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Portrait of the Scott Country, Lochhead, Marion
Portrait of the Scott Country

The Stone of Destiny - artefact & icon, Welander, Richard ;   Breeze, David J.;      Clancy Thomas Owen (eds)
The Stone of Destiny - artefact & icon

The Shetland Isles, Schei, Liv Kjorsvik
The Shetland Isles

Glens and Straths of Scotland, Steven, Campbell
Glens and Straths of Scotland

Wild Sports & Natural History of the Highlands, St. John, Charles ;   Maxwell (Bt.), Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Wild Sports & Natural History of the Highlands

The magic of Skye, Poucher (Hon. F.R.P.S.), W.A.
The magic of Skye

Edinburgh, Geddie, John
Edinburgh

The Roman Conquest of Scotland - The Battle of Mons Graupius AD 84, Fraser, James E.
The Roman Conquest of Scotland - The Battle of Mons Graupius AD 84

 

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The Scottish Songstress - Caroline Baroness Nairne, ,
1 The Scottish Songstress - Caroline Baroness Nairne
,. Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh & London, 1894. Hardback, 188mm x 125mm green , 64pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Fading to spine and base of boards, some bumping of corners, outside of book otherwise notably clean, given age. Foxing to endpapers and very occasionally elsewhere in block, pages also otherwise clean with a few pencil underlinings. With authorship by ""her great grand-niece," this is a recollection of a famous Scottish songstress who died in 1845. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, Nairne, song. 8325

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The Lady Sheila and other Celtic Memorabilia, Bain, James Leith Macbeth
2 The Lady Sheila and other Celtic Memorabilia
Bain, James Leith Macbeth. Theosophical Publishing Society, London, 1912. Hardback, 20cm x 13cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 72pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book generally aged. Block edges ragged. General darkening wit some foxing. Spine and boards bumped. "The Story of a few of the most notable of my marvellous Psychic experiences through the Mediation of my dear Wife, narrated by me as failthfully and as truly as I have been able." Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Theosophy, medium, mystic. 4831

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Scottish Pilgrimage in the Land of Lost Content, Barnett, Ratcliffe
3 Scottish Pilgrimage in the Land of Lost Content
Barnett, Ratcliffe. John Grant, Edinburgh, 1942. first edition, Hardback, 196mm x 130mm blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, xi prelims, 207+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read - spine faded and bumped, boards also bumped with isolated stains. Block edges grubby from handling and ragged but pages - and plates - all clean. A collection of vignettes with a Scottish theme in which the author tours the country with illuminating historical, cultural and spiritual comment along the way. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, Highland, Culross, Mull. 11264

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Lightly Poached, Beckwith, Lillian
4 Lightly Poached
Beckwith, Lillian. Hutchinson, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Douglas Hall. Very Good/Very Good. Previous owner's name. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now secured and protected with laminate tape) is bright and clean. Beckwith's fifth book about her life in the Hebrides. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Beckwith, Hebrides, Scotland, Bruachites. 5405

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A Song to Sing and a Tale to Tell, Brown, Jean
5 A Song to Sing and a Tale to Tell
Brown, Jean. Thule Press, Shetland, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 157mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 174pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Jennifer Sharp. Good +/Good. Signed by author. Spine and boards bumped. Blook has been read but still tight and clean. Dustwrapper is generally worn around edges with some fraying and tearing at top of spine. An inspirational volume in which the author describes her experiences as a camp leader of children's holidays in the Scottish Hebrides. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: camping, children, hebrides, islands. 11265

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6 Bank of Scotland 1695-1995
Cameron, Alan. Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 4to blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, reprint impression, , 253pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Corners bumped, very clean. Catalogue: Scotland. This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 1266

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Held in Trust - The National Trust for Scotland, Crawford, Iain
7 Held in Trust - The National Trust for Scotland
Crawford, Iain. Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 198mm buff cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 183pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Book has been read, with light wear and some grubbiness to top block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear only. TV series tie-in book which celebrates the properties owned by the Scottish version of the National Trust, including castles, islands and other wild places. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Fair Isle, Iona, Nevis, Fraser. 11257

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Victoria in the Highlands - the Personal Journal of Her Majesty Queen Victoria with Notes, Introductions and a description of the acquisition and rebuilding of Balmoral Castle, Duff, David
8 Victoria in the Highlands - the Personal Journal of Her Majesty Queen Victoria with Notes, Introductions and a description of the acquisition and rebuilding of Balmoral Castle
Duff, David. Frederick Muller, London, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 144mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 398+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal shelfwear only. The journals of Queen Victoria covering her time in the Scotthish Highlands. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Victoria, Scotland, journal. 8330

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Scottish Royal Palaces - The Architecture of the Royal Residences during the late Medieval and Early Renaissance Periods, Dunbar, John G.
9 Scottish Royal Palaces - The Architecture of the Royal Residences during the late Medieval and Early Renaissance Periods
Dunbar, John G.. Tuckwell Press, East Linton, Scotland, 1999. first edition, Paperback, 245mm x 186mm , xii prelims, 263pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, light wear to edges, bumped top of spine, latter also colour faded, no creasing. Attractive and authoritative survey of an outstandimng group of Scottish buildings, fully illustrated. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, palace, Renaissance.. 8929

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Scotland - Picturesque and Traditional - A Pilgrimage with Staff and Knapsack, Eyre-Todd, George
10 Scotland - Picturesque and Traditional - A Pilgrimage with Staff and Knapsack
Eyre-Todd, George. Eneas Mackay, Stirling, 1931. fourth edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue decorated boards, gilt titles, fourth edition, xv prelims, 361pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed. Block edges grubby with some foxing. Block pages also a little wobbly in places. Dustwrapper (now protceted) is generally worn and lightly grubby with some chipping and loss at top of spine. "A record of an unconventional journey [from Melrose to Inverness] for the most part undertaken on foot." Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, Bruce, Glen, Leny. 4849

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The Roman Conquest of Scotland - The Battle of Mons Graupius AD 84, Fraser, James E.
11 The Roman Conquest of Scotland - The Battle of Mons Graupius AD 84
Fraser, James E.. The History Press, Stroud, 2008. first edition, Paperback, 195mm x 124mm , 159+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, spine now creased, pages clean. Paperback edition of Fraser's fine work of ancient history which offers "A fresh interpretation of why the Romans invaded Scotland." Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Caledonia, legion, Agricola, Britannia. 12495

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The Peaks, Lochs & Coasts of the Western Highlands with One Hundred & Fifteen Photographs, Gardner (M.A., F.S.A.), Arthur
12 The Peaks, Lochs & Coasts of the Western Highlands with One Hundred & Fifteen Photographs
Gardner (M.A., F.S.A.), Arthur. The Moray Press, Edinburgh & London, 1934. second edition, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm green cloth boards, green titles, second edition, 3rd impression, , 128+115pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read. Spine and boards bumped, spine a little frayed. Block edges a little worn from handling, text and plates clean. Excellent guide to the dramatic landscapes of the Western Scottish Highlands, with many photographs which capture the bleak wonders of the region. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Nevis, Lomomd, Sutherland, Ross. 11235

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Edinburgh, Geddie, John
13 Edinburgh
Geddie, John. Blackie & Son, London & Glasgow, Hardback, 218mm x 153mm buff card boards, brown titles, , 68+12pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by E.W. Haslehust. Good/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, discoloured around edges, block basically clean with plates nice and bright. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn and grubby, some small stains and loss at rear. No date or edition stated but likely 1930s volume in Beautiful Scotland series offers twelve lovely Haslehust paintings of Edinburgh in full-page plates, with accompanying text by Geddie. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Edinburgh, Arthur, Princes, Royal. 12801

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14 Highways and Byways in the West Highlands
Gordon, Seton. Macmillan, London, 1949. first edition, Hardback, 20cm x 13cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , xix prelims, 428pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by D.Y. Cameron. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book in impressively good condition. Clean, tight and solid with no markings or signs of wear. Possibly unread. Delightful guide for travellers, spcifically on foot, in the West Highlands of Scotland. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, Highlands, Wrath. 5384

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The First Fifty - Munro-Bagging Without a Beard, Gray, Muriel
15 The First Fifty - Munro-Bagging Without a Beard
Gray, Muriel. Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 252mm x 192mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 190pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/Good +++. Book is in Good+++ condition apart from the fact that the front endpaper has been removed - carefully and cleanly. Else tight and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has light wear only. Front flap clipped. Hipster Scottish TV personality and unlikely mountaineer describes her first years of climbing the 3000+ feet peaks of her homeland in a surprising and engaging narrative. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Munro, Highland, Scotland, fashion. 11262

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The Story of Mull and Iona, Hesketh, Nick
16 The Story of Mull and Iona
Hesketh, Nick. James Thin - The Mercat Press, Edinburgh, 1993. first edition, Paperback, 298mm x 208mm , 80pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Nick Hesketh. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book in very good condition save for fraying at top of spine. Intriguing book first published is 1988 whiich traces the long history of two Inner Hebridean islands in strip cartoon style. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Mull, Iona, Columba, history This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 8917

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... And It Came to Pass, Jay, Bee
17 ... And It Came to Pass
Jay, Bee. Barker Johnson, Gairloch, Ross-Shire, 1962. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 248pp. Very Good/Good. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Owner stamp on front endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general light wear and discolouring. A local book by a local author - about the rugged lands of Wester Ross and Skye. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Ross, Skye, Gairloch. 4838

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Sunset on the Loch, Jay, Bee
18 Sunset on the Loch
Jay, Bee. Barker Johnson, Straith, Ross-shire, 1965. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, v prelims, 298pp. Good +++/Good. Owner sticker on front endpaper. Spine bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled, with rear a litle grubby, and chipping alomng front edge at spine. A vivid portrayal of the Ross-shire Highlands and Highland life... Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Ross, Highland, Torridon, Gairloch. 4825

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The Highland Jaunt, Johnson, Paul ;   Gale, George
19 The Highland Jaunt
Johnson, Paul ; Gale, George. Collins, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 159pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Fair. Spine and boards a little bumped, block a little darkened and dusty. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear with 2cm tear at top rear edge. Double narrative by the then-editors of the Spectator and the Nw Statesman, as they follow in the footsteps of Johnson and Boswell in Scotland. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Johnson, Boswell, Scotland, Johnson, Gale. 4809

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In Bed with an Elephant - A Journey through Scotland's Past and Present, Kennedy, Ludovic
20 In Bed with an Elephant - A Journey through Scotland's Past and Present
Kennedy, Ludovic. Bantam Press, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 394+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been read, spine and boards bumped, surface tear at top of front inner board. Dustwrapper has been handled, light shelfwear only. A celebrated broadcaster and Anglo-Scot takes a personal look at the Scottihs nation - its people, history and landscape. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, Ludovic, history. 8327

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21 Highland Homespun
Leigh, Margaret Mary. G. Bell, London, 1936. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , vii prelims, 339pp. Good/NoWrapper. Foxing to endpapers. Spine and boards a little bumped with isolated light marking. Block edges dusty, pages clean and unmarked. Month-by-month personal reflections on life in the Highlands. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Highland, Scotland, Leigh. 4797

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22 The Hooded Hawk or the Case of Mr. Boswell
Lewis, D.B. Wyndham. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1946. first edition, Hardback, 219mm x 140mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 281pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine faded, boards a little scuffed, block edges a little grubby but pages clean apart from single pencil inscription. Austerity production. Binding a little loose. Tales of Boswell, Johnson and Scotland. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Boswell, Highland, Wyndham. 6220

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Portrait of the Scott Country, Lochhead, Marion
23 Portrait of the Scott Country
Lochhead, Marion. Robert Hale, London, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm green cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 187pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards clean, block edges grubby with some foxing. Dustwrapper is worn from handling, top edges frayed with a tear at top front corner, front flap clipped. Volume from "Portraits" series offers a charming tour of the Scottish Border country where Sir Walter Scott made his home, rich in the history and lore of the region. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Border, Scotland, Tweed, Kelso. 15011

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24 Romantic Lochaber
MacCulloch, Donald B.. Moray Press, Edinburgh & London, 1939. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Donald B. MacCulloch. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and a little scuffed, block a little darkened with age. The first modern book devoted to the delightful Scottish district of Lochaber. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Lochaber, Ben Nevis, Glencoe. 5406

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The Changing Land - A Look at the Primordial, MacGregor, Alisdair Alpin
25 The Changing Land - A Look at the Primordial
MacGregor, Alisdair Alpin. Kingsmead, Bath, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 120 +pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Spine maybe a little bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled, with grubby rear, some scuffing and torn front flap. Reflections on the ever-changing physical landscape of Scotland by a trained geologist. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, landscape, geology. 4815

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Scottish Climbs: Volume 2 - A mountaineer's pictorial guide to climbing in Scotland, MacInnes, Hamish
26 Scottish Climbs: Volume 2 - A mountaineer's pictorial guide to climbing in Scotland
MacInnes, Hamish. Constable, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 180mm x114mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 250pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Previous owner's name. Spine bumped, book has been read. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear and has been handled. Second volume of pocket (or backpack) sized practical guide to Scottish climbing by an experienced mountaineer. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Mountain, Scotland, Ben Nevis. 5387

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Rural Crafts in Scotland, Mackay, James A.
27 Rural Crafts in Scotland
Mackay, James A.. Robert Hale, London, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 188 +pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Bookseller stamp on front endpaper. Boards and spine bumped. Block edges grubby with some foxing on top. Pages and plates clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is worn, with notable creasing to top of front and loss at top rear corner. The first book to deal comprehensively with the rural crafts in Scotland. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, craftys, tweed, tartan. 4824

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Scottish Pageant, Mackenzie (C.B.E, M.A., D.LITT.), Agnes Mure            (ed)
28 Scottish Pageant
Mackenzie (C.B.E, M.A., D.LITT.), Agnes Mure (ed). Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh & London, 1946. first edition, Hardback, 195mm x 128mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 261pp. plus index, Good +/Fair. Owners inscription. Book has been read but light wear only. Differential fading to endpapers, pages nice and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn with some light staining, chipping to corners and loss at top front by spine. "A collection of passages written either by Scots or about Scotland, or both, between the first Roman invasion and the battle of Flodden." Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Arbroath, chronicle, Stuart, royalties. 11240

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A History of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club 1877-1999, Macleod, John
29 A History of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club 1877-1999
Macleod, John. Moravian Press, Elgin, 2000. first edition, Hardback, 27cm x 17cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 120+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has just a little chipping to edges. Produced for the millennium, this is a rather lovely history of a fine old Scottish golf club, written by a man steeped in the traditions of the club. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Dornoch, golf, clubhouse, course. 11231

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The New Shell Guide to Scotland, Macnie, Donald Lamond
30 The New Shell Guide to Scotland
Macnie, Donald Lamond. Book Club Associates, London, 1978. first thus, Hardback, 255mm x 164mm decorated boards, 478pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine just a little bumped else near fine. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear else near fine. Book club edition of massively detailed, two-column guide to Scotland. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Scotland, shell, travel, Hebrides. 5400

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