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George Mackay Brown.

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 0

Seller ID: 006653

Condition: Very Good


A small card pamphlet with illustrated covers, creased in the centre but otherwise in Very Good condition. pp 3, a short biography of George Mackay Brown and bibliography of his published works. Scarce View more info

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Burns' Monument: Short History and Catalogue of Relics

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ayr Advertiser: 1928

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006197

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet, covers marked and staples rusted but otherwise in Very Good condition. Presumed First edition, pp 30, b&w illustrations, catalogue to rear. View more info

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A Treasury of Short Poems.

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Samuel Bagster: 1908

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005588

Condition: Very Good


Small hardcover (12x9cm), some light shelfwear and slight fading to spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. Presumed First edition, pp 135. A selection of short poems from famous authors. View more info

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Farming and the Land: Scottish Life and Society Volume 2: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology

By: Alexander Fenton; Kenneth Veitch

Price: £35.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005683

ISBN: 1906566054

Condition: As New


Hardcover, As New with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xlii, 1172, b&w illustrations, maps and diagrams throughout, indices. An interest in rural life and culture has long been a feature of ethnology in Scotland. This multi-author volume explores a variety of topics on the broad theme of farming and the land. The 43 chapters are divided into ten thematic sections: the environmental setting; settlement, society and landscape; crops and livestock; buildings; the workforce; types of land use; tools, techniques and processes; industry, engineering, communications and trade; writing, museu... View more info

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Games at Twilight: And Other Stories.

By: Anita Desai.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1983

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005082

ISBN: 0140053484

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, bumped, otherwise in Very Good condition. Eleven short stories by Anita Desai, set in India. View more info

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A Short History of the Church and Village of Barnsley.

By: Anne de Courcy

Price: £6.00

Publisher: 1992

Seller ID: 004414

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet, some light shelfwear and rusted staples but otherwise in Very Good condition. Presumed First Edition, pp 8. A Short History of the Church and Village of Barnsley. View more info

The Campbells of the Ark: Men of Argyll in 1745 - The Inner Circle & The Outer Circle - 2 Volumes Complete

By: Black, Ronald

Price: £35.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006136

ISBN: 1906566895

Condition: As New


2 Volumes Complete. Both volumes As New. First editions, pp xiii, 689, xiii, 679, colour and b&w illustrations, appendices, indices. In the course of his long poem An Airce, 'The Ark', the Jacobite poet Alexander MacDonald shows the Campbells being subjected to trial by water for the part they played in defeating Prince Charles's army in 1745 - 6. Some will be drowned outright, he says, some just given a good ducking - and some will be honourably treated. He names forty individuals; Ronald Black puts their lives and deeds under the microscope to see how far they deserved their allotted fate.... View more info

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Tinkers: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller.

By: Burke, Mary.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Oxford, 2009. 9780199566464: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2039

ISBN: 0199566461

Condition: As New


Hardback, in As New condition with dustwrapper in As New condition. First edition, pp x, 329, bibliography, index. The history of Irish Travellers is not analogous to that of the 'tinker', a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by sixteenth-century British and continental Rogue Literature that came to be seen as an Irish character alone as English became dominant in Ireland. By the Revival, the tinker represented bohemian, pre-Celtic aboriginality, functioning as the cultural nationalist counter to the Victorian Gypsy mania. Long misunderstood as a portrayal of actual Travellers, J.M. Synge'... View more info

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European Arms and Armour; with Short Descriptions, Historical and Critical Notes and Numerous Illustrations.

By: Camp, S.J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1924.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1426

Condition: Very Good


Part 1 (Gallery VII) Paperback, with some edgewear and creasing to spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. 6th edition, pp xvi, 130, xviii, with 16 b&w plates showing various pieces and sets of armour. A catalogue of European Arms and Armour from the Wallace Collection. SCARCE. s22. View more info

The Railways of Scotland Volume 1: The Kingdom of Fife.

By: Cinerail.

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Cinerail, 2004.: 0

Seller ID: 1824

Condition: New


(New DVD) This comprehensive video record, transferred from colour film taken by local cameramen looks at some of the long closed lines and stations which formed part of the Fife's intricate railway network, which existed until the early 1970s. Filmed in a wide variety of locations, the programme features many locomotives that were the 'standard' steam types found in Fife. These include Class A4, A3, B1 V2 J36, J37, J38 AND WD's, plus early diesel railcars and shots of the short lived 'Clayton' diesel locomotives. Industrial steam at work on the Wemyss Private Railway and the British Aluminium... View more info

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The Population History of England 1541-1871 (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)

By: E. A. Wrigley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 006661

ISBN: 0521356881

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers in Fine condition. Reprinted edition, pp xxxvii, 779, graphs, tables and maps. In analysing the population of a country over several centuries, the authors qualify, confirm or overturn traditional assumptions and marshal a mass of statistical material into a series of clear, lucid arguments about past patterns of demographic behaviour and their relationship to economic trends. The Population History of England presents basic demographic statistics - monthly totals of births, deaths and marriages - and uses them in conjunction with new methods of analysis to determine ... View more info

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The 48th Highlanders of Toronto, Canadian Militia: The Origin and History of this Regiment, and a Short Account of the Highland Regiments from Time to Time Stationed in Canada.

By: Fraser, Alexander.

Price: £350.00

Publisher: Toronto, E.L. Ruddy: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006927

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in cloth tartan style cloth covered boards with red titles and seal, some light shelfwear, slight fading to spine and rubbing to edges and corners, some weakening to internal hinges but still holding, some slight mottling and light bumping to rear cover but otherwise in Very Good condition commensurate with age. First edition, dedication on front endpaper: "To the Warrant Officer's Staff Sgts and Sgts, The Gordon Highlanders - Compliments of William Hendrie, Lt Col, Commander, 48th Highlanders, 1913", pp 128, b&w illustrations, adverts to rear. View more info

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Gavarni.

By: Fuchs, Eduard.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Albert Langen: 1925

Seller ID: 007044

Condition: Very Good


Large hardback in illustrated cloth covers, 28 x 37 cm. Signed by previous owner artist Paul Hogarth. With 109 lithographs and illustrations in b&w. In German. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. The Art of Paul Gavarni. Gavarni followed his interests, and began a series of lithographed sketches in which he portrayed the most striking characteristics, foibles and vices of the various classes of French society. The letterpress explanations attached to his drawings were short, but were forcible and h... View more info

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At the Loch of the Green Corrie.

By: Greig, Andrew.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Quercus Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 007077

ISBN: 1847249965

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Goos condition, with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition, First edition, Signed and inscribed by author to a previous owner, with map of the area. Frontispiece photo of the author. Since he was a young writer, Andrew Greig had known the poet Norman MacCaig. Though born in Edinburgh, MacCaig was closely associated with Assynt in Sutherland, an area he often celebrated in his spare, evocative poems. MacCaig died in 1996; in one of Greig's last visits, MacCaig set him an appealingly medieval-sounding quest: "ish for me at the Loch of the Green Corrie... ask for a man ... View more info

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Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer.

By: Holder, Geoff.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The History Press, 2010. 9780752456034: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 641

ISBN: 0752456032

Condition: Fine


Paperback, Fine, First Edition, Pp 128, b&w illustrations, Bibliography, Index, Graverobbing was a dark but profitable industry in pre-Victorian Scotland, as criminals, gravediggers, and middle-class medical students alike stole newly-buried corpses for the anatomy schools. Only after the trials of the infamous murderers Burke and Hare did the grisly trade end-murderers whose dissected skeletons are pictured in this book. From burial grounds in the heart of Glasgow and Edinburgh to quiet country graveyards in the Scottish Borders and Aberdeenshire, this book takes you to every cemetery ever ra... View more info

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The Lost Salmon Flies of Balmoral

By: Innes, Colin

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Coch-y-Bonddu Books: 2018

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 006440

ISBN: 1904784887

Condition: New


Illustrated card wraps, New. Second, revised edition, pp 127, colour illustrations, bibliography. In 1880 John Michie went to work as a forester on Queen Victoria's estate at Balmoral on the banks of the Aberdeenshire Dee, eventually rising through the ranks to become the Factor. He kept detailed diaries and, as a keen salmon fly fisherman and fly dresser, he frequently described his fishing exploits on the Dee, as well as his fishing companions and his successful flies. Colin Innes gives us a short history of Balmoral, its royal connections, and its fishing; then, to put John Michie's flies... View more info

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The Parish of Drumoak.

By: Jackson, Robin.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Robin Jackson, 2001. 0954061802: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 594

ISBN: 0954061802

Condition: Very Good


Large A4 size paperback in very good condition. First edition, SCARCE TITLE, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on tipped in post-it note. With pp113, colour illustrations, with Timothy Pont map of lower Deeside, Introduction, prefatory note, conclusion, bibliography and appendices, Resulting from a millennium project this book is described by the author as a series of cameos - short descriptive sketches of the Aberdeenshire parish of Drumoak. S7. View more info

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Sea Trading and Sea Training: Being a Short History of the Firm of Devitt and Moore.

By: Jones, Clement.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Edward Arnold & Co.: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004733

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in publisher's original blue cloth with some shelfwear otherwise in Very Good condition; new end papers that have been reinforced with binders tape sewn in; some minor foxing, dustwrapper has some marking and shelfwear and has been repaired internally with some small infilled patches. First edition, pp 192, frontis plus 23 other full page b&w illustrations. History of a British sea trading firm and predominantly concerned with sailing ships, including the Parramatta, Sobraon, Port Jackson and the Medway. View more info

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A Short History of Scottish Regiments.

By: Keith, A.W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: J. & G. Innes Ltd: 1935

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 004437

Condition: Very Good


Small hardcover with light fading to cloth covers but otherwise in Very Good condition. Enlarged Sixth Impression, pp 35. One page humerous descriptions of the Scottish Regiments of the day and others associated with them. Small sketches and spoof heraldic crests. View more info

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The Anatomy of the Human Body Abridg'd or, A Short and Full View of all the Parts of the Body Together with Their Several Uses drawn from their Compsitions and Structures.

By: Kiell, James.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: David Gray: 1760

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 004461

Condition: Very Good


Original full leather binding with some scuffing and marking, some browning to prelims but otherwise in overall Very Good condition. Thirteenth edition, corrected, 306. The Anatomy of the Human Body Abridg'd or, A Short and Full View of all the Parts of the Body Together with Their Several Uses drawn from their Compsitions and Structures. View more info