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MacNeill Duncan H. - The Historical Scottish Constitution

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 123pp. Described as "essential for understanding the democratic make-up of the Scots".
Published : The Albyn Press, Edinburgh 1973, Reprint
£7.00

MacNeill Duncan H. - The Scottish Realm an Approach to the Political and Constitutional History of Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A lovely clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 283pp + Appendices and Index. A nationalist interpretation of Scottish history and constitutional development.
Published : A & J Donaldson Ltd., Glasgow 1947, First Edition
£12.00

MacNeill, Seumas; Richardson, Frank - Piobaireachd and Its Interpretation : Classical Music of the Highland Bagpipe

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is a little "sunned" to the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.v,130. Descibed as the first serious attempt to explain piobaireachd (pibroch) to the general public "and to convey the old tradition of playing it for the benefit of pipers and enthusiasts".
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1987, First Edition
£50.00

MacPhail J.R.N. (Editor) - Highland Papers Volume I

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the logo of the Scottish History Society in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription. Largely unopened. Pp.x,368 + 8pp. list of scottish History Society office-bearers and publications. Includes "History of the MacDonalds" (102pp) and "Papers Relating to the MacLeans of Duart."(95pp).
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1914, First Edition
£30.00

MacPhail J.R.N. (Editor) - Highland Papers Volume II

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the logo of the Scottish History Society in gilt on the upper board. Bookplate of Francis James Grant, Rothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk. Pp.xiv,375 + list of publications of the Scottish History Society etc. Three folding illustrations. Includes a genealogy of the Mackenzies and of the Campbells together with writs relating to the Lands of Glassarie etc
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1916, First Edition
£28.00

MacPhail J.R.N. (Editor) - Highland Papers Volume III

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the Scottish History Society's logo in gilt on the upper board. Bookplate of Francis James Grant, Rothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk. Pp.viii,338 + a list of the Society's Publications etc. Frontispiece. Includes "Papers Relating to Witchcraft" and "Papers Relating to Kintyre" but much of the book comprises extracts from the collection of early 17th century manuscripts made by Sir James Balfour of Denmylne and Kinnaird. "A great amount of this material--deals with the final ruin of clan Ian Mhor." (i.e. the southern branch of Clan Donald).
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1920, First Edition
£30.00

MacPhail, J.R.N. (Editor) - Highland Papers Volume II

Hardback. A good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. One inch tear in cloth at join of spine and lower board. Some wear to spine ends and edges. Upper front board tip bumped. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xiv,375. 3 folding illustrations. Articles on "The Genealogie of the Surname of McKenzie Since Ther Coming Into Scotland", "Ane Accompt of the Genealogie of the Campbells", "Writs Relating Chiefly to the Lands of Glassarie and Their Early Possessors" etc.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1916, First Edition
£20.00

MacPhail, J.R.N. (Editor) - Highland Papers Volume III

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,338. Frontispiece. Articles on "Papers Relating to Witchcraft 1662-1677", "Papers Relating to Kintyre," etc.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1920, First Edition
£30.00

MacPhail, J.R.N. (Editor) - Highland Papers Volume IV

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xviii,290. Frontispiece. Articles on "The Campbells of Auchinbreck", "The End of the Active Resistance to William of Orange in Scotland", "The Appin Murder", etc.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
£35.00

MacPherson Abbe Paul (Edited By Rev. William James anderson) - The History of the Scots College Rome (1600-1792) [in the Innes Review 1961 Vol.XII]

Softback. A very good copy. Spine a little slanted. Inscription of previous owner on front cover. Two smallish stamps on front fixed end-paper. No other markings. 172 pages. 33 illustrations. Written in 1810 this copy is printed from the original autograph manuscript. The Scots College, Rome was the principal training college for Scottish Catholic clergy.
Published : John S. Burns & Sons, Glasgow 1961,
£30.00

MacPherson Angus - A Highlander Looks Back

Hardback. Nd. c.1955? A good plus copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Lacks dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Boards slightly splayed. Pp.[x],[ii],84. 6 illustrations. Forword by Seton Gordon. The autobiography of a Highland "piper, angler, seannachaidh and sheep farmer."
Published : Oban Ti Mes, Oban, First Edition
£45.00

MacPherson Hector - The Cameronian Philosopher : Alexander Shields

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii,[iv],244. Four illustrations. A biography of one of the greatest of the Covenanting leaders who was at various times a prisoner on the Bass rock, a field-preacher, chaplain to the Cameronian regiment and minister to the Scots colony in Darien.. Quite scarce.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1932, First Edition
£45.00

MacPherson James - Fragments of Ancient Poetry

A good copy. Softcover. 53 pages. Frontispiece. Foreword by Derek S. Thomson. This was the first of MacPherson's books of Ossianic poetry. This is a reprint of the enlarged second edition.
Published : Clarsach Publications, Dundee 1979, Reprint
£10.00

MacPherson James - Fragments of Ancient Poetry - A Reprint of the First Edition of 1760 with a Photo-Lithographic Facsimile of the Original Title Page

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards. Title-piece a little rubbed but readable. This is no. 56 of 100 copies. Signed and dated by J. Norman Methuen. Pp.[vi],70. This is a reprint of the first edition of what became known as MacPherson's "Ossian".
Published : William Brown, Edinburgh 1917,
£40.00

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

MacTaggart John - The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vi,xii,504. First published in 1824 this new edition has a note on the author by L. L. Ardern. A treasure trove of Galloway words and lore.
Published : Clunie Press, Perthshire 1981, New Edition
£38.00

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
£40.00

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
£24.00

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
£24.00

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
£30.00

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
£30.00