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Richardson Ralph - The County of Edinburgh or Mid-Lothian : Its Geology, Agriculture and Meteorology, with an Aghricultural Map of the County; Statistics Showing the Acreage and Annual Value of the Chief Landed Estates Etc. Etc.

A very good copy in green flexible linen covers lettered in black on front cover. No ownership inscription. 36 pages. Folding frontispiece map. An interesting look at some aspects of the Edinburgh area in the mid-Victorian period. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1878, First Edition

Ridpath George - The Border History of England and Scotland Deduced from the Earliest Times to the Union of the Two Crowns

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a rather torn dustwrapper. Small ownership label on front end-paper. Pp.iv,496. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1848 edition.
Published : The Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1979,

Ridpath George (Edited with Notes and Introduction By Sir James Balfour Paul) - Diary of George Ridpath Minister of Stitchel 1755-1761

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear at spine ends and board tips. Pp.xxii,410.
Published : Printed at the University Press By T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1922, First Edition

Ridpath, George - The Border History of England and Scotland Deduced from the Earliest Times to the Union of the Two Crowns

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. In a very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear at foot of spine and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.iv,496. A history of the Anglo-Scottish border from A.D. 78 to 1603. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1848 edition.
Published : Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1979,

Ritchie Robert Peel - The Early Days of the Royall Colledge of Phisitians, Edinburgh

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Spine browned but lettering clearly readable. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,313. Frontispiece and 10 illustrations.
Published : George P. Johnston, Edinburgh 1899, First Edition

Ritchie, Graham (Editor) - The Archaeology of Argyll

Softback.Would be a very good copy but for some side-marking in pencil, ink and pink marker pen to a few chapters of the book. Pp.xviii,308. Numerous illustrations. Tables. Chapters on early settlement, prehistoric rock carvings, forts, duns, brochs and crannogs, the Norse in Argyll etc.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 2002, First Edition

Robb, Jady - The Border Fox of the '45

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.ix,147. Frontispiece map. A historical novel dealing with the exploits of Mungo Dixon, a Northumbrian shepherd, during the Jacobite rising of 1745.
Published : Vantage Press, New York 1989, First Edition

Robbie William - Mains of Yonderton a Story of Domestic Life in the Buchan District

Softcover. A good copy in brown paper wraps. Spine lean. Pp.viii,185. Frontispiece. A genuine Buchan story with much use of the local dialect.
Published : Milne & Hutchison, Aberdeen 1928, First Edition

Roberts Fergus and MacPhail I.M.M. - Dumbarton Common Good Accounts 1614-1660

A very good copy. 312pp. 4 maps and illustrations.
Published : The Lennox Herald, Dumbarton 1972, First Edition

Robertson William - An Index Drawn Up About the Year 1629, of Many Records of Charters Granted By the Different Sovereigns of Scotland Between the Years 1309 and 1413, Most of Which Records Have Been Long Missing. With an Introduction ---

Hardback. 4to. Half-leather bound but split down the spine and with the upper board barely attached. Internally very good. Bookplate. Pp.liii,196 + 15pp Appendix. The title continues: "With an Introduction giving a State, Founded on Authentic Documents Still Preserved, of the Ancient Records of Scotland, which were in that Kingdom in the year 1292. To which are Subjoined, Indexes of the Persons and Places Mentioned in those Charters, Alphabetically Arranged. Published at the Desire of the Right Honourable Lord Frederick Campbell, Lord Clerk-Register of Scotland. With a View to Lead to a Discovery of Those Records which are Missing." Rebinding or working copy.
Published : Murray & Cochrane, Edinburgh 1798, First Edition

Robertson Alexander - A Course of Lectures on the Government, Constitution, and Laws of Scotland from the Earliest to the Present Time

Hardback. A good copy in brown ribbed cloth lettered in gilt. One inch tear in cloth at join of spine and lower board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xii,347. A chronological survey of the governance of Scotland.
Published : Stevens and Haynes, London 1878, First Edition

Robertson Anne S. - Birrens (Blatobulgium)

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and fading of the spine (although the lettering is clear). Pp.ix[1],292. Frontispiece and 12 plates. 88 figures including some folding. Birrens was a Roman frontier fort and is situated in present-day Dumfriesshire. This scholarly work gives a full account of the excavations at the site in 1962-69 together with a summary of earlier excavations. Includes detailed descriptions of all finds etc.
Published : T & A Constable, Edinburgh 1975, First Edition

Robertson Anne S. - The Roman Fort at Castledykes

Hardback. Externally only good as there is a damp-stain at the top of th rear board. Internally very good. Not foxed and with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. In a near good price -clipped dustwrapper showing some edge wear and tear and with a piece missing at the top of the rear panel. Pp.xii,288. Frontispiece and 12 plates. 48 text figures (including maps and folding plans). A fascinating account of the site of one of the most important Roman Forts in South Scotland and an account of the finds made during excavations.
Published : Oliver & Bioyd, Edinburgh & London 1964, First Edition

Robertson D. - South Leith Records Compiled from the Parish Registers for the Years 1588 to 1700; and from Other Original Sources

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. 222 pages. Illustrated.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition

Robertson Derek - Highland Sketchbook a Year in Glen Esk

4to. A fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Pp.ix,165. Numerous illustrations by the author, mostly in colour. A sketchbook, (mainly) of the wild life of a Highland glen.
Published : HarperCollins, London 1992, First Edition

Robertson Forbes W. And Mckelvie Alastair - Scottish Rock Gardening in the 20th Century

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,272. Frontispiece and 243 illustrations nearly all in colour. "Covers all aspects of the development of rock gardening in Scotland".
Published : The Scottish Rock Garden Club 2000, First Edition

Robertson Forrest and Ross David - The First 100 Years of Hampden

Nd. 2003? A very good copy in illustrated card covers. 218pp. Many colour and black and white ilustrations. This is the official centenary book which tells Hampden's story in words and pictures.
Published : First Press Publishing, Glasgow, First Edition

Robertson George - Tennis in Scotland 100 Years of the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association 1895-1995

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 317 pages. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Scottish Lawn Tennis Association, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition

Robertson Iain J. M. - Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands After 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars

Hardback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.x,256. Figures. Tables. A detailed academic study into the land protests in the Scottish Highlands in the early 20th century.
Published : Ashgate Publishing, Limited, Farnham, Surrey 2013, First Edition

Robertson J.J. (Foreword) - Roll of Honour : a Tribute to the Former Pupils of the Aberdeen Grammar School Who Were Killed on Active Service or Who Died Through Enemy Action 1939-1945

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth with school crest in gilt on upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Unpaginated (approx. 150 pages). Gives a page to each entrant with a photograph and brief biographical details.
Published : Aberdeen Grammar School Former pupils' Club, Aberdeen 1950, First Edition

Robertson John F. - The Story of Galloway

A very good copy without dustwrapper. 214pp. 45 plates. This is "an attempt to give an account in narrative form of life in Galloway at different stages in its development".
Published : George Outram & Co, Castle Douglas 1971, Reprint

Robertson Joseph - Scottish Abbeys and Cathedrals

A good copy in olive green cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xxxix, 110. Frontispiece. Includes a biographical memoir of the author.
Published : D.Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1891, First Edition