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Parry His Honour Sir Edward - The Persecution of Mary Stewart the Queen's Cause: a Study in Criminology

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Ownership inscription of George Scott Moncrieff. Pp.xvii,364. 8 plates. The story (and a vindication) of Mary Queen of Scots.
Published : Cassell, London 1931, First Edition
£10.00

Paterson James - James the Fifth: The "Gudeman of Ballangeich:" His Poetry and Adventures

Hardback. A fair copy in mauve boards. Spine darkened with wear to ends and edges. New front end-paper. Lacks rear end-paper. Upper rear hinge cracked. Ink writing on rear fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,305. This is a biography of King James Fifth of Scotland who wrote poetry and went among the people as "the gudeman of Ballangeich". An uncommon title.
Published : William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1861, First Edition
£18.00

Paterson John - Wamphray : Pages from the History and Traditions of a Famous Parish in Upper Annandale

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xiii,[3],206. Frontispiece and five illustrations. Chapters on history, farm life, the parish school, departed industries of the olden times etc. A fairly uncommon parish history.
Published : Published for the Author By James Halliday, Lockerbie 1906, First Edition
£35.00

Paterson Rev. N. - The Manse Garden

Illustrated by Margaret Waterfield.
Nd. c.1926? A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is virtually complete but with some internal repairs. 181 pages. Four attractive, tipped-in colour plates by Margaret Waterfield.
Published : Foulis, London, First Edition
£12.00

Paterson, Rev. T. Whyte - The Wyse-Sayin's O' Solomon the Proverbs Rendered in Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,184.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1916, First Edition
£10.00

Paton, E. Richmond and Pike, Oliver G - The Birds of Ayrshire

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt.The book has been tied tightly with string at some point leaving crease marks on the spine and the rear board. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some edge foxing but largely clean internally. Pp.xxi,228. Folding map. Coloured frontispiece and 24 black and white plates. Smaller line drawings.
Published : H. F. & G. Witherby, London 1929, First Edition
£28.00

Paul Rev. William - Past and Present of Aberdeenshire or Reminiscences of Seventy Years

A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Pp.viii,160. Photographic frontispiece. Some pencilled sidelining in text. Some foxing.
Published : Lewis Smith and Son, Aberdeen 1881, Second Edition
£11.00

Paul Sir James Balfour - Heraldry in Relation to Scottish History and Art

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth with cream spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xix,231. Frontispiece and 86 illustrations. The book seeks to point out "first, the interesting manner in which Heraldry is interwoven with, and illustrative of, Scottish history; and second, how it has entered into the artistic development of the country in a way which, perhaps, has not hitherto been fully recognised." The author was the Lord Lyon King of Arms and the work began as the Rhind lectures on archaeology for 1898.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1900, First Edition
£35.00

Paul W. Pratt - The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant

A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in a slightly torn glacine wrapper. Previous owner's blind-stamp on half-title. 186pp. 16 illustrations. A brief history of the Scottish lowland regiments.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition
£10.00

Paul W. Pratt - The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 186pp. Illustrated. A history of the Scottish lowland regiments.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition
£9.00

Paul, James Balfour - The History of the Royal Company of Archers the Queen's Body-Guard in Scotland

Hardback. A fair to good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Superficial damp-fading to rear board. Rear upper hinge cracked. Partly unopened. Pp.ix,393. 6 colour plates. 6 black and white illustrations. Vignette. Loosely included are four reports of a few pages each connected with visits by the Queen in 1876,1881,1886 and 1888.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1875, First Edition
£95.00

Paxton Roland (Editor) - 100 Years of the Forth Bridge

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in na clear, removable sleeve. Pp.[x],166. Numerous black and white illustrations. "The fascinating story of the Forth Bridge is related here in six complementary chapters, which present the bridge's historical context and a glimpse of its future linked by accounts of its design, construction and maintenance and of the men who created it."
Published : Thomas Telford , London 1990, First Edition
£12.00

Payne, Peter L. - The Hydro: Study of the Development of the Major Hydroelectric Schemes Undertaken by the North of Scotland Hydroelectric Board

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has one smallish tear at the foot of the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Author's presentation inscription on half-title "December 1988 To Frank With Thanks and very best wishes, Peter". The recipient was Frank G. Johnson who is mentioned in the Notes to the book and whose ownership inscription is in the book with a pasted-in compliments slip from the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board. Pp.xviii,354. Numerous illustrations (including colour), figures and tables. A highly regarded work.
Published : Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen 1988, First Edition
£40.00

Peake Lieut.-Colonel Frederick G. (Peake Pasha) - Change at St. Boswells the Story of a Border Village

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 127 pages. Frontispiece. The story of a Scottish border village.
Published : Privately Published 1961, First Edition
£15.00

Pease Howard - Border Ghost Stories

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's maroon boards with gilt title on spine. Black and white pictorial endpapers. Previous owner's name and date on front endpaper. A little edge wear top and bottom of spine and darkening to rear board. Some foxing to page ends. A nice clean tight copy inside. Pp.xvi,303. Twenty-two ghost stories of the Scottish/English border.
Published : Erskine Macdonald Ltd., London 1919, First Edition
£25.00

Pease Howard - The Lord Wardens of the Marches of England and Scotland Being a Brief History of the Marches, the Laws of March, and the Marchmen Together with Some Account of the Ancient Feud Between England and Scotland

Hardback. A near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. Top edge gilt. Foxing to edges and early and late pages. Bookplate. Limited edition of 500 copies. Pp.xv,[i],255. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. 4 double-page maps.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1913, First Edition
£50.00

Pease John M. - Taynish: A History of the Ross Estate

Softback. A very good copy. Gift inscription on title page. 127 pages. Numerous illustrations. Maps. This is the story of an estate on the west coast of Argyll and of its people.
Published : Argyll Publishing, Glendaruel 2010, First Edition
£18.00

Peddie Alexander - Recollections of Dr. John Brown Author of "Rab and His Friends" Etc. With a Selection from His Correspondence

Hardback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing. Pp.xii,197. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. A biography.
Published : Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier, Edinburgh 1894, Second Thousand
£8.00

Pennant, Thomas - A Tour of Scotland in 1769

Hardback. A very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is clean, complete and untorn. No ownership inscription. 388 pages. Illustrations. This is a facsimile reprint of the third edition of 1774 of Pennant's first tour in Scotland in 1769. New Introduction by Barry Knight.
Published : Melven Press, Perth 1979,
£22.00

Pennant, Thomas - A Tour of Scotland in 1769

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp. xiii,[1],388 + 8 page Introduction to this new edition by Barry Knight. Numerous plates. This is a reprint of the third edition (which contained much additional information) of Pennant's first tour of Scotland undertaken at a time of great change.
Published : Melven Press, Perth 1979,
£20.00

Penny, George - Traditions of Perth

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on he spine. In a good dustwrapper which has small tears at head of spine and which is price-clipped. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,335. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1836 with illustrations (which are period engravings) added. Described as "a classical local history" written by a weaver and working journalist.
Published : Wm. Culross & Son, Coupar Angus 1986,
£22.00

Perchard Andrew - The Mine Management Professions in the Twentieth-century Scottish Coal Mining Industry

Hardback. A very good copy in grey cloth with pictorial onlay to upper board. Gift inscription on front free end-paper from "Andrew," very probably the author. Pp.xix,470. 27 figures. 11 tables. 2 maps. 9 plates. An important and scarce study of Scottish coal mining management.
Published : Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, Lampeter 2007, First Edition
£65.00