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Murray C. De B. - Duncan Forbes of Culloden

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,221. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Forbes was Lord President of the Court of Session and a Hanoverian who pleaded for leniency towards the Jacobites after the 1745 Rising. In the author's view "of all the men of his time in Scotland none did more to help his country".
Published : International Publishing Company, London 1936, First Edition
£20.00

Murray C.W. - Check List of the Plants of the Islands of Skye and Raasay as Known to the End of 1973

Original wrappers. Some tears to the spine but otherwise a good copy. Pp.iv,72 + index. 2 maps.
Published : Published for the Botanical Society of the British Isles By Portree High School 1974, First Edition
£30.00

Murray Captain George Wolfe (Compiled and Edited By) - the Tweeddale Shooting Club: A Sesqui-Centennial Memoir 1790 - 1940

Hardback. 4to. Nd. c.1950? A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,304. 24 illustrations. Lists members, rules, activities etc. A large part of the book consists of short biographies of deceased members who seem to have been mainly gentry from Peeblesshire and neighbourhood. Also includes material on coursing, game preserrvation and poaching, the Tweeddale Ball etc.
Published : Privately Printed for the Tweeddale Shooting Club By Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, First Edition
£80.00

Murray Charles - A Sough O' War

A good copy in wraps. 56 pages. Poems in Scots on the theme of the First World War. Glossary.
Published : Constable, London 1917, First Edition
£7.00

Murray Colonel Hon. Arthur C. - The Five Sons of "Bare Betty"

Hardback. A good copy in grey boards which are a little marked on the spine. Inscribed presentation copy from the author who has also added (and signed) a few lines at the foot of page 126. Reviews of the book tipped-in to the front end-paper. Preface by John Buchan. 211 pages. Frontispiece and 10 illustrations. The story of five illustrious Murray brothers in the 18th century.
Published : John Murray, London 1938, Reprint
£18.00

Murray Frances - Summer in the Hebrides : Sketches in Colonsay and Oronsay

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Hinges a little tender. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing. Pp.xi,175. 8 illustrations including a map and two coloured plates. A charming Victorian book about the place and people of Colonsay and Oronsay. This first edition was printed for private circulation and is uncommon.
Published : James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1887, First Edition
£50.00

Murray Frances - Summer in the Hebrides Sketches in Colonsay and Oronsay

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,175. Eight illustrations including two in colour and a folding map. This is no. 405 of 500 of a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1887 which was published for private circulation. A charming Victorian book about the place and people of Colonsay and Oronsay.
Published : Colonsay Books, Isle of Colonsay 1994, Reprint
£25.00

Murray J. Clark - The Ballads and Songs of Scotland, in View of Their Influence on the Character of the People

A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. A little marked on rear board. 205pp + 56pp catalogue. Explores the influence the ballads and songs of Scotland have exerted on the character of the Scottish people.
Published : Macmillan, London 1874, First Edition
£22.00

Murray James - Kilmacolm a Parish History

Hardback. A good copy in olive green cloth lettered in gilt. Gilt lettering a little faded but readable. Quite a clean copy with little foxing and only a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.x,(i), 356. 12 illustrations. Folding map.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1907, Revised and Enlarged Edition
£28.00

Murray James - Kilmacolm a Parish History

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine (which shows some fading) and in black on the upper board. Small neat inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xi,356. 12 illustrations. Lacks the map. The history of a Renfrewshire parish.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1907, Revised and Enlarged Edition
£20.00

Murray R. D et al - The Breeding Birds of South-East Scotland: a Tetrad Atlas 1988 - 1994

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. Pp.x,357. 8 colour plates. Maps. Graphs. "An authoritative work showing the status of breeding birds in South-east Scotland, including, for the first time, population estimates, and how the current distributions relate to the present habitat and to past knowledge."
Published : The Scottish ornithologists' Club, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
£18.00

Murray Ray - The Birds of the Borders

Softback. A very good copy. 127 pages. Illustrations. Maps. A detailed survey of the status and distribution of the birds of the Scottish Border country.
Published : The Scottish Ornithologists' Club 1986, First Edition
£8.00

Murray Sir John and Pullar Laurence (Editors) - Bathymetrical Survey of the Scottish Fresh-Water Lochs

Hardbacks. A good to very good six volume set in the original brown half-leather binding. Gilt lettering to spines and upper boards. Four raised bands on spines. A little edge rubbing and Vol. 1 has a half-inch tear at the outer edge of the lower board. Single stamp of previous owner on front end-paper of each volume. "This publication consists of six volumes, two of text and four of maps, and gives an account of the work done, of the observations recorded, and of most of the results obtained, during an inverstigation into the bathymetry of the fresh-water lochs or lakes of Scotland between the years 1897 and 1909". Includes 134 linen-backed folding maps of Scottish lochs together with other plates and figures.
Published : Challenger Office, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
£750.00

Murray Sir John and Pullar Laurence (Editors) - Bathymetrical Survey of the Scottish Fresh-Water Lochs Volume 1

A very good copy in an attractive brown half-leather binding with four raised bands on spine. Lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.lviii,785. 18 plates. 75 figures. Volume 1 is complete in itself and consists of articles on Scottish lochs in general giving the result of researches from the topographical, geological, physical, chemical and biological points of view together with a comparison of Scottish lochs with lakes in other parts of the world. There is also an extensive bibliography of books and special papers referring to lakes.
Published : Challenger Office, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
£80.00

Murray Thomas - Biographical Annals of the Parish of Colinton

Hardback. A very good copy in blind decorated maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Bevelled edges. Presentation copy from the author with five hand-written letters from the author inserted at front and rear of book (with a note saying that they were inserted in 1913.) Further ownership inscription dated 1902. Pp.vii,139 + one page Note at end. Scarce in first edition. The annals of Colinton which is now a suburb of Edinburgh.
Published : Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1863, First Edition
£60.00

Murray Thomas - Biographical Annals of the Parish of Colinton

Hardback. A very good copy in blind decorated maroon cloth with bevelled edges. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Bookplate. Pp.vii,139,[i]. Biographical notices of eminent persons connected with the parish of Colinton, which was at the time a country parish but which is now a suburb of Edinburgh.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1863, First Edition
£40.00

Murray W.H. - Mountaineering in Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper with a few smallish chips, including at top of spine. Neat gift inscription on front free end-paper dated 1947. Light edge foxing but clean internally. Pp.xii,252. Illustrations. Maps and diagrams. A classic of Scottish pre-war mountaineering described as "the first book to deal fully with rock, snow and ice climbing on the great cliffs, ridges, gullies, and buttresses of the Scottish mountains."
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1947, First Edition
£30.00

Murray W.H. - The Hebrides

Uncorrected proof. Softback. 246 pages. 16 pages of photographs. 14 maps + map end-papers. The index has not been done. Loosely enclosed is a typed note: "Heinemann sent me this to read and to forward to you, in the hope that you could find something nice to say about it. Love, Joyce." The note would have been addressed to Compton Mackenzie from whose library the book came but his name is not mentioned.
Published : Heinemann, London 1966,
£12.00

Murray, Colonel Hon. Arthur C. - The Five Sons of "Bare Betty"

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a just about good dustwrapper which has small edge chips and tears and with some fading and marking to the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 211 pages. Frontispiece and ten illustrations. A biography of the five sons of the fourth Lord Elibank and his wife, known as "Bare Betty," being an 18th century family history of their branch of the Murray family. Preface by Lord Tweedsmuir (John Buchan).
Published : John Murray, London 1936, First Edition
£18.00

Murray, Rev. James G. - The Book of Burgie

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Some patchy fading. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 125 pages. 15 full-page illustrations. Folding family tree of Alexander Dunbar, Dean of Moray and Katherine Reid of Aikenway. Much on the family of Dunbar of Burgie.
Published : Printed By John Wilson for Private Circulation, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition
£65.00

Myers, John A. - The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Its Pharmacy Through the Ages

Softback. A very good copy. Illustrated front cover. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Prelims + 123 pages. Numerous illustrations. A history of the Pharmaceutical Department of the Royal Infimary of Edinburgh. An uncommon title.
Published : Firs Publishing, Lincoln 2003, First Edition
£20.00

Mykura W. And Phemister J. - The Geology of Western Shetland

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn and now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,304. 30 plates. 30 figures in text. 5 tables.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Nairne Campbell - The Trossachs and the Rob Roy Country

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is complete but with external sellotape repairs. Pp.vii,144. 20 illustrations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1961, First Edition
£8.00