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  • THE DESCRIPTION OF SCOTLAND, written at the first by Hector Boetius in Latine, and afterward translated into the Scotish speech by Iohn Bellenden, Archdeacon of Murrey, and now finallie into English by R.H... by HOLINSHED, Raphael, 1529-80
    HOLINSHED, Raphael, 1529-80
    THE DESCRIPTION OF SCOTLAND, written at the first by Hector Boetius in Latine, and afterward translated into the Scotish speech by Iohn Bellenden, Archdeacon of Murrey, and now finallie into English by R.H...

    London: Printed by Henry Denham, 1587. The title page continues: " Whereupon is inferred the historie of Scotland, conteining the beginning, increase, proceeding, continuance, acts, and governement of the Scottish nation, from the originall thereof unto the yeare 1571, gathered and written in English by Raphaell Hollindshead: and continued from 1571, to 1585, by others." Though the title page is dated 1585, the colophon reads "Finished in Ianuarie 1587, and the 29 of the Queenes Maiesties reigne, with the full continuation of the former yeares, at the expenses of Iohn Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas VVoodcocke. At London printed [by Henry Denham] in Aldersgate street at the signe of the Starre". Illustrated title page, head…

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    London: Printed by Henry Denham, 1587. The title page continues: " Whereupon is inferred the historie of Scotland, conteining the beginning, increase, proceeding, continuance, acts, and governement of the Scottish nation, from the originall thereof unto the yeare 1571, gathered and written in English by Raphaell Hollindshead: and continued from 1571, to 1585, by others." Though the title page is dated 1585, the colophon reads "Finished in Ianuarie 1587, and the 29 of the Queenes Maiesties reigne, with the full continuation of the former yeares, at the expenses of Iohn Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henrie Denham, and Thomas VVoodcocke. At London printed [by Henry Denham] in Aldersgate street at the signe of the Starre". Illustrated title page, head and tail pieces, illustrated initial, text in black letter. Bound in old (early 19th century?) mottled calf, rebacked, spine with raised bands, red label, gilt ornament. Green endpapers. Rubbing to the front joint, modest wear to outer corners; in all VG or better externally, internally fine and fresh, tight in the binding. This is volume 2 only (of 3) of Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Ireland, and Scotland, previously published in 1577 in a two volume format. See ESTC S122178. This revised second edition is the one Shakespeare used for most of his history plays, the plot of Macbeth, and for portions of King Lear and Cymbeline. "The Scottish section is largely a translation of Hector Boece's Scotorum Historiae. A second edition was issued in 1587, but it contained some passages that were considered offensive to the Queen and her ministers. The pages in question were removed by order of the Privy Council. The missing passages were separately published in 1723, and a complete reprint appeared in 1807." - Wikipedia. 3 kg parcel; Folio

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    Book ID: 49766
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  • STEUART, A. Francis, editor
    THE DOUGLAS CAUSE

    Edition: First Edition

    Glasgow: William Hodge, 1909. Green cloth, top edge gilt. pp 247, (5, ads) + 19 plates. Small tears at head of spine neatly repaired; tanning to free endpapers; mild foxing early and lated; VG otherwise. Notable Scottish Trials series.; Octavo

    Book ID: 47681
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  • THE ENTAIL or The Lairds of Grippy... by GALT, John (1779-1839)
    GALT, John (1779-1839)
    THE ENTAIL or The Lairds of Grippy...

    Edition: First printing

    Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1823. Three volumes, published anonymously. 18 cm, contemporary half dark blue sheep and marbled boards, spines lettered ruled in gilt, sprinkled page edges. pp (4), 321, (322, ad); (2), 333; (2), 304. Bound without the half-titles. Wolff 2391; not in Sadleir. Rubbing to spine ends, joints, and outer corners neatly touched up; very small chips at heads of spines; some flaking to gilt spine rules; rubbing to the boards; a VG clean and tight copy otherwise, text fresh. With the striking armorial bookplates of Johannis [John] Etherington Welch Rolls. The story of a disastrous disinheritance of a son by his father, one of the best known works of the prolific Scottish novelist.. "(Galt] wrote three admirable…

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    Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1823. Three volumes, published anonymously. 18 cm, contemporary half dark blue sheep and marbled boards, spines lettered ruled in gilt, sprinkled page edges. pp (4), 321, (322, ad); (2), 333; (2), 304. Bound without the half-titles. Wolff 2391; not in Sadleir. Rubbing to spine ends, joints, and outer corners neatly touched up; very small chips at heads of spines; some flaking to gilt spine rules; rubbing to the boards; a VG clean and tight copy otherwise, text fresh. With the striking armorial bookplates of Johannis [John] Etherington Welch Rolls. The story of a disastrous disinheritance of a son by his father, one of the best known works of the prolific Scottish novelist.. "(Galt] wrote three admirable studies of country life in Scotland by which he deserves to be remembered: The Ayrshire Legatees, Annals of the Parish, and The Entail" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). "John Etherington Welch Rolls (4 May 1807 - 27 May 1870) was a High Sheriff of Monmouthshire, art collector, Deputy and Justice of the Peace. Rolls was President of, and co-founded the Monmouth Show." - Wikipedia. ; 12mo

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    Book ID: 50653
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  • HIND, Arthur M.
    THE ETCHINGS OF D.Y. CAMERON

    Edition: First Trade Edition

    London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924. Tall quarto, black bevel edge cloth stamped in gilt. pp (viii), 43, [1] (including 4 plates on glossy paper + 8 plates on glossy paper + frontispiece etching and 95 other plates, 15 of which are etchings, all etchings with captioned tissue guards. Moderate wear to head of spine, free endpapers yellowed; foxing in margins (but not images) of the etchings, mild wear to outer corners, else a bright, clean and tight VG+ copy, no owner names. David Young Cameron 1865-1945) was a Scottish painter and etcher, very prominent in his day. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Book ID: 41937
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  • THOMSON, Derick
    THE FAR ROAD and other poems

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: New Rivers Press, 1971. The paper issue. Octavo, 48 pp, stapled in card covers. Introduction by Donald MacAulay. Some sunning and creasing to covers, VG. Some of the poems are in Gaelic. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 47138
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  • CAMPBELL, C.A., editor
    THE GLASGOW ACADEMY: the first hundred years

    Blackie, for the Glasgow Academy, 1946. Dark blue cloth, crest of the Academy on front cover. pp xvi, 277 + plates. Faint spotting to front cover, ink name and ink smudge at front, else a VG copy.

    Book ID: 44261
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  • SWAN, Annie S.
    THE GUINEA STAMP: a tale of modern Glasgow

    Toronto / Edinburgh & London: William Briggs / Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, c1892. Presumed Canadian issue (none of the copies on AMICUS have a dated title page). Octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in dark red, gilt and lilac, cream endpapers. pp 384, [2]. Headpieces in text. Hamilton, Ontario, new bookstore ticket at front. Spine very lightly sunned, with a bit of wear at ends; tidy ink owner name at front; creases to rear pastedowns; soft bumps to lower corners of front cover; else a VG clean, tight and bright unworn copy, inner hinges not cracked. Made from British sheets. Once hugely popular Scottish author of romantic fiction for young women, this one early in her career.

    Book ID: 43239
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  • MACMILLAN, Hugh
    THE HIGHLAND TAY from It's Source to Dunkeld. Illustrated by the Drawings of A. Scott Rankin

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Virtue, 1901. Maroon pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. (x), 170, [2] pp + frontispiece with tissue guard and 57 other plates (complete). 1904 ink gift inscription on half-title leaf; creases and edge nicks to the tissue guard; else a fine bright & tight copy, no rubbing to the cover gilt. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.; Quarto

    Book ID: 22962
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  • JERVIES, Andrew (James Gammack)
    THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE LAND OF THE LINDSAYS in Angus and Mearns. With Notices of Alyth and Meigle...Rewritten and Corrected by James Gammack. Second Edition, with Illustrations

    Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1882. Thick quarto, 29 cm, quarter bound in original green cloth and sheep spine. top edge gilt, otherwise rough trimmed (laid paper). pp (xxviii), 468 + frontispiece and 8 other lithographed plates on a cream ground, all with tissue guards; indexed. Some rubbing to the joints, lightly to the face of the spine; yellowing to page edges; rubber stamped place name inside front cover; 1883 ink gift inscription at top margin of title page; light pencil notes at rear; else a fine, tight and unworn copy, hinges not cracked. Contains an Appendix containing extracts from an old rental-book of Edzell and Lethnot, notices of the ravages of the Marquis of Montrose in Forfarshire, and other interesting…

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    Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1882. Thick quarto, 29 cm, quarter bound in original green cloth and sheep spine. top edge gilt, otherwise rough trimmed (laid paper). pp (xxviii), 468 + frontispiece and 8 other lithographed plates on a cream ground, all with tissue guards; indexed. Some rubbing to the joints, lightly to the face of the spine; yellowing to page edges; rubber stamped place name inside front cover; 1883 ink gift inscription at top margin of title page; light pencil notes at rear; else a fine, tight and unworn copy, hinges not cracked. Contains an Appendix containing extracts from an old rental-book of Edzell and Lethnot, notices of the ravages of the Marquis of Montrose in Forfarshire, and other interesting documents. First edition was in 1853. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.

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    Book ID: 31259
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  • STEUART, John A. (Robert Burns)
    THE IMMORTAL LOVER. A Burns Romance.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Harrap, 1930. Red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in black. 318, [2] pp. Sunning to spine and margins of covers; text paper slighly toned, page edges yellowed; else a fine copy, no owner names. Jacket spine is lightly yellowed, with nicks at tips, some minor rubbing; tiny chips to outer corners of panels; else fine, flap price (7/6) intact. A nice copy of this historical novel based on the life of Robert Burns. Steuart was himself born in the Scottish Highlands. The dust jacket is totally different from that of the 1929 US edition.

    Book ID: 22134
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  • JAMES I of SCOTLAND
    THE KINGIS QUAIR. With an Introduction, Notes, and Glossary by John Norton-Smith

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. 12mo, green cloth. Pp xxxviii, 92 + frontispiece. Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket has a tape stain at lower spine and inner margins of front and rear panels, else near fine. This long poem was called by C.S. Lewis "the first modern book of love". Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 34627
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  • MANSON-BAHR, Philip H. and A. Alcock
    THE LIFE AND WORK OF SIR PATRICK MANSON

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: William Wood. Octavo, green cloth. pp [2], (xii), (274), [2] pp + 12 plates. 1927 ink owner name at front, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy. Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), a Scottish physician, is known as the father of tropical medicine. He was the one who proposed the link between mosquitos and malaria. He practiced in Hong Kong for many years, where he founded the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, which later became the University of Hong Kong.

    Book ID: 40552
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  • ROBERTS, George
    THE LIFE, PROGRESS, AND REBELLION OF JAMES, DUKE OF MONMOUTH, &c. To his capture and execution: with a full account of the bloody assize, and copious biographical notices

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. Two volumes, original brown cloth gilt. Pp xvi, 338. (2, ads), 32 pp catalogue + frontispiece portrait; viii, (347) + 2 colour folding maps. Both books a bit leaned, owner label of Maring Killiney at rear of each , ink names; volume II has neatly repaired partial cloth split to front joint, signatures at center a little proud; cloth bubbling from damp on rear cover; else a VG clean and tight pair.Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Octavo

    Book ID: 29923
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  • THE LITTLE MINISTER by BARRIE, J.M.
    BARRIE, J.M.
    THE LITTLE MINISTER

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cassell, 1891. Three volumes, original light brown cloth, spines gilt lettered, yellowish patterned endpapers. pp [3], (iii)-viii, 232, (16, Sept. 1891, catalogue); [2], (iii)-viii, 239; [2], viii, 232. All half-titles and initial blanks present. Spines darkened with moderate rubbing at ends; 9 x 6 cm shadow of removed label to upper front cover of each volume; bit of darkening, light marks to covers; books a mite leaned; inner hinges partially or wholly cracked but all still firm; shallow chip to top edge of front blank of volume II. In all, still a VG copy, no internal lending library marks nor owner names. Housed in an old slipcase of quarter brown morocco and brown cloth with a cloth chemise.…

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    London: Cassell, 1891. Three volumes, original light brown cloth, spines gilt lettered, yellowish patterned endpapers. pp [3], (iii)-viii, 232, (16, Sept. 1891, catalogue); [2], (iii)-viii, 239; [2], viii, 232. All half-titles and initial blanks present. Spines darkened with moderate rubbing at ends; 9 x 6 cm shadow of removed label to upper front cover of each volume; bit of darkening, light marks to covers; books a mite leaned; inner hinges partially or wholly cracked but all still firm; shallow chip to top edge of front blank of volume II. In all, still a VG copy, no internal lending library marks nor owner names. Housed in an old slipcase of quarter brown morocco and brown cloth with a cloth chemise. The spine gilt lettered with raised bands, with uneven darkened and crackling to the leather, scuffing to the bottom edge, VG otherwise. First issue, with the earliest ads ("5G.9.91" ). Sadler 167. Cutler 25. THE LITTLE MINISTER was the first of his three "Thrums" novels, set in a Scottish weaving town based on his native Kirriemuir, and was his first commercial success. " Set in rural 1840s Scotland, the plot focuses on labor and class issues while telling the story of Gavin Dishart, a staid cleric newly assigned to Thrums' Auld Licht church, and Babbie, a member of the nobility who disguises herself as a gypsy girl in order to interact freely with the local villagers and protect them from her guardian, Lord Rintoul, who wants to keep them under his control. Initially the conservative Dishart is appalled by the feisty girl, but he soon comes to appreciate her inner goodness. Their romantic liaison scandalizes the townspeople, and the minister's position is jeopardized until Dishart's heroism stuns and transforms the hearts of the local villagers." - Wikipedia. Basis of an 1897 play version, five silent film versions, and the classic "talkie" of 1934 starring a young, gorgeous Katherine Hepburn. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49148
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  • GALT, John
    THE MEMBER: An Autobiography. Edited by Ian A. Gordon.

    Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1975. Octavo, xiii, 128 pp. Rose boards. Ink name to front free endpaper, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket lightly tanned to spine and margins of panels; else fine. "By an accident in publishing history THE MEMBER has only appeared previously in one edition, in 1832. It is reissued now not only as being one of John Galt's best and most lively novels but also as a social document of unusual interest. It is in fact the first political novel in English, a shrewd picture of the old House of Commons before the passing of the 1832 Reform Bill." - jacket flap. 701120843

    Book ID: 11990
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  • CROCKETT, S.R.
    THE MEN OF THE MOUNTAIN. With illustrations by Howard Copping

    London: Religious Tract Society, 1910. Second? edition (first was in 1909). Octavo, brown cloth lettered and decorated in blind and gilt, pictorial endpapers. pp (8), (322), (8, ads) + 16 plates. Tiny nicks to spine ends; minor rubbing to spine ends, outer corners, front joint; 1925 ink and rubber stamped gift notice on half-title page; yellowing to page edges and endpapers; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG+ nice copy of this historical novel of the Franco-Prussian War. A volume in the publisher's The Bouverie Library of Select Fiction series.

    Book ID: 40745
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  • STEUART, J.A. (John Alexander Steuart, 1861-1932)
    THE MINISTER OF STATE

    Toronto: William Briggs, no date, 1898. Octavo, red and blue on white card covers. pp 191. Printed by Kelly's Directories Ltd., London and Kingston. Text in double columns. Spine has chips at ends, one small chip at centre (with loss of "of"); cover creases; small corner chip to front cover; pencil sums on last (blank) page); in all, a good + copy of this vulnerable 25 cent cheap edition from early in the 20th century. First ed. was in 1898. There was also a Toronto: Copp Clark edition in 1898. Steuart was a popular author born in Edinburgh who also wrote on Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns. ; Octavo

    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 39545
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  • THE MINISTER OF STATE by STEUART, John A. (John Alexander Steuart, 1861-1932)
    STEUART, John A. (John Alexander Steuart, 1861-1932)
    THE MINISTER OF STATE

    Toronto: Copp Clark, 1899. Early (2nd?) Canadian issue (first was in 1898). US printed. Octavo, terra cotta decorated cloth stamped in black, blue and gilt. pp (4), 422, [2]. Spine lightly darkened, lightly rubbed; Dec. 1899, ink ownership inscription at front; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight & unworn copy. Steuart was a popular author born in Edinburgh who also wrote on Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns.

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 39549
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  • MacLEOD, Norman (1812-72)
    THE OLD LIEUTENANT AND HIS SON

    Toronto / Montreal / Halifax: William Briggs / C.W. Cotes / S.F. Heustis, no date. Ca. 1884? reprint (first Canadian ed. was Toronto: Belford, 1876). Octavo, brown decorated cloth stamped in black and gilt, yellow endpapers. pp viii, 401, [1], (16, ads), including frontispiece illustration + 3 plates on text paper. Book just a little leaned; with light wear at foot of spine; tiny chip to lower edge of endpapers and first few leaves; page edges browned; white and black stains to inner margin of rear cover; partial crack to rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean and unworn copy of this novel which had originally appeared in the pages of Good Words, which MacLeod, the Scottish writer and clergyman, edited.

    Book ID: 39598
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  • MACLAREN, Ian (pseud. of Rev. John Watson)
    THE POTTER'S WHEEL

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1897. 16mo, green cloth gilt. pp (12), 209, [3]. Spine a little sunned with moderate wear to corners; April, 1899, ink gift inscription at front; yellowing to page edges; damp spot to rear cover; else a VG clean copy of this novel by one of the Kailyard School of Scottish fiction. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; 12mo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 39630
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