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Simpson W. Douglas - The Castle of Bergen and the Bishop's Palace at Kirkwall a Study in Early Norse Architecture

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips/tears. Small ownerhip label on front end-paper. Pp.xii,77. Frontispiece and 30 illustrations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1961, First Edition
£15.00

Simpson W. Douglas - The Historical Saint Columba

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is slightly faded on spine. Sellotape mark on f.e.p. 125pp. Frontispiece. First published in 1927 this edition is thoroughly revised.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1963, Third Edition
£6.00

Simpson W. Douglas (Editor) - The Viking Congress Lerwick, July 1950

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few chips. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxvi,294. 28 illustrations. Reproduces the principal papers delivered at the Congress which focussewd on the Norse occupation of the northern isles of Scotland. Papers on brochs, Shetland folk-tales, castles of Shetland, udal law, Shetland sea language etc.
Published : Published for the University of Aberdeen By Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition
£28.00

Simpson, Bro. William - History of St. Stephen's Lodge, Edinburgh No. 145 Written & Compiled to Commemorate Its Ter-Jubilee (1777-1927)

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Boards a little marked. No ownership inscription. Light edge foxing. 94 pages. Illustrated. Appendices include a Roll of Honour and a "List of Past Right Worshipful Masters." The history of an Edinburgh masonic lodge.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1927, First Edition
£35.00

Simpson, Grant G. - Scottish Handwriting, 1150-1650: An Introduction to the Reading of Documents

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a couple of marks on the front panel and a little edge wear and tear. Neat ownership inscription on the front free end-paper. Pp.viii,140. Numerous illustrations of old handwriting. "The body of this study consists of facsimile texts, each facing a detailed transcript and commentary." Loosely laid in are (I) a list of some common forms of abbreviation in medieval and early modern handwriting and (2) a sheet entitled "A Briefe Alphabet, of Current Single and Double Letters."
Published : Bratton Publishing Ltd, Edinburgh 1973, First Edition
£18.00

Sinclair Alexander - Fifty Years of Newspaper Life 1845-1895: Being Chiefly Reminiscences of That Time

A good copy in ochre cloth lettered in gilt. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Thomas Reid who was the Herald's chief reporter in 1897. Bookplate of the Institute of Accountants and Actuaries in Glasgow. 207pp. Illustrated. Newspaper life in Glasgow in the latter half of the 19th century.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Glasgow 1897, First Edition
£50.00

Sinclair John - Scenes and Stories of the North of Scotland

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original cloth which is decorated on the upper board. Small label of previous owner on front fixed end-paper. Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. 242 pages. Three coloured and eight lithograph illustrations. Chapters on Lewis, Assynt, Caithness Coast,the Town of Thurso, the Shetland Islands etc.
Published : James Thin, Edinburgh 1891, New Edition
£30.00

Sinclair Sir John (editor) - The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799: Vol. I General

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp i-.lxxiv,432,lxxv-lxxvii. This volume "contains all the material not pertaining to a specific county, and also the university accounts, together with a new general introduction to the whole series--."
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1983, First Edition Thus
£22.00

Sinclair, Colin - The Thatched Houses of the Old Highlands

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has smallish edge tears and which is a little marked on the rear panel. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 78 pages + 32 plates at end reproducing photographs of the Hebridean type, the Skye type and the Dalriadic type of Highland thatched cottage. There are also eleven pages of sketches of old houses with furniture and implements. Described as "A contribution to the social history of the old Highlands" the book tells of the way of life of the people in addition to the technical particulars of their houses.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1953, First Edition
£30.00

Sinclair, Sir John (Editor); Withrington Donald J and Grant Ian R. (General Editors) - The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799 Volume II the Lothians

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xliv[ii],827 + index. Maps. This reprint of the First Statistical Account has a new introduction by T.C. Smout and groups the entries by county.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd, Wakefield 1975, First Edition Thus
£35.00

Sinton, Rev. Thomas - Family and Genealogical Sketches

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards which show some superficial damp-marking. Very good internally. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 67 pages. Comprises an Introductory chapter (which includes poetry in Gaelic and English), followed by sections on the author's lineage, each with text and a family tree, the families being; The Stewarts of Kynnachan; Stewarts of Ballechin; the Lindsays of Evelick; the Crichtons; the Mercers of Aldie; the MacPhails or Campbells; followed by an Appendix. A scarce item in first edition.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Inverness 1911, First Edition
£50.00

Skea Bessy - Countrywoman's Calendar

Softback. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. Some edge and rear end-paper foxing but otherwise clean internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 60 pages. A collection of month by month essays on country life in Orkney. Introduction by George MacKay Brown.
Published : W.R. Mackintosh "The Kirkwall Press", Kirkwall Orkney 1962, First Edition
£12.00

Skene, Sir John (Editor) - Regiam Majestatem Scotiae Veteres Leges et Constitutiones -----

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with new end-papers. Board tips worn. Stain on upper board. Previous owners' small inscriptions on title page (one 19th century and one earlier). Brown stain towards the foot of a number of pages which, however, remain perfectly readable. Includes (a) the four books of Regiam Majestatem; (b) Quoniam Attachiamenta; (c) Leges et Consuetudines Burgorum; and Acts of Scottish kings from Malcolm II to Robert III. There are also two indices. Regiam Majestatem dates from the early 14th century and is the earliest surviving comprehensive digest of the Law of Scotland. Quoniam Attachiamenta is now thought to date from the later 14th century and deals chiefly with Scots legal procedure in that period. Text in Latin. Photographs available on request.
Published : Thomas Finlayson, Edinburgh 1609,
£375.00

Skinner Robert T. - A Notable Family of Scots Printers

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Inscribed presentation copy from the author and with his compliments slip pasted to the front end-paper. Pp.[ix],98. 12 plates including tissue-guarded frontispiece of Donaldson's Hospital. The book concerns the Donaldson family of Edinburgh. Donaldson's Hospital was founded by the generosity of a member of the family, James Donaldson, a printer and bookseller, who, in 1830 left his fortune to fund the construction and maintenance of the building.
Published : Printed Privately By T. & A. Constable Ltd., Edinburgh 1927, First Edition
£25.00

Slack Harry D. - Studies on Loch Lomond 1

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.x,133. 4 plates. 3 maps. 21 figures. Describes the topography and waters of the loch with its fauna from plankton to snails and midges and the unique "freshwater herring" or powan.
Published : Published for the University Of Glasgow By Blackie & Son Ltd., Glasgow 1957, First Edition
£15.00

Slaven Anthony and Checkland Sydney (Editors) - Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography 1860-1960 Volume I The Staple Industries

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,496. Illustrated. Biographies of Scottish business entrepreneurs grouped in major business sectors with an introductory essay on each sector. "described as "a major work of reference and a first attempt to compile a history of business in Scotland --" This volume includes extractive industries, metals, engineering, shipbuilding etc.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1986, First Edition
£35.00

Slaven Anthony and Checkland Sydney (Editors) - Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography: 1860-1960. Volume 2 Processing, Distribution, Services

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,447. Illustrated. Biographies of Scottish businessmen/ industrialists in such fields as food drink and tobacco, timber and furniture, transport and communication, banking insurance and finance etc.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1990, First Edition
£30.00

Slaven Anthony and Checkland Sydney (Editors) - Dictionary of Scottish Business Biography: Volume I The Staple Industries

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has one half-inch tear in the rear panel. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,496. Illustrated. Contains biographies of Scottish businessmen/industrialists in the main industries such as shipbuilding, metals, textiles, extractive industries etc.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1986, First Edition
£30.00

Sloan J.M. - The Carlyle Country with a Study of Carlyle's Life

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in dark greenish-blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pp.xiv,283. Many illustrations. A book about Thomas Carlyle and his native countryside of Ecclefechan and Annandale.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1904, First Edition
£50.00