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The Mineworkers

By: Robert Duncan

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005835

ISBN: 1841583650

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers, As New. First edition, pp 280, b&w illustrations, notes index. As coal mining was always the largest sector, the main focus of attention is on coal miners, concentrating on the work, working conditions and struggles of generations of men, women and children who laboured underground and at the pit-head. Short studies of working lives in the three other significant sectors of mining - lead, ironstone and shale - are incorporated into the chronolog... View more info

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Lexical Variation and Attrition in the Scottish Fishing Communities

By: Robert McColl Millar; William Barras; Lisa Bonnici

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003217

ISBN: 0748691774

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with slightly bumped corners but otherwise in Fine condition. S31 Over the last half century many scholars have recorded, analysed and theorised language death. At the same time, many sociolinguists have considered how rapid and dependable transport, mass education and increasingly globalised work patterns have affected how dialects in industrial and post-industrial societies are constructed and perceived; more often than not, these changes have been detrimen... View more info

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Lordship and Power in the North of Scotland: The Noble House of Huntly 1603-1690.

By: Robertson, Barry.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: John Donald, 2011. 9781906566340: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1873

ISBN: 1906566348

Condition: As New


Softcover in Fine condition. First edition, pp xvii, 221, b&w illustrations + several maps, bibliography, index. This book is the first modern account devoted to the major Scottish noble family the Gordons of Huntly. It examines the family's changing relations with the Crown, the Scottish government, their noble contemporaries and the Highland clans during the seventeenth century, as well as issues such as landowning, religion and internal family politics. In all of thes... View more info

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Out of Atholl: Voices from the Shadow of Schiehallion.

By: Robertson, James Irvine.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd, 2008. 9781841587660: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 640

ISBN: 1841587664

Condition: Fine


Paperback, Fine, First Edition, Pp ix, 206, Bibliography, Index, Based on the chance survival of documents covering generations of a family from Highland Perthshire, 'Out Of Atholl' is a remarkable domestic saga, set against the backdrop of real political turmoil. S7. View more info

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Scottish Enlightenment and the Militia Issue.

By: Robertson, John.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: John Donald: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006107

ISBN: 0859761096

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Very Good condition, complete with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. In a clear archival dustwrapper. First edition, with pp272. The question of military organization was a major interest of the leading thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, including David Hume, Adam Ferguson and Adam Smith, and they were implicitly critical of common assumptions about the value of Scotland's martial heritage and the character of post-Union Scottish politics. This ... View more info

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An Index, Drawn Up About The Year 1629, Of Many Records Of Charters, Granted By The Different Sovereigns Of Scotland Between The Years Of 1309 And 1413, Most Of Which Records Have Been Long Missing.

By: Robertson, William.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Murray & Cochrane: 1798

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005455

Condition: Very Good


Hardback rebound in Fine terracotta buckram binding for Tillypronie Shooting Estate, newer end papers have some foxing but original pages do not with gilt titles to spine, some pencil notes, roughl cut pages otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp liii, 196, 15 plus small fold out table between p12-13, indices, appendices. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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The Highland Bagpipe and Its Music

By: Roderick D. Cannon

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2008

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 003496

ISBN: 1841586668

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New condition. Fifth edition, b&w illustrations and written music throughout, bibliography, index. This is a new edition of Roderick Cannon's classic work, a definitive and critically acclaimed history of the origins and music of Scotland's most famous instrument. The eminently readable text will be of interest not only to pipers but to all those music lovers world wide who are intrigued to know more about the character and extraordinary h... View more info

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George Washington Wilson: Artist and Photographer

By: Roger Taylor

Price: £30.00

Publisher: The London Stereoscopic Company: 2018

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006164

ISBN: 0957424698

Condition: New


Hardcover in illustrated laminated boards, New. First edition, pp 208, colour and b&w illustrations, appendix, plate index, index. George Washington Wilson was one of Scotland's leading photographer in Victorian times, particularly in the art of stereo photography. He began his career as a portrait miniature painter, but in the late 1840s was an early adopter of photography, and started offering his clients photographic portraits. Prince Albert commissioned him to phot... View more info

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Social Life in Scotland.

By: Rogers, Rev. Charles.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: William Paterson: 1886

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005178

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition. No dust wrapper. First edition, pp484. Social Life in Scotland from early years to recent times. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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Thomas Balfour: M.P. for Orkney and Shetland 1835 - 1837.

By: Rosie, Irene.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Kirkwall Grammar School: 1978

Seller ID: 004915

Condition: Very Good


Booklet in illustrated card covers. With Balfour family tree and map of Orkney. Thomas Balfour: M.P. for Orkney and Shetland 1835 - 1837. History dissertation, Certificate of sixth year studies. View more info

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Clan Donald's Greatest Defeat: The Battle of Harlaw 1411.

By: Sadler, John.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Tempus Publishing, 2005. 075243330X: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 149

ISBN: 075243330X

Condition: As New


Paperback in very good condition. First edition, with b&w photographs. Pp 191, with Timeline, glossary, appendices, notes, select bibliography, list of illustrations and maps.With index. One of the bloodiest battles in Scottish history and a devastating defeat for Clan Donald. The battle of 'Red' Harlaw, fought on 24 July 1411 is one of the most famous fought on Scottish soil, and infamous for the ferocity and duration of the fighting. However, it still remains somethin... View more info

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Scottish Rural Society in the Sixteenth Century

By: Sanderson, Margaret H. B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: John Donald: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005918

ISBN: 0859760278

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with gilt titles in Fine condition, dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp ix, 286, place names, events, glossary, index. View more info

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Life in Caithness & Sutherland

By: Satterly, Glyn.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Paul Harris: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005390

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear and rubbing to spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, Signed and Inscribed by author on titlepage, b&w photography, unpaginated. View more info

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The History of Strathbogie.

By: Scott, Patrick W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: 2003

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 006632

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New condition. Revised edition, pp xi, 212, b&w illustrations, index. View more info

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The Kirk in Dinnet.

By: Sedgwick, Sheila.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Self Published: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004214

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 40. Very Scarce title. View more info

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Elgin Past & Present.

By: Seton, Mike.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Moray District Libraries: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004879

Condition: Very Good


First edition 1980. Stapled PB with some slight marking and fading to the cover otherwise Very Good. Ppviii, 49. b&w photographic illustrations with sub text. With a map of the town. Compares C19 plus C20 Elgin. Photography by Pete Bonar. Photos comparing Elgin in 1980 with photos of the past. View more info

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Laich o' Moray Past and Present.

By: Seton, Mike.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Moray District Libraries.: 1985

Seller ID: 006902

Condition: Near Fine


Softback in Near Fine condition. With pp50, b&w illustrations. Laich o' Moray Past and Present. View more info

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The Prisoners of the '45, in Three Volumes.

By: Seton, Sir Bruce Gordon.

Price: £175.00

Publisher: Scottish History Society: 1928

Seller ID: 006434

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes, complete set of hardbacks with minor blemishes on covers of Vol 2 and 3, otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition. With list of members of the Scottish History Society. Volume One: ppxv,348, with previous owner's book plate and stamp. Chapters include: The disposal of prisoners, Pardons, Transportation, special legislation regarding prisoners, prisoners in Scottish prisons, prisoners in England, Trials of prisoners, Treatment of prisoners, Jacobit... View more info

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Bon Record: Records and Reminiscences of Aberdeen Grammar School from the Earliest Times by Many Writers.

By: Simpson, H. F. Morland.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Wyllie & Son, 1906.: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1553

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in red cloth with gilt lettering, with some foxing on the end papers otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition. Frontispiece photograph, with tissue guard. Handcut pages, ppxviii, 313, with b&w illustrations, appendices and index. In commemoration of the Thirteenth Jubilee of the School 1256-1906. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 2KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. View more info

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Invermark Castle.

By: Simpson, W. Douglas.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Society of Antiquities of Scotland, 1934.: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 898

Condition: Very Good


Stitched pamphlet, in Very Good condition. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland [1933-34], pp 50, b&w illustrations. A detailed look at the construction and history of Invermark Castle. SCARCE. S13. View more info