SCOTLAND History & Literature.




23644 ANDERSON , Alan Orr :
Collected and Translated by Alan Orr Anderson .
Paul Watkins , Stamford , 1990 .

Two Volumes, pp.clviii + 604 ,xix .3 + 805. Near fine hardcovers in Near Fine dust wrappers.
ISBN1871615054  An indispensable tool for the study of medieval Scottish history. This is a facsimile of the first edition with addition of all further information and correction, bibliographical supplement by his widow Marjorie Anderson a historian of note herself.


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Early Sources of Scottish History AD 500 to 1286 by Alan Orr Anderson




16796 CHAMBERS, Robert :
DOMESTIC ANNALS OF SCOTLAND.From The Reformation to The Revolution
W.& R. Chambers, Edinburgh,1874

Three Volumes. Third Edition. Fine Set in original green embossed cloth decorated in gilt    

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Domestic Annals of Scotland by Robert Chambers.

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22747 CRAWFURD, George :
THE PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Collected from the Publick Records of the Nation , The Charters and other Writings of the Nobility , and from the most approved histories.
Printed for the Author:Sold by George Stewart,at the Book and Angel in the Parliament Close, Edinburgh, 1716.

4to.pp.vii + 502, iii p.index. The first Edition of The Peerage. hardcover full boards are contemporary panelled calf ,recently expertly rebacked raised bands, red morocco label decorated in gold. Has the Castlecraig Library ticket pasted to endpaper.some foxing to endpapers Generally the interior is in very good unmarked condition, no pencil marks or annotations.
The Peerage of Scotland merged with the Peerage of Britain in 1707, shortly before this account was compiled. It would thus be one of the last primarily Scottish compilations.

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The Peerage of Scotland by George Crawfurd

25062 DON,Lari & JAMES,Cate :
BREAKING THE SPELL. Stories of Magic and Mystery From Scotland.
Frances Lincoln Childrens Books,2013

Tall 8vo,pp.69 original hardback,laminated decorated cover Fine and in a fine dust wrapper

Ten magical spellbinding tales from Scotland.wittily brought to life by storyteller and illustrator.

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Breaking The Spell. Stories of Magic & Mystery from Scotland by Lari Don & Cate James



24427 FOSTER, Stephen :
A PRIVATE EMPIRE.The MacPhersons of Blairgowrie.

Pier 9.London, Sydney, 2010 Large quality softcover.pp.400.illustrated, index, new.
A Private Empire explores Britain’s imperial past through the eyes and experiences of a single family. Historian Stephen Foster focuses on the Macphersons of Blairgowrie in Scotland, who recorded their private and public lives through five generations in an extraordinary archive of letters, documents and diaries. Elegantly presented with contemporary paintings and photographs, A Private Empire tells an intimate story of ambition and frustration, love and deception, wisdom and folly, pride and shame, passion and restraint, an attachment to place, an affection for kin-all set against the grand shifting background of Britain’s imperial rule.from the Battle of Culloden in 1746 to the muddy plantations of Guyana ,Mughal India to Colonial Australia’s lawless frontier .

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A Private Empire by Stephen Foster The MacPhersons of Blairgowrie .


17773 FRASER, A.Duncan
Hay, John Knox’s House, Edinburgh,n.d.[1906]

Crown 8vo.pp.xii + 432 + 34p.plates mainly of pipes and players. Dark blue,half calf raised bands, leather title labels.marbled boards.

One of the best books on bagpipes.

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Some Reminiscences and The Bagpipe by A.Duncan Fraser

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23643 JERVISE , Andrew :
MEMORIALS OF ANGUS AND THE MEARNS; Being An Account Historical, Antiquarian and Traditionary of The Castles and Towns Visited by Edward I, and those of the Barons, Clergy and Others, who swore fealty to England in 1291-6;
Also of The Abbey of Cupar and the Priory of Rostinoth to which is added An Appendix of Original Documents.

There is also a loosely inserted letter signed by Wilson[PUBLISHER]  to Captain Carment about his selection of books and the cost of same

Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1861.

8vo.pp.x+ 504, including the errata. there are a couple of small pen annotations in text. There is a pen inscription that the book was a Prize presented by Mr White Millar and was won on 6 October 1870 by the printer Andrew Wilson. signed by Captain Carment. Half tan calf raised bands, tan linen boards. blocked in gilt, leather title label. a small damp stain to the frontispiece.
An Interesting association item.

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Memorials of Angus and The Mearns by Andrew Jervise



24819 TORRIE, Elizabeth :
MEDIEVAL DUNDEE A Town and its People.
With an Introductory Essay by S.G.E.Lythe.
Abertay Historical Society Publication, Dundee, 1990.

Dundee Octocentenary Edition.publication No.30.8vo. Quality card covered softcover.pp.120. Illustrated, index. Very Good.
ISBN 0900019 26 3 I

n the Middle Ages Dundee was an east-coast port of major importance in the Scottish economy,and ranked as one of four great boroughs of the realm

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Medieval Dundee by Elizabeth Torrie





22750 MOYSES, David :
MEMOIRS OF THE AFFAIRS OF SCOTLAND.Containing An impartial Account of the most remarkable transactions in that kingdom, from K.James VI. his taking up the Government in 1577, till his accession to the Crown of England in 1603.
Together with A Discourse of the Conspiracy ofthe Earl of Gowry. Now first published from the original manuscript.
Printed by Wal.Ruddiman junior and Company and sold by Gideon Crawfurd and other booksellers in town, Edinburgh, 1755 .

First Edition,12mo. pp.title page,i ,blank,iv +320 + 14p.index. some mild tanning and a little foxing to the endpapers. A recent full calf binding rased bands.title label decorated in compartments gilt.,ruled endpapers. , else Very Good clean fresh copy.
David Moyses , author of the ‘Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland, 1577-1603,’ was by profession a writer and notary public. The earliest record of him is his notarial attestation of a lease in 1577 (Memoirs, Bannatyne Club, p. xiii). From 1582 he was engaged as a crown servant, first as a clerk of the privy council, ‘writing of the effairis’ under the superintendence of John Andrew, and giving ‘continewale attendance upon his Heines at Court’ (Treasurer’s Accounts, 1586), and afterwards, about 1596, in the office of Sir John Lindsay of Menmuir, King’s secretary.

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Memoirs of The Affairs of Scotland by David Moyses published in 1755


23645 Northern Notes & Queries of The Scottish Antiquary, later, The Scottish Antiquary or Northern Notes and Querie With Various Editors throughout its publication.Published b David Douglas,Edinburgh,1888 – William Green& Sons, Edinburgh,1903.

Volumes I – XVII. In Nine Volumes bound in quarter morocco leather title labels and at the foot of the spines the date labels.tan linen boards. Illustrated and although there are odd spots or annotations to the free endpapers the set is in Very Good condition tight , fresh and volume one has the original wrappers bound in at the rear. Volume One bears the bookplate of Henry Archibald Cockburn with the Cockburn I Rise in The Morning, Vigiland set Audax and the cockerels. Unusually good set. Contains Parish Registers , Family History etc.

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Northern Notes & Queries of The Scottish Antiquary or The Scottish Antiquary Northern Notes & Queries.

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22748 SPOTSWOOD, John;[Ioannes Spotiswoode] Lord Archbishop of St Andrews.:
THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, Beginning the Year of our Lord 203, and continued to the end of the Reign of King James VI of ever blessed Memory.Wherein are described, the Progress of Christianity ; The Persecutions and Interruptions of it; The Foundation of Churches;The Erecting of Bishopricks; The Building and Endowing Monasteries,and other Religious Places; The Succession of Bishops in their Sees,The Reformation of Religion,and the frequent Disturbances of that Nation by Wars, Conspiracies, Tumults, Schisms.Together with a great variety of other Matters both Ecclesiasticall and Politicall. Written By that grave and Reverend Prelate, and wife counsellor John Spotswood Lord Archbishop of S.Andrews and Privy Counsellor to King Charles the I.that most religious and blessed Prince.
Printed by J Flesher for R.Royston, at the Angel in Ivie Lane, London 1655.

First Edition, folio. Full calf boards are contemporary but the spine has been expertly under backed more recently, raised bands red title label.pp.frontispiece. portrait of Archbishop Spotiswoode,title page, pp.ii [publisher to reader] pp.xii [authors life]. full page portrait of Charles I.The Authors dedication, iii p. dedication, ip. contents page.pp.546,ip.poem,blank, ivp. table[index]. ip. the Kings of Scotland, ip. Bishops, iip.table, ip errata.[blank] catalogue of some books printed for Richard Royston.iip.

Important work on the History of the Church in Scotland and in lovely condition internally with external rubbing to corners of binding as you would expect from a book of this age. Else very attractive copy. Sir John Spottiswoode of Dairsie in Fife. In 1633 he crowned Charles I at Holyrood. In 1635 he was appointed Lord Chancellor of Scotland, an office which he retained till 1638. He was opposed to the new liturgy as inexpedient, but when he could not prevent its introduction he took part in enforcing it. He was a spectator of the riot of St Giles, Edinburgh, on 23 July 1637, endeavoured in vain to avoid disaster by concessions, and on the taking of the Covenant perceived that “now all that we have been doing these thirty years past is thrown down at once.” He escaped to Newcastle, was deposed by the assembly on 4 December on a variety of ridiculous charges, and died in London on 26 November 1639, receiving burial in Westminster Abbey on 2 December 1639.      

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The History of The Church of Scotland by John Spotswood 1655





24494 STEVENSON, Robert Louis:
Illustrated by Michael Foreman
Folio Society, London, 2007.

First thus.8vo.,14 colour plates including frontispiece,black cloth with green & gold design on upper board.A fine copy in fine like slipcase
In 1815 in Scotland, having realized that the corpses he and his peers examine in anatomy class are stolen from fresh graves, a young medical student finds that he must procure the next specimen. Stevenson at his adult scary best.

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The Body Snatcher & Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson

24493 STEVENSON, Robert Louis:
Illustrated by Michael Foreman
Folio Society, London, 2007.

First thus.8vo.,14 colour plates including frontispiece,black cloth with blue and silver design on upper board.A fine copy in fine like slipcase
Stevenson was a master of the short story, and published three volumes of collections in his lifetime: “New Arabian Nights” (1882), “The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables(1887), and Island Night’s Entertainments (1893). This selection by The Folio Society illustrated by Michael Foreman brings together eight stories from those volumes and also includes two stories that were previously uncollected.

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The Isle of Voices & Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson


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23642 THOMSON, James ;
THE HISTORY OF DUNDEE FROM THE EARLIEST TO THE PRESENT TIME .Embracing an Account of the Manufacture, Commerce & Shipping.
Its Antiquities, Civil and Ecclesiastical, with the Ancient Rent-Rolls, Charters and an Account of The Barony of Dundee.

Robert Walker, Dundee,1847. + 400, View of Dundee, Illustrated title page, with new tissue guard, Second title page. Recently rebound in half calf black with black linen boards. raised bands Leather title label blocked in gilt. New endpapers A Very Nice copy  .

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The History of Dundee From the Earliest to The Present Times by James Thomson


23136 WALKER , David M.:
W.Green & Son, Edinburgh, 1985.First Edition. 8vo.pp.xv + 492, index, bibliography.Fine unmarked Copy in Fine dust jacket.
ISBN 0414007573 The works of some of the great Scottish Jurists are known to many who have studied Scottish History or law. There are many more who have made contributions to Scottish legal literature and to thought about society and law. Forbes,Milla , Elchies . Dallas ,Spottiswoode and many more join their better known legal colleagues Kames, Hume, Mackenzie, Dalrymple and the like.$110.00 AUD

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The Scottish Jurists by David M.Walker

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