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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. 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
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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, First Edition Thus
Illustrated by Rachel Ainslie Grant Duff.
Hardback. A near very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and with pictorial onlay to upper board. Two small tears in cloth at spine edges. Top edge gilt. Some browning to end-papers but no ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.li,172. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and four other colour illustrations. Includes two tales in Gaelic: "The Three Ways" and "The Fisherman".
Published : John Grant, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
Hardback. A fair copy. Boards a bit marked with spine lettering completely faded. Ex-Universtiy library copy with various stamps (including a Withdrawn stamp). Good internally apart from the stamps. Pp.xxxviii,[ii],292. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Introduction and bibliographical notes by Alfred Nutt.
Published : David Nutt, London 1891, First Edition
Softback. 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 copy in a complete and untorn glacine wrapper. Pp.xvi,186. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations including colour. A history of Scotland's premier society "for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge." This copy belonged to a former President of the Society and comes with two loose enclosures relevant to the society including a 16 page booklet published on the occasion of the opening by the Queen of the reconstructed rooms of the Society in 1983.
Published : The Royal Society of Edinburgh 1983, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Ownership inscription erased from front end-paper. Pp.xiv,,323. 16 colour illustrations. 25 monochrome illustrations. 3 maps. The story of an Inner Hebridean island written by its then owner.
Published : Oxford University Press 1984, 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,
A very good copy. Paperback. Signed by the author. Pp.xi,238. Illustrated. The history of two districts in South Edinburgh.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has one smalish edge tear. Signed by the author on the half-title. Pp.xii,132. A collection of photographs, with commentary, including a section in colour.
Published : Malcolm Cant Publications, Edinburgh 2001, First Edition
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