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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
£110.00

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
£35.00

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
£20.00

Pullar, Polly - Further Afield With a Camera

Hardback. Large 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 136 pages. A book of fine colour photographs of Scottish country scenes, animals, birds etc.
Published : Langford Press, Wigtown 2004, First Edition
£20.00

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
£20.00

Ramsay Allan - The Poems of Allan Ramsay

Hardback. 24mo. A good plus copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some browning to early pages. Pp.xxxii,400. Includes a brief life of Ramsay and remarks on his writings.
Published : Fairbairn & Anderson, Edinburgh 1819, Reprint
£20.00

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
£90.00

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,
£10.00

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,
£50.00

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
£20.00

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
£8.00

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
£25.00

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
£70.00

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
£18.00

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
£6.00

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
£25.00

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
£25.00

Reid, Jimmy - Reflections of a Clyde-built Man

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Page-ends browned as usual. Pp.viii,166. Described as "a combination of autobiography, essays and speeches" by a man who became a household name during the 1972 work-in at Upper Clyde Shipbuilders.
Published : Souvenir Press, London 1976, First Edition
£40.00

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
£12.00

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
£35.00

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
£18.00

Reiss Edmund - William Dunbar

A fine copy without dustwrapper (as issued?). 183pp. A study of the greatest of the Scottish makars.
Published : Twayne Publishers, Boston 1979, First Edition
£12.00

Reith John - The Life and Writings Of Rev. Alexander Murray Minister of Urr, Professor of Oriental Languages in the University of Edinburgh, and Founder of the Science of Language in Europe

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth. Rear board marked. Spine and front board bright. Remains of original glassine wrapper present. Browning to end-papers but generally a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiv,227 + one page corrigenda. Frontispiece. Includes chapters on languages and philology. Murray was a minister, philologist, linguist and Professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at Edinburgh University.
Published : J. Maxwell & Son, Dumfries 1903, First Edition
£28.00