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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 Daniel - Sea-Girt Citadel Surgeon Goes to War in Shetland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bottom ends slightly bumped. Previous owner's name on front end-paper. 130pp. Illustrated. The autobiography of the doctor who became Consultant Surgeon in Shetland during the Second World War.
Published : The Shetland Times Ltd. 1973, First Edition
£15.00

Lamont W. D. - The Early History of Islay (500-1726)

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[vi],89. Map. Genealogical tables.
Published : Burns & Harris, Dundee 1966, First Edition
£6.00

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

Landsman, Ned C. - Scotland and Its First American Colony, 1683-1765

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn dustwrapper which shows some browning. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xiv,360. 7 maps. A study of the Scottish lowland settlers of eastern and central New Jersey, "Scotland's first successful American colony and -- their story within a comparative and transatlantic context."
Published : Princeton University Press 1985, First Edition
£20.00

Lang Andrew - George Mackenzie King's Advocate, of Rosehaugh His Life and Times (1636? - 1691)

A good copy in red cloth. Spine faded with some wear but lettering quite readable. Inscriptions and browning to end-papers. Pp.x,[2],347. 4 plates. Mackenzie was Lord Advocate during the turbulent times of late 17th century Scotland.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1909, First Edition
£35.00

Larner Gerald and Larner Celia - The Glasgow Style

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,23 + 205 black and white illustrations. Examines the work of several Glasgow artists who formed parrt of the Artts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century.
Published : Astragal Books, London 1980,
£10.00

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
£30.00

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
£120.00

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
£25.00

Lawson Lewis - A History of Falkirk

A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper. 152pp. Illustrated.
Published : Falkirk Town Council 1975, First Edition
£10.00

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
£15.00

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
£10.00

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
£8.00

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
£14.00

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
£20.00

Lees, J. Cameron - St. Giles', Edinburgh Church, College and Cathedral from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Hardback. A very good copy in a maroon quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt and with five raised bands. A little wear to spine ends. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xviii,423. 7 tissue-guarded full-page plates. Wood engravings in the text. A history of St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
Published : W & R Chambers, Edinburgh and London 1889, First Edition
£45.00

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
£65.00

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. Pp.vi,[2],325.
Published : William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1867, First Edition
£12.00

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
£420.00

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
£40.00

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
£5.00

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
£34.00

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
£24.00

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
£34.00

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,
£10.00

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
£40.00

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
£7.00

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
£18.00

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
£6.00