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Coull, William W. (Revised By Lynn Coull and Doreen Gordon) - Golf in Montrose: A History of the Fifth Oldest Golf Course in the World

Softback. A near fine copy. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[vi],186. Illustrations including colour. Apparently golf has been played in Montrose since at least 1562.
Published : William W Coull, Montrose 2004, Revised Edition
£20.00

Demarco Richard - Richard Demarco: A Life in Pictures

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 192 pages. Illustrated on the right-hand page throughout. "This is a book in which words and pictures are entwined to tell the story of n artist's life spent in contemplation not only of his own pictures but those of countless other."
Published : Famedram Publishers Ltd 1995, First Edition
£12.00

Ferguson Niall - The Arbroath and Forfar Railway: The Dundee Direct Line and the Kirriemuir Branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Softback. A near fine copy. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 240 pages. Numerous illustrations. Maps. The story of an early Scottish railway which opened in 1838.
Published : The Oakwood Press 2000, First Edition
£12.00

Goodare, Julian - State and Society in Early Modern Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xv,366. Described as "the first full scholarly study of state formation and the exercise of state power in Scotland." This is an account of the Scottish state between 1469 and 1725 with the central focus being on the period between 1560 and 1625.
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 1999, First Edition
£110.00

Hewison W. S. - This Great Harbour Scapa Flow

Hardback. A very good copy. In a good plus dustwrapper which has a tear at join of spine and lower cover. Author's gift inscription on half-title. Pp.vii,390 + Abbreviations, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography and Indices. Ink writing on a few pages. A history of the use of Scapa Flow as a harbour with particular reference to its use in the two World Wars.
Published : The Orkney Press, Stromness 1985, First Edition
£15.00

MacHaffie Fraser G. - The Short Sea Route

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,286. 106 illustrations. Map end-papers. The story of the short sea routes between Scotland and Ireland from 1600 onwards.
Published : T.Stephenson & Sons Ltd, Prescot, Merseyside 1975, First Edition
£6.00

McCulloch, Stuart J. - Thornhill and Its Environs: A Social History

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 149 pages. 62 illustrations. A history of the Stirlingshire village ofThornhill and parish of Norrieston.
Published : Munro Trust in Association with Stirling Libraries 1996, First Edition
£15.00

Pugh, R.JM. - Swords, Loaves and Fishes: A History of Dunbar from Earliest Times to the Present

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy in pictorial covers. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xvi,436. Frontispiece and 156 illustrations + cover illustrations. 18 figures. "This book is the culmination of many years of research and, while essentially an academic work, it is written in an easy style and brings to life many aspects of the history of Dunbar in a way that only a native could portray."
Published : Harlaw Heritage, Balerno 2003, First Edition
£34.00

Shennan Francis - Flesh and bones: The life, passions and legacies of John Napier

Softback. A near fine copy in a near fine slip-case. Pp.xix,156. 8 plates. The life, work and legacy of John Napier, Baron of Merchiston, who invented logarithms.
Published : Napier Polytechnic of Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£18.00

Wood Emma - The Hydro Boys: Pioneers of Renewable Energy

Hardback. A fine copy in a price-clipped but otherwise fine dustwrapper. Pp.x,206 + 8pp publisher's adverts. 32 illustrations. The story of hydro-electric schemes in the Scottish Highlands.
Published : Luath Press Ltd, Edinburgh 2002, First Edition
£18.00

"A Resident" [Rev. Colin MacDonald] - Chronicles of Stratheden a Highland Parish of Today

Hardback. A near very good copy in pebbled brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vi,276 + 24pp publisher's catalogue. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. "Stratheden" is a fictional Highland parish, the book being concerned with life in the 19th century in a typical Highland parish with chapters on crofters, religion, politics, language and literature, popular entertainments etc.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1881, First Edition
£15.00

"Claverhouse" - Gretna Green and Its Traditions

A good copy in paper covers. Lacks pieces at both ends of spine. 78pp. 22 illustrations. Deals both with marriages and Gretna Green more generally.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1905, First Edition
£10.00

"Free Lance" - Border Rhymes

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Bevelled edges. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xvi,374. Poetry, some in Scots, by a Borders poet from Lilliesleaf.
Published : James Edgar, Hawick 1899, First Edition
£30.00

"Hiawatha" - Hinniwirs Poems and Sketches

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.viii,173. Poems and sketches from Shetland.
Published : T & J Manson, Lerwick 1924, First Edition
£18.00

"J. T." - Jeannie Jaffray Aberdeen 260 Years Ago and Other Old-World Sketches

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in black. Some edge foxing but largely clean internally. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,261. Frontispiece and three other illustrations.
Published : George Dickie, Aberdeen 1910, Third Edition
£15.00

"JP" - Notes on the Scots' Darien Expedition. Taken from Books and Contemporary Pamphlets in My Possession

Hardback. A just about good copy in a rather rubbed full leather binding lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Tears to spine ends. All edges gilt Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.vi,55. two plates. Scarce in the original edition.
Published : Palmer and Howe, Manchester 1888, First Edition
£45.00

"MagReay" - A Caithness Wife's Views on Life

Softback. Nd. c.1980? A very good copy. Small ownership label. Signed "With best wishes Magreay." 35 poems in the Caithness dialect. Sketches by Martin Savage.
Published : Margaret J. MacLaren, Reay, First Edition
£7.00

"Morar" - Three Clanranalds: Highland Tales of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Endpapers browned. No ownership inscription. Pp.vi,110. Highland tales, told in verse, of Allan Clanranald, Donald Clanranald and Allan Dearg, the last of the old Clanranalds.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1900, First Edition
£20.00

"St. Duthac" - Fortrose: A Garden City By the Sea - A Decription of the Place, with Contributions on Its Antiquities, Flora, Geology and Meteorology

Hardback. A good copy in the original green cloth lettered in black and with a pictorial onlay to front board. Previous owner's inscription on front fixed end-paper. 155 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations.
Published : Gilmour & Lawrence, Glasgow 1912, First Edition
£35.00

"Tee Kay" - Some Thouchts o' Mine in Song and Verse

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, if rather edge-worn and soiled, dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.vii,128. Frontispiece. Poems, written in Scots and English, by a Hawick man and mainly about that area of the Borders.
Published : James Edgar, Hawick 1924, First Edition
£30.00

A.T.G. - Border Reminiscences: Annals of Thornlea

Illustrated by A.M. Traill.
A very good copy in dark maroon cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Presentation copy from the author. 112 pages. 7 illustrations.
Published : D Craighead, "Border Advertiser", Galashiels 1899, First Edition
£18.00

Abercrombie John - Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers and the Investigation of Truth

Hardback. A very good copy in a half-leather binding. Pp.xv,435. A fairly faint stain affects a corner of the last few pages. The author was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and First Physician to His Majesty in Scotland. Although he had previously written medical works this was his first philosophical publication.
Published : Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh 1830, First Edition
£150.00

Adam R. J. (Editor) - Papers on Sutherland Estate Management 1802-1816 Vols. I and 2

Hardback. A very good two volume set in light blue cloth lettered in silver. No ownership inscription. Vol. I,pp.ci,[i],262. Vol.2,Pp[viii],348. Lacks folding map in pocket at end of Volume I. An important source for early 19th century Highland history.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1972, First Edition
£35.00

Adam Sir Charles Elphinstone (Editor) - View of the Political State of Scotland in the Last Century a Confidetial Report on the Political Opinions, Family Connections, or Personal Circumstances of the 2662 County Voters in 1788

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine.Some end-paper and edge foxing. Pp.xxx,[2],360. A county by county look at the Scottish voters of 1788, with family connectios etc. Includes some fairly blunt comments on individuals e.g. "Not rich. Attentive to his interest", "Affairs deranged" etc.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1887, First Edition
£40.00

Adams Ian H - Descriptive List of Plans in the Scottish Record Office Volume Three

4to. A very good copy. 156pp. Frontispiece and 6 figures. This volume covers additions to the Register House Plan collection in 1963 and 1964, comprising Register House Plans 2766 to 3788. These additions include the plans of the annexed estates made shortly after the 1745 Rising. There is an interesting introduction relating to these plans.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1974, First Edition
£30.00

Adams Ian H - Descriptive List of Plans in the Scottish Record Office Volume Two

4to. A very good copy. 154pp. Frontispiece. This volume covers Register House Plans 1201 to 2765 representing accessions to the collection between 1961 and 1963. The list is arranged topographically by county in alphabetical order.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1970, First Edition
£30.00

Adams Norman - Dead and Buried the Horrible History of Bodysnatching

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 152 pages. 16 plates. The history of bodysnatching in Britain, especially Scotland and the measures that were taken to prevent snatching.
Published : Impulse Books, Aberdeen 1972, First Edition
£10.00

Adams, Ian H. - The Making of Urban Scotland

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 303 pages. Numerous illustrations, maps and tables. A highly regarded work on the evolution of towns in Scotland.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1978, First Edition
£14.00

Adamson Duncan (Editor) - West Lothian Hearth Tax 1691 with County Abstracts for Scotland

Softback. A very good copy. Ownership inscription. 152 pages (including the Index which is included and which is a separate volume). "Intended as a guide to the Hearth Tax of 1691. The first section reproduces the tax lists for West Lothian; the second part describes the tax lists for the rest of Scotland and provides the parish totals". This is volume 9 of the Scottish Record Society's new series.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£18.00

Adamson Duncan (Editor) - West Lothian Hearth Tax 1691 with County Abstracts for Scotland (with separate index)

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Comprises a main volume and a separate index volume. Main volume pp.1-127. Index volume pp.128-152. "This volume is intended as a guide to the hearth tax of 1691. The first section reproduces the tax lists for West Lothian; the second part describes the tax lists for the rest of Scotland and provides the parish totals."
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£18.00

Aikman James - An Historical Account of Covenanting in Scotland, From the First Band in Mearns, 1556, to the Signature of the Grand National Covenant, 1638

Softback. A fair to good copy in flexible cloth covers. Siganture of Hamish Henderson, the folklorist, on front end-paper. All edges gilt. Front hinges cracked. 90 pages.
Published : John Henderson & Co, Edinburgh 1848, First Edition
£15.00

Aitchison Nick - Scotland's Stone of Destiny: Myth, History and Nationhood

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 162 pages. 27 colour plates. 73 black and white illustrations. Described as "the first full-length, fully researched and fully illustrated study of [the Stone of Destiny's] history, mythology and cultural significance."
Published : Tempus Publishing, Stroud 2000, First Edition
£9.00

Aitchison, Nick - Forteviot: A Pictish and Scottish Royal Centre

Softback. A very good copy. Largeish corner clipped from half-title. 288 pages. 89 illustrations. This is the first full-scale study of one of the most famous early medieval sites in Scotland.
Published : Tempus Publishing, Stroud 2006, First Edition
£12.00

Aldis Harry G. - A List of Books Printed in Scotland Before 1700, Including Those Printed Furth of the Realm for Scottish Booksellers. With Brief Notes on the Printers and Stationers

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xxviii,189. First published for the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society in 1904 this edition is photographically reprinted with additions including entries for books published in 1700.
Published : National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh 1970,
£18.00

Alexander A. S. - Tramps Across Watersheds

Hardback. A very good copy in dark grey cloth lettered in gilt. Lengthy signed inscription from the author. Pp.xiii,304. 12 illustrations. The "tramps" are mainly in Lowland Scotland.
Published : John Smith & Son, Glasgow 1925, First Edition
£9.00

Alexander William - Notes and Sketches Illustrative of Northern Rural Life in the Eighteenth Century

Hardback. A good copy in yellow and red paper-covered boards. Some wear to board edges. Both front and rear hinges have been strengthened by a previous owner with sellotape. Pp.viii,221 + 16pp of publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. An interesting book on 18th century country life mainly in Aberdeenshire. In addition to agricultural and domestic matters there are also chapters on country fairs, craftsmen, the vagrant life, popular amusements, smuggling etc.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1877, First Edition
£18.00

Alexander William - Sketches of Life Among My Ain Folk

12mo. Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.viii,248. Short stories of Aberdeenshire country life in the 19th century by the author of "Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk".
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1882, Second Edition
£20.00

Alison Robert - The Anecdotage of Glasgow Comprising Anecdotes and Anecdotal Incidents of the City Of Glasgow and Glasgow Personages

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth boards with paper spine label. Colquhoun library label on front fixed end-paper but no library markings. Some end-paper and edge foxing. 367 pages + adverts. Large paper copy.
Published : Thomas D. Morison, Glasgow 1892, First Edition
£25.00

Allan Annemarie, Bonnar Jane and Prestoungrange Gordon (Editors) - Prestonpans a Social and Economic History Across 1000 Years

Hardback. Small 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xii,829. Numerous illustrations. A comprehensive history of Prestonpans in East Lothian.
Published : Prestoungrange University Press with Burke's Peerage and Gentry, Prestonpans 2006, First Edition
£40.00

Allan Morris and Tyler Tim - In Search of the Scottish Wildcat

A near fine copy in card covers. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.[viii],111. Numerous photographs with some in colour. This book is the result of "nearly twenty years of intensive research in the wilds---."
Published : Windfall Books, Kelty 2002, First Edition
£25.00

Allan Mrs. C.J. (Editor) - Cockpen Bazaar Book

A good copy. 73pp. Illustrated. Includes essays on the village of Temple, the Laird O' Cockpen, Sir Alexander Ramsay of Dalwolsey etc. Scarce.
Published : Privately Published 1897, First Edition
£18.00

Allan, Rev. Archibald - History of Channelkirk

Hardback. A near very good copy in burgundy cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear at spine ends and board tips. Bookplate. Pp.xix,[1],691. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations. The history of Channelkirk and Lauderdale. Quite scarce in first edition.
Published : James Thin The Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1900, First Edition
£95.00

Allardyce Fiona - Conservation of Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals at Mansfield Traquair Centre Edinburgh

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,164. 422 illustrations mostly in colour. A study of Traquair's murals and their conservation.
Published : Historic Scotland, Edinburgh 2007, First Edition
£24.00

Allardyce, Fiona - Conservation of Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals at Mansfield Traquair Centre Edinburgh

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,164. 422 illustrations mostly in colour. This is "an account of the conservation of the mural paintings by Phoebe Anna Traquair in the former Catholic Apostolic Church in Mansfield Place, Edinburgh."
Published : Historic Scotland, Edinburgh 2007, First Edition
£24.00

An Old Boy - The "Gym" or Sketches from School

A very good copy in a soft dark leather binding which is scuffed and worn at the top of the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 40 pages. 6 illustrations. Recollections of mid-19th century life in a boarding school in (I assume) Aberdeen. Uncommon.
Published : Privately Published, Aberdeen 1885, First Edition
£18.00

Anderson Duncan - The Bible in Seventeenth-Century Scottish Life and Literature

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a fair dustwrapper which is rather heavily foxed on the rear panel and with some edge wear and tear. Bookplate. Heavy fore-edge and top edge foxing. 302 pages. 2 maps. An uncommon title.
Published : Allenson & Co, London 1936, First Edition
£35.00

Anderson James - Sir Walter Scott and History with Other Papers

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,199. Essays on Scott as a historian and as a writer of historical fiction.
Published : The Edina Press, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£8.00

Anderson James L. - The Story of the Commercial Bank of Scotland Lilited During Its Hundred Years from 1810 to 1910

Hardback. Red cloth with maroon leather spine. Part of top inch of spine is missing but all lettering is present. All edges gilt. Internally very good. Marbled end-papers. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.viii,113. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations.
Published : Privately Printed, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
£12.00