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Smith T.B. - British Justice: The Scottish Contribution

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Pp.xii,234. Near very good dustwrapper which is sunned on spine. Not price-clipped. The book is published under the auspices of The Hamlyn Trust.
Published : Stevens & Sons Ltd., London 1961, First Edition
£10.00

Smith, Alexander - Forty Years in Buchan and Banff: 1951-1991

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 309pp + two page glossary. Illustrated. A continuation of the author's autobiography written in the local dialect.
Published : Caledonian Books, Ellon 1991, First Edition
£9.00

Smith, Beverley Ballin (Editor) - Howe : Four Millenia of Orkney Prehistory: Excavations 1978-1982

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A nice, clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xxi,305. Frontispiece and 164 illustrations. 73 tables, some in three microfiches in pockets at end. This is number 9 in the monograph series of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Published : Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£50.00

Smith, Hance D. - The Making of Modern Shetland

Softback. A very good copy in card covers. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 90 pages. 8 illustrations. 4 maps. An introduction to the economic development of Shetland over the three centuries up to the start of the oil boom.
Published : The Shetland Times, Lerwick 1977, First Edition
£12.00

Smith, Iain Crichton - On the Island

Illustrated by Carol Fowke.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. 125 pages. Black and white illustrations. A novel of growing up in the Hebrides.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1979, First Edition
£10.00

Smith, Janet M. - The French Background of Middle Scots Literature

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Boards show a little wear. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xxviii,186. Review of the book pasted to rear end-paper. Chapters on Dunbar, Fables and ballads, Lindsay etc.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
£30.00

Smith, Mrs. J. Srewart - The Grange of St. Giles: The Bass: And the Other Baronial Homes of the Dick-Lauder Family

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xxii,427. Errata leaf. Frontispiece and 22 full-page illustrations. Numerous illustrations in text. A history of the Dick and Lauder families.
Published : Printed for the Author By T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh 1898, First Edition
£25.00

Smith, Rev. William Wye - The Four Gospels in Braid Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. A little wear to spine ends. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.[viii],280. Undated, perhaps1960s? This is a carefully edited reprint of the Four Gospels as they appeared in the third edition of "The New Testament in Braid Scots" published in 1924.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley, First Edition Thus
£15.00

Smith, W. Anderson - Benderloch: Or Notes from the West Highlands

Hardback. A good copy in greenish-blue cloth lettered in gilt and with illustration of Highland scenery on upper board. Spine darkened and showing some wear at ends. Bookplate on front fixed end-paper. Author's presentation copy inscribed as follows: "Mrs. Morgan from yours ever affectionately The Author." Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. 366 pages. The book is in diary form and first appeared in a newspaper. If the book "helps to recall the salt sea brine and the corry, with all their wonders, to the lover of nature, the Notes will have secured their main purpose, and justified their re-appearance."
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1882, First Edition
£35.00

Smith, W. Gordon - Philipson: A Biography of Sir Robin Philipson

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 119 pages. Numerous colour illustrations. Black and white frontispiece. A biographical assessment of the 20th century Scottish artist and his work.
Published : Atelier Books, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£15.00

Smout T. C. (Editor) - Scotland and the Sea

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vii,232. Illustrated. Essays on Scotland's maritime history.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£25.00

Somerville Robert - Dunfermline Sketches and Notes

A very good copy in card covers. In the original plain wrapper which has a chip on the rear panel and some pencilled writing on the front panel. Gift inscription on title page. 42 pages. 21 drawings of Dunfermline scenes with accompanying text.
Published : Herbert T. MacPherson, Dunfermline 1917, First Edition
£15.00

Spottiswoode John (Editor) - Liber S. Marie De Dryburgh: Registrum Cartarum Abbacie Premonstratensis De Dryburgh

Hardback. 4to. A good sound copy in a half-leather binding lettered in gilt on the spine. Moderate rubbing to the boards. Hinges sound. No ownership inscription. A little foxing (especially to the first plate). Pp.lxx,445. 3 plates. Indexes to persons and places. Preface in English. The Register of the Abbey of Dryburgh and the Charters relating to the Abbey are in Latin. The Register is "a record of great value, not only for the information it contains realting to the immediate district in which the Abbey is situated, but also as to the early holdings of lands, churches and patronages in the counties of Fife, Ayr, Lanark and the Lothians."
Published : Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh 1847, First Edition
£200.00

St John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

4to. A good copy of an attractive edition of this favourite title in fawn boards with illustration of a stag on the upper board. Page edges uncut. Ppxxx,472 + adverts. 50 illustrations including 30 tipped-in colour plates by G.Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander. Introduction and Notes by Sir Herbert Maxwell.
Published : T.N. Foulis, London and Edinburgh 1919,
£36.00

St. John Charles - A Tour in Sutherlandshire with Extracts from the Field-Books of a Sportsman and Naturalist (2 Vols. Complete)

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt. Just a little bubbling to the front board of volume one. Previous owner's smallish ex libris plate on the front fixed endpaper of each volume. Not foxed. Pp.xxvi,296; x,374 + 2pp publisher's adverts. 11 full-page plates + tail-pieces. This second edition has a new Appendix on the Fauna of Sutherland by J.A. Harvie-Brown and T.E. Buckley.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1884, Second Edition
£48.00

St. John Charles - Short Sketches of the Wild sports and Natural History of the Highlands

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. A new edition with the author's notes and a memoir by the Rev. M.G. Watkins. Pp.xxiii,319. Many illustrations by Harrison Weir, Charles Whymper and others. A nice edition of a classic.
Published : John Murray, London 1893, Ninth Edition
£25.00

St. John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

Illustrated by G. Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander.
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear at spine ends. A clean copy with little foxing. Pp.xxix,472. Well illustrated including many full-page colour plates. A good edition of this classic work on Highland wild life.
Published : Gurney and Jackson, London 1927,
£15.00

Stainforth, Gordon - The Cuillin : Great Mountain Ridge of Skye

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one smallish edge tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 176 pages. Over 120 colour photographs with accompanying text. A highly regarded book of mountain photography.
Published : Constable, London 1994, First Edition
£50.00

Stair, James Viscount of (Edited By John S. More) - The Institutions of the Law of Scotland, Deduced from Its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighbouring Nations

Hardbacks. 4to. A two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Very good condition with just a little wear to the boards. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Vol. I,pp.xxxiii,1-377,i-cclxxix. Vol. II, pp.ix,378-801,cclxxx-dlxviii. James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, was the greatest of the Institutional Writers of Scots law. This work, first published in 1681, is the foundation work of modern Scots Law. This edition, edited by John Shank More, Advocate, has lengthy Notes by More, an index of cases and an index of matters. [Please note these are heavy volumes which will require extra postage].
Published : Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh 1832, Fifth Edition
£145.00