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Warrender Margaret (Editor) - Illustrations of Scottish History. Sixteenth Century. Letters and Documents of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, James VI, Bothwell Etc

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Top edge gilt. Some foxing to end-papers. Gift inscription from the author. Pp. xi,59. 12 illustrations, some double page others tissue-guarded. Errata slip tipped-in.
Published : James Stillie, Edinburgh 1889, First Edition
£60.00

Warwick James David - Charters and Other Documents Relating to the City of Edinburgh 1143-1540

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 231 pages. Frontispiece. Text of documents in Latin with English translation. This is a reprint of a book first published in 1871.
Published : Isha Books, New Delhi 2013, Reprint
£14.00

Watson Godfrey - Bothwell and the Witches

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 13 black and white illustrations. Double-page map. Fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Connected with the witches who concocted schemes in the churchyard of North Berwick and elsewhere was Francis Stewart, Fifth Earl of Bothwell, cousin of the King and godson of Mary Queen of Scots. Was his trial for witchcraft an attempt by James VI to frame a man who by his repeated attempts to kidnap his sovereign had given the impression that he was a rival for the throne?
Published : Robert Hale, London 1975, First Edition
£6.00

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 near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. The spine is a little faded but the lettering is clear. Edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.vii,[i],344.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1923, First Edition
£30.00

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 & W - Morayshire Described: Being a Guide to Visitors - - -

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 350pp + 16pp advertisements. Folding map. Illustrations. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1868. An invaluable portrait of Morayshire half-way through the Victorian age.
Published : Moray District Libraries 1983, Reprint
£15.00

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 W.J (Editor) - Scottish Verse from the Book of the Dean of Lismore (Bardachd Albannach)

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xl,327. This work contains Gaelic poems relating to Scotland written between 1310 and about 1520 and is the oldest collection of Gaelic poetry in Scotland. Contains the Gaelic text of each poem together with an English translation.
Published : Scottish Academic Press Ltd for the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, Edinburgh 1978, Reprint
£45.00

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