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- Ordnance Survey Map Sheet 26 Rothesay Scotland

Very good cloth-backed cream coloured map. c.1909. Two miles to the inch.
Published : Ordnance Survey,
£9.00

- Our Bank the Story of the Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd. 1810-1941

Hardback. A very good copy in a slightly rubbed but near very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.ix,91. 10 illustrations. Signed and dated by John M. Erskine, general manager of the Bank, beneath his frontispiece portrait.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. 1941, First Edition
£12.00

- Peebles Beltane Festival Jubilee Book 1899-1949

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Small amount of paper adhesion to upper board. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has pieces missing from the rear panel. Title lettering on spine of wrapper faded. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Slip of paper "with the Town Clerk's Compliments" loosely enclosed. Foreword by J. Walter Buchan. Pp.viii,72. Many illustrations. Lists all cornets, beltane queens etc during the period covered. Uncommon in dustwrapper.
Published : J. A. Kerr & Co., Peebles 1949, First Edition
£30.00

- Peeblesshire - An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments (2 Vols.)

Hardback. 4to. A very good two volume set in very good dustwrappers which are not price-clipped. A little wear at head of spine of wrappers. Ownership inscription on front end-papers. Vol. I,pp.xxxv,1-194. Plates 1-10. Figures 1-214. Vol. II,pp.195-391. Plates 11-143. Figures 215-313. Map in pocket at end.
Published : The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh 1967, First Edition
£65.00

- Peeblesshire an Inventory of the Ancient Monuments Volume II

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper showing a little wear and tear at top edge. Pp.xviii,195-391 + plates 12-143 at end. Frontispiece (Plate 11). Figures 215-313.
Published : The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh 1967, First Edition
£30.00

- Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland. To Which is Prefixed an Account of the Institution and Principal Proceedings of the Society By Henry MacKenzie Esq. Vol. I

Hardback. A near very good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Some darkening to part of spine. Pp.cxxi,v,394 (plus a 16 page index to the first 12 volumes of the Farmer's Magazine). The Introductory section is on the Society itself. The subject-matter of the essays includes kelp, linen manufacture, crops best suited to the Highlands, fisheries, corruptions in the gaelic language, the practicability and advantages of opening a navigation between Invernes and Fort William and several others.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, Edinburgh and Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown London 1812, Second Edition
£60.00

- Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volumes 95-109

A complete run of fifteen volumes from volume 95 to volume 109 covering the years 1961 to 1978. All are in very good condition and are bound in blue cloth and lettered on the spine in silver. Some have a bookplate on the front paste-down.
Published : National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, Edinburgh,
£100.00

- Reay: Looking at the Past with Reay School Pupils

Softback. A very good copy. Small ownership stamp. 52 pages. Many illustrations.
Published : Reay School, Reay 1991, First Edition
£6.00

- Reid's Directory and Hand-Book of the Parish of Bothwell

Slim hardback in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Nd. c.1890. A very good copy. 117 pages including adverts. Folding map. Contains historical and topographical notes on the parish but is mainly a directory of office-holders in churches, societies etc together with a list of all householders and their occupation.
Published : William B. Reid, Bellshill,
£30.00

- Roxburghshire Monumental Inscriptions Vol. No. XX Kelso Cemetery Rosebank

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. Ringbind format. 202 pages. 10 illustrations.
Published : Borders Family History Society 2005, First Edition
£12.00

- Scottish Biographies 1938

A good copy in blue cloth faded on spine. Bookplate. Pp.xii,808. This is a Who's Who in Scotland.
Published : Jackson, Son & Company, Glasgow, First Edition
£10.00

- Second Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Truck System (Shetland)

Softback. Small folio. A fair copy only as the covers are splash-marked and there is a 1.5 inch tear at the foot of the front cover and title page. Pp.viii,56. Introduction by Hance D. Smith. First published in 1872 the Report gives an interesting insight into the Shetland economy at that time and the circumstances in which barter rather than cash was the basis of business.
Published : Thuleprint Ltd, Sandwick Shetland 1978, Reprint
£10.00

- Short-title Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Aberdeen University Library

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped but otherwise complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,313. A short-title catalogue followed by two indices, one of printers and publishers, the other of provenances.
Published : Oxford University Press 1979, First Edition
£8.00

- Stirlingshire an Inventory of the Ancient Monuments (Two Vols.)

Hardbacks. 4to. A near very good two volume set. A little superficial damp-staining to boards. In near very good dustwrappers which show a little edge wear. 487 pages in total. 230 plates. 180 figures. Folding map in pocket at end of Vol. II.
Published : The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh 1963, First Edition
£45.00

- Stirlingshire: An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In good, complete, dustwrappers which show some edge wear and which are now protected in a removable sleeve. 487 pages. 230 plates. 180 figures. Folding map in pocket at end of Vol. II.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1963, First Edition
£48.00

- Strath of Kildonan Proposals for Development Special Report 5

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
£20.00

- Summer in the Hebrides : Sketches in Colonsay and Oronsay

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with decoration of a celtic cross in gilt on the upper board. Gift inscription (from an island family) on the front end-paper. Fairly minor remains of a pressed flower on the Dedication page but otherwise a nice copy. Pp.xi,175. 8 illustrations including two in colour and a folding map. No. 337 of 500 copies of a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1887 which was printed for private circulation only.
Published : Colonsay Books, Isle of Colonsay 1994, Reprint
£22.00

- The Acts and Orders of the Meeting of the Estates Of the Kingdom of Scotland Holden and Begun at Edinburgh the 14th Day of March 1689. Called By Circular Letters from His Highness the Prince of Orange Under His Hand and Seal

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, Reprint
£40.00

- The Ballads and Songs of Ayrshire, Illustrated with Sketches, Historical, Traditional,, Narrative and Biographical

Hardback. A good plus copy in pebbled dark green cloth. The paper title label lacks small pieces but the lettering is mostly readable. No ownership inscription. Some foxing to end-papers and title page but otherwise largely clean internally. 120 pages. Each song or ballad is followed by a commentary on it and there is a general Introduction. This is the Second Series of these ballads, the First Series having been published in 1846. Quite scarce in first edition.
Published : Thomas G. Stevenson, Edinburgh 1847, First Edition
£40.00

- The Book of the Trotters Club

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
£75.00

- The Book of the Trotters Club Volume Two

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
£70.00

- The Border Counties' Magazine: a Popular Monthly Miscellany of the History, Biography, Poetry, Folk-Lore Etc of the Border Districts Volume I 1880-81 and Volume II 1881

Hardback. Two volumes in one. A fair to good 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, First Edition Thus
£48.00

- The Chronicles of Gotham; or, the Facetious History of Official Proceedings

Hardback. 16mo. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Gift inscription (dated 1856) on front end-paper. 239 pages. 24 illustrations. This is an anonymous satire on the doings of the Corporation of the City of Glasgow between 1852 and 1856.
Published : , Glasgow 1856, First Edition
£25.00

- The Court Guide and Royal Blue Book of Scotland a Fashionable Record, Professional Register and General Survey

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
£40.00

- The Court of Holyrood in the Reign of Queen Mary from Authentic Sources

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
£45.00

- The Court of Session Garland

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.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Edinburgh 1871,
£85.00

- The Edinburgh Academy Register: a Record of All Those Who Have Entered the School Since Its Foundation in 1824

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
£15.00

- The Edinburgh Almanac, or Universal Scots and Imperial Register for 1838, Being the Second After Leap Year; with a Complete Calendar

Hardback. 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,
£36.00

- The Edinburgh Almanack or Universal Scots and Imperial Register for 1823

Hardback. 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
£35.00

- The Edinburgh Almanack, or Universal Scots And Imperial Register for 1825

Hardback. 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,
£25.00

- The Edinburgh Stock Exchange 1844 - 1944

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
£15.00

- The Elder and His Wife and Other Maxie Brae Folk

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
£15.00

- The Evolution of a Water Power Scheme 1854-1921

Softback. Oblong 4to. Nd. c. 1921. A very good copy with minor edge tears. 36 pages. 17 large tipped-in black and white photographs. Plan of the scheme. Photographs on left-hand page with text relating to the photograph on the opposite right-hand page. "On the completion of a novel and somewhat enterprising Hydro-Electrical Power Scheme in connection with our two mills in Walkerburn, we take the opportunity of producing this series of progressive photographs and explanatory letterpress which may prove interesting---." This was a revolutionary hydro-electric power scheme which was well ahead of its time undertaken by Henry Ballantyne & Sons, a Borders firm of woollen and tweed manufacturers An uncommon item..
Published : Henry Ballantyne & Sons Ltd, Walkerburn, First Edition
£25.00

- The Genealogy of the Families of Douglas of Mulderg and Robertson of Kindeace with Their Descendants

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
£20.00

- The Glasgow Infant School Magazine

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, Twenty-First Thousand
£30.00

- The Goblin Groom

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 : ,
£10.00

- The High School of Glasgow the Book of Service and Remembrance 1939-45

Hardback. The usual browning to the white cloth strip but otherwise a very good copy. Not foxed internally and no ownership inscription. 116 pages. Photographs and short biographies of former pupils of the school who served in the Second World War.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Aird and Coghill, Glasgow 1948, First Edition
£14.00

- The History of the Abbey, Palace and Chapel-Royal of Holyroodhouse; Including a Description of the Buildings as They Now Exist: With an Account of the Sanctuary for Insolvent Debtors

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, Third Edition
£24.00

- The Inauguration of the Bust of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in the High School of Edinburgh on the 10th of November 1862

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
£25.00

- The Incorporation of Wrights in Glasgow

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,
£20.00

- The Marriage of Robin Redbreast and the Wren

Illustrated by Joan Hassall.
A very good, clean, copy of this Saltire Chapbook no.4. Stitched paper covers. Eight pages. Colour illustration on front cover and black and white illustrations by Joan Hassall.
Published : The Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1948, Reprint
£10.00

- The National Bank of Scotland Limited 1939-1945 War Record

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
£15.00

- The New Statistical Account of Scotland Vol. II Linlithgow - Haddington - Berwick

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
£45.00

- The Post-Office Annual Directory and Calendar for 1839-40

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
£125.00

- The Post-Office Annual Directory, and Calendar for 1845-46

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Small ex libris plate of previous owner on front fixed end-paper. Also tipped-in to the front fixed end-paper is a hand-written note from 1845 giving times of omnibuses to the Pentland Hills. Pp.xi,[i],513 + one page advertisement. Folding frontispiece map of the County of Midlothian Ten Miles round Edinburgh and Leith engraved expressly for the Letter Carriers Directory by W.H. Lizars. This is primarily an alphabetical Directory of persons living in Edinburgh, Leith and their Environs, giving their occupation and address. There is then a Street Directory of Edinburgh and Leith giving occupants' names and addresses. There is also an alphabetical list of professions and principal trades in Edinburgh and Leith listing all those carrying on each trade and where it is being carried on. Much other information about post towns (in England and Ireland as well as Scotland), postal delivery times etc is given.
Published : Ballantyne and Hughes for the Letter-Carriers of the General Post-Office, Edinburgh 1845, First Edition
£110.00

- The Scots Magazine 1752 Volume XIV

Hardback. 8vo. A fair to good 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
£150.00

- The War Graves of the British Empire Scotland 280-500

Softback. A good copy. 96 pages. The Register of the names of those who fell in the Great War and are buried in cemeteries and churchyards in the counties of Aberdeen, Angus, Inverness and Kincardine, Scotland. Gives brief biographical details and place of burial.
Published : Imperial War Graves Commission, London 1931, First Edition
£10.00

- Thomas Shaw (First Lord Craigmyle) a Monograph By His Son

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
£9.00

- Two Sermons: The First By Samuel Lord Bishop of Oxford---the Second By the Warden of Trinity College, Glenalmond; Preached in Connexion with the Consecration of St. Andrew's Chapel, Fasque, on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, 1847

Softback. A near very good copy in grey card wraps. Covers a little dusty but internally clean and without inscription. Pp.viii,[2],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
£15.00