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Bruce John - History of the Parish of West or Old Kilpatrick and of the Church and Certain Lands In the Parish of East or New Kilpatrick

Hardback. A good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt and with the gilt stamp of the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow on the front board. Top edge gilt. Pp.x,342. Illustrated.
Published : John Smith & Son, Glasgow 1893, First Edition
£40.00

Bryce W. Moir - The Black Friars of Edinburgh

Hardback. 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
£15.00

Bryce William Moir - The Scottish Grey Friars Vol.I History and Vol.II Documents

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
£100.00

Buchan Alex R. - The Port of Peterhead from Its Establishment to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

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 Thus
£40.00

Buchan John - Sir Walter Scott

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Bookplate. 387pp. Partly unopened. A biography of the famous novelist.
Published : Cassell, London 1932, First Edition
£7.00

Buchan John - The Man and the Book Sir Walter Scott

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
£6.00

Buchan John - Tweedside Echoes and Moorland Musings

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
£90.00

Buchan John & Smith George Adam - The Kirk in Scotland 1560-1929

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark red cloth with title and burning bush emblem in gilt on front board and slightly faded title on spine. No inscriptions. 4 illustrations including frontispiece. 244 pages. "This book has been prepared at the request of the leaders of the Church of Scotland who desired to have in some popular form a memorial of the great events of last year." Buchan wrote two of the three chapters.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton 1930, First Edition
£14.00

Buchan Peter - Gleanings of Scarce Old Ballads with Explanatory Notes

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,
£65.00

Buchanan George - The Jephtha and Baptist

Hardback. 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, First Edition Thus
£180.00

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
£25.00

Buchanan, Ken [with Nigel Duncan] - Buchanan: High Life and Hard Times

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 160 pages. Numerous illustrations. The autobiography of the former world lightweight boxing champion.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1986, First Paperback Edition
£15.00

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

Hardback. 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,
£70.00

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
£40.00

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
£25.00

Burns John - Gardening in Orkney and Shetland

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.ix,79 + blank pages for notes. 12 colour illustrations. The first (and only?) book to deal exclusively with gardening in Orkney and Shetland.
Published : The Shetland Times Ltd, Lerwick 1976, First Edition
£18.00

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 complete edition of Burns' poems and songs.
Published : James Mckie, Kilmarnock 1869,
£170.00

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, First Edition Thus
£30.00

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,
£35.00

Burns Robert (Edited By J. De Lancey Ferguson) - The Letters of Robert Burns Volumes I and II Complete

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. A clean set with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Vol. I Pp.xlix,[iii],382. Frontispiece and three facsimiles. Vol. II pp.[viii],413. Frontispiece and four facsimiles.
Published : Oxford University Press 1931, First Edition
£40.00

Burns Robert (Edited By Jmaes Barke and Sydney Goodsir Smith) - The Merry Muses of Caledonia

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Trace of a smallish label having been removed from front free end-paper otherwise a nice clean copy internally. 223 pages. 3 illustrations. Presents in an "unexpurgated, scholarly edition the most authentic versions available of Robert Burns's original texts." A collection of bawdy songs written or collected by Burns.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Loanhead 1982,
£14.00

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

Hardback. 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 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, Third Edition
£8.00

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, Reprint
£7.00

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
£95.00

Buxton, Ben - Mingulay : An Island and Its People

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. 200 pages. 22 plates. 6 maps. A comprehensive and quite difficult to find study of a now uninhabited island at the southern tip of the Outer Hebrides.
Published : Birlinn, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£45.00

Cadell, Patrick; Matheson, Ann (Editors) - For the Encouragement of Learning : Scotland's National Library, 1689-1989

Hardback. A fine copy in a dustwrapper which would be fine but for some fading to the spine. Pp.xii,316. Illustrated. This is the first detailed examination of the birth and development of the Library of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh which became the finest library in Scotland and the books from which (other than the legal works) became the nucleus of the National Library of Scotland to which they were donated in 1925.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£45.00

Cage, R. A. (Editor) - The Working Class in Glasgow, 1750-1914

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one very small edge tear. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.xix,203. Chapters on "Housing" by John Butt; "Glasgow Working-Class Politics" by I.G.C. Hutchison; "Popular Culture in Glasgow" by Elspeth King + other chapters on population and employment, health and poor relief.
Published : Croom Helm 1987, First Edition
£25.00

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

Softback. 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
£20.00

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, Reprint
£30.00

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
£45.00

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

Hardback. 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, Second Edition
£9.00

Cameron John - The Clan Cameron: a Brief Sketch of Its History and Traditions, with Short Notices of Eminent Clansmen

Hardback. A just about good copy in boards which show some soiling and with a one inch tear at the join of the spine and lower board. Upper hinges cracked. 95 pages. 14 illustrations.
Published : D. MacLeod, Kirkintilloch 1894, First Edition
£40.00

Cameron, Duncan - Muster Roll of the Manse 1914 1919

Hardback. Nd. 1919? A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board, the cover design being by D.Y. Cameron, the well-known artist. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 162 pages. The first edition of this book, published in 1915, was called "Sons of the Manse" but as this much longer edition "includes the names of Combatant Ministers and of Chaplains on Active Service who are not sons, as well as the names of many Daughters of the Manse" it was thought proper by the editor to modify the title. Entries include rank, regiment, whether wounded or killed, and the name of the manse they came from. Arranged by presbytery this is a record of the contribution made by the Church of Scotland in the First World War. Quite scarce.
Published : Wm Hodge & Co, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Final Edition
£65.00

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

Hardback. 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

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
£160.00

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
£160.00

Campbell H. F. - Caithness and Sutherland

Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth lettered in black. Small mark on spine. No ownership inscription. Some end-paper browning but not foxed. Pp.ix,168. Illustrations. Maps and diagrams. A volume in the Cambridge County Geographies series.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1920, First Edition
£30.00

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, First Edition Thus
£20.00