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Buchanan Robert - The Land of Lorne, Including the Cruise of the "Tern" to the Outer Hebrides Volume II

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
£18.00

Buchanan, William of Auchmar - An Inquiry Into the Genealogy and Present State of Ancient Scottish Surnames; with the Origin and Descent of the Highland Clans, and Family of Buchanan

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,
£65.00

Buckland, S.T. Bell M.V. and Picozzi N. (Editors) - The Birds of North-East Scotland

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
£15.00

Buckley Kenneth D. - Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1878 to 1900

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
£20.00

Bulter, Rhoda - Doobled-Up: All the Shetland Poems from Shaela and a Nev Foo A Coarn

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 121 pages. Illustrated. Poems in the Shetland dialect with a glossary.
Published : Thuleprint Ltd, Sandwick Shetland 1978, First Edition
£18.00

Burnett, George (Edited By Colonel James Allardyce) - The Family of Burnett of Leys with Collateral Branches [Together with Genealogical Tree of the Family of Burnett of Leys]

Hardback. No. 441 of 525 copies. A very good copy in the original olive cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Partly unopened. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Some browning to end-papers. Pp.xxii,[i],367. 21 plates, mostly tissue-guarded, including one in colour. Also included is a separate item dated 1893 entitled "Genealogical Tree of the Family of Burnett of Leys. This is a large folding family tree in printed covers.
Published : New Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1901, First Edition
£170.00

Burns Robert - Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect and Songs Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect - Three Volumes

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,
£120.00

Burns Robert - Songs and and Ballads of Robert Burns

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,
£22.00

Burns Robert - The Poetical Works of Robert Burns; Including the Pieces Published in His Correspondence and Reliques: With His Songs and Fragments. To Which are Prefixed, a History of the Poems By His Brother, Gilbert Burns, and a Sketch of His Life

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,
£25.00

Burns, Rev. Robert - Historical Dissertations on the Law and Practice of Great Britain, and Particularly of Scotland, with Regard to the Poor; on the Modes of Charity; and on the Means of Promoting the Improvement of the People

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
£150.00

Burns, Rev. Thomas - Church Property : The Benefice Lectures

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
£15.00

Burton John Hill - The Scot Abroad

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,
£7.00

Burton John Hill - The Scot Abroad

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,
£8.00

Bushnell George Herbert - Scottish Engravers a Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Engravers and of Engravers Who Worked in Scotland to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

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
£15.00

Butler Rev. D. - The Ancient Church and Parish of Abernethy an Historical Study

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
£58.00

Buxton, Ben - Mingulay : An Island and Its People

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
£25.00

Cairney John - One Hundred Years of Shettleston Harriers : An East End Odyssey

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
£18.00

Calder J. T. - Sketch of the Civil and Traditional History of Caithness from the Tenth Century

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which has a small tear at the foot of the spine. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxiv,368. 9 illustrations including frontispiece and a folding map. This is a facsimile reprint of the second and best edition of 1887.
Published : Caithness Reprints, Wick 1971,
£25.00

Calderwood W.L. - The Salmon Rivers and Lochs of Scotland

Hardback. A fair copy in red cloth which is faded on the spine. Some spine lean. Hinges rather tender. Gift inscription. Some foxing. Pp.x,442 + publisher's catalogue. Maps of scottish salmon rivers. Colour and black and white plates.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1909, First Edition
£25.00

Cameron Annie I. - The Apostolic Camera and Scottish Benefices 1418-1488

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
£15.00

Cameron Annie I. - The Apostolic Camera and Scottish Benefices 1418-1488

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
£15.00

Cameron E. Waller - The Valley of the Silent Loch

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,
£9.00

Cameron, Annie I (Editor) - The Warrender Papers Vols. I and II

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
£26.00

Cameron, Ewen A. - Land for the People?: The British Government and the Scottish Highlands, 1880-1925

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
£25.00

Cameron, Rev. Hector (Editor) - The Tiree Bards Being the Original Compositions of Natives of Tiree at Home and Abroad

Hardback. A good copy in dark grey cloth. Rear board a little marked. Spine faded with lettering dull but readable. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xxiv,438. The preface and introduction to each poet is in English but the poems themselves are in Scots Gaelic. Tiree is an island off the west coast of Scotland.
Published : The Tiree Association 1932, First Edition
£34.00

Campbell Duncan - The Book of Garth and Fortingall Historical Sketches Relating to the Districts of Garth, Fortingall, Athole and Breadalbane

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
£140.00

Campbell Duncan - The Book of Garth and Fortingall: Historical Sketches Relating to the Districts of Garth, Fortingall, Athole and Breadalbane

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
£140.00

Campbell J .L. (Editor) - A Collection of Highland Rites and Customes

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,
£20.00

Campbell J .L. (Editor) - Hebridean Folksongs: a Collection of Waulking Songs By Donald MacCormick in Kilphedir in South Uist in the Year 1893 Some of Them Translated By the Late Fr. Allan McDonald

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
£30.00

Campbell J.F. (Translator) - Popular Tales of the West Highlands Orally Collected

Softback. The complete four volume set in paperback in very good condition. This is the first paperback edition of this classic work, the first two volumes being published in 1983 and the two remainig volumes in 1984. This edition is a facsimile reprint of the corrected edition of 1890. Text in English and Gaelic. Introduction and some commentary. The stories were collected in the 1850's when the Gaelic story-telling tradition was still in full flower. A fascinating book for the folklorist and anyone interested in Gaelic culture.
Published : Wildwood House 1983,
£30.00

Campbell John Lorne - Fr. Allan McDonald of Eriskay, 1859-1905 Priest, Poet and Folklorist

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
£12.00

Campbell John Lorne (editor) - The Book of Barra

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
£50.00

Campbell, Neil and Smellie, R.Martin S. - The Royal Society of Edinburgh (1783-1983)

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,
£35.00

Campbell, Rev. Andrew - Crieff in the Great War

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
£35.00

Cargill Alexander (Editor) - Memorial of the Celebration of the Centenary of Savings Banks Held at Edinburgh 8th,9th and 10th June 1910

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
£18.00

Carment Samuel - Glimpses of the Olden Time: Being Extracts Illustrative of the Social Life and Manners of the Olden Time

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,292 + 4pp publisher's adverts. Extracts from newspapers etc. demonstrating what life was like in 18th and early 19th century Scotland.
Published : Norman MacLeod, Edinburgh 1893, First Edition
£18.00

Carney James and Greene David (editors) - Celtic Studies Essays in Memory of Angus Matheson 1912-1962

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one or two very small tears. 182pp. Frontispiece.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1968, First Edition
£12.00

Carrick, J.C. - Around Dalkeith : A Memorial of the Visit of King Edward and Queen Alexandra, 1903

A good plus copy in red, paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Lettered in black on upper board. Some browning to end-papers but no ownership inscription and not foxed. 156 pages. In addition to Dalkeith includes short chapters on Cockpen, Roslin Chapel, Lasswade, Carrington and Rosebery etc.
Published : P & D Lyle, Dalkeith 1904, First Edition
£25.00

Carswell Donald - Brother Scots

A good copy in dark green cloth. Pp.xi,237. Short biographical studies of six late 19th century Scots including John Stuart Blackie, Keir Hardie, Henry Drummond etc.
Published : Constable, London 1927, First Edition
£8.00

Carter Jennifer J.and Withrington Donald J. - Scottish Universities: Distinctiveness and Diversity

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 193pp. Essays addressing the central question as to what is the "real" Scottish University tradition.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£12.00

Carter Jenny and Rae Janet - Chambers Guide to Traditional Crafts of Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription on f.e.p. 128pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Chambers, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£5.00

Catford E.F. - Edinburgh the Story of a City

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with a small chip at the foot of the spine. 287pp. 27 illustrations. Map and plan. The story of the development of Edinburgh and the famous people who have lived there.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1975, First Edition
£8.00

Cawdor Hugh - Thistles in Aspic : Leaves from the Commonplace Book of Hugh Cawdor

Hardback. A fine copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In the original clear plastic wrapper. Pp.xi,258. Frontispiece. Head and tail pieces. The extracts here are described as "nuggets of concise, distilled excellence." Also included are four short stories.
Published : Angelika Cawdor, Cawdor Castle 2000, First Edition
£15.00

Chambers Robert - Notices of the Most Remarkable Fires in Edinburgh, From 1385 to 1824, Including an Account of the Great Fire of November 1824

Hardback. 16mo. Nd. c.1883. A good plus copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Would be very good but for a smallish patch of fading on the rear board. Decorated end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.iv,74 + 2 pages of publisher's adverts. Boards now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve.
Published : A & G Brown, Edinburgh,
£35.00

Chambers Robert - The Ancient Domestic Architecture of Edinburgh [and] Edinburgh Castle as Before the Siege of 1573

Hardback. This is a bound copy of two papers read before the Archaeological Institute in Edinburgh in July 1856 and probably dates from shotly after that time. Maroon boards with black leather spine lettered in gilt. Horizontal crease across rear board. Pencilled inscription on front fixed end-paper reads "Bought by me at sale of the Powfoulis library." 36 pages. Illustrated. A good copy.
Published : Privately Published,
£25.00