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McDonald Rev. Father Allan of Eriskay (Edited By J.L. Campbell) - Gaelic Words and Expressions from South Uist and Eriskay

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. No previous ownership inscription. 301 pages. Frontispiece. A "collection of words and expressions of great value not only to those interested in Gaelic dialects but also to folklorists, anthropologists and natural historians".
Published : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1958, First Edition

McDonell, Colonel John of Scottos - Spanish John Being a Narrative of the Early Life of Colonel John McDonell of Scottos Written By Himself

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Bookplate. Private edition. Some edge foxing. Pp.vii,74. Frontispiece. "Throws fresh light on the evil days that followed Culloden." The author lived from 1728 t o1810.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons for the Royal Celtic Society, Edinburgh and London 1931, First Edition

McDougall Duncan - A History of The Royal Scots Club (War Memorial)

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author on title page. 64 pages. Illustrated. A history of the club published on its 80th anniversary.
Published : J. R. Reid Printing Group Ltd, Blantyre 1999, First Edition

McDowall William - History of the Burgh of Dumfries, with Notices of Nithsdale, Annandale and the Western Border

Hardback. A fair copy, the spine being torn at the join with the rear board and to a lesser extent at the join with the front board but still holding. Internally good. Gift inscription, evidently from the author, on the front end-paper. 916 pages. Frontispiece, title-page vignete and coloured lithograph.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1867, First Edition

McElroy Rennie et al (Editors) - Advocating Libraries: Essays Presented to Robert Craig

Hardback. A very good copy in a black quarter leather binding with light blue boards. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 221 pages. Frontispiece. Essays on the book and libraries in Scotland.
Published : The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland, Hamilton 2002, First Edition

McEwan Deacon Robt. D. - Old Glasgow Weavers: Being Records of the Incorporation of Weavers

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white. Spine lettering dull. Small ownership inscription. Pp.viii,166. 8 plates.
Published : Carson & Nicol, Glasgow 1905, First Edition

McEwen R.F. (Preface) - Nelson Hall Concerts - Edinburgh a List of the Programmes (1901-1914) Together with an Analysis of Their Contents

N.d. c.1914. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white. 116 pages. These concerts appear to have been free and aimed at improving the musical taste of the ordinary citizens of Edinburgh. An uncommon title.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition

McGhee Nevin - Killermont the Home of Glasgow Golf Club

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear to the spine ends and board tips. No.975 of 1500 copies. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 231 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. This is a history of the estate of Killermont from earliest times and of the Glasgow Golf Club which is the ninth oldest in the world.
Published : Glasgow Golf Club 2003, First Edition

McGowan Iain - Hebridean Images

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author. 128pp. A fine book of photographs of the landscape and people of the Hebrides.
Published : Creative Monochrome Ltd. 1993, First Edition

McGregor Duncan - A Desert Rat in Holburn Street

Illustrated by Rhoda Howie.
Hardback. A near fine copy in black leatherette lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 140 pages. Illustrated. The autobiography of a Buchan man with several chapters on his experiences with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment in the Second World War, followed by life owning a grocer's shop in Aberdeen.
Published : Ardo Publishing Company, Buchan 1994, First Edition

McGregor, Iona; Kidd, Dorothy I. - Bairns : Scottish Children in Photographs

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. 152 pages. Fascinating photographs, from the late 19th century onwards, from the Scottish Ethnological Archive.
Published : National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition

McGurk Francis (Editor) - Calendar of Papal Letters to Scotland of Benedict XIII of Avignon 1394 - 1419

Hardback. A very good copy. Stamp of a private library on front end-paper but no other markings. Pp.xxxv,456.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition

McKay William D. - The Scottish School of Painting

A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pp.xii,369. Profusely illustrated.
Published : Duckworth, London 1911, Reprint

McKelway St. Clair - The Edinburgh Caper a One-Man International Plot

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a slightly soiled spine. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. 190 pages. The American author's story of what happened to him during a visit to Edinburgh in 1959. Humorous fiction.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1963, First Edition

McKerrow, Mary - The Faeds: A Biography

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. Previous owner's inscription on half-title. Pp.xviii,158. Numerous illustrations. The story of a talented Scottish family of Victorian artists. Includes a bibliography, a catalogue of major Faed works and a list of Faed pictures in permanent collections.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1982, First Edition

McKissek William - Musings in Verse

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on front board. No inscriptions. Frontispiece photograph of author and one other illustration. 112 pages + advertisements. Protected in a removable cover. The author was a District Inspector in the Aberdeen Cleansing Department. Poems mainly in English with a few in Scots.
Published : John Avery & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen 1902, First Edition

McLachlan Gordon (Editor) - Improving the Common Weal Aspects of Scottish Health Services 1900-1984

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,635. Essays in honour of Sir John Brotherston. previous owner's address label on front end-paper.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1987, First Edition

McLaren John Nicol - It Taks a Lang Spin

A good copy. Paperback. Would be very good but for cup mark on upper cover. Signed by the author. 138 pages. Illustrated. Anecdotes from the life of a Fifer.
Published : Privately Published 1990, First Edition

McLaren Moray - Compton Mackenzie a Panegyric for His Eightieth Birthday Spoken By Moray McLaren in the Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh

A very good copy in wrappers. Inscribed presentation copy form the author. 24 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1963, First Edition

McLauchlan Thomas (Editor) - The Book of Common Order Commonly Called John Knox's Liturgy. Translated Into Gaelic Anno Domini1567 By Mr. John Carswell, Bishop of the Isles

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered on the spine in gilt. Spine darkened. Top edge gilt. End-papers browned. Bookplate. Ppp.xxvii,[5],248. This is the 1567 translation into Gaelic of the old Scottish prayer book together with a version in English taken from the Works of Knox edited by David Laing.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1873, First Edition Thus

McLean Angus (Editor) - Local Industries of Glasgow and the West of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in black. Generally clean internally biut with some end-paper foxing. Pp.[vii],288. Folding diagram, tables etc. Preface + 10 chapters including chapters on mechanical engineering, marine engineering and shipbuilding, chemical industries and Clyde navigation.
Published : British Association for the Advancement of Science, Glasgow 1901, First Edition

McLeish Norrie - Ancestral Voices: The Story of the McLeish Name

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower corners a little bumped. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to a person who supplied material for the book. Pp.iv,192. Illustrations. Maps. Family trees. This is "the story of the development of the McLeish surname, together with the stories of some McLeish families and individuals." "Any Mcleish who is interested in tracing their family background should use this book as their starting point."
Published : Alba Publishing, Hawick 1991, First Edition

McLeish Norrie and MacKay Fay (Editors) - Lauderdale in the 20th Century

Softback. A near very good copy. Small crease in rear cover. Gift inscription. Pp.xii,412. Numerous illustrations. This book is about Lauderdale in the 20th century and was published to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Lauder receiving its Royal Charter. Chapters on Lauder Common Riding; A History of Police in Lauderdale; Populations and Special Buildings; Songs and Poems of Lauderdale; Agriculture in the 20th Century; Lauderdale at War (and Peace); A Natural History of Lauderdale etc. Also includes chapters of individuals' reminiscences.
Published : Lauderdale Development Forum 2002, First Edition

McLeish, Norrie - Ancestral Voices: The Story of the McLeish Name

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Compliment slip signed by the author loosely inserted. Pp.iv,192. Maps. Illustrations. A study of the McLeish surname and of some of those who have born the name. "Any McLeish who is interested in tracing their family background should use this book as their starting point."
Published : Alba Publishing, Hawick 1991, First Edition

McLeod Rev. N.K. - The Churches of Buchan and Notes By the Way Being Short Sketches of the Early History of Christianity in Scotland from Its Introduction to the Reformation

A very good copy in quarter green buckram. Top edge gilt. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,148. 18 illustrations.
Published : A & R Milne, Aberdeen 1899, First Edition

McLynn, F.J. - The Jacobite Army in England 1745: The Final Campaign

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Top edge foxing but otherwise clean. Pp.ix,210. Map.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1983, First Edition

McMenemy Joe - "A Furnished Room" the History of a Parish the Immaculate Conception (St. Mary's) Kelso 1855-2005

Softback. A fine copy. 63 pages. Many illustrations. The history of a Kelso parish church.
Published : Privately Published, Kelso 2005, First Edition

McNaught D. (Editor) - Burns Chronicle and Club Directory No. XXXI

Softback. A near very good copy. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 206 pages. Illustrated. Includes articles on "Annotations of Scottish Songs by Burns", "Robert Tannahill", "Burns Clubs and Burns's Songs" etc. An annual publication of the Burns Federation. Includes a list of Burns Clubs throughout the World.
Published : The Burns Federation, Kilmarnock 1922,