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Image for Memories Aberdeen: A Hidden Archive Uncovered

Memories Aberdeen: A Hidden Archive Uncovered

By: "Aberdeen Press and Journal"

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004571

ISBN: 1859831958

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp 166, b&w photographs throughout, subscribers list. 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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Leaves from the Scrap-Book of a Scottish Exile

By: Adam, Frank

Price: £25.00

Publisher: W. & A.K. Johnston: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006481

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in original decorative green cloth with gilt titles on front board and spine, floral endpapers, some rubbing and shelfwear to head and foor of spine and corners of boards, small red marks to front board but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp xii, 295. Poems, dances, music, anecdotes and scottish scenes for Scots in exile. View more info

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The History of Scotland, Translated from the Latin of George Buchanan; with Notes, and a Continuation to the Union in the Reign of Queen Anne. Four Volumes Bound in Two.

By: Aikman, James.

Price: £165.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Blackie, Fullarton & Co.: 1827

Seller ID: 005622

Condition: Very Good


Four Volumes Bound in Two, bound in half leather with marbled boards, five raised bands to spine, gilt titles on red label and gilt tooling, all edges burnished red, some rubbing and scuffing to edges, corners and spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp ci, 630, 622, frontispieces of George Buchanan & Mary Queen of Scots, fold out map to front of first volume. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDI... View more info

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The Vikings in Islay: The Place of Names in Hebridean Settlement History

By: Alan Macniven

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005385

ISBN: 1906566623

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers, As New. First edition, pp xi, 419, maps, notes, bibliography, indices. The Hebridean island of Islay is well-known for its whisky, its wildlife and its association with the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. There would seem to be little reason to dwell on its fate at the hands of marauding Northmen during the Viking Age. Despite a pivotal location on the 'sea road' from Norway to Ireland, there are no convincing records of the Vikings ever having b... View more info

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Farming and the Land: Scottish Life and Society Volume 2: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology

By: Alexander Fenton; Kenneth Veitch

Price: £35.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005683

ISBN: 1906566054

Condition: As New


Hardcover, As New with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xlii, 1172, b&w illustrations, maps and diagrams throughout, indices. An interest in rural life and culture has long been a feature of ethnology in Scotland. This multi-author volume explores a variety of topics on the broad theme of farming and the land. The 43 chapters are divided into ten thematic sections: the environmental setting; settlement, society and landscape; crops and livestock; buildings; the w... View more info

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Rural life in Victorian Aberdeenshire.

By: Alexander, Alexander.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Mercat Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006467

ISBN: 187364406X

Condition: Very Good


Softcover in Very Good condition. First edition, with pp168. With glossary of Doric words. Rural life in Victorian Aberdeenshire. View more info

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The Goodwife at Home: Footdee in the 18th Century.

By: Allardyce, Mrs. Forgue

Price: £25.00

Publisher: William Smith & Sons.: 1918

Seller ID: 005294

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet in cellophane cover. First edition, 1918. With some shelf wear and large tear in the title page, otherwise in Very Good condition, pp45. With b&w illustrations. With frontispiece drawing of an Aberdeen fishing lass, colourized. The Goodwife at Home: Footdee in the 18th Century.With the song 'Fiar in Kinrara' View more info

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The Scottish Georgian Society.

By: Allen, Nic.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The Scottish Georgian Society: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005958

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet with illustrated card covers, In Very Good condition. With b&w illustrations, pp82. For the study and protection of Scottish Architecture. View more info

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Adomnan's Life of Colomba.

By: Anderson, Alan Orr & Anderson, Marjorie Ogilvie.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Nelson: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003870

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in Near Fine condition with edgeworn dustwrapper now enclosed in clear archival wrap. First edition, pp xxiii, 590, index. View more info

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Fae Rosehearty tae Fittie.

By: Anderson, Donald.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Self Published: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004624

Condition: Near Fine


Large illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp 306, colour and b&w illustrations throughout. An illustrated look at the histories of North East fishing villages 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

Image for Looking Back: A Collection of Photographs and Historical Images, with Comments and Thoughts, Gathered by the Author Over a Lifetime.

Looking Back: A Collection of Photographs and Historical Images, with Comments and Thoughts, Gathered by the Author Over a Lifetime.

By: Anderson, Donald.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Self Published: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004625

Condition: Near Fine


Large illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp 273, colour and b&w illustrations throughout. An illustrated look at the histories of Peterhead Whaling and North East fishing villages. 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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Round & About Ballater

By: Anderson, Jane.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Self Published: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004014

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated paper covers with hard plastic binder spine, some very light edgewear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 37, b&w illustrations. View more info

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John Fyfe: One Hundred and Fifty Years, 1846-1996.

By: Ango, A. C & Downie, Duncan A.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Time Pieces Publications: 1996

Seller ID: 005530

ISBN: 1899966013

Condition: Fine


Softback, 21 x 21 ", in Fine condition. With b&w illustrations, With foreword of John M Hume, Managing director. Frontispiece portrait of John Fyfe, by John Singer Sargent from the City of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collection. The story of John Fyfe and the quarrying industry. View more info

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Celtic Scotland.

By: Armit, Ian.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: B.T.Batsford/ Historic Scotland, 1997. 0713475382: 1997

Seller ID: 2270

ISBN: 0713475382

Condition: Very Good


Softcover in Very Good condition, with pp 128, with colour and b&w illustrations, with index. Written in a style designed to appeal to general as well as academic readers, this book examines the nature of "Celticness" and, through the evidence of ancient monuments, objects and written accounts, explores the essence of prehistoric Scotland. It traces the development of society in Scotland, from fragmented Iron Age tribes, into Picts, Scots and Britons, and uses re... View more info

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The Heather Blooms at John o' Groats.

By: Banks, John.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Self Published: 1971

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004006

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers with some creasing to covers and spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. Presumed first edition, pp 243. Very Scarce. View more info

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A Lairdship Lost: The Mowats of Balquholly, 1309-1736.

By: Baptie, Diane.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003840

ISBN: 1862320527

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers in Fine condition. First edition, pp 192, bibliography, index. This is very much a family history, with the main emphasis on the seventeenth century. It follows the fortunes of the Mowat family in the North-East of Scotland as they struggled to retain their lands in very difficult times. It is a story of real people having to cope with change, and gives a readable picture of the interactions between family members over a wide geographical canvas... View more info

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If Hitler Comes: Preparing for Invasion: Scotland 1940.

By: Barclay, Gordon.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2013. 9781843410621: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1881

ISBN: 1843410621

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in Very Good condition with slightly faded front cover. First edition, ppxviii, 318, b&w illustrations, maps and figures. With notes and index. Between May 1940 and the summer of 1941 the British people expected a German invasion that, had it succeeded, would have enslaved them into the Nazis racist war. This period saw an unparalleled effort to prepare the defence of the UK against invasion. Scotland s nationally important heavy industries, vital Royal Navy ba... View more info

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Inverness and the MacDonalds.

By: Barron, Evan MacLeod.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Robert Carruthers& Sons.: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005158

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition, dustwrapper with considerable loss to the top of the spine and back cover, small chip missing from bottom of spine, enclosed in a clear archival wrapper. First edition, pp 126. The History of the MacDonalds in Inverness. View more info

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Scottish Land-Names.

By: Bart, Herbert Maxwell.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Blackwood & Sons, 1894.: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1946

Condition: Very Good


Hardback with gilt motif and titles, some light edgewear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp ix, 219, 32, index, catalogue. S23. View more info

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Bartholomew's Reduced Ordnance Maps of Scotland: County of Forfar

By: Bartholomew, John.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Adam & Charles Black: 1880

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006366

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover linen backed segmented map (21 segments) of the County of Forfar, some light rubbing to boards and spine, interior spine paper chipped and split, linen on folds slightly delicate and one small ink mark on map (see photo) but otherwise in Very Good condition. Presumed First edition, no date but this series was published for Adam & Charles Black between 1875 and 1886. View more info