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MacPherson James - The Poems of Ossian

Hardbacks. 12mo. A two volume set in fair condition. Paper-coverd boards with cloth spine. Title-pieces worn and chipped although title remains complete. Wear to board tips. A good set internally. Vol.I,pp.xxxix,330. Vol.II,pp.[vi],374. Frontispiece to each volume. Includes a brief life of MacPherson and two quite lengthy Dissertations on the poems, one by Hugh Blair.
Published : Richard Griffin & Co/ Thomas Tegg, Glasgow/London 1824,
£30.00

MacPherson John - Critical Dissertations on the Origin, Antiquities, Language, Government, Manners and Religion of the Ancient Caledonians, Their Posterity the Picts, and the British and Irish Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in a modern quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. New end-papers. Pp.xxiv,[2],382 + 2pp publishers' catalogue. The author was Minister of Sleat on the Isle of Skye.
Published : T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt in the Strand and J. Balfour in Edinburgh 1768, First Edition
£300.00

MacPherson Sir Aeneas (Edited By Rev. Alexander D. Murdoch) - The Loyall Dissuasive and Other Papers Concernnig the Affairs of Clan Chattan 1691-1705

Hardback. Dark blue boards lettered in gilt. Damp-staining to the boards especially the spine. Very good internally. Unopened. Pp.civ,253. Frontispiece. One other illustration. The author's literary controversy with the Mackintoshes on behalf of his chief, Cluny MacPherson.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1902, First Edition
£18.00

Macqueen John - The Enlightenment and Scottish Literature Volume One Progress and Poetry

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 158pp.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1982, First Edition
£10.00

MacTavish Duncan C. (Editor) - Minutes of the Synod of Argyll 1639-1651

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxii,254.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1943, First Edition
£20.00

MacTavish Duncan C. (Editor) - Minutes of the Synod of Argyll 1652-1661

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxxii,278. Introduction by James D. Ogilvie.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1944, First Edition
£20.00

MacTavish Duncan C. (Editor) - Minutes of the Synod of Argyll 1652-1661

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxxii,278. Introduction by James D. Ogilvie.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1944, First Edition
£20.00

Mair Norman - Muirfield: Home of the Honourable Company, 1744-1994

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper. 168 pages. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. Described as "a celebration of one of the world's greatest golf courses and the Honourable Company who play there."
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£20.00

Mair, Craig - Mercat Cross and Tolbooth : Understanding Scotland's Old Burghs

Softback. A very good copy except for crease to corner of front cover. Ownership inscription. Pp.vii,232. Illustrated.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1997,
£6.00

Mair, Craig - Stirling : The Royal Burgh

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,255. Numerous illustrations including colour.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£10.00

Maitland P. S; Boon P. J; McLusky D. S. (Editors) - The Fresh Waters of Scotland : A National Resource of International Significance

Hardback. A fine copy in laminated pictorial boards. Pp.xiv,639. Numerous figures (including illustrations and maps). Tables. "For the first time comprehensive information on the fresh waters of Scotland has been brought together in one volume." The book "examines the extent of the fresh waters, their value and uses, threats to Scotland's rivers and lochs, and possible remedial measures."
Published : John Wiley & Sons 1994, First Edition
£28.00

Maitland, P.S., Boon, P.J. And McLusky, D.S. (Editors) - The Fresh Waters of Scotland : A National Resource of International Significance

Hardback. A near fine copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,639. Numerous figures (including illustrations) and tables. "For the first time comprehensive information on the fresh waters of Scotland has been brought together in one volume."
Published : John Wiley & Sons, Chichester 1994, First Edition
£25.00

Maitland, Peter S. - Studies on Loch Lomond IIThe Fauna of the River Endrick

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed "With Best Wishes, Peter". Pp.vi,194. Plates, figures and tables. A study of the vertebrate and invertebrate fauna of the River Endrick, the major water flowing into Loch Lomond.
Published : Blackie and Son for the University of Glasgow, Glasgow 1966, First Edition
£10.00

Maitland, Peter S. (Editor) - The Ecology of Scotland's Largest Lochs: Lomond, Awe, Ness, Morar and Shiel

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,297. Many photographs, figures and tables. A multi-disciplinary scientific study of five of Scotland's largest lochs.
Published : Dr. W. Junk, The Hague - Boston - London 1981, First Edition
£30.00

Major, John - A History of Greater Britain as Well England as Scotland Compiled from the Ancient Authorities --- 1521

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription (of a former Keeper of the Records of Scotland) on the half-title. Pp.cxxxv,476. Two illustrations. Translated from the original Latin and edited with Notes by Archibald Constable. Includes a Life of the Author by Aeneas J.G. MacKay. An early history of Britain by a Scottish author dedicated to King James Fifth of Scotland and first published in Paris in 1521.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1892, First Edition Thus
£35.00

Malcolm C.A. - The Piper in Peace and War

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.[xxiv],282 + 5pp Appendix. 8 illustrations. Part I is the story of piping in the army while Part II is a record of pipers in individual regiments. First published in 1927 this edition has a new Foreword by Pipe Major Angus MacDonald and a new Introduction by Patrick King.
Published : Hardwicke Press, London 1993, Reprint
£15.00

Malcolm William K. - A Blasphemer and Reformer : A Study of James Leslie Mitchell-Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xv,212. Described as "a substantial and important increase in Gibbon criticism".
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1984, First Edition
£12.00

Malcolm, Sir Ian of Poltalloch - Highland Lore and Legend

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in silver. In a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little wear and tear. Inscribed presentation copy from the author dated April 1938. A little edge foxing. Pp.xv,90 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. A book of verse which retells old Highland stories.
Published : Macmillan, London 1938, First Edition
£20.00

Malcolm, Sir Ian of Poltalloch - Songs O' the Clachan

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a slightly soiled but near very good dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author dated May I, 1939. 60 pages. Frontispiece. Foreword by John Buchan. Poetry which attempts to recreate the ethos of a simple island society in the Hebrides.
Published : The Moray Press, Edinburgh & London 1939, First Edition
£22.00

Manuel Rev. D.G. - Dryburgh Abbey in the Light of Its Historical and Ecclesiastical Setting

A good copy. A little scuffed on the spine. Bookplate. Small ownership inscription. 375pp. 14 illustrations.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1922, First Edition
£16.00

Marchbank Agnes - Upper Annandale: Its History and Traditions

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in black. Some fading to spine and edges of rear board. Bookplate. 157 pages + 2pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations.
Published : J. And R. Parlane, Paisley 1901, First Edition
£28.00

Marioreybanks George - Annals of Scotland from the Yeir1514 to the Yeir 1591 [ Bound with "A History of the Rencounter at Drumclog and Battle at Bothwell Bridge in the Month of June 1679 --- By William Aiton]

Hardback. A near very good copy in a green half-leather binding lettered in gilt on spine. Some rubbing to spine but not bad. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some foxing to title page. Pp.iv,62. Preface by John Graham Dalyell who has added a few notes to the text. A little pencil marking in text. Bound with Aiton's "History of the Rencounter at Drumclog --" published in 1821. Lacks all before title page including frontispiece and also the loose engraving of the battle. 131 pages.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1814,
£80.00

Markus Thomas A. (Editor) - Order in Space and Society: Architectural Form and Its Context in the Scottish Enlightenment

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 322 pages. Numerous illustrations. "These essays examine the role of architecture and planning as integral components of the social order of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Scotland. "
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1982, First Edition
£12.00

Marshall James Scott - Old Leith at Work

Softback. A good copy in decorated blue covers. Corner crease to front cover. Blind stamp of Leith church on title page. 114 pages. Frontispiece. How the people of Leith earned their living in the 17th to early 19th centuries.
Published : The Edina Press, Edinburgh 1977, First Edition
£10.00

Marshall James Scott - Old Leith at Work

Softback. A very good copy in card covers. Ownership inscription. 114 pages. Frontispiece. Chapters on "The Incorporations", "Business in Great Waters" and "Other Ways of Earming a Living".
Published : The Edina Press, Edinburgh 1977, First Edition
£10.00

Marshall James Scott - Old Leith the Caring Community

A good copy. Softcover. Gift inscription. 120 pages. Frontispiece. Chapters on education, the poor, the police etc.
Published : The Edina Press, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£6.00

Marshall Peter - Burntisland Fife's Railway Port

A fine copy. Softback. 192 pages. Many illustrations.
Published : The Oakwood Press, Oxford 2001, First Edition
£12.00

Marshall William - Historic Scenes in Forfarshire

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. A little foxing. Pp.xv,304. A parish by parish account of historical scenes.
Published : William Oliphant & Co, Edinburgh 1875, First Edition in Book Form
£30.00