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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

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
£15.00

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 - 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 - 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,
£10.00

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

Douglas Francis - A General Description of the East Coast of Scotland, from Edinburgh to Cullen, Including a Brief Account of the Universities of St. Andrews and Aberdeen, of the Trade and Manufactures Carried on in the Large Towns, and the Improvements of the Country

Hardback. Externally only fair with rather worn, loose and marked boards and lacking part of spine. Corner cut from front end-paper but otherwise a good copy internally. 247 pages. First published in 1782 the book takes the form of a series of letters sent to a friend while the author was undertaking a journey up the east coast of Scotland in 1780. A good reading or rebinding copy.
Published : D. Chalmers & Co, Aberdeen 1826,
£42.00

Douglas J.H. - A History of Tantallon Golf Club 1853-1995

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 126 pages. Illustrations. The history of a North Berwick golf club.
Published : Tantallon Golf Club, North Berwick 1996, First Edition
£18.00

Douglas Ronald MacDonald - The Scots Book

A very good copy in a good, complete, but rather torn dustwrapper. 367pp. Illus. Maps. All about Scotland- folklore, tales, poems, even some facts!
Published : W & R Chambers, London 1949,
£6.00

Douglas Sir George - The New Border Tales

Illustrated by James Torrance.
Nd.c.1900? Possibly first edition. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and uper board. Top edge gilt. 284 pages + adverts. Frontispiece. 12 tales set in the Scottish Borders.
Published : Walter Scott Ltd., London,
£9.00

Douie Robert - Chronicles of the Maltmen Craft in Glasgow 1605-1879--- Revised and Brought Down to 1895 By Franc. Gibb Dougall Clerk to Incorporation of Maltmen

4to. A very good copy. Dark maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Ownership inscription. One library stamp. 214pp. 6 illustrations. Includes the names, enrolment numbers and dates of entry of all those who entered the craft from 1605 to 1895. Also gives names of all members at 1 August 1879 with a complete list from that date to 14 February 1895 in the order of their enrolment and with their craft genealogy.
Published : Robert Anderson, Glasgow 1895, First Edition
£55.00

Dow, Derek A. (Editor) - The Influence of Scottish Medicine: An Historical Assessment of Its International Impact

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,209. Illustrated. The book is based on papers presented at the 11th British Congress of the History of Medicine.
Published : The Parthenon Publishing Group 1988, First Edition
£12.00

Drinan Adam - The Men of the Rocks

Hardback. Nd. [1942]. A very good copy in orange cloth. Some fading to spine but gilt lettering remains readable. Bookplate of the author and poet, Maurice Lindsay on front fixed end-paper. Small gift inscription (possibly from Maurice Lindsay) on front free end-paper. 35 pages. Adam Drinan was the pseudonym of Joseph MacLeod. Loosely inserted is a postcard with MacLeod's name and address printed on it. An extract from "The Scotsman" of 14 May 1953 is pasted on it explaining that "Adam Drinan" was Joseph MacLeod. There is also a hand-written ink note on the card from MacLeod (signed "Joseph") and presumably intended for Lindsay.
Published : The Fortune Press, London, First Edition
£45.00

Drinan Adam [Joseph MacLeod] - Women of the Happy Island

Hardback. A very good copy in cream boards with red cloth spine lettered in gilt. In a fair dustwrapper which shows some chipping to the spine. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 43 pages. Poetry which "paints delicately the opalescent colours and moods of the Hebrides and sings with a lilt which has in it the spirit of Scotland."
Published : William MacLellan, Glasgow 1944, First Edition
£35.00

Drummond Andrew L. And Bulloch James - The Church in Victorian Scotland 1843-1874

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 367pp. The Scottish church in mid-Victorian history after the Disruption.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh 1975, First Edition
£18.00

Drummond Andrew L. And Bulloch James - The Church in Victorian Scotland 1843-1874; and The Church in Late Victorian Scotland 1874-1900

Hardbacks. Published in 1975 and 1978 respectively. A very good two volume set in very good dustwrappers which show some fading to the spine (but with the lettering very clear). Neat ownership inscription in each volume is largely hidden by the front inner flap of the dustwrapper. 367 and 342 pages respectively. A well-regarded history of the Scottish church in Victorian times.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh, First Edition
£25.00

Drummond Maldwin (Editor) - John Bute : An Informal Portrait

A near fine copy in a price-clipped but otherwise fine dustwrapper. The half-title has a gift inscription from "Jamie" who is likely to be Sir Jamie Stormonth Darling. There is also the small ownership label of the recipient of the gift. 136 pages. Numerous illustrations. Reminiscences of John, 6th Marquess of Bute, by a substantial number of contributors.
Published : Michael Russell, Norwich 1996, First Edition
£14.00

Duke, John A. - The Columban Church

. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Small neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,200. The first critical work on the church of St. Columba rather than on the saint himself.
Published : Oxford University Press 1932, First Edition
£18.00

Dumont-Wilden L. - The Wandering Prince Charles Edward Last of the Stuarts

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little torn and chipped at the top of the spine. Ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. Ink side-lining on one page only. Pp.viii,286. Four illustrations. A biography of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.
Published : G. Bell & Sons, London 1934, First Edition
£20.00

Duncan D.L. - Hamespuns Poems and Songs (Mostly Scots)

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 96 pages. Poems and songs in Scots and English by an exiled Scot.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1934, First Edition
£15.00

Duncan John M. - Treatise on the Parochial Ecclesiastical Law of Scotland

A good copy which has been rebound with marbled boards and endpapers. Small ownership inscription. Pp.viii,864. A comprehensive work on Scottish church law.
Published : Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh 1864, First Edition
£28.00

Dunlop Eileen and Kamm Antony - A Book of Old Edinburgh

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded at the edges. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. A portrait of 18th and 19th century Edinburgh by writers of the time matched with contemporary engravings.
Published : Macdonald Publishers, Edinburgh 1983, First Edition
£12.00

Dunlop John Charles and Dunlop Alison Hay - The Book of Old Edinburgh with Historical Accounts of the Buildings Therein Reproduced and Anecdotes of Edinburgh Life in the Olden Time

Illustrated by William Hole.
Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in red cloth with logo of Edinburgh in gilt on upper board. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.xii,160. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier, Edinburgh 1893,
£12.00

Easson D.E. And MacDonald, Angus (Editors) - Charters of the Abbey of Inchcolm

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xliv,300. Two folding maps. Includes lengthy Notes by the editors, a substantial index and various Appendices relating to Inchcolm and its abbey. Inchcolm is an island in the Firth of Forth. Its Augustinian abbey is Scotland's most complete surviving monastic house.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1938, First Edition
£20.00

Easson Ian - The Scottish Gliding Union A History 1934-2008

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.[xii],iv,435. Illustrated.
Published : IKE Publishing 2008, First Edition
£9.00

Edgar Andrew and Rogers Charles (Editors) - Genealogical Collections Concerning the Scottish House of Edgar. With a Memoir of James Edgar Private Secretary to the Chevalier St. George

Hardback. A poor copy externally the front board in particular being badly marked. A good copy internally. Pp.iv,103. Frontispiece.
Published : Grampian Club, London 1873, First Edition
£15.00