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THOMPSON (William, editor): THE CHARTIST CIRCULAR.
Published under the superintendence of the Universal Suffrage Central Committee for Scotland. Issue nos. 1 - 146, folio, (viii) + 604pp, a very good copy in modern calf backed boards antique style,Glasgow, September 28 1839 - July 9 1842. PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Complete and all published. H.T. p.101. A.F.R. 396. Foxwell (Menger) p.258. Goldsmiths 37352. Kress C.4823. With 2 issues of The English Chartist Circular inserted loose. For nearly three years the Chartist Circular was the principal voice of Scottish Chartism and its pages certainly reflect in considerable detail the various forces at work in democratic radical circles in Glasgow and elsewhere. Edited by William Thomson of Parkhead, who had helped to establish some seventy co-operative societies in the west of Scotland in the early 1830s, the Chartist Circular averaged a circulation of 20,000 copies and proved to be the most widely read periodical of its kind. William Thomson, secretary of the Central Committee, had been an exponent of retail co-operation, formerly Secretary of the Scottish National Association for the Protection of Hand-loom Weavers and editor of the Weavers' Journal. Under his leadership the Circular, although providing "little news of the progress of the movement and eschewing controversial issues, confined itself to the propagation of the principles of the Charter, the exposure of abuses in the existing social and political structure of Great Britain, and the extolling of the heroes of past struggles for national freedom. Its main object was the provision of a self-financing substitute for the tracts and lecturers which the Central Committee could ill afford. Its editor's policy was to ignore the divisions which existed within the Chartist ranks, while providing readers with an awareness of social and political evils, and an encyclopedia on the history of democracy and popular freedom. The successful launching of the Chartist Circular was widely regarded as an outstanding achievement". [Alexander Wilson, The Chartist Movement in Scotland, 1970, pp.91-92]. (Book ref. 9142)   £1450.00
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HENREY (Blanche): British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Before 1800. Comprising a History and Bibliography of Botanical and Horticultural Books Printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the Earliest Times until 1800.
First Edition, [and best edition - the reprints are not to the same standard], 3 vols, a fine set in original cloth with slip-case, folio, over 9¾" - 12", Oxford University Press, London, 1975. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising: Volume I: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries History and Bibliography, pp. xxvi + 290. Colour frontispiece and 62 b/w plates. Volume II: The Eighteenth Century History, pp. xvi + 748. B/w frontispiece, 30 colour plates and 146 b/w plates. Volume III: The Eighteenth Century Bibliography, pp. xvii + 142. The great standard history and bibliography of some 1900 botanical and horticultural books printed in England, Scotland and Ireland from the earliest times to 1800. Over 1,500 entries are included in the bibliography, and the author has personally seen and collated most of the items, and indicates their locations. Extensively illustrated both in colour and monochrome plates, this work covers all aspects of the subject, including herbals, floras, nurserymen and their publications, work on gardening, garden design, and on botanical drawing books. (Book ref. 20490)   £140.00
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JOHNES (Merideth): Prince Charlie the Young Chevalier,
First Edition, 368pp octavo, contemporary prize calf binding, worn at head, with eight illustrations by M.S. Morgan, London, Kent, 1860. (Book ref. 20022)   £22.00
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TRADE; SCOTLAND: A LETTER CONCERNING the Consequences of an Incorporating Union, In Relation to Trade,
First Edition, 27pp small quarto, modern marbled boards old style, a good copy, Edinburgh, Watson, 1706. Kress 2516; Goldsmith 4294. Early arguments about the advantages or otherwise concerning free-trade blocs. The anonymous author seeks to determine whether Scotland will benefit from free-trade with England and her overseas Plantations. He argues that no advantage will follow for Scotland from being able to import sugar and tobacco; on the contrary the Union may well have a bad effect in raising wages in Scotland. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 19158)   £300.00
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GILLIS, James.: A letter to the Right Honourable Duncan Maclaren,
Lord Provost of Edinburgh on the proposed ‘voluntary' amendment to the Lord Advocate's Educational Bill for Scotland. Edinburgh: Nash and Beattie, 1854. Not in NUC. (Book ref. 18023)   £100.00
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FRASER DARLING (F.): The New Naturalist Natural History in the Highlands & Islands,
First Edition, 303pp 8vo, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth, Collins, 1947. (Book ref. 17877)   £8.00
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WRIGHT (Leslie C.): Scottish Chartism.
First Edition, 8vo, viii + 242pp, cloth. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd Ltd, 1953. An excellent study which throws light on the differences between the Chartist movement in England and in Scotland. It was based on a PhD. thesis at the University of Edinburgh in 1951. (Book ref. 9161)   £10.00
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WARRACK (Alexander): Chamber's Scots Dictionary,
First Edition, 717pp, octavo, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth, London, Chambers, 1952. (Book ref. 11534)   £10.00
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TURNOCK (David): The Historical geography of Scotland since 1707,
First Edition, 352pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1982. (Book ref. 14592)   £12.00
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TURNOCK (David): Patterns of Highland Development,
First Edition, 272pp royal octavo, plates, library label on front endpaper and small library name stamp inside front cover, otherwise unmarked, an excellent copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper (this with number at foot of spine - the binding itself is unmarked), London, Macmillan, 1970. (Book ref. 8773)   £12.00
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TORRENS (W. M.): History of Cabinets, from the Union with Scotland
to the Acquisition of Canada and Bengal, First Edition, 2 vols, 555; 575pp royal octavo, embossed uninked library stamp on title occasionally repeated in text, fair copy in original cloth, some light external wear, London, Allen, 1894. (Book ref. 7956)   £28.00
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THE ROYAL KALENDAR: The Royal Kalendar and Court and City Register for England, Scotland, Ireland and the Colonies for the Year 1832, including a correct list of the Tenth Imperial Parliament..,
First Edition, 408pp 8vo old leather, very good copy, London, Longman &c., 1832 (Book ref. 1994)   £28.00
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SIGNET LIBRARY, EDINBURGH.: Catalogue of an Exhibition of 18th Century Scottish Books...
One or two library marks, First Edition, 187pp 8vo, library cloth, good, London, Cambridge University Press, 1951. (Book ref. 4649)   £12.00
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SCOTT (Walter, Sir); MAXWELL (William Stirling): A Descriptive Account of the Portraits, Busts, Published Writings and Manuscripts
of Sir Walter Scott, collected and exhibited at Edinburgh on occasion of thge Scott Centenary in 1871, First Edition, xiv, 206pp royal quarto, mide 20thC red morocco backed cloth, old circular armorial uninked embossed library paper-stamp on title occasionally repeated in text and on plate edges, Edinburgh, Paterson, 1874. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 9929)   £70.00
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RENNIE (R. C. editor): The County of Stirling [with] Clackmannan
the Third Statistical Account of Scotland, vol XVIII, 605pp large octavo, maps, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Collins, 1966. (Book ref. 14442)   £14.00
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REESE (Peter): The Scottish Commander, Scotland's Greatest Military Leaders
from Wallace to World War II, First Edition, 343pp large octavo, paperback, good, Edinburgh, Cannongate, 1999. (Book ref. 16184)   £6.00
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PREBBLE (John): The Highland Clearances,
Third Impression, 352pp, tall octavo, numerous plates and illustrations, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Secker and Warburg, 1965. (Book ref. 15490)   £10.00
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PHIPPS (Elvira Anna): Memorials of Clutha: or, Pencillings on the Clyde,
illustrated with Twelve highly-finished lithographic views.., First Edition, 107pp tall octavo, armorial library bookplate, old uninked embossed armorial circular library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20th century cloth strongly bound, slight spotting but still a good clean copy, London, the Author, 1841. Rare; no copy at auction in 25 years. (Book ref. 11296)   £55.00
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O'DELL (A. C.); WALTON (K.): The Highlands and Islands of Scotland,
First Edition, 353pp small folio, plates, folding map, library label on front endpaper and small library name stamp inside front cover, otherwise unmarked, an excellent copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper (this with number at foot of spine - the binding itself is unmarked), London, Nelson, 1962. (Book ref. 8784)   £18.00
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MILNE (Robert, editor): The Blackfriars of Perth; the Chartulary and Papers of their House,
edited, with introduction.., First Edition, xliii, 291pp plus errata slip, plates, quarto, library bookplate, old embossed armorial circular library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20th century cloth strongly bound, a good clean copy, Edinburgh, Douglas, 1893. (Book ref. 10444)   £55.00
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