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Ross William C. A. - The Royal High School

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pp.viii,148. 14 illustrations. A book about Edinburgh's Royal High School rather than an official history of the school.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
£10.00

Roughead William - Bad Companions

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Front board a bit marked. Internally very good and with the ownership inscription of a former Scottish judge. Pp.xiii,301. Frontispiece and eight illustrations. A mixed bag of Scots and English crimes by a master story-teller.
Published : W. Green & Son, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition
£20.00

Roughead William - Glengarry's Way and Other Studies

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xv,307 + 3pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece (of Lord Braxfield) and eight illustrations. Essays on Scottish true crimes plus an essay on Lord Braxfield all told in the author's attractive and inimitable style.
Published : W. Green & Son, Edinburgh 1922, First Edition
£18.00

Roughead William - Glengarry's Way and Other Studies

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xv,307. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. Essays mostly on Scottish crimes but including an essay on Lord Braxfield.
Published : W. Green & Son, Edinburgh 1922, First Edition
£18.00

Roughead William - Malice Domestic

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Inscription on front end-paper of a Scottish judge. Pp.xv,309. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations.
Published : W. Green & Son, Edinburgh 1928, First Edition
£20.00

Roughead William - Rogues Walk Here

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth which is faded on the spine (although the lettering is readable). Very good internally with no foxing and only a pencilled ownership inscription (of a former Scottish judge). Pp.xv,301. Frontispiece and four illustrations. Essays on (mostly) Scottish crimes of days gone by in the author's beautifully simple style.
Published : Cassell, London 1934, First Edition
£28.00

Rush, Christopher - Into the Ebb : A New Collection of East Neuk Stories

Softback. A very good copy in illustrated covers. No inscriptions. 213 pages. "In this latest collection of stories, Christopher Rush's poetic imagination continues to push back the literary frontiers as it explores every nook and cranny of his East Neuk of Fife, where all the stories are set."
Published : Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen 1989, First Edition
£6.00

Rusk J. M. - History of the Parish and Abbey of Glen Luce with a Historical Commentary on the Settlement of the Romans in Galloway and the Introduction of Christianity Into Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed on front end-paper "With the author's compliments" followed by his initials. Pp.xv,147. 14 illustrations. Folding map at end.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition
£30.00

Rusk J.M. - History of the Parish and Abbey of Glen Luce with a Historical Commentary on the Settlement of the Romans in Galloway and the Introduction of Christianity to Scotland

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership and gift inscription. A clean copy without foxing. Pp.xv,147. 14 illustrations. Folding map.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1930, First Edition
£25.00

Russell James - Reminiscences of Yarrow

Illustrated by Tom Scott.
4to. A good copy in rather dull green boards which are lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. No.22 of 425 copies of the edition de luxe. List of subscribers at end. Pp.xxi,[3],340,vii. Frontispiece and 12 full-page illustrations. 8 illustrations in text.
Published : George Lewis & Son, Selkirk 1894, Edition De Luxe
£35.00

Russell Valerie - Shetland Ponies

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 224 pages. Many black and white illustrations. Map.
Published : Whittet Books Ltd, Stowmarket, Suffolk 1998, Reprint
£12.00

Russell William - A History of Craigmillar Park Golf Club 1895-1995

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good plus dustwrapper which has one three-quarter inch tear on the rear panel. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[viii],95. Numerous plates, mostly in colour. The history of an Edinburgh golf club.
Published : Craigmillar Park Golf Club, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£20.00

Ruthen, Lord - Some Particulars of the Life of David Riccio, Chief Favourite of Mary, Queen of Scots. To Which is Added the Relation of His Death, Written By the Lord Ruthen, One of the Principals Concerned in That Action

Hardback. Small 4to. A good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Spine fairly heavly rubbed but title lettering clear. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Marbled end-papers. Fairly heavy foxing to end-papers and frontispiece but otherwise quite clean. 35pp + one page Notes. Frontispiece of Riccio (or Rizio). Printer's device on title page.
Published : Robert Triphook, London 1815, First Edition
£75.00

Rutherford or Cockburn, Mrs. Alison (Notes By T. Craig-Brown) - Letters and Memoir of Her Own Life By Mrs. Alison Rutherford of Cockburn Also "felix" a Biographical Sketch and Various Songs

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Black end-papers. Ownership inscription on half-title. Not foxed. Pp.xxxii,281. 10 illustrations. The letters and memoir of an 18th century Scots lady who was a friend of many eminent Scots including David Hume, Rovert Burns and Sir Waler Scott, who said she "spoke both wittily and well; and maintained an extensive correpondence which, if it continues to exist, must contain many things highly curious and interesting."
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1900, First Edition
£50.00

Saint Columba (ascribed to): Translated By Edwin Morgan - The Maker on High

A fine copy in green sewn wrappers lettered in black. This is no. 134 of 300 copies and is signed by Edwin Morgan. An eight page poem ascribed from a very early date to Saint Columba. The poem is described as "a concentrated, relentless blast of fearful praise for the "altus prosator" of the opening line. Text in Latin and English.
Published : The Mariscat Press, Glasgow 1997, First Edition Thus
£28.00

Salmon Isabel - Looking Back at Caithness

Nd. c. 1975? Softcover. 20 pages. Poetry by an exile from Caithness, with some poems in English and others in the Caithness dialect.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition
£7.00

Salmon, Thomas James - Borrowstounness and District Being Historical Sketches of Kinneil, Carriden and Bo'ness c. 1550-1850

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Fairly heavy edge foxing but largely clean internally. Pp.xi,476. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations. The history of a West Lothian parish.
Published : William Hodge & Co, Edinburgh and London 1913, First Edition
£65.00

Sandeman R.G. - A Mountaineer's Journal

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has minor chipping at top of the spine and a two inch closed edge tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 168 pages. 14 illustrations. A miscellany of British mountaineering experiences mainly in the Highlands of Scotland but also including chapters on Wales.
Published : The Druid Press, Carmarthen 1948, First Edition
£20.00

Sanderson Robert - Frae the Lyne Valley Poems and Sketches

Hardback. A very good copy in light grey cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Browning to end-papers. 167 pages. Includes a chapter entitled "Reminiscences of Notable Characters Connected with Carlops."
Published : J. and R. Parlane, Paisley 1888, First Edition
£15.00

Sandison, Alexander - Tracing Ancestors in Shetland

Softback. A very good copy. Small ownership label. 51 pages. Map.
Published : T. and J. Manson, Lerwick 1972, First Edition
£14.00