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Lost Badenoch and Strathspey

By: Bishop, Bruce B.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2011

Seller ID: 003342

ISBN: 1841589632

Condition: As New


With b&w illustrations.Badenoch and Strathspey is a land of many contrasts, and in modern times a land of many uses. Not always has it been the playground of winter sports enthusiasts and a mecca for tourists - for centuries the mountains which protected the province of Moray to the north and the Highland glens to the west were an obstacle to travel and a haven for cattle thieves and reivers. In this fascinating book, illustrated with over 100 period photographs, Bruce B. Bishop explores the changing face of the area over millennia, from the Ice Age, Pictish and Celtic times through the coming... View more info

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Dictionary of Deeside: A Guide to the City of Aberdeen and the Villages, Hamlets, Districts, Castles, Mansions and Scenery of Deesidewith Notes on Antiquities, Historical and Literary Associations Etc.

By: Coutts, James.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: The University Press: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006123

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers, creasing to spine, rubbing to corners and head and foot of spine, some light shelfwear to edges but otherwise in Very Good condition commensurate with age. First edition, pp 279+2pp of adverts to rear, b&w illustrations throughout. A Guide to the City of Aberdeen and the Villages, Hamlets, Districts, Castles, Mansions and Scenery of Deesidewith Notes on Antiquities, Historical and Literary Associations Etc. View more info

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The Castles of Scotland: A Comprehensive Reference and Gazetteer to More Than 2300 Sites

By: Coventry, Martin

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Goblinshead: 2001

Edition: 3rd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003329

ISBN: 1899874275

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with illustrated and laminated boards, some marking and creasing to laminated boards and outer edges of text block dusty, but internally Good; Inscription on ffep; Signed by Author on half title page. Third edition, b&w illustrations, family names index. S30. 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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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 story continues chronologically, from Cromwell's invasion of Scotland, through the Battle of Dunbar, and the slow establishme... View more info

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Argyll in the Forty-Five.

By: Fergusson, James.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006428

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in original green cloth covers, gilt titles on spine, some light shelfwear, light foxing to end papers, previous owners bookplate but otherwise in Very Good condition, price clipped dustwrapper with small chip from head of spine, some shelfwear and rubbing to edges but othewise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp264, b&w illustrations, with pull-out map of castles, forts and barracks. With label with previous owner's name. Argyll in the Forty-Five. View more info

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The Book of Arran: Archaeology

By: J. A. Balfour

Price: £175.00

Publisher: The Arran Society of Glasgow/Kilbrannan Publishing: 1982

Seller ID: 004919

ISBN: 0907939023

Condition: Fine


Two volumes complete. VERY SCARCE. Originally published by the Arran Society of Glasgow, 1910; this edition by Kilbrannan Publishing Ltd, Brodick, Isle of Arran, 1982. Volume 1: Archaeology, ppxiv, 295, plus 54 pages of plates and numerous b&w illustrations in text. Publisher's book plate tipped in at front stating that this is No.324 of a limited edition of 1000. Fold-out map to illustrate the antiquities on the Island of Arran loosely inserted at rear. (not called for) Chapters: Introduction: The building-up of the island by Sir Archibald Geikie. Prehistoric period: The sepulchral remains.... View more info

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The Donean Tourist: Giving an Account of the Battles, Castles, Gentlemen's Seats, Families, with their Origin, Armorial Ensigns, Badges of Distinction.

By: Laing, Alexander.

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Aberdeen, J. Booth: 1828

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005457

Condition: Fine


Hardback rebound in Fine terracotta buckram binding for Tillypronie Shooting Estate, with gilt titles to spine, rough cut pages, some light spotting to pages but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, pp viii, 475, editor's note bound in at title page. The Donean Tourist: Giving an Account of the Battles, Castles, Gentlemen's Seats, Families, with their Origin, Armorial Ensigns, Badges of Distinction. Very Scarce Title View more info

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Donside.

By: McConnochie, Alex Inkson & Wayte, Bryn.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Deeside Books, 2011. 9781907813023: 2011

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 23

ISBN: 1907813020

Condition: New


New cloth-covered paperback book in mint condition.Pages vi, 220, plus all of the original full page illustrations and the 3 maps. The version reproduced here is from the two shilling hardback first edition with its original pagination and advertisments, published in 1900 (the 1985 J.G. Bisset version adpoted the much smaller typeface used in the cheaper one shilling paper board covered edition published in 1901, with the consequent reduction in the number of pages to 134 and a different set of advertisments). McConnochie was an avid hillwalker and a competent local historian, and his guideb... View more info

Walking The Line: A Curious Walker's Guide to the Formartine and Buchan Way.

By: McLeman, Janet M.

Price: £9.90

Publisher: Great North of Scotland Railway Association: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003401

ISBN: 0902343289

Condition: New


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, colour illustrations throughout. The Formartine and Buchan Way is the long distance footpath following the disused railway line linking the fishing ports of Fraserburgh and Peterhead with Aberdeen. It traverses the heartlands of rural Aberdeenshire, a land of prehistoric monuments, medieval castles, ruined churches and abbeys, scenes of ferocious religious conflicts, Jacobite strongholds, abandoned mills, the planned villages and elegant mansions of the improving lairds and the only hill carvings in Scotland. A valuable wild life corridor, the Forma... View more info

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Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland's Romantic North

By: Miers, Mary.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Rizzoli: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007255

ISBN: 0847844765

Condition: Very Good


Large hardback 26 x 29cm in green covers, with dustwrapper in Near Fine condition, with dustwrapper, also in Near Fine condition. First edition. With pp 288, colour illustrations, with index. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. Featuring breathtaking photographs of some of Scotland's most remarkable and little-known houses, this book tells the story of how incomers adopted the North of Scotland as a recreational paradise and left an astonishing legacy of architecture and decoration inspired by the ro... View more info

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Traditions and Stories of Scottish Castles.

By: Millar, A.H.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Sands & Co.: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003979

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with some foxing to edge of text block but otherwise in Very Good condition, edge rubbed and internally repaired dustwrapper in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 332, b&w illustrations, index. View more info

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A Childhood in Scotland.

By: Miller, Christian.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: John Murray, 1981. 0719538300: 1981

Seller ID: 100

ISBN: 0719538300

Condition: Good


Hardback in good condition, with edgeworn dustwrapper, Pp 112, b&w illustrations by Ray Evans. The story of a childhood in a Highland castle, in the years that followed the first world war.Christian Miller, who was educated by a governess, gives an insight into a life with her disciplinarian father and servants inside a Highland castle. S2. 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

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Scottish Archaeological Studies. (Aberdeen University Studies No.106)

By: Simpson, W. Douglas.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Aberdeen University Press: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005454

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback rebound in Fine terracotta buckram binding for Tillypronie Shooting Estate, with gilt titles to spine, roughly cut and repaired but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp 312, b&w photographs, illustrations and maps both in the text and fold out. A collection of 13 of W. Douglas Simpson's Archaeological Studies: The Architectural History of Direlton Castle with 8 pages of b&w plates. Corgarff Castle, Aberdeenshire with b&w photographs, floorplans and illustrations. Pitcaple Castle with b&w illustrations. A New Survey of Kildrummy Castle with b&w illustrations, plates, fl... View more info