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Barron Rev. Douglas Gordon (Editor) - The Court Book of the Barony of Urie in Kincardineshire 1604-1747

Hardback. Original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Considerable damp fading to spine and, to a lesser extent, boards. Internally very good. Unopened. Pp.lvii,208. Frontispiece. Two maps.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1892, First Edition
£16.00

Barrow, G.W.S. (Editor) - The Acts of Malcolm IV King of Scots 1153-1165 Together with Scottish Royal Acts Prior to 1153 Not Included in Sir Archibald Lawrie's "Early Scottish Charters"

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,339. Map at end. Includes an index of persons and places and an index of subjects.
Published : Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1960, First Edition
£40.00

Barrow, G.W.S. (Editor) - The Acts of William I King of Scots 1165-1214 (Regesta Regum Scottorum Volume II)

Hardback. A very good copy. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has some edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,549. Folding family tree. Map at end. Contains 527 Acts of William the Lion with a calendar of 70 or more "lost acts". Includes an index of persons and places and an index of subjects.
Published : Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1971, First Edition
£40.00

Bartholomew Robert G. - The MacDonalds of Sutherland: The Descendants of Alexander Sinclair MacDonald

Softback. A very good copy. Small ownership stamp. Pp.x,30. Illustrated. Map. 30 genealogical charts. Short Introduction. A letter from the author to the previous owner is enclosed.
Published : Privately Published By the Author, Edinburgh 2002, First Edition
£15.00

Barty J. W. - Ancient Deeds and Other Writs in the Mackenzie-Wharncliffe Charter Chest with Short Notices of Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh; the First Earls of Cromarty; the Right Honourable James Stewart Mackenzie, Lord Privy Seal of Scotland; and Others

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear to spine ends. Top edge gilt. Pp.viii,142. Frontispiece and 6 illustrations. Facsimiles of eight deeds and three letters at end of book.This is no.57 of 100 copies. The main part of the book is a biographical and historical sketch of the Mackenzies of Rosehaugh, in particular Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, Lord Advocate of Scotland and James Stuart Mackenzie, Lord Privy Seal. A typed letter from the author is loosely laid in and a later typed letter from his son is sellotaped to the front fixed end-paper. Scarce.
Published : Privately Printed By T and A Constable, Edinburgh 1906, First Edition
£60.00

Baxter J. H. - Collections Towards a Bibliography of St. Andrews

Hardback. A very good copy in grey covers lettered in black. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[x],143. Includes many titles relating to the Univerity. Entries 54-66 concern golf in St. Andrews. This is Library Publications, I of the University of St. Andrews. Uncommon.
Published : W. C. Henderson & Son, University Press, St. Andrews 1926, First Edition
£38.00

Baxter John M. and Usher Michael B. (Editors) - The Islands of Scotland: A Living Marine Heritage

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.ix,286. Colour plates. Numerous figures. Tables. In three parts; "Shaping our Island Marine Heritage," "Wildlife and the Marine Heritage," and "Sustainable Use of our Marine Heritage."
Published : HMSO 1994, First Edition
£15.00

Baxter Peter - Perth: Past and Present Glimpses of Bygone Days and Those That are

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little edge foxing. 321 pages. Illustrated. Chapters on "The Military Occupations of Perth", "Stage-Coach Days in Perth", "Perth Signboards and Symbols" "Neil Gow, the Famous Scottish Fiddler" etc. A rather uncommon title.
Published : John M'Kinlay, Perth 1928, First Edition
£50.00

Baynes Thomas Spencer and Campbell Lewis (Editors) - Alma Mater's Mirror Saint Andrews 1887

A good plus copy in limp cream cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some wear to spine ends. Yapped edges. Lacks tie. Maroon end-papers. Pp.xii,252. 8 illustrations. Essays on St. Andrews, the university and its alumni with some more general essays also. Includes "The House Beautiful", a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Published : T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press 1887, First Edition
£28.00

Beaton Elizabeth A. and MacIntyre Sheila W. (Editors) - The Burgesses of Inveraray 1665-1963

Softback. A very good copy. Ownership inscription. Pp.iv,230. Gives the name and occupation of burgesses and the date they became a burgess.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£10.00

Beaton Rev D (Editor Canisbay) and Morrison Hew (Editor Durness) - Parish Registers of Canisbay (Caithness) 1652-1666 [bound with] Parish Register of Durness 1764-1814

Two parish registers bound together in brown buckram with leather title piece on spine lettered in gilt. A very good clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. The Canisby Register is dated 1914 and the Durness Register is dated 1911. Pp.iv,29 [Canisby}. Pp.iv,77 [Durness]. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1914, First Edition
£35.00

Beatson George Thomas - The Knights Hospitallers in Scotland and Their Priory at Torphichen

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in white on upper board. Black end-papers. Title page and rear end-papers browned but not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.vi,33. 15 figures (including maps and illustrations). Deals with the origin of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem and the connection of the Order with Scotland. A scarce book.
Published : James Hedderwick & Sons, Glasgow 1903, First Edition
£40.00

Beattie David J. - Lang Syne in Eskdale

Hardback. A very good copy. Near very good dustwrapper which has minor tears at top of spine. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[xiv],290 + epilogue and index. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. A study of the historical tradition and folklore of Langholm and Eskdale.
Published : Charles Thurnham & Sons, Carlisle 1950, First Edition
£24.00

Beattie David J. - Lang Syne in Eskdale

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Signed and dated by the author on the dedication page. Pp.[xiv],290 + epilogue and index. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. A study of the historical tradition and folk-lore of Langholm and Eskdale.
Published : Charles Thurnam and Sons, Carlisle 1950, First Edition
£35.00

Beattie James - An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism

Hardback. A near very good copy in a full leather binding which has been rebacked. Spine with five raised bands and title in gilt on a red title-piece. Old ownership inscriptions. Browning to a few early and late page ends. 514 pages. The author was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Aberdeen University. In this work he takes issue with the philosophy of David Hume.
Published : Edward and Charles Dilly, and A. Kincaid, W. Creech and J. Bell, London and Edinburgh 1772, Third Edition
£150.00

Beattie James (Edited By Ralph S. Walker) - James Beattie's London Diary 1773

Hardback. A very good copy in a clean, good plus dustwrapper with minor chipping. A nice copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 145 pages. Map frontispiece and 19 illustrations. Beattie was a Scottish philosopher and poet who became Professor of Moral Philosophy at Aberdeen University, his best-known work being his "Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth."
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1946, First Edition
£30.00

Beattie William - Buchan Poetry : Fruits of Time Parings

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Some rubbing to boards. Inscribed on front end-paper; "With the editor's comps." pp.xii,82. The text is reprinted exactly as in the original edition of 1813. Poetry, much of it in the Buchan dialect. Includes an Introduction and Glossary.
Published : James Mackay, Aberdeen 1873, Reprint
£18.00

Beauchamp Elizabeth - The Braes O' Balquhidder a History and Guide for the Visitor

A very good copy. Softcover which a previous owner has covered with clear adhesive material. Pp.x,272. 10 illustrations. This edition has a postscript telling of the most recent developments in the glen.
Published : Heatherbank Press 1986, Third Edition
£7.00

Beebe Keith Edward (Editor) - The McCulloch Examinations of the Cambuslang Revival (1742) a Critical Edition; Conversion Narratives from the Scottish Evangelical Awakening Volumes I and II

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set. Nice clean copies with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Vol. I,pp.lxii,399. 7 illustrations. Vol. II,pp.x,345. One illustration. A study of the Scottish Evangelical Awakening of 1742, the epicentre of which was in Cambuslang.
Published : Scottish History Society 2011, First Edition
£32.00

Begg, Tom - 50 Special Years: A Study in Scottish Housing

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has two edge tears. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,302. Illustrated including colour. A detailed and comprehensive history.
Published : Henry Melland, London 1987, First Edition
£15.00

Bell Ian - Robert Louis Stevenson Dreams of Exile

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper but with the previous owner's name & address label on front fixed end-paper. 295pp. Illustrated.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£9.00

Bell Thomas A. - History of Partick St. Mary's Lodge No. 117 -- Together with "Founding of the Craft of Masonry" and "Early Scottish Lodges"

Hardback. A vry good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 128 pages. 20 illustrations. Lists Past Masters from 1759 and office bearers for 1945-46.
Published : Thomson & Cully, Glasgow 1948, First Edition
£25.00

Bell Tom - John MacLean a Fighter for Freedom

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in black. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. Ownership inscription dated 1944 on front end-paper. Pp.xv,173. Frontispiece. The story of the political life of John MacLean, Scottish communist and nationalist.
Published : Communist Party, Scottish Committee 1944, First Edition
£15.00

Bell, Rev. Thomas (Editor) - Records of the Meeting of the Exercise of Alford MDCLXII - MDCLXXXVIII

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No.441 of 525 copies. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xlix,439,15. The "Record", from 1662 to 1688 "embraces the whole of the last period of Episcopacy as the Established Church in Scotland. From it we obtain a view not merely of the Church and Church life of the period, but also of the social life and manners of the people of that age in a somewhat remote and secluded district of the country."
Published : New Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1897, First Edition
£25.00

Bellesheim Alphons - History of the Catholic Church in Scotland Volume I from the Dawn of Christianity to the Death of King Alexander III, A.D.400-1286 and Volume II from the Death of Alexander III to the Suppression of the Catholic Religion A.D. 1286-1560

Hardback. The first two volumes of a four volume set. In good condition overall. Green cloth lettered in gilt. Spines rather faded and worn. Stamps (of a church) on front end-paper of each volume. Vol.I pp.xlviii,373. Vol.II,pp.x,429. Coloured frontispiece map to each volume. Translated from the German, with notes and additions, by D. Oswald Hunter Blair, O.S.B. Monk of Fort Augustus.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1887, First Edition
£40.00

Bennet Donald and Wallace Bill (Editors) - Ski Mountaineering in Scotland

Hardback. Pictorial boards. A very good copy. Signed by co-editor Bill Wallace. Top two inches of front free end-paper (which contains a map) have been cut out. Pp.[vi],121. Numerous colour illustrations and route maps. Map end-papers. A Scottish Mountaineering Club guide.
Published : Scottish Mountaineering Trust 1987, First Edition
£25.00

Berry R.J. And Firth H.N (editors) - The People of Orkney

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 346pp. 36 illustrations. 44 figures. 28 tables. Chapters on genetic affinities, length of life in Orkney, traditions and customs, the lairds and 18th century Orkney, Scandinavian and Celtic contacts in the Earldom of Orkney etc. A volume in the "Aspects of Orkney" series.
Published : The Orkney Press, Kirkwall 1986, First Edition
£60.00

Beveridge David - Between the Ochils and Forth a Description Topographical and Historical of the Country Beween Stirling Bridge and Aberdour

Hardback. A very good copy in light blueish/green cloth decorated in black on the upper board. Ownership inscription. Generally a clean copy with little foxing. Pp.xiv,336 + 24pp adverts. Folding map (with one inch edge tear but complete). Covers mainly Fife and Kinross-shire.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1888, First Edition
£30.00

Beveridge David - Between the Ochils and the Forth A Description, Topographical and Historical, of the Country Between Stirling Bridge and Aberdour

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on the illustrated upper board. Spine a little marked. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,336. Folding map. Covers West Fife, Kinross-shire and the hillfoots villages.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1888, First Edition
£30.00

Beveridge, David - Between the Ochils and Forth : A Description, Topographical and Historical, of the Country Between Stirling Bridge and aberdour

Hardback. A very good copy in the original light blue pictorial cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking,. Pp.xiv,336. Folding map at rear.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1888, First Edition
£30.00

Billings R.W. - Linlithgow Palace and Church: Their Architectural Beauties

Hardback. Nd. c. 1870? A very good copy in dark blue cloth decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Consists of eight double-page steel engravings taken from "The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland" by Billings together with eight pages of text. Some foxing but the plates are quite clean. Lengthy and interesting pencilled note on front end-paper concerning the "Baronial Antiquities". Uncommon.
Published : William Paterson, Edinburgh, First Edition Thus
£35.00

Binnie, G.A.C. - The Churches and Graveyards of Berwickshire

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a dustwrapper which shows a fair amount of wear but which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Small label of previous owner on front end-paper otherwise a nice clean copy internally. 468 pages. 29 plates. 25 illustrations in text. "This work aims to give all the recorded facts about the fouindation and history of every known congregation of any denomination in the various parishes [of Berwickshire]." Includes descriptions of buildings, church bells, communion plate etc together witrh anecdotes "about the more interesting and unusual doings in the parishes."
Published : Published By the Author, Berwick Upon Tweed 1995, First Edition
£35.00

Binnie, G.A.C. - The Churches and Graveyards of Roxburghshire

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good complete and untorn dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. 421 pages. 12 plates. 24 illustrations in text. "Seeks to give the background of all the known churches and congregations in the county--. The buildings and the sites are described as are the church furnishings and bells. Anecdotes and unusual events in the life of the churches are also noted."
Published : Dr G A C Binnie 2001, First Edition
£40.00

Birks, H. J. B. - Past and Present Vegetation of the Isle of Skye a Palaeoecological Study

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xii,415. 34 figures. 7 plates in pocket at rear. Numerous tables.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1973, First Edition
£50.00

Bisset Alex. M. - The Poets and Poetry of Linlithgowshire an Anthology of the County

A fair copy in rather worn and marked boards. 352 pages. Frontispiece. Good reading copy of an uncommon book.
Published : J and R Parlane, Paisley 1896, First Edition
£18.00

Black William George - The Civil and Ecclesiastical Parish in Scotland: Its Origin and Development

Softback. A good copy of this 16 page pamphlet. Presentation inscription from the author at head of front cover. Couple of ink marks at page 12. This was a paper read to the Glasgow Archaeological Society.
Published : William Hodge & Company, Glasgow and Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
£6.00

Black, George F. - Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.lxxi,[1],838. Frontispiece portrait. "This work, the result of many years of research, deals with the origin, meaning and history of several thousand Scottish surnames." The standard work on the subject. Loosely enclosed are two pamphlets: "Surnames and Ancestry in Scotland" by Gordon Donaldson and "Highland Surnames" by William Matheson.
Published : New York Public Library 1971, Reprint
£45.00

Blackie John Stewart et al - Edinburgh Essays By Members of the University. 1856

A fair to good copy in brown paper-covered boards with cloth spine. A fair amount of rubbing to the boards. Small tear in cloth at foot of spine. Lettered in gilt on the spine and in black on both front and rear board. Ppvi,[1],350 + advertisements. Comprises eight essays including "Homeopathy" by William T. Gairdner, "Progress of Britain in the Mechanical Arts" by James Sime and ""Scottish Ballads" by Alexander Smith.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1857, First Edition
£20.00

Blackie Walter W. - Walter Graham Blackie Ph.D, LL.D. (1816-1906)

A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth which is slightly faded on the spine. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Loosely enclosed is a small card (in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Hugh Rose) which states "With Much Love from Miss Clara T. Blackie". Clara was the daughter of Walter W. Blackie. Pp.ix,[3],170. 6 illustrations. Consists of a selection of Blackie's letters covering his interests other than publishing. Uncommon as it was published for the family.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Blackie & Son Ltd 1936, First Edition
£50.00

Blackie Walter W. (Introduction and Notes) - A Scottish Student in Leipzig Being Letters of W.G. Blackie, His Father and His Brothers in the Years 1839-40

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some light fore-edge foxing. Compliment slip from "the Misses Blackie" loosely enclosed. 178 pages. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. This is a collection of family letters ffom members of the publishing firm of Blackie which were put into print for circulation among the descendants of the writers of the letters.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation By Blackie & Son Ltd 1932, First Edition
£50.00

Blaikie William Garden - The Personal Life of David Livingstone -- Chiefly from His Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of His Family

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Prize label on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,412 + 32pp publisher's catalogue at rear dated May 1882. Portrait frontispiece. Folding map at rear. Dwells on Livingstone's character and attempts "to present a more complete history of his life than has yet appeared."
Published : John Murray, London 1882, Third Edition
£25.00

Bland Bryan - Hamilton & Inches the First Hundred Years

Hardback. A very good copy in a plain white wrapper which is a bit soiled. 30 pages. Well illustrated. A short history of the well-known Edinburgh jeweller.
Published : Published Privately By Regimental Headquarters Royal Tank Regiment, Edinburgh 1966, First Edition
£7.00

Blyth John J. - Burntisland Early History and People

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. 198 pages. Illustrated. The early history of a Fife town.
Published : Fifeshire Advertiser, Kirkcaldy 1948, First Edition
£38.00

Bone James - Edinburgh Revisited

Illustrated by Hanslip Fletcher.
Hardback. 4to. A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt and with gilt decoration to upper board. Top edge gilt. Spine a little faded but lettering clear. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.viii,[4],263. 75 illustrations, including some full-page with tissue guards.
Published : Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1911, First Edition
£25.00

Bonthrone Ella - Fife and Its Folk a Key to the "Kingdom"

A very good copy. Softcover. 56 pages. Many illustrations. Map. This is an introduction to Fife as it was 50 years ago when linen was woven at Dunfermline and linoleum made at Kirkcaldy.
Published : Fife County Council 1951, First Edition
£6.00

Borland R. - Yarrow: Its Poets and Poetry

Hardback. A near very good copy in a red half-leather binding. Lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Some wear to board tips and spine ends. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.viii,239. Extra-illustrated edition with 12 full-page tissue-guarded plates. Further illustrations in text. Introduction and Notes.
Published : Thomas Fraser, Dalbeattie 1890, First Edition
£18.00