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Who Owns Scotland Now? The Use and Abuse of Private Land.

By: Cramb, Auslan.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing, 2000. 1840183217: 2000

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 536

ISBN: 1840183217

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, in very good condition. Revised and updated edition. With pp206, preface, introduction, the top twenty landowners in Scotland, b&w illustrations, table of land use on the estates, Conclusion: Time for a change, bibliography. Investigating the influence of landowners in Scotland today, this text asks such questions as 'Should areas containing internationally important species and habitats be sold to the highest bidder?'and 'Should vast areas of Scotland be treated as occasional homes by wealthy foreigners?'. S8. View more info

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Argyll Estate Instructions.

By: Cregeen, Eric R.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Scottish History Society: 1964

Seller ID: 005935

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition. No dust wrapper. First edition. With frontispiece photo of John, 5th Duke of Argyll. With xxxix, pp227, plus extra pages with a list of members, and index. Argyll Estate Instructions. View more info

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Sketches of East Lothian.

By: Croal, D.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Haddington: 1899

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 006469

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in red cloth cover with gilt titles, with inner cover page torn off and previous owner's name in ink on FEP, otherwise in Very Good condition. With frontispiece drawing of Whittingham Tower (b&w). Second edition. The history of East Lothian. View more info

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The Limekilns of Upper Donside: A Forgotten Heritage.

By: Cruickshank, Ken, Nisbet, John & Greig, Moira.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Aberdeenshire Council.: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005251

ISBN: 1903714095

Condition: Near Fine


Spiralbound oblong book with clear laminate front cover, some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp 71, colour illustrations, references. Very Scarce Title. View more info

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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 /? Simon Taylor and Roy Wentworth Table 2. Names on (Gordon] 54B Table 3. Islands on Loch Maree 5. Woodland in the Maps of Pont /? C... 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 plus three b&w plates with tissue guards, list of subscribers to rear. A scarce look at the history of Scottish Deerhounds. ... 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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Testimonies of the 1859 Revival in N.E. Scotland

By: D. Byrne

Price: £15.00

Publisher: DPES Ltd: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 007115

ISBN: 095591390X

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers, slight creasing to front hinge but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, Signed and Inscribed to a previous owner by the Author, pp 100, colour and b&w illustrations throughout, index. 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 undergone constant changes, with the tall tower house being superseded in the 17th century by the classical house, and in th... View more info

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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

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Men of Lower Deeside of Military Age in 1798

By: David L. Walker

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Aberdeen & N.E.Scotland Family History Society: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006671

ISBN: 0947659692

Condition: Very Good


Card covers, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, pp vi, 39, maps, names index. Scarce title View more info

The Scottish Revolution 1637-44.

By: David Stevenson.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2011

Seller ID: 004908

ISBN: 1906566429

Condition: 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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Alumni Montium: 60 Years of Glenalmond

By: David Willington

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006848

ISBN: 1904027695

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition, dustwrapper with light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 256, colour illustrations, maps on endpapers, index. 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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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 details the materials with which they were built and the means by which they can be cared for. Topics considered include architectu... 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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Leaves from the Book of Scots

By: Davidson, Morrison

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Civic Press: 1914

Seller ID: 006718

Condition: Good+


Card covers, some rubbinf and wear, foxing to pages but otherwise in Good+ condition. Reprinted from "Forward", pp 50. View more info

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Celtic Beasts: Animal Motifs and Zoomorphic Design in Celtic Art

By: Davis, Courtney

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Blandford: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006957

ISBN: 0713727276

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine, some very slight bumping to corners but otherwise in Near Fine condition, dustwrapper with one small closed tear internally repaired, slight fading to spine, now enclosed in a clear archival wrapper and in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 96, b&w and colour illustrations throughout. 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 brilliantly recalls details large and small, from stand-your-spoon-up Scotch broth, to olive oil bought from the chemist to clean o... View more info