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; Charlesís 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
''The Five Toons Festival Collection. New Work from ten Scottish writers to celebrate the Five Toons Festival in Banff and Buchan - Spring 1993''.
Banff and Buchan District Council, Leisure and Recreation Department 1993. 25pp; decorative card covers. Fine. [during a 5-day period in April 1993, George Bruce, Edwin Morgan, Alasdair Gray, Gordon Meade, Hamish Henderson, Bess Ross, Iain Crichton Smith, Robert Alan Jamieson, Fiona MacInnes and Aonghas MacNeacail read examples of their new work to live audiences in Fraserburgh, Turriff, Banff, New Pitsligo and Fyvie]. (Book ref. 2230) £8.00
The History of the Aberdeen Volunteers Embracing Also Some Account of the Early Volunteers of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine
Aberdeen Daily Journal Office, 1907. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little edge wear. End-papers browned but a very decent copy internally as well as externally. Pp.xxii,,387. Many illustrations. List of subscribers. Part 1 of the book deals with military volunteers in Aberdeen from earliest times up to the Battle of Trafalgar. Part II deals with the volunteer movement in Aberdeen after 1859. (Book ref. 16833) £150.00
Ord's Bothy Songs and Ballads of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray, Angus and the Mearns
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1990. 085976303X Softback. A very good copy. Pp.xxv,493. 8 photographic illustrations. A classic work with a new Introduction by Alexander Fenton. (Book ref. 16042) £20.00
Report to the Trustees of the Dick Bequest on the Rural Public (formerly Parochial) Schools of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray
Edinburgh: T. & A. Constable, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. A good copy in publisher's mauve cloth which is faded at edges. The paper title label on spine is chipped and worn but the lettering is readable. 150 pages. Protected in a removable cover. (Book ref. 15790) £25.00
The North-East Of Scotland
Aberdeen: The Central Press, 1963. First Edition. Softback. A very good copy with chapters covering climate, soils, fauna, agriculture, industries and commerce, dialects, population changes etc.. Maps, tables and charts and folding map at the rear. 256 pages. (Book ref. 15789) £7.00
Bibliographia Aberdonensis Being an Account of Books Relating to or Printed in the Shires of Aberdeen - Banff - Kincardine or Written By Natives or Residents or By Officers Graduates or Alumni of the Universities of Aberdeen 1472-1640 and 1641-1700
Aberdeen: The Third Spalding Club, 1930. First Edition. Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated with the Third Spalding Club coat of arms on the upper boards. Vol.1 published in 1929 and vol.2 in 1930. Gift inscription in volume 1 from Nan Shepherd (probably the Author and poet). Vol.1,pp.xii,1-316 + list of Spalding Club office-bearers and members. 56 illustrations. Vol.2,pp.xxxv,317-695 + errata slip. 8 illustrations. A very considerable work of scholarship. (Book ref. 12452) £60.00
Moray: The Banffshire Field Club, 1994. 39 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. Pictorial card covers. Illustrated with plates and very charming drawings. In very good condition. (Book ref. 13361) £10.00
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
''Illustrations of the Topography and Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff''.
Aberdeen 1847-69. 4 volumes. Quarto. lxiii + 242pp; xlvii + 448pp; lxiv + 597pp; cxxxi + 783pp. Vols 2,3 and 4 were edited by Joseph Robertson; volume 1 was edited by George Grub. All volumes are in Latin and English and cover the 12th to 18th centuries. Vols 2,3 and 4 include charters and miscellaneous documents on parishes in presbyteries of Kincardine, Fordyce, Strathbogie, Aberlour, Abernethy, Turriff, Deer, Ellon, Aberdeen, Garioch and Alford. Volume 1, which was the last to be published, includes a preface and an index (persons and places) to the other volumes. Green cloth slightly faded and marked. Rebacked with new endpapers. A very good set of a weighty and important reference work. (Book ref. 4399) £165.00
Portrait of Aberdeen and Deeside : With Aberdeenshire, Banff and Kincardine
Robert Hale, 1984. Hardcover. Very Good. 3rd edition. Both book & jacket are in VG clean and sound condition. Gift inscription on the endpaper. No tears or loss. gently read. (Book ref. 022112) £4.00
The Annals of Banff.
Aberdeen: New Spalding Club, 1894 4to Cloth 1st Edn. Illus. xliii, 589 pp.Uncut. Sm. snag in head of backstrip; library stamp prelims and later; e.p's browned and some foxing o/w V.g. Number 378 of limited Edition of 525 Copies] (Book ref. 38467) £115.00
Scotland's Eastern Coast, A Guidebook from Berwick to Scrabster
Edinburgh and London: Oliver & Boyd, 1963 First edition. Red cloth, map endpapers, 41 bw photos, index Pagination: xii+214. There is scarcely a square foot of the East of Scotland which has not witnessed events of great historical importance. The author takes us on a lively journey of exploration, from the walled city of Berwick to the furthermost tip of Caithness. Those who do not already know the East Coast will be astonished at the variety and beauty of the scenery. Miss Scott-Moncrieff is an interesting and informed guide with the Scotís love of explaining and describing her own country to anyone who is willing to listen. She relates from a fresh point of view some of the major historical events which have occurred along the route and brings to light new details and amusing anecdotes about characters from early mediaeval times up to the twentieth century. The photographs which accompany the text were taken by the well-known photographer and author Douglas Bolton.<P>This is the only available guide to the East Coast and the tourist will want to keep it handy as a constant reference. For those others who prefer to do their travelling in an arm-chair this fascinating book is the ideal companion. Contents: Berwickshire and the Lothians; Fife and the Firths of Forth and Tay; Angus and the Mearns; Aberdeenshire and Banffshire; The Firths of Moray, Beauly and Cromarty; Sutherland and Caithness. Book: head sl bumped, VG+, Jacket: unclipped, edge wear, extremities rubbed with sl loss, VG- (Book ref. 2829) £14.00
Castles, Houses and Gardens of Scotland
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1967 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt titling, many col and bw ills, list of subscribers Pagination: 160. A photographic record of forty Scottish castles, houses and gardens up to the late seventeenth century, including the Castle of Mey, the northern home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.<P>Period furniture, family portraits, china, tapestries and embroideries are in the settings for which they were designed centuries ago. Contents: Airlie Castle, Angus; Ardullie Lodge, Ross-shire; Balbithan House, Aberdeenshire; Barra Castle, Aberdeenshire; Borthwick Castle, Midlothian; Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran; Castle Leod, Ross and Cromarty; Castle of Mey, Caithness; Cawdor Castle, Nairn; Cortachy Castle, Angus; Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire; Craigston Castle, Aberdeenshire; Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire; Cullen House, Banffshire; Delgatie Castle, Aberdeenshire; Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire; Drumkilbo, Angus; Dunderave Castle, Argyll; Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye; Edzell Castle Gardens, Angus; Eilandonan Castle, Ross and Cromarty; Fullarton Garden, Angus; Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire; Glamis Castle, Angus; Glenbervie, Kincardineshire; Guthrie Castle, Angus; Innes House, Moray; Inverewe, Wester Ross; Kellie Castle, Fife; Kilravock Castle, Nairn; Lennoxlove, East Lothian; Luffness, East Lothian; Milton Brodie Garden, Moray; Monymusk, Aberdeenshire; Muchalls Castle, Kincardineshire; Northfield House, East Lothian; Pilmuir, East Lothian; Ravelston House Garden, Edinburgh; Traquair House, Peebles-shire; Walled garden in Fife mentioned in 1591. Book: extremities sl bumped, margins sl yellowed, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 1892) £16.00
Romantic Scotland, The Story of the Shires
Stirling: Eneas Mackay, 1947 Reprint [First 1938]. Green cloth, gilt titling, map endpapers, 65 bw photos Pagination: 310. Contents: Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; Ayrshire; Galloway; Dumfries-shire; The Border Shires; East Lothian; Midlothian or Edinburghshire; West Lothian; Stirlingshire; Dumbartonshire; Argyllshire; Perthshire; Clackmannan and Kinross; Fifeshire; Angus; Kincardineshire; Aberdeenshire; Banffshire; Moray and Nairn; Inverness-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Sutherland and Caithness; The Hebrides; Orkney; Shetland. Book: extremities bumped, VG, Jacket: front gutter torn, other extremities worn and torn with some loss, dusty, creased, Fair only in removable protective sleeve (Book ref. 1800) £14.00
Early Congregational Independency in the Highlands and Islands and the North-East of Scotland
Tiree: Trustees of Ruaig Congregational Church, 2003 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, bw ills, index Pagination: xxx+659. Comprehensive guide to independent congregational churches in the Scottish Highlands Contents: Argyllshire [Kintyre; Bellanoch, Dunoon and Cumbrae; Isle of Arran; Oban; Easdale; Appin and Lismore; Islay; Colonsay; Tiree; Cowal; Rothesay; Lochgilphead; The Highlands, Islands and Finance]; Dunbartonshire; Perthshire [Dunkeld; Perth; Aberfeldy; Breadalbane; Lochton; Blackwater, Crieff, Buchanty; Auchtergaven; Blairgowrie; Atholl; Callander; Tullymet; Doune; The Angus, Mears and Perthshire Itinerant Society]; Caithness; Ross and Sutherland; Inverness-shire [Inverness; Highlands of Inverness-shire]; Nairnshire; Morayshire [Forres; Elgin; Knockando; Grantown-on-Spey; Neil McNeilís reminiscences of itinerant labours in Morayshire]; Banffshire [Keith, Foggie Loan or Aberchirder, Portsoy; Banff and Macduff; Millseat; Keith; Cullen/Portsoy]; Aberdeenshire [Aberdeen; Huntly; Crichie/Stuartfield; Fraserburgh; Canrach; Pitsligo / St Fergus; Blackhills Church Aberdeen; North Street preaching station, Frederick Street Church, Aberdeen; Duncanstone; Printfield, Woodside Church Aberdeen; Blackfriars Street Church, Aberdeen; Inverurie; Peterhead; Culsalmond, Ellon, Insch, Banchory; Aberdeenshire churches and the atonement; The Ragged Kirk, Aberdeen]. Book: head/tail sl bumped, owner signature, ffep sl marked, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 1608) £24.00
A History of Aberdeen and Banff.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1900 8vo Cloth 1st Edn. 3 Fldg. Maps (two in pockets at end) xv, 438 pp. Covers faded;shelf number on spine; labels removed prelims; hinges reinforced with sellotape; stamp and notes on title page; foxing. -[County Histories of Scotland]. (Book ref. 27981) £68.00
Anthropometric Observations on Samples .. Civil Populations of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, & Kincardineshire & A Study .. Chief Physical Characters of Soldiers of Scottish Nationality & A Comparison with .. Physical Characters of the Insane Population
Edinburgh: Henderson Trust, 1924 4to Cloth 1st Edn. 172 pp. Library markings; sign. f.e.p; browning o/w V.g. [Henderson Trust Report]. (Book ref. 27277) £28.00
Banff, Moray & Nairn's Lost Railways.
Ochiltree: Stenlake, 2000 Oblong 8vo Pict. Card 1st Edn. Illus.49 pp. V.g. (Book ref. 31250) £8.00
The Annals of Banff.
Aberdeen: New Spalding Club, 1891/3 4to Cloth 1st Edn. Illus. 2 Vols. Uncut. xv,385; xi,495 pp. Heads & tails of backstrips & corners rubbed; snag in lower joint & sl. marking f. cover of vol II. Number 171 of limited Edition of 525 Copies] (Book ref. 22691) £210.00