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Smith, W. Gordon - Philipson: A Biography of Sir Robin Philipson

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 119 pages. Numerous colour illustrations. Black and white frontispiece. A biographical assessment of the 20th century Scottish artist and his work.
Published : Atelier Books, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£15.00

Smout T. C. (Editor) - Scotland and the Sea

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vii,232. Illustrated. Essays on Scotland's maritime history.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£25.00

Somerville Robert - Dunfermline Sketches and Notes

A very good copy in card covers. In the original plain wrapper which has a chip on the rear panel and some pencilled writing on the front panel. Gift inscription on title page. 42 pages. 21 drawings of Dunfermline scenes with accompanying text.
Published : Herbert T. MacPherson, Dunfermline 1917, First Edition
£15.00

Spence Sheila (Editor) - Old Orkney Trades

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. No ownership inscription. A little pencilled side-lining. 80pp + index. Numerous illustrations. This is vol. 5 in the "Aspects of Orkney" series.
Published : The Orkney Press, Kirkwall 1988, First Edition
£20.00

Spiller, Brian - Cardhu The World of Malt Whisky

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. 80 pages. Illustrations. Two maps. The story of a Speyside malt whisky.
Published : John Walker & Sons Ltd., London 1985, First Edition
£20.00

Spottiswoode John (Editor) - Liber S. Marie De Dryburgh: Registrum Cartarum Abbacie Premonstratensis De Dryburgh

Hardback. 4to. A good sound copy in a half-leather binding lettered in gilt on the spine. Moderate rubbing to the boards. Hinges sound. No ownership inscription. A little foxing (especially to the first plate). Pp.lxx,445. 3 plates. Indexes to persons and places. Preface in English. The Register of the Abbey of Dryburgh and the Charters relating to the Abbey are in Latin. The Register is "a record of great value, not only for the information it contains realting to the immediate district in which the Abbey is situated, but also as to the early holdings of lands, churches and patronages in the counties of Fife, Ayr, Lanark and the Lothians."
Published : Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh 1847, First Edition
£200.00

St John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

4to. A good copy of an attractive edition of this favourite title in fawn boards with illustration of a stag on the upper board. Page edges uncut. Ppxxx,472 + adverts. 50 illustrations including 30 tipped-in colour plates by G.Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander. Introduction and Notes by Sir Herbert Maxwell.
Published : T.N. Foulis, London and Edinburgh 1919,
£36.00

St. John Charles - A Tour in Sutherlandshire with Extracts from the Field-Books of a Sportsman and Naturalist (2 Vols. Complete)

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt. Just a little bubbling to the front board of volume one. Previous owner's smallish ex libris plate on the front fixed endpaper of each volume. Not foxed. Pp.xxvi,296; x,374 + 2pp publisher's adverts. 11 full-page plates + tail-pieces. This second edition has a new Appendix on the Fauna of Sutherland by J.A. Harvie-Brown and T.E. Buckley.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1884, Second Edition
£48.00

St. John Charles - Short Sketches of the Wild sports and Natural History of the Highlands

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. A new edition with the author's notes and a memoir by the Rev. M.G. Watkins. Pp.xxiii,319. Many illustrations by Harrison Weir, Charles Whymper and others. A nice edition of a classic.
Published : John Murray, London 1893, Ninth Edition
£25.00

St. John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

Illustrated by G. Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander.
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear at spine ends. A clean copy with little foxing. Pp.xxix,472. Well illustrated including many full-page colour plates. A good edition of this classic work on Highland wild life.
Published : Gurney and Jackson, London 1927,
£15.00

Stainforth, Gordon - The Cuillin : Great Mountain Ridge of Skye

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one smallish edge tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 176 pages. Over 120 colour photographs with accompanying text. A highly regarded book of mountain photography.
Published : Constable, London 1994, First Edition
£50.00

Stair, James Viscount of (Edited By John S. More) - The Institutions of the Law of Scotland, Deduced from Its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighbouring Nations

Hardbacks. 4to. A two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Very good condition with just a little wear to the boards. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Vol. I,pp.xxxiii,1-377,i-cclxxix. Vol. II, pp.ix,378-801,cclxxx-dlxviii. James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, was the greatest of the Institutional Writers of Scots law. This work, first published in 1681, is the foundation work of modern Scots Law. This edition, edited by John Shank More, Advocate, has lengthy Notes by More, an index of cases and an index of matters. [Please note these are heavy volumes which will require extra postage].
Published : Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh 1832, Fifth Edition
£145.00

Steel Pamela (With Photographs By Sarah MacDonald) - The Singing Forest: An Anthology Inspired by the Black Wood of Rannoch

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper but with a gift inscription on the title page. 96 pages. Attractive illustrations and superb photographs, mostly in colour. An evocation of an iconic native pinewood.
Published : Loch Cottage Press 2004, First Edition
£25.00

Steel Tom - The Life and Death of St. Kilda

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Illustrated endpapers. Many black and white photographs. 135 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is price clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : The National Trust for Scotland, Edinburgh 1965, First Edition
£9.00

Steers J.A. - The Coastline of Scoltland

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar, although price-clipped dustwraper. Pp.xv,335. 68 illustrations. Lacks the geological map at end. (This is frequently missing). "A comprehensive survey of the nature and physiography of the coastline of mainland Scotland and the islands which border it".
Published : Cambridge University Press 1973, First Edition
£15.00

Stenhouse William - The Scots Musical Museum Originally Published By James Johnson with Illustrations of the Lyric Poetry and Music of Scotland By William Stenhouse -Two Volumes Complete

Hardbacks. A good two volume set in red cloth. Spines a bit faded and spotted but lettering clear. In a rather worn box. Clean internally with no foxing, ownership inscription or other marking. Vol. I, pp. xxiii,viii,cxxxiv,vi,620. Vol.II,pp.540,xxxiv. This is a facsimile reproduction of the four volume edition of 1853 with a new foreword by Henry George Farmer.
Published : Folklore Associates, Hatboro, Pennsylvania 1962,
£80.00

Stephen Rev. R.M. (Edited By Morison Rev. R.) - Glimpses of Portrona Being Pictures True to Life of Stornoway People of a Generation Well Nigh Past

Hardback. Nd. 1920s? A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. The front end-papers show the remains of a label and a pocket indicating a library provenance but there are no other library markings. Pp.vii,280. Portrait frontispiece. Reminiscences of Stornoway and its people followed by poetical reflections. Includes also a biographical sketch of the author by the editor. Uncommon.
Published : William Grant Stornoway Gazette, First Edition
£50.00