keay Julia (Editors) - Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,1046. 4000 entries. Nearly 500 illustrations. A mine of information about Scotland.
Published : HarperCollins, London 1994,
£15.00

Keay, John and Keay Julia (Editors) - Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland

Hardback. First printing. A very good copy in a complete and untorn dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine (although the lettering is clear). A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,[7],1046. Numerous illustrations and maps. A mine of information about all things Scottish. [Please note this heavy book will incur extra postage.]
Published : HarperCollins, London 1994, First Edition
£10.00

Keith Alexander - The North of Scotland Bank Limited 1836-1936

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has two sizeable chips and one smaller chip. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,188. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Uncommon in dustwrapper.
Published : Aberdeen Journals Ltd., Aberdeen 1936, First Edition
£30.00

Keith Field-Marshall James - A Fragment of a Memoir of Field-Marshall James Keith Written By Himself 1714-1734

4to. A very good copy. Pp.xv,124. A memoir of a Scottish Jacobite who saw action in the 1715 rising and subsequently in the service of Peter the Great of Russia.
Published : Spalding Club, Edinburgh 1843, First Edition
£40.00

Keith, Isobel - Stones on the Ice : The Story of Curling

Illustrated by Jennifer Cook.
Softback. Nd. c.1980? A very good copy. 56 pages. Numerous drawings. Other illustrations. Contains a number of curling verses in addition to a brief history of the game. Uncommon.
Published : Gordon Bennett Publications, Edinburgh, First Edition
£12.00

Keldie Kathleen - Tankerness Now and Then

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy. Pp.ix,477. Numerous illustrations, many in colour. Maps at end. List of amendments tipped-in at end. Limited edition of 800 copies. "I have tried to paint a picture of Tankerness and many of its inhabitants over the last two hundred years." Tankerness is a district on the Mainland of Orkney. [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage].
Published : Published By the Author 2012, First Edition
£30.00