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The Scottish Market: Some Facts and Figures.

By: N/A

Price: £20.00

Publisher: The Sunday Post: 1934

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005676

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet with card covers, spine rubbed and small mark where price sticker has been removed but otherwise in Very Good condition. Presumed First edition, pp 28, b&w illustrations to rear. Statistics on Scotland, Population, Banking, Business, Social Etc. View more info

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The Wemyss Private Railway or Mr.Wemyss Railways (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

By: Alan W. Brochie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The Oakwood Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006694

ISBN: 0853615276

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine in Fine condition, dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp 272, b&w illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. This title talks about the history of Fife's most extensive industrial railway. It covers the development of the collieries and ports. The wider implications of the social changes are also considered. The Wemyss Coal Company was incorporated into the National Coal Board in 1947. The railway was not absorbed, it continued to be run by the Estate. A chapter on the Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway is contributed by Alan... View more info

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Heavens Below: Utopian Experiments in England 1560 - 1960.

By: Armytage, W. H. G.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005494

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition. With dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. In an archival wrapper. With pp458. By Professor W.H.G. Armytage: Professor of Education, University of Sheffield. Contents: Part One: Sect to Socialism Part Two: The Owenite Apocalypse, Part Thee: The Heyday of Experiment Part Four: The Rustic Vision View more info

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Sport in Africa: Essays in Social History

By: Baker, William J. & Mangan, James A.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers Inc: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004724

ISBN: 0841909067

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in black glossy cloth binding with some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition, dustwrapper with some light shelfwear and scuffing to corners and head and foot of spine but otherwise in Very goo condition and now enclosed in a clear archival wrap. First edition, pp xiii, 309, b&w illustrations, index. A collection of 13 essays on sports in africa. View more info

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British Chimney Sweeps: A Definitive Social History

By: Benita Cullingford

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Book Guild Ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006673

ISBN: 1857764528

Condition: Fine


Hardcover, previous owners inscription but otherwise in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp ix, 251, b&w illustrations, appendix, index. View more info

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Twisted Sisters.

By: Brown, Yvonne Galloway & Ferguson, Rona.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press, 2002. 1862322953: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 618

ISBN: 1862322953

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, Very good condition, First edition SCARCE, PPx, 212, Index, This collection arose from the Women's History Network conference "Twisted Sisters" held at Glasgow Caledonian University in October 2000. Spanning the mediaeval period to modernity, the papers look at women's involvement in crime and deviance in both private and public spheres of Scottish society including infanticide, social deviance, witchcraft and political influence. They offer a new perspective on accepted norms of female behaviour, challenging the received view of women as necessarily restrained by the conven... View more info

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Plant & Roots: A Social History of Ballater before the Beatles and Dr. Beeching.

By: Cameron, Ian.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Pica Design, 2008. 9780956112606: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 5

ISBN: 0956112609

Condition: New


Paperback in Mint condition; pages 160; B&W illustrations.Describes the author's childhood during the years of WWII and growing up in the typical highland village of Ballater until his call up in the 1960's. Includes sections on the forestry work done in the area by the Newfounland lumberjacks during the war. S5 View more info

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Dangerous Energy: The Archaeology of Gunpowder and Military Explosives Manufacture.

By: Cocroft, Wayne D.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: English Heritage, 2000. 1850747180: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 922

ISBN: 1850747180

Condition: Fine


Paperback, in Fine condition. First edition, pp xxiii, 320, b&w illustrations, gazetteer, glossary, bibliography, index. This book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history. Few monuments of gunpowder manufacture survive in Britain from the Middle Ages, although its existence is documented. Late 17th-century water-powered works are identifiable but sparse. In the later 18th century, however, the industry was transformed by state acquisition of key factories, notably at Faversham and at Walt... View more info

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Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Volume I: Ostrich to Ducks.

By: Cramp, Stanley.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1977.: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1254

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in dark blue covers in very good condition. With dustwrapper, also in very good condition, encased in clear wrap. First edition, with pp722, colour and b&w illustrations. With end maps, references and index. A reference manual describing over 740 species, with detail on field characteristics, habitat, distribution, mortality and longevity, population (with distribution maps), social pattern & behaviour, breeding, food, voice, plumages, moults, measurements, weights, structure & geographical variation. S20. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS ... View more info

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Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Volume II: Hawks to Bustards.

By: Cramp, Stanley.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1980.: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1255

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in dark blue covers in very good condition. With dustwrapper, also in very good condition, encased in clear wrap. First edition, Volume II: The birds of the Western Palearctic. With pp 695, colour and b&w illustrations. With end maps, references and index. A reference manual describing over 740 species, with detail on field characteristics, habitat, distribution, mortality and longevity, population (with distribution maps), social pattern & behaviour, breeding, food, voice, plumages, moults, measurements, weights, structure & geographical variation. S20 POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A B... View more info

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A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1600-1800: A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1600 to 1800 (A History of Everyday Life in Scotland EUP)

By: Elizabeth Foyster; Christopher Whatley

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006640

ISBN: 0748619658

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers in Fine condition. First edition, pp xviii, 334, b&w illustrations, bibliography, index. This book explores the ordinary daily routines, behaviours, experiences and beliefs of the Scottish people during a period of immense political, social and economic change. It underlines the importance of the church in post-Reformation Scottish society, but also highlights aspects of everyday life that remained the same, or similar, notwithstanding the efforts of the kirk, employers and the state to alter behaviours and attitudes.Drawing upon and interrogating a range of primary s... View more info

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Scottish Population Statistics: Including Webster's Analysis of Population 1755.

By: Gray, James.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, 1975. 070730105X: 1975

Edition: Modern Reprint

Seller ID: 469

ISBN: 070730105X

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition, small closed tear on front cover, in clear archival wrapper. Reprint, with pp xxxix, 107, with introduction, appendix and index. With graphs, tables and b&w frontispiece photograph of the Rev. A. Webster. Reprint of Scottish History Society publication of Scottish population statistics derived from the 1755 Census ordered by Alexander Webster, then Moderator of the Church of Scotland, nearly fifty years before statutory censuses began. Essential reference for demographers, historians and social scientists. S9. View more info

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The History of the Ara Lodges.

By: Gribbin, G.A.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Auckland, Geddis and Blomfield: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004506

Condition: Good+


Hardcover in publisher's original blue cloth with gilt title and small motifs to front cover. At some stage in its past life, this book has undergone a repair to the top of the spine which is apparent on the external hinge of the front cover. The internal hinges have been repaired with a similar paper to the original end papers but the text block is slightly offset. Some slight fading and marking to the covers and gilt but otherwise in Good+ condition. First edition with a signed dedication from the author, pp 237, 39 plates including: Dispensation from Australian Social Lodge No. 260, Photos ... View more info

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The Elham Valley Railway.

By: Hart, Brian.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Wild Swan Books: 2015

Seller ID: 007470

ISBN: 0953877124

Condition: As New


Large hardback in green cloth covers, As New, with dustwrapper, As New, with pp 296, with FEP maps of the South eastern Railway and its branches, with b&w illustrations, maps, tables, diagrams and track plans. A much enlarged edition of an early Wild Swan title, Brian's usual delightful mix of social and railway history, recounting the fascinating story of a by now obscure line that was built as a main route along the battle lines between two warring Victorian railway companies. Subsequently settling down into a single track existence it then burned bright in the last World War (literally) b... View more info

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Highland Soldier: A Social Study of the Highland Regiments, 1820-1920

By: Henderson, Diana M.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, John Donald: 1989

Seller ID: 655

ISBN: 0859762173

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition. SCARCE COPY. Pp viii, 336. With b&w illustrations, foreword, preface, abbreviations, conclusion, appendices, bibliography and index. The history of the Highland regiments from 1820-1920. S7. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE. View more info

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Scotland's Black Death: The Foul Death of the English.

By: Jillings, Karen.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Tempus, 2003. 0752423142: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 638

ISBN: 0752423142

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition. First edition, with pp 192, b&w illustrations, preface and bibliography. List of illustrations and index. During the early months of 1349, Scottish soldiers engaged in border warfare praised God that many of their English opponents were being felled by a new and terrifying affliction. Within months, however, Scots themselves began to fall victim to what they had described as "the foul death of the English." No aspect of life went untouched by this virulent disease. Beyond the physical devastation caused... View more info

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Gardens in History: A Political Perspective

By: Louise Wickham

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Windgather Press: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005434

ISBN: 1905119437

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New condition. First edition, pp 280, colour and b&w illustrations, bibliography, index. Over the past 50 years, the subject of garden history has been firmly established as an academic discipline. While many have explored what was created in gardens throughout history, the reasons as to why they were created has naturally been more diverse. Depending on the background of the author, the ideas have ranged from aesthetic values deriving from art, philosophical thoughts and ideas, social and even economic forces. View more info

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Memories of Aberdeen: A Hundred Years Ago.

By: Lumsden, Louisa Innes.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Keith Murray Publications, 1988.: 1988

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Seller ID: 391

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, in very good condition. Facsimile reproduction of the 1927 edition by William Smith and Sons, pp31, viii. With b&w photographs three poems by Louisa Innes Lumsden. Memories of Aberdeen. S5. View more info

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Banff and District.

By: Mahood, Allan Edward.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Banffshire Journal Limited, 1919.: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1243

Condition: Very Good


Hardback with small gilt decoration, spine slightly faded and some signs of wear on boards but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp xiv, 388, 3 fold out maps, 4 genealogical tables and 11 b&w plates, index. A classic guide to the social and natural history of Banffshire from 1919 which includes fantastic photographs, maps, plans and genealogical tables. SCARCE. S20. View more info

The Social History of the Navy 1793-1815

By: Michael Lewis

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Chatham Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 005881

ISBN: 1861762321

Condition: Near Mint


Hardcover in Near Mint condition with Near Mint dustwrapper. 2004 reprint, pp 467, b&w illustrations, appendices, index. A major work of naval reference and an important contribution to our understanding of Nelson's navy. Deals with a much neglected aspect of naval life. Contains fascinating first-hand, contemporary quotation. This finely researched book is a portrait of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars; but it is particularly a portrait of the Navy's people, of the officers and men who formed that formidable fighting force made popular by novels of C S Forester and Patrick O'Brian. ... View more info