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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
£14.00

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

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

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
£20.00

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
£7.00

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, 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

Angus, Marion - Sun & Candlelight

Hardback. A good plus copy in a good dustwrapper which has a smallish chip and edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. There is some rubbing and fading towards the top of the boards. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 32 pages. Poems in Scots and English. An uncommon title especially in dustwrapper.
Published : The Porpoise Press, Edinburgh 1927, First Edition
£45.00

Angus-Butterworth L.M. - Robert Burns and the 18th Century Revival in Scottish Vernacular Poetry

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.ix,309. 4 illustrations. A detailed examination of the 18th century revival in Scottish poetry. Shows that Burns weas a well-read ,cultured man of high principles, great strength of purpose and much wisdom.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1969, First Edition
£12.00

Annan J. Craig (Edited By William Buchanan) - J.Craig Annan ; Selected Texts and Bibliography

A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xx,192. Frontispiece and 32 illustrations. A book celebrating the work of the late 19th/early 20th century Scottish photographer.
Published : Clio Press, Oxford 1994, First Edition
£12.00

Annand J.K. - Two Voices

A good copy in wrappers. 36pp. This is a single long poem in Scots projecting the author in the solitude of the mountains and during watches on the sea.
Published : M. MacDonald, Edinburgh 1968, First Edition
£6.00

Asquith Stewart - Children and Justice Decision-Making in Children's Hearings and Juvenile Courts

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.vii,258. Provides a detailed comparison between decision-making in Scottish children's panels and in English juvenile courts together with a study of the legal philosophy underlying each system.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1983, First Edition
£40.00

Atherton David (Editor) - We're Far Fae Hame Now! Aberdeen and the North East's Experience of Military Service Abroad the Great War to the Gulf

4to. A very good copy. Softcover. Previous owner's blind stamp. 224pp. Illustrated. Accounts of their war experiences by soldiers from north east Scotland.
Published : Aberdeen City Council, First Edition
£18.00

Atkinson Thomas - Three Nights in Perthshire with a Description of the Festival of a "Scotch Hairst Kirn" Comprising Legendary Ballads Etc.

A good copy of a scarce publication first published in 1821 in a limited edition of 100 copies. There were 225 copies of this reprint of which this is number 141. 61pp. Original wrappers. Gift inscription. This is a description of a visit made by the author and a friend to the farm of Ledard, on the shores of Loch Ard in the Trossachs area of Perthshire. It "presents a picture of a Highland festival worthy of permanent preservation".
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Glasgow 1887,
£35.00

Auckland Bruce - Postal Markings of Scotland to 1808

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little worn at the edges and with a not very intrusive stain on the back cover. Signed by the author. 144 pages. Illustrated. A pioneering work which attempts to produce a comprehensive list of the postmarks of Scotland as a whole up to 1808.
Published : Privately Published 1978, First Edition
£15.00

Aytoun William Edmondstoune - Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems

Hardback. A good copy in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt and with five raised bands. Boards fairly worn with one inch tear in leather at join of spine and upper board. No ownership inscription. 282 pages. The Lays relate to episodes of Scottish history and each is preceded by an essay or note on the historical episode concerned.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1849, First Edition
£9.00

Bain Joseph - The Edwards in Scotland A.D. 1296-1377

A good copy in dark blue cloth showing a little wear at spine ends. Small owership inscription. Pp.x,105. The book is the text of the Rhind Lectures in Archaeology for 1900.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1901, First Edition
£20.00

Bain Joseph and Rogers Rev. Charles (Editors) - Liber Protocollorum M. Cuthberti Simonis Notarii Publici et Scribae Capituli Glasguensis A.D. 1499-1513 Also Rental Book of Diocese of Glasgow A.D 1509-1570 [2 Vols. Complete]

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean set without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.563;537. Folding frontispiece to each volume. Index of persons and index of places.
Published : Grampian Club, London 1875, First Edition
£24.00