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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

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

Small John W. - Scottish Architectural Details

Folio. A fair copy in cream cloth lettered in red. Some "bubbling" to cloth on front cover. Top edge gilt. One of 400 copies. A good copy internally. 65 plates illustrating aspects of Scots architecture with text accompanying each plate.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1901,
£50.00

Small, Alan; Thomas, Charles; Wilson, David Mackenzie - St Ninian's Isle and Its Treasure

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set in good price-clipped dustwrappers which show some edgewear and minor chipping. A clean set without foxing or ownership inscription. Vol.1, Text, x,193. Vol.2, Illustrations, xi, 57 plates and 42 figures and maps. This is the definitive account of the excavation of St. Ninian's Isle, Shetland in 1958 with an extended description of the treasure discovered.
Published : Published for the University of Aberdeen By Oxford University Press 1973, First Edition
£50.00

Smart J. S. - James MacPherson an Episode in Literature

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Some browning to end-papers and ownership inscription on front end-paper but otherwise clean internally. Pp.ix,224 + 12pp publisher's adverts. A study of the authenticity of MacPherson's Ossianic poetry. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : David Nutt, London 1905, First Edition
£28.00

Smiles Samuel - The Life of a Scotch Naturalist Thomas Edward Associate of the Linnean Society

A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Gift inscription. Pp.xxxv,392. Illustrated.
Published : John Murray, London 1905, Popular Edition
£7.00

Smith Charles J. - Historic South Edinburgh

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,402. Numerous illustrations. This new edition includes the four volumes of the first edition. It has been revised and updated with much new research and information. The story over a period of eight centuries of the growth of the South Side of Edinburgh.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 2000, New Edition
£14.00

Smith Charles J. - Historic South Edinburgh Volumes One and Two

Both volumes very good without dustwrapper. Vol.1 is a first edition of 1978 and vol.2 is a reprint of 1982. 548pp with many illustrations.
Published : Charles Skilton Ltd, Edinburgh,
£10.00

Smith David B. - Curling: An Illustrated History

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.vii,232. 16 colour plates. 183 black and white illustrations. Described as "a full record of the long and interesting history" of curling.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£15.00

Smith Iain Crichton - The Tenement

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 159pp.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1985, First Edition
£6.00

Smith Iain Crichton - The Village

A very good copy. Paperback. 113pp. Short stories
Published : Club Leabhar, Inverness 1976, First Edition
£9.00

Smith John ( Edited By Sir James Balfour Paul) - Monumental Inscriptions in St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh [Newer Portion]

Hardback. Slim 8vo. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.iv,101. Folding plan. Index. Includes more than 1000 mainly 19th century inscriptions. "The great majority of the inscriptions are to the memory of more or less distinguished citizens of Edinburgh."
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1919, First Edition
£30.00

Smith Mrs. J. Stewart - The Grange of St. Giles the Bass; and the Otherbaronial Homes of the Dick-Lauder Family

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Some wear to spine ends and board tips. Top edge gilt. Pp.xxii,.427. Many illustrations. The story of the Dick and Lauder families and their family homes.
Published : Printed for the Author By T and A Constable, Edinburgh 1898, First Edition
£20.00