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Simpson W. Douglas (Editor) - The Viking Congress Lerwick, July 1950

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few chips. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxvi,294. 28 illustrations. Reproduces the principal papers delivered at the Congress which focussewd on the Norse occupation of the northern isles of Scotland. Papers on brochs, Shetland folk-tales, castles of Shetland, udal law, Shetland sea language etc.
Published : Published for the University of Aberdeen By Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£28.00

Simpson, Bro. William - History of St. Stephen's Lodge, Edinburgh No. 145 Written & Compiled to Commemorate Its Ter-Jubilee (1777-1927)

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Boards a little marked. No ownership inscription. Light edge foxing. 94 pages. Illustrated. Appendices include a Roll of Honour and a "List of Past Right Worshipful Masters." The history of an Edinburgh masonic lodge.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1927, First Edition
£35.00

Sinclair Alexander - Fifty Years of Newspaper Life 1845-1895: Being Chiefly Reminiscences of That Time

A good copy in ochre cloth lettered in gilt. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Thomas Reid who was the Herald's chief reporter in 1897. Bookplate of the Institute of Accountants and Actuaries in Glasgow. 207pp. Illustrated. Newspaper life in Glasgow in the latter half of the 19th century.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Glasgow 1897, First Edition
£50.00

Sinclair Sir John (editor) - The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799: Vol. I General

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp i-.lxxiv,432,lxxv-lxxvii. This volume "contains all the material not pertaining to a specific county, and also the university accounts, together with a new general introduction to the whole series--."
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1983, First Edition Thus
£22.00

Sinclair, Colin - The Thatched Houses of the Old Highlands

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has smallish edge tears and which is a little marked on the rear panel. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 78 pages + 32 plates at end reproducing photographs of the Hebridean type, the Skye type and the Dalriadic type of Highland thatched cottage. There are also eleven pages of sketches of old houses with furniture and implements. Described as "A contribution to the social history of the old Highlands" the book tells of the way of life of the people in addition to the technical particulars of their houses.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1953, First Edition
£30.00

Sinton, Rev. Thomas - Family and Genealogical Sketches

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards which show some superficial damp-marking. Very good internally. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 67 pages. Comprises an Introductory chapter (which includes poetry in Gaelic and English), followed by sections on the author's lineage, each with text and a family tree, the families being; The Stewarts of Kynnachan; Stewarts of Ballechin; the Lindsays of Evelick; the Crichtons; the Mercers of Aldie; the MacPhails or Campbells; followed by an Appendix. A scarce item in first edition.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Inverness 1911, First Edition
£50.00

Skea Bessy - Countrywoman's Calendar

Softback. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. Some edge and rear end-paper foxing but otherwise clean internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 60 pages. A collection of month by month essays on country life in Orkney. Introduction by George MacKay Brown.
Published : W.R. Mackintosh "The Kirkwall Press", Kirkwall Orkney 1962, First Edition
£12.00

Slack Harry D. - Studies on Loch Lomond 1

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.x,133. 4 plates. 3 maps. 21 figures. Describes the topography and waters of the loch with its fauna from plankton to snails and midges and the unique "freshwater herring" or powan.
Published : Published for the University Of Glasgow By Blackie & Son Ltd., Glasgow 1957, First Edition
£15.00

Slaven Anthony and Checkland Sydney (Editors) - Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography 1860-1960 Volume I The Staple Industries

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,496. Illustrated. Biographies of Scottish business entrepreneurs grouped in major business sectors with an introductory essay on each sector. "described as "a major work of reference and a first attempt to compile a history of business in Scotland --" This volume includes extractive industries, metals, engineering, shipbuilding etc.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1986, First Edition
£35.00

Slaven Anthony and Checkland Sydney (Editors) - Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography: 1860-1960. Volume 2 Processing, Distribution, Services

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,447. Illustrated. Biographies of Scottish businessmen/ industrialists in such fields as food drink and tobacco, timber and furniture, transport and communication, banking insurance and finance etc.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1990, First Edition
£30.00

Slaven Anthony and Checkland Sydney (Editors) - Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography: Volume I The Staple Industries

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has one half-inch tear in the rear panel. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,496. Illustrated. Contains biographies of Scottish businessmen/industrialists in the main industries such as shipbuilding, metals, textiles, extractive industries etc.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1986, First Edition
£30.00

Sloan J.M. - The Carlyle Country with a Study of Carlyle's Life

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in dark greenish-blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pp.xiv,283. Many illustrations. A book about Thomas Carlyle and his native countryside of Ecclefechan and Annandale.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1904, First Edition
£50.00

Small John W. - Scottish Architectural Details

Folio. A fair copy in cream cloth lettered in red. Some "bubbling" to cloth on front cover. Top edge gilt. One of 400 copies. A good copy internally. 65 plates illustrating aspects of Scots architecture with text accompanying each plate.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1901,
£50.00

Small, Alan; Thomas, Charles; Wilson, David Mackenzie - St Ninian's Isle and Its Treasure

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set in good price-clipped dustwrappers which show some edgewear and minor chipping. A clean set without foxing or ownership inscription. Vol.1, Text, x,193. Vol.2, Illustrations, xi, 57 plates and 42 figures and maps. This is the definitive account of the excavation of St. Ninian's Isle, Shetland in 1958 with an extended description of the treasure discovered.
Published : Published for the University of Aberdeen By Oxford University Press 1973, First Edition
£50.00

Smiles Samuel - The Life of a Scotch Naturalist Thomas Edward Associate of the Linnean Society

A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Gift inscription. Pp.xxxv,392. Illustrated.
Published : John Murray, London 1905, Popular Edition
£7.00

Smillie, Robert - My Life for Labour

Softback. A good copy in blue card covers lettered in black and with a portrait of the author on the front cover. Corners a little creased. No ownership inscription. 310pp + 10pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and four illustrations. Smillie was an early trade unionist and became President of the Scottish Miners' Federation in 1894. He was a founder member of the Scottish Labour Party in 1888 and eventually became a Labour Member of Parliament in 1923.
Published : Mills & Boon, London 1924, First Edition
£25.00

Smith Charles J. - Historic South Edinburgh Volumes One and Two

Both volumes very good without dustwrapper. Vol.1 is a first edition of 1978 and vol.2 is a reprint of 1982. 548pp with many illustrations.
Published : Charles Skilton Ltd, Edinburgh,
£10.00

Smith George Adam (Foreword) - Roll of Honour : A Record of Those Belonging to Aberdeen and District Who Gave Their Lives for Their Country in the Great War 1914-1919 [City of Aberdeen Roll of Honour]

Hardback. 4to. Nd. 1926? A good plus copy in cream cloth with coat of arms of Aberdeen in gilt on upper board. Top edge gilt. Bookplate of The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen on front fixed end-paper. Not paginated. Decorative coloured title page. The Roll contains 5,040 names with their rank, regiment, home address and date of death. Scarce in first edition.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition
£70.00

Smith Iain Crichton - The Tenement

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 159pp.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1985, First Edition
£6.00

Smith Iain Crichton - The Village

A very good copy. Paperback. 113pp. Short stories
Published : Club Leabhar, Inverness 1976, First Edition
£9.00

Smith John ( Edited By Sir James Balfour Paul) - Monumental Inscriptions in St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh [Newer Portion]

Hardback. Slim 8vo. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.iv,101. Folding plan. Index. Includes more than 1000 mainly 19th century inscriptions. "The great majority of the inscriptions are to the memory of more or less distinguished citizens of Edinburgh."
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1919, First Edition
£30.00