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Illustrated by Ian MacInnes.
Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 121 pages. Line drawings by Ian MacInnes. A tale set in Orkney in which a cat tells a liitle girl about his previous lives.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1980, First Edition
Illustrated by Simon Fraser / Gunnie Moberg.
Hardback. A near fine copy in pictorial boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 185 pages. 8 tipped-in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Simon Fraser. 22 black and white photographs by Gunnie Moberg. A play set in Orkney against the background of the slaying of Earl Magnus by Earl Hakon on Easter Monday 1117.
Published : Balnain Books, Nairn 1986,
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xx,273. An authoritative study "which makes a fascinating contribution both to the architectural and cultural history of Scotland, and to the history of one of the country's most distinguished intellectual institutions".
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1989, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Shows wear at head of spine which has five raised bands and is lettered in gilt. Marbled edges. Pencilled ownershgip inscription. Pp.xiv,450,47. Includes, among others, chapters on the Crichtons, the Covenanters, Social History, Curling and Wanlockhead.
Published : J. Anderson & Son / John Menzies & Co, Dumfries, Edinburgh and Glasgow 1891, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.x,180. Fourteen illustrations taken from original sketches by William Seton Crosbie and one photograph.
Published : The Edinburgh Press 1892, First Edition
A good copy in card wraps. Spine chipped at ends. Previous owner's inscription on title page. 138 pages. Described as "a memento of the men of Bearsden and surrounding districts of New Kilpatrick Parish, who came to the help of King and Country in the Great War---". Includes a photograph and brief details of the men from the District who joined the Armed Forces in the First World War. A scarce item.
Published : Samuel A. C. Todd, Glasgow 1916, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 108 pages. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. An account of the Association's 100 years of participation in planning in Edinburgh.
Published : The Cockburn Association, Edinburgh 1975, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth with decorated upper board. No ownership inscription. Some upper edge and a little fore-edge foxing. 424 pages. Three illustrations, two copied from original engravings and one photograph.
Published : John Leng & Co, Dundee 1884, First Edition
A good plus copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Ownership inscription. 96 pages. Frontispiece and two other full-page illustrations. The story of Edinburgh's black friars from 1230 to 1560 when they were dispersed at the Reformation.
Published : T. And A. Constable, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Vol.I,pp.xii,492. Vol.II,pp.xii,538 + errata page. Illustrations, plans and reproductions of documents. Both volumes partly unopened.
Published : William Green & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1909, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. Nd. c. 1977. A very good copy in the original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 328 pages. Numerous illustrations and tables. A detailed survey of the growth of Peterhead as a port, including a comprehensive survey of whaling and sealing, the growth of herring fishing, the general commercial traffic through the harbours, civil engineering developments etc.
Published : Printed By P. Scroggie Ltd, Peterhead, First Edition
A good copy in dark blue cloth. A little wrinkling to spine. Gift inscription. 213pp. A study of Scott and his works.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1925, First Edition
Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in silver on the upper board. All edges gilt. Patterned end-papers. Inscribed as follows on the half-title: "Mr. Wm. Miller with the author's kind regards. June 1900". 96 pages. Poems in Scots and English by the father of the more famous John Buchan.
Published : John MacLaren & Son, Edinburgh 1881, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in marbled boards with a blue leather spine lettered in gilt. A fair amount of scuffing to spine and with a small piece rubbed away at head of spine. Top edge gilt. This is no. 1 of 50 large paper copies and is signed by the publishers. No ownership inscription. 216 pages. First published in 1825 this was an early publication by Buchan who was an editor and publisher with a life-long interest in collecting ballads and folk-tales. Includes versions of a few better-known ballads such as Sir Patrick Spens and The Bonny Earl of Murray but also many less well-known examples.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1891,
Hardback. A very good copy of the signed limited edition, this being no. 79 of 150 copies on large paper signed by the author. Paper-covered boards with cream cloth spine lettered in gilt on a green leather title label. Front board a little browned and spotted. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A nice copy internally with no ownership inscription and generally clean except for light spotting to end-papers. Pp.xxxii,547.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1924,
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected by a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.v,130. Frontispiece. This is a translation from Latin into English of Buchanan's "De Jure Regni Apud Scotos" with a Commentary by Duncan H. MacNeill.
Published : William MacLellan, Glasgow 1964,
Small 8vo. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Unopened. 222 pages + one page adverts. Translated from the Latin by Alexander Gibb. Buchanan was perhaps the pre-eminent Scottish scholar of the 16th century. He was, at different times tutor to Mary Queen of Scots and senior tutor to King James VI of Scotland (to whom The Baptist, being the second of the two sacred dramas in this book, is addressed.). The book also contains Buchanan's eleven page autobiography written two years before his death and a two page letter from Sir Thomas Randolph which seems to have led to the autobiography being written. An uncommon title.
Published : J. Moodie Miller, Edinburgh 1870,
Hardback. A fair copy only with tears to the spine cloth. Internally good. Ownership inscription. Pp.vi,277. The frontispiece is an early photograph of Loch Coruisk. Title page vignette. This second volume narrates the cruise of the "Tern" to the Outer Hebrides and Skye.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1871, First Edition
17.5cm by 10cm. A very good copy in a modern light grey paper-covered binding with paper title-piece on spine. Marbled edges. Trace of a small stamp, partially removed, on the title page and on the first page of the Preface. Pp.xv,310. Pages 1-134 contain an account of a number of Scottish families together with genealogies of the chief clans of the Isles. Pages 135-310 contain an account of the family of Buchanan and have a separate title as follows: "A Historical and Genealogical Essay Upon the Family and Surname of Buchanan."
Published : John Wylie & Co, Glasgow 1820,
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,473. 795 figures. 196 maps of relative abundance of which 137 also show breeding distribution.
Published : North-East Scotland Bird Club, Aberdeen 1990, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower board a little marked. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,201. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations.
Published : Published for the University of Aberdeen By Oliver & Boyd 1955, First Edition
This three volume set comprises "Edinburgh Poems", "Posthumous Poems" and "Songs". It is limited to 600 copies, is signed by James McKie and contains a list of subscribers. Light blue boards with cream parchment spines which show some browning/foxing. All volumes unopened. A little internal foxing mainly to end-papers. No ownership inscription. "Edinburgh Poems" comprises Burns' poems as they appear in the early Edinburgh editions of his poetry and has a frontispiece portrait of Burns.Overall a very good set of an early edition of Burns' poems and songs.
Published : James Mckie, Kilmarnock 1869,
Illustrated by Monro S. Orr.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's cream paper boards and slightly faded blue cloth spine with title in gilt. Top edge gilt. Colour tipped-in frontis and 9 tipped-in colour illustrations. Prize inscription dated January 1936 on front endpaper. 223 pages.
Published : T.N. Foulis Ltd., London,
Hardback. 12mo. Two volumes. Externally fair as the spines are chipped and worn although the title pieces are largely present and readable. Internally very good. Contemporaneous ownership inscription. Vol.1,pp.xxx,268. Frontispiece portrait. Vol.11,pp.xii,262.
Published : John Bumpus, London 1822,
Hardback. A very good copy in a modern quarter leather binding with marbled boards and edges. Spine shows even fading but is clearly lettered in gilt on a maroon title piece. New end-papers. No ownership inscription and little foxing but some pages browned. Pp.xvi,394 + 1 page adverts. The title continues: "Together with a Selection of Facts and Documents illustrative of the management of the Poor in Scotland, &" Much on poor relief with several chapters dealing with the situation in Paisley but a comprehensive work on means of relieving poverty. Photographs available on request.
Published : Printed By John Neilson for Peter Hill & Co, Paisley 1819, First Edition
A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xv,275. Described as "a mine of information" on the Records and Properties of the Church of Scotland.
Published : George A. Morton/Simpkin,Marshall & Co, Edinburgh /London 1905, First Edition
A good copy. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription and stamp. 488pp. Half of the book deals with the ancient league with France, the other half with the Scot abroad more generally.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1900,
A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Ownership inscriptions. Some mainly fore-edge foxing. Pp.xi,488. The first half of the book concerns the ancient league between Scotland and France. The second half looks at the Scot abroad as scholar and author,soldier, statesman and artist.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1883,
Hardback. Slim 8vo. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A little foxing. Pp.xii,60. A summary of the lives and works of 237 engravers.
Published : Oxford University Press 1949, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Lacks blank front end-paper. Pp.xv,524. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations (including coloured map). A comprehensive history of a Perthshire church and parish which was the capital of the Kingdom of the Picts.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1897, First Edition
Softback. 4to. A very good copy. 200 pages. 22 plates. 6 maps. A comprehensive study of a now uninhabited island at the southern tip of the Outer Hebrides.
Published : Birlinn, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
A very good copy. 459 pages. Illustrations. The history of a famous athletics club. Gives details of principal office bearers from 1904 to 2004 and the results in many competitions of athletes representing the club.
Published : Shettleston Harriers 2004, First Edition
A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xciv,378. There is an introductory study of the relevant papal administration and procedure followed by a calendar of all the entries relating to Scotland in the Registers of the Apostolic Camera from the succession of Martin V to the death of James III.
Published : Published for St. Andrews University By Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1934, First Edition
A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Upper board a little marked. A lovely clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and virtually no foxing. 378pp. The book lists all the entries relating to Scotland in the Registers of the Apostolic Camera between the given dates. There is a helpful 35pp index.
Published : Oxford University Press for St. Andrews University 1934, First Edition
Nd. - early 1900's. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black. No ownership inscription. Some foxing. 125 pages. 13 photographic illustrations by Amy N. Cameron. History and topography of the area around St. Mary's loch in the Scottish borders.
Published : James Lewis, Selkirk,
Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and decorated in gilt on the upper boards. A clean set without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,296;xi,465. These Papers are decribed as "a miscellaneous collection of letters and papers which, with a few exceptions, relate to the period between the accession of Mary to the Scottish throne in 1542 and the death of her son James VI and I in 1625."
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1931, First Edition
A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 221 pages. 9 tables. A study of Government policy on land ownership in the Scottish Highlands in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Published : Tuckwell Press Ltd, East Linton 1996, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Bookplate. End-paper and edge foxing. 362 pages. A little pencilled side-lining/ commentary in text. Frontispiece. Three folding maps. An excellent local history, scarce in first edition which was printed for private circulation.
Published : The Northern Counties Newspaper and Printing and Publishing Company, Inverness 1888, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 362 pages. Frontispiece. Title page vignette. Three folding maps. An excellent local history, scarce in first edition which was printed for private circulation.
Published : The Northern Counties Newspaper and, Inverness 1888, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and creasing. The wrapper, which is price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Ownership inscriptions on front free end-paper. 117 pages. This Collection was copied by Edward Lhuyd in the 17th century and annotated by him. "It covers a wide range of popular traditions and ceremonies from the Highlands, from their everyday life to subjects such as second sight, dreams and the "fiery cross,"
Published : D.S. Brewer Ltd for the Folklore Society, Cambridge 1975,
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has a smallish damp mark at the foot of the spine. Ownership inscription. Not foxed. Pp.xv,375. 3 illustrations. 40 waulking songs with the tunes transcribed from recordings by Francis Collinson. The text of the songs is given in Gaelic and English. Includes chapters on "Hebridean Waulking Songs" by John Lorne Campbell and "The Musicology of Waulking Songs" by Francis Collinson. This was the first ever book to be devoted to the subject of waulking songs.
Published : Oxford University Press 1969, First Edition
A near very good copy in light blue covers lettered in black on front cover. Small label of previous owner towards end of book. 31 pages. 4 illustrations. The book is "based on a broadcast talk recorded at Antigonish, Nova Scotia, in May 1953, and printed to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Eriskay church, built by Fr. Allan."
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in the original cloth. A little wrinkling at the foot of the front board. Fore-edge foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,326. 9 plates. Map. "My intention in editing this book has been to give the reader some idea of the social and economic history of a small Hebridean island during the last four hundred years". Includes chapters on "Catholic Barra" by Compton Mackenzie and "The Norse Place-Names of Barra" by Carl Hj. Borgstrom.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1936, First Edition
Hardback. A fine and specially bound copy in a quarter leather binding lettered in gilt on the spine which has five raised bands and decorated in gilt on the upper board. All edges gilt. In a complete and untorn glassine wrapper and housed in a near fine box. Pp.xvi,186. Colour frontispiece and eight colour portraits. 8 black and white illustrations. This copy formerly belonged to Lord Cameron who wrote the Foreword to the book but there is no evidence of ownership within it.
Published : The Royal Society of Edinburgh 1983,
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the front board. Light edge foxing but internally clean. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,279. 6 illustrations. Chapters on the Red Cross, the Seaforths, Prisoners of War, War Honours etc.
Published : T & A Constable, Edinburgh 1925, First Edition
Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xv,312. Numerous illustrations. Includes a number of papers presented at the meeting on savings banks.
Published : T & A Constable, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition
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