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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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Place-Names in Islay and Jura.

By: King, Jacob & Cotter, Michelle.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Scottish Natural Heritage: 2015

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006938

Condition: Near Fine


Softcover in Near Fine condition. Signed by the author. With pp46, previous owner's label, colour illustrations. Place-Names in Islay and Jura. View more info

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The Seal and Other Poems.

By: Leslie, Lionel.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Grasspoint, circa 1955.: 0

Seller ID: 751

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet, in Very Good condition. Dedication in pencill on front cover: 'To the distinguished descendent of Eion na Chinn Beag from the Char-Wallah Poet Xmas '55.' Scarce Copy, pp20, with index. A collection of poems by Lionel Leslie, including: The Seal, The Western Islands, Atlantic, Tir nan Og, The Mull Boat and others. Shelf 10. View more info

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Inverness names: Personal Names and Surnames of the Town of Inverness.

By: Macbain, Alexander.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: The Northern Counties Printing and Publishing Company.: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005039

ISBN: 1854373250

Condition: Very Good


Hardback with slight browning to endpapers, otherwise in Fine Condition. With appendices and index. Chapters include: Christian Names and surnames therefrom, Patronyms, Names of rank and occupation, Descriptive names and nicknames, Local or place names, Foreign and doubtful ot difficult names. Appendices: Inverness Town Councils of 1681 and 1651. Names of leading citizens in 1681, Provosts of Inverness from 1720 to 1895. View more info

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MacDonald's Guide to Staffa Iona and Island of Mull.

By: MacDonald, Hugh.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hugh MacDonald Ltd.: 0

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 487

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet with card covers, in very good condition. Improved and revised edition, illustrated with maps and plates. With pp42 and index. S8. View more info

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The Peat Fire Flame: Folk Tales and Traditions of the Highlands & Islands.

By: MacGregor, Alasdair Alpin.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: The Moray Press: 1937

Seller ID: 006968

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in blue cloth covers, slight vertical crease to spine, and shelfwear to the corners, otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition. With pp340, previous owner's name on FEP. With 56 illustrations and index. View more info

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None Dare Oppose: The Laird, The Beast and the People of Lewis.

By: Macleod, John.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2010. 9781841589091: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1856

ISBN: 1841589098

Condition: As New


Hardback, As New with dustwrapper in As New condition. First edition, pp x, 294, index.In 1844 Sir James Matheson bought the Isle of Lewis, awash with hope and good intentions, only, in 1853, to put a rat-faced factor from Tain in sole charge of the estate. Within months Donald Munro, the self-styled 'Chamberlain of the Lews', had seized practically every office of civic, legal and industrial power in the community and for the next two decades held the entire island under an absolute reign of terror. S5. View more info

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Kisimul Castle: Isle of Barra.

By: MacNeil, Ian Roderick of Barra.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Voluntary Action & Vatersay: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006470

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet in Very Good condition, with pp15. With b&w illustrations. Kisimul Castle: Isle of Barra. View more info

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Adventurers And Exiles: The Great Scottish Exodus

By: Marjory Harper

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Profile Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006441

ISBN: 1861973047

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with blue cloth covers and gilt titles on spine in Fine condition, dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, Signed and Inscribed to a previous owner by the Author, pp x, 422, b&w illustrations, notes bibliography, index. 'The Scots have always been a restless people', says leading Scottish historian Marjory Harper 'but in the nineteenth century their restlessness exploded into a sustained surge of emigration that carried Scotland almost to the top of a European league table of emigrant exporting countries.' This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of that 'Gre... View more info

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St Kilda: A Journey to the End of the World.

By: McCutcheon, Campbell.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Amberley Publishing, 2008. 9781848680579: 2008

Seller ID: 432

ISBN: 1848680570

Condition: Fine


Paperback in Fine condition, reprint, pp96, with map of the routes of steamers 'Hebrides' and 'Hebridean', with b&w photographs. S9.The story of a unique journey from Glasgow to St Kilda in 1911. St Kilda: A Journey to the End of the World is the story of a journey from Glasgow to St Kilda, using a unique photo album showing the tour that tourists would take when they went to visit the remote island group of St Kilda. Using a unique series of images, many taken on the island of Hirta, the route is traced through the Western Isles and takes in Coll, Tiree, Skye, North and South Uist and St Kild... 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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Eilean Fraoich: Lewis Gaelic Songs and Melodies.

By: Morison, Duncan & MacLeod, Mary & Macleod, Jane & Mackenzie, Jessie A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Acair, 1982. 0861520521: 1982

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 367

ISBN: 0861520521

Condition: Very Good


Softcover in very good condition. Revised print of the 1938 edition.With pp 238, with foreword in both Gaelic and English, with musical scores and index of the songs. A collection of Lewis Gaelic songs and melodies. S3. View more info

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The Horseman's Word: Blacksmiths and Horsemanship in Twentieth Century Scotland.

By: Neat, Timothy.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2002. 1841580945: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 631

ISBN: 1841580945

Condition: Fine


Large paperback in Fine condition. FIRST EDITION. Ppxxi, 282. With preface and b&w illustrations. This work is the last volume of Timothy Neat's quintet of books on Highland life in the 20th century; appropriately it moves beyond the Highlands to embrace the whole of Scotland. It presents, in words and pictures, a group of 12 Scottish horsemen, blacksmiths and rural workers. S7. View more info

Lost Inverness

By: Newton, Norman S.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2013

Seller ID: 003341

ISBN: 1841588741

Condition: New


With b&w illustrations. In Lost Inverness, Norman S. Newton scours historical and contemporary works to trace the lost architectural history of the capital of the Highlands, following the city's history from prehistory, through the Dark Ages, the Medieval period, the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, to the present day. The medieval town was gutted by our mid-Victorian ancestors, swept away remorselessly in a frenzy of redevelopment, without a trace of sentimentality, creating many fine public buildings in the process. Sadly, the post-war 'improvements' in the town centre, especially in th... View more info

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The Travellers Guide Through Scotland and its Islands. Volume Two.

By: No Author.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: John Thompson & Co, 1814.: 1815

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 991

Condition: Good


Hardback in half leather and board covers with gilt edging, spine worn at edges and in need of repair, slight tear on top corner of page 23, previous owners' names in pencil on end page, and in ink on cover page. In good condition otherwise. Sixth edition, with pp259 with folding map of guide to Loch Catherine and Loch Lomond in very good condition and 10 further engraved maps and plans. With index to the principal roads in Scotland and general index. Guide to Scotland and its islands. S15. View more info

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New Statistical Account of Scotland, Buteshire.

By: No Author.

Price: £165.00

Publisher: Blackwood & Sons, 1841.: 1841

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3111

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in what appears to be original cloth with just some slight fading; top right corner lightly bumped; original paper titles to front and spine. Previous owner's name in ink on front end paper. In VERY GOOD condition.First edition pp122, with index. With two-page colourmap of Buteshire. New Statistical Account of Scotland, Buteshire. S8. View more info

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Thomas Balfour: M.P. for Orkney and Shetland 1835 - 1837.

By: Rosie, Irene.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Kirkwall Grammar School: 1978

Seller ID: 004915

Condition: Very Good


Booklet in illustrated card covers. With Balfour family tree and map of Orkney. Thomas Balfour: M.P. for Orkney and Shetland 1835 - 1837. History dissertation, Certificate of sixth year studies. View more info

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Portrait of the Highlands.

By: Simpson, W. Douglas, CBE.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Robert Hale,1969. 709104154: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 98

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardback with dustwrapper in very good condition, Pp 288, with b&w photographs, map and index. The history, geology, sociology, politics and cultural heritage of the Highlands. The author also points out the differences between the Highlanders and Lowlanders. S2. View more info

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Aspects of Orkney: Old Orkney Trades.

By: Spence, Sheila.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: The Orkney Press Ltd, 1988. 0907618197: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 693

ISBN: 0907618197

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, Very good plus condition, Dust wrapper very good plus condition, First edition SCARCE, Pp 86, B&w illustrations, Index, Beneath the surface of present-day Orkney lie a variety of almost-vanished skills which were never written down, but simply passed on by word of mouth and by example. S6. View more info

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The Heart is Highland: Memories of a Childhood in a Scottish Glen.

By: Steven, Maisie.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Breedon Books, 2004. 1859834469: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 592

ISBN: 1859834469

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. SIGNED COPY, second revised edition, pp 164, b&w illustrations, Preface to the second edition, acknowledgements, introduction, index. The Heart is Highland is a moving month-by-month account of a child's life growing up in Glen Urquhart near Loch Ness in the 1930s and 1940s. With affection and humour, and an eye for detail, Maisie Steven gently reminds us of some of the joys of her childhood that we have lost in today's modern world. Here are the delights of an outdoor life denied to so many children today: the beauty of the first snowdrops and primroses, the... View more info