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Smith, Dennis (Editor) - The Third Statistical Account of Scotland : The County of Kincardine

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,319. 18 plates. Map. Described as "a valuable source of information to serious students of many aspects of Kincardine."
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£14.00

Smith, Hance D. - The Making of Modern Shetland

Softback. A very good copy in card covers. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 90 pages. 8 illustrations. 4 maps. An introduction to the economic development of Shetland over the three centuries up to the start of the oil boom.
Published : The Shetland Times, Lerwick 1977, First Edition
£12.00

Smith, Iain Crichton - On the Island

Illustrated by Carol Fowke.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. 125 pages. Black and white illustrations. A novel of growing up in the Hebrides.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1979, First Edition
£9.00

Smith, Janet M. - The French Background of Middle Scots Literature

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Boards show a little wear. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xxviii,186. Review of the book pasted to rear end-paper. Chapters on Dunbar, Fables and ballads, Lindsay etc.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
£30.00

Smith, Mrs. J. Srewart - The Grange of St. Giles: The Bass: And the Other Baronial Homes of the Dick-Lauder Family

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xxii,427. Errata leaf. Frontispiece and 22 full-page illustrations. Numerous illustrations in text. A history of the Dick and Lauder families.
Published : Printed for the Author By T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh 1898, First Edition
£25.00

Smith, Rev. William Wye - The Four Gospels in Braid Scots

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. A little wear to spine ends. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.[viii],280. Undated, perhaps1960s? This is a carefully edited reprint of the Four Gospels as they appeared in the third edition of "The New Testament in Braid Scots" published in 1924.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley,
£15.00

Smith, W. Anderson - Benderloch: Or Notes from the West Highlands

A good copy in greenish-blue cloth lettered in gilt and with illustration of Highland scenery on upper board. Spine darkened and showing some wear at ends. Bookplate on front fixed end-paper. Author's presentation copy inscribed as follows: "Mrs. Morgan from yours ever affectionately The Author." Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. 366 pages. The book is in diary form and first appeared in a newspaper. If the book "helps to recall the salt sea brine and the corry, with all their wonders, to the lover of nature, the Notes will have secured their main purpose, and justified their re-appearance."
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1882, First Edition
£28.00

Smith, W. Gordon - Philipson: A Biography of Sir Robin Philipson

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 119 pages. Numerous colour illustrations. Black and white frontispiece. A biographical assessment of the 20th century Scottish artist and his work.
Published : Atelier Books, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£15.00

Smout T. C. (Editor) - Scotland and the Sea

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vii,232. Illustrated. Essays on Scotland's maritime history.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£20.00

Somerville Robert - Dunfermline Sketches and Notes

A very good copy in card covers. In the original plain wrapper which has a chip on the rear panel and some pencilled writing on the front panel. Gift inscription on title page. 42 pages. 21 drawings of Dunfermline scenes with accompanying text.
Published : Herbert T. MacPherson, Dunfermline 1917, First Edition
£12.00

Souter Roy - A Wild and Rocky Coast

Softback. Nd. c.1985? A very good copy. Pp.[vi],121. Five photographs + illustrated front cover. Consists of "articles relating to incidents connected with the sea [wrecks, lifeboat rescues etc.] in the area from the North Esk to Stonehaven" with some additional information from the compiler. The book was sold to raise funds for the RNLI.
Published : Privately Published, Stonehaven, First Edition
£20.00

Spottiswoode John (Editor) - Liber S. Marie De Dryburgh: Registrum Cartarum Abbacie Premonstratensis De Dryburgh

Hardback. 4to. A good sound copy in a half-leather binding lettered in gilt on the spine. Moderate rubbing to the boards. Hinges sound. No ownership inscription. A little foxing (especially to the first plate). Pp.lxx,445. 3 plates. Indexes to persons and places. Preface in English. The Register of the Abbey of Dryburgh and the Charters relating to the Abbey are in Latin. The Register is "a record of great value, not only for the information it contains realting to the immediate district in which the Abbey is situated, but also as to the early holdings of lands, churches and patronages in the counties of Fife, Ayr, Lanark and the Lothians."
Published : Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh 1847, First Edition
£140.00

St John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

4to. A good copy of an attractive edition of this favourite title in fawn boards with illustration of a stag on the upper board. Page edges uncut. Ppxxx,472 + adverts. 50 illustrations including 30 tipped-in colour plates by G.Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander. Introduction and Notes by Sir Herbert Maxwell.
Published : T.N. Foulis, London and Edinburgh 1919,
£36.00

St. John Charles - A Tour in Sutherlandshire with Extracts from the Field-Books of a Sportsman and Naturalist (2 Vols. Complete)

A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt. Just a little bubbling to the front board of volume one. Previous owner's smallish ex libris plate on the front fixed endpaper of each volume. Not foxed. Pp.xxvi,296; x,374 + 2pp publisher's adverts. 11 full-page plates + tail-pieces. This second edition has a new Appendix on the Fauna of Sutherland by J.A. Harvie-Brown and T.E. Buckley.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1884,
£48.00

St. John Charles - Short Sketches of the Wild sports and Natural History of the Highlands

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. A new edition with the author's notes and a memoir by the Rev. M.G. Watkins. Pp.xxiii,319. Many illustrations by Harrison Weir, Charles Whymper and others. A nice edition of a classic.
Published : John Murray, London 1893,
£25.00

St. John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

Illustrated by G. Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander.
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear at spine ends. A clean copy with little foxing. Pp.xxix,472. Well illustrated including many full-page colour plates. A good edition of this classic work on Highland wild life.
Published : Gurney and Jackson, London 1927,
£15.00

Stainforth, Gordon - The Cuillin : Great Mountain Ridge of Skye

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one smallish edge tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 176 pages. Over 120 colour photographs with accompanying text. A highly regarded book of mountain photography.
Published : Constable, London 1994, First Edition
£40.00

Stair, James Viscount of (Edited By John S. More) - The Institutions of the Law of Scotland, Deduced from Its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighbouring Nations

4to. A two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Very good condition with just a little wear to the boards. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Vol. I,pp.xxxiii,1-377,i-cclxxix. Vol. II, pp.ix,378-801,cclxxx-dlxviii. James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, was the greatest of the Institutional Writers of Scots law. This work, first published in 1681, is the foundation work of modern Scots Law. This edition, edited by John Shank More, Advocate, has lengthy Notes by More, an index of cases and an index of matters. [Please note these are heavy volumes which will require extra postage].
Published : Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh 1832,
£125.00

Steers J.A. - The Coastline of Scoltland

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar, although price-clipped dustwraper. Pp.xv,335. 68 illustrations. Lacks the geological map at end. (This is frequently missing). "A comprehensive survey of the nature and physiography of the coastline of mainland Scotland and the islands which border it".
Published : Cambridge University Press 1973, First Edition
£15.00

Stephen Rev. R.M. (Edited By Morison Rev. R.) - Glimpses of Portrona Being Pictures True to Life of Stornoway People of a Generation Well Nigh Past

Nd. 1920s? A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. The front end-papers show the remains of a label and a pocket indicating a library provenance but there are no other library markings. Pp.vii,280. Portrait frontispiece. Reminiscences of Stornoway and its people followed by poetical reflections. Includes also a biographical sketch of the author by the editor. Uncommon.
Published : William Grant Stornoway Gazette, First Edition
£40.00

Stephen Rev. William - The Poetical Works of Michael Bruce with Life and Writings

Softback. A good copy in flexible blue cloth covers. 208 pages + adverts. Illustrated.
Published : J. And R. Parlane, Paisley 1895, First Edition
£10.00

Stephen, Walter - Willie Park Junior: The Man Who Took Golf to the World

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 317 pages. 8 pages of colour plates. 25 figures. A biography of an Open Champion who was the first professional golfer to write a book on golf and who laid out more than 160 golf courses in Britain, Western Europe and North America.
Published : Luath Press Ltd., Edinburgh 2005, First Edition
£20.00

Stephen, William - History of the Queen's City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Previous owner's inscription on half title. Pp.viii,413. Includes accounts of "the City of Edinburgh and Mid-Lothian rifle association, the Scottish Twenty Club etc."
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1881, First Edition
£40.00