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Mackenzie Alexander (Preface) - The Watsonian War Record 1939-1945

Hardback. A very good copy. A little browning to spine edges. Bookplate and signature of former owner (who is named in the book). Pp.xi,157. Numerous photographs. Gives "a short biographical notice and, when possible, a photograph of each of the two hundred and two former pupils who fell in the war." This is followed by a record of all Watsonians who served in the armed services during the war. A number of enclosures are loosely laid in including a photograph taken at a reunion of Watsonians in 1989 of those who had left the school in 1938-40.
Published : The Watsonian Club, Edinburgh 1951, First Edition
£15.00

Mackenzie Colin Scott - St Columba's Ui Church otherwise Eaglais Na H-Aoidhe an Historical perspective

Softback. A fine copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 120 pages. 38 illustrations, many in colour. The story of an ancient church on the Island of Lewis and of how and when Christianity reached Lewis.
Published : Urras Eaglais Na h-Aoidhe, Isle Of Lewis 2012, First Edition
£20.00

Mackenzie Compton - Catholicism and Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Slight fading to spine but lettering clear. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.ix,188.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1936, First Edition
£30.00

Mackenzie Compton - The Lost Cause a Jacobite Play

A very good copy in card covers in a very good dustwrapper. With the bookplate of the author from whose library this copy came. 90 pages. "Almost every scene in "The Lost Cause" is taken verbally from the accounts of eye-witnesses". Rather uncommon.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£145.00

Mackenzie James - The General Grievances and Oppression of the Isles of Orkney and Shetland

Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth with paper title label(which is a little rubbed but remains readable). Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxxix,[v],112,vi. This is a reprint of a work first published in 1750 and concerns a court action raised by several heritors in Orkney against the Earl of Morton. Their main complaint related to the true measure and standard of the Norwegian Weights used in Orkney and Shetland as these were the basis on which feu-duties were paid. Includes a rather short List of Subscribers and new Introductory Notes.
Published : Laing and Forbes, Edinburgh 1836,
£140.00

Mackenzie John (Editor) - The Beauties of Gaelic Poetry and Lives of the Highland Bards --- with an Historical Introduction Containing an Account of the Manners, Habits, Etc of the Ancient Caledonians By James Logan

Hardback. A just about good copy in rather marked red cloth. School prize inscription on front end-paper. Pp.lxxii,447.The historical Introduction and brief lives of the poets are in English with the poems themselves in Gaelic.
Published : John Grant, Edinburgh 1907,
£20.00

Mackenzie Mary (Foreword) - Kilmuir and Kilmaluag North Skye : Echoes from the Past

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 124 pages. Numerous illustrations. Full-page map. A book written by local people about a crofting area on the Trotternish peninsula of North Skye.
Published : Kilmuir History and Heritage Group 2006, First Edition
£18.00

Mackenzie W.C. - Lovat of the Forty-Five

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in black on front board and spine. Gift inscription on front endpaper. 186 pages with 6 pages of publisher's catalogue. Poor dustwrapper which has largeish chips to front, rear and spine and one closed tear which is reinforced with sellotape on reverse. Not price-clipped. The book is an abridged form of the author's Life of Lovat published in 1908. This shorter book gives a succinct and well-balanced life of one of the most intriguing figures of Jacobite romance.
Published : Moray Press, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
£10.00

Mackenzie W.C. - The Book of the Lews : The Story of a Hebridean Isle

Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in black on the upper board. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.lxv,[vii],276 + two pages original list of subscribers and three pages publisher's adverts. 22 illustrations. Sketch map. A book about the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides published in the immediate aftermath of the First World War.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1919, First Edition
£35.00

Mackenzie W.C. - The Races of Ireland and Scotland

Nd. but a Note by the author dated June 1916 is appended to the prefix ststing that the book was written before the war broke out. A good copy in red cloth. Blind stamp of D.C. Thomson (the Dundee publishers). A previous owner has pasted in to the front of the book a number of newspaper cuttings relevant to the subject of the book and an article entitled "The Origin of the Scottish People" by Arthur Keith. Pp.xiv,396. This is an enquiry into the origins of the peoples of Ireland and Scotland.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley, First Edition
£28.00

Mackenzie William - Skye: Iochdar-Trotternish and District Traditions, Reflections and Memories

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,176. 17 illustrations.
Published : Alex. MacLaren & Sons, Glasgow 1930, First Edition
£30.00

Mackie Albert D. (Foreword) - The Fleeting Years a Collection of Drawings of Incidents and Personalities at Glasgow University

Softback. A near very good copy. Covers a little torn at spine ends. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 48 pages. A book of captioned drawings, mostly humerous.
Published : Glasgow University Graduates Association 1951, First Edition
£8.00

Mackie J.D. - The University of Glasgow 1451-1951 a Short History

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bookplate of Charles H. Stewart, formerly Secretary of the University of Edinburgh. Pp.vii,[4],341. 4 illustrations. A nice clean copy.
Published : Jackson Son & Company, Glasgow 1954, First Edition
£10.00

Mackie J.D., - The University of Glasgow 1451 - 1951 - a Short History

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. 4 black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. Pp.vii 341. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A nice copy.
Published : Jackson Son & Company, Glasgow 1954, First Edition
£15.00

Mackie James - Annals of Arngask : The Story of a Parish in the Soluth-East Corner of Perthshire

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription. 243 pages. Sketch maps, drawings charts and tables. A rather uncommon history of a Perthshire parish.
Published : Privatekly Published 1958, First Edition
£40.00

MacKie, Euan W. - The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland C. 700 BC - AD 500 : Architecture and Material Culture Part 2 (1) the Northern and Southern Mainland and the Western Islands

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.lx,389-808. Numerous illustrations throughout. This volume includes the northern mainland (Caithness and Sutherland) and the west coast including the north-west coast down to the mouth of Loch Broom. "The main purpose of this work is to present in easily accessible form a much larger proportion of the archaeological evidence for the remarkable Scottish Atlantic Iron Age structures known as brochs and wheelhouses than is currently conveniently available."
Published : Archaeopress, Oxford 2007, First Edition
£95.00

Mackinlay James Murray - Ancient Church Dedications in Scotland Scriptural Dedications

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Showing a little wear at spine ends and board tips. Fairly unobtrusive ownership inscription. Pp.xxiii,419. Map. "The object of the volume is two-fold. In the first place, to give some account of the Cathedrals, Parish and Collegiate Churches, Chapels, Hospitals, and Monasteries under the invocation of Saints mentioned in Holy Scripture; and, in the second place, to trace the influence that these Saints have hadon ecclesiastical festivals, usages and symbolism".
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
£85.00

MacKinnon Kenneth - The Lion's Tongue : The Story of the Original and Continuing Language of the Scottish People

Softback. A very good copy. Previous owner's initials on title page otherwise a clean copy internally. 132 pages. 16 illustrations. The story of the Gaelic language in Scotland.
Published : Club Leabhar, Inverness 1974, First Paperback Edition
£16.00

MacKinnon, Kenneth - Language, Education and Social Processes in a Gaelic Communtiy

Softback. A very good copy though faded on the spine and a small part of the front cover. Pp.xi,222. Map. Figures. Tables. This is a study of the use of the Gaelic language in the Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1977, First Edition
£15.00

Mackintosh Ian M. - Troon Golf Club Its History from 1878

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,137. Numerous illustrations including colour. Folding plans.
Published : The Committee of Troon Golf Club 1974, First Edition
£18.00

Mackintosh John - History of the Valley of the Dee from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Pp.ix,240. Portrait frontispiece.
Published : Taylor and Henderson, Aberdeen 1895, First Edition
£40.00

Mackintosh John - The History of Civilisation in Scotland

Hardbacks. Published between 1892 and 1896. A very good four volume set in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Unopened. Nearly 1900 pages in total. Described by the author as "the first attempt to present a synthetic narrative of the condition, progress and development of the civilisation of the people from the earliest traces of their occupation of the country down to the present day". A bright, attractive, set.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1892, New Edition
£50.00

MacLagan Robert Craig - The Perth Incident of 1396 from a Folk-Lore Point of View

Hardback. A near very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Light edge foxing but a clean copy internally. Pp.vii,(i),403. The Perth incident of 1396 was a fight between 30 men of Clan Chattan and 30 men of Clan Kay. The book, however, delves into much older Scottish history. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1905, First Edition
£40.00

MacLean Charles; Sykes, Christopher Simon - Scottish Country

Hardback. Square 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 239 pages. Over 400 colour illustrations. A celebration of Scottish country houses with special sections on gardens, painted ceilings, romantic painting, tartans, tweed, pottery, doocots etc.
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 1992, First Edition
£14.00

MacLean Donald - The Counter-Reformation in Scotland 1560-1930

A very good copy apart from some foxing mainly to endpapers. 324pp.
Published : James Clarke & Co, London 1931, First Edition
£8.00

MacLean James MacKenzie - Memoirs of a Barra Boy

Softback. A good copy. 21 pages. Frontispiece. Map. First published in serial form in "The London Scottish Regimental Gazette" this edition in book form is limited to 100 copies. There is some pencilled writing on the covers which I have left as this copy came from the library of Sir Compton MacKenzie. These are stories rather than an autobiography.
Published : Hadden Best & Co, London & Ipswich 1959, First Edition in Book Form
£20.00

MacLean Loraine of Dochgarroch (Editor) - The Hub of the Highlands the Book of Inverness and District

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,406. Frontispiece and 44 illustrations. Covers the history, natural history, land use, folklore etc of the area.
Published : The Inverness Field Club and Paul Harris 1975, First Edition
£7.00

MacLean Magnus (Editor) - Archaeology, Education, Medical and Charitable Institutions of Glasgow

Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in black. Browning to end-papers but generally clean internally. Pp.vi,239.
Published : British Association for the Advancement of Science, Glasgow 1901, First Edition
£12.00