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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
£30.00

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
£10.00

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
£20.00

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
£28.00

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
£8.00

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
£14.00

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
£280.00

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
£10.00

Lochhead Marion - Magic and Witchcraft of the Borders

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 222pp. Vignettes by James Hutcheson. Folk-tales of the Borders dealing with witches, dragons, brownies, ghosts, elves etc.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1984, First Edition
£9.00

Lockhart, William - The Church of Scotland in the Thirteenth Century ; The Life and Times of David De Bernham of St. Andrews (Bishop) A.D. 1239 to 1253 with List of Churches Dedicated By Him and Dates

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some fading/wear to spine but lettering remains readable. Lacks rear free end-paper. Pp.x,152.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1892, Second Edition
£25.00

Logan W.H. - A Pedlar's Pack of Ballads and Songs with Illustrative Notes

A fair to good copy in dark green cloth. The paper spine label is almost worn away. Trace of a damp stain towards the top of the boards. Pp.xv,479. Sections on nautical lyrics, military, bacchanalian, matrimonial (and ante-matrimonial!), etc.
Published : William Paterson, Edinburgh 1869, First Edition
£30.00

Lord Fountainhall (Edited By Sir Walter Scott) - Chronological Notes of Scottish Affairs from 1680 Till 1701; Being Chiefly Taken from the Diary of Lord Fountainhall

Hardback. A good copy in grey paper-covered boards with paper title-piece on spine. Upper board (with scored-out name) starting to come loose. The boards are now protected by a clear removable sleeve. Pp.viii,306 (including useful index). Introduction by Sir Walter Scott. Lord Fountainhall was an eminent Scottish lawyer and opponent of the Treaty of Union with England.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1822, First Edition
£85.00

Lorimer Hugh - A Corner of Old Strathclyde

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.[x],260. Maps. Errata slip tipped-in. A study of the ancient history of the area around Cumnock.
Published : Andrew Spence, Glasgow 1952, First Edition
£30.00

Love, Dane - The Covenanter Encyclopaedia

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 276 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Described as "one of the most comprehensive books ever published on the Covenanters, written by one of the leading authorities in the field."
Published : Fort Publishing Ltd, Ayr 2009, First Edition
£25.00

Low, Shona; Lugton, Connie; McLean Rass, Kay; Sneddon, Margaret; Jack, Ethel - Gullane Ladies' Golf Club the First One Hundred Years: 1904-2004

Hardback. A fine copy in a dark blue leatherette binding lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.viii,124. Numerous illustrations. The history of a ladies' golf club of which many of the most outstanding Scottish lady golfers of the 20th century were members.
Published : Shona Low, Gullane 2003, First Edition
£25.00

Lumsden Harry (Editor) - The Records of the Trades House of Glasgow A.D. 1605-1678

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top ege gilt. This is no.288 of 500 copies signed by the editor. Fairly light fore-edge foxing. Pp.xxvii,574. 6 plates. List of subscribers.
Published : Printed for the Trades House of Glasgow 1910, First Edition
£28.00

Lumsden Harry (Editor) - The Records of the Trades House of Glasgow A.D. 1713-1777

Hardback. 4to. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. This is number 452 of 500 copies initialled by the editor. Pp.xlii,632. Frontispiece and four plates. Historical Introduction by the editor "The Trades House 1605 to 1777".
Published : Printed for the Trades House of Glasgow 1934, First Edition
£25.00

Lunan, Murray and Nora - Brief History of the Church in Glencorse

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. Unpaginated. c.35 pages. Illustrations. Map. Published to mark the centenary of the present church building.
Published : Glencorse Parish Church 1985, First Edition
£10.00

Lynch Michael (editor) - The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

Uncorrected proof in paper covers. A very good copy. Small ownership inscription. 686pp. An alphabetical list of headwords leads to interesting short articles on all aspects of Scottish history.
Published : Oxford University Press 2001,
£15.00

Lyndsay Sir David ; Chalmers George - The Poetical Works of Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount, Lion King at Arms Under James V. [3 Vols. Complete]

Hardback. A very good three volume set in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Four raised bands on spines which are lettered in gilt on black title-pieces and attractively decorated. Some rubbing to boards. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.viii,470;[ii],420;[ii],524. Includes A Life of the Author; Prefatory Dissertations; and An Appropraite Glossary by George Chalmers.
Published : Longman Hurst, Rees and Orme/ A. Constable & Co, London/Edinburgh 1806, New Edition Corrected and Enlarged
£65.00

Lytteil William - Landmarks of Scottish Life and Language

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and black. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 320 pages. Concerned with Scotland's ancient history and place-names with particular reference to Arran, Cumbrae and Bute. Uncommon.
Published : J. Moodie Miller, Edinburgh 1877, First Edition
£28.00

M'Callum Hugh and John (Editors) - An Original Collection of the Poems of Ossian, Orrann, Ulin, and Other Bards Who Flourished in the Same Age

Hardback. A very good copy in the original plain unlettered boards. Bookplate. 241 pages + Contents and Errata pages and 59 pages of subscribers' names. Includes a Life of Saint Columba, a Description of Staffa, the Names of the Persons who favoured the Editors with the different Poems inserted in this Work" etc.
Published : James Watt, Montrose 1816, First Edition Thus
£72.00

M'Diarmid, Hugh [Hugh MacDiarmid] - Sangschaw

Hardback. A very good copy of the first impression in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine lettering a bit dull. A clean copy internally without ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.xii,58 + 4pp "Opinions On Mr. M'Diarmid's Poetry." A nice copy of the author's first book of poetry in Scots.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1925, First Edition
£40.00

M'Kerlie E. Marianne H. (McKerlie) - Pilgrim Spots in Galloway

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in black on the spine and decorated in black on the upper board. Spine a little faded and smallish mark on lower board. Quite clean internally with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xi,248. 16 illustrations. A study of Galloway's early Christian heritage.
Published : Sands & Co, London 1916, First Edition
£20.00

M'Kerlie P. H. (McKerlie) - History of the Lands and Their Owners in Galloway. Illustrated By Woodcuts of Notable Places and Objects. With Historical Sketches of the District [Complete 5 Vol. Set]

A five volume hardback set published between 1870 and 1879 in fair to good condition. Red cloth boards with leather spines lettered in gilt. Some wear and tear to spine ends and some wear to board tips. A damp stain towards the foot of the boards of Volume 4 does not affect the book internally. Ownership inscription in volume 3. Volumes 2 and 5 have new end-papers and volume 5 has been rebacked with the old spine laid down. Volume 4 is unopened and Volume 3 is partially unopened. Some edge foxing to some volumes but generally a clean set internally. Nearly 2500 pages in total. Woodcuts in the text. Gives much information on Galloway familes. Photographs available on request.
Published : William Paterson, Edinburgh 1870, First Edition
£145.00

Mac Vine John - Sixty-Three years' Angling From the Mountain Streamlet to the Mighty Tay

Hardback. Just about good in the original red cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a bit darkened with a little wear at ends. Some fading to front board at top. Hinges tender. Bookplate. Pp.x,263 + 16pp adverts. A lifetime's fishing in Scottish rivers. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1891, First Edition
£80.00

Macadam J.H. (Introduction and Notes) - The Baxter Books of St. Andrews. A Record of Three Centuries

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Minor tears at head of spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Some light pencil marking in text. Pp.ciii,338. Frontispiece and six plates. Partly unopened. Comprises the records of the minutes of the proceedings of the Incorporation of Bakers of St. Andrews from 1548 to 1861.
Published : Scottish Association of Master Bakers, Leith 1903, First Edition
£20.00

Macafee, Caroline and Macleod Iseabail (Editors) - The Nuttis Schell : Essays on the Scots Language Presented to A J Aitken

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,247. Frontispiece and three other illustrations. Essays on the Scots language by David Murison, David Daiches, Alexander Fenton etc. in honour of Professor A. J. Aitken.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1987, First Edition
£10.00

Macandrew Major-General Isaac Forsyth - Memoir of Isaac Forsyth Bookseller in Elgin 1768-1859

Hardback. A good copy in the original dark green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear at head of spine. Gift inscription to the Forsyth Association on the half-title. Not foxed. Pp.x,185 + 32pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece. Title page vignette. Partly unopened. The subject of this Memoir was a conspicuous promoter of public improvements in Elgin. Quite scarce in first edition.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench & Co, London 1889, First Edition
£125.00

Macarthur Sir William - The Appin Murder and the Trial of James Stewart a New Survey of a Historic Mystery

Hardback. A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks the dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. 118 pages. Folding map. Deals with the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure in 1752 and the trial of James Stewart (James of the Glen) for the offence.
Published : J.M.P. Publishing Services, London 1960, First Edition
£10.00

Macaskill John (Editor) - The Highland Destitution of 1837: Government Aid and Public Subscription

Hardback. A very good copy. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.lxxi,313. One illustration. Two maps. Two tables. A study of famine and famine relief in the Highlands of Scotland in 1837.
Published : Scottish History Society 2012, First Edition
£10.00