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Laing Lloyd and Jenny - Ancient Scotland a Guide to the Remains

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 144pp. Many illustrations. A guide to Scotland's ancient monuments.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1976, First Edition

Laing Lloyd and Jenny - The Picts and the Scots

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 172pp. 14 plates. 136 figures.
Published : Wrens Park Publishing 1998,

Laing Samuel (Edited By R. P. Fereday) - The Autobiography of Samuel Laing of Papdale 1780-1868

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,308. Maps. Illustrations. Family tree. Samuel Laing was a Provost of Kirkwall "whose innovations in farming and fishing did much to lay the foundations for economic prosperity in nineteenth century Orkney. When kelp prices collapsed he ran into financial dificulties and, narrowly failing to enter parliament, he left Orkney to follow a quite separate career as traveller and writer." This copy comes with a compliments slip from the publisher addressed to Professor Alexander Fenton asking him for the favour of a review.
Published : Bellavista Publications, Kirkwall 2000, First Edition

Laing, Margaret (Editor and Compiler) - A Social History of Blairgowrie and Rattray: the Market Town, the Mill Town, the Berry Town

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy. Signed by the editor on the title page. Pp.viii,271. Numerous illustrations throughout. A modern history of Blairgowrie and Rattray.
Published : Blairgowrie, Rattray and District Local History Trust 2005, First Edition

Laing, Samuel; Fereday, R.P. - The Autobiography of Samuel Laing of Papdale, 1780-1868

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,308. Illustrations. Maps. Laing was a Provost of Kirkwall, and later a traveller and writer who made the first English translation of Heimskringla, the saga of the Norwegian kings.
Published : Bellavista Publications, Kirkwall 2000, First Edition

Lamb, Gregor - Orcadiana: Pen Portraits of the Past

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 270 pages. Illustrated. This is a collection of more than 40 articles by the author. There are sections on Dialect, Folklore, History and Pre-history, Place-Names and Some Orkney Family Names.
Published : Bellavista Publications, Kirkwall 2004, First Edition

Lamb, Gregor - The Place-names of South Ronaldsay and Burray

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 192 pages. Numerous illustrations. Maps. Described as "probably one of the most detailed studies of place-names ever undertaken in Scotland."
Published : Bellavista Publications, Kirkwall 2006, First Edition

Lamb, Rev. John - Annals of an Ayrshire Parish. West Kilbride

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. First published in 1896 this is one of a facsimile reprint of 200 copies, this copy being an unnumbered presentation copy from the publishers to the author's daughter. 250 pages. Illustrations.
Published : West Kilbride Amenity Society 1979, Reprint

Lamont, Rev. D. - Strath: In Isle of Skye

Softback. A very good copy in grey covers lettered in black. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,170. 12 illustrations including frontispiece. Folding map. This is a reprint of a work first published in 1913.
Published : Kirk Session of Strath 1983, Reprint

Lamont-Brown, Raymond;Adamson, Peter G. - The Victorian and Edwardian Borderland from Rare Photographs

4to. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is faded to the spine but which is otherwise very good. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 136 pages. The social history of the Scottish Borders in old photographs.
Published : Alvie Publications, St Andrews 1981, First Edition

Landsman, Ned C. - Scotland and Its First American Colony, 1683-1765

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn dustwrapper which shows some browning. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xiv,360. 7 maps. A study of the Scottish lowland settlers of eastern and central New Jersey, "Scotland's first successful American colony and -- their story within a comparative and transatlantic context."
Published : Princeton University Press 1985, First Edition

Lang Andrew - George Mackenzie King's Advocate, of Rosehaugh His Life and Times (1636? - 1691)

A good copy in red cloth. Spine faded with some wear but lettering quite readable. Inscriptions and browning to end-papers. Pp.x,[2],347. 4 plates. Mackenzie was Lord Advocate during the turbulent times of late 17th century Scotland.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1909, First Edition

Larner Gerald and Larner Celia - The Glasgow Style

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,23 + 205 black and white illustrations. Examines the work of several Glasgow artists who formed parrt of the Artts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century.
Published : Astragal Books, London 1980,

Larner Gerald and Larner Celia - The Glasgow Style

Softback. A very good copy. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,23 + 205 illustrations with accompanying text. In the 1890s Glasgow was one of the centres of the European Arts and Crafts Movement. "This book ----is the most complete record ever produced of an episode in 20th century art history whose importance and influence is being increasingly appreciated."
Published : Astragal Books, London 1980, First Softback Edition

Lauder James - The Glasgow Athenaeum: a Sketch of Fifty Years' Work (1847-1897)

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a green cloth binding with white vellum spine. Top edge gilt. No.112 of 200 copies signed by author. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 203 pages. Illustrations. Portraits. The athenaeum was a kind of adult education centre with evening classes, lectures, a reading room etc.
Published : Saint Mungo Press, Glasgow 1897, First Edition

Lauder, Sir John of Fountainhall - Historical Selections from the Manuscripts of Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall, One of the Senators of the College of Justice. Volume First, Historical Observations, 1680-1686

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in original green cloth with paper title label on spine. . No ownership inscription. Pp.[xiv],280. Engraved frontispiece portrait (some foxing). This is one of 101 copies printed on Club paper for the Bannatyne Club. An important historical authority for the period covered.
Published : Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh 1837, First Edition

Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick - Highland Rambles, and Long Legends to Shorten the Way

Hardbacks. A good two volume set in the original rather drab cloth lettered in black on each title-piece. Each volume has a smallish spine-end tear. Small gift inscription on the front end-paper of each volume.,361 + 2pp publisher's adverts; [vi],380 + errata page. 7 tissue-guarded plates.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1837, First Edition

Laurie, Barbara - Letters to Ilio from the Cafe De Luxe : A Selkirk Story

Softback. Nd - 2011? A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. One page coming a little loose. 353 pages. Illustrated. These are the letters of a Selkirk girl written in 1946 and 1947 to an Italian who had been a prisoner of war in a camp near the town and who had been forcibly repatriated to Italy at the end of the war. They offer an insight into life in Selkirk in the months following the end of the Second World War.
Published : Published By the Author, Kelso, First Edition

Laurie, S.S. - Report to the Trustees of the Dick Bequest on the Rural Public (formerly Parochial) Schools of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray

Hardcover. A good copy in publisher's mauve cloth which is faded at edges. The paper title label on spine is chipped and worn but the lettering is readable. 150 pages. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : T. & A. Constable , Edinburgh 1890, First Edition

Lawson Lewis - A History of Falkirk

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

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

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

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

Hardback. 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

Leighton Alexander - a Second Series of Curious Storied Traditions of Scottish Life

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and stamped in blind. Brown end-papers. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.[i-iii],iv-v,[vi-viii],305 + 6pp publisher's adverts. Contains eight, often supernatural, tales of Scottish life imagined by the author rather than being traditional. The final tale has much pencil marking but otherwise this is a nice copy of a scarce title.
Published : William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1861, First Edition

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.,[2],325.
Published : William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1867, First Edition

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

Leitch Archibald et al (Editors) - The Book of the Jubilee: In Commemoration of the Ninth Jubilee of the University of Glasgow 1451-1901

Hardback. A good copy in grey boards lettered in black. Some darkening to spine. Lower board tips a little bumped and worn. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper (which I think is of Charles Allen Oakley who wrote "The Second City", a history of Glasgow.) Pp.xii,211. Illustrated. Comprises a number of essays, mostly on the university, its alumni, Glasgow etc. There is a 15 page essay by John Buchan entitled "Some Books on Scottish Sport."
Published : Published for the Students' Jubilee Celebrations Committee By James MacLehose & Sons, Glasgow 1901, First Edition

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

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

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

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

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,