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- Two Sermons: The First By Samuel Lord Bishop of Oxford---the Second By the Warden of Trinity College, Glenalmond; Preached in Connexion with the Consecration of St. Andrew's Chapel, Fasque, on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, 1847

Softback. A near very good copy in grey card wraps. Covers a little dusty but internally clean and without inscription. Pp.viii,[2],41. Includes a notice of the consecration. Fasque was the ancestral home of the Gladstone family to which the famous 19th century Prime Minister belonged.
Published : Smith & Co, Montrose 1847, First Edition
£15.00

- Views of Stirling District

Nd. c. 1925? A very good copy. 5.75 inches by 9 inches. Consists of a series of views of the Stirling area with a few pages of a guide to the views at the end. Uncommon.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling,
£10.00

- War Supplement to the Edinburgh Academy Register 1824-1914 ; A Record of Those Who Served in His Majesty's Forces During the War, and of Those Who Have Entered the School Since 1914

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Boards a little marked and with some wear to edges. Some end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxiii,143. Includes a Roll of Honour, honours awarded etc. Gives a brief desription of the service record of pupils and staff with home addresses.
Published : T & A Constable Ltd. For the Edinburgh Academical Club, Edinburgh 1921, First Edition
£24.00

- Whistle-Binkie Ot the Piper of the Party Being a Collection of Songs for the Social Circle

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in dark blueish-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and with a gilt logo on each front board. Top edges gilt. Small book-plate on the front fixed end-paper of each volume. Not foxed. Pp.xvi,436; xxxi,390. This edition follows that of 1853 but with some corrections and with brief Memoirs of persons connected with the work who had died since 1853. This is an anthology of Scottish poetry and song which first appeared in 1832.
Published : David Robertson & Co, Glasgow 1878,
£20.00

- Whuppity Stoorie

Illustrated by Joan Hassall.
A very good copy of this Saltire Chapbook no.6. Stitched paper covers. Eight pages. Black and white illustrations by Joan Hassall.
Published : The Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1946, First Edition
£12.00

Blakely Ruth M. - The Brus Family in England and Scotland, 1100-1295

Hardback. A near fine copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in blue on a white title-piece on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,271. 2 maps. 5 genealogical diagrams. 10 tables. A study of the Brus or Bruce family which produced King Robert the Bruce of Scotland.
Published : Boydell Press, Woodbridge 2005, First Edition
£25.00

Cowan Ian B - The Scottish Covenanters, 1660-1688

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has no tears and is not price-clipped. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 191 pages. This is a scholarly re-appraisal of the Covenanters which provides a modern account of their struggle with the state.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1976, First Edition
£32.00

Crampsey Bob - The Empire Exhibition of 1938: The Last Durbar

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 159 pages. Numerous illustrations. Held at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow this was the last gathering of the British Empire before the Second World War. The book celebrates a major event and provides an insight into the social life of Glasgow in the 1930s.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1988, First 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

Dunbar, John Telfer (Presented By) - Herself: The Life and Photographs of M.E.M. Donaldson

Softback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 74 pages. M.E.M. Donaldson was a lover of the West Highlands of Scotland which she wrote about and photographed in the early part of the 20th century. This book gives a short biography of her and shows her best photographs.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£10.00

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

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

Livingstone Alec - Minerals of Scotland Past and Present

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,212. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Described as "a majestic work that includes a definitive account of the pioneering role of Scottish scientists and collectors in the development of mineralogy." Lists the first documented reports of the 552 minerals native to Scotland and gives a detailed analysis of 61 of these minerals.
Published : NMS Publishing Ltd, Edinburgh 2002, First Edition
£20.00

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

Scott Alistair - Cupar Muses - Poetic Reflections

Softback. A very good copy with photograph of main street in Cupar on the front and photopgraph of author on the back. No front end-paper but doesn't look as though there should be one. Signed by author's son, who wrote the Foreword, on title page. 69 pages. Alistair Scott was much in demand both as a solo singer (bass baritone) and as a member of operatic societies, concert parties and choirs. Although all of his poetry was very personal, typically very little of it was introspective.
Published : Privately Published, Coupar Angus 2003, First Edition
£9.00

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

"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