Chapter 1: Scotland - History
found: 8 books

 
ANDERSON, JOHN A
The Cleikum : Being Interesting Reminiscences of Old Innerleithen (Selections Made by His Daughter)
"Border Telegraph", Galashiels. 1933, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 169 pages (complete). A rare copy of the first edition of this much loved book. Anderson's columns in the local Peeblesshire newspapers are legendary. The Cleikum by J.A.A. appeared every week in The Peeblesshire News until his death in 1932. Erudite and articulate, he wrote on a wide range of topics and places and particularly about Innerleithen, Walkerburn and Traquair. His love and knowledge of his native parish made him an automatic member of a group which was to devise and inaugurate the Cleikum Ceremonies in 1901 that still run today. The boards have wear to the edges and corners. They have storage marks and stains. The cloth spine is scuffed and mild-mannered, as well as being healthy. The contents are foxed early and then later on. Nonetheless the pages are genial, clean and clear, comfortable and companionable. A contented book. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bzyr
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.75 | £UK 116.5 | JP¥ 16312]

 
BAX, CLIFFORD
The Silver Casket : Being Lovel-Letters and Love-Poems Attributed to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots Now Modernised or Translated, with an Introduction
Home & Van Thal, Ltd. London. 1946, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 54 pages (complete). Ex-library (Wisconsin Library School, Madison, Wisconsin) copy with consequent stamps, wear and use. The boards are much worn and scuffed all about. They are steady and sure. The contents are pleasing. They are tight, benign, clean, clear, poignant, neat. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 44it
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 544]

 
CHAMBERS, ROBERT
Traditions of Edinburgh - 2 Volumes
W C Tait, Princes Street, Edinburgh. 1825, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). Both are in comfortable, contented condition. Robert Chambers was the brother of William, who set up his own publishing firm (that still lives on, and publishes the excellent Chambers Dictionary). The copies of the publication of 'Traditions of Edinburgh' were the last to be printed on William's first presses! Fully bound in leather. This is comfortably worn and buffed by handling and use. They are placid and sure. The contents of both are clean, clear. They have blotches of aging, some evidence of contented wear. The pages are most genial and convivial, confident and certain. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cbfz
USD 76.00 [Appr.: EURO 69 | £UK 59 | JP¥ 8265]

 
LORD LINDSAY
Lives of the Lindsays; or, a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres - to Which Are Added, Extracts from the Official Correspondenceof Alexander Sixth Earl of Balcarres, During the Maroon War; Together with Personal Narratives Bu His Brothers, the Hon Robert, Colin, James, John, and Hugh Lindsay; and by His Sister, Lady Anne Barnard - 3 Volumes
John Murray, London. 1858, Second Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Three volumes (complete). A benignly aging set. Each book in the set has, on the front pastedown, an ex-libris plate for James Hamilton Russell (with the ducal arms of the Bedford Russells). Hamilton Russell also signed the front pastedown of Volume I, and the title pages of each volume. The title pages also have an inked stamp of the Russell moniker. The boards of all three are much worn, scuffed and marked from shelving, storage and use. There is wear to the head and foot of each book. Volume I has a previous owner signature on the front pastedown. The contents are amiably agreeable. There are indication of age about the edges and gutterings. However, the pages are also generally clean and clear, thick, tidy, occasionally sparsely foxed and marked by age, healthy, sound, convivial, amenable. Please note that should the set need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 28sa
USD 140.00 [Appr.: EURO 126.75 | £UK 108.75 | JP¥ 15224]

 
MACKENZIE, ALEXANDER
History of the Munros of Fowlis with Genealogies of the Principal Families of the Name: To Which Are Added Those of Lexington and New England
A & W Mackenzie, Inverness. 1898, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 632 pages (complete). A contented copy. The boards are placid. They have edge and corner wear. There is some mild scuffing. However, the boards are steady and sure. Within, the frontis and end papers are foxed. The early pages have light marking from storage and handling. Beyond these, the contents are in most pleasing condition. They are clean, clear, generous, careful, diligent, more than competent, amenable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccfs
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.75 | £UK 116.5 | JP¥ 16312]

 
SIMPSON, JOSEPH ; DEWAR, THOMAS R
Great Scots
George Pulman and Sons. 1914. Softcover, with dust jacket. 28 pages (complete). Portraits by Joseph Simpson. Text by whisky merchant, the first Baron Dewar. Printed on handpressed, watermarked paper. A genial copy. The card covers are much worn and creased and marked all about. Stapled binding with string. The binding is comfortable and secure. The contents have light annotations in pencil throughout (mostly underlining of certain facts). Nonetheless, the pages are comforting, clean, clear, amiable, amenable, convivial. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bvqc
USD 29.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.25 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3154]

 
STRUTHERS, JOHN
The History of Scotland, from the Union to the Abolition of the Heritable Jurisdictions in Mdccxlviii. To Which Is Subjoined, a Review of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Teh Progress of Society, the State of the Arts, &C to the Year Mdcccxxvii - Two Volumes (Complete Set)
Blackie, Fullarton, & Co, Glasgow / A Fullarton & Co. Edinburgh. 1827, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). A third volume of this history of Scotland (requested by his Edinburgh publisher, Archibald Fullarton) was intended but never finished. These copies are acceptably worn and aged. Quarter leather. Marbled boards. The boards are much worn all about. They are rubbed, scuffed, marked too. The leathered corners and spines are also worn, benign, placid. Both the boards and the spines are assured and sure. Within, the pages are gently aged. Hand press-printing. The contents, although showing signs of wear and of years, are comfortable, clear, genial. All plates etc are present. The pages are contented, certain and competent. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: catk
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 108.75 | £UK 93.25 | JP¥ 13049]

 
THOMSON, REV THOMAS
A History of the Scottish People from the Earliest Times - with a Continuation to the Jubilee Year of Her Majesty Queen Victoria (1887)... : Divisional- Volume V: From the Accession of Charles I, 1625, to the Union of the Kingdoms, 1706
Blackie & Son, Limited, London, Glasgow & Dublin. 1896, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 326 pages (complete). Volume Five only. A patient, much owned copy. The boards are resolutely prettily titled. The boards, though, are much worn, scuffed and marked all about from storage and handling. The spine and boards are, however, sound and sturdy. Within, the contents have evidence of use throughout. The pages have handling marks and some wear. Nonetheless, the pages are benign, clear, confident, certain, very assured. A competent, still agreeable copy. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bsri
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.25 | £UK 31.25 | JP¥ 4350]

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