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Image for The Nation Survey'd:  Timothy Pont's Maps of Late Sixteenth-century Scotland

The Nation Survey'd: Timothy Pont's Maps of Late Sixteenth-century Scotland

By: Cunningham, Ian.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press Ltd: 2001

Seller ID: 005061

ISBN: 1862321981

Condition: Very Good


Large softcover. First edition, SCARCE COPY, pp172, with b&w and some colour illustrations, maps, bibliography and index. Contents: 1. Timothy Pont: Three Centuries of Research, Speculation and Plagiarism /? Jeffrey Stone 2. The Age of Timothy Pont /? Michael Lynch 3. Writing and Signs 1. Pont's Writing: Form and Content /? Christopher Fleet Table 1. Additions by Robert Gordon 2. An Assessment of Pont's Settlement Signs /? Jeffrey Stone 4. Pont and Place-Names /? Simo... View more info

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Scotch Deer-Hounds and Their Masters.

By: Cupples, George.

Price: £750.00

Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons.: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004480

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in publishers original dark red buckram over boards with beveled edges, motif of deer hound in gilt on front cover with gilt titles to spine, some light wear to head and foot of spine and corners of boards, small name plate of previous owner on front pastedown and small book sellers sticker in lower corner of front pastedown of Foyles bookshop, London but otherwise bright and in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp xvii, 336, frontispiece with tissue guard pl... View more info

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Scotland and its People No.11: The Arts in Scotland

By: Cursiter, Stanley

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Oliver and Boyd: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006376

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet with paper covers, some darkening to edges of front cover, staples rusted, war economy paper but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 23. A brief look at the history of arts and architecture in Scotland, written by the then Director and Artist Stnaley Cursiter. Very Scarce View more info

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The Paradox of Scottish Culture.

By: Daiches, David.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003312

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition. View more info

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Scotland's Castle Culture.

By: Dakin, Audrey; Glendinning, MilesMackechnie, Aonghus

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Birlinn: 2011

Seller ID: 003305

Condition: As New


Hardback in Mint condition, with dustwrapper in Mint condition. First edition, ppxxvi, 345. With colour and b&w illustrations, notes, reading list, indices. The castle is an iconic building type and one of the most distinctive architectural emblems in the British Isles. This book covers the entire history of Scotland s castles, from the very first stone castles in the 13th century to those of the present day. Ever since its medieval origins, the concept of the castle has... View more info

A Global Force: War, Identities and Scotland's Diaspora

By: David Forsyth; Wendy Ugolini

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 2017

Seller ID: 006508

ISBN: 1474429300

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Fine condition. First paperback edition, pp xii, 219, b&w illustrations, notes, index. View more info

The Scottish Revolution 1637-44

By: David Stevenson

Price: £12.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006131

ISBN: 1906566429

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers, As New condition. Reprint, pp 416, note, references, bibliography, map, index. In 1637 Scotland exploded in rebellion against King Charles I. The rebellion sought not only to undo hated anglicising policies in the Church, but to reverse the wholesale transfer of power to London which had followed the 1603 Union of the Crowns. The Covenanters fought for a Scottish parliament free from royal control as well as for a Presbyterian Church. Their succ... View more info

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The Scottish Revolution 1637-44.

By: David Stevenson.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2011

Seller ID: 004908

ISBN: 1906566429

Condition: As New


Softcover as new. With notes to maps, b&w illustrations bibliography and index. The Scottish Revolution 1637-44, the period when Covenanters ruled Scotland. View more info

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A Groweing Loon.

By: Davidson, A.W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: A.W.Davidson.: 1984

Seller ID: 005150

Condition: Good+


Booklet in card wraps that are creased and marked but otherwise a good reading copy of a SCARCE item. With b&w illustrations, pp54. Memoir of a childhood in Braecroft in the 1950's. View more info

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Caring for the Scottish Home.

By: Davidson, Ian M.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: NMS Publishing Ltd., 2001. 1901663574: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 348

ISBN: 1901663574

Condition: Fine


Paperback in Fine condition. First edition, with pp128, colour and b&w photographs. With preface by Ian M Davidson, conservation manager- North East The National Trust for Scotland. Foreword by Trevor Croft. With bibliography.An informative look at the issues affecting the history, design, use and future of the Scottish home. This comprehensive study provides insights on the development of home both great and small, and their use throughout the centuries. It also detail... View more info

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Inverurie and the Earldom of the Garioch: A Topographical and Historical Account of the Garioch.

By: Davidson, John.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: David Douglas: 1878

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003872

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with quarter leather binding and marbled edges and end papers, hinges and edges worn but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp xxi, 602, appendix, index. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. View more info

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Exploring the Scottish Past: Themes in the History of Scottish Society.

By: Devine, T. M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press, 1995. 1898410380: 1995

Seller ID: 142

ISBN: 1898410380

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition, reprint, pp xii, 260, with b&w charts and index.This valuable collection from one of Scotland's most eminent historians contains several essays which appear on university reading lists for undergraduate study. Drawing on his research over a twenty-year period, T M Devine has grouped his studies into four main categories: Merchants, Union and Trade, Scottish Economic Development, The Highlands; and the rural Lowlands. S3. View more info

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Soor Plooms and Sair Knees: Growing Up in Scotland After the War.

By: Dewar, Bob.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2010. 9781841588629: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1886

ISBN: 1841588628

Condition: As New


Large Paperback in MINT condition. First edition, pp112, with colour illustrations.'Soor Plooms and Sair Knees' is an hilarious and moving recollection of the writer's childhood in a small Scottish east coast town during the immediate post-war years. In this warm-hearted, funny, and magnificent portrait, Bob Dewar recalls the community spirit of 1940s Scotland with perfectly balanced nostalgic recollections and glorious illustrations. Touching and illuminating, he brilli... View more info

Image for Scotland and its People No. 9: Scottish Life and Character

Scotland and its People No. 9: Scottish Life and Character

By: Dickie, E.P

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Oliver and Boyd: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006378

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet with rusted staples, war economy paper but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp22, bibliography. Scarce. View more info

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An Account of History of Birse: Historical, Statistical & Antiquarian; Also Brief Notices of the Surrounding Parishes.

By: Dinnie, Robert.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birse Community Trust: 1999

Seller ID: 004860

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. Reprint published in 1999, Original from 1865, pp 150, black & white illustrations. The History of Birse: Historical, Statistical and Antquarian. Also brief notices of the surrounding parishes. View more info

The History of Kincardine O'Neil.

By: Doig, Jim

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Self Published: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003702

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled booklet with illustrated card covers in Near Fine condition. Presumed First edition, b&w illustrations. Includes additional pamphlet about Kincardine O' Neil VERY SCARCE TITLE. View more info

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The History of Kincardine O'Neil.

By: Doig, Jim

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Self Published: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006076

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled booklet with illustrated card covers in Near Fine condition. Presumed First edition, b&w illustrations. VERY SCARCE TITLE. View more info

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Tyranny of Tide: An Oral History of the East Sutherland Fisherfolk

By: Dorian, Nancy C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Karoma Pub: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004471

ISBN: 0897200624

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear and previous owners name on ffep but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp xiii, 107, b&w illustrations. An oral history of the East Sutherland Fisherfolk. Scarce View more info

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Ferry Yarns.

By: Douglas, Robert.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006456

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet in Very Good condition. Signed copy, First Edition, pp46. SIGNED COPY. Stories about the ferries in the Firth of Forth. View more info

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Cromwell Against the Scots: Last Anglo-Scottish War, 1650-52

By: Dr. John D. Grainger

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press Ltd: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005430

ISBN: 1862320640

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New. First edition, pp 202, b&w illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. After an introduction establishing Cromwell's war against the Scots from July 1650 to May 1652, this book discusses Charles' landing and Fairfax's resignation as commander-in-chief of the English Republican Army, both events occurred on the same day. It then addresses the causes of the war, Charles II's landing in Northern Scotland from the Continent. The ... View more info