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Seton, George - The Law and Practice of Heraldry in Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Rear hinges tender. Pp.xxvii,548 + list of subscribers and publisher's adverts. 14 tissue-guarded plates including four in colour. 105 woodcuts in the text. A comprehensive account of heraldry in Scotland.
Published : Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1863, First Edition
£140.00

Shankie David - The Parish of Colinton from an Early Period to the Present Day

Hardback. A near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Some foxing/browning to end-papers. 170 pages. Frontispiece and other illustrations.The lore of the parish of Colinton in Edinburgh.
Published : John Wilson, Edinburgh 1902, First Edition
£25.00

Sharp James J. - The Flower of Scotland: a History of Scottish Monarchy

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 192pp. 33 illustrations. The story of Scottish monarchs from Kenneth MacAlpin to James VI.
Published : Melven Press, Perth 1981, First Edition
£6.00

Sharp L.W. (Editor) - Early Lettters of Robert Wodrow 1698-1709

Hardback. Ex Western Isles Library with withdrawn stamps and number in white on spine but otherwise a decent copy. Some spine lean. Pp.lvi,332.
Published : Printed at the University Press By T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1937, First Edition
£15.00

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 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, 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, 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

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

Shepherd, Ian - Gordon : An Illustrated Architectural Guide

Softback. A very good, clean, copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 224 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. An invaluable guide to the architecture of the Gordon District of Aberdeenshire.
Published : The Rutland Press, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£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 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 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