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Softback. A very good copy. 91 pages. 6 maps of which 4 are folding maps loosely inserted at rear. This was a Report to the Secretary of State for Scotland by The Highland Development Board under the Chairmanship of Sir Robert Grieve. Chapters on "Land Use", "Fishing", "Tourism and Recreation", "Helmsdale Village Planning" etc.
Published : Highland Development Board 1970, First Edition
Hardback. Large 4to. A good copy in rather dusty boards. Bookplate. 41 pages. Sets out the 40 Acts passed by the Estates of Scotland at their meeting from 14th March 1689 to 24th May 1689. Includes the act containing the Claim of Right declaring that James the Seventh had forfeited his right to the throne and offering it to William of Orange. A further Act nominated Commissioners to "treat concerning the Union" of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.
Published : John Menzies, Edinburgh 1867,
Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Maroon end-papers. This is copy no. 103 but the limitation is not given. Pp.xxii,85. 14 full-page illustrations. 20 illustrations in the text. The Trotters Club originated about 1888 and was originally a rambling club and discussion group but soon became a skittles club meeting at the Sheep Heid Inn, Duddingston, Edinburgh. I understand the club still exists and meets there monthly during the skittles season. The club published two books, this and a second volume published in 1909. They contain songs, poems, photos of the club's activities etc. The songs are humorous or light-hearted with titles such as "M'Arthur's Raid on Cooross", "Gowf, Life and Skittles" etc. Contains a roll of members at 1901. The book gives a fascinating glimpse of a small part of Edinburgh life at the start of the 20th century. Loosely inserted is a newspaper review of the book from 1901.
Published : Printed for the Club By T. And A. Constable, Edinburgh 1901, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Black end-papers.This is copy no. 171 but the limitation is not given. 151 pages. 24 illustrations. Contains prose pieces on the progress of the Trotters Club since the publication of the club's first volume in 1901, "A Trotter on the Himalayas" etc together with fresh songs and a Roll of the Club in 1909.
Published : Printed for the Club By Gordon Wilson, Edinburgh at the Thistle Press, Edinburgh 1909, First Edition
Hardback. Two volumes in one. A fair plus copy in paper-covered boards with green cloth spine. Damp-marking to fore-edge of front and rear boards but only the foot of the first and last few pages is affected internally. Vol. I,pp.ii,288. Vol.ii,pp.ii,144.
Published : Thomas Litster, Galashiels 1881,
A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some fading to upper board. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. 999 pages + many pages of adverts. Heraldic illustrations. Two folding maps. A guide to the Scottish nobility, clergy, lawyers etc.
Published : Charles William Deacon & Co, London 1905, First Edition
A good copy of an uncommon little work. Lacks part of title-piece on spine. Two bookplates. 194pp. Title page vignette. The authors are anonymous and not unbiassed. They describe Queen Elizabeth 1 of England thus: "Most certainly, until Catharine of Russia arose, a more worthless woman or more disgusting princess never appeared among nations. She was an arbitrary tyrant and an unamiable female; and the page of English history is as barren of every good deed and princely virtue in her, as her body was sterile and her end miserable".
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1842, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in a half-leather binding which shows some wear to the spine. Marbled boards and end-papers. Top edge gilt. This is no. 4 of 150 copies. Pp.viii,331. Anecdotes, poetry etc gently making fun of the judges, advocates etc of the Court of Session in a former age. Three more modern typed poems (from the 1960's) are loosely inserted. Photographs available on request.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Edinburgh 1871,
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. No. 892 of 2000 copies. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.lviii,638. Frontispiece. Biographical details of all Edinburgh Academy pupils to 1914.
Published : T & A Constable, Edinburgh 1914, First Edition
32mo. A very good copy in a dark green full leather binding lettered in gilt on spine which has four raised bands. A little rubbing to boards. All edges gilt. Bookplate. Ownership inscription dated 1837. Pp.xii,564 + 69pp publishers' adverts. Lists of carriers, fairs, stage coaches, societies, the great and good in the army, navy, law etc. etc.
Published : Fraser & Co, Edinburgh 1837,
A good copy in the rather worn original leather binding. Pp.viii,493 + 3 page index. Contains a great wealth of factual information from lists of carriers in Edinburgh, principal fairs in Scotland, members of the House of Commons, Admirals of the Royal Navy etc.etc.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1822, First Edition
32mo. A good plus copy in a full leather binding. Lacks top one third of an inch from title page. Pp.viii,460. Lists of societies, regulations for hackney coaches, principal fairs in Scotland, the great and the good etc.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1824,
Hardback. Nd. 1945? A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on front board. No ownership inscription. 41 pages. 2 illustrations. Paints a picture of the Stock Exchange to mark its centenary. Contains a list of members as at 16 December 1944.
Published : Published Under the Authority of the Edinburgh Stock Exchange Association, First Edition
Illustrated by H.C. Preston Macgoun.
Nd. c. 1910. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped on the spine and with a mark to upper cover. 65pp + 23pp adverts. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations.
Published : T.N. Foulis, First Edition
A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. 84pp. Index of surnames.
Published : A.M. Ross & Company, Dingwall 1895, First Edition
Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Spine a little wrinkled. Corner clipped from half-title. No ownership inscription. Hinges sound. Pp.xii,308 + 2pp adverts. Illustrations. Music samples. An interesting little book covering natural history, bible lessons, anecdotes and stories etc.
Published : Darton & Co, London 1849,
Softcover. This is a twenty page booklet which gives no indication of publisher or date. It contains a poem which relates to a hunt in the Duns area of the Scottish Borders with a supernatural element. References in the poem to peers which give only first and last initials have been completed in ink.There is a short note about the poem at the end of the book above the initials "J.G."
Published : ,
A good copy in rather worn paper-covered boards re-backed with a grey linen spine. Illustrated upper board. New endpapers. Old ownership inscription. 118 pages. Title-page vignette and eight illustrations including a folding plan of the Abbey and Sanctuary in 1819. Brown mark at the top of a few pages.
Published : Printed By James Gall for Mrs. John Petrie, Edinburgh 1825,
Hardback. A very good copy in blind-stamped red cloth with the coat of arms of the City of Edinburgh in gilt on the upper board. No lettering on the boards but it does not appear that any was ever present. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Unopened. Pp.[x],102. Frontispiece photograph by McGlashan & Walker, Edinburgh. List of subscribers to the fund for the bust at rear. Each subscriber received a copy of this book. Scarce.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Colston & Son, Edinburgh 1863, First Edition
A good copy. Pp.viii,62,lxiv. Frontispiece. Facsimile of seal. Includes historical memoranda, names of members, by-laws, note on the seal etc.
Published : James C. Erskine, Glasgow 1889,
Hardback. Nd. 1954? A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some fading to spine and upper board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 72 pages. A Second World War Roll of Honour together with the address given at the unveiling of the Memorial to staff who gave their lives in the war. Full page illustration of the Memorial.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh, First Edition
Hardback. A good sound copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Some wear to spine. Bookplate. Pp.194,388,382. Three double-page hand-outlined maps. An account by the parish ministers of all the parishes within the three counties named in the title.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1845, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in the original boards. Title on spine is partly missing. Bookplate. Pp.xxxii,357 + 8 page Report and 9 page index. Although not obvious from the title this is a Directory for Edinburgh and Leith. It includes a list of streets, an alphabeticl directory, a street directory showing who lived where in each street together with their occupation, an alphabetical list of the professions and principal trades, much general post office information etc. A genealogical treasure trove.
Published : Ballantyne and Hughes for the Letter-Carriers of the General Post-Office, Edinburgh 1839, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a quarter leather binding lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 126 pages. 18 illustrations. Tail-pieces (wood engravings) by G.W. Lennox Paterson. Folding reproduction of Oath of Allegiance at end. Includes the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars.
Published : Printed for the Regiment By Robert MacLehose and Company Ltd, Glasgow 1948, First Edition
Softback. A good plus copy in dusty card covers. Internally very good with no ownership inscription or other marking. 211 pages. Frontispiece of the College's War Memorial. Includes a Roll of Honour of the 612 students and members of the College who were killed in the First World War. There is a separate Roll of those who served in the war containing 3,218 names. This includes rank, regiment, awards, whether wounded or killed and the date of their last year in the college. There is also a separate list of awards with an excerpt from the citation for the award. Loosely inserted is a letter seeking subscriptions for the College's War Memorial. A scarce item.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition
8vo. A fair plus copy in a worn half-leather binding lettered in gilt on a red title-piece. No ownership inscription and quite a clean copy internally. Pp.viii, 105-641 + 15 page Index. Some loss to outer edge of page 369/370 but with only minor loss to text. Comprises bound issues of the magazine from March to December 1752.
Published : W. Sands, A. Murray and J. Cochran, Edinburgh 1753, First Edition
Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. No ownership inscription and only light edge foxing. Pp.viii,87. Foreword by Neville Chamberlain. Lord Shaw of Dunfermline (as Lord Craigmyle was known in his judicial capacity) served for 20 years as a judge in the House of Lords and the Privy Council.
Published : Nicholson & Watson, London 1937, First Edition
Softback. A near very good copy in grey card wraps. Covers a little dusty but internally clean and without inscription. Pp.viii,,41. Includes a notice of the consecration. Fasque was the ancestral home of the Gladstone family to which the famous 19th century Prime Minister belonged.
Published : Smith & Co, Montrose 1847, First Edition
Hardback. Nd. c.1880. Oblong 8vo. A very good copy in blue, blind-stamped, cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. All edges gilt. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Illustrated title page. 15 engraved plates. A nice copy.
Published : Banks & Co, Edinburgh,
Nd. c. 1925? A very good copy. 5.75 inches by 9 inches. Consists of a series of views of the Stirling area with a few pages of a guide to the views at the end. Uncommon.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling,
4to. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Boards a little marked and with some wear to edges. Some end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxiii,143. Includes a Roll of Honour, honours awarded etc. Gives a brief desription of the service record of pupils and staff with home addresses.
Published : T & A Constable Ltd. For the Edinburgh Academical Club, Edinburgh 1921, First Edition
Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in dark blueish-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and with a gilt logo on each front board. Top edges gilt. Small book-plate on the front fixed end-paper of each volume. Not foxed. Pp.xvi,436; xxxi,390. This edition follows that of 1853 but with some corrections and with brief Memoirs of persons connected with the work who had died since 1853. This is an anthology of Scottish poetry and song which first appeared in 1832.
Published : David Robertson & Co, Glasgow 1878,
Illustrated by Joan Hassall.
A very good copy of this Saltire Chapbook no.6. Stitched paper covers. Eight pages. Black and white illustrations by Joan Hassall.
Published : The Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1946, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in pebbled brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vi,276 + 24pp publisher's catalogue. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. "Stratheden" is a fictional Highland parish, the book being concerned with life in the 19th century in a typical Highland parish with chapters on crofters, religion, politics, language and literature, popular entertainments etc.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1881, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Bevelled edges. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xvi,374. Poetry, some in Scots, by a Borders poet from Lilliesleaf.
Published : James Edgar, Hawick 1899, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.viii,173. Poems and sketches from Shetland.
Published : T & J Manson, Lerwick 1924, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in black. Some edge foxing but largely clean internally. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,261. Frontispiece and three other illustrations.
Published : George Dickie, Aberdeen 1910,
Hardback. A fair copy in edge-worn boards. The boards are attached but starting to come loose. Blind-stamp of previous owner at foot of title page. 39 pages. Frontispiece and ten illustrations. Lists men by regiment (mostly Gordon Highlanders) and if killed or wounded states where and when. Includes a list of subscribers. Scarce.
Published : Banffshire Journal Office, Banff 1901, First Edition
Softback. Nd. c.1980? A very good copy. Small ownership label. Signed "With best wishes Magreay." 35 poems in the Caithness dialect. Sketches by Martin Savage.
Published : Margaret J. MacLaren, Reay, First Edition
. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, if rather edge-worn and soiled, dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.vii,128. Frontispiece. Poems, written in Scots and English, by a Hawick man and mainly about that area of the Borders.
Published : James Edgar, Hawick 1924, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a modern full calf binding with title on spine in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Five raised bands on spine. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Half-title present. Generally clean but with a little foxing to early pages. What appears to be minor worming at the foot of some pages. Pp.[iv],47. The title continues: "In which is a full Account of the Conduct of this Young Invader, from his first Arrival in Scotland; with the several Progresses he made there; and likewise a very particular RELATION of the Battle of Preston, with an exact List of the Slain, Wouinded and Prisoners, on both Sides. Taken from the Relation of Mr. JAMES MACPHERSON, who was an Eye-Witness of the Whole, and who took the first Opportunity of leaving the Rebels, into whose Service he was forced, and in which he had a Captain's Commission." Fielding, the famous novelist and dramatist and author of "Tom Jones" was strongly anti-Jacobite. He published this, one of his scarcest works, anonymously. James MacPherson, the Jacobite Captain, whose account of the Rebellion is supposed to form the basis of the Work was not, in fact, a real person but was a figment of Fielding's imagination. Photographs available on request.
Published : M. Cooper, London 1745, First Edition
Illustrated by A.M. Traill.
A very good copy in dark maroon cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Presentation copy from the author. 112 pages. 7 illustrations.
Published : D Craighead, "Border Advertiser", Galashiels 1899, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a half-leather binding. Pp.xv,435. A fairly faint stain affects a corner of the last few pages. The author was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and First Physician to His Majesty in Scotland. Although he had previously written medical works this was his first philosophical publication.
Published : Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh 1830, First Edition
Hardback. A very good two volume set in light blue cloth lettered in silver. No ownership inscription. Vol. I,pp.ci,[i],262. Vol.2,Pp[viii],348. Lacks folding map in pocket at end of Volume I. An important source for early 19th century Highland history.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1972, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine.Some end-paper and edge foxing. Pp.xxx,,360. A county by county look at the Scottish voters of 1788, with family connections etc. Includes some fairly blunt comments on individuals e.g. "Not rich. Attentive to his interest", "Affairs deranged" etc.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1887, First Edition
4to. A very good copy. 156pp. Frontispiece and 6 figures. This volume covers additions to the Register House Plan collection in 1963 and 1964, comprising Register House Plans 2766 to 3788. These additions include the plans of the annexed estates made shortly after the 1745 Rising. There is an interesting introduction relating to these plans.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1974, First Edition
4to. A very good copy. 154pp. Frontispiece. This volume covers Register House Plans 1201 to 2765 representing accessions to the collection between 1961 and 1963. The list is arranged topographically by county in alphabetical order.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1970, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy. Ownership inscription. 152 pages (including the Index which is included and which is a separate volume). "Intended as a guide to the Hearth Tax of 1691. The first section reproduces the tax lists for West Lothian; the second part describes the tax lists for the rest of Scotland and provides the parish totals". This is volume 9 of the Scottish Record Society's new series.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Comprises a main volume and a separate index volume. Main volume pp.1-127. Index volume pp.128-152. "This volume is intended as a guide to the hearth tax of 1691. The first section reproduces the tax lists for West Lothian; the second part describes the tax lists for the rest of Scotland and provides the parish totals."
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
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