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Reid John - New Lights on Old Edinburgh

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Not foxed. Pp.xi,208 + 4pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. Illustrations in text. Chapters on Parliament Square Reminiscences, Covenant Close Traditions, Houses and People, Leaves from an Eighteenth Century Lord Provost's Diary etc.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1894, First Edition
£25.00

Reid Stuart - Scots Armies in the Great Rebellion 1638-1658

Illustrated by Bruno Mugnai.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 237 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour plates. A detailed study of both regular and irregular Scots forces involved in the English Civil War.
Published : Partizan Press, Eastwood Notts. 2015, First Edition
£25.00

Reid, John - The Scots Gard'Ner

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine, but price-clipped, dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,[12],125,(14). 4 full-page figures. This is a facsimile reprint of the first Scottish gardening book which was first published in 1683. This edition has an Introduction by Annette Hope.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition Thus
£15.00

Reid, Rev. H. M. B. (Editor) - One of King William's Men: Being Leaves from the Diary of Col. William Maxwell of Cardoness: 1685 to 1697

Hardback. A good copy in the original black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. Top edge gilt. Gift inscription from Lady Maxwell. 224 pages. 10 illustrations. Maxwell was a Presbyterian and soldier who fought in the army of William of Orange. He later sat in the Scottish Parliament during its last days and voted against the Union with England. An uncommon title.
Published : John Menzies & Co/ Adam Rae, Edinburgh and Castle Douglas 1898, First Edition
£35.00

Reiss Edmund - William Dunbar

A fine copy without dustwrapper (as issued?). 183pp. A study of the greatest of the Scottish makars.
Published : Twayne Publishers, Boston 1979, First Edition
£12.00

Reith John - The Life and Writings Of Rev. Alexander Murray Minister of Urr, Professor of Oriental Languages in the University of Edinburgh, and Founder of the Science of Language in Europe

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth. Rear board marked. Spine and front board bright. Remains of original glassine wrapper present. Browning to end-papers but generally a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiv,227 + one page corrigenda. Frontispiece. Includes chapters on languages and philology. Murray was a minister, philologist, linguist and Professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at Edinburgh University.
Published : J. Maxwell & Son, Dumfries 1903, First Edition
£28.00

Renwick R. (Preface) - Charters and Other Documents Relating to the Royal Burgh of Stirling A.D.1124 - 1705

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Unopened. Pp.xxvii,255. Facsimile of charter of 1360. A nice, fresh copy.
Published : Printed for the Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the Burgh of Stirling, Glasgow 1884, First Edition
£30.00

Richards, Clive (Editor) - Vintage Wick : A Photographic History of the Royal Burgh of Wick and Its People

Softback. 4to. A very good copy in pictorial covers. Small ownership label. 166 pages. A book of historic photographs of Wick published to celebrate the town's quatercentenary in 1989.
Published : North of Scotland Newspapers Ltd, Wick 1988, First Edition
£9.00

Richards, Eric - History of the Highland Clearances, Vol. 1: Agrarian Transformation and the Evictions, 1746-1886

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[xxvi],532. Maps. Tables. "Vividly illustrates the realities of the Highland experience in the age of the clearances."
Published : Croom Helm, London 1982, First Edition
£35.00

Richards, Eric - Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances: Homicide, Eviction and the Price of Progress

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,440. 14 plates. 2 maps. A revisionist account of the infamous enforcer of the Highland Clearances in Sutherland. The author "provides a balanced assessment of the man, a vivid account of a terrible episode in Highland history, and a riveting narration of a tormented life."
Published : Polygon, Edinburgh 1999, First Edition
£22.00

Richards, Eric and Clough, Monica - Cromartie : Highland Life 1650-1914

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A nice, clean unmarked copy with no foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvii,518. Frontispiece and 68 illustrations. 6 maps. This is a detailed and scholarly study of a Ross-shire Estate. It "penetrates to the core of Highland change in a story enlivened by developments both typical and atypical in Highland development. Most of all it reaches as far as possible into the lives of the people of the Highlands".
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1989, First Edition
£65.00

Richards, Eric; Clough, Monica - Cromartie: Highland Life, 1650-1914

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xvii,518. Frontispiece and 68 illustrations. 6 maps. Pedigree of the Mackenzies of Tarbat and Cromartie. This is a study of a Highland estate and of its land, people and owners (a major branch of the Mackenzie family).
Published : Aberdeen Universoty Press 1989, First Edition
£55.00

Richardson Adam B. - Scottish Coins a New Edition of the Catalogue of Scotish Coins in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.viii,397 + 8 plates at end (containing 180 illustrations). Top edge gilt. A lovely bright, clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. First published in 1901 this reprint of 2000 copies includes a December 1977 price-list loosely inserted.
Published : Andrew Publising Company, London 1977, Reprint
£20.00

Richardson James S. - The Mediaeval Stone Carver in Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on half-title. 78 pages + 127 plates at end. Contains the text of the author's 1949 Rhind lectures.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1964, First Edition
£17.00

Richardson Ralph - The County of Edinburgh or Mid-Lothian : Its Geology, Agriculture and Meteorology, with an Aghricultural Map of the County; Statistics Showing the Acreage and Annual Value of the Chief Landed Estates Etc. Etc.

A very good copy in green flexible linen covers lettered in black on front cover. No ownership inscription. 36 pages. Folding frontispiece map. An interesting look at some aspects of the Edinburgh area in the mid-Victorian period. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1878, First Edition
£25.00

Rickman John - Laird of the Light Houses

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,166. Numerous illustrations. The story of the author's family holidays and visits to the Isle of Jura over the 40 year period from 1952 to 1991. "Interwoven with their story are tales of the island's colourful history, glimpses of its fascinating wildlife and an introduction to some of the characters who have lived and continue to live on this wild but welcoming island."
Published : Published By the Author 1994, First Edition
£18.00

Ridpath George - The Border History of England and Scotland Deduced from the Earliest Times to the Union of the Two Crowns

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a rather torn dustwrapper. Small ownership label on front end-paper. Pp.iv,496. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1848 edition.
Published : The Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1979,
£16.00

Ridpath George (Edited with Notes and Introduction By Sir James Balfour Paul) - Diary of George Ridpath Minister of Stitchel 1755-1761

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear at spine ends and board tips. Pp.xxii,410.
Published : Printed at the University Press By T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1922, First Edition
£28.00

Ridpath, George - The Border History of England and Scotland Deduced from the Earliest Times to the Union of the Two Crowns

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. In a very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear at foot of spine and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.iv,496. A history of the Anglo-Scottish border from A.D. 78 to 1603. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1848 edition.
Published : Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1979,
£25.00

Riley, P.W.J. - The English Ministers and Scotland 1707 - 1727

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Upper board tips a little bumped. In a good dustwrapper which is rather rubbed on the front panel. A clean copy without ownership inscription or othrer internal marking. Pp.xiii,[1],326. This is a study of the problems caused to the English Government resulting from the Union of England with Scotland.
Published : The Athlone Press, University of London, London 1964, First Edition
£25.00

Ritchie Robert Peel - The Early Days of the Royall Colledge of Phisitians, Edinburgh

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Spine browned but lettering clearly readable. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,313. Frontispiece and 10 illustrations.
Published : George P. Johnston, Edinburgh 1899, First Edition
£28.00