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Image for The Scottish Songstress - Caroline Baroness Nairne

The Scottish Songstress - Caroline Baroness Nairne

By: ,

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier: 1894

Seller ID: 8325


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. Ca... View more info

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Lightly Poached

By: Beckwith, Lillian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1973

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5405


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 View more info

The Making of the Highlands

By: Brander, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1980

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 16605


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Book is clean with minimal wear, ends of spine bumped. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling. A far-reaching history of the Highlands of Scotland, dating back long before the historical record, fully illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywor... View more info

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A Song to Sing and a Tale to Tell

By: Brown, Jean

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Shetland, Thule Press: 1979

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 11265


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 holid... View more info

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Held in Trust - The National Trust for Scotland

By: Crawford, Iain

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11257


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. K... View more info

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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

By: Duff, David

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8330


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 View more info

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Scottish Royal Palaces - The Architecture of the Royal Residences during the late Medieval and Early Renaissance Periods

By: Dunbar, John G.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: East Linton, Scotland, Tuckwell Press: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8929


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. View more info

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Scotland - Picturesque and Traditional - A Pilgrimage with Staff and Knapsack

By: Eyre-Todd, George

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Stirling, Eneas Mackay: 1931

Edition: fourth edition

Seller ID: 4849


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 ... View more info

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The Roman Conquest of Scotland - The Battle of Mons Graupius AD 84

By: Fraser, James E.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Stroud, The History Press: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12495


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 View more info

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Edinburgh

By: Geddie, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son:

Seller ID: 12801


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... View more info

The Charm of the Hills

By: Gordon (C.B.E., F.Z.S., B.A. (Oxon.)), Seton

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1951

Edition: fourth edition

Seller ID: 16753


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, fourth edition, 248+32pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Less than good. Book has been well read, staining to bottom edge of front board, block edges grubby with some foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped with some loss along bottom edge, price sticker on rear. Lovely account of the birdlife to be found in the Cairngorms of Scotland, including man... View more info

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Portrait of Perth, Angus and Fife

By: Graham-Campbell, David

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15067


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine bumped at ends, just a little foxing to block edges, pages and plates nice and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling, laminate liting at bottom corners, some ink transfer to interior from spine, front flap clipped. Volume from "Portraits" series offers an illustrated guide to a Scottish region rich in h... View more info

Image for The First Fifty - Munro-Bagging Without a Beard

The First Fifty - Munro-Bagging Without a Beard

By: Gray, Muriel

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11262


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 fir... View more info

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The Story of Mull and Iona

By: Hesketh, Nick

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, James Thin - The Mercat Press: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8917


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 calcula... View more info

Portrait of the Clyde

By: House, Jack

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16604


Hardback, 228mm x 145mm blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 191+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been handled, light wear and a little foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper has some wear to edges, top edge of front now creased. Volume from "Portraits" series offers a fine illustrated guide to the 100-mile course of the River Clyde from its source in the Lowther Hills all the way to the ... View more info

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Sunset on the Loch

By: Jay, Bee

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Straith, Ross-shire, Barker Johnson: 1965

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4825


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 View more info

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... And It Came to Pass

By: Jay, Bee

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Gairloch, Ross-Shire, Barker Johnson: 1962

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4838


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 View more info

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The Highland Jaunt

By: Johnson, Paul ; Gale, George

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4809


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, Ga... View more info

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In Bed with an Elephant - A Journey through Scotland's Past and Present

By: Kennedy, Ludovic

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Bantam Press: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8327


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 View more info

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Orkney and Shetland - An Archaeological Guide

By: Laing, Lloyd

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15166


Hardback, 216mm x 152mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 263+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, some light fading to spine, front flap clipped, with price sticker. Excellent guide to the prehistory of two island regions notably rich in ancient monuments. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: circle, Stromne... View more info

Spade Among The Rushes

By: Leigh, Margaret

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Readers Union: 1950

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16622


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm brown and beige cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, ix prelims, 195+pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Myfanwy Roberts. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, some tanning around edges, general light wear. Book Club edition of Leigh's 1948 account of crofting life in Scotland, with nine colour drawings by Roberts. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: croft, Scotland, Hebrides View more info

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Portrait of the Scott Country

By: Lochhead, Marion

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1968

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15011


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 ... View more info

Croft and Ceilidh, or Corra-Chagailte

By: Macdonald, Colin

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, The Moray Press: 1949

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16603


Hardback, 220mm x 127mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 143pp. Good/Fair. Owners inscription. Book is a post-WW2 production, now bumped and scuffed; foxing to block edges and opening/closing pages, text clean overall. Dustwrapper is generally worn with edges chipped and frayed. Excellent account of rural life in the Highlands of Scotland. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Highland, gaelic, Scotland View more info

Blairgowrie and Strathardle 1886

By: Macdonald, John A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Lorien, Perthshire, The Lorien Press: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16606


Paperback, 21cm x 16cm , 178pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear, tiny nick at top of spine. Facsimile print of an 1886 manuscript in which a Scotsman describes in verse his travels at home and overseas. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Victorian, empire, Perthshire View more info

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The Changing Land - A Look at the Primordial

By: MacGregor, Alisdair Alpin

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Bath, Kingsmead: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4815


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, landsca... View more info

Image for Scottish Climbs: Volume 2 - A mountaineer's pictorial guide to climbing in Scotland

Scottish Climbs: Volume 2 - A mountaineer's pictorial guide to climbing in Scotland

By: MacInnes, Hamish

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1971

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5387


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 View more info

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Rural Crafts in Scotland

By: Mackay, James A.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4824


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, craft... View more info

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The New Shell Guide to Scotland

By: Macnie, Donald Lamond

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5400


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 View more info

Gateway to Skye

By: Macpherson (F.S.A. Scot.), Duncan

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Stirling, Enias Mackay: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11239


Hardback, 188mm x 125mm turquoise cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , xi prelims, 203+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, with some scuffing to spine and boards, light staining to endpapers, block edges grubby from handling, pages otherwise clean. Written just prior to the war, and eventually published just after, this is an entertaining account of a jourmey into North-West Scotland. Catalogue: ... View more info

Crafts of the Highlands & Islands

By: Manners, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Devon, David & Charles: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1907


Hardback, tall 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 118pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. D/W Slight creasing at spine end. Catalogue: Scotland. View more info