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TRANSACTIONS OF THE INVERNESS SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY AND FIELD CLUB
Inverness, Scotland: The Society, 1880-1925, 1880.
Volumes II-IX inclusive as follows: Vol. II, 1880-83; Vol. III, 1883-88; Vol. IV, 1888-95; Vol. V, 1895-99; Vol. VI, 1899-1906; Vol. VII, 1906-12; Vol. VIII, 1912-18; Vox. IX, 1918-25. A complete run except for Vol. I (1875-80). Octavo, original maroon cloth with paper spine labels. All the labels show some rubbing, small chips, all volumes with a bit of rubbing to spine tips. Vol. II has vertical creases and rubbing to the spine, with the label worn to illegibility, wear to spine tips, inner hinges neatly repaired with paper. Vol. III has cracked inner hinges neatly repaired, bump to lower outer corner of covers and text, 1/4 inch tear at head of spine, spine label rubbed with some lettering lost. Vol. IV is same condition as Vol. III but no cloth tear at head of spine. All the other volumes are VG and tight, without cracked hinges. Text in all the volumes is clean and unmarked. Note: 6 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$275.00 Book Number: 22596 Order / Enquire
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND. Ninety-Ninith Session 1878-79. Vol. 1 - New Series
Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1879.
Tall squarish octavo, original tan cloth, paper spine label. pp (xxviii), 387 + portait, three colour plates, and one plan, all with tissue guards; over 100 figures in text, indexed. Early tools, weapons, pottery, etc. Light damp spotting to top margin of rear cover, foxing to endpapers, a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no previous owner names. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$65.00 Book Number: 30910 Order / Enquire
THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON ANCIENT AND HISTORICAL MONUMENTS & CONSTRUCTIONS OF SCOTLAND. ELEVENTH REPORT, WITH INVENTORY OF MONUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE COUNTIES OF FIFE, KINROSS, AND CLACKMANNAN
Edinburgh: HMSO, 1935.
Second printing (first was in 1933). Quarto, blue cloth. pp (lxiv), (352) + numerous plates, 2 folding plans, large colour folding map at rear; many illustrations in text. Minor wear to spine tips and outer corners, a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$175.00 Book Number: 35694 Order / Enquire
Anderson, John, The Rev., editor (David Laing)
CALENDAR OF THE LAING CHARTERS A.D. 854-1837 Belonging to the University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh: James Thin, 1899.
Thick quarto, original dark blue cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (viii), (1054), (2), indexed. Some damp spotting to covers neatly touched up; one inch cloth tears at foot of spine neatly repaired; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean and now tight copy, text leaves unopened at edges. "The contents of this volume represent a part of the large collection of manuscripts bequeathed to the University of Edinburgh by the late David Laing, LL.D., who died in October 1878. As is well known, he also left a marvellous collection of rare books. These were sold at Sotheby's salerooms in 1879, and realised a large sum [here is inserted in manuscript the figure of 90K pounds)." - editor's Preface. The indexes are of persons, places, and notaries-public. The charter's are arranged chronologically. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required..
$175.00 Book Number: 30753 Order / Enquire
ONE HUNDRED SONGS, with Melodies Original & Selected
Glasgow: John S. Marr, 1866.
Original red bevel edge cloth lettered & decorated in blind & gilt, all edges gilt. pp (vi), 209 + illustrated title page; music in text. Spine lightly sunned and frayed at tips; bit of foxing to endpapers, scattered light foxing in text; some cover soiling; else a VG tight copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked.
$45.00 Book Number: 28629 Order / Enquire
BROWN, George Mackay
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972.
Octavo, black cloth. Tanning to inner margins of pastedowns from binding materials; sticker scar on front free endpaper; else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has slight sunning to red spine titpe, nicks to spine tips, sticker scar to blank top margin of front flap; VG otherwise. First novel of this Orkney author.
$18.95 Book Number: 33000 Order / Enquire
CAMPBELL, C.A., editor
THE GLASGOW ACADEMY: the first hundred years
Glasgow: Blackie, for the Glasgow Academy, 1946.
Dark blue cloth, crest of the Academy on front cover. pp xvi, 277 + plates. Faint spotting to front cover, ink name and ink smudge at front, else a VG copy.
$15.00 Book Number: 44261 Order / Enquire
CHRISTIE, Elizabeth, 1824-1904
Aberdeen, Scotland: Privately printed (Greyfriars Press), 1905.
12mo, hardcover, purple cloth stamped in gilt, dark grey endpapers.  pp + frontispiece portrait. Spine faded with mild light wear to tips; partial crack to front inner hinge; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Posthumously published verse by this Scottish (Cairnie, Aberdeenshire) author. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced
$20.00 Book Number: 14579 Order / Enquire
MAID MARGARET OF GALLOWAY. The Life story of her whom Four Centuries have called "The Fair Maid of Galloway".
Toronto: Copp Clark, 1905.
The paper issue. Octavo, softcover, gray pictorial card covers printed in green and green. , (viii), 417,  pp + frontispiece and 13 other plates. Small chips and short tears to spine tips (no lettering lo st); page edges dust soiled; soft vertical crease to early leaves, creases to corners and fore edge of a few leaves toward rear; VG otherwise, tight in the binding. Pasted to the recto of the first (blank) leaf is a mimeographed slip headed "Job Paper Novels", and listing four novels by Crockett, including this one, as well as JESS & CO. by J.J. Bell. (This book came from the estate of a former salesman for Copp, Clark and was his sample copy). This paper issue is much less common than the cloth issue.
$50.00 Book Number: 18591 Order / Enquire
THE CHERRY RIBBAND. A Novel. Illustrated by Claude Shepperson.
Toronto: Copp Clark, 1905.
The paper issue. Octavo, softcover, gray decorated card covers printed in red, blue, and green. (iii)-viii, 410 pp + frontispiece and three other plates. Spine lightly dust soiled, with small chips to tips, bit of rubbing to the spine imprint; page edges dust soiled; creases to upper inner corners of five leaves near centre, creases to upper outer corner of front cover and frontispiece; small skinned spots to the blank recto of the frontispiece; else a VG attractive copy, tight in the binding. This paper issue is much scarcer than the hardcover issue.
$34.95 Book Number: 18592 Order / Enquire
THE MEN OF THE MOUNTAIN. With illustrations by Howard Copping
London: Religious Tract Society, 1910.
Second? edition (first was in 1909). Octavo, brown cloth lettered and decorated in blind and gilt, pictorial endpapers. pp (8), (322), (8, ads) + 16 plates. Tiny nicks to spine ends; minor rubbing to spine ends, outer corners, front joint; 1925 ink and rubber stamped gift notice on half-title page; yellowing to page edges and endpapers; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG+ nice copy of this historical novel of the Franco-Prussian War. A volume in the publisher's The Bouverie Library of Select Fiction series.
$25.00 Book Number: 40745 Order / Enquire
FARQUHARSON, Donald Robert
TALES AND MEMORIES OF CROMAR AND CANADA...
Chatham, Ontario: The Planet Publishing House, no date (1930?),
Octavo, maroon cloth. pp , (8), 215,  + 6 plates. Light label shadow on spine and inner margins of covers, a few rubber stamps at front and rear, else a fine copy, no other library marks. Scottish (Aberdeenshire) and Scotttish-Canadian (Tilbury East, Kent County, Ontario) history, focusing on the Maitland, Stewart, Fletcher & Farquarson families. Introduction by David Alexander Stewart of Ninette, Manitoba. Cromar proverbs and English translations of some dialect at rear.
$40.00 Book Number: 41959 Order / Enquire
THE MEMBER: An Autobiography. Edited by Ian A. Gordon.
Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1975.
Octavo, xiii, 128 pp. Rose boards. Ink name to front free endpaper, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket lightly tanned to spine and margins of panels; else fine. "By an accident in publishing history THE MEMBER has only appeared previously in one edition, in 1832. It is reissued now not only as being one of John Galt's best and most lively novels but also as a social document of unusual interest. It is in fact the first political novel in English, a shrewd picture of the old House of Commons before the passing of the 1832 Reform Bill." - jacket flap.
$19.95 Book Number: 11990 Order / Enquire
THE ENTAIL. A new edition
Montreal / Kingston / Hamilton: ARMOUR & RAMSAY / RAMSAY, ARMOUR, & CO. / RAMSAY & McKENDRICK, 1845.
16mo, 17 cm. pp . (2}, 409 + engraved frontispiece illustration. Bound in contemporary half roan and marbled boards, spine with brown titling piece and four gilt rules. Rubbing to the boards with large pieces of the marbled paper at the fore margin of front cover peeled away; cracked front joint neatly repaired internally with rice paper; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; private owner name in ink and rubber stamp at front; frontispiece foxed and yellowed with consequent yellowing to title page; else a VG copy. Blackwood's Standard Novels Vol. VI, with a series title at front. Book printed in Edinburgh by Ballantyne and Hughes. AMICUS locates at Hamilton Public Library, Western U, and the U of Toronto. First published in 1823 in a three volume format as THE ENTAIL; or, the Lairds of Grippy. Some consider this novel, a Scottish family saga reminiscent of Balzac, his best of many. A scarce issue. Not in TPL.
$125.00 Book Number: 46886 Order / Enquire
THE PROVOST and other tales. A new edition
Edinburgh: Blackwood, no date,
Ca. late 19th century "yellowback" reprint. Colour printed boards (green background). pp (6), 390. Spine lacks top 1.5 inch of backstrip, vertical creases, V-shaped chip at bottom; joints neatly repaired; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; old ink owner name at top of title page; in all, just fair, but now tight in the binding, text clean and unworn, and front and rear covers showing well. A volume in Blackwood's Standard Novels series. Inside front cover lists the first 23 volumes, this being the fourth in the list.
$19.95 Book Number: 47665 Order / Enquire
GIBBON, Lewis Grassic
THE SPEAK OF THE MEARNS
Edinburgh: The Ramsay Head Press, 1982.
Octavo, beige cloth. Tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side, else fine. Dust jacket has a sticker shadow at lower spine, else fine, flap price intact. Posthumously published novel, unfinished at Gibbon's death. Uncommon in first edition.
$19.00 Book Number: 34556 Order / Enquire
GIBBON, Lewis Grassic (pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell)
A SCOTS HAIRST: Essays and Short Stories. Edited and introduced by Ian S. Munro
London: Hutchinson, 1967.
Octavo, blue boards. Tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side, very light yellowing to free endpapers; else VG+, in VG bright jacket, flap price intact.
$19.00 Book Number: 34555 Order / Enquire
THE SCOTTISH HOSIERY AND KNITWEAR INDUSTRY 1680-1980
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1984.
Black boards. pp (x), 163, ; index. Fine in fine jacket.
$18.00 Book Number: 42080 Order / Enquire
HISTORY OF MONTROSE WATER SUPPLY, from its commencement in 1720 to 1914
Montrose (Scotland): Montrose Town Council, 1914.
Octavo, green cloth. pp (4), 208. Cloth crease to upper spine; front cover bowed from damp, with very light damp marks in margins; offset yellowing to free endpapers; 1951 ink inscription at front; else a VG+ copy.
$40.00 Book Number: 39170 Order / Enquire
SCOTTISH VERNACULAR LITERATURE. A Succinct History. Third Revised Edition.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1910.
Third edition, revised, with new author preface (first was in 1898). Green buckram. (xvi), 462, (2) pp. Top edge gilt. Light age darkening and small tan spots to spine; endpapers tanned; nearly fine otherwise.
$30.00 Book Number: 5564 Order / Enquire