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

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
£28.00

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,
£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
£35.00

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
£32.00

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,
£20.00

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

A fair plus 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

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,
£25.00

Blaikie, Walter Biggar - Itinerary of Prince Charles Edward Stuart from His Landing in Scotland July 1745 to His Departure in September 1746

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Upper board a little marked at top. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xv,136. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and two other illustrations. Folding map in rear pocket. Includes material of Jacobite interest additional to the Itinerary including an Appendix entitled "The Prince and Lord George Murray" and a Postscript entitled "Lochgarry's Memorial to Glengarry."
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1897, First Edition
£40.00

Bland Bryan - Hamilton & Inches the First Hundred Years

Hardback. A very good copy in a plain white dustwrapper 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
£6.00

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
£18.00

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

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
£15.00

Borland R. (intro. and notes) - Yarrow: Its Poets and Poetry

A good copy showing a little wear to spine ends. 239pp. Illustrations in text.
Published : Thomas Fraser, Dalbeattie 1890, First Edition
£10.00

Borland R. (introduction) - James Hogg the Ettrick Shepherd Memorial Volume

Nd. c.1898? A very good copy in light green cloth lettered in blue. 81 pages. 8 illustrations. The book comprises "the Speeches delivered on the occasion of the Unveiling of the Memorial, erected to commemorate the Birthplace of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, at Ettrickhall, on 28th June 1898."
Published : James Lewis, Selkirk, First Edition
£20.00

Boswell James (Edited By Frederick A. Pottle and Charles H. Bennett) - Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. 1773

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with minor edge tears. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. Pp.xxviii,520. Illustrations. Maps. This is considered by many to be the best of all Boswell's Journals.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1963,
£30.00

Boucher, Robert - The Kingdom of Fife : Its Ballads and Legends

Hardback. A nice copy in red cloth lettered in gilt with decorations in black. Would be fine but for a little fading to the spine (but the spine lettering remains clear). No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[x],303. 20 illustrations. The author's aim was to place before the public "the principal ballads and stories connected with the Kingdom of Fife."
Published : John Leng & Co, Dundee 1899, First Edition
£35.00

Brady Frank and Pottle Frederick A. (editors) - Boswell in Search of a Wife

Softback. A near very good copy in grey covers. Wrappers a little soiled at edges with two small tears.This is an uncorrected proof copy and thus pre-dates the first edition. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.xxix,374 + 2 pages of genealogical tables.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1957,
£20.00

Brander Michael - The Scottish Highlanders and Their Regiments

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's violet paper covered boards with maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. No inscriptions. Many black and white plates. 224 pages. Very good illustrated dustwapper which is protected in a removable cover. The story of the Scottish Highland regiments.
Published : The Gleneil Press, Scotland 1996,
£9.00

Bremner David - The Industries of Scotland Their Rise Progress and Present Condition

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,535 + new eleven page introduction to this edition by John Butt and Ian L. Donnachie. First published in 1869 this book is recognised as a masterpiece of mid-Victorian economic writing.
Published : Augustus M. Kelly, New York 1969,
£15.00

Bremner David - The Industries of Scotland Their Rise Progress and Present Condition

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a little chipping at spine ends. A clean copy internally with no foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.,viii,535 + new 11 page Introduction to this edition by John Butt and Ian L. Donnachie. First published in 1869 this "classic account of Scottish industries has long been recognised as a masterpiece of mid-Victorian economic writing." Much on coal, iron, engineering, transport, textiles, chemicals and much else.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1969,
£15.00

Bremner David - The Industries of Scotland Their Rise, Progress and Present Condition

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little faded and marked on the spine. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,535 + unpaginated new Introduction to this edition. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1869, a classic account of Scottish industries and a masterpiece of mid-Victorian economic writing.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1969,
£15.00

Bremner Douglas - For the Benefit of the Nation the National Trust for Scotland: The First Seventy Years

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Rather lengthy gift inscription which appears to be from someone connected with the Trust. Pp.xiii,306. Numerous colour photographs. Charts the development of the NTS over its first 70 years.
Published : The National Trust for Scotland 2001, First Edition
£12.00

Bridie James - Mr. Gillie a Play in Two Acts

Softback. A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author's widow, Rona Mavor, to Sir Compton Mackenzie. 72 pages.
Published : Constable, London 1950, First Edition
£25.00

Brockie Keith - Mountain Reflections

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's grey cloth with title in gilt on spine. Illustrated endpapers.Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. 128 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is complete and untorn, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. Paintings of mountain hare, ptarmigan, red deer, grouse etc.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£9.00

Brockie Keith - One Man's River Paintings and Sketches from a Scottish River

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped at the top of the spine. Sketches in colour and black and white of animals, birds, plants etc found on or close to the River Tay.
Published : Harper & Row, New York 1988,
£15.00

Brockie Keith - The Silvery Tay Paintings and Sketches from a Scottish River

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Would be near-fine but lower ends are a little bumped. 150 paintings, sketches and drawings of the birds, animals, flowers and plants that are to be found along the River Tay.
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1988, First Edition
£7.00

Brockie, Keith - Mountain Reflections

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small tear at the head of the spine. 128 pages. Illustrations, mainly in colour, throughout of the birds and animals of mountain country, in particular the ptarmigan and the mountain hare.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
£8.00

Brockie, Keith - The Silvery Tay: Paintings and Sketches from a Scottish River

. 4to. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 150 paintings, sketches and drawings of the birds, animals, flowers and plants that are to be found along the River Tay.
Published : J.M. Dent and Sons, London 1988, First Edition
£8.00

Brogden W.A. - Aberdeen an Illustrated Architectural Guide

Softback. A very good copy. 152 pages. Many black and white illustrations. Maps. Signed by author.
Published : Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Edinburgh 1986, First Edition
£7.00

Brown George Douglas - The House with the Green Shutters

A good copy in black cloth which is faded on the spine and edges. Spine lettering dull. Small ownership stamp on front end-paper. Pp.xl,322. 6 illustrations. Includes a biographical sketch and appreciation of the author by Andrew Melrose.
Published : Andrew Melrose, London 1923,
£10.00

Brown George Mackay - A Calendar of Love and Other Stories

Hardback. A very good copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which shows some edge wear. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 157 pages. A collection of short stories set on Orkney.
Published : The Hogarth Press, London 1970,
£10.00

Brown George Mackay - Letters to Gypsy

Illustrated by Simon Fraser.
Hardback. A near fine copy in publisher's bright yellow cloth with title in gilt on spine. 8 colour plates and many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions.136 pages. Near fine dustwrapper, which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Letters by the author to a cat
Published : Balnain Books, Nairn, Scotland 1990, First Edition
£15.00

Brown James - The Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions in Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh

A fair copy in the original blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt. Tears to cloth at spine-ends. Amateurish repair to front hinges. No ownership inscription. Pp.lxxxiv,360. Frontispiece, double-page plan of the grounds + 21 illustrations on 20 plates. List of subscribers. Introduction and Notes. Index of Names.
Published : J. Moodie Miller, Edinburgh 1867, First Edition
£25.00

Brown James - The Round Table Club: Or, Conversations, Scenical, Scientific, Historical and Social

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A bookplate or label of some kind has been rather roughly removed from the front fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,383. The author was a newspaper editor who wrote a monthly paper for his newspaper. He has published several of these papers in this volume. Titles include "The Cairngorm Mountains", "Loch Ness and the Falls of Foyers", "Loss of Life at Sea", "Adders and Poisonous Serpents", "Spirit Rapping, Clairvoyance and Withcraft" etc.
Published : Printed for the Author By James Black, Elgin 1873, First Edition
£16.00

Brown John - Rab and His Friends

A good copy in the original red boards which show a little wear at the spine ends. Bevelled edges. Front end-paper loose. 34 pages. Frontispiece and 6 plates. A well-known short story about a dog
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1863,
£18.00

Brown M. Et al (Edited By R.D. Kerr) - A Glossary of Mining Terms Used in Fife

4to. A very good copy in red paper covers lettered in black in a ring-back binding. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,87. Includes a list of sources, bibliography etc. Uncommon.
Published : Fife Colleges, Kirkcaldy 1980, First Edition
£20.00

Brown Malcolm and Meehan Patricia - Scapa Flow the Reminiscences of Men and Women Who Served in Scapa Flow in the Two World Wars

A very good copy without dustwrapper. A little fading to the board edges. 264pp. 41 illustrations. Map.
Published : Allen Lane the Penguin Press, London 1968, First Edition
£10.00

Brown P. Hume (Editor) - Letters Relating to Scotland in the Reign of Queen Anne By James Ogilvy, First Earl of Seafield and Others

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original maroon cloth lettered in gilt. A little patchy fading to boards (not affecting the spine). No ownership inscription. Unopened. Pp.xxvi,211. Contains letters written between 1702 and 1707 concerning the negotiations which led up to the union of the Parliaments of England and Scotland.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1915, First Edition
£10.00