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Milne Robert (Editor) - The Blackfriars of Perth: The Chartulary and Papers of Their House

4to. A good copy in fawn boards which are darkened on the spine and somewhat marked. Internally very good. This is no. 215 of 250 copies. Pp.xliii,290. Six illustrations including folding map. An account of the blackfriar or dominican "house" in Perth which was founded in AD 1231 and lasted for a period of 328 years. Includes an Introduction by the editor.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1893, First Edition
£65.00

Mitchell Ian - Mountain Footfalls a Calendar of the Scottish Hills

A very good copy. Paperback. Pp.x,125. Illustrated. Further adventures in the bothies and on the hills of Scotland by the co-author of the classic "Mountain Days and Bothy Nights".
Published : Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1996, First Edition
£7.00

Mitchell J.M. - Mesehowe: Illustrations of the Runic Literature of Scandinavia, Translations in Danish and English of the Inscriptions in Mesehowe, Visits of the Northern Sovereigns to Orkney, Notes, Vocabulary, Etc.

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in dark blue pebbled cloth with gilt decoration on upper board. No title lettering (and no indication there ever was any). Some wear to board tips and at joins of spine and boards. Lower board a bit marked. The boards are now protected by a clear, removable sleeve. Page edges stained red. Gift inscription on front free end-paper and separate gift inscription on title page from the author's sister. 70 pages. Frontispiece and 8 plates. Advertisement for the book pasted to front fixed end-paper. Various items loosely inserted including a number of photographs taken within the chambered cairn at Maeshowe. Scarce in first edition.
Published : R. Grant & Son / John Russell Smith, Edinburgh ? London 1863, First Edition
£65.00

Mitchell, Audrey - Kelso Abbey : A Layman's Guide

Softback. A fine copy. 80 pages. Illustrated. Gives a summary of the abbey's history, a short biography of the founder, a desciption of the buildings and possessions of the abbey etc.
Published : Privately Published 2001, First Edition
£6.00

Mitchell, Joseph - Reminiscences of My Life in the Highlands Volume Two

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 268 pages. First published in 1884, this reprint has a new Introduction, corrigenda and index. Volume Two covers Mitchell's career as a railway engineer.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1971, Reprint
£12.00

Mitchison, Rosalind; Leneman, Leah - Girls in Trouble: Sexuality and Social Control in Rural Scotland, 1660-1780

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,133. Figures. Tables. "Looks at illegitimacy patterns in different regions of Scotland, at the attitudes of Church and State, and at the behaviour and expectations of the couples."
Published : Scottish Cultural Press, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
£8.00

Mochrum Kirk Session - Mochrum: A Parish History, 1794-1994

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. 345 pages + advertisements. Map. Numerous illustrations. The history of a Galloway parish.
Published : GC Book Publishers Ltd, Wigtown 1994, First Edition
£18.00

Moffatt William - Mostly Shetlanders

Hardback. Nd but this is an inscribed presentation copy from the author with the inscription being dated July 1959. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on front board and spine. 139 pages. In a just about good dustwrapper which is chipped at the spine ends and with internal repairs. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. The author is a Shetlander and "in this book he recalls his observations, as a youth, of some of the animals which fascinated him."
Published : The Mitre Press, London, First Edition
£35.00

Moncrieff A. R. Hope - The Heart of Scotland

Illustrated by Sutton Palmer.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with colour illustration and title in gilt on front board and on spine. Tiny closed tears in cloth at top of spine. Top edge gilt. Small gift inscription on blank free endpaper. Some edge and end-paper foxing but otherwise clean internally. 24 colour plates. Fold out map at rear. 206 pages + 2 page publisher's catalogue. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1909, First Edition
£40.00

Monro Donald (Edited By R.W. Munro) - Monro's Western Isles of Scotland and Genealogies of the Clans 1549

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy with no ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.x,172. Frontispiece. Map + end-paper maps. Folding genealogy of Clan Donald. This is the first known description of the western isles of Scotland written from personal observation. The author was Archdeacon of the Isles before the Reformation and subsequently a leading churchman in the Reformed Church.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh and London 1961, First Edition
£20.00

Monteath John - Dunblane Traditions; Being a Series of Warlike and Legendary Narratives , Biographical Sketches of Eccentric Characters Etc. ---to Which is Added an Appendix of Original Poems and Songs

Hardback. A very good copy. Paper title-label a little worn and not quite complete at one edge. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 135 pages. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Originally published in 1835 the book is divided into four sections entitled "Warlike Tales and Anecdotes," Legendary Tales," "Biographical Sketches" and "Original Poetry." Also included is a list of subscribers to the 1835 edition.
Published : John Miller, Glasgow 1887, Reprint
£30.00

Monteath John - Dunblane Traditions; Being a Series of Warlike and Legendary Narratives, Biographical Sketches of Eccentric Characters Etc--to Which is Added an Appendix of Original Poems and Songs

A good copy in blue cloth. Small tear at head of spine. The paper title piece is worn and difficult to read. Internally very good. 135 pages (including list of subscribers). Frontispiece. The book, which was first published in 1835, is said to have been "compiled from anecdotes gleaned from the tales of old people in Dunblane and vicinity". Includes anecdotes of "The Forty-Five".
Published : John Miller, Glasgow 1887, Reprint
£20.00

Montgomerie Alexander (Edited By George Stevenson) - Poems of Alexander Montgomerie and Other Pieces from Laing MS. No. 447 Supplementary Volume

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth boards with maroon leather spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Some edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.lxv,392. Three folding facsimiles.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons for the Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition Thus
£38.00

Montgomerie Alexander (Edited By George Stevenson) - Poems of Alexander Montgomerie and Other Pieces from Laing MS. No. 447 Supplementary Volume

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth boards with maroon leather spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A little edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.lxv,392. Three fold-out facsimiles.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons for the Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
£40.00

Montgomery, Capt. Alexander - The Cherrie and the Slae, with Other Poems with Large Notes Selected and Arranged By the Publisher Together with a Memoir of the Author's Life

A good copy in the original paper covers which are somewhat soiled. 76 pages. One of the most famous of 16th century Scottish poems this edition is said to be the first to be published in the South of Scotland. Uncommon in the original paper covers.
Published : John Nicholson, Kirkcudbright 1842,
£40.00

Moody, David - Scottish Towns : A Guide for Local Historians

Softback. A very good copy. 190 pages. Maps. Illustrations. The history and topography of Scottish towns and how to research them.
Published : B. T. Batsford, London 1992, First Edition
£7.00

Mooney John (Editor) - Charters and Other Records of the City and Royal Burgh of Kirkwall with the Treaty of 1468 Between Denmark and Scotland

Nd. c.1949? Overall a good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt but there is a one inch wide damp faded line down the rear board with one or two spots on the spine. Internally very good. Pp.xix,126 + 10 illustrations and a folding map at the end of the book.
Published : Published for the Provost Magistrates and Councillors, First Edition
£18.00

Mooney John (Editor) - Charters and Other Records of the City and Royal Burgh of Kirkwall with the Treaty of 1468 Between Denmark and Scotland

Hardback. Nd. c.1948. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. This is a presentation copy from the Provost. Magistrates and Councillors of Kirkwall and is signed by the Provost and bears the Kirkwall seal on the front end-paper. Pp.xix,126 + 10 illustrations and folding map at end. A nice copy.
Published : Published for the Provost, Magistrates and Councillors, Kirkwall, First Edition
£45.00

Moore Margaret F. - The Lands of the Scottish Kings in England the Honour of Huntingdon, the Liberty of Tyndale and the Honour of Penrith

Hardback. A good copy in grey cloth. Spine a little faded. No ownership inscription. Just a little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xii,141. Tells for the first time "the full and connected history of the lands in England held by the kings of Scotland" in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1915, First Edition
£20.00

Moran, Martin - The Munros in Winter: 277 Summits in 83 Days

Hardback A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions.Many colour photographs. 240 pages.Very good illustrated dustwrapper, which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.This is compulsive reading for all climbers, walkers and lovers of the Scottish Highlands.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1986, First Edition
£15.00

Morgan Edwin - Essays

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with a hint of fading to the spine. Pp.vi,299. Critical essays by a leading Scottish poet. Rather uncommon.
Published : Carcanet New Press, Cheadle 1974, First Edition
£22.00

Morgan, Diane - The Villages of Aberdeen: The Spital

Softback. A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy from author. Also with gift inscription not from author. 256 pages. Illustrations. The first history of the Spital, "Aberdeen's mystery village."
Published : Denburn Books, Aberdeen 1996, First Edition
£13.00

Morison Alexander - Historical Notes on the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Queensferry Part I

Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in red cloth letterde in black on upper board and in ink on spine. 132 pages. Notes on South Queensferry compiled from old records and other souces by a former provost of the burgh. An uncommon title.
Published : West Lothian Courier, Bathgate 1927, First Edition
£28.00

Morris David B. - Robert Louis Stevenson and the Scottish Highlanders

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Bookplate. 158 pages. Frontispiece. Endpaper map. A study of Stevenson's interest in the Scottish Highlands and Highlanders and of his novels set in the Highlands.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1929, First Edition
£10.00