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Boyle, Jimmy The Pain of Confinement - Prison Diaries
Canongate Edinburgh 1984 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Sequel to A Sense of Freedom. Loosely laid in are a 2-page report by Sarah Boyle on a Life, Death and Transition workshop, and a newspaper clipping: 'Boyle Banned after Drink Driving' VG, a couple of faint marks to the edge of the page block, in very slightly marked and edge-worn DJ, not price-clipped, VG. 351pp (Book ref. BYB5655) £15.88
Stell, Geoffrey Dumfries and Galloway - exploring Scotland's heritage
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1986. Soft cover. Good. Light creases to covers, no inscriptions. A regional guide to historic buildings and archaeological relics. (Book ref. BYB9166) £7.06
Mcculloch, Margery Palmer;Dunnigan, Sarah A Flame in the Mearns: Lewis Grassic Gibbon a Centenary Celebration
Glasgow: Assn for Scottish Literary Studies, 2003. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. A collection of essays celebrating the literary achievement of Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell). (Book ref. BYB9165) £17.64
Brooke, Daphne The Medieval Cult of Saint Ninian
Whithorn: Friends of the Whithorn Trust, 1995. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. From a lecture given in 1987 to the Friends of the Whithorn Trust, on the pilgrimages, relics and liturgy linked to the saint. (Book ref. BYB9164) £4.41
Brooke, Daphne The Search for St Ninian
Whithorn: Friends of the Whithorn Trust, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. Seeking the real person behind the medieval hagiography. (Book ref. BYB9163) £4.41
Illus. Alison Prince, ed. Mary Baxter, intro. Edwin Morgan The Voice Within - Pushkin Prize - winning entries from Scotland and Russia 1989 - 1998
The Pushkin Prizes in Scotland Glasgow 1999 HB. Hardcover. Good. An anthology of poems and prose from secondary school children in Scotland and Russia, with a foreword from Pushkin's great-great-granddaughter, Lady Butter. Ex-lib, in hard laminated illustrative library binding, clean and sound, good. 128pp (Book ref. BYB9159) £5.29
Sharpe, Charles Kirkpatrick Witchcraft in Scotland
Barnes & Noble/Harper & Row New York 1972 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. US edition of the S. R. Publishers reprint of the 1884 republication of the introduction to Law's 'Memorialls' - published as 'A Historical Account of the Belief in Witchcraft in Scotland'. Focussing on witch trials. VG, no inscriptions, in DJ that is sunned, not price-clipped, generally VG. 268pp (Book ref. BYB9154) £11.47
Penman, Alastair Some Stewartry Sketches
1987 HB. Hardcover. Good. Second edition. Tales of Dumfries and Galloway, on the history of Castle Douglas; Edward Bruce, Lord of Galloway; Mons Meg and the fall of the house of Douglas; Robert Maxwell, the Laird of Orchardton; Robert Paterson (Old Mortality); and Lag the persecutor of the Covenanters. Ex-lib in laminated illustrative library binding, good. 40pp (Book ref. BYB9151) £5.29
Temperley, Alan Murdo's War
Canongate Edinburgh 1st 1988 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Map and illus. Alan McGowan. Thwarting a mid-winter invasion on the coast of Sutherland. VG, no inscriptions, in VG but price-clipped DJ. 264pp (Book ref. BYB9146) £7.06
Edmonds, Fiona Whithorn's Renown in the Early Medieval Period: Whithorn, Futerna and Magnum Monasterium - 16th
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2009 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Glimpses of 7th to 12th century Whithorn from stories of early Irish Saints who studied there. 16th Whithorn Lecture 2008. Stapled booklet, VG. 40pp (Book ref. BYB9115) £5.29
Bowie, Janetta Penny Buff - a Clydeside school in the thirties
Constable London 1st 1975 HB. Hardcover. Good. Light-hearted tales of a trainee teacher. Ex-lib, clean, tight and sound, good in slightly edge-worn, un-clipped, good DJ. 216pp (Book ref. BYB9132) £6.17
Collins, Thomas Martyr in Scotland - the life and times of John Ogilvie
Burns & Oates London 1st 1955 HB. Hardcover. Good. The life and death of this Scottish Jesuit. Red cloth rather worn, marked and sunned, small tippex mark to ffep, no other inscriptions, tight and sound, good, no DJ. 268pp (Book ref. BYB9128) £6.17
Thorburn, A M C The Scottish Rugby Union
Scottish Rugby Union/Collins Publishers Edinburgh 1st 1985 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. A history of Scottish Rugby, with the game's official records from 1873 and many b/w photographs. VG in VG DJ. 210pp (Book ref. BYB9127) £7.94
Bailey, Richard N Ambiguous Birds and Beasts: three sculptural puzzles in South-West Scotland - 4th Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 1996 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Layers of scriptural meaning behind stone-carvings at Minnigaff and Kilmorie; and amended dating for a carving at Wamphrey. The fourth Whithorn Lecture 1995. Stapled booklet, VG. 20pp (Book ref. BYB9125) £5.29
Oram, Richard A Monastery and its Landscape: Whithorn and Monastic Estate Management in Galloway (c1250-1600) 13th
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2005 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Using surviving early documentation to flesh out land-use around Whithorn. The thirteenth Whithorn Lecture. Stapled booklet, VG. 20pp (Book ref. BYB9124) £5.29
Palmer, C E trans. The Life and Miracles of St Ninian
Friends of the Whithorn Trust PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Undated, but contemporary. Translated from an anonymous Scots poem of the fifteenth century, this prose translation expands on the researches of the Whithorn Lectures. Stapled booklet, VG. 16pp (Book ref. BYB9123) £5.29
Barrow, Geoffrey Saint Ninian and Pictomania - 12th Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2004 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Using place-names to doubt St Ninian's mission to the Picts. The twelfth Whithorn Lecture 2003. Stapled booklet, VG. 20pp (Book ref. BYB9122) £5.29
MacQueen, John Ninian and the Picts - 15th Whithorn Lecture 2006
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2007 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Using place-names to chart St Ninian's mission to Pictland. The fifteenth Whithorn Lecture, 2006. Stapled booklet, VG. 20pp (Book ref. BYB9121) £5.29
Higgitt, John 'Imageis maid with mennis hand': Saints, Images, Belief and Identity in Later Medieval Scotland -9th
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2003 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. The Ninth Whithorn Lecture 2000. Stapled booklet, VG. 32pp (Book ref. BYB9120) £5.29
Dumville, David, N. The Churches of North Britain in the first Viking-Age - 5th Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2003 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. The nature of Viking raids, 795 - 920. The Fifth Whithorn Lecture 1996. Stapled booklet, VG. 38pp (Book ref. BYB9119) £5.29