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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

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 Private letters and unpublished reminiscences of the 19th century Edinburgh author and publisher.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

Leckey David - St. John's Church Galashiels - the First 150 Years

Softback. A near fine copy. Pp.ii,102. Illustrated. The history of a Galashiels Church from the Disruption onwards.
Published : Privately Published, Galashiels 1993, First Edition

Lee C. Fraser - The Real St. Trinnean's

Hardback. A very good copy in cream boards with blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. 102 pages. Frontispiece and four illustrations. The story of the real Edinburgh girl's boarding school from which Ronald Searle took the name for his St. Trinian's books.
Published : W. Brown (Bookseller) Ltd, Edinburgh 1962, 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,

Lindsay Alistair and Kennedy Jean (Editors) - The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Ayr 1647-1846

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,310. 4 plates. Lists more than 8,500 burgesses and guild brethren of Ayr, with dates, status (burgess, guild brother, freeman etc) and in some cases occupations. Full index.
Published : Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies, Ayr 2002, First Edition

Lindsay Ian G. - The Scottish Parish Kirk

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little rubbed. Pp.xii,94. 15 illustrations.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh 1960, First Edition

Lindsay Jean - The Canals of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good plus dustwrapper, not price-clipped, which shows some edge wear. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 238 pages. 20 black and white plates. 15 maps. This is a volume in "The Canals of the British Isles" series.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1968, First Edition

Lindsay Maurice (editor) - As I Remember Ten Scottish Authors Recall How Writing Began for Them

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 174pp. Includes George Mackay Brown, Norman MacCaig, Robert Garioch etc.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1979, First Edition

Lindsay R.S. - The Scottish Rite for Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. No ownership inscription or other internal marking.,114. Coloured frontispiece. Errata slip tipped-in. This is a history of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in the practice of freemasonry.
Published : W & R Chambers for the Supreme Council for Scotland Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Edinburgh 1958, First Edition

Lindsay, William Alexander; Dowden, John; Thomson, John Maitland (Editors) - Charters Bulls and Other Documents Relating to the Abbey of Inchaffray Chiefly from the Originals in the Charter Chest of the Earl of Kinnoull

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Bookplate. Pp.c,354. Plate. Folding map. 32 facsimiles, mostly folding. From about the 13th to the 16th century the Abbey of Inchaffray was one of the most important religious establishments in Scotland.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1908, First Edition

Linklater Eric - Mary Queen of Scots

Hardback. A good plus copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. Small gift inscription on front end-paper. 160 pages + 7pp adverts. Frontispiece.
Published : Peter Davies Ltd. 1933, First Edition

Linklater Eric - The Lion & the Unicorn or What England Has Meant to Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription partly hidden by inner flap of wrapper. 192pp. An interesting study which concludes that the national life of Scotland has become provincial in spirit as a result of Scotland being cut off from European influences as a result of union with England.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1935, First Edition

Lippe, Rev. Robert - Selections from Wodrow's Biographical Collections : Divines of the North-East of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No. 441 of 525 copies. No ownership inscription. Pp.lxxxv,360. Two tissue-guarded plates (both with some edge foxing). Lengthy Introduction on the history of the Church in Scotland. Index.
Published : New Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1890, First Edition

Little G. Allan (Editor) - Scotland's Gardens

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is just a little worn at top of spine. 280pp. Frontispiece and 91 illustrations. A guide to over 200 of Scotland's loveliest gardens.
Published : Spurbooks Ltd., Edinburgh 1981, First Edition

Littlejohn William - Stories of the Buchan Cottars Before the Year "One"

Softback. A near very good copy in maroon covers which show some dulling to the front cover. No inscriptions. Pp.v,50. Frontispiece portrait of the author. These are stories of incidents and life in Buchan before, or round about, the year 1801.
Published : Milne & Hutchison, Aberdeen 1929, First Edition

Loch James - Memoir of George Granville, Late Duke of Sutherland

Hardback. Large 4to. A good copy in brown cloth which is a little marked and with some small indentations on the lower board. Maroon title piece lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Front hinges strengthened. Ownership inscription of Andrew Young, Invershin (who was manager of the Duke of Sutherland's salmon fishings and who wrote "The Natural History and Habits of the Salmon"). 83 pages. Frontispiece. Three other small illustrations of monuments raised to the Duke. Loch was factor on the Duke's Sutherland estate and was responsible for implementing the notorious Sutherland Clearances on behalf of the Duke. Lists all the subscribers to the monument in Sutherland to the Duke and the amount each contributed together with similar information regarding two other monuments. A scarce book.
Published : Not Published 1834, First Edition

Lochhead Marion - Episcopal Scotland in the Nineteenth Century

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Pp.xii,278. 16 illustrations + 1 illustration in the text. A history of the Episcopal Church of Scotland in the 19th century.
Published : John Murray, London 1966, First Edition