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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

Carragher, P. Charles - Saltcoats: Old and New "Scotland's Quaintest Burgh" Its Lost Links and Landmarks Restored

Illustrated by Louis B. Carragher.
Hardback. A good plus copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. Small (private library?) label on front fixed end-paper together with date stamp but no other markings. Some end-paper foxing but otherwise clean internally. 135 pages. Illustrated. "The present volume claims to be the first to do justice to the town's picturesque individuality, or to give to its fascinating story the exclusive treatment it has so long demanded."
Published : Archd. Wallace, Saltcoats 1909, First Edition
£50.00

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

Chalmers A.K. - The Health of Glasgow 1818-1925 an Outline

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,462. 18 charts, etc. some folding. A serious and substantial study with chapters on sanitation, housing and all the main diseases.
Published : The Corporation of the City of Glasgow 1930, First Edition
£38.00

Chalmers A.K. - The Health of Glasgow 1818-1925 an Outline

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Corner cut from blank front end-paper. A little pencil marking in text. Pp.xviii,462. 18 charts etc. some folding. A serious and substantial study with chapters on sanitation, housing and all the main diseases.
Published : Corporation of the City of Glasgow 1930, First Edition
£32.00

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 copy in the original cloth, decorated on the upper board. The cloth shows some wear. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.iv,74 + 2 pages of publisher's adverts.
Published : Ballantyne Press for A & G Brown, Edinburgh, Reprint
£35.00

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,
£50.00

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

Chambers Robert - The Popular Rhymes of Scotland

Small 8vo. A very good copy in a modern cloth rebind with new end-papers. Pp.xvi,319. The title page refers to illustrations but there is no indication of any ever having been present. Includes rhymes on families of distinction, slogans of families and towns, rhymes appropriate to superstitions etc. This first edition is uncommon.
Published : William Hunter, Edinburgh 1826, First Edition
£45.00

Chambers Robert - Walks in Edinburgh

Hardback. Nd. c.1887. A near very good copy in original cloth binding which is darkened on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. This is no. 475 of 500 copies and is a reprint of a work first published in 1825. Bookplate. Pp.xii,276 + 2pp publisher's adverts. An interesting look at Edinburgh in the early 19th century.
Published : A & G Brown, Edinburgh, Reprint
£25.00

Chambers Robert (editor) - The Songs of Scotland Prior to Burns with the Tunes

Hardback. A very good copy in decorated blue cloth. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription. Moderate foxing. 462 pages. Vignettes. Includes an introductory historical sketch and a note on each song.
Published : W & R Chambers, Edinburgh 1890,
£15.00

Cheape Hugh - Bagpipes : A National Collection of a National Instrument

Softback. A near fine copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.v,[i],154. Numerous illustrations including some in colour. CD-ROM in pocket at rear. Described as "an account of the musicology of the bagpipe in its European context."
Published : NMS Enterprises Ltd., Edinburgh 2008, First Edition
£14.00

Checkland, Olive and Lamb Margaret (Editors) - Health Care As Social History : The Glasgow Case

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Upper board tips a little bumped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xx,285. Tables, figures, plates and maps. Essays which together provide a comprehensive view of health care in Glasgow and the West of Scotland from 1830 to 1980.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1982, First Edition
£15.00

Cherry Alastair - Princes Poets and Patrons the Stuarts and Scotland

A fine copy. Softcover. 130pp. Many illustrations including colour. Focuses on the cultural impact of the Stuarts as poets, musicians, scholars and patrons of art and architecture rather than on politics.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1987, First Edition
£9.00

Chesher Susan, Foster Linda and Hogben Laurence - A Short History of the Villages Charlestown, Limekilns and Pattiesmuir

4to. Softback. A very good copy. 22 pages. Illustrated. Folding map. The story of three Fife villages.
Published : Norman Fotheringham - Charlestown, Limekilns and Pattiesmuir Community Council 1979, First Edition
£12.00

Chitnis, Anand C. - The Scottish Enlightenment and Early Victorian English Society

Hardback. A very good ccopy in a very good dustwrapper. Red lettering on dustwrapper spine is faded but readable. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 201 pages.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1986, First Edition
£10.00

Christie James - The Medical Institutions of Glasgow: A Handbook Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association Held in Glasgow August 1888

Hardback. A good copy in maroon cloth which is faded on the spine and with some wear to spine ends. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,198. Illustrations. Plans. This second edition contains additional illustratioins. Gives inforamtion on Glasgow hospitals, lunatic asylums, dispensaries, convalescent homes, medical societies etc.
Published : James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1889, Second Edition
£25.00

Clark John - A Blaw O' Culter Air

A very good copy. Softcover. Inscribed by the author. 48 pages. Poetry in the dialect of north-east Scotland.
Published : Culter Community Council 1982, First Edition
£8.00

Clark Ronald W. - Balmoral Queen Victoria's Highland Home

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper.144pp. 114 illustrations. An account of Queen Victoria's relationship with Balmoral and the life that went on there.
Published : Thames & Hudson, New York 1981, First USA Edition
£10.00

Clark Victoria E. - The Port of Aberdeen : a History of Its Trade and Shipping from the 12th Century to the Present Day

Hardback. A good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Spine lettering faded. Trace of a damp stain to upper board. Some red staining near the top fore-edge of the front fixed and free end-papers. This is no. 202 of 300 copies. Pp.xiii,178. Four black and white plates. Uncommon.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1921, First Edition
£35.00

Clark W. Fordyce - Shetland Nights: Tales from the Land of the "Simmer Dim"

Nd. c. 1930's? A good copy in the original pictorial wraps which show some soiling. Ownership inscription. Pp.xi,173. Tales from Shetland.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, New Issue
£12.00

Clement A.G. And Robertson Robert H. - Scotland's Scientific Heritage

A very good copt in a near vg dustwrapper with a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 151pp. 6 figures. 5 tables. This is the first history of the part played by Scots in the development of science, medicine and engineering from the Renaissance onwards.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1961, First Edition
£8.00

Cloyd, E. L. - James Burnett, Lord Monboddo

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped, dustwrapper which is otherwise complete and untorn and now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some light edge foxing. Pp.xii,[4],196. 4 plates. A study of the life and views of an eighteenth century Scottish judge and thinker.
Published : Oxford University Press 1972, First Edition
£30.00

Coats R.H. - Travellers' Tales of Scotland

A good copy in grey cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 275pp. Not so much a book of tales as a book about persons who travelled to Scotland and wrote about their experiences.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1913, First Edition
£12.00

Cobbett William - Cobbett's Tour in Scotland; and in the Four Northern Counties of England: In the Autumn of the Year 1832

Hardback. 12mo. A near very good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece and with five raised bands. Bookplate. Not foxed. 264 pages. This is esentially a vindication of Scotland and its people in the face of prejudice in England.
Published : Published at 11 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London 1833, First Edition
£120.00

Cobbett William, Green Daniel (ed) - Cobbett's Tour in Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's dark brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Foreword by Lord Grimond. 201 pages. Fine illustrated dustwrapper which is not clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen 1984, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Cochran-Patrick R.W. - Mediaeval Scotland

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some browning to end-papers. Pp.viii,200 + 24pp. adverts. Frontispiece. Chapters on agriculture, manufactures, fisheries, taxation, revenue, trade, commerce, weights and measures.
Published : James Maclehose, Glasgow 1892, First Edition
£14.00

Cockburn Harry A. (Editor) - Some Letters of Lord Cockburn with Pages Omitted from the Memorials of His Time

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,130. Foreword by Lord Sands. (Loosely enclosed is a letter to a more recent Scots judge - the former owner of this book - enclosing a hand-written recollection of Sir Walter Scott copied from Margaret Hope's Recollections of 1891 and not published with other Recollections).
Published : Grant & Murray, Edinburgh 1932, First Edition
£12.00

Cockburn Henry - Letters Chiefly Connected with the Affairs of Scotland from Henry Cockburn --- to Thomas Francis Kennedy M.P.

Hardback. A fair copy in the original boards which show some wear and tear at the spine ends. The front and back hinges have been strengthened with tape. Pp.viii,540,liii. Frontispiece.
Published : William Ridgway., London 1874, First Edition
£30.00

Cockburn James Hutchison - The Celtic Church in Dunblane; a View of the Scottish Church from S. Ninian to the Culdees and the Coming of the Roman Catholic Church

A very good copy in the rather fragile dustwrapper which has a few tears and chips. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,216. Maps. Illustrations. The book endeavours "to fit the early history of religion in Dunblane into its place in the Celtic Church of Scotland".
Published : The Society of Friends of Dunblane Cathedral 1954, First Edition
£15.00

Cocker W. D. - Brave Days of Old: Tales of the Western Highlands

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 212 pages.
Published : Gowans & Gray, Glasgow and London 1926, First Edition
£15.00

Colledge Pat - The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society 1761-2011

Hardback. A near fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 277 pages. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. The history of the fourth oldest golf club in the world. (Please note this is a very heavy book so extra postage will be required.)
Published : St Andrews Golf Press 2012, First Edition
£65.00

Colledge Pat - The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society 1761-2011

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 277 pages. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. The history of the fourth oldest golf club in the world. [Please note this is a very heavy book so extra postage will be required.]
Published : St. Andrews Golf Press 2012, First Edition
£60.00

Colledge W.G.P. - Mortonhall Golf Club, 1892-1992

Hardback. A fine copy in the original glacine wrapper. Pp.x,255. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. The history of an Edinburgh golf club.
Published : Privately Published, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£9.00

Collier Adam - The Crofting Problem

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which is a little chipped and torn at the foot of the spine. A clean copy with little foxing and no ownership inscription. Pp.xv,191. Plates, figures and tables. A "scholarly, far-sighted and illuminating" study of the traditional form of land-holding in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1953, First Edition
£20.00

Colquhoun John - Lectures on Natural History

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Inscribed presentation copy "from the Author" dated 1876. Comprises four individual lectures which have been bound together as follows: "Lecture on "Sport", 1874, 36 p.p. on field sports; "Lecture on Instinct and Reason", 1874, 31pp, dealing with instinct in animals and whether it deserves to be called reason; "Lecture on the Ferae Naturae of the British Islands," (1873), 46pp; and "Lecture on the Natural History of the British Islands" (1856),30pp. Some foxing to early and late pages but a decent copy of a scarce item.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1874, First Edition Thus
£65.00

Colquhoun John - The Moor and the Loch Containing Minute Instructions in All Highland Sports

Hardback. A fair to good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Lower board a bit marked. A piece of paper has been pasted to the top inch of the front free end-paper, presumably to hide an ownership inscription. Half-title starting to come loose. Pp.xxiii,496 + 24pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. A wide-ranging hunting, shooting, fishing book.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1888, New Edition
£20.00

Colquhoun John - The Moor and the Loch Containing Minute Instructions in All Highland Sports

Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in black on upper board. Large corner clipped from front end-paper and half-title. Pp.xxiii,496. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. A wide-ranging book covering all manner of hunting, shooting and fishing.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1888, New Edition
£32.00

Colston James - The Guildry of Edinburgh : Is it an Incorporation? With Introductory Remarks Concerning "Gilds" and an Appendix

Hardback. A near very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with Edinburgh's coat of arms on upper board. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Limited to 300 copies. Pp.x,208. With eight Appendices including "names of gentlemen who have filled the office of Dean of Guild of the City of Edinburgh from 1583 to the present" and "list of members of the Dean of Guild Court of Edinburgh from 1833 to the present time."
Published : Colston & Company, Edinburgh 1887, First Edition
£25.00