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Watson George - The Roxburghshire Word-Book: Being a Record of the Special Vernacular Vocabulary of the County of Roxburgh, with an Appendix of Specimens

Hardback. A very good copy in the original maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Pp.vii,[1],344. Loosely inseted is a hand-written note from David Murison, editor of the Scottish National Dictionary, thanking the previous owner of this book for his help regarding the dialect of the Kelso district.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1923, First Edition
£34.00

Watson J. Carmichael (editor) - Gaelic Songs of Mary MacLeod

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Gift inscription and poem of exile "London Scottish" written in ink on front end-papers. Pp.xxxiv,158. Introduction, translation and notes by the editor. This is the first complete collection of the surviving songs of Mary MacLeod, described as "probably the best of our minor Gaelic bards".
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1934, First Edition
£18.00

Watson James - Jedburgh Abbey: Historical and Descriptive

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Unopened. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.x,[2],136. 4 illustrations. "To narrate concisely whatever is at present known of the history of Jedburgh Abbey and its inmates, to ascertain the successive stages of its architectural growth, to trace its decay, and to describe its ruins, is the purpose of the following pages."
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1877, First Edition
£18.00

Watson James - Jedburgh Abbey: Historical and Descriptive

Hardback. A good copy in the original brown cloth which is a little rubbed. Gift inscription. Pp.x,[2],136. 4 illustrations. A little pencil marking in the text. "To narrate concisely whatever is at present known of the history of Jedburgh Abbey and its inmates, to ascertain the successive stages of its architectural growth, to trace its decay, and to describe its ruins, is the purpose of the following pages".
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1877, First Edition
£14.00

Watson John - The Cave-Dweller's Dream and Other Poems

Hardback.. A good copy in publ;isher's black cloth with title in gilt on front board. Lacks all before title page (including frontispiece?).102 pages. Not foxed. Poems in English on a wide variety of subjects e.g. "Peace and War", "On Life and Faith", "To the Highlanders" etc.
Published : William Smith, Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1902, First Edition
£20.00

Watson Nigel - MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd. One Hundred Years A Story of Engineering Artistry

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 160 pages. Illustrated. The story of an engineering company which established a reputation in the field of submarine engineering systems during the First World War, entered the field of naval aviation between the wars and whose helicopter handling systems are now in use with navies around the world.
Published : MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd, Loanhead 1998, First Edition
£18.00

Watson, J. Carmichael (Editor) - Gaelic Songs of Mary MacLeod

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a closed edge tear. Presentatioin label from the Royal Celtic Society pasted to front fixed end-paper. Some light edge foxing. Pp.xxxiv,158. Frontispiece. Corrigenda slip. Text of the songs in Gaelic and English. Introduction and Notes by the editor. "The present book is not only the first edition but even the first complete collection of the surviving songs of the poetess of Harris and Skye."
Published : Blackie & Son, London and Glasgow 1934, First Edition
£30.00

Watson, William J. - The History of the Celtic Placenames of Scotland

Softback. A very good copy. Pp.xx,558. This is a reprint of a work first published in 1926 which has been described as "the greatest source book ever written on the place names of Scotland".
Published : Birlinn, Edinburgh 1993,
£15.00

Watson, William J. - The History of the Celtic Place-Names of Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Some light edge foxing but internally clean. Pp.xx,558. Includes an index of places and tribes and an index of personal names.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
£45.00

Watt Archibald - Highways and Byways Round Kincardine

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little creased and which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.[xiv],504. Colour frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations. Contains "a unique and well-illustrated wealth of information, much of it so far unpublished, on the County of Kincardine."
Published : Gourdas House Publishers, Aberdeen 1985, First Edition
£15.00

Watt Archibald - Highways and Byways Round Kincardine

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,504. Illustrations. Route maps. Colour frontispiece. Described as "a unique and well-illustrated wealth of information, much of it so far unpublished, on the County of Kincardine".
Published : Gourdas House Publishers, Aberdeen 1985, First Edition
£15.00

Watt D. E. R . and Murray A. L. (Editors) - Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi Ad Annum 1638

Hardback. A near fine copy. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxxi,536. "What is offered here are reconstructed lists of office-holders in the Scottish church from the late eleventh to the early seventeenth centuries. ---The bulk of the work is arranged under the headings of the thirteen dioceses of medieval Scotland (together with Edinburgh) arranged in alphabetical order."
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 2003, Revised Edition
£45.00

Watt Francis - The Book of Edinburgh Anecdote

A very good copy. 293pp. + adverts. Frontispiece and 32 illustrations. Chapters on Surgeons and Doctors, The Women of Edinburgh, the Supernatural, Parliament House and Lawyers etc.
Published : T.N. Foulis, London and Edinburgh 1913, Reprint
£9.00

Watt Lauchlan MacLean - Scottish Life and Poetry

Hardback. A good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine. Ownership inscription. Top edge gilt. Pp.viii,509. Errata slip. A survey of Scottish poetry from earliest times.
Published : James Nisbet & Co, London 1912, First Edition
£9.00

Webster David - Scottish Highland Games

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 143 pages. Many illustrations. Inmcludes chapters on Highland Dancing, The Bagpipes of Scotland, The Heavy Events etc.
Published : Reprographia, Edinburgh 1973, First Edition
£7.00

Webster David & Dinnie Gordon - Scottish Highland Games

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author. 143pp. Profusely illustrated. A comprehensive study of Scottish Highland Games.
Published : Reprographia, Edinburgh 1973,
£8.00