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  • KELMAN, James, Agnes Owens, Alasdair Gray
    LEAN TALES

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1985. Inscribed by contributor; Blue boards nicely decorated in gilt. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket. Short stories of Scotland. Good inscription by Alasdair Gray in 1985 to a noted Canadian literary couple. ; Octavo; Signed by contributor

    Book ID: 52684
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  • JEFFERY, R.A.
    MACNAB

    Edition: First Edition

    Foleyet, Ontario: The Macnab Historical Association Division Historical Research, c1946. 16mo, 15.5 cm, pp 27, stapled in blue card covers. Soft shallow crease to upper corners, else fine. Copyright is in the name of The Clan McNab Society, The Cottage, White Oak, Ont. A sketch history of Chief Archibald McNab and of the township he founded and named for himself in 1824, McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario. He was the 13th and last chieftain of the Clan McNab. The Laird, a dissolute Jacobite on the run from creditors, envisioned a feudal settlement of Higland Scots under his sole command. The currently named McNab/Braeside Township is near Ottawa. Foleyet is a tiny town in Northern Ontario. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Book ID: 38951
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  • CROCKETT, S.R
    MAID MARGARET OF GALLOWAY. The Life story of her whom Four Centuries have called "The Fair Maid of Galloway".

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Copp Clark, 1905. The paper issue. Octavo, softcover, gray pictorial card covers printed in green and green. [4], (viii), 417, [9] pp + frontispiece and 13 other plates. Small chips and short tears to spine tips (no lettering lo st); page edges dust soiled; soft vertical crease to early leaves, creases to corners and fore edge of a few leaves toward rear; VG otherwise, tight in the binding. Pasted to the recto of the first (blank) leaf is a mimeographed slip headed "Job Paper Novels", and listing four novels by Crockett, including this one, as well as JESS & CO. by J.J. Bell. (This book came from the estate of a former salesman for Copp, Clark and was…

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    Toronto: Copp Clark, 1905. The paper issue. Octavo, softcover, gray pictorial card covers printed in green and green. [4], (viii), 417, [9] pp + frontispiece and 13 other plates. Small chips and short tears to spine tips (no lettering lo st); page edges dust soiled; soft vertical crease to early leaves, creases to corners and fore edge of a few leaves toward rear; VG otherwise, tight in the binding. Pasted to the recto of the first (blank) leaf is a mimeographed slip headed "Job Paper Novels", and listing four novels by Crockett, including this one, as well as JESS & CO. by J.J. Bell. (This book came from the estate of a former salesman for Copp, Clark and was his sample copy). This paper issue is much less common than the cloth issue.

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    Book ID: 18591
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  • WILKIE, Jim
    METAGAMA: a journey from Lewis to the New World

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1987. Red boards. pp 208 Photos. Fine in fine jacket (sticker on rear flap). "The first in-depth study of emigration from the Isle of Lewis to Canada and North America - a history spanning 150 years. The Lewismen were pioneers and soldiers - or by assisted passage in the aftermath of eviction from their homes and crofts at the time of the Clearances." - jacket. The Metagama sailed in 1923. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51491
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  • LANE, Elinor Macartney (1864-1909)
    NANCY STAIR: a novel

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Toronto: Poole Publishing Company, 1906. Maroon cloth gilt, top edges gilt. pp (xiv), 385 + frontispiece. Bit of damp staining to fore margin of front cover; Xmas, 1906, ink gift inscription on front free endpaper; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. US author. Historical novel about a lady poet set in late 18th century Scotland. Robert Burns is a character. There was a play version produced on Broadway in 1905.; Octavo

    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 39563
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  • BALLANTINE, James
    ONE HUNDRED SONGS, with Melodies Original & Selected

    Edition: First Edition

    Glasgow: John S. Marr, 1866. Original red bevel edge cloth lettered & decorated in blind & gilt, all edges gilt. pp (vi), 209 + illustrated title page; music in text. Spine lightly sunned and frayed at tips; bit of foxing to endpapers, scattered light foxing in text; some cover soiling; else a VG tight copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked.

    Book ID: 28629
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  • JEFFORD, Andrew
    PEAT, SMOKE AND SPIRIT: a portrait of Islay and its whiskies

    London: Headline. c2004. Second printing. Black cloth, endpaper maps. pp x, 406. Index. Illustrated. Page edges yellowed, very small bump to lower outer corner of front cover, else fine. Jacket has a creased nick at head of spine, else fine. ; Octavo 0747227357

    Book ID: 54188
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  • SPENCE, Lewis
    PLUMES OF TIME

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1926. Inscribed by Author.; Octavo, red cloth. Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, else fine. Inscribed by the author "To Miss Belle Small, in recognition of her kind encouragement and appreciation of my verses from Lewis Spence". Dust jacket has a fingernail-size chip to front panel, spine is tanned with a tape shadow at lower spine and inner margin of front and rear panel; good, flap price intact. Poems in English and Scots dialect. James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence (1874 -1955) was a Scottish journalist, poet, author, folklorist and occult scholar. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Signed by Author.

    Book ID: 34955
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  • POEMS, by the Rev. Mr. Logan, one of the Ministers of Leith by LOGAN, John, 1748-1788
    LOGAN, John, 1748-1788
    POEMS, by the Rev. Mr. Logan, one of the Ministers of Leith

    Edition: First Edition

    London: T. Cadell, 1781. Octavo, (22.5 cm), untrimmed in original publisher's boards and paper spine. pp vii, [1], 118, with the half-title page. Lacking the terminal blank. Boards rubbed, with wear at corners, old ink names; spine darkened, with chips to ends; joints and inner hinges cracked but boards still attached; contemporary ink inscription at front; small chip/tear to top edge of front free endpaper; only minor and occasional foxing but text generally quite clean and unworn; in all, VG, in original condition. ESTC T125580.>>>Includes the celebrated poem, "Ode to the Cuckoo," which Edmund Burke described as the most beautiful lyric in the English language, but which may or may not have been written by Logan. John Logan was…

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    London: T. Cadell, 1781. Octavo, (22.5 cm), untrimmed in original publisher's boards and paper spine. pp vii, [1], 118, with the half-title page. Lacking the terminal blank. Boards rubbed, with wear at corners, old ink names; spine darkened, with chips to ends; joints and inner hinges cracked but boards still attached; contemporary ink inscription at front; small chip/tear to top edge of front free endpaper; only minor and occasional foxing but text generally quite clean and unworn; in all, VG, in original condition. ESTC T125580.>>>Includes the celebrated poem, "Ode to the Cuckoo," which Edmund Burke described as the most beautiful lyric in the English language, but which may or may not have been written by Logan. John Logan was a Scottish divine known for his intellect and rhetorical brilliance, but who also suffered from crippling depression and a heavy reliance on the drink. Adam Smith was a great admirer and described Logan as "a Clergyman of uncommon learning, taste, and ingenuity, but who cannot easily submit to the puritanical spirit of this country." (Smith to publisher Andrew Strahan). Because he sired a bastard with a servant girl in the year of publication of this work, he lost his position with his church and thereafter moved to London, where he died young. "Logan attended the University of Edinburgh and completed studies for the ministry. In 1770 Logan edited and published a collection of poetry (Poems on Several Occasions), including five poems written by {Michael] Bruce [1746-67], who was a college friend, and two poems on which the two collaborated. The volume as planned was slender. To increase its size, Logan inserted some poems of his own and some from other sources. In his preface he stated that these could easily be distinguished from Bruce’s without attribution. When in 1781 Logan published a volume of what he claimed was his own work, he included what some later scholars - beginning in the early 1800s - claimed was Bruce’s "Cuckoo". Several of Logan’s sermons and lectures were also published, one of which was proved to have been written by another author." - EB.

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    Book ID: 47209
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  • PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND. Ninety-Ninith Session 1878-79. Vol. 1 - New Series

    Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1879. Tall squarish octavo, original tan cloth, paper spine label. pp (xxviii), 387 + portait, three colour plates, and one plan, all with tissue guards; over 100 figures in text, indexed. Early tools, weapons, pottery, etc. Light damp spotting to top margin of rear cover, foxing to endpapers, a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no previous owner names. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Book ID: 30910
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  • HENDERSON, T.F.
    SCOTTISH VERNACULAR LITERATURE. A Succinct History. Third Revised Edition.

    Edinburgh: John Grant, 1910. Third edition, revised, with new author preface (first was in 1898). Green buckram. (xvi), 462, (2) pp. Top edge gilt. Light age darkening and small tan spots to spine; endpapers tanned; nearly fine otherwise.

    Book ID: 5564
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  • McDOUGALL, (Elizabeth Ann Kerr and John S. Moir, editors).
    SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF THE GLASGOW COLONIAL SOCIETY 1825-1840.

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Champlain Soceity, 1994. Number 291 of an edition of 1250 copies. Red cloth, spine gilt, top edge gilt. pp l, 272 pp + list of officers, members, subscribers + frontispiece and two double-sided plates + 2 double-sided map plates. A fine copy without jacket, as issued. Publication LVIII of the Society. "The Glasgow Colonial Society was a voluntary association of members of the Church of Scotland, founded in 1825 to provide clergy for Britain's North Ameri can colonies but dissolved about 1840 because of policy changes on the part of the Church. The correspondence received by the Society from the settlements constitutes an extensive and interesting source for the social and religious history of the pre-Confederation colonial period." - introduction. 0969342527

    Book ID: 44058
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  • McDOUGALL, (Elizabeth Ann Kerr and John S. Moir, editors).
    SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF THE GLASGOW COLONIAL SOCIETY 1825-1840.

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Champlain Soceity, 1994. Number 1019 of an edition of 1250 copies. Red crested cloth, spine gilt, top edge gilt. pp l, 272 pp + list of officers, members, subscribers + frontispiece and two double-sided plates inserted,+ 2 double-sided map plates. A fine copy, unopened at the bottom page edges, without jacket, as issued. Publication LVIII of the Society. "The Glasgow Colonial Society was a voluntary association of members of the Church of Scotland, founded in 1825 to provide clergy for Britain's North Ameri can colonies but dissolved about 1840 because of policy changes on the part of the Church. The correspondence received by the Society from the settlements constitutes and extensive and interesting source for the social and religious history of the p re-Confederation colonial period." - introduction. 0969342527

    Book ID: 10229
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  • MacDIARMID, Hugh [pseud. of C.M. Grieve).
    SELECTED POEMS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1934. (59) pp, sewn, in light blue-green paper covers. Covers, which extend a bit beyond text block at top and fore edges, have some nicks and small chips, mainly along the top edge; chip to lower outer corner of rear cover; some tanning to the covers at margins; internally fine. A volume in Macmillan's Contemporary Poets series, the same series that published William Golding's famously rare first book the same year. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 13137
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  • JOHNSON, Edgar (Sir Walter Scott)
    SIR WALTER SCOTT, the Great Unknown

    Edition: First

    New York: Macmillan, 1970. Two volumes, blue cloth. Index, plates. Spines lightly sunned, else VG jacketless copies. 2.8 kg parcel; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 54255
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  • WYNESS, Fenton
    SPOTS FROM THE LEOPARD. Short Stories of Aberdeen and the North-east.

    Edition: First Edition

    Aberdeen, Scotland: Impulse Books, 1971. Black boards. [16], 223 pp + 25 plates. VG tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips, creased tears, minor soiling; about VG otherwise. Non-fiction historical work about Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland.

    Book ID: 19095
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  • FARQUHARSON, Donald Robert
    TALES AND MEMORIES OF CROMAR AND CANADA...

    Chatham, Ontario: The Planet Publishing House, no date (1930?). Octavo, maroon cloth. pp [4], (8), 215, [5] + 6 plates. Light label shadow on spine and inner margins of covers, a few rubber stamps at front and rear, else a fine copy, no other library marks. Scottish (Aberdeenshire) and Scotttish-Canadian (Tilbury East, Kent County, Ontario) history, focusing on the Maitland, Stewart, Fletcher & Farquarson families. Introduction by David Alexander Stewart of Ninette, Manitoba. Cromar proverbs and English translations of some dialect at rear.

    Book ID: 41959
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  • HAY, George
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES 1560-1843

    Edition: First printing

    Oxford / Clarendon Press, 1957. Blue cloth. pp xvi, (300) + frontispiece and 47 pages of photos at rear. 60 figures in the text. Spine lightly sunned, corner clip to front free endpaper, bit of toning to the text paper, else fine. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 50453
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  • CROCKETT, S.R.
    THE CHERRY RIBBAND. A Novel. Illustrated by Claude Shepperson.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Copp Clark, 1905. The paper issue. Octavo, softcover, gray decorated card covers printed in red, blue, and green. (iii)-viii, 410 pp + frontispiece and three other plates. Spine lightly dust soiled, with small chips to tips, bit of rubbing to the spine imprint; page edges dust soiled; creases to upper inner corners of five leaves near centre, creases to upper outer corner of front cover and frontispiece; small skinned spots to the blank recto of the frontispiece; else a VG attractive copy, tight in the binding. This paper issue is much scarcer than the hardcover issue.

    Book ID: 18592
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  • KENNAWAY, James
    THE COST OF LIVING LIKE THIS. Introduction by Frederic Raphael.

    Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1980. First of this edition, adding the Frederic Raphael introduction (first edition was in 1969). Tan boards. Small bruise to lower outer corner of front cover and very slight bruise to head of spine, else fine. Yellow jacket has spine sunned to pale yel ow, lesser sunning to top edge of rear panel, VG otherwise.

    Book ID: 6993
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