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"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,
£12.00

"J.G.D." - Soldiers of Banffshire 1899-1900 Being a List of All Banffshire Men Who Served Their Queen and Country in the South African War

Hardback. A fair copy in edge-worn boards. The boards are attached but starting to come loose. Blind-stamp of previous owner at foot of title page. 39 pages. Frontispiece and ten illustrations. Lists men by regiment (mostly Gordon Highlanders) and if killed or wounded states where and when. Includes a list of subscribers. Scarce.
Published : Banffshire Journal Office, Banff 1901, First Edition
£30.00

"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
£15.00

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

. 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
£20.00

[Fielding Henry] - The History of the Present Rebellion in Scotland . From the Departure of the Pretender's Son from Rome, Down to the Present Time.

Hardback. A very good copy in a modern full calf binding with title on spine in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Five raised bands on spine. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Half-title present. Generally clean but with a little foxing to early pages. What appears to be minor worming at the foot of some pages. Pp.[iv],47. The title continues: "In which is a full Account of the Conduct of this Young Invader, from his first Arrival in Scotland; with the several Progresses he made there; and likewise a very particular RELATION of the Battle of Preston, with an exact List of the Slain, Wouinded and Prisoners, on both Sides. Taken from the Relation of Mr. JAMES MACPHERSON, who was an Eye-Witness of the Whole, and who took the first Opportunity of leaving the Rebels, into whose Service he was forced, and in which he had a Captain's Commission." Fielding, the famous novelist and dramatist and author of "Tom Jones" was strongly anti-Jacobite. He published this, one of his scarcest works, anonymously. James MacPherson, the Jacobite Captain, whose account of the Rebellion is supposed to form the basis of the Work was not, in fact, a real person but was a figment of Fielding's imagination. Photographs available on request.
Published : M. Cooper, London 1745, First Edition
£1,200.00

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
£140.00

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
£25.00

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
£8.00

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)

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

. 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

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,
£15.00

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

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,
£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
£35.00

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
£80.00

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

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

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

. 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

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

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon quarter leather with red cloth boards. All edges gilt. Gift inscription. Pp.viii,113. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations.
Published : Privately Printed, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
£14.00

Anderson James Maitland - Early Records of the University of St. Andrews: The Graduation Roll 1413-1579 and the Matriculation Roll 1473-1579

Hardback. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to board edges. Small label on front pastedown saying the book was presented by the executor of Dr. Annie I. Dunlop O.B.E. and stamp on verso of title page of a St. Andrews University House library. Pp.xlii,370.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
£35.00

Anderson Marjorie Ogilvie (Editor) - A Scottish Chronicle Known as the Chronicle of Holyrood

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Foxing to end-papers and ownership inscription on front end-paper. Otherwise clean internally. Pp.ix,221. This is one of two Scotttish monastic chronicles surviving from the 12th and 13th centuries. Contains the first accurate text and with an English transltion from 1065-66 onwards. With some additional Notes by Alan Orr Anderson.
Published : T. & A. Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1938, First Edition
£24.00

Anderson P.J. (Editor) - Studies in the History and Development of the University of Aberdeen

4to. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 578pp. 4 illustrations. Described as "A Quatercentenary Tribute paid by certtain of her professors and of her devoted sons".
Published : Aberdeen Universoty Press 1906, First Edition
£25.00

Anderson Peter John (Editor) - Rectorial Addresses Delivered in the Universities of Aberdeen 1835-1900

Hardback. A near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with Aberdeen University's coat of arms in gilt on upper board. Piece cut from front end-paper. Some foxing to first few pages. Pp.ix,396. Frontispiece and six tissue-guarded plates.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1902, First Edition
£15.00

Anderson R.G.W And Simpson A.D.C. - Edinburgh and Medicine

Softback. Oblong 8vo. A good copy with scratch marks on lower cover. Pp.vii,72. 25 figures. An exhibition catalogue to mark the 250th anniversary of the Foundation of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Edinburgh.
Published : Royal Scottiish Museum, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition
£9.00

Anderson Rev. John and Grant Francis J (Editors) - Protocol Book of Gavin Ros, N.P. 1512-1532

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 278 pages. Gives brief details of 1374 Instruments together with an index of names.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1908, First Edition
£25.00

Anderson William J. - The Howes o' Buchan, Being Notes, Local, Historical and Antiquarian Regarding the Various Places of Interest Along the Route of the Buchan Railway

Nd. c.1865. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt and black on the upper board. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription. Very little foxing. Pp.vi,100. Nine mounted photographs including frontispiece. Scarce in first edition. The Formartine and Buchan railway was opened in sections between 1861 and 1903. It closed to passenger serbvices in 1965 and to freight services in 1979.
Published : The "Sentinel" Office, Peterhead, First Edition
£125.00

Anderson, Alan Orr - Early Sources of Scottish History, A.D.500 to 1286 [Two Vol. set]

A very good two volume set in very good dustwrappers which are complete and untorn. Limited to 600 sets. A clean set with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.clviii,604;pp.xix,[vii],805. Frontispiece to Vol. One. This edition has a Preface by Marjorie Anderson, a Bibliographical Supplement and Corrections, originally compiled by Alan Orr Anderson, re-edited by Marjorie Anderson. An indispensable work for the study of medieval Scottish history. [Please note these two heavy volumes will require extra postage].
Published : Paul Watkins, Stamford 1990,
£84.00

Anderson, Harry - Innerleithen and Traquair: Ancient and Modern

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Signed by the author. Also a lengthy gift inscription (not by the author) on the front free endpaper. Pp.[viii],57. Illustrations of churches at end. A history of two communities in the Scottish Borders.
Published : New Horizon 1984, First Edition
£16.00

Anderson, Ian G. - Scotsmen in the Service of the Czars

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vii,188. 9 illustrations. 3 maps. This is the first full-scale study of Scotsmen who served the Czars of Russia.
Published : The Pentland Press, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£7.00

Anderson, Peter D. - Black Patie: Life and Times of Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, Lord of Shetland

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,221. 2 maps. 2 illustrations. A study of one of the most notorious figures in the history of the Northern Isles..
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£50.00

Anderson, Peter John (Editor) - Officers and Graduates of University and King's College Aberdeen MVD-MDCCCLX

Hardback. 4to. No. 441 of 525 copies. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little rubbing to spine. No ownership inscription. Pp.xvii,399. 4 tissue-guarded plates including coloured frontispiece. Index of names. Covers the period from 1495 to 1860.
Published : New Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1893, First Edition
£38.00

Anderson, R. D. - Education and Opportunity in Victorian Scotland : Schools and Universities

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Pp.vi,[4],384. "An authoritative history of Scottish secondary and university education between the 1820s and 1914."
Published : Oxford University Press 1983, First Edition
£35.00

Anderson, R.D. - Education and Opportunity in Victorian Scotland: Schools and Universities

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a single one inch edge tear. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vi,[4],384. Described as "an authoritative history of Scottish secondary and university education between the 1820s and 1914."
Published : Oxford University Press 1983, First Edition
£30.00

Anderson, William - The Poor of Edinburgh and Their Homes

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original attractively blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt decoration and title on the upper board. Hinges professionally strengthened. Small ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,110 + 2pp Appendix. Prefatory letter by the Rev. Dr. Guthrie. This was an attempt to describe the condition of the poor in mid-Victorian Edinburgh in the hope that more effort would be put into improving their condition. A scarce title in first edition.
Published : John Menzies / Simpkin, Marshall & Co, Edinburgh / London 1867, First Edition
£45.00

Angus William (Introduction) - Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Fifth Volume)

Hardback. Ex Western Isles library with withdrawn stamps and number in white on spine but otherwise a very decent copy. Pp.viii,400. Includes "Jacobite Papers at Avignon", "Marchmont Correspondence relating to the '45", and "Two Fragments of Autobiography by James Keith, 10th Earl Marischal of Scotland".
Published : Printed at the University Press By T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£10.00