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McCormick Andrew - The Tinkler-Gypsies

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine. No ownership inscription. Some light edge foxing. Pp.xxiv,538,xxx. Many illustrations. This is a facsimile reprint of an early 20th century study of gypsies in Galloway, in south-west Scotland.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd., Wakefield 1973, Reprint

McCormick Andrew - Words from the Wild-Wood : Sixteen Galloway Tales and Sketches

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original cloth which is decorated on the front board. Smallish ink mark at foot of rear board. Some foxing, mainly to first few pages. 265 pages. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. Described as "a guide to the spirit of Galloway." Some gypsy interest.
Published : Fraser, Asher & Co, Glasgow and Dalbeattie 1913, Second Edition

McCrae, Morrice - The National Health Service in Scotland : Origins and Ideals, 1900-1950

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Pp.xvi,288. 22 illustrations. Tables and figures.
Published : Tuckwell Press, East Linton 2003, First Edition

McCrie Thomas - Life of John Knox: Containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland.

Hardback. A good copy in plain boards. Paper title label to spine has a corner chip but all lettering is present. Small tear in cloth at join of spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. Generally clean internally but with foxing to frontispiece. Pp.xvi,539. Frontispiece and one other illustration. The title continues; "With biographical notices of the principal reformers and sketches of the progress of literature in Scotland during the sixteenth century; and an Appendix consisiting of original papers." Photographs available on request.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1839, Sixth Edition

McCrorie Ian - Royal Road to the Isles: 150 Years of MacBrayne Shipping

Softback. A near fine copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 189 pages. Map end-papers. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the company which was to become Caledonain MacBrayneLtd.
Published : Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, Gourock 2001, First Edition

McCulloch John Herries and Stirling Kenneth J. - The Edinburgh Savings Bank a Review of Its Century of Service 1836-1936

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. Some fore-edge spotting. Pp.xiv,120. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations.
Published : H.and J. Pillans & Wilson, Edinburgh 1936, First Edition

McDonald Rev. Father Allan of Eriskay (Edited By J.L. Campbell) - Gaelic Words and Expressions from South Uist and Eriskay

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. No previous ownership inscription. 301 pages. Frontispiece. A "collection of words and expressions of great value not only to those interested in Gaelic dialects but also to folklorists, anthropologists and natural historians".
Published : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1958, First Edition

McDonell, Colonel John of Scottos - Spanish John Being a Narrative of the Early Life of Colonel John McDonell of Scottos Written By Himself

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Bookplate. Private edition. Some edge foxing. Pp.vii,74. Frontispiece. "Throws fresh light on the evil days that followed Culloden." The author lived from 1728 t o1810.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons for the Royal Celtic Society, Edinburgh and London 1931, First Edition

McDougall Duncan - A History of The Royal Scots Club (War Memorial)

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author on title page. 64 pages. Illustrated. A history of the club published on its 80th anniversary.
Published : J. R. Reid Printing Group Ltd, Blantyre 1999, First Edition

McDowall William - History of the Burgh of Dumfries, with Notices of Nithsdale, Annandale and the Western Border

Hardback. A fair copy, the spine being torn at the join with the rear board and to a lesser extent at the join with the front board but still holding. Internally good. Gift inscription, evidently from the author, on the front end-paper. 916 pages. Frontispiece, title-page vignete and coloured lithograph.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1867, First Edition

McElroy Rennie et al (Editors) - Advocating Libraries: Essays Presented to Robert Craig

Hardback. A very good copy in a black quarter leather binding with light blue boards. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 221 pages. Frontispiece. Essays on the book and libraries in Scotland.
Published : The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland, Hamilton 2002, First Edition

McEwan Deacon Robt. D. - Old Glasgow Weavers: Being Records of the Incorporation of Weavers

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white. Spine lettering dull. Small ownership inscription. Pp.viii,166. 8 plates.
Published : Carson & Nicol, Glasgow 1905, First Edition

McEwen R.F. (Preface) - Nelson Hall Concerts - Edinburgh a List of the Programmes (1901-1914) Together with an Analysis of Their Contents

N.d. c.1914. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white. 116 pages. These concerts appear to have been free and aimed at improving the musical taste of the ordinary citizens of Edinburgh. An uncommon title.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition

McFadzean John et al - Mochrum: A Parish History, 1794-1994

Hardback. A near fine copy in laminated boards with pictorial upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 344 pages + adverts. 34 illustrations (including a map). The history of a Galloway parish written by members of Mochrum Kirk Session to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their parish church.
Published : GC Book Publishers Ltd, Wigtown 1994, First Edition

McGhee Nevin - Killermont the Home of Glasgow Golf Club

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear to the spine ends and board tips. No.975 of 1500 copies. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 231 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. This is a history of the estate of Killermont from earliest times and of the Glasgow Golf Club which is the ninth oldest in the world.
Published : Glasgow Golf Club 2003, First Edition

McGowan Iain - Hebridean Images

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author. 128pp. A fine book of photographs of the landscape and people of the Hebrides.
Published : Creative Monochrome Ltd. 1993, First Edition

McGregor Duncan - A Desert Rat in Holburn Street

Illustrated by Rhoda Howie.
Hardback. A near fine copy in black leatherette lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 140 pages. Illustrated. The autobiography of a Buchan man with several chapters on his experiences with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment in the Second World War, followed by life owning a grocer's shop in Aberdeen.
Published : Ardo Publishing Company, Buchan 1994, First Edition

McGregor, Iona; Kidd, Dorothy I. - Bairns : Scottish Children in Photographs

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. 152 pages. Fascinating photographs, from the late 19th century onwards, from the Scottish Ethnological Archive.
Published : National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition

McGurk Francis (Editor) - Calendar of Papal Letters to Scotland of Benedict XIII of Avignon 1394 - 1419

Hardback. A very good copy. Stamp of a private library on front end-paper but no other markings. Pp.xxxv,456.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition

McKay Margaret M. (Editor) - The Rev. Dr. John Walker's Report on the Hebrides of 1764 and 1771

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 2 black and white plates and 11 maps. 256 pages. Fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "John Walker, minister of Moffat, was already a pioneer of scientific botany and geology when he was sent by the Commission for Annexed Estates to visit the Hebrides and report on their economic potential. He was asked to give an account of agriculture, population, possible developments in manufactures and fisheries, and social conditions".
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1980, First Edition

McKay William D. - The Scottish School of Painting

A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pp.xii,369. Profusely illustrated.
Published : Duckworth, London 1911, Reprint

McKelway St. Clair - The Edinburgh Caper a One-Man International Plot

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a slightly soiled spine. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. 190 pages. The American author's story of what happened to him during a visit to Edinburgh in 1959. Humorous fiction.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1963, First Edition

McKissek William - Musings in Verse

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on front board. No inscriptions. Frontispiece photograph of author and one other illustration. 112 pages + advertisements. Protected in a removable cover. The author was a District Inspector in the Aberdeen Cleansing Department. Poems mainly in English with a few in Scots.
Published : John Avery & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen 1902, First Edition

McLachlan Gordon (Editor) - Improving the Common Weal Aspects of Scottish Health Services 1900-1984

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,635. Essays in honour of Sir John Brotherston. previous owner's address label on front end-paper.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1987, First Edition

McLaren E.T. - Dr. John Brown and His Sister Isabella

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth. Top edge gilt. Splash mark on upper board. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 60 pages. 3 illustrations. Outlines of the author of "Rab and His Friends" and his sister.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1890, Fourth Edition

McLaren John Nicol - It Taks a Lang Spin

A good copy. Paperback. Would be very good but for cup mark on upper cover. Signed by the author. 138 pages. Illustrated. Anecdotes from the life of a Fifer.
Published : Privately Published 1990, First Edition