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Curr Christian - Queen's Shores and Other Verses

Illustrated by Tom Curr.
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Inscribed presentation copy from both author and illustrator. 64 pages. Line illustrations throughout. Poetry written in Edinburgh before and during the Second World War.
Published : Oliver & Bioyd, Edinburgh 1943, First Edition
£8.00

Cuthbertson David - The Student's Pilgrimage: University Stories and Sketches

Hardback. Undated but ownership inscription is dated 1904. Probably first edition. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black on upper board. Spine faded with a little wear at foot and chipping at head. Pp.vi,133. Frontispiece of the Old Quad, Edinburgh University. Tales of 19th century student life at Edinburgh University. A decent copy of a scarce title.
Published : William Bryce, Edinburgh,
£28.00

Daiches David - Charles Edward Stuart the Life and Times of Bonnie Prince Charlie

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with two small tears. 336pp. 31 illustrations. A biography based almost entirely on cotemporary sources.
Published : Thames and Hudson, London 1973, First Edition
£6.00

Dalgetty Arthur B. - The Church and Parish of Liff

Hardback. A good plus copy in a rather poor dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Some browning to end-papers and some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.[xx],93. 12 illustrations. Errata slip. A history of the parish of Liff in Angus. Rather uncommon.
Published : Harley & Cox, Dundee 1940, First Edition
£24.00

Dalrymple Hew H. (Editor) - Memoires of My Lord Drumlangrig's and His Brother Lord William's Travells Abroad for the Space of Three Yeares Beginnning Septr. 13th 1680

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Some light fore-edge foxing. Inscribed presentation copy from the editor. Pp.viii,75. Tissue guarded frontispiece and one other plate. James, Lord Drumlanrig and Lord William Douglas were sons of the 1st Duke of Queensberry. This is an account of a journey they made with their tutor through France and Italy beginning in 1680. A scarce limited printing.
Published : Privately Printed By T. And A. Constable Ltd, Edinburgh 1931, First Edition
£45.00

Daniel William S. (Editor) - History of the Abbey and Palace of Holyrood

Small 8vo. A very good copy in olive green cloth which is browned on the spine. Lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Small ownershjip inscription on front free end-paper. 208pp. 18 illustrations including 2 folding maps.
Published : Duncan Anderson, Edinburgh 1852,
£40.00

David Stark - Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Possible inscription from the author - "To Charles, Best Wishes, David." 328 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. Front end-paper map. Rear end-paper colour illustration. This is a history of the architectural practice of John Honeyman and Keppie (now Keppie Design) of which Charles Rennie MacKintosh was at one time the thid partner.
Published : Stenlake Publishing 2004, First Edition
£9.00

Davidson Andrew Rutherford - The History of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland 1856-1956

A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xviii,291. Illustrated.
Published : The Faculty of Actuaries, Edinburgh 1956, First Edition
£6.00

Dawson James Hooper - An Abridged Statistical History of Scotland---arranged Parochially with Biographical,historical and Descriptive Notices

Complete in one volume. A fair copy only in original brown cloth with tears at spine edges. Loose at front but not quite disbound. Bearing stamp of The Hirsel library. 1088pp + 45pp index. A good working copy.
Published : W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh 1853, First Edition
£35.00

Day T. Cuthbert - Arthur's Seat a Ruined Volcano

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has some soiling. 75pp + 32 plates at end. Frontispiece. 4 maps. A geological guide to Edinburgh's most famous hill.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£9.00

Day T. Cuthbert - Arthur's Seat a Ruined Volcano

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription. 75pp + 32 plates at end. Frontispiece. A guide to the geological treasures of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's famous landmark.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£8.00

Day, John Percival - Public Administration in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Pp.vii,407. Maps. Tables. Diagrams. Deals with poor relief and emigration, the land, the fishing industry, public health etc. in the period before the First World War.
Published : University of London Press, London 1918, First Edition
£35.00

Dean Peter & Carol - Passage of Time the Story of the Queensferry Passage and the Village of North Queensferry

4to. Paperback. A very good copy. 76pp + 2pp bibliography. Illustrated.
Published : Privately Published 1981, First Edition
£9.00

Dean Peter & Carol - Passage of Time the Story of the Queensferry Passage and the Village of North Queensferry

4to. Softcover. A very good copy. 79 pages. Many line drawings. For almost a thousand years the Queensferry over the River Forth was the principal ferry of Scotland.
Published : Privately Published 1981, First Edition
£9.00

Demarco Richard - Richard Demarco: A Life in Pictures

Softback. 4to. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 192 pages. Illustrated on the right-hand page throughout. "This is a book in which words and pictures are entwined to tell the story of n artist's life spent in contemplation not only of his own pictures but those of countless other."
Published : Famedram Publishers Ltd 1995, First Edition
£9.00

Denholm James M. - One Hundred Years of Scottish Life a History of the Scottish Life Assurance Company 1881-1981

A very good copy in the original glacine wrapper. 155pp. Illustrated.
Published : Chambers, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£7.00

Dennison E. Patricia et al - Painting the Town : Scottish Urban History in Art

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxxii,475. Numerous illustrations and maps with some in colour. Described as "a stunning visual record of contemporary images of Scotland's towns and townspeople before photography." [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage.].
Published : Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh 2013, First Edition
£18.00

Denoon, Charles - Maxton 2000: A History of the Parish of Maxton

Softback. A near fine copy. No ownership inscription or other marking. Ilustrations. Maps. A history of the Scottish Borders parish of Maxton undertaken as a celebration of the Millennium.
Published : Maccuston Press, Maxton 2000, First Edition
£10.00

Dent John and McDonald Rory - Christian Heritage in the Borders

Softback. A very good copy. 64 pages. Illustrated. A few words have been highlighted. Examines the history of the Christian church in the Scottish Borders, its effect on the land and people, and the buildings and other remains which can be seen today. Includes a list of sites with access arrangements.
Published : Scottish Borders Council, Melrose 1998, First Edition
£6.00

Dent John and McDonald Rory - Early Settlers in the Borders

A very good copy. Softcover. Ownership inscription. 96 pages. 16 colour plates. 33 figures. The early history of the Scottish borderland.
Published : Scottish Borders Council 1997, First Edition
£5.00

Dey Joan - Out Skerries an Island Community

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 133pp. Illustrations. Maps including fold-out map at rear. The history of Out Skerries, which are islands forming part of Shetland.
Published : The Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 1991, First Edition
£22.00

Dey, Joan - Out Skerries: An Island Community

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. There is a small stain on the inside of the wrapper which is not visible externally and does not affect the book itself. Inscribed presentation copy dated 1999 from "Joan" who may well be the author. 133 pages. Photographic illustrations (including colour) and line illustrations. Folding map at rear. The story of an island community forming part of the Shetland Islands.
Published : Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 1991, First Edition
£12.00

Diack, Francis C. - The Inscriptions of Pictland: An Essay on the Sculptured and Inscribed Stones of the North-East and North of Scotland: With Other Writings and Collections

Hardback. A near fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xix,207 + 33 illustrations at end. Frontispiece portrait of the author. While the largest Section of the book is on Pictish Stones, other Sections include "Place-Names of the North-Eastern Highlands" and Collections of songs, verse and anecdote comprising the last gatherings of Aberdeenshire Gaelic.
Published : Third Spalding Club, Aberdeen 1944, First Edition
£65.00

Dick Stewart - The Pageant of the Forth

A good copy in rather faded covers. 258pp. 24 tipped-in colour illustrations. The story of the river and Firth of Forth and the towns on its shores.
Published : T. N. Foulis, London 1910, First Edition
£15.00

Dickinson William Croft and Pryde George S. - Scotland from the Earliest Times to 1603 and Scotland from 1603 to the Present Day

A good two volume set in red cloth the boards of both volumes being rather marked. Prize label in volume 1. Pp. 408 and 359. Folding map at rear of each volume Tables. These volumes comprise "A New History of Scotland".
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, First Edition
£14.00

Dickson Robert - Introduction of the Art of Printing Into Scotland

A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Bevelled edges. Upper board a little marked. This is no. 106 of the small paper edition of 500 copies. Pp.xvi,98. 27 illustrations. Three of the six chapters are on Androw Myllar.
Published : J & J.P. Edmond & Spark, Aberdeen 1885, First Edition
£38.00

Dilke Margaret S. And Templeton A.A. - The Third Statistical Account of Scotland: The County of Dunbarton

A very good copy in a good (and now protected) dustwrapper with some tears and a couple of small chips. Presentation label on front end-paper. 333pp. 21 plates. 28 text figures.
Published : Collins, Glasgow 1959, First Edition
£10.00

Dixon, John H. - Pitlochry Past and Present

Hardback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xiii,284. 100 plates including three in colour. Described as a guide book for visitors and tourists and for boy scouts studying for the Pathfinder badge.
Published : L. MacKay, Pitlochry 1925, First Edition
£30.00

Doddridge P. - Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of the Hon. Colonel Jas. Gardiner, Who Was Slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745. With an Appendix Relating to the Ancient Family of the Monroes of Fowlis

(14cm x 9cm). A fair copy in a worn leather binding which is a little chipped.. Lacking the title-piece. Boards just holding. Ownership inscription dated 1812. 249 pages. Lacking frontispiece. Gardiner was a Scottish soldier who fought with distinction in the British Army in several battle including Ramillies. He died at the Battle of Prestonpans, close to his family home, when his dragoons fled from the Highland charge near the start of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
Published : T. Hamilton, London 1808,
£12.00

Dodds James (Editor) - The Diary and General Expenditure Book of William Cunningham of Craigends Commissioner to the Convention of Estates and Member of Parliament for Renfrewshire Kept Chiefly from 1673 to 1680

Hardback. In the original dark blue boards which are damp-faded especially on the spine. Internally very good and unopened. Pp.xliv,150.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1887, First Edition
£12.00

Donaldson Gordon - A Northern Commonwealth Scotland and Norway

A very good copy. Paperback. 170pp. Illustrated. A history of the historical links between Scotland and Norway.
Published : Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£6.00

Donaldson Gordon - A Northern Commonwealth Scotland and Norway

A very good copy. Softback. 170pp. Illustrated. Explores the links between Scotland and Norway over the centuries.
Published : Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£6.00

Donaldson Gordon - The Faith of the Scots

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some fading to the red spine lettering. Part of book token with gift inscription pasted to front fixed end-paper. Small ownership label. 160 pages. 16 illustrations. This is a history of Christianity in Scotland.
Published : B.T. Batsford, London 1990, First Edition
£20.00

Donaldson M. E. M. - Islesmen of Bride : Being Pictures of Native Life in Certain of the Hebrides Daily Throughout the Year

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board and with a decoration of a galley in white on the upper board. A little wear to spine tips. Bookplate and inscriptions on front end-papers. 165pp + 24pp publisher's catalogue. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece. Hebridean life in the early part of the 20th century.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1922, First Edition
£38.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Isles of Home: Seventy Years of Shetland

Hardback.A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Map illustrated front endpapers. Many coloured and black and white photographs. 212 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is protected in a removable cover. The author states that in 1983 a book appeared with the title Isles of Home: Sixty years of Shetland. This volume is not a sequel to that one nor is it merely a second, amended edition, and might perhaps best be styled a revised version.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
£15.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Isles of Home: Sixty Years of Shetland

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has some ink writing on front inner flap. Signed by the author on front end-paper. 188 pages. 60 illustrations.
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1983, First Edition
£8.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Northwards by Sea

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn, dustwrapper which shows some sun fading. 162 pages. 35 illustrations. 8 plans. Gives "an account of all the steamers and motor vessels which have plied to Caithness and the northern isles of Orkney and Shetland since the 1830's". This second edition is completely revised and enlarged.
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1978,
£8.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Scottish Church History

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xii,245. 7 illustrations. Comprises seventeen chapters dealing with various aspects of Scottish church history from the Dark Ages to the twentieth century.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition
£20.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Sir William Fraser: The man and his work

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author. No other inscription or internal marking. 93 pages. Two illustrations. Fraser was a late 19th century record scholar and genealogist who wrote histories of a number of the leading noble and landed families of Scotland.
Published : The Edina Press, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition
£9.00

Donaldson, Gordon (Editor) - Accounts of the Collectors of Thirds of Benefices 1561-1572

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper (of a former Keeper of the Records of Scotland). Pp.xli,335. In 1562, shortly after the Reformation in Scotland, it was ordered that one-third of all church revenues were to be collected annually and divided between the Crown and the Reformed Church. This record of what was collected and its value provides valuable infomation for the historian.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1949, First Edition
£18.00

Donnachie, Ian - A History of the Brewing Industry in Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,287. Plates, tables, maps and figures. A history of Scotland's brewing industry from the seventeenth century onwards.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£10.00

Donnachie, Ian - History of the Brewing Industry in Scotland

A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,287. 88 tables. Plates, figures and maps. A detailed history of the brewing industry in Scotland from the 17th century to the date of the book.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£10.00

Dougal John Wilson - Island Memories

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black. In a good dustwrapper which has some edge chipping and tears. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 187 pages. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations (including a double-page map of Lewis and Harris. Introduction by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor. The author was an amateur geologist who spent much leisure time in the early 20th century in the Hebrides, especially Lewis and Harris. This book is a memorial volume compiled by his family from his papers and articles. Chapter headings include: "The Lonely Glens of Uist"; "Scottish Fireside Tales"; "A Glimpse of Rona" etc. Uncommon and interesting.
Published : The Moray Press, Edinburgh & London 1937, First Edition
£35.00