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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
£48.00

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
£35.00

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
£20.00

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
£22.00

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
£20.00

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
£50.00

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
£12.00

McGowran, Tom - Newhaven on Forth: Port of Grace

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,252. Frontispiece map. Numerous illustrations including colour. Covering over 450 years the book is "a fascinating blend of historical facts and amusing anecdotes which combine to provide a complete picture of the folk who have lived there over the years."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1994, Revised Edition
£9.00

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
£20.00

McGregor Margaret - On the Hill of Marcus and Other Poems of the North East

A very good copy in card covers. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Unpaginated - approx. 50 pages. Illustrated. Poems of north east Scotland mainly in English with a few in Aberdeenshire dialect.
Published : Privately Published, Aberdeen 1977, First Edition
£8.00

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
£8.00

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
£15.00

McIntyre, Ian - Dirt and Deity: A Life of Robert Burns

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. No ownership inscription. Some browning/foxing to page edges. Pp.xvi,461. Frontispiece and 43 illustrations. End-paper maps. A biography published to mark the bicentenary of Burns's death.
Published : HarperCollins, London 1995, First Edition
£10.00

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
£28.00

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
£10.00

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
£15.00

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
£15.00

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
£15.00

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
£10.00

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
£10.00

McLaren Moray - Compton Mackenzie a Panegyric for His Eightieth Birthday Spoken By Moray McLaren in the Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh

A very good copy in wrappers. Inscribed presentation copy form the author. 24 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1963, First Edition
£20.00

McLaren Moray - Stevenson and Edinburgh a Centenary Study

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 175 pages. Frontispiece. Gives "a well-balanced view of an important period in Stevenson's life".
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1950, First Edition
£6.00

McLauchlan Thomas (Editor) - The Book of Common Order Commonly Called John Knox's Liturgy. Translated Into Gaelic Anno Domini1567 By Mr. John Carswell, Bishop of the Isles

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered on the spine in gilt. Spine darkened. Top edge gilt. End-papers browned. Bookplate. Ppp.xxvii,[5],248. This is the 1567 translation into Gaelic of the old Scottish prayer book together with a version in English taken from the Works of Knox edited by David Laing.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1873, First Edition Thus
£60.00

McLean Angus (Editor) - Local Industries of Glasgow and the West of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in black. Generally clean internally biut with some end-paper foxing. Pp.[vii],288. Folding diagram, tables etc. Preface + 10 chapters including chapters on mechanical engineering, marine engineering and shipbuilding, chemical industries and Clyde navigation.
Published : British Association for the Advancement of Science, Glasgow 1901, First Edition
£30.00

McLeish Norrie - Ancestral Voices: The Story of the McLeish Name

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower corners a little bumped. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to a person who supplied material for the book. Pp.iv,192. Illustrations. Maps. Family trees. This is "the story of the development of the McLeish surname, together with the stories of some McLeish families and individuals." "Any Mcleish who is interested in tracing their family background should use this book as their starting point."
Published : Alba Publishing, Hawick 1991, First Edition
£35.00