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Cowan Samuel - The Lord Chancellors of Scotland from the Constitution of the Office to the Treaty of Union

A very good two volume set in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on upper board. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. Vol. 1, pp.xvi,306. Frontispiece and eight plates. Vol. 11,pp.viii,299. Frontispiece and eight plates. Plates collated. Covers the period from the 10th century to the early 18th century.
Published : W & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
£45.00

Cowan Samuel - The Lord Chancellors of Scotland from the Institution of the Office to the Treaty of Union

A very good two volume set. Some fading to the spines and a small neat repair at the head of the spine of volume 1. Vol. 1 pp.xvi,307. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. Vol. 11 pp.viii,299. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations.
Published : W & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
£35.00

Cowan Samuel - The Royal House of Stuart; from Its Origin to the Accession of the House of Hanover

Hardback. A just about good two volume set in red cloth lettered in gilt. Spines faded and ink stain to fore-edge of front board of both volumes. Single stamp of a church in each volume. A little foxing. Bindings sound. Vol.I,pp.xvii,528. Vol.II,pp.vii,547. Many illustrations.
Published : Greening & Co, London 1908, First Edition
£20.00

Cox, Richard A.V. - The Language of the Ogam Inscriptions of Scotland : Contributions to the Study of Ogam, Runic and Roman Alphabet Inscriptions in Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,187. Map. Tables. Figures.
Published : Department of Cetic University of Aberdeen 1999, First Edition
£30.00

Craig G.Y. And Hull J.H. (Editors) - James Hutton - Present and Future

A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,184. Figures. Consists of papers relating to the great Scottish geologist given at a conference in Edinburgh in 1997 to mark the bicentenary of his death. Uncommon.
Published : The Geological Society, London 1999, First Edition
£30.00

Craig, W. S. - History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xxix,1125 + two pages of signatures of some Presidents of the College. 58 illustrations. Described as "an excellently researched and captivating history" which "is a wonderful tribute to three hundred years of public service". [This heavy book weighs more than two kilos and will require additional postage].
Published : Blackwell Scientific Publications 1976, First Edition
£25.00

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

Craik Sir Henry - A Century of Scottish History from the Days Before the '45 to Those Within Living Memory

Hardbacks. A very good, bright, two volume set in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little edge foxing. Vol.I,pp.xiii,486. Partly unopened. Vol.II,pp.x,472. Unopened. A history of Scotland from the Union of 1707 to the Disruption of 1843.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1901, First Edition
£25.00

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

Crawford Barbara E. (editor) - Essays in Shetland History: Heidursrit to T.M.Y. Manson

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiii,271. 32 illustrations. This is a collection of essays written in honour of Dr. Manson's 80th birthday.
Published : Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 1984, First Edition
£18.00

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 A.D. - A History of Rannoch

Softback. A near very good copy. 76 pages. Line illustrations and maps. Errata slip tipped-in. A history of the area around Loch Rannoch in Western Perthshire.
Published : Published By the Author, Rannoch 1984, First Edition
£8.00

Cunningham Allan - The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern; with an Introduction and Notes, Historical and Critical, and Characters of the Lyric poets

Hardbacks. Four volumes in two. A good set in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Some wear to boards. Five raised bands and gilt decoration to spines. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Lengthy introduction and interesting notes.
Published : John Taylor, London 1825, First Edition
£125.00

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

Cunnison J. And Gilfillan J.B.S. (Editors) - The Third Statistical Account of Scotland Glasgow

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small chip on the rear panel. Bookplate. 1008 pages. Frontispiece. 24 plates. 38 figures. Folding map. "An intimate picture of the life of Scotland's largest city in the middle of the twentieth century".
Published : Collins, Glasgow 1958, First Edition
£14.00

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

Cusine D. J. (Editor) - A Scots Conveyancing Miscellany: Essays in Honour of Professor J. M. Halliday

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.x,179. Frontispiece.
Published : W. Green & Son Ltd, Edinburgh 1987, First Edition
£20.00

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

Davie George Elder - The Democratic Intellect : Scotland and Her Universities in the Nineteenth Century

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xx,372. Frontispiece and 8 plates. A highly regarded study of the Anglicisation of Scottish University education in the 19th century.
Published : Edinburgh Unversity Press 1964, Second Edition
£15.00

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