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Shaw David - Tragedy of the Salmon: The Scottish Fishery and the 1986 Salmon Act

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Just a little bumped to lower board tips. Pp.xiv,341. Illustrations, maps and tables. A study of the decline of the wild Atlantic salmon and what might be done to remedy the situation.
Published : The Hillfield Press 1995, First Edition
£10.00

Shaw Margaret Fay - Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on trhe upper board. Lacks dustwrapper. A little light edge foxing. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiv,290. 32 illustrations. Map. Includes 109 songs with music. Also includes prayers, ballads, proverbs and sayings, old cures, recipes for dyeing wool etc. An interesting and highly regarded book.
Published : Routledge and Kegan Paul, London 1955, First Edition
£25.00

Shaw, Frances J. - The Northern and Western Islands of Scotland : Their Economy and Society in the Seventeenth Century

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.ix,270. 5 maps. 6 tables. A study of the 17th century economy and social structure of the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1980, First Edition
£20.00

Shaw, Frances J. - The Northern and Western Islands of Scotland : Their Economy and Society in the Seventeenth Century

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Date stamped on half-title but no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,270. Maps. Tables. A study of the economy and social structure of the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland in the 17th century.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1980, First Edition
£18.00

Shaw, John - Water Power in Scotland, 1550-1870

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Somje edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xi,606. 128 figures. 12 tables. "The aim of this work is to establish the spatial and chronological development of the water mill in Scotland and to relate this to innovations in technology, impact on the landscape, the rise of steam power and the overall evolution of the Scottish economy."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd, Edinburgh 1984, First Edition
£32.00

Shaw, Jonny - The Bridges of Strathcarron and the Magic Fishery They Span

Hardback. A fine copy in pictorial boards. A small label states this is no. 178 of a limited first edition but the limitation is not given. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Numerous illustrations and maps mostly in colour. A book about fishing for salmon on the Strathcarron Fishery, Kyle of Sutherland.
Published : CPD Amat 2014, First Edition
£30.00

Shearer John A. - Antiquities of Strathearn, with Historical and Traditionary Tales and Biographical Sketches of Celebrated Individuals Belonging to the District

Hardback. 16mo. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.[vi],94. This is a reprint of the first edition of 1836.
Published : D. Philips, Crieff 1881, Reprint
£30.00

Shepherd Thomas - Rare Engravings of Old Edinburgh

4to. A very good copy. Softback. Unpaginated. Approx. 100pp. This is a collection of Shepherd's drawings of Edinburgh which were originally published in 1829 as "Modern Athens", together with the accompanying text.
Published : Lang Syne Publishers Ltd. 1980,
£12.00

Shire Helena Mennie - Song, Dance and Poetry of the Court of Scotland Under King James VI

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has one very small closed edge tear. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,286. Frontispiece and four plates. 16 musical illustrations. "A series of linked studies of the character, origins and history of the court-song of Renaissance Scotland, with substantial critical discussion of poets, musicians and court culture generally."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1969, First Edition
£20.00

Sime John (Editor) - James, First Marquess of Montrose 1612-1650

Hardback. A very good copy in a fine leather binding profusely and attractively decorated in gilt and incorporating the Royal Coat of Arms. Some fading to spine and a little wear to spine ends. Still in the original box which is now in rather poor condition. Top edge gilt. Red end-papers. This is no. 47 of 320 copies. Pp.lx,[4], 157. Frontispiece. The preliminaries include a "Note on the Binding" by Cyril Davenport and a biographical sketch by the editor of Montrose and Bishop Wishart. This book is an abridged translation of Bishop Wishart's "History of the Kings Majesties Affairs in Scotland" under Montrose.
Published : F. E. Robinson & Co, London 1903, First Edition Thus
£45.00

Simmons Moira - The Scottish Licensed Trade Association 1880-1980 : The Centenary History

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.v,124. 38 illustrations. An account of the first 100 years of the Association.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£25.00

Simpson A. Nicol - Sketches in Angus: Being a Series of Papers on the Natural History of Forfarshire

Hardback. A good copy in rather soiled yellow cloth with paper title label on spine. Some browning to end-papers but otherwise quite clean and with no ownership inscription. 248 pages.
Published : Printed at The Arbroath Herald Office, Arbroath 1894, First Edition
£40.00

Simpson Bert - Humorous Caithness Sketches: a Delightful Series of Illustrated Jokes; with Introduction and Memoir

Softback. A very good copy. This is a modern reprint of a book of jokes first published in 1925. 45 pages + memoir and Introduction. The reprint is undated and gives no publisher.
Published : ,
£7.00

Simpson Myrtle - Skisters the Story of Scottish Skiing

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. In a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 160 pages. Many illustrations.
Published : Landmark Press, Carrbridge 1982, First Edition
£10.00

Simpson Myrtle - Skisters the Story of Scottish Skiing

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 160 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations.
Published : Landmark Press, Carrbridge 1982, First Edition
£10.00

Simpson T. B. - Right Left

Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original boards. Leather title-pieces. Top edges gilt. Ownership inscription in each volume of a former Scottish judge. 986 pages. This is a day-to-day account of the war years from the outbreak of war in September 1939 to victory in Europe in May 1945. The author was, I think, an Edinburgh advocate, Thomas Blantyre Simpson. Much of the diary consists of the day-to-day news of the war but there is also much of "home front" interest, particularly relating to Edinburgh. A scarce book.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Edinburgh, First Edition
£40.00

Simpson W. Douglas - Dundarg Castle a History of the Site and a Record of the Excavations in 1950 and 1951

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which is slightly torn/chipped at head of spine. Small ownership label on front end-paper. Some paper adhesion (from wrapper) to upper board. Pp.xii,95. Illustrations. Text figures. Includes a full historical account of the castle and a full account of the excavations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£7.00

Simpson W. Douglas - Dunstaffnage Castle and the Stone of Destiny

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,136. 16 plates. 3 figures. The legendary lore, architectural importance and history from the 13th century onwards of Dunstaffnage Castle with a final chapter on the history of the Stone of Destiny and its traditional associations with Dunstaffnage.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1958, First Edition
£10.00

Simpson W. Douglas - On Certain Saints and Professor Watson

A very good copy. Softcover. 33 pages. This is the author's response to a detailed criticism by Professor W.J. Watson of his book "The Historical Saint Columba".
Published : Milne & Hutchison, Aberdeen 1928, First Edition
£15.00