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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

Simpson, W. Douglas - Saint Ninian and the Origins of the Christian Church in Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows some fading and marking and with minor edge tears. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,112. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Two folding maps at rear.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1940, First Edition
£28.00

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 Catherine - Scotland and the Scotch; or, the Western Circuit

A fair copy. Spine ends a little chipped. Hinges have beeen strengthened with sellotape. Ownership inscriptions. Pp.viii,348. An account of a journey through the West Highlands before the days of mass tourism.
Published : William Whyte & Co, Edinburgh 1840, First Edition
£25.00

Sinclair Donald - The History of the Aberdeen Volunteers Embracing Also Some Account of the Early Volunteers of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little edge wear. End-papers browned but a very decent copy internally as well as externally. Pp.xxii,[1],387. Many illustrations. List of subscribers. Part 1 of the book deals with military volunteers in Aberdeen from earliest times up to the Battle of Trafalgar. Part II deals with the volunteer movement in Aberdeen after 1859.
Published : Aberdeen Daily Journal Office 1907, First Edition
£150.00

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 Sir John (editor) - The Statistical Account of Scotland Drawn Up from the Communications of the Ministers of the Different Parishes Volume Seventh

A very good copy in a modern brown cloth binding lettered in gilt on the spine. New end-papers. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. This volume gives an account of 55 Scottish parishes. The first Statistical Account is an incomparable source work for those interested in Scottish history.
Published : William Creech, Edinburgh 1793, First Edition
£50.00

Sinclair Sir John (editor) - 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 foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xliv,827 + Index. Maps. New Introduction by T. C. Smout. This reprint of the original 18th century Statistical Account regroups the entries by county.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1975, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Sinclair Sir John (editor) - The Statistical Account of Scotland, 1791-1799 Volume XIII Angus

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xliii,675. This volume of the modern facsimile reprint of the first Statistical Account of Scotland has a new introduction by Bruce Lenman.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1976, Reprint
£24.00

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

Skene, William Forbes (Editor) - Memorials of the Family of Skene of Skene from the Family Papars with Other Illustrative Documents

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No. 441 of 525 copies. No ownership inscription. Only a little foxing. Pp.xv,269 + errata page + 38pp Reports of Committees of the New Spalding Club. 14 illustrations (including 6 full-page). A history of the ancient Aberdeenshire family of Skene of Skene and the families which descend from them.
Published : New Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1887, First Edition
£80.00

Skinner Basil - The House on the Bridge

Softback. A very good copy. Signed by the author and by a previous owner. This is a 12 page illustrated pamphlet about Kirkbrae House on Dean Bridge in Edinburgh by a well-known Edinburgh architect. A magazine article about the house is loosely inserted.
Published : Pavilion Press, Edinburgh 1982, First Edition
£8.00

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