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Strawhorn John - The History of Prestwick

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,278. Numerous illustrtions, including colour. Maps and plans. A history of the oldest burgh in Ayrshire.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£15.00

Strawhorn John - The History of Prestwick

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,278. Many illustrations including colour. A history of the oldest burgh in Ayrshire.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£35.00

Strawhorn, John - The History of Ayr : Royal Burgh and County Town

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. There is a stain at the foot of the wrapper which is only visible internally. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vi,[ii],302. Illustrated in colour and black and white. "This history is an authoritative yet fascinating account of eight centuries of the royal burgh and county town."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£15.00

Strickland Agnes - Life of Mary Queen of Scots [Two Volumes complete]

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear to boards of vol. I. One word ownership inscription on the front end-paper of volume I otherwise clean copies internally. Vol. I,pp.xi,462. Vol. II,pp.xii,508. Frontispiece to each volume. Publisher's adverts. at the end of each volume. Vol. II partly unopened. This is the Bohn's Library edition.
Published : George Bell & Sons, London 1907,
£25.00

Strong John - A History of Secondary Education in Scotland

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Bookplate and one stamp of the Dominican Fathers, Edinburgh. Pp.viii,288 + adverts. This is an account of Scottish secondary education from early times to the Education Act of 1908.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1909, First Edition
£14.00

Stuart Andrew - Genealogical History of the Stewarts, from the Earliest Period of Their Authentic History to the Present Times.

Hardback. 4to. A good copy. Full calf binding titled in gilt on a black title-piece. Boards cracked at the join with the spine but holding. Bookplate of (I think) the Duke of Leeds. Pp.xxiii,468. Large folding genealogical table of the Stewarts. Some foxing mainly to end-papers. The title continues; "Containing a Particular Account of the Origin and Successive Generations of the Stuarts of Darnley, Lennox and Aubigny, and of the Stuarts of Castlemilk; with Proofs and References; an Appendix of Relative Papers; and a Supplement, Containing Copies of various Dispensations found in the Vatican at Rome, in the Course of a Search made by the Author in the Year 1789; particularly Copies of Two very interesting Dispensations which had long been sought for in vain, relating to Robert the Stewart of Scotland (King Robert II), his much contested Marriages with Elizabeth More and Euphemia Ross. To which is prefixed A Genealogical Table Relative to the History".
Published : Published for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell Jnr. And W. Davies, London 1798, First Edition
£235.00

Stuart Andrew - Letters to the Right Honourable Lord Mansfield

A good working/reference copy lacking the upper board. Leather spine and lower board. A few library stamps. Some old damp-staining to endpapers. Possibly worth rebinding. Letters on the famous Douglas Cause.
Published : , London 1773, First Edition
£25.00

Stuart John (Editor) - The Miscellany of the Spalding Club Volume Third

4to. A very good copy. Pp.xxx,257. Contains ten articles including "Letters of Lord Grange", "Process against the Egyptians at Banff", "List of Goods Plundered from Tenants in Cromar 1644-47", "The Gordon Letters" etc.
Published : Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1846, First Edition
£35.00

Stucley Elizabeth - A Hebridean Journey with Johnson and Boswell

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a couple of small edge tears. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 212 pages. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Map. The author follows the route of Johnson and Boswell on their famous tour of 1773 and describes the places and houses visited by the illustrious travellers as they were in the 1950s.
Published : Christopher Johnson, London 1956, First Edition
£14.00

Sunter, Ronald M. - Patronage and Politics in Scotland, 1707-1832

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with just a touch of fading to the spine. Pp.vii,254.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1986, First Edition
£20.00

Sutherland, Iain - From Herring to Seine Net Fishing On the East Coast of Scotland

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing, or other internal marking. 232 pages. Numerous illustrations. A study of the revolution in fishing methods on the east coast of Scotland which took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Published : Camps Bookshop, Wick 1986, First Edition
£17.00

Sutherland, Robertson - Loanhead the Development of a Scottish Burgh

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 223 pages. Frontispiece and eight illustrations. Map end-papers. A history of the small burgh of Loanhead in Midlothian.
Published : MacDonald Publishers, Loanhead 1974, First Edition
£10.00

Svensson Roland - Lonely Isles: Being an Account of Several Voyages to the Hebrides and Shetland

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has two chips and small tears at the top of the rear panel and a small chip on the spine. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. 142 pages. More than 50 illustrations by the author about a third of them in colour. An account of visits by the author to St. Kilda, Foula, Fair Isle and Out Skerries. Svensson "a Swedish artist, author and yachtsman, has written the personal story of his voyages and with it he has interwoven sufficient background information to enable the reader to appreciate the life of the islands in the context of their history." An uncommon and sought-after book.
Published : B. T. Batsford, London 1955,
£50.00

Swain Margaret - Scottish Embroidery Medieval to Modern

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. This is an inscribed presentation copy from the author. 190pp. 10 colour photographs. 133 black and white illustrations. A history of Scottish embroidery and embroiderers from the sixteenth century to the present day.
Published : B.T. Batsford, London 1986, First Edition
£15.00

Swain, Margaret - Scottish Embroidery: Mediaeval to Modern

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is otherwise complete and untorn. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 190 pages. 10 colour photographs. 133 black and white illustrations. A history of Scottish embroidery and embroiderers from the sixteenth century to the present day.
Published : B.T. Batsford, London 1986, First Edition
£10.00

Swan Elsie - Christopher North - John Wilson

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has two smallish edge tears and which is itself protected by the original glassine wrapper which is a bit torn. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,255. Three portraits. A biography of John Wilson whose pseudonym was Christopher North under which name he wrote Noctes Ambosianae. He wrote much for Blackwood's Magazine and was for many years Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1934, First Edition
£20.00