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Reid, Rev. H. M. B. (Editor) - One of King William's Men: Being Leaves from the Diary of Col. William Maxwell of Cardoness: 1685 to 1697

Hardback. A good copy in the original black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. Top edge gilt. Gift inscription from Lady Maxwell. 224 pages. 10 illustrations. Maxwell was a Presbyterian and soldier who fought in the army of William of Orange. He later sat in the Scottish Parliament during its last days and voted against the Union with England. An uncommon title.
Published : John Menzies & Co/ Adam Rae, Edinburgh and Castle Douglas 1898, First Edition
£30.00

Reid, W. Stanford - Skipper from Leith : The History of Robert Barton of Over Barnton

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few edge tears. There are a few neat ink side-lined comments generally pointing to/correcting errors in the book. 334 pages. Map end-papers. Folding map at rear. Barton was a leading Scottish 16th century merchant, financier,seaman, part-time privateer and later Comptroller of the Scottish Royal Household and Royal Treasurer. This is a significant history of a member of the 16th century Scottish middle class.
Published : University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia 1962,
£18.00

Reiss Edmund - William Dunbar

A fine copy without dustwrapper (as issued?). 183pp. A study of the greatest of the Scottish makars.
Published : Twayne Publishers, Boston 1979, First Edition
£12.00

Reith John - The Life and Writings Of Rev. Alexander Murray Minister of Urr, Professor of Oriental Languages in the University of Edinburgh, and Founder of the Science of Language in Europe

A good copy in the original cloth. Rear board marked. Spine and front board bright. Remains of original glassine wrapper present. Browning to end-papers but generally a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiv,227 + one page corrigenda. Frontispiece. Includes chapters on languages and philology. Murray was a minister, philologist, linguist and Professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at Edinburgh University.
Published : J. Maxwell & Son, Dumfries 1903, First Edition
£28.00

Renwick R. (Preface) - Charters and Other Documents Relating to the Royal Burgh of Stirling A.D.1124 - 1705

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Unopened. Pp.xxvii,255. Facsimile of charter of 1360. A nice, fresh copy.
Published : Printed for the Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the Burgh of Stirling, Glasgow 1884, First Edition
£25.00

Richards, Clive (Editor) - Vintage Wick : A Photographic History of the Royal Burgh of Wick and Its People

Softback. 4to. A very good copy in pictorial covers. Small ownership label. 166 pages. A book of historic photographs of Wick published to celebrate the town's quatercentenary in 1989.
Published : North of Scotland Newspapers Ltd, Wick 1988, First Edition
£7.00

Richards, Eric - A History of the Highland Clearances Volume 2: Emigration Protest, Reasons

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,543. Three maps. The second and final volume of what may well be the definitive study of the Highland Clearances.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1985, First Edition
£35.00

Richards, Eric - History of the Highland Clearances, Vol. 1: Agrarian Transformation and the Evictions, 1746-1886

A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[xxvi],532. Maps. Tables. "Vividly illustrates the realities of the Highland experience in the age of the clearances."
Published : Croom Helm, London 1982, First Edition
£35.00

Richards, Eric and Clough, Monica - Cromartie : Highland Life 1650-1914

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A nice, clean unmarked copy with no foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvii,518. Frontispiece and 68 illustrations. 6 maps. This is a detailed and scholarly study of a Ross-shire Estate. It "penetrates to the core of Highland change in a story enlivened by developments both typical and atypical in Highland development. Most of all it reaches as far as possible into the lives of the people of the Highlands".
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1989, First Edition
£45.00

Richards, Eric; Clough, Monica - Cromartie: Highland Life, 1650-1914

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,518. Frontispiece and 68 illustrations. 6 maps. Family tree of the MacKenzies of Tarbat and Cromartie. A study of a Highland estate, its land, people and owners.
Published : Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen 1989, First Edition
£45.00

Richardson Adam B. - Scottish Coins a New Edition of the Catalogue of Scotish Coins in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.viii,397 + 8 plates at end (containing 180 illustrations). Top edge gilt. A lovely bright, clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. First published in 1901 this reprint of 2000 copies includes a December 1977 price-list loosely inserted.
Published : Andrew Publising Company, London 1977,
£20.00

Richardson Ralph - The County of Edinburgh or Mid-Lothian : Its Geology, Agriculture and Meteorology, with an Aghricultural Map of the County; Statistics Showing the Acreage and Annual Value of the Chief Landed Estates Etc. Etc.

A very good copy in green flexible linen covers lettered in black on front cover. No ownership inscription. 36 pages. Folding frontispiece map. An interesting look at some aspects of the Edinburgh area in the mid-Victorian period. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1878, First Edition
£25.00

Ridpath George (Edited with Notes and Introduction By Sir James Balfour Paul) - Diary of George Ridpath Minister of Stitchel 1755-1761

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear at spine ends and board tips. Pp.xxii,410.
Published : Printed at the University Press By T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1922, First Edition
£10.00

Ritchie Robert Peel - The Early Days of the Royall Colledge of Phisitians, Edinburgh

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Spine browned but lettering clearly readable. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,313. Frontispiece and 10 illustrations.
Published : George P. Johnston, Edinburgh 1899, First Edition
£24.00

Robb, Jady - The Border Fox of the '45

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.ix,147. Frontispiece map. A historical novel dealing with the exploits of Mungo Dixon, a Northumbrian shepherd, during the Jacobite rising of 1745.
Published : Vantage Press, New York 1989, First Edition
£10.00

Robbie William - Mains of Yonderton a Story of Domestic Life in the Buchan District

Softcover. A good copy in brown paper wraps. Spine lean. Pp.viii,185. Frontispiece. A genuine Buchan story with much use of the local dialect.
Published : Milne & Hutchison, Aberdeen 1928, First Edition
£12.00

Roberts Fergus and MacPhail I.M.M. - Dumbarton Common Good Accounts 1614-1660

A very good copy. 312pp. 4 maps and illustrations.
Published : The Lennox Herald, Dumbarton 1972, First Edition
£8.00

Robertson William - An Index Drawn Up About the Year 1629, of Many Records of Charters Granted By the Different Sovereigns of Scotland Between the Years 1309 and 1413, Most of Which Records Have Been Long Missing. With an Introduction ---

Hardback. 4to. Half-leather bound but split down the spine and with the upper board barely attached. Internally very good. Bookplate. Pp.liii,196 + 15pp Appendix. The title continues: "With an Introduction giving a State, Founded on Authentic Documents Still Preserved, of the Ancient Records of Scotland, which were in that Kingdom in the year 1292. To which are Subjoined, Indexes of the Persons and Places Mentioned in those Charters, Alphabetically Arranged. Published at the Desire of the Right Honourable Lord Frederick Campbell, Lord Clerk-Register of Scotland. With a View to Lead to a Discovery of Those Records which are Missing." Rebinding or working copy.
Published : Murray & Cochrane, Edinburgh 1798, First Edition
£35.00

Robertson Alexander - A Course of Lectures on the Government, Constitution, and Laws of Scotland from the Earliest to the Present Time

Hardback. A good copy in brown ribbed cloth lettered in gilt. One inch tear in cloth at join of spine and lower board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xii,347. A chronological survey of the governance of Scotland.
Published : Stevens and Haynes, London 1878, First Edition
£14.00

Robertson Anne S. - The Roman Fort at Castledykes

Hardback. Externally only good as there is a damp-stain at the top of th rear board. Internally very good. Not foxed and with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. In a near good price -clipped dustwrapper showing some edge wear and tear and with a piece missing at the top of the rear panel. Pp.xii,288. Frontispiece and 12 plates. 48 text figures (including maps and folding plans). A fascinating account of the site of one of the most important Roman Forts in South Scotland and an account of the finds made during excavations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh & London 1964, First Edition
£12.00

Robertson D. - South Leith Records Compiled from the Parish Registers for the Years 1588 to 1700; and from Other Original Sources

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. 222 pages. Illustrated.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
£34.00

Robertson Derek - Highland Sketchbook a Year in Glen Esk

4to. A fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Pp.ix,165. Numerous illustrations by the author, mostly in colour. A sketchbook, (mainly) of the wild life of a Highland glen.
Published : HarperCollins, London 1992, First Edition
£10.00

Robertson Forbes W. And Mckelvie Alastair - Scottish Rock Gardening in the 20th Century

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,272. Frontispiece and 243 illustrations nearly all in colour. "Covers all aspects of the development of rock gardening in Scotland".
Published : The Scottish Rock Garden Club 2000, First Edition
£9.00

Robertson Forrest and Ross David - The First 100 Years of Hampden

Nd. 2003? A very good copy in illustrated card covers. 218pp. Many colour and black and white ilustrations. This is the official centenary book which tells Hampden's story in words and pictures.
Published : First Press Publishing, Glasgow, First Edition
£10.00

Robertson George - Tennis in Scotland 100 Years of the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association 1895-1995

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 317 pages. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Scottish Lawn Tennis Association, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£11.00

Robertson Iain J. M. - Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands After 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars

A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.x,256. Figures. Tables. A detailed academic study into the land protests in the Scottish Highlands in the early 20th century.
Published : Ashgate Publishing, Limited, Farnham, Surrey 2013, First Edition
£45.00