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Tranter Nigel - The Stone

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some edge foxing. 221 pages. A story about the discovery of the "real" Stone of Destiny and the fight to keep it in Scotland.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1958, First Edition

Tranter Nigel - Warden of the Queen's March

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 352 pages. A story of one man's dedicated service and loyalty to Mary Queen of Scots in one of the most testing periods of Scottish history.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1989, First Edition

Tranter Nigel G. - The Gilded Fleece

A very good copy in a good, almost complete, dustwrapper with some rubbing to spine and at foldover. This is a nice, clean copy of the first reprint without foxing or ownership inscription. Quite a difficult early title dealing with the Highland Clearances.
Published : Ward, Lock & Co, London 1943, Reprint

Tranter Nigel G. - Watershed

A very good copy without dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author, signed by him at Aberlady, Christmas 1941. The boards are unmarked and the book is not foxed. 253pp + adverts. Map.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1941, First Edition

Tranter, Nigel; Cyprien, Michael - A Traveller's Guide to the Scotland of Robert the Bruce

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A touch of wear at spine ends and a little rubbing to lower board. A clean copy internally with no foxing or ownership inscription. 128 pages. Many photographs by Michael Cyprien. Mainly a gazetteer to sites connected with King Robert the Bruce together with 8 special articles on weaponry and armour, knighthood and chivalry etc.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1985, First Edition

Traquair Peter - Freedom's Sword

A near-fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Ends a little bumped. 352pp. Colour illus. Scotland's wars of independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries and the stories of Wallace and Bruce.
Published : Roberts Rinehart 1998, First Edition

Trenholme Edward Craig - The Story of Iona

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Stamp of "The Ladies' Caledonian Club" on front free end-paper but no other markings. Some foxing to half-title but otherwise a clean copy. Pp.xv,173 + 2pp publishers' adverrts.40 full-page photographic illustrations. 9 drawings in he text. 4 maps and plans. A history of Iona together with its topography with chapteres on the cathedral, carved stones etc. Appendices on the Gaelic place-names of Iona, St. Columba's hymn, an old Irish poem and the island of Staffa.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1909, First Edition

Tullibardine the Marchioness of and macDonald Jane C.C. - A Military History of Perthshire 1899-1902 ---with a Roll of the Perthshire Men of the Present Day Who Have Seen Active Service Under the British Flag

Hardback. 4to. A fair copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some fading to spine and soiling to boards. Browning to end-papers. No ownershjip inscription .Pp.xxi,316. Frontispiece and four illustrations + many pages of portraits of officers, non-commissioned officers and men. 6 maps and plans. A few pages (especially page 242) have tears which have been repaired by sellotape. A few other pages have small edge tears. Contains much biographical material on Perthshire men who fought in the Second Boer War.
Published : R.A. & J. Hay, Perth 1908, First Edition

Turner George - The Ancient Forestry and the Extinct Industries of Argyllshire and Parts of the Adjacent Counties

Softback. A good copy in stapled paper covers which show some soiling to the edges. No date or publisher given. Perhaps 1920s/1930s. 35 pages. A look at the forest industries of Argyllshire, particularly iron-making.
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Turnock David - Patterns of Highland Development

A good copy in blue cloth. Browning to top of lower board. Small ownership inscription. Internally very good. Pp.xiii,272. 32 plates. Looks at economic development in the Highlands from 1815 onwards.
Published : Macmillan, London 1970, First Edition

Turreff Gavin - Antiquarian Gleanings from Aberdeenshire Records

Hardback. A good plus copy in blind-decorated maroon cloth. Spine lettering a little rubbed. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xv,304. Frontispiece. Ink or pencil lining or writing on a very few pages. This is a compilation of entries from books and newspapers which is intended to comprise "a narrative of the most striking events which have happened in the Town and County of Aberdeen for the last three hundred years, as well as the manners and customs of our forefathers described in their own quaint but graphic language."
Published : George & Robert King, Aberdeen 1859, First Edition

Twydell Dave - Rejected F. C. Of Scotland Volume I Edinburgh & the South

Hardback. A very good copy in yellow laminated boards lettered and decorated in red. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 288 pages. Maps and illustrations. This is a history of ex-Scottish League clubs. Included in this volume are Nithsdale Wanderers, Peebles Rovers, Leith Athletic etc.
Published : Yore Publications 1992, First Edition

Tytler Sarah and Watson J.L. - The Songstresses of Scotland

A good copy in half leather. Two volumes in one. 328pp + 334pp. This is a book about the songstresses rather than a book of songs although examples are given. Not common.
Published : Strahan & Co, London 1871, First Edition

Upton, Brian - Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,247. Numerous figures including colour. A study of the part played by volcanoes in the making of Scotland's landscape.
Published : Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh 2004, First Edition

Urquhart Sir Thomas (Edited By Richard Boston) - The Admirable Urquhart Selected Writings

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Embossed stamp of previous owner on front end-paper. 205 pages. Illustrated. A lengthy biographical Introduction is followed by extracts from Urquhart's works.
Published : Gordon Fraser, London 1975, First Edition

Urquhart, Sir Thomas of Cromartie - A Challenge from Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromartie

Softcover. A very good copy in light grey covers lettered in dark blue. No ownership inscription. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xxxiii,14. 4 illustrations. This is no. 4 of the Luttrell reprints.
Published : Printed for the Luttrell Society By Basil Blackwell 1948,

Vernon Edward - Glen Etive Sketches

Softback. A fair copy only as the front cover is quite badly marked and as the covers have come loose from the contents. 24 pages. Illustration on title page. Comprises six "sketches" entitled "An Introduction to our Glen," "The Spirits of the Glen," "Life in the Glen," The Romance of the Glen," "Sundays in the Glen," and "Farewell to the Glen." The sketches were reprinted from the Arbroath Herald of 1913/14. Not a nice copy but very scarce.
Published : Published for Private Circulation Only, First Edition Thus

Vernon J.J. And McNairn J. - Pictures Frrom the Past of Auld Hawick

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in light grey cloth lettered in black. Some wrinkling to cloth. Lacks top third of blank front end-paper. 144 pages. Many illustrations. Aspects of life in Hawick in the early-mid 19th century.
Published : Vair & McNairn, Hawick 1911, First Edition