GILLES DE RAIS A Play, with Decorations By Michael Ayrton
The Favil Press , No date Limited Edition. By Author and Illustrator. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No. 91 of 200 copies produced for sale, and signed by Gray and Ayrton. Undated, but ms dated 1945 by one of the signatories. Erratum slip. 71pp, in card covers with dust cover attached at spine. Some browning at edges Size: 7.5" x 5.5" Approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Theatre & Plays ; By Author and Illustrator. Inventory No: 0030139. (Book ref. 0030139) £120.00
Ayrton Senna's Principles of Race Driving
Richmond: Hazleton Publsihing Ltd, 1996. First English Language Edition Third Impression. Illustrated hardback laminated board cover. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. 208pp :: Colour illustrations :: 220mm x 190mm (9" x 7") (Book ref. e1802) £64.00
THE KNIGHT AND THE UMBRELLA
An Account of the Eginton Tournament 1839 (Sullon 1986) 8vo pbk 270pp +  pp. A little dog-eared, but a good clean copy overall (Book ref. 2108) £4.50
Charters of the Friars Preachers of Ayr
Edinburgh: Ayr & Wigton Archaeological Association, 1881. Hardcover. Orig Dec Clth. Good Limited/Numbered 238 of 450. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. illustrated,charters,index,xxxv 127 pp.original cream cloth some surface marks little wear top & tail spine cover (Book ref. 14930) £13.00
Seventeen Sermons, on Various Important subjects: By the late Reverend Mr. Samuel Hayward. To which are added, The Pleasantness of a Religious Life,. and A Church in the House: being a Sermon. Both by the late Reverend Mr. Matthew Henry : AYR 1792.
Ayr [ Air ]: John & Peter Wilson, 1792. Subscribers Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo SUBSCRIBERS EDITION: AYR - 1792. A re-issue to Subscribers for Hayward's Sermons first published in 1758. Hardback. Original full brown polished speckled calf binding. Simply ruled spine and dark green lettered label. Seventeen sermons by Samuel Hayward with two works added;- 'The Pleasantness of a Religious Life...' and 'A Church in the House: Being a Sermon...' Both by Matthew Henry. 435 pages. [ Lacks last two leaves of the Contents, missed-out in the binding process ] 8vo. Contents of Hayward's Sermons: on original guilt, original depravity (pollution), human impotency, the trinity, the deity of Christ, on justification, man's righteousness, Christ's righteousness, imputation of Christ's righteousness, justification by faith, how faith justifies, the Christian warfare, the Christian's course, the Christian's steadfastness, the Christian's crown, love to an unseen Saviour. Plus the two works by Matt. Henry. Apart from minor wear only to spine foot, an excellent copy - VERY GOOD INDEED. Tight and clean throughout. No owner name or internal markings. Only one copy recorded in the 24 major UK Libraries of this edition - at the National Library of Scotland. List of subscribers to rear; local people with trade or profession given e.g. John Black - Maltster in Bladnock, John Bruce - Merchant in Wigton (Wigtown), John Comlin - Musician in Kirkudbright, including a Grizzel m'Guffag in Corwar and James M'Geoch - Stranraer. A very scarce item. Book now in an archival quality clear protective jacket. **Will be well-packed for shipping** [ Rosley Books - for Theology & Church History ] (Book ref. 0015865) £110.00
The Lost Pibroch and Other Sheiling Stories; Jaunty Jock and Other Stories; Ayrshire Idylls
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1948 Inveraray edition. Blue cloth, gilt titling Pagination: vi, 326. Three collections of short stories Contents: The Lost Pibroch; Jaunty Jock; Ayrshire Idylls (Ursa Major; Mossgiel Rab; The Lion of the Covenant; Burns and Clarinda; The Cloak of Darkness; The Making of Tam o' Shanter; Magic Casements; The Democrat; The Three Brothers; Miss Jean). Book: gilt dulled, extremities bumped, endpapers foxed, small bookseller label to pastedown, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3096) £13.00
The Queen's Scotland: Glasgow, Kyle and Galloway
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953 First edition. Blue cloth, map endpapers, 109 two-tone photos Pagination: 393. One of the popular Queen's/King's Scotland series, this book tells the stories and shows the pictures of all the places of interest in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Wigtownshire and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. With 109 two-tone photos. Contents: Places illustrated: Ailsa Craig; Alloway; Anwoth; Ardrossan; Ayr; Ballantrae; Balmaclellan; Biggar; Blantyre; Bothwell; Cardoness Castle; Carsphairn; Castle Douglas; Castle Kennedy; Colmonell; Creetown; Culzean; Dailly; Dalbeattie; Dundrennan; Dunure; Fenwick; Gatehouse of Fleet; Girvan; Glasgow; Glenluce; Gourock; Greenock; Irvine; Isle of Whithorn; Ken Bridge; Kilbarchan; Kilbirnie; Kilmaurs; Kirkandrews; Kirkbean; Kirkcowan; Kirkcudbright; Lanark; Largs; Laurieston; Leadhills; Lincluden Abbey; Loch Doon; Loudoun Castle; Maybole Castle; Minnoch Bridge; Motherwell; Mull of Galloway; Newbigging Cross; New Galloway; Newton Stewart; Paisley; Port Glasgow; Port Patrick; Prestwick; Rutherglen; Saltcoats; Stevenston; Stranraer; Strathaven; Sweetheart Abbey; Symington, Ayrshire; Threave Castle; Tinto; Wemyss Bay; Whithorn; Wigtown. Book: extremities lightly bumped, VG+, Jacket: clipped, upper edge worn with several tears, creasing and a little loss, spine sunned, a little dusty, extremities rubbed, VG- (Book ref. 3080) £14.00
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
Scotland Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work
London: George Virtue, 1838 Subscribers' Edition. Black morocco leather, elaborately embossed, gilt decoration to spine, aeg, large foldout map, 41 plates Pagination: ix, 200. Contents: Scotland; Berwickshire; District of Lothian; Edinburgh; Linlithgow; Stirlingshire; Ayrshire; Counties of Dumfries and Roxburgh; Roxburghshire. Illustrations: Vignette, Edinburgh from the Calton Hill; Map of Scotland; Coldstream; Abbotsford; Dryburgh Abbey; Fast Castle; Dunbar Castle; Tyninghame House; Tantallon Castle; Interior of Rosslyn Chapel; Hawthornden; Edinburgh from Craigmillar Castle; Edinburgh from the Castle ramparts; West Bow, Edinburgh; The Royal Institution; Heriot’s Hospital; The house of John Knox; Holyrood Chapel; The Calton Hill with Nelson’s monument; The Canongate during the procession of His Majesty George IV; Inner court of the Palace of Linlithgow; Stirling Castle; Town and Castle of Stirling; Stirling Castle from the ramparts; Castle Wynd, Marr’s Wark and Cathedral; Ayr, with ancient tower in the foreground; The Twa Brigs or the Old and New Bridges, Ayr; Alloway Kirk with Burns Monument; Banks of Ayr near Ballochmyle; Bridge of Doon; Isle of Arran from Greenan Castle; Ailsa Craig from Turnberry Castle; Crossregal [Crossraguel] Abbey near Maybole; Castle of Maybole; Culzean Castle; Drumlanrig Castle; Lincluden College; The town of Dumfries; Mausoleum of Burns, Dumfres; Gilnockie, or Johnnie Armstrong’s Tower; Jedburgh Abbey; Melrose Abbey; Kelso Abbey. Book: extremities worn with loss to head/tail, heraldic bookplate [Cumming-Gordon], some foxing throughout, mostly marginal but occasionally heavier and affecting image of a few plates, tight and secure, marginal tear and misfold to map, contents VG binding VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2989) £82.00
Annals of the Parish, or the Chronicle of Dalmailing during the Ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967 First thus. Green cloth, gilt Pagination: xxvi, 242. Scholarly edition of John Galt's classic account of life in rural Scotland in the early 1800s. One of the first works of fiction to address the impact of industrialization and urbanization on society.. Book: head/tail sl bumped, tiny bump to upper edge of front board, boards v sl marked, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2893) £14.00
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
THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) - Vol.XV, No.3 - Summer 1990.
Large format stapled paperback. 106 pages. B.w. illustrations. V.g. in a v.g. papercover. (Book ref. 5261) £4.95
''An Anthology of Carrick''.
Standard Press (Kilmarnock) 1925. 416pp. Blue cloth. Lacking front free endpaper (flyleaf), otherwise VG. [161 poems concerning Carrick by 63 poets, many of whom were natives of that part of Ayrshire. Brief biographical notes on each poet describe their connection with Carrick]. (Book ref. 1922) £15.00
''Contributions to Scottish Maritime History''.
Ayr Engineering and Constructional Co. Ltd . 47pp; illustrated. Blue cloth. VG. [a history of Ayr Harbour and Ayr Shipyard]. (Book ref. 4896) £10.00
Charters of the Royal Burgh of Ayr
Edinburgh: The Ayr and Wigton Archaeological Association, 1883. Limited. Hardcover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall no 121 of 400 copies,map, illus 2 folding town views coloured charters,indexpages xxxiii 233 in cream cloth with some marks o\w good (Book ref. 14923) £25.00
Gillian Ayres: Seventh Triennale-India.
London: The British Council, Visual Arts Department, 1991. Large square-shaped paperback with french wrappers. FIne. Slightly bumped corner, otherwise looks near new. Book to accompany a touring exhibition (starting in India, to Ireland, Spain, then England) of paintings. Colourful covers illustrated with details from "Indian Summer". 18 colour plates and 6 pages of writing about the artist and her paintings. (Book ref. 6798) £12.00
The Transformations of Lucius; Otherwise known as The Golden Ass . Translated by Robert Graves; Lithographs by Michael Ayrton.
Hardback Folio Society 1960 208 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations 1st Thus - slip case is chipped Nice cle Very Good (Book ref. 540864) £5.00
Twang With Our Music
The Epworth Press London.. 1957 8vo., hardback, 156 pps., frontis. plate. Excellent copy. Book is FINE in a VG dust jacket, small frays head of spine. (Book ref. 9104) £8.00
The Treasury of Musick: containing Ayres and Dialogues to sing to the Theorbo-Lute or Basse-Viol
Gregg Press 1966 (first published by John Playford London 1669) tall 4to.,facsimile reprint,blue cloth,little marked on boards,(more especially on lower one with small puncture marks and scribbles).Inner hinge beginning but sound and overall VG- (Book ref. 4682) £20.00
England's Musical Poet : THOMAS CAMPION
Russell & Russell, New York, 1963 8vo., blue boards, 203 pps., untrimmed fore-edge, musical examples. Uncut bibliography pages at back with short tear to top of pages. Tanning to page edges. VG copy. Dedication on ffep as follows " To Carl sincerely dedicating a beautifully sunny? friendship. Miles " Signed author. (Book ref. 7753) £35.00