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My Little Town of Cromarty: The History of a Northern Scottish Town.

By: Alston, David.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2006. 1841585270: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 994

ISBN: 1841585270

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Fine condition with dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp xxvi, 372, b&w plates and illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. Presents a history of the small town of Cromarty, north of Inverness at the tip of the Black Isle peninsula. Although it has less than 750 inhabitants, Cromarty is viewed by its residents as a town rather than a village, which reflects the settlement's beginnings as a royal burgh and its days as a leading port for the northern Highlands. S15. View more info

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The Natural History of Orkney.

By: Berry, R. J.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Collins, 1985.: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 924

Condition: Very Good


Softback, with some creasing to the spine, but otherwise in very good condition, First edition, with 20 colour photographs, and over 100 b&w photographs and diagrams. With index. This is the first survey of the islands' natural history, complete in one volume. Because Orkney is exceptional, it is vital reading for the serious naturalist, as well as for being a comprehensive and absorbing guide for every visitor. Counter Shelf. View more info

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The Fishertown of Nairn.

By: Bochel, Margaret.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: The Nairn Fisheries: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004389

Condition: Very Good


Large format stapled booklet with illustrated paper covers in Very good condition. First edition, pp 19, b&w illustrations. A look at the history of Nairn. View more info

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Strange Things: Father Allan, Ada Goodrich Freer and the Second Sight

By: Campbell, Trevor John Lorne

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2006

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 003349

ISBN: 1841584584

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New condition. New edition, b&w illustrations, appendices, index. The supernatural has always played a prominent part of the life and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, with ghosts, seers and second-sight featuring in countless stories and in the collective memory of the people. In the late 1890s, Fr Allan McDonald, parish priest of the island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, made a collection of such stories which he entitled "Strange Things". View more info

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Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations, with Illustrative Notes on Words, Rites, and Customs, Dying and Obsolete: Orally Collected in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. 6 Volumes Complete.

By: Carmichael, Alexander.

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Scottish Academic Press / Oliver & Boyd: 0

Seller ID: 005662

Condition: Very Good


Six Volume Set. Two tone red cloth spine and boards, untrimmed foredges of text block, previous owners personal reference library blind stamp on ffep, dustwrappers spines all have small marks possibly from a splash and a minor marking on front covers where stickers of previous owners personal reference library have been removed (hardly visible), all dustwrappers have some light shelfwear and are now enclosed in a clear archival wrap. Volumes 1-4 are published by Scottish Academic Press during the 1970s as reprints of the Second Edition, Volume 5 is the First Edition published by Oliver and B... View more info

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Days of Orkney Steam.

By: Cormack, Alastair and Anne.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Kirkwall Press, 1971.: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 923

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in original cloth covers, gilt title on spine, in very good condition With dustwrapper in very good condition. In clear archival wrapper. First edition, SCARCE COPY, with b&w photographs and ink illustrations. Map of Orkney on end papers. With appendices, bibliography and index. An interesting and well-researched history of the steam-powered boats that had served the islands and communities of Orkney for over 100 years, ending in July 1969 when the last of the breed was finally replaced by diesel-engined vessels. It includes detailed fleet lists, timetables, Rescue Services and ope... View more info

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Scotland's Empire, 1600-1815.

By: Devine, T.M.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Gardners Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006853

ISBN: 0713994983

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, Some light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, with pp474, with index. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. The Scots had an enormous impact on the global development of the British Empire as emigrants, soldiers, merchants and colonial administrators. Imperial Scotland provides a comprehensive examination of their crucial role during the formative era of the long eighteenth century. The book ranges from the Americas to Austr... View more info

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Highland Agriculture and Land Use: Past activities and Future Policies of the Highlands and Islands Development Board.

By: Fasken, R. A.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The Highlands and Islands Development Board.: 1977

Seller ID: 005959

Condition: Very Good


Stapled Booklet with illustrated card covers, in Very Good condition. With pp28 and b&w illustrations. Highland Agriculture and Land Use: Past activities and Future Policies of the Highlands and Islands Development Board. Occasional Bulletin No. 7. View more info

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The Herring Fishing, Stronsay, Volume I.

By: Gibson, W. M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: B.P.P., 1984.: 1984

Seller ID: 1190

Condition: Very Good


Paperback with illustrated covers, some fading to spine but otherwise in very good condition. With pp90 and b&w photographs, charts and figures. A fascinating history of the herring industry in Orkney, from 3000BC to the 20th Century. View more info

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The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland Volume 1: The Lowlands and Borders & Volume 2: The Highlands & Islands

By: Hume, John R.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Batsford: 1976

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006870

ISBN: 0713432349

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes. SIGNED COPIES. Hardbacks in light blue cloth covers with gilt titles, with previous owner's bookplate, otherwise in Very Good condition, with dustwrappers, also in Very Good condition. With, b&w illustrations and map. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland Volume 1: The Lowlands and Borders, pp280 Volume 2: The Highlands and Islands, pp336 (Top edge text block red) The Industrial archaeology of the British Isles. 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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Scandinavian Shetland: An ongoing tradition?

By: John R. Baldwin

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Scottish Society for Northern Studies: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004626

ISBN: 0950599409

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear and a small tear to spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 127, b&w illustrations and maps. A look at Scandinavian influences on Shetland. Very Scarce. 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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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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From an Antique Land: Visual Representations of the Highlands and Islands 1700-1880

By: MacLeod, Anne

Price: £50.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003334

ISBN: 1906566534

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New condition. First edition, b&w illustrations, bibliography, index. This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish GĂ idhealtachd in the period 1700-1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, it brings together many little known and previously unrelated images. Addressing the textual bias inherent in Scottish historical studies, the book examines a broad range of maps, plans, paintings, drawings, sketches and printed images, arguing that the concept of antiquity was the single most powerful influence ... 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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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

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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