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Proceedings of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume XCI 1958-1959.

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005687

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards, some light shelfwear but in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, pp ix, 134, b&w illustrations and plates to rear, index. Contents include: A recumbent grave-slab from Breckon, Esha Ness, Shetland, Glenachan Rig Homestead, Cardon, Peeblesshire, A chambered cairn at Isbister, South Ronaldshay, Orkney View more info

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Proceedings of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume XCV 1961-62.

By: N/A

Price: £20.00

Publisher: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005688

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards, some light shelfwear but in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, pp iv, 334, b&w illustrations and plates to rear, index. Contents include: Late Fifteenth Century Church paintings from Guthrie and Foulis Easter, The Date of the Medieval Coin-Hoard from Tom a'Bhuraich in Aberdeenshire, Two Pictish Symbol Stones: (i) Flemington Farm, Aberlemmo, Angus View more info

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Proceedings of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume LXXXVI 1951-1952

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005689

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards, some light shelfwear but in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, pp xi, 238, b&w illustrations, fold out illustrations, index. Contents include: Report on the Partial Excavation of a Broch at Sae Breck, Esha Ness, in the parish of Northmaven, Shetland, Re-Excavation of the Chambered Cairn of Quoyness, Sanday, on behalf of the Ministry of Works, Scottish Medieval Pottery: the Bothwell Castle Collection, Early Textiles Found in Scotland View more info

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Proceedings of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume LXXIX 1944-1945

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005690

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in blue cloth, some light shelfwear but in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, pp xxxii, 189, b&w illustrations, index. Contents include:Old Windmills in Scotland, with Special Reference to the Windmill Tower at Dunbarney, Perthshire, The robes of the feudal baronage of Scotland, Opening of the Exhibition 'From the Stone Age to the '45' in the National Museum, An Unusual Cinerary Urn from Droughdool, near Dunragit, Wigtownshire. View more info

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Proceedings of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume XCIII 1959-1960

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005691

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards, some light shelfwear but in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, pp ix, 268, b&w illustrations, fold out illustrations, index. Contents include: Scottish Late Bronze Age Metalwork: Typology, Distribution and Chronology, The Palisaded Settlements at Harehope, Peebleshire. Excavations, On Coins purchased for the Museum, The Glenluce and Rhoneston Hoards of Fifteenth-Century Coins View more info

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Traditions of Sea-Bird Fowling in the North Atlantic Region

By: N/A

Price: £70.00

Publisher: The Islands Book Trust: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007442

ISBN: 0954623835

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated card covers, some very minor shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp 215, b&w illustrations and maps, references. Very Scarce. 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 reconstruction drawings and photographs to illustrate what Celtic life was like. S30. View more info

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Royal and Ancient Banff.

By: Banff Preservation Society.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Banff Preservation Society, 1998.: 1998

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 482

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet with illustrated card covers, in very good condition. Fourth edition, with pp 27, with colour and b&w photographs, with map of Banff Bay and key. This booklet, written by the Banff Preservation Society contains a history of Banff, indicating the wealth of fine 18th century architecture which makes the ancient town of Banff unique in the north of Scotland. S5. View more info

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Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III

By: Broun, Dauvit.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006300

ISBN: 0748685197

Condition: Fine


Softback in Fine condition. With previous's owner's printed plate and place name and date under the label in ink. First edition, pp 314. The answers put forward in this book provide a fresh perspective on Scotland's relationship with Britain. Broun challenges the idea that the Scots were an ancient nation whose British identity only emerged later on, in the early modern era, and provides new evidence that the idea of Scotland as an independent kingdom in actual fact predated Wallace and Bruce. This leads him to radically reassess several fundamental issues: the fate of Pictish identity and t... View more info

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Keepers: The Ancient Offices of Britain

By: Bruce, Alastair

Price: £170.00

Publisher: Julian Calder Publishing: 2013

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003249

ISBN: 0955325331

Condition: Near Fine


Large hardcover, some bumping to top corners but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition, signed by author and phtographer, pp 253, very high quality full page colour photographs, index, making of the book. The new edition of the classic book celebrating the ancient offices of Britain has been commissioned to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. Upon her accession, 60 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II inherited the most ancient office in the land. At her Coronation, the serried ranks of the realm gathered around her together held most of the other gre... View more info

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An Historical and Authentic Account of the Ancient and Noble Family of Keith, Earls Marichal of Scotland.

By: Buchan, Peter.

Price: £195.00

Publisher: G. & W.B. Whittaker, 1820.: 1820

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1959

Condition: Very Good


An historical and authentic account of the ancient and noble family of Keith, Earls Marichal of Scotland : from their origin in Germany, down to 1778: including a narrative of the military atchievements of James Francis Edward Keith, Field-Marshal in Prussia, &c.; also, a full and circumstantial account of all the attainted Scottish noblemen, who lost their titles and estates in 1715 and 1745, for their adherence to the Stuart cause. Hardback, private binding, green quarter leather with marble boards, spine and boards edge rubbed and some scuff marks to rear but otherwise in overall Very Good ... View more info

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Ancient Monuments of Tayside.

By: Coutts, Herbert.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Dundee Museum and at Gallery, 1970.: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 776

Condition: Good


Paperback in illustrated blue card covers, stapled binding. First edition, pp 83, with pull out map.With b&w illustrations and maps. Prehistoric and early historic monuments of Tayside. S10. View more info

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Landscapes and Lives: The Scottish Forest Through the Ages.

By: Fowler, John.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd, 2002. 1841954411: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 810

ISBN: 1841954411

Condition: Fine


Paperback, Fine condition. First edition, pp xi, 292, b&w illustrations, bibliography, note, appendices index. Ancient oakwoods, thickets of shimmering birches or lonely clumps of gnarled Caledonian pine all count among the most atmospheric and inspiring places in Scotland. This is a winning portrait of the forests as we encounter them today, and their part in Scotland's story: from the Ice Age to the great woodlands imagined by the planting Dukes of Atholl and the blanket spruce plantations of the post-war years. Eloquently written with a blend of myth and archaeological evidence, vivid glimp... View more info

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The Age of the Galley: Mediterranian Oared Vessels since pre-classical Times. (Conway's History of the Ship)

By: Gardiner, Robert.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1995

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 004533

ISBN: 0851776345

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover with some very light shelfwear to head and foot of spine but otherwise in Fine condition, dustwrapper in Fine condition. Limited edition of 2000 [1112], pp 256, bibliography, glossary, 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 Bibliography of Guns and Shooting; Being A List of Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Books Relating to Firearms and their use and to the Compositionand Manufacture of Explosives; With an Introductory Chapter on Technical Books and the Writers of them, Firearms Inventions and the History of Gunmaking, and the Development of the Art of Shooting.

By: Gerrare, Wirt

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Roxburgh Press: 1894

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 006538

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in original beveled red cloth covered boards with gilt titles and illustration on front board and spine, rough cut pages, some small extinct worm holes on the front and read boards but internally unaffected by them and otherwise in Very Good condition. Revised Edition C.1894, pp vii, 216, adverts to rear, index. View more info

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The Art and Architecture of Mesopotamia

By: Giovanni Curatola; Jean-Daniel Forest; Nathalie Gallois; Carlo Lippolis

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005557

ISBN: 0789209217

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover in cream cloth with gilt title on spine in Fine condition, dustwrapper in with some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, pp 280, colour illustrations throughout, indices. The artistic traditions of ancient Iraq, or Mesopotamia, are among the oldest in the world, for it was in this flat, fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that the world's first advanced civilization, that of the Sumerians, arose around 3000 BC. But the long history of Mesopotamian art was marked by change as much as continuity; the region was then as now a cente... View more info

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Excavations at Aksum: An Account of Research at the Ancient Ethiopian Capital Directed in 1972-74 by the Late Dr. Neville Chittick (Memoirs of the British Institute in Eastern Africa)

By: Hay, S.C. Munro

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004058

ISBN: 0500970084

Condition: As New


Hardcover As New with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xiii, 359, appendices, bibliography, index. An Account of Research at the Ancient Ethiopian Capital Directed in 1972-74 by the Late Dr. Neville Chittick. 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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Spice: The History of a Temptation

By: Jack Turner

Price: £15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005488

ISBN: 000257067X

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xxxviii, 409, colour illustrations, index. In the ancient Egyptian temple of Dayr al-Bahri is preserved the earliest surviving representation of a merchant fleet. Date to around 1495 BC, rows of hieroglyphs record that the pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut sent the fleet one thousand nine hundred miles south to the land of Punt, a mysterious kingdom somewhere in the Horn of Africa, whence it returned in triumph with a priceless cargo of cinnamon. Yet cinnamon never grew there; it comes from the islands of Southeast Asia; the sca... View more info

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Carpets (Techniques, Traditions and History)

By: Jacques Anquetil

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Hachette Illustrated UK: 2003

Seller ID: 004821

ISBN: 1844300129

Condition: Very Good


An essential guide for those interested in understanding the stories and legends told within traditional hand-knotted 20th Century Carper design. Every sequence of knots has almost infinite possibilities as a language for recounting history, mythology, revealing religious illusions and ancient civilisations. Updated for this edition, Carpets: Techniques, Traditions and History will be an invaluable concise work of reference. Product Description: A guide for those interested in understanding the stories and legends told within traditional hand-knotted 20th century carpet design. Every sequence ... View more info

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Auld Stirling Punishments.

By: Kinnaird, David.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: The History Press, 2011.: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2730

Condition: New


Paperback in Mint condition. First edition, pp127, with bibliography. From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling s Royal Burgh has reflected the passions and prejudices of the Scottish nation. Here are shocking tales of the brutal and the bloody, the sad and the seditious, of the thieves, traitors, murderers and martyrs who shaped the destiny of those who dwell upon the Castle Rock. Richly illustrated, and filled with victims and villains, nobles, executioners and tortu... View more info