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Craigie, James - A Bibliography of Scottish Education Before 1872

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Smallish ownership inscription. 255 pages. This is a compehensive guide to the materials on which any history of Scottish education up to 1872 would require to be based.
Published : University of London Press 1970, First Edition
£8.00

Crampsey R.A. - The Breezy Links o' Troon: A History of Royal Troon Golf Club 1878 - 2000

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,224. Numerous illustrations, many in colour. The history of a championship golf course.
Published : Royal Troon Golf Club 2001, First Edition
£25.00

Crawfurd George - A Sketch of the Rise and Progress of the Trades' House of Glasgow, Its Constitution, Funds and Bye-Laws

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth. Pp.xi,332. Folding plan at rear.
Published : Bell & Bain, Glasgow 1858, First Edition
£25.00

Creech William - Edinburgh Fugitive Pieces: With Letters Containing a Comparative View of the Modes of Living, Arts, Commerce, Lierature, Manners Etc of Edinburgh at Different Periods

A reading copy with a number of faults. Spine very worn, lacks portrait of Creech, the title page is laid down and incomplete, a few mostly pencilled annotations etc. But a cheap copy of a fascinating book for anyone interested in Edinburgh.
Published : John Fairbairn, Edinburgh 1815,
£18.00

Creswell Clarendon Hyde - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Historical Notes from 1505 To1905

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy still in the original plain white paper wrapper (which is a bit chipped and torn). Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. A lovely clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xv,315. 8 illustrations. Includes a List of Subscribers.
Published : Privately Printed for the College By Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
£15.00

Creswell Clarendon Hyde - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Historical Notes from 1505 to 1905

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A little wear to spine ends. Ownership inscription of A. C. Creswell. Pp.xv,315. 8 illustrations. Subscribers' list.
Published : Privately Printed For the College By Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
£15.00

Crichton-Browne James - Stray Leaves from a Physician's Portfolio

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.ix,351. The author was a leading Scottish psychiatrist and medical psychologist. Included are a number of essays on health matters and more general essays on e. g. "Thomas Carlyle's Student Days", "Claret in Scotland", "The Drama in Scotland" etc.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London, First Edition
£12.00

Crockett S.R. - Mad Sir Uchtred of the Hills

A very good copy. Paper covers. 189 pages + 16pp. adverts. A volume in the "Autonym Library" series.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1894, Second Edition
£15.00

Crockett S.R. - Raiderland All About Grey Galloway Its Stories, Traditions, Characters, Humours

Illustrated by Joseph Pennell.
A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Lacks front end-paper. 327pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1904, Second Edition
£10.00

Crockett S.R. - The Playactress

A good copy in beige cloth lettered in blue. Top edge gilt. A rather fragile little item. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Rear hinge starting to go. 210 pages. A volume in the publisher's "Autonym Library" series.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1894, First Edition
£12.00

Crowther Joan - The "Old Schoolhose" of Cramond, Edinburgh and Education in Cramond 1653-1875

A very good copy of this soft-cover pamphlet. 49pp. Illustrated. UK postage on this item one pound.
Published : Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh 1965, First Edition
£5.00

Cruickshank Graeme - Prestonpans Pottery a Definitive Study of Scotland's Heritage

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 288 pages. Nearly 400 illustrations including many in colour. Prestonpans was the centre of the Scottish pottery industry in the 18th century and the tradition continued up to the 1930s. This is the definitive history of that industry.
Published : Prestoungrange University Press with Burke's Peerage and Gentry, Prestonpans 2007, First Edition
£60.00

Cruickshank Graeme (Editor) - A Sense of Place Studies in Scottish Local History

A very good copy in card covers. Pp.xv,201. Frontispiece and 52 illustrations. This is a volume of essays commissioned as a tribute to Professor Eric Forbes. Includes essays entitled "The Legend of Holyrood", "Towards an Oral History of Rosewell" and "Aberdour: The Evolution of a Seaside Resort".
Published : Scotland's Cultural Heritage Unit, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£8.00

Cruickshank James - Newhills the Annals of the Parish

A very good copy in a chipped and torn dustwrapper. Signed by the author. 68pp. Illustrated. Folding map at rear. The annals of an Aberdeenshire parish.
Published : Privately Published 1934, First Edition
£35.00

Cumming C. F. Gordon - In the Hebrides

Hardback. Internally a very good, clean copy but externally the spine is detached (and in two pieces) from the half-leather binding. Pp.x,[2],431. 24 illustrations. Chapters on Iona, St. Kilda, The Quiraing, Legends and Folklore etc. A suitable copy for rebinding.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1883, New Edition
£50.00

Cunningham Allan and Mackay Charles (Editors) - Ramsay and the Earlier Poets of Scotland to Which is Added Ancient Ballads and Songs

Hardback. Nd. c.1870? A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and black. Some wear to spine ends. All edges gilt. Foxing/browning to end-papers but otherwise largely clean. Pp.xliv,679. 43 tissue-guarded steel engravings. Includes the poems of Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson and others together with "Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland".
Published : J. S. Virtue & Co, London,
£45.00

Cunningham M.H. & Kenneth A.G. - The Flora Of Kintyre

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 89pp. Map.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1979, First Edition
£5.00

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
£12.00

Cuthbert Alex. A. - Memories of Garliestown

Softback. A very good copy although covers a bit dust-soiled. Ink inscription on title page reads: "To John D. Mackie Esq. B. A. with the writer's kind regards." 46 pages. 8 illustrations. Recollections of life in a Galloway village.
Published : J. Maxwell & Son, Dumfries 1908, First Edition
£25.00

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,
£35.00

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
£30.00

Dalrymple David, Lord Hailes (Editor) - Ancient Scottish Poems Published from the MS. of George Bannatyne, MDLXVIII

Hardback. 12mo. A good plus copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some rubbing to boards especially the spine. Bookplate of William Patrick Adam, a British colonial adminstrator and Liberal politician, of Blair Adam in Kinross-shire, and ownerhip inscription of D. Hay Fleming, the Scottish historian and antiquary. Pp.xii,330 + a page of "Words not Understood" and errata page. A few pencil markings in the text.
Published : Printed By A. Murray and J. Cochran for John Balfour, Edinburgh 1770, First Edition
£80.00

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

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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
£45.00

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

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

Deas James - The River Clyde: An Historical Description of the Rise and Progress of the Harbour of Glasgow, and of the Improvement of the River from Glasgow to Port-Glasgow

Hardback. A good, sound, copy in the original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xi,127. Five folding plates at end. 16 tables. A history of Clyde navigation and the story of the various engineering works which converted the Clyde from a shallow stream "into a noble river, capable of bearing on its waters the commerce and ships of all nations."An uncommon book and an interesting one for the technical detail it goes into.
Published : James Maclehose, Glasgow 1876, First Edition
£65.00

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

Hardback. 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
£8.00

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
£14.00

Deyell, Bertie (Editor) - Shetland Proverbs and Sayings

Softback. A very good copy in green card covers lettered in black. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,92. Lists over 700 Shetland proverbs and sayings in the Shetland dialect followed by a version in English. The first comprehensive collection of Shetland proverbs to be published.
Published : Shetland Folk Society, Lerwick 1993, First Edition
£20.00