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Shankie David - The Parish of Colinton from an Early Period to the Present Day

Hardback. A near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Some foxing/browning to end-papers. 170 pages. Frontispiece and other illustrations.The lore of the parish of Colinton in Edinburgh.
Published : John Wilson, Edinburgh 1902, First Edition
£20.00

Sharp James J. - The Flower of Scotland: a History of Scottish Monarchy

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 192pp. 33 illustrations. The story of Scottish monarchs from Kenneth MacAlpin to James VI.
Published : Melven Press, Perth 1981, First Edition
£6.00

Sharp L.W. (Editor) - Early Lettters of Robert Wodrow 1698-1709

Hardback. Ex Western Isles Library with withdrawn stamps and number in white on spine but otherwise a decent copy. Some spine lean. Pp.lvi,332.
Published : Printed at the University Press By T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1937, First Edition
£10.00

Shaw David - Tragedy of the Salmon: The Scottish Fishery and the 1986 Salmon Act

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Just a little bumped to lower board tips. Pp.xiv,341. Illustrations, maps and tables. A study of the decline of the wild Atlantic salmon and what might be done to remedy the situation.
Published : The Hillfield Press 1995, First Edition
£10.00

Shaw, Frances J. - The Northern and Western Islands of Scotland : Their Economy and Society in the Seventeenth Century

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Date stamped on half-title but no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,270. Maps. Tables. A study of the economy and social structure of the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland in the 17th century.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1980, First Edition
£15.00

Shaw, Frances J. - The Northern and Western Islands of Scotland : Their Economy and Society in the Seventeenth Century

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.ix,270. 5 maps. 6 tables. A study of the 17th century economy and social structure of the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1980, First Edition
£15.00

Shaw, John - Water Power in Scotland, 1550-1870

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Somje edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xi,606. 128 figures. 12 tables. "The aim of this work is to establish the spatial and chronological development of the water mill in Scotland and to relate this to innovations in technology, impact on the landscape, the rise of steam power and the overall evolution of the Scottish economy."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd, Edinburgh 1984, First Edition
£30.00

Shead, Norman F. (Editor) - Scottish Episcopal Acta Volume II the Early Thirteenth Century C.1200--c.1240

Hardback. A near fine copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Pp.lxxxix,482 + one page Addendum being corrections to volume I. Text in Latin and English. Includes short details of lost Acta, a glossary, an index of persons and places and an index of subjects.
Published : Scottish History Society 2020, First Edition
£25.00

Shearer John A. - Antiquities of Strathearn, with Historical and Traditionary Tales and Biographical Sketches of Celebrated Individuals Belonging to the District

16mo. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.[vi],94. This is a reprint of the first edition of 1836.
Published : D. Philips, Crieff 1881,
£30.00

Shennan Francis - Flesh and bones: The life, passions and legacies of John Napier

Softback. A near fine copy in a near fine slip-case. Pp.xix,156. 8 plates. The life, work and legacy of John Napier, Baron of Merchiston, who invented logarithms.
Published : Napier Polytechnic of Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£18.00

Shepherd Thomas - Rare Engravings of Old Edinburgh

4to. A very good copy. Softback. Unpaginated. Approx. 100pp. This is a collection of Shepherd's drawings of Edinburgh which were originally published in 1829 as "Modern Athens", together with the accompanying text.
Published : Lang Syne Publishers Ltd. 1980,
£12.00

Shire, Helena Mennie - Song, Dance and Poetry of the Court of Scotland Under King James VI

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy witrhout ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xi,286. Frontispiece and four plates. 16 musical illustrations. Described as "a series of linked studies of the character, origins and history of the court-song of Renaissance Scotland, with substantial critical discussion of poets, musicians and court culture generally."
Published : Cambridge University Press, London 1969, First Edition
£22.00

Sime John (Editor) - James, First Marquess of Montrose 1612-1650

Hardback. A very good copy in a fine leather binding profusely and attractively decorated in gilt and incorporating the Royal Coat of Arms. Some fading to spine and a little wear to spine ends. Still in the original box which is now in rather poor condition. Top edge gilt. Red end-papers. This is no. 47 of 320 copies. Pp.lx,[4], 157. Frontispiece. The preliminaries include a "Note on the Binding" by Cyril Davenport and a biographical sketch by the editor of Montrose and Bishop Wishart. This book is an abridged translation of Bishop Wishart's "History of the Kings Majesties Affairs in Scotland" under Montrose.
Published : F. E. Robinson & Co, London 1903,
£40.00

Simmons Moira - The Scottish Licensed Trade Association 1880-1980 : The Centenary History

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.v,124. 38 illustrations. An account of the first 100 years of the Association.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£20.00

Simpson A. Nicol - Sketches in Angus: Being a Series of Papers on the Natural History of Forfarshire

Hardback. A good copy in rather soiled yellow cloth with paper title label on spine. Some browning to end-papers but otherwise quite clean and with no ownership inscription. 248 pages.
Published : Printed at The Arbroath Herald Office, Arbroath 1894, First Edition
£30.00

Simpson Bert - Humorous Caithness Sketches: a Delightful Series of Illustrated Jokes; with Introduction and Memoir

Softback. A very good copy. This is a modern reprint of a book of jokes first published in 1925. 45 pages + memoir and Introduction. The reprint is undated and gives no publisher.
Published : ,
£6.00

Simpson T. B. - Right Left

Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original boards. Leather title-pieces. Top edges gilt. Ownership inscription in each volume of a former Scottish judge. 986 pages. This is a day-to-day account of the war years from the outbreak of war in September 1939 to victory in Europe in May 1945. The author was, I think, an Edinburgh advocate, Thomas Blantyre Simpson. Much of the diary consists of the day-to-day news of the war but there is also much of "home front" interest, particularly relating to Edinburgh. A scarce book.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Edinburgh, First Edition
£40.00

Simpson W. Douglas - Dundarg Castle a History of the Site and a Record of the Excavations in 1950 and 1951

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which is slightly torn/chipped at head of spine. Small ownership label on front end-paper. Some paper adhesion (from wrapper) to upper board. Pp.xii,95. Illustrations. Text figures. Includes a full historical account of the castle and a full account of the excavations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£7.00

Simpson W. Douglas - On Certain Saints and Professor Watson

A very good copy. Softcover. 33 pages. This is the author's response to a detailed criticism by Professor W.J. Watson of his book "The Historical Saint Columba".
Published : Milne & Hutchison, Aberdeen 1928, First Edition
£15.00

Simpson W. Douglas - The Castle of Bergen and the Bishop's Palace at Kirkwall a Study in Early Norse Architecture

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips/tears. Small ownerhip label on front end-paper. Pp.xii,77. Frontispiece and 30 illustrations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1961, First Edition
£15.00

Simpson W. Douglas - The Historical Saint Columba

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is slightly faded on spine. Sellotape mark on f.e.p. 125pp. Frontispiece. First published in 1927 this edition is thoroughly revised.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1963,
£6.00

Simpson W. Douglas (Editor) - The Viking Congress Lerwick, July 1950

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few chips. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxvi,294. 28 illustrations. Reproduces the principal papers delivered at the Congress which focussewd on the Norse occupation of the northern isles of Scotland. Papers on brochs, Shetland folk-tales, castles of Shetland, udal law, Shetland sea language etc.
Published : Published for the University of Aberdeen By Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£28.00

Simpson, Bro. William - History of St. Stephen's Lodge, Edinburgh No. 145 Written & Compiled to Commemorate Its Ter-Jubilee (1777-1927)

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Boards a little marked. No ownership inscription. Light edge foxing. 94 pages. Illustrated. Appendices include a Roll of Honour and a "List of Past Right Worshipful Masters." The history of an Edinburgh masonic lodge.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1927, First Edition
£28.00

Sinclair Alexander - Fifty Years of Newspaper Life 1845-1895: Being Chiefly Reminiscences of That Time

A good copy in ochre cloth lettered in gilt. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Thomas Reid who was the Herald's chief reporter in 1897. Bookplate of the Institute of Accountants and Actuaries in Glasgow. 207pp. Illustrated. Newspaper life in Glasgow in the latter half of the 19th century.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Glasgow 1897, First Edition
£50.00