The Heart of Scotland by Waterway, Canoe Adventure by River and Loch
London: H F & G Witherby, 1934 First edition. Beige cloth, bw plates, index Pagination: 167. Contents: Introductory; The River Clyde; The Firth of Clyde; The Forth and Clyde Canal, and the Firth of Forth; The Cumbraes and Loch Fyne; Loch Lomond and the Trossachs; The River Tay; Inverness to Largs; Annan and the Solway Firth; Loch Awe and Loch Etive; Plans and suggestions; On building a canoe; Appendix: Scottish Place Names. Illustrations: Duntroon Castle, near Crinan; Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond; The Dochart at Killin; Loch Tay and Ben Lawers: Oban Bay; Crinan Bay; Ardchonnel Castle upon Loch Awe; The Orchy and Ben Cruachan from Dalmally. Book: boards soiled, Almond Yacht Club labels to endpapers and spine, endpapers dusty, prelims a little foxed, title page marked, VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3181) £16.00
Historical Sketches of Montrose, Ancient and Modern
Montrose: David P Davidson, 1879 First edition. Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, 2 double-page ills Pagination: 52, 4,  pp publisher's ads. Very scarce title Contents: Site of Montrose geographically and geologically; Parish of Melville; Appearance of the town; Ancient name of the burgh; The Chapel of Restennent or Rosinoth; Etymology of the modern name; Reputed high antiquity of the town; 'Merbill Stone' or Destiny Stone, footnote; Condition of our ancestors; Regarding the religion of the ancient inhabitants of Albion; The town attacked by the Danes; Kenneth III met his death at the hands of Lady Finella; Another invasion by the Danes; The ancient castle of Montrose; Bowicks apostrophe 'On seeing a skull'. Book: extremities a little rubbed with a little surface loss to corners of covers, covers dusty, a little minor foxing, mostly marginal, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3121) £53.00
Summer in Scotland
London: Collins, 1952 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, map endpapers, index Pagination: 320. Summer in Scotland, like its predecessor Winter in London, which pleased so many Londoners, resident or dispersed, is written neither as a guidebook nor as a series of disconnected essays. It is the record of a Scot, born in Malaya and working in London, who loves and knows his native country. There he has returned for many summers, and this book is the result of his journeys, reflections and delights. With him we wander round the country, through the towns, over moors and hills, dip into the past and explore the present. No travelling companion could be more catholic in his tastes, more widely and humanely knowledgable about the history and the literature, the qualities and the humours of the places that he visits, than Ivor Brown.<P>To those unlucky people who have never been to Scotland this book provides good reasons for making a visit now. Those of us who are already addicts will finish the book with a sigh at our own ignorance and with gratitude that it should have been so delightfully alleviated. Moreover it is a book that excites the imagination and demands that the reader follow the author in his enthusiasm. Scotland means many things to many people; and whatever their nationality, they will find their Scotland, be it sporting or aesthetic, literary or historical, vividly and lightly portrayed in the pages of this book. Contents: Far corner; In the dead vast; Charles’s country; Banff and barley; Granite and getting on [Aberdeen]; Angus and the authors; Royal Deeside; Bed and board [Pitlochry]; Perthshire and power; Sands of pleasure [St Andrews]; The conspicuous town [Edinburgh]; Ayr and song; Glasgow and Clyde; Border and ballad. Book: extremities a little bumped, endpapers v sl browned, prize label [A W Morrison, Epsom College, 1952], VG, Jacket: spine sunned, extremities a little rubbed, rear cover foxed, VG- (Book ref. 3009) £14.00
Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland With An Abstract of the Proceedings at Board and General Meetings, and the Premiums offered by the Society in 1921, Fifth Series Vol XXXIII
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1921 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, 58 illustrations Pagination: vi, 438, 100, iv. As well as technical articles on various aspects of farming, this annual volume also contains lists of prize winners at shows around Scotland. Contents: The policy of the Agriculture Act; The Agriculture Act 1920; Farm forestry; The measurement of soil drainage, with an account of the Craibstone drain gauges; Aberdeen Angus cattle, a historical sketch; Insect and arachnid pests of 1920; Plant breeding; Some problems of the milk industry; Egg-laying competitions; Milk records; Analyses for members during 1920; The cereal and other crops of Scotland for 1920, and the weather of Scotland in 1920; Agricultural statistics; Prices of grain in Edinburgh market for 1920; Prices of sheep since 1818; Prices of wool since 1818; General show at Aberdeen 1920; Premiums awarded by the society in 1920; Edinburgh show 1919, alterations in prize list; Accounts of the Society for 1919-20; Proceedings at the Society’s board and general meetings; Table showing value of feeding-stuffs as manure per ton; Premiums [prizes] offered by the Society in 1921. Book: extremities bumped and a little rubbed, boards a little marked, endpapers cracked but secure, endpapers a little browned and foxed, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2984) £14.00
The Face of Scotland
London: Batsford, Winter 1947-48 Fifth edition. Red cloth, col frontis, 115 illustrations on plates, line drawings, four maps, index Pagination: x, 117. Superb photography in this typical quality Batsford production. Quoting John Buchan from his foreword: ""... a book which describes the beauties of Scotland with enthusiasm and understanding, and also with knowledge and sobriety ... some of the finest specimens of the photographic art that I have seen."" Contents: Highlands and Islands (Introduction to the Highlands; Some Perthshire lochs and glens; The eastern Grampians and their valleys; Glen Mor and the Inverness-shire glens; The far north and outer islands; The Hebrides and the Western Highlands); Lowlands and Uplands (The Borders and the Southern Uplands; The Lowland belt; Galloway; Fife and Angus); A Note on Scottish Buildings. Maps: Fife, Angus, Perthshire and the Grampian Country; The Far North; The Western Highlands and the Inner Hebrides; The Southern Uplands and Central Lowlands. Book: spine a little sunned, extremities sl rubbed, gift inscription, minor surface scratching to boards, contents VG+ boards VG- overall VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2878) £13.00
The Glory of Scotland
London: Harrap, [Jun] 1932 First edition. Terracotta cloth, col frontis, 32 bw plates, index, foldout map Pagination: 403. Contents: Contents: Edinburgh; The Pentlands, Linlithgow, East Lothian; The Borders; Fife; Glasgow, The Trossachs, The Clyde; Stirling; Ayrshire, Galloway, Dumfries; A day in the west; Oban, Mull, Staffa, Iona, Glencoe; The heart of Scotland; Angus and Kincardineshire; Aberdeen and the north-east; The Great Glen to Inverness; To the islands of the west; The far north. Illustrations: Galloway and the southern highlands of Scotland; Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens; Princes Street, looking west; The Palace of Holyroodhouse; Linlithgow Palace and Loch; Neidpath Castle, Peebles; Abbotsford from the Tweed; The Tweed and Cheviot Hills, Coldstream; Jedburgh Abbey from the river; Hermitage Castle, Roxburghshire; Falkland Palace; St Andrews : Church of St Salvator, now the University Chapel; On the links at St Andrew; Glasgow University from Kelvingrove Park; Loch Lomond; The Clyde from above Gourock; Stirling Castle; Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfriesshire; An old cottage in the Western Highlands; The parallel roads of Glen Roy; Loch Shiel, Prince Charlie’s monument; Glencoe in winter; The Tay at Aberfeldy; The pass of Killiecrankie; In old Aberdeen; Aberdeen : Brig o’ Balgownie; Braemar and the Cairngorms; The harbour, Macduff, Banffshire; Glen Shiel and Loch Cluanie, Ross-shire; Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail; In Glen Affric, Inverness-shire; Castle Moil, Kyleakin, Skye; Loch Coruisk, Skye. Book: spine a little dulled, neat owner inscription, contents crisp and clean, contents Near-Fine boards VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2874) £14.00
''Red Rowans and Wild Honey''.
Canongate Publishing (Edinburgh) 1990. Reprint. viii + 196pp. Green boards. VG in slightly worn dustwrapper. [a sequel to "The Yellow on the Broom". The present book continues the story of the traveller families up to the end of World War Two, mainly in the Angus and Perthshire areas]. (Book ref. 903) £10.00
''The Radical Laird. A Biography of George Kinloch, 1775-1833''.
Roundwood Press (Kineton) 1970. xvi+ 255pp; 13 plates; endpaper plans. Red boards. VG in torn dustwrapper. [Kinloch was the Laird of Strathmore, countryman and farmer. He was also a Radical politician and the MP for Dundee in the first Reformed Parliament of 1832]. (Book ref. 1967) £15.00
The Regality of Kirriemuir
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1909. Limited To 650 Copies. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall folding map,illustrated appendices index subscription list pages xvi 419some spots in original gilt dec cloth (Book ref. 14919) £350.00
Summer in Scotland;
London, Mehtuen, 1938; 1st edition. Hardback. Very good/ No dj. 274pp with 5 decorated maps and endpapers by C. W. Bacon plus 8 plates. Orange covers with motif on front corner, title on spine. " A personal book written for those who wish to know something about life in our curious country. .. Now come to Scotland and see how the Scots live when they stay at home......" (Book ref. 12683) £18.00
Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. With an Abstract of the Proceedings at Board and General Meetings,and the Premiums Offered by the Society in 1890. Fifth Series. Vol.XXXIII;
Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1921; 1st edition. Hardback. Good- condition. Pp iv, 439, 100, iii. includes index. Royal blue stained covers with gilt motif on the front, gilt title on spine. Fascinating insight into Victorian Scotland. Contents include: Farm Forestry, Aberdeen Angus Cattle, Plant Breeding, Prices for Grain for 1920, Sheep & Wool since 1818. and much more. (Book ref. 18371) £28.00
The Statistical Account of Scotland, 1791-1799 Edited By Sir John Sinclair Volume XIII Angus
EP Publishing Ltd., 1976. 0715810138 Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xliii,675. A "correct version of pages 587-592 and amendments to Index" is loosely inserted. This edition of the 18th century parish by parish account of Scotland has a new Introduction, an Index, and is, for the first time, grouped according to county making this a very worthwhile reprint of an incomparable source work for those interested in Scottish history. (Book ref. 15424) £50.00
The Eastern Counties:Aberdeenshire,Angus and Kincardinshire(The Queen's Scotland)
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1972. First Edition. Hardback.A very good copy in a very good protected dustwrapper. Pp.x,388. 49 black and white illustrations. Double-page map. An alphabetical place-by-place guide to Aberdeenshire, Angus and Kincardineshire. (Book ref. 14832) £15.00
The Castles of Grampian and Angus. A Guide to Castles, Castellated Houses, and Mottes from the 12th Century to the Mid 17th Century in the Counties of Aberdeen, Angus, Banff, Kincardine and Moray
Malvern: Folly Publications, 1995. First Edition. Illustrated laminated card cover. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. 200pp :: B/w illustrations :: 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6") (Book ref. e1580) £12.60
Glens of Angus, The
Angus, Pinkfoot Press, 2001 Paperback first edition in fine condition. (Book ref 2776) (Book ref. 841) £15.00
History of Arbroath to the Present Time with Notices of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairs of the neighbouring district.
Arbroath: Thomas Buncle 1899 4to Buckram t.e.g.; 2nd Edn.,illus.xvi,489 pp. Covers worn; backstrip worn & upper joint split; library label verso f. cover; stamp prelims and later ; ink nos on title page; shelf no. on spine; hinges strained; e.p's dusty; browning. (Book ref. 38578) £55.00
History of Arbroath to the Present Time with Notices of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairs of the neighbouring district.
Arbroath: Thomas Buncle 1876 4to Cloth 1st edn.,illus.xvi,448 pp. Covers worn; backstrip worn & upper joint split; library label verso f. cover; stamp prelims and plates; ink nos on title page; shelf no. on spine; hinges strained; browning. [Presentation inscrip. from author verso frontis]. (Book ref. 38576) £65.00
TWO AUCTION SALE CATALOGUES For Sale of Store Sheep, 23rd October, 1940, and for sale of 1350 Suckled Calves, Blue-Grey, Aberdeen Angus Cross, Galloway and Shorthorn, 22nd October, 1940.
1940. Each 4pp., tall 8vo, on thick paper, vertical fold. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include SCOTLAND [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2319) £8.00
PORTRAIT OF A PARISH.
Montrose. 1970. pp.142,illus.,maps,8vo..1st and only edition. St.Cyrus in Angus. A fine unmarked hardback copy in a fine dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 4095) £20.00
HEBRIDEAN ISLAND. MEMORIES OF SCARP. ANGUS DUNCAN(1888-1971).
Tuckwell Press. 1995. pp.218,illus.colour and b.& w.,maps,8vo..1st and only edition. A fine hardback copy in a fine dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 994) £22.50