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Steers J.A. - The Coastline of Scoltland

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar, although price-clipped dustwraper. Pp.xv,335. 68 illustrations. Lacks the geological map at end. (This is frequently missing). "A comprehensive survey of the nature and physiography of the coastline of mainland Scotland and the islands which border it".
Published : Cambridge University Press 1973, First Edition

Stenhouse William - The Scots Musical Museum Originally Published By James Johnson with Illustrations of the Lyric Poetry and Music of Scotland By William Stenhouse -Two Volumes Complete

Hardbacks. A good two volume set in red cloth. Spines a bit faded and spotted but lettering clear. In a rather worn box. Clean internally with no foxing, ownership inscription or other marking. Vol. I, pp. xxiii,viii,cxxxiv,vi,620. Vol.II,pp.540,xxxiv. This is a facsimile reproduction of the four volume edition of 1853 with a new foreword by Henry George Farmer.
Published : Folklore Associates, Hatboro, Pennsylvania 1962,

Stephen Rev. R.M. (Edited By Morison Rev. R.) - Glimpses of Portrona Being Pictures True to Life of Stornoway People of a Generation Well Nigh Past

Hardback. Nd. 1920s? A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. The front end-papers show the remains of a label and a pocket indicating a library provenance but there are no other library markings. Pp.vii,280. Portrait frontispiece. Reminiscences of Stornoway and its people followed by poetical reflections. Includes also a biographical sketch of the author by the editor. Uncommon.
Published : William Grant Stornoway Gazette, First Edition

Stephen Rev. William - The Poetical Works of Michael Bruce with Life and Writings

Softback. A good copy in flexible blue cloth covers. 208 pages + adverts. Illustrated.
Published : J. And R. Parlane, Paisley 1895, First Edition

Stephen, Walter - Willie Park Junior: The Man Who Took Golf to the World

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 317 pages. 8 pages of colour plates. 25 figures. A biography of an Open Champion who was the first professional golfer to write a book on golf and who laid out more than 160 golf courses in Britain, Western Europe and North America.
Published : Luath Press Ltd., Edinburgh 2005, First Edition

Stephen, William - History of the Queen's City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Previous owner's inscription on half title. Pp.viii,413. Includes accounts of "the City of Edinburgh and Mid-Lothian rifle association, the Scottish Twenty Club etc."
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1881, First Edition

Steuart Robert - Legends from the Lothians Pastoral and Otherwise

Hardback. Nd. c. 1900? A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Small ownership inscription. Pp.vii,209. Appears to be short stories of country life in the Lothians rather than folk-tales or legends.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh, First Edition

Steven Campbell - The Story of Scotland's Hills

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in silver on spine. Previous owner's bookplace on front fixed end-paper.. Many black and white photographs. 192 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which has no teasrs and is not price-clipped.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1975, First Edition

Steven William - History of George Heriot's Hospital, with a Memoir of the Founder, Together with an Account of the Heriot Foundation Schools New Edition Revised and Enlarged By Frederick W. Bedford D.C.L.,

Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in a full leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt. Some tearing at joins of spine and boards but boards holding although a little loose. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Pp.xxii,[i],390. Five illustrations including folding pedigree and double-page map.
Published : Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh 1859, New Edition

Steven William - Memoir of George Heriot; with the History of the Hospital Founded By Him in Edinburgh; and an Account of the Heriot Foundation Schools

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in a full leather binding decorated in gilt on spine and lettered in gilt on a red title-piece. Five raised bands on spine. School motto and coat of arms of George Heriot embossed on upper and lower boards. Marbled edges and end-papers. Not foxed and no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxii,256. Frontispiece, title page vignette, one other illustration and folding plan. A nice, clean copy.
Published : Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh 1845, First Edition

Steven William - The History of the High School of Edinburgh

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the arms of the city of Edinburgh in gilt on the upper board. Ex Church of Scotland library with bookplate and one stamp. Pp.xx,367 + 220pp Appendices. 14 illustrations. A comprehensive history of the school from 1519 to 1849.
Published : MacLachlan and Stewart, Edinburgh 1849, First Edition

Stevenson Robert Louis - Underwoods

Hardback. A very good copy. A little wear at spine ends. No ownership or other inscription. Moderate, mainly, fore-edge, foxing. Pp.xv,138 + 32pp adverts dated July 1887. Poems in Scots and English.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1887, First Edition

Stewart Agnes M. - Life of Mary Queen of Scots

Small thick 8vo. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Bevelled edges. Gift inscription. Pp.xxiii,572. Frontispiece and five illustrations. A rather uncommon biography of Scotland's most famous queen.
Published : Burns and Oates, London 1885, First Edition

Stewart Alexander - Reminiscences of Dunfermline and Neighbourhood, Illustrative of Dunfermline Life Sixty Years Ago--with Chronological Appendix 1064-1888

Hardback. A fair copy in soiled boards. Internally good.,[2],296. Frontispiece and six illustrations. Dunfermline life in the first half of the 19th century. A good reading copy.
Published : Scott & Ferguson and J. Menzies & Co, Edinburgh 1889, Second Edition

Stewart Elizabeth - Dunkeld an Ancient City - Local Lore Persons and Places

Hardback. A very good copy still in the original clear glassine wrapper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.[xii],150. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. First published in 1926 this is "a short and concise history of Dunkeld, along with other ponits of interest."
Published : Norman Burns, Dunkeld 1979, Reprint

Stewart G.D. (Editor) - Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures Formed in the Year 1785 Incorporated By Royal Charter in the Year 1786 160th Anniversary 1785-1945

Hardback. Nd. c.1945. A near very good copy in green leather covers lettered in gilt. Small tear at join of spine and front cover. No ownership inscription. 80 pages. 4 illustrations. The main part of the book is a brief account of forty historic Edinburgh firms.
Published : , Edinburgh, Second Edition

Stewart, A.I.B. (Editor) - List of Inhabitants Upon the Duke of Argyle's Property in Kintyre in 1792

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,313. Gives place of residence, age and distinguishes between men, women and children. More than 6000 people are listed. There is an idex of persons and an index of places.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1991, First Edition

Stewart, Ian - The Glasgow Tramcar

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. Small ownership label on front end-paper. 200 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. A "unique and detailed account of the Glasgow tramway fleet".
Published : Scottish Tramway Museum Society, Glasgow 1983, First Edition

Stirling A. M. W. - Fyvie Castle Its Lairds and Their Times

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. The boards are flecked with a few spots of white (paint?). A little wear to spine ends. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,426. Many illustrations.
Published : John Murray, London 1928, First Edition

Stirling A. M. W. - Fyvie Castle Its Lairds and their Times

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in blue cloth with illustration of the castle inlaid on the upper board. Neat gift inscription on front end-paper. Some edge foxing but internally clean. Pp.xvi,426 + 6pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and 28 illustrations. The book gives "a brief survey of the successive Lairds of Fyvie [Setons, Gordons, Forbes-Leiths etc] and the times in which they lived; together with some mention of other lives and incidents which have become associated with the story of the old Castle."
Published : John Murray, London 1928, First Edition