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Watson George - The Roxburghshire Word-Book: Being a Record of the Special Vernacular Vocabulary of the County of Roxburgh, with an Appendix of Specimens

Hardback. A very good copy in the original maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Pp.vii,[1],344. Loosely inseted is a hand-written note from David Murison, editor of the Scottish National Dictionary, thanking the previous owner of this book for his help regarding the dialect of the Kelso district.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1923, First Edition
£28.00

Watson J. Carmichael (editor) - Gaelic Songs of Mary MacLeod

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Gift inscription and poem of exile "London Scottish" written in ink on front end-papers. Pp.xxxiv,158. Introduction, translation and notes by the editor. This is the first complete collection of the surviving songs of Mary MacLeod, described as "probably the best of our minor Gaelic bards".
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1934, First Edition
£18.00

Watson James - Jedburgh Abbey: Historical and Descriptive

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Unopened. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.x,[2],136. 4 illustrations. "To narrate concisely whatever is at present known of the history of Jedburgh Abbey and its inmates, to ascertain the successive stages of its architectural growth, to trace its decay, and to describe its ruins, is the purpose of the following pages."
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1877, First Edition
£15.00

Watson James - Jedburgh Abbey: Historical and Descriptive

Hardback. A good copy in the original brown cloth which is a little rubbed. Gift inscription. Pp.x,[2],136. 4 illustrations. A little pencil marking in the text. "To narrate concisely whatever is at present known of the history of Jedburgh Abbey and its inmates, to ascertain the successive stages of its architectural growth, to trace its decay, and to describe its ruins, is the purpose of the following pages".
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1877, First Edition
£14.00

Watson John - The Cave-Dweller's Dream and Other Poems

Hardback.. A good copy in publ;isher's black cloth with title in gilt on front board. Lacks all before title page (including frontispiece?).102 pages. Not foxed. Poems in English on a wide variety of subjects e.g. "Peace and War", "On Life and Faith", "To the Highlanders" etc.
Published : William Smith, Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1902, First Edition
£12.00

Watson, J. Carmichael (Editor) - Gaelic Songs of Mary MacLeod

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a closed edge tear. Presentatioin label from the Royal Celtic Society pasted to front fixed end-paper. Some light edge foxing. Pp.xxxiv,158. Frontispiece. Corrigenda slip. Text of the songs in Gaelic and English. Introduction and Notes by the editor. "The present book is not only the first edition but even the first complete collection of the surviving songs of the poetess of Harris and Skye."
Published : Blackie & Son, London and Glasgow 1934, First Edition
£25.00

Watson, William J. - The History of the Celtic Placenames of Scotland

Softback. A very good copy. Pp.xx,558. This is a reprint of a work first published in 1926 which has been described as "the greatest source book ever written on the place names of Scotland".
Published : Birlinn, Edinburgh 1993,
£12.00

Watt Archibald - Highways and Byways Round Kincardine

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little creased and which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.[xiv],504. Colour frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations. Contains "a unique and well-illustrated wealth of information, much of it so far unpublished, on the County of Kincardine."
Published : Gourdas House Publishers, Aberdeen 1985, First Edition
£12.00

Watt Archibald - Highways and Byways Round Kincardine

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,504. Illustrations. Route maps. Colour frontispiece. Described as "a unique and well-illustrated wealth of information, much of it so far unpublished, on the County of Kincardine".
Published : Gourdas House Publishers, Aberdeen 1985, First Edition
£12.00

Watt D. E. R . and Shead N.F. (Editors) - The Heads of Religious Houses in Scotland from Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xviii,244. "The purpose of this book is to establish as far as the surviving patchy evidence will allow the succession of superiors of monastic houses (by whatever title) who took a leading place in the running of the church in medieval Scotland." Includes an index of names.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 2001, First Edition
£20.00

Watt Lauchlan MacLean - Scottish Life and Poetry

Hardback. A good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine. Ownership inscription. Top edge gilt. Pp.viii,509. Errata slip. A survey of Scottish poetry from earliest times.
Published : James Nisbet & Co, London 1912, First Edition
£9.00

Watt, D.E.R. And Murray, A.L. (Editors) - Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi Ad Annum 1638

Hardback. A near fine copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xxxi,536. Comprises lists of office-holders in the Scottish church from he late eleventh to the early seventeenth centuries arranged by diocese and giving dates. There is an index of names.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 2003,
£50.00

Webster David - Scottish Highland Games

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 143 pages. Many illustrations. Inmcludes chapters on Highland Dancing, The Bagpipes of Scotland, The Heavy Events etc.
Published : Reprographia, Edinburgh 1973, First Edition
£7.00

Webster David & Dinnie Gordon - Scottish Highland Games

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author. 143pp. Profusely illustrated. A comprehensive study of Scottish Highland Games.
Published : Reprographia, Edinburgh 1973,
£8.00

Webster J. M. And Duncan A. A. M. (Editors) - Regality of Dunfermline Court Book 1531 - 1538

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a little edge chipping. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Pp.x,233. Frontispiece. Three folding maps in pockets (in fact four maps as there are two copies of one!). In addition to a transcript of the Court Book (understood to be the oldest Regality Court Book in existence) there is an Introduction and Notes.
Published : The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust 1953, First Edition
£25.00

Webster J.M. - History of Carnock (Fife)

A near very good copy. Spine a little faded but lettering readable. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xvi,363. Eight illustrations. A history of the parish of Carnock in west Fife. Uncommon.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1938, First Edition
£45.00

Webster Jack - The Dons the History of Aberdeen Football Club

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper with an externally repaired closed tear. 224pp. Illustrated.
Published : Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., London 1978, First Edition
£7.00

Webster Rev. J.M. - Dunfermline Abbey

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 259pp. 11 illustrations. The personal and human history of the Abbey.
Published : The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust 1948, First Edition
£7.00

Weir William - The Weir Group: The History of a Scottish Engineering Legend, 1872-2008

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,254. Illustrated. Described as "an invaluable record of a Scottish engineering legend."
Published : Profile Books, London 2008, First Edition
£10.00

Weir, Tom - Highland Days

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 31 black and white photographs by the author. 141 pages. A near very good dustwrapper which has 2 small closed tears, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A book of the outdoor life, camping and climbing in Highland Scotland in the 1930s.
Published : Gordon Wright, Edinburgh 1984,
£9.00