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Munro, Neil - The History of the Royal Bank of Scotland `1727 - 1927

Hardback. A very good copy of the limited edition, this copy being number 156 of 250 such copies. Cream spine (which is a little marked) lettered in gilt with blue cloth boards. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Some fore-edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xviii,417. 12 tissue-guarded portraits in photogravure. 8 views of bank buildings.
Published : Privately Printed By R & R Clark Ltd., Edinburgh 1928,
£20.00

Murdoch James Barclay (editor) - The Geology and Palaeontology of the Clyde Drainage Area

A very good copy in stiff card covers. 168pp. This is a reissue, with corrections and additions, of the geological portion of the handbook of the fauna, flora and geology of the Clyde area issued in 1901.
Published : The Geological Society, Glasgow 1904,
£12.00

Murison W. - Sir David Lyndsay Poet and Satirist of the Old Church in Scotland

A very good ex-library copy with the usual markings. Pp.xiii,227. A study of Lyndsay's poems and his charges against the pre-reformation clergy.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1938, First Edition
£8.00

Murray C. De B. - Duncan Forbes of Culloden

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,221. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Forbes was Lord President of the Court of Session and a Hanoverian who pleaded for leniency towards the Jacobites after the 1745 Rising. In the author's view "of all the men of his time in Scotland none did more to help his country".
Published : International Publishing Company, London 1936, First Edition
£20.00

Murray C.W. - Check List of the Plants of the Islands of Skye and Raasay as Known to the End of 1973

Original wrappers. Some tears to the spine but otherwise a good copy. Pp.iv,72 + index. 2 maps.
Published : Published for the Botanical Society of the British Isles By Portree High School 1974, First Edition
£30.00

Murray Captain George Wolfe (Compiled and Edited By) - the Tweeddale Shooting Club: A Sesqui-Centennial Memoir 1790 - 1940

Hardback. 4to. Nd. c.1950? A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,304. 24 illustrations. Lists members, rules, activities etc. A large part of the book consists of short biographies of deceased members who seem to have been mainly gentry from Peeblesshire and neighbourhood. Also includes material on coursing, game preserrvation and poaching, the Tweeddale Ball etc.
Published : Privately Printed for the Tweeddale Shooting Club By Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, First Edition
£65.00

Murray Charles - A Sough O' War

A good copy in wraps. 56 pages. Poems in Scots on the theme of the First World War. Glossary.
Published : Constable, London 1917, First Edition
£7.00

Murray Frances - Summer in the Hebrides : Sketches in Colonsay and Oronsay

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Hinges a little tender. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing. Pp.xi,175. 8 illustrations including a map and two coloured plates. A charming Victorian book about the place and people of Colonsay and Oronsay. This first edition was printed for private circulation and is uncommon.
Published : James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1887, First Edition
£50.00

Murray J. Clark - The Ballads and Songs of Scotland, in View of Their Influence on the Character of the People

A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. A little marked on rear board. 205pp + 56pp catalogue. Explores the influence the ballads and songs of Scotland have exerted on the character of the Scottish people.
Published : Macmillan, London 1874, First Edition
£22.00

Murray R. D et al - The Breeding Birds of South-East Scotland: a Tetrad Atlas 1988 - 1994

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. Pp.x,357. 8 colour plates. Maps. Graphs. "An authoritative work showing the status of breeding birds in South-east Scotland, including, for the first time, population estimates, and how the current distributions relate to the present habitat and to past knowledge."
Published : The Scottish ornithologists' Club, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
£14.00

Murray Sir John and Pullar Laurence (Editors) - Bathymetrical Survey of the Scottish Fresh-Water Lochs Volume 1

A very good copy in an attractive brown half-leather binding with four raised bands on spine. Lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.lviii,785. 18 plates. 75 figures. Volume 1 is complete in itself and consists of articles on Scottish lochs in general giving the result of researches from the topographical, geological, physical, chemical and biological points of view together with a comparison of Scottish lochs with lakes in other parts of the world. There is also an extensive bibliography of books and special papers referring to lakes.
Published : Challenger Office, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
£80.00

Murray Thomas - Biographical Annals of the Parish of Colinton

A very good copy in blind decorated maroon cloth with bevelled edges. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Bookplate. Pp.vii,139,[i]. Biographical notices of eminent persons connected with the parish of Colinton, which was at the time a country parish but which is now a suburb of Edinburgh.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1863, First Edition
£35.00

Murray Thomas - Biographical Annals of the Parish of Colinton

Hardback. A very good copy in blind decorated maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Bevelled edges. Presentation copy from the author with five hand-written letters from the author inserted at front and rear of book (with a note saying that they were inserted in 1913.) Further ownership inscription dated 1902. Pp.vii,139 + one page Note at end. Scarce in first edition. The annals of Colinton which is now a suburb of Edinburgh.
Published : Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1863, First Edition
£50.00

Murray W.H. - The Hebrides

Uncorrected proof. Softback. 246 pages. 16 pages of photographs. 14 maps + map end-papers. The index has not been done. Loosely enclosed is a typed note: "Heinemann sent me this to read and to forward to you, in the hope that you could find something nice to say about it. Love, Joyce." The note would have been addressed to Compton Mackenzie from whose library the book came but his name is not mentioned.
Published : Heinemann, London 1966,
£8.00

Murray, Arch. K. - History of the Scottish Regiments in the British Army

Hardback. A near very good copy in a half leather binding with dark green boards. A little wear/scuffing to board tips and spine ends. Small bookplate and ownership inscription. 416 pages. Frontispiece and 46 plates, mostly in colour. (All plates present but a few mis-placed). 4 folding battle plans. A regiment by regiment history of the Scottish regiments
Published : Thomas Murray & Son, Glasgow 1862, First Edition
£120.00

Myers, John A. - The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Its Pharmacy Through the Ages

Softback. A very good copy. Illustrated front cover. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Prelims + 123 pages. Numerous illustrations. A history of the Pharmaceutical Department of the Royal Infimary of Edinburgh. An uncommon title.
Published : Firs Publishing, Lincoln 2003, First Edition
£18.00

Mykura W. and Phemister J. - The Geology of Western Shetland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn and now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,304. 30 plates. 30 figures in text. 5 tables.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Nairne Campbell - The Trossachs and the Rob Roy Country

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is complete but with external sellotape repairs. Pp.vii,144. 20 illustrations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1961, First Edition
£8.00

Nairne D. - Memorable Floods in the Highlands During the Nineteenth Century with Some Accounts of the Great Frost of 1895

A very good copy in blue cloth with paper title label on spine. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Some browning to end-papers but not foxed. Pp.xi[i],177. Frontispiece and text illustrations.
Published : The Northern Counties Printing and Publishing Company, Inverness 1895, First Edition
£45.00

Naismith, Robert J. - The Story of Scotland's Towns

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xi,181. 93 illustrations. 18 maps.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£12.00

Naismith, Robert J. - The Story of Scotland's Towns

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,181. 93 black and white illustrations. 18 maps.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£9.00

Napier Mark - History of the Partition of the Lennox

A good copy in maroon cloth. Lacking title piece on spine. Bookplate. Pp.xvi,256. Illustrated. A study of the claims to the Earldom of Lennox.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1835, First Edition
£20.00

Nau Claude (Edited By the Rev. Joseph Stevenson) - The History of Mary Stewart from the Murder of Riccio Until Her Flight Into England. Now First Printed from the Original Manuscripts with Illustrative Papers from the Secret Archives of the Vatican and Other Collections in Rome

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some wear to spine ends and edges. Front hinges cracked. Pp.ccxiv,350. Two facsimiles (of part of a letter in the author's handwriting and of part of a page of his narrative.) Nau was secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots. Includes a lerngthy historical preface by the editor.
Published : William Paterson, Edinburgh 1883, First Edition
£34.00

Needham, Nicholas R. - Thomas Erskine of Linlathen: His Life and Theology 1788-1837

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.iii,543. Erskine was one of the most significant figures in early 19th century Scottish theological thought. This book traces his journey from being a moderate Calvinist to his final position as a Liberal Universalist, a decline of Calvinist orthodoxy which was soon to affect Scottish religion in general in the latter part of the 19th century.
Published : Rutherford House Books, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£25.00

Neilson George - Peel: Its Meaning and Derivation: An Enquiry Into the Early History of the Term Now Applied to Many Border Towers

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.[iv],33 + 4pp adverts. This is one of a limited offprint of 120 copies.
Published : George P. Johnston, Edinburgh 1894,
£25.00

Nethersole-Thompson, Desmond; Watson, Adam - The Cairngorms Their Natural History and Scenery

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 317 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Tables. A classic work on the natural history and human history of what is decribed as "the finest remaining area of wild country in the British Isles." This edition has a new chapter on "The Modern Story" to bring the book up to date.
Published : The Melven Press, Perth 1981,
£10.00

Neville, Gwen Kennedy - The Mother Town : Civic Ritual, Symbol and Experience in the Borders of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy by the author to Hamish Henderson, the folklorist. Pp.xiv,150. Illustrated. An American's take on the Borders common ridings with specific refereence to the Selkirk common riding together with a look at the town itself.
Published : Oxford University Press 1994, First Edition
£28.00

Newton Norman S. - Colonsay and Oronsay

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Inscription on front free end-paper. Browning to early and late pages, which is common with this book. 208 pages. Map frontispiece. Black and white plates and line illustrations. The story of two Inner Hebridean islands. A volume in the publisher's "Islands" series.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1990, First Edition
£15.00