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Pottinger, Morris - Parish Life on the Pentland Firth

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Small ownership label on half-title. Pp.xix,191. Illustrated. Stories, drawn from old records, of Caithness people and events of 300 years ago.
Published : Whitemaa Books, Reay, Thurso 1997, First Edition
£10.00

Poucher W. A. - The Magic of Skye

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth. Ownership inscription but otherwise a nice, clean copy. 223 pages. 148 photographs by the author.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1949, First Edition
£15.00

Poulet Sir Amias (Edited By John Morris) - The Letter-Books of Sir Amias Poulet Keeper of Mary Queen of Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Two bookplates. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xliii,401 + 2pp publisher's advertisements. Includes an Introduction, Preface, Index and notes to the letters in addition to the letters themselves.
Published : Burns and Oates, London 1874, First Edition
£50.00

Price Norrie - They Wore the Dark Blue: A Complete Record of Dundee FC in League and Cup

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 236 pages. Numerous illustrations, mainly black and white but with a few in colour. League, Scottish Cup, League Cup etc results up to and including season 1994-95. Also articles on "The Story of Saeson 1993-94" and "The Story of Season 1994-95."
Published : Norrie Price 1995, First Edition
£10.00

Pride Glen L. - Glossary of Scottish Building

Hardback. A very good copy in a black leatherette binding lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has an internal sellotape repair. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Typed letter of thanks to the author loosely laid in. 96 pages. Illustrated. A unique work recording the vocabulary of Scottish Building. Described as "a fascinating account of Scots words connected with the building trade."
Published : Privately Published 1975, First Edition
£25.00

Pringle W. J. - Melrose Abbey in Twelve Photographic Views

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in a green half-leather binding which shows a little scuffing. Raised bands on spine. Titled in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Foxing to end-papers and title page (which has a photographic vignette) but the 12 full-page photographic plates are clean. Quite scarce.
Published : Marion & Co, London 1870, First Edition
£110.00

Pringle, John Douglas - The Last Shenachie

Softback. A very good copy. 47 pages. 3 illustrations. This is a memoir of Angus MacDonald who was born in North Uist in 1900 and who died in Sydney, Australia in 1975. "He was almost certainly the last fully trained "seanachaidh" in Scottish Gaeldom and probably the last in the Celtic world. With him there died a tradition of oral history which stretched back to the days before the Roman Empire". Quite scarce.
Published : Wentworth Books, Sydney 1976, First Edition
£50.00

Professor Knight (Editor) - Andreapolis Being Writings in Praise of St. Andrews

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Cloth a little marked. Label "With the Compliments of the Lord Rector" pasted to front fixed end-paper. Pp.xxii,199. A selection of tributes to the town of St. Andrews in Fife.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1903, First Edition
£20.00

Pugh, R.J.M. - Swords, Loaves and Fishes: A History of Dunbar from Earliest Times to the Present (Birthplace of John Muir, the Father of Conservation)

Softback. 4to. A very good copy in pictorial covers. Small corner crease in rear cover. A clean copy without ownsership inscription, foxing or other marking. Pp.xvi,436. Frontispiece and 156 illustrations + cover illustrations. 18 figures. Errata slip. "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, Midlothian 2003, First Edition
£28.00

Pullar, Polly - Further Afield With a Camera

Hardback. Large 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 136 pages. A book of fine colour photographs of Scottish country scenes, animals, birds etc.
Published : Langford Press, Wigtown 2004, First Edition
£20.00

Purvis, Sir Robert - Sir William Arrol A Memoir

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks front free end-paper. Some spotting to half-title. Pp.x,150 + 64pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. Sir William Arrol was a great 19th century civil engineer and bridge builder. His company was responsible for the construction of the Forth Railway Bridge and the book contains a number of photographs of the bridge under construction.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1913, First Edition
£65.00

Rae Thomas I. - The Administration of the Scottish Frontier 1513-1603

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has small edge tears. Ex libris plate of former owner on front fixed end-paper. Pp.vii,294. Double-page map. Chapter head-pieces. A study of the Scottish government's administration of its border with England in the troubled times of the 16th century.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1966, First Edition
£15.00

Raleigh Walter - Robert Louis Stevenson

A very good copy in decorated fawn cloth which is darkened on the spine. Top edge gilt. Two bookplates. Four page hand-written letter from the author tipped-in. 79 pages. An essay on Stevenson written shortly after his death and considering whether his fame will last.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1895, First Edition
£20.00

Ramsay Allan - The Poems of Allan Ramsay

Hardback. 24mo. A good plus copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some browning to early pages. Pp.xxxii,400. Includes a brief life of Ramsay and remarks on his writings.
Published : Fairbairn & Anderson, Edinburgh 1819, Reprint
£20.00

Ramsay Allan - The Tea-Table Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Choice Songs, Scots and english

Small 8vo. A good copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with new spine laid down. Title page and frontispiece browned. Small ownership inscription. Four volumes in one. 448pp +8pp glossary of Scots words used in the songs. This edition is described as "the compleatest and most correct of any yet published".
Published : A. Millar, London 1763, Twelfth Edition
£90.00

Ramsay Allan - The Works of Allan Ramsay Volume 1

A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Small book plate. 340 pages. 2 illustrations and title page decoration. This volume contains Ramsay's serious, elegiac and comic poems trogether with a life of Ramsay by George Chalmers and "An Essay on his Genius and Writings" by Lord Woodhouselee.
Published : A Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh 1848,
£10.00

Ramsay Allan (Edited By Charles Mackay) - The Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay with Selections from the Scottish Poets Before Burns

Nd. c.1880? 4to. A good two volume set in half-leather which is a little rubbed at spine ends. Approx. 725pp in total. 47 steel engravings
Published : Virtue & Co, London,
£50.00

Ramsay E. B. - Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

Hardback. Just about good in decorated boards with the surface chipped off at the spine edges and board tips. Hinges cracked. Inscription on front end-paper reads "H. Seymour from the author". Pp.l,270.
Published : Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1872, Twenty-First Edition
£20.00

Ramsay John (Edited By Barbara L. H. Horn) - Letters of John Ramsay of Ochtertyre 1799 - 1812

Hardback. A very good copy. Stamp of a private library on front end-paper but no other markings. Pp./xxviii,346. Folding Ramsay-Dundas family tree. These letter of a Scottish Laird have considerable significance for the social history of the time. He had a wide range of interests and ws a noted correspondent.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1966, First Edition
£8.00

Ramsay John S. - Highways and Byways of Strathmore and the Northern Glens

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. A touch of wear to spine ends and board tips. Not foxed and with only a pencilled ownership inscription. Pp.[xvi],139. 10 maps/illustrations. Covers the strath between Perth and Forfar taking in the countryside around Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie, Kirriemuir etc and the Angus glens.
Published : Blairgowrie Advertiser 1927, First Edition
£25.00

Reed Laurance - The Soay of Our Forefathers

Illustrated by Will Miller.
Hardback. Nd. but gift inscription on front end-paper is dated 1986. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. 101 pages. Maps. Illustrations. The story of the native born population of Soay - a small island off Skye - who were evacuated in 1953 at their own request.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition
£18.00