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The Wine-Drinker's Manual

By: N/A

Price: $1,531.25

Publisher: London, Marsh and Miller: 1830

Seller ID: Books011001

Condition: Very Good


xii, 296 pages. Contemporary half leather, with feathered paper over boards. Gilt and raised bands to spine; all edges sprinkled. Armorial bookplate of Alexander Speirs, Elderslie, to front pastedown. Offsetting to corners of first few and final few leaves; foxing to front endpapers. A handsome volume with sound binding. View more info

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Report of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Agricultural Society for the year 1810 : with a short account of its institution in March, 1809.

By: N/A

Price: $4,375.00

Publisher: Dumfries, Geo. Johnstone & Co.: 1811

Seller ID: Books011946

Condition: Very Good


104 pages, and one page in manuscript bound in. Signature of one Alex. Maitland to head of title page. This I presume to be Lt. Col. Alexander Maitland. "Colonel Maitland" is listed as one of the subscribed members of the Society, with his place of residence amended from Camphill to Chipperkyle in ink on page 89. On p. 95 Colonel Maitland appears in the Committee of Management list. Bound in near-contemporary half leather with marbled boards, with two free endpapers at front and rear. Binding is sound; light foxing throughout. The page of ms. bound in facing p. 76 deals with corn. View more info

Image for Nadur An Duine 'ma staid cheithir-fillte, no staid ceud Ionracais, staid Truaillidheachd iomlan, staid Saorsa air Toiseachadh, agus staid Sonais no truaighe iomlan

Nadur An Duine 'ma staid cheithir-fillte, no staid ceud Ionracais, staid Truaillidheachd iomlan, staid Saorsa air Toiseachadh, agus staid Sonais no truaighe iomlan

By: Boston, Thomas

Price: $531.25

Publisher: Duneidinn, Clodh-Bhuailte le D.R. Collie: 1837

Seller ID: Books011534

Condition: Good


vi, 522, [1] pages. Full leather; front board bowed somewhat. Endpapers stained, toned, and inscribed; stains diminishing through the adjacent 10 leaves front and rear. Edges toned. Binding sound. The 1837 issue of this Scottish Gaelic translation of Thomas Boston's Human Nature in its Fourfold State. View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, and Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides [five volumes in publisher's binding]

By: Boswell, James

Price: $843.75

Publisher: London and New York, George Routledge and Sons:

Seller ID: Books012025

Condition: Very Good


xxxii, 291; viii, 298; viii, 298; viii, 300; xxvi, 360 pages. Five volumes (complete). Attractive publisher's blue cloth stamped in black to front and blind to rear; gilt to spine. Two title pages and frontispiece with tissue guard in each. Profusely illustrated. No date of issue specified. The Journal has the Robert Carruthers introduction (dated 1852) and notes. Pencil signature to front free endpaper of four volumes. Bindings are sound. View more info

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The Songs & Poems of Robert Burns [Songs and Poems]

By: Burns, Robert

Price: $156.25

Publisher: London and Edinburgh, T. N. Foulis: 1913

Seller ID: Books011818

Condition: Very Good


xxvi, [1], 653, [2] pages. Light rubbing to cloth. All illustrations present. Binding is sound. Small signature to front free endpaper. Burns' Banquet menu and toast list, St. Andrew's Society of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, 1928, laid in. View more info

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Thorne Lodge; or, The Wheel of Life

By: By the author of The Losing Game

Price: $306.25

Publisher: Glasgow / London / Edinburgh, Scottish Temperance League / Houlston and Sons and national Temperance League / John Menzies: 1881

Seller ID: Books012066

Condition: Good


vi, 294 pages and 16 pages of ads for Temperance Works at rear. Cloth rubbed and mottled; top edge stained; pencil signature to front pastedown and pencil inscription at head of Contents leaf; one gathering loose (a touch proud but remains well attached). Binding is sound. Uncommon temperance novel. View more info

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Second Book of Drawing, including Perspective

By: Clark, John

Price: $1,093.75

Publisher: Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers: 1840

Seller ID: Books011942

Condition: Good


91 pages. Chambers's Educational Course. Titles in gilt to front and spine. Cloth worn and bubbling, but stable. Tideline and foxing to endpapers; front free endpaper with loss to foot and a contemporary inscription. Pages 62-67 quite heavilly foxed; light foxing to a few other leaves; binding is sound. Uncommon, with OCLC noting no copies this early. This has 1840 at foot of title page; the Preface is dated July 10, 1840. View more info

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The Elliots. The Story of a Border Clan

By: Eliott, Arthur and Lady Eliott of Staubs

Price: $93.75

Publisher: Elliott Clan Society: 1986

Seller ID: Books011485

ISBN: 0951148001

Condition: Very Good


117 pages, with two leaves of related material taped in at rear. Head and foot of spine bumped; small address label to front pastedown and title page. View more info

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The Elliots. The Story of a Border Clan. A Genealogical History.

By: Eliott, Sir Arthur and The Dowager Lady Eliott of Stobs

Price: $312.50

Publisher: 1995

Seller ID: Books011486

ISBN: 085422081X

Condition: Very Good


ix, 386 pages, and folding genealogies. Light wear to jacket; dimple to rear panel and rubbing to rear joint; else as new, with no inscriptions. A handsome volume with mapped endpapers; no indication of place or printer. Overseas shipping at cost: please inquire. View more info

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Family Record of the Name of Dingwall Fordyce in Aberdeenshire

By: Fordyce, Alexander Dingwall

Price: $93.75

Publisher: Toronto, C. Blackett Robinson: 1885

Seller ID: Books012051

Condition: Good


x, [5]-257, xciv pages, followed by 10 leaves of Genealogical Tables printed recto only. 1792 notice regarding Sir William Fordyce pasted to rear endpapers. Cloth sunned and worn; one gathering loose but remains attached. 1886 Fordyce inscription to front free endpaper, and a recent small name plate below. An Addenda was published in 1888, not present here. View more info

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The Legend of Birse and other poems

By: Gordon, Granville

Price: $243.75

Publisher: London, Bliss, Sands, & Foster: 1894

Seller ID: Books010580

Condition: Very Good


vi, 141 pages. Gilt to front and spine faded; Covers toned. Offsetting to endpapers; top corner of front free endpaper cut away. Corner crease to frontispiece. Initial letter in red throughout. Binding is sound. Due to weight, shipping overseas will be more expensive than the default: please inquire. View more info

Image for A New Method of Cookery or, Expert and ready Way for the Dressing of all Sorts of Flesh, Foul, Fish, either Baked, Boiled, Roasted, Stewed, Fryed, Hashed, Frigasied, Carbonaded, Forced, Collared, Soused, &c. After the Best and Newest Way,...

A New Method of Cookery or, Expert and ready Way for the Dressing of all Sorts of Flesh, Foul, Fish, either Baked, Boiled, Roasted, Stewed, Fryed, Hashed, Frigasied, Carbonaded, Forced, Collared, Soused, &c. After the Best and Newest Way,...

By: Houdlston, Thomas; [Huddleston ?]

Price: $18,750.00

Publisher: [Dumfries ?], For the Author: 1760

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books011902

Condition: Good


186 pages, but lacking A4 [i.e. lacking the third leaf of text: pages 7,8]. Measures 5.8 x 3.6 inches. No free endpapers; title page chipped at fore-edge and splitting along gutter [all text present]. Front board secure; rear board all but detached; half of spine panel gone; textblock sound. Of this first edition: one copy at the National Library of Scotland; and one auction record [Dominic, 2012]. Scarce. Title continues: with their several Sauces and Sallads. And making all sorts of Pickles. Also making Variety of pies, Pasties, Tarts, Cheese-Cakes, Custards, Creams, &c. With the Art of Pres... View more info

Image for Songs of the Hebrides. Collected and arranged for voice and pianoforte, with Gaelic and English words. Volumes One, Two, Three [i, ii, iii; 1,2,3]

Songs of the Hebrides. Collected and arranged for voice and pianoforte, with Gaelic and English words. Volumes One, Two, Three [i, ii, iii; 1,2,3]

By: Kennedy-Fraser, Marjory and Kenneth MacLeod

Price: $106.25

Publisher: Edinburgh, West Port Books: 2002

Seller ID: Books010711

Condition: Very Good


xxxx, 168; xxx, 244; xxiv, 192 pages. A clean unmarked set, with no creasing to spines. This is the 2002 quality facsimile reprint; first published by Boosey and Hawkes in 1909. Due to size and weight shipping overseas will be more expensive than the default quote: please inquire. View more info

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Sketches of the History of Clan Lamont. (Being a Lecture Delivered by the late Sir Norman Lamont, Bart., at the First Annual General Meeting)

By: Lamont, Sir Norman

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Dunoon, E. & R. Inglis:

Seller ID: Books011395

Condition: Very Good


24 pages. Clean and unmarked; no indication of date of issue. Shipping cost will be reduced. View more info

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Arbroath: Past and Present. Being Reminiscences Chiefly Relating to the Last Half Century. [inscribed to his granddaughter]

By: McBain, J. M. [James]

Price: $118.75

Publisher: Arbroath, Brodie & Salmond: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books011428

Condition: Very Good


357, ix pages. Publisher's pictorial cloth, with gilt titles to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, and light soiling to cloth. Author's warm inscription to his granddaughter Janet R. Stoddart on dedication leaf. View more info

Image for The Pioneers and Churches : The Pioneer Families of Big Brook, West Branch E.R. And Surrounding Sections Including Lorne, Glengarry, Elgin, Centerdale, Hopewell, Marshdale, FoxBrook

The Pioneers and Churches : The Pioneer Families of Big Brook, West Branch E.R. And Surrounding Sections Including Lorne, Glengarry, Elgin, Centerdale, Hopewell, Marshdale, FoxBrook

By: Ross, Rev. D. K. [Daniel Keith]

Price: $187.50

Publisher: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Hector Publishing: 1958

Seller ID: Books012018

Condition: Very Good


239, [5] pages. No date of issue specified, but not before 1957 [January '57 mentioned on p. 238]. Annotated in pencil throughout by the former owner, Rev. Lewis Murray, with his nameplate to front cover. Binding is sound. View more info

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Biographia Scotica; or Scottish Biographical Dictionary

By: Stark, J. [John]

Price: $218.75

Publisher: Edinburgh, J. Stark: 1805

Seller ID: Books012127

Condition: Very Good


Unpaged. Frontispiece, and three portrait plates within. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards; all edges red. Leaves toned; small section of 15 leaves warped. Ink notation to title page and final leaf of the addenda. Binding is sound. View more info

Image for The Chemical Experimentalist; or, An Attempt to Allure by Experiment, and Guide by Reasoning, the Enquirer After Rational Amusement and Useful Knowledge, Towards the Cultivation of that Simple and Sublime Science - Chemistry

The Chemical Experimentalist; or, An Attempt to Allure by Experiment, and Guide by Reasoning, the Enquirer After Rational Amusement and Useful Knowledge, Towards the Cultivation of that Simple and Sublime Science - Chemistry

By: Stuart, John Knox

Price: $3,125.00

Publisher: Paisley, Caldwell and Son: 1835

Seller ID: Books011891

Condition: Good


[3]-288 pages, seven plates - one folding, two copies of plate 6. Prussian blue cloth sample present on page 121. Parts 1 through 6 [Numbers 1 through 30 of the Chemical Experimentalist, and Numbers 1 through 6 of the Panoramic Dictionary, each under the running title of Stuart's Useful Information for the People]. Scarce in any condition, this copy good only though complete from page [3] through 288, with all plates [OCLC notes a Part Seventh and Eighth, not present here]. Front board detached, general title page taped to it noting Third Edition 1834, chipped and stained. Long closed tear to ... View more info

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East Galloway Sketches: or Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive Notices of Kirkudbrightshire, chiefly in the nineteenth century.

By: Trotter, Alexander

Price: $156.25

Publisher: Castle-Douglas, Adam Rae: 1901

Seller ID: Books010579

Condition: Very Good


469, iii, and publisher's list at rear. Extremities rubbed; top edge gilt, light foxing to fore-edge. Attractive endpapres, with publisher's ticket to front pastedown and J. Robinson bookplate beneath. Verso of first free endpapers and facing leaf foxed. Binding is sound. Due to weight, shipping overseas will be more expensive than the default: please inquire. View more info