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King, Lillian - Levenmouth at War

Softback. A very good copy with black and white photographs on front and rear covers. No inscriptions. Many black and white photographs. 192 pages. "No other area of Britain, far less Scotland, is better suited to tell the story of the Second World War. Many areas have a mining tradition. Many coastal communities have docks. Many areas can boast a rural and urban mix, and many areas welcomed different nationalities during the war years. But Levenmouth combined them all - like no other."
Published : Windfall Books 2005, First Edition
£12.00

Kinloch George R. - Ancient Scottish Ballads, Recovered from Tradition and Never Before Published: With Notes Historical and Explanatory; and an Appendix Containing the Airs of Several of the Ballads

Hardback. A good copy in a dark green half-leather binding with marbled boards and end-papers. Five raised bands on the gilt lettered and decorated spine. Wear to spine edges and board tips. Top edge gilt. Moderate end-paper foxing but overall quite clean. Hinges sound. Pp.xiv,270 + errata page and Appendix of tunes. A worthwhile collection of Scottish ballads collected from outside the Borders area.
Published : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London 1827, First Edition
£125.00

Kinloch M.G.J. - Studies in Scottish Ecclesiastical History in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Maroon end-papers. Single stamp (of a church) on title page. Pp.xi,347. Includes the covenanting period.
Published : Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co, London 1898, First Edition
£25.00

Kinnear A. Balfour - Leith Harbour and Docks: New Works - Western Extension Scheme: Construction of East and West Breakwaters

Softback. A very good copy except for some fading to the rear cover. 38 pages. Illustrated. An account of the western extension scheme to Leith harbour and docks which was undertaken between 1936 and 1942. Uncommon.
Published : Leith Dock Commission 1946, First Edition
£10.00

Kirk James - Her Majesty's Historiographer Gordon Donaldson 1913-1993

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription is hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.viii,291. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. A biography of an eminent Scots historian.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1996, First Edition
£12.00

Kirk Neville - Custom and Conflict in the "Land of the Gael": Ballachulish 1900-1910

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Upper board tips just slightly bumped. 172 pages. Illustrations, maps and documents. A study of industrial conflicts at the Ballachulish slate quarry at the beginning of the 20th century. Described as "a welcome case study of community action in the Scottish Highlands."
Published : Merlin Press, Monmouth 2007, First Edition
£20.00

Kirk, James (Editor) - Visitation of the Diocese of Dunblane and Other Churches 1586-1589

Softback. Fading to spine otherwise a very good copy. Pp.lviii,115. 8 pages of plates.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1984, First Edition
£9.00

Kirk, James (OEditor) - The Books of Assumption of the Thirds of Benefices: Scottish Ecclesiastical Rentals at the Reformation

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. An inscription on the front end-paper "Athol, with good wishes, Jim" is probably from the editor to Dr. Athol Murray who is mentioned in the Acknowledgements. Pp.lxxxviii,896,(i). Folding map at end shows diocesan boundaries at the Reformation. Includes an Index of Persons and an Index of Places. "The Books of Assumption document in detail the distribution of the church's wealth drawn from a thousand parishes and a population of 800,000-----This is a huge and fascinating database of importance for historians of all interests."
Published : Published for the British Academy By Oxford University Press, Oxford 1995, First Edition
£20.00

Knight William - Lord Monboddo and Some of His Contemporaries

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Small ownership inscription. 314pp. Frontispiece and four illustrations. A short biographical sketch of Lord Monboddo (a Scottish judge and philosopher) is followed by his letters and those of his friends. The book throws light on philosophical thought in Scotland in the latter half of the 18th century.
Published : John Murray, London 1900, First Edition
£30.00

Knight William - Lord Monboddo and Some of His Contemporaries

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Pp.xv,314. Frontispiece and four illustrations. Comprises mainly correspondence by or to Lord Monboddo in connection with his philosophical interests.
Published : John Murray, London 1900, First Edition
£30.00

Knowles Philip - A History of the Bruntsfield Allied Golf Club 1856-1996 the Clubmakers' Golf Club

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a very good dustwrapper. This is no. 354 of 600 copies and is signed by the author. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,116. Described as "a story of golf and golfers in one of the very cradles of the game."
Published : The Bruntsfield Allied Golf Club, Edinburgh 1997, First Edition
£25.00

Knowles, Philip - A History of the Bruntsfield Allied Golf Club 1856-1996 : The Clubmakers' Golf Club

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. This is copy number 253 of 600 and is signed by the author. A clean copy with no other inscription or internal marking. Pp.ix,116. Full-page colour plate and black and white illustrations. Foreword by Alex Hay. The story of a golf club, which in its earliest days was largely made up of club and ball makers.
Published : The Bruntsfield Allied Golf Club, Edinburgh 1997, First Edition
£25.00

Knox Harry - The Scottish Shale Oil Industry & Mineral Railway Lines

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in pictorial boards. A nice clean copy without ownereship inscription or other internal marking. 232 pages. Numerous illustrations. Maps. A study of the life and times of a fascinating but now largely forgotten industry.
Published : Lightmoore Press, Lydney, Gloucestershire 2013, First Edition
£36.00

Knox, Susan - The Making of the Shetland Landscape

Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows some fading (but leaving the lettering clear). Pp.x,255. 27 figures (including three in Appendix). This is a study of "the transformation of Shetland's agricultural economy and society from one of 18th century subsistence to a 19th and 20th century one of commercial stock-rearing."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1985, First Edition
£18.00

Koerner, Lisbet and Dick, David Brian - Corrour : A History of a Sporting Estate

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in silver on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[x],132. Illustrations. Double-page map. The history of a deer-stalking estate in Inverness-shire. Quite scarce.
Published : Privately Published 1998, First Edition
£60.00

Kratzmann, Gregory - Anglo-Scottish Literary Relations 1430-1550

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine including lettering. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,282. A study of the rich and extremely varied Scottish poetry of the 15th and early 16th centuries particularly the "Scottish Chaucerians."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1980, First Edition
£20.00

Kyd, James Gray (Editor) - Scottish Population Statistics Including Webster's Analysis of Population 1755

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxxix,107. Frontispiece. Tables. One of the most important documents for the demographic history of Scotland compiled in 1755 almost half a century before the first official census in modern Britain.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1975, Reprint
£15.00

Laffin John - Scotland the Brave the Story of the Scottish Soldier

A very good copy in a rather worn, price-clipped but otherwise complete dustwrapper. Prize label on front end-paper. Previous owner's blind-stamp on half-title and title pages. Pp.xiii, 191. Illustrated.
Published : Cassell, London 1963, First Edition
£8.00

Laing David (Editor) (Re-edited By John Small) - Select Remains of the Ancient Popular and Romance Poetry of Scotland

Hardback. A good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some wear/rubbing to boards. Very good internally. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xxxviii,411. Frontispiece. Contains 27 ancient Scottish poems. Pencilling to rear end-paper and a few pencil marks in text. First published in 1822.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1885, Second Edition
£70.00

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
£6.00

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,
£8.00

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
£15.00

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
£30.00

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
£12.00

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
£14.00

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
£20.00

Lamb, Joanne - Dalrymple Crescent a Snapshot of Victorian Edinburgh

Softback. A fine copy. Pp.xviii,286. 24 pages of illustrations, some in colour. An interesting account of life in Victorian Edinburgh with particular reference to the inhabitants of Dalrymple Crescent.in the Grange District of Edinburgh's southside. An uncommon title.
Published : T & J Lamb, Edinburgh 2011, First Edition
£25.00

Lamb, John Alexander (Editor) - The Fasti of the United Free Church of Scotland 1900-1929

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,639. Arranged by synod and prebytery within synod. Includes an index of congregations and an index of ministers. [Please note this heavy book will require extra postage for an overseas customer].
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition
£45.00

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
£25.00

Lambert, Robert A. (Editor) - Species History in Scotland : Introductions and Extinctions since the Ice Age

A very good copy. Paperback. Pp.viii,152. 27 illustrations. Chapters include "Extinctions, Introductions and Colonisations of Scottish Mammals and Birds since the last Ice Age", "The History of the Beaver in Scotland and its future Re-introduction", "On the Extinct Plants of Scotland" etc.
Published : Scottish Cultural Press, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
£10.00

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
£30.00

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
£7.00