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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

Reid A. G. - The Annals of Auchterarder and Memorials of Strathearn

Softback. 16mo. A near very good copy. Stain at bottom edge but a nice clean copy internally. Pp.301,xxxviii. This is a facsimile reprint (witout the plates) of a well-known local history first published in 1899.
Published : Perth and Kinross District Libraries, Perth 1989, Reprint
£6.00

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