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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 James Fowler Kellas and Robertson Alexander Webster - Bibliographia Aberdonensis Being an Account of Books Relating to or Printed in the Shires of Aberdeen - Banff - Kincardine or Written By Natives or Residents or By Officers Graduates or Alumni of the Universities of Aberdeen 1472-1640 and 1641-1700

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated with the Third Spalding Club coat of arms on the upper boards. Vol.1 published in 1929 and vol.2 in 1930. Gift inscription in volume 1 from Nan Shepherd (probably the Author and poet). Vol.1,pp.xii,1-316 + list of Spalding Club office-bearers and members. 56 illustrations. Vol.2,pp.xxxv,317-695 + errata slip. 8 illustrations. A very considerable work of scholarship.
Published : The Third Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1930, First Edition
£60.00

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

Kaufman, Matthew H. - Medical Teaching in Edinburgh During the 18th and 19th Centuries

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in black cloth lettered in silver. 210 pages. Many illustrations. A history of medical education in Edinburgh during the 18th and 19th centuries by a former Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University.
Published : Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2003, First Edition
£35.00

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

Keir David (Editor) - The Third Statistical Account of Scotland the City of Edinburgh

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,1044. Many illustrations. A comprehensive account of life in Edinburgh fifty years ago.
Published : Collins, Glasgow 1966, 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

Kelly, Kelso - Galloway Men of Mark

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Some edge foxing but largely clean internally. No ownership inscription. 135 pages + one page index. Black and white illustrations. Brief studies of 21 Galloway men of distinction.
Published : John F. Brown, Newton Stewart 1919, First Edition
£20.00

Kelman John - The Faith of Robert Louis Stevenson

A very good copy in blue boards with white cloth spine. Gilt lettering on black title label. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xii,[4],302. A study of Stevenson's unconventional faith.
Published : Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier, Edinburgh 1903, First Edition
£20.00

Kemp Robert - Master John Knox

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.vii,127. This play was written to mark the fourth centenary of the Reformation.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh 1960, First Edition
£14.00

Kennedy Alexander W.M. Clark - Robert the Bruce a Poem Historical and Romantic

Illustrated by James Faed Junior.
A good copy in decorated vellum which is rather rubbed and marked. Bevelled edges. On hand-made paper. Pp.viii,295. 3 plates by James Faed, Junior.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench & Co, London 1884, First Edition
£16.00

Kennedy Dan - Climbing the Galloway Uplands

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 184pp. 8 illustrations. Described as "hill-climbing adventure in the Southern Uplands including a selection of various other articles, poems and sketches".
Published : Privately Published 1972, Third Edition
£11.00

Kenneth Whitton and David A. Jamieson (Editors) - Fifty Years of Athletics - An Historical Record of the Scottish Amateur Athletic Association 1883-1933

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a good plus dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Fairly light edge foxing but clean internally and with no ownership inscription. 160 pages. Illustrations. Includes a historical survey of amateur athletics in Scotland, various short essays and a wealth of statistics.
Published : Scottish Amateur Athletic Association, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£65.00

Keppie L.J.F. And Arnold Beverly J. - Corpus of Sculpture of the Roman World Great Britain Volume 1 Fascicule 4 Scotland

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one small tear. 68pp + 42 plates. The book describes 170 items of scuptured material from Roman military sites in Scotland.
Published : Published for the British Academy By the Oxford University Press 1984, First Edition
£15.00

Ker, Rev. William Lee - Kilwinning Abbey: The Church of St. Winning

Hardback. A good plus copy in blueish-green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine darkened. All edges red. Inscribed: "With the Author's Kind Regards." Ownership inscription. 199 pages. An actual photograph of the abbey forms the frontispiece and there are three other full-page illustrations and smaller illustrations/decorations.
Published : Arthur Guthrie, Ardrossan, First Edition
£40.00

Kerr Anthony J.C. - Schools of Scotland

A good copy in a good dustwrapper. Moderate dampstaining to part of the boards does not affect the text and is not evident under the wrapper. 213pp. 10 illustrations. A comparative analysis of the Scottish education system.
Published : William MacLellan, Glasgow 1962, First Edition
£5.00

Kerr D. Keith - Lodge Clydesdale Glasgow No. 556 1874-1974

Hardback. Nd. c.1974. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.ix,109. Frontispiece and 16 Illustrations. Map.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition
£25.00

Kerr, John - Highland Highways : Old Roads in Atholl

Paperback. A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy from "John", probably the author. Pp.viii,187. Illustrated.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1991, First Edition
£6.00

Kerr, John - Life in the Atholl Glens

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has small edge tears. Remains of small label on half-title. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 128 pages. Numerous illustrations. Map end-papers.
Published : Perth & Kinross District Libraries, Perth 1993, First Edition
£10.00

Kerrigan Catherine - Whaur Extremes Meet the Poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid 1920-1934

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.x,245. This is a detailed analysis of MacDiarmid's early work.
Published : James Thin The Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1983, First Edition
£8.00