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Pottinger, Morris - Parish Life on the Pentland Firth

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Small ownership label on half-title. Pp.xix,191. Illustrated. Stories, drawn from old records, of Caithness people and events of 300 years ago.
Published : Whitemaa Books, Reay, Thurso 1997, First Edition

Poucher W. A. - The Magic of Skye

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth. Ownership inscription but otherwise a nice, clean copy. 223 pages. 148 photographs by the author.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1949, First Edition

Poulet Sir Amias (Edited By John Morris) - The Letter-Books of Sir Amias Poulet Keeper of Mary Queen of Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Two bookplates. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xliii,401 + 2pp publisher's advertisements. Includes an Introduction, Preface, Index and notes to the letters in addition to the letters themselves.
Published : Burns and Oates, London 1874, First Edition

Price Norrie - They Wore the Dark Blue: A Complete Record of Dundee FC in League and Cup

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 236 pages. Numerous illustrations, mainly black and white but with a few in colour. League, Scottish Cup, League Cup etc results up to and including season 1994-95. Also articles on "The Story of Saeson 1993-94" and "The Story of Season 1994-95."
Published : Norrie Price 1995, First Edition

Pringle W. J. - Melrose Abbey in Twelve Photographic Views

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in a green half-leather binding which shows a little scuffing. Raised bands on spine. Titled in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Foxing to end-papers and title page (which has a photographic vignette) but the 12 full-page photographic plates are clean. Quite scarce.
Published : Marion & Co, London 1870, First Edition

Pringle, John Douglas - The Last Shenachie

Softback. A very good copy. 47 pages. 3 illustrations. This is a memoir of Angus MacDonald who was born in North Uist in 1900 and who died in Sydney, Australia in 1975. "He was almost certainly the last fully trained "seanachaidh" in Scottish Gaeldom and probably the last in the Celtic world. With him there died a tradition of oral history which stretched back to the days before the Roman Empire". Quite scarce.
Published : Wentworth Books, Sydney 1976, First Edition

Professor Knight (Editor) - Andreapolis Being Writings in Praise of St. Andrews

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Cloth a little marked. Label "With the Compliments of the Lord Rector" pasted to front fixed end-paper. Pp.xxii,199. A selection of tributes to the town of St. Andrews in Fife.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1903, First Edition

Purser, John - Scotland's Music: A History of the Traditional and Classical Music of Scotland from Earliest Times to the Present Day

Hardback. Large 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 311 pages. 30 colour plates. 64 black and white plates. Over 200 music examples many published for the first time. Describes Scotland's classical and traditional music from the 8th century BC to the present day. A highly regarded work described as "tremendously entertaining and stimulating."
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition

Raleigh Walter - Robert Louis Stevenson

A very good copy in decorated fawn cloth which is darkened on the spine. Top edge gilt. Two bookplates. Four page hand-written letter from the author tipped-in. 79 pages. An essay on Stevenson written shortly after his death and considering whether his fame will last.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1895, First Edition

Ramsay Allan - The Tea-Table Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Choice Songs, Scots and english

Small 8vo. A good copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with new spine laid down. Title page and frontispiece browned. Small ownership inscription. Four volumes in one. 448pp +8pp glossary of Scots words used in the songs. This edition is described as "the compleatest and most correct of any yet published".
Published : A. Millar, London 1763, Twelfth Edition

Ramsay Allan - The Works of Allan Ramsay Volume 1

A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Small book plate. 340 pages. 2 illustrations and title page decoration. This volume contains Ramsay's serious, elegiac and comic poems trogether with a life of Ramsay by George Chalmers and "An Essay on his Genius and Writings" by Lord Woodhouselee.
Published : A Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh 1848,

Ramsay Allan (Edited By Charles Mackay) - The Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay with Selections from the Scottish Poets Before Burns

Nd. c.1880? 4to. A good two volume set in half-leather which is a little rubbed at spine ends. Approx. 725pp in total. 47 steel engravings
Published : Virtue & Co, London,

Ramsay E. B. - Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

Hardback. Just about good in decorated boards with the surface chipped off at the spine edges and board tips. Hinges cracked. Inscription on front end-paper reads "H. Seymour from the author". Pp.l,270.
Published : Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1872, Twenty-First Edition

Ramsay John (Edited By Barbara L. H. Horn) - Letters of John Ramsay of Ochtertyre 1799 - 1812

Hardback. A very good copy. Stamp of a private library on front end-paper but no other markings. Pp./xxviii,346. Folding Ramsay-Dundas family tree. These letter of a Scottish Laird have considerable significance for the social history of the time. He had a wide range of interests and ws a noted correspondent.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1966, First Edition

Ramsay John S. - Highways and Byways of Strathmore and the Northern Glens

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. A touch of wear to spine ends and board tips. Not foxed and with only a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.[xvi],139. 10 maps/illustrations. Covers the strath between Perth and Forfar taking in the countryside around Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie, Kirriemuir etc and the Angus glens.
Published : Blairgowrie Advertiser 1927, First Edition

Rathbone, Harold Steward - Dunvegan Castle. A Poem

Hardback. 4to. Limited edition of 500 copies. A very good copy with attractively decorated boards and lettered in gilt on the spine. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. Extra decorative title page. 20 plates including tissue-guarded frontispiece. Dunvegan Castle on Skye is the ancestral home of the Clan MacLeod.
Published : Bernard Quaritch, London 1900, First Edition

Reed Laurance - The Soay of Our Forefathers

Illustrated by Will Miller.
Hardback. Nd. but gift inscription on front end-paper is dated 1986. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. 101 pages. Maps. Illustrations. The story of the native born population of Soay - a small island off Skye - who were evacuated in 1953 at their own request.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition

Reid A. G. - The Annals of Auchterarder and Memorials of Strathearn

Softback. 16mo. A near very good copy. Stain at bottom edge but a nice clean copy internally. Pp.301,xxxviii. This is a facsimile reprint (witout the plates) of a well-known local history first published in 1899.
Published : Perth and Kinross District Libraries, Perth 1989, Reprint

Reid John - New Lights on Old Edinburgh

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Not foxed. Pp.xi,208 + 4pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. Illustrations in text. Chapters on Parliament Square Reminiscences, Covenant Close Traditions, Houses and People, Leaves from an Eighteenth Century Lord Provost's Diary etc.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1894, First Edition

Reid Stuart - Scots Armies in the Great Rebellion 1638-1658

Illustrated by Bruno Mugnai.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 237 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour plates. A detailed study of both regular and irregular Scots forces involved in the English Civil War.
Published : Partizan Press, Eastwood Notts. 2015, First Edition

Reid, Alan - The Regality of Kirriemuir

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Spine slightly faded but lettering clear. Top edge gilt. Limited to 650 copies. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xvi,419. 16 full-page plates. Numerous illustrations in the text. Folding map at rear. A substantial local history.
Published : John Grant, Edinburgh 1909, First Edition

Reid, Joseph - Steam Drifters Recalled : Spey to Shetland and Stornoway

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 160 pages. Numerous illustrations. Gives details of steam drifters registered in Inverness, Wick, Kirkwall, Lerwick and Stornoway.
Published : Privately Published, Enzie, Moray 2002, First Edition

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

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, First USA Edition