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Hardy, Clive Edinburgh
Bridgend: Waterton Press, 1999 Reprint [First 1998]. Laminated pictorial boards, about 100 bw photos Pagination: 109. Known throughout the world for its famous castle, Edinburgh has been Scotland's capital city for over 500 years. With its tall tenement houses and steep slopes of the Old Town to the broad expanses and elegant steets of the New Town, the city justly deserves its title of Athens of the North. As well as being an ancient centre of learning, the university being established in 1582, Edinburgh is also the home to many of Scotlandís important art institutions. Surrounded by beautiful hills the city has long been a major tourist attraction. Around 100 photographs of Edinburgh from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, all selected from the Francis Frith Archive, accompanied with informative and elightening text. Contents: Introduction - Francis Frith; Linlithgow; Queensferry; Newhaven; Edinburgh; Roslin; Hawthornden; North Berwick; Whitekirk; Blackburn. Book: extremities a little bumped, VG, Jacket: unclipped, edge creasing, VG (Book ref. 3180) £15.00
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Moffat, Alistair The Borders, A History of the Borders from Earliest Times
Selkirk: Deerpark Press, 2002 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, map endpapers, col and bw plates, bibliography, index Pagination: viii, 454. This is the story of the Border; a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities, it is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up close and personal, toe to toe and eyeball to eyeball across the Tweed, the Cheviots, the Esk and the tidal races of the Upper Solway. This is a tale told in blood, fun and granite-hard memory.<P>This is the story of an ancient place; where hunter-gatherers penetrated into the virgin interior, where Celtic warlords ruled, the Romans came but could not conquer, where the glittering kingdom of Northumbria thrived, the place where David I Mac Malcolm raised great abbeys, where the Border reivers rode into history, and where Walter Scott sat at Abbotsford and brooded on an immense past.<P>No narrative history of the Borders has been published since the 19th century, and The Borders tells a long awaited story of a unique place with a sweeping, eventful and important posterity.. Book: head v sl bumped, couple of leaves have sl folded corners, VG+, Jacket: unclipped, slight creasing to upper edge, VG (Book ref. 3165) £19.00
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Paterson, Raymond Campbell My Wound is Deep, A History of the Later Anglo-Scots Wars 1380-1560
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1997 First edition. Paperback, 7 maps, bibliography, index Pagination: xvii, 238. During the time of Robert and David Bruce Scotland had secured her freedom; but she faced an uncertain future, and England was resentful. None of the outstanding issues between the two countries had been resolved, and for many years the Border itself was not clearly defined, leading to an almost permanent state of conflict. The Wars of Independence were over; a new hundred yearsí war was about to begin.<P>This is the first full account of the later wars between England and Scotland, and it deals with all the main aspects of that conflict. Our attention is also drawn to the less well-known story of the Scots soldiers in France who fought to save that country during the darkest days of the Hundred Years War before the advent of Joan of Arc. Contents: Ill met by moonlight; Death comes to Homildon; A king in captivity; A foreign field; Roxburgh; Berwick; None dare call it treason; The Flowers of the Forest; Stands Scotland where it did?; The year 1286 has come again; Black Saturday; The fruits of war. Book: corners of covers a little bumped, light crease to leading edge of front board, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3055) £12.00
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Scott, Sir Walter Halidon Hill, A Dramatic Sketch from Scottish History
Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co, 1822 First edition, second impression, first issue. Drab wraps, printed title, publisher's ads Pagination: [8], 112, [8]. Todd and Bowden 158Ab, but with both sets of publisher's ads. A scarce survival in original printed wraps with most pages unopened. Scott wanted to dedicate this book to Byron.. Book: spine worn with loss to head/tail, most pages unopened, protruding leading edge of some leaves foxed to margins, wraps a little marked, edge wear, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2996) £63.00
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Beattie, William; Allom, Thomas (illus); Bartlett, W H (illus); McCulloch, H (illus) 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; Heriotís Hospital; The house of John Knox; Holyrood Chapel; The Calton Hill with Nelsonís 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, Marrís 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 Armstrongís 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
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Lang, Theo The Queen's Scotland, Edinburgh and the Lothians
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1952 First edition. Blue cloth, map endpapers, many bw photos, index Pagination: 282. The stories and pictures of all the places of interest in Edinburgh and the counties of West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian. Contents: Illustrations include: Canongate; Corstorphine; Craigmillar Castle; Cramond; Dean Village; Duddingston; Leith; Princes Street; Water of Leith; Bass Rock; Blackness Castle; Borthwick Castle; Carberry Tower; Colinton; Dalmeny; Dirleton; Dunbar; East Linton; Gifford; Gullane; Haddington; Musselburgh; Newbattle; North Berwick; Penicuik; Rosslyn Chapel (The Prentice Pillar); Swanston; Tantallon; Torphichen. Book: head/tail v sl bumped, VG+, Jacket: spine sunned, edge wear with few short tears, a little creasing and a little loss, VG- (Book ref. 2962) £14.00
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Lang, Theo The Queen's Scotland, Edinburgh and the Lothians
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1952 First edition. Blue cloth, map endpapers, many bw photos, index Pagination: 282. The stories and pictures of all the places of interest in Edinburgh and the counties of West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian. Contents: Illustrations include: Canongate; Corstorphine; Craigmillar Castle; Cramond; Dean Village; Duddingston; Leith; Princes Street; Water of Leith; Bass Rock; Blackness Castle; Borthwick Castle; Carberry Tower; Colinton; Dalmeny; Dirleton; Dunbar; East Linton; Gifford; Gullane; Haddington; Musselburgh; Newbattle; North Berwick; Penicuik; Rosslyn Chapel (The Prentice Pillar); Swanston; Tantallon; Torphichen. Book: spine sunned, rear gutter a little sunned, extremities slightly bumped, contents crisp and clean, contents VG+ boards VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2872) £12.00
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Ferrier, Walter M: ''The North Berwick Story''
Royal Burgh of North Berwick Community Council 1980. viii + 102pp; 37 illustrations. Blue boards. VG in dustwrapper. [a history of the East Lothian town from the time of St. Baldred (8th century) onwards]. (Book ref. 311) £10.00
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Brown, W Sorley (Editor): ''War Record of 4th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers and Lothian and Border Horse. With History of the T. F. Associations of the Counties of Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk''.
Published on behalf of the T.F. Associations by John McQueen & Son (Galashiels) 1920. 215pp; illustrated. Cloth-backed boards. Slight damage at base of spine. Tear to inner margin of title page, not affecting text. Otherwise VG. (Book ref. 5239) £55.00
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Tyrell, G. W. & Peacock, M. A: The Petrology of Iceland: Preface and Part I - The Basic Tuffs (by Peacock);
Edinburgh Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. LV, Part I, session 1926-1927, 1927. Also contains; The Glacial Geology of the Southern Uplands of Scotland, West of Annandale and Upper Clydesdale; The Readvance, Marginal Kame-moraine of the South of Scotland and some Later Stages of Retreat, both by Charlesworth, K.; The Fish-Fauna of the Cementstones of Foulden, Berwickshire, by White, E. I., plus 7 others, SOFTBACK, with original printed card wrappers, pages: 287, many plates and text-figures, roy. 4to. 240mm x 311mm (9.5" x 12.25"), ex-academic library with stamp on front wrapper only, spine repaired, covers worn with loss of top corner of upper wrapper, otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce. 1.45Kg (Book ref. 6376) £40.00
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--- A Historical and Descriptive View of the County of Northumberland, and of the Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne, with Berwick Upon Tweed, and Other Celebrated Places on the Scottish Border. Etc.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Mackenzie & Dent, 1811. Full Leather. Good Minus/No Jacket. 8vo 2 vols. Includes map to front of vol I which is in poor condition, large tear to fold. Leather heavily scuffed and scratched with surface tears. 3" tear to front hinge of vol II. Light stain to rear of vol II. Front and rear gutters discretely cracked. Period ink inscrip. to front endpapers. However, apart from slight tanning to pages facing plates, pp in very good condition, internally clean and tight, plates bright. (Book ref. 000426) £200.00
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Moorhouse, Sydney: Companion Into Northumberland;
London, Methuen, 1953; 1st edition. Hardback. Very good/ Dj Good-. 274pp with 15 gravure plates and Maps on endpapers. Red covers with gilt title on spine. Dust jacket has foxing, small cup ring. " Many fascinating aspects of Northumberland life." (Book ref. 11490) £9.00
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Lang, Theo ( Edited By): The Border Counties;
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1957; 1st Edition; The Queen's Scotland Series. Hardback; Very good/ Dj Good; 239pp with delightful sepia photographs; Blue covers with black lettering; Dust jacket has some sun fading, nicks, edge wear, price intact. The Stories & Pictures of all the places of interest in the Counties of Peebleshire, Berwickshire, Roxburghshire and Dumfriesshire. (Book ref. 8297) £15.00
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Fuller, John: The History of Berwick Upon Tweed, Including a Short Account of the Villages of Tweedmouth and Spittal, &c;
Newcastle upon Tyne, Frank Graham, 1973 Facsimile edition . Hardback. Nr fine/ Dust jacket Very good. pp xxi, 601with frontis. and 50 pp Apendix. Facsimile copy of Fuller's original 1799 edition. Red covers with bright gilt title on spine. Protected dust jacket has lightly sunned spine , price intact. No inscriptions. " Dr Fuller's History of Berwick is the first detailed account of this important border town. It affords a comprehensive history of the period during which Berwick played an important part in the history of both Scotland & England. " (Book ref. 16714) £69.00
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Thomas Berwick's Birds;
London, Gordon Fraser, 1981; 1st Edition; Hardback; Nr fine/ Dj Very good; 52pp with colour & black / white Illustrations; Pictorial covers on front; Dust jacket has price clipped. 'Thomas Bewick's engravings of birds set a new standard for quality in illustration. " m (Book ref. 7792) £8.00
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HINDLEY, Charles. The History of the Catnach Press, at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick and Newcastle... and Seven Dials, London.
Charles Hindley,. 1887. FIRST EDITION, pp.xlii(2)308; wood-engravings, woodcuts & facsimiles throughout, many coloured; a good uncut copy in lightly rubbed & soiled original cloth, paper label, and worn dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 14256) £35.00
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Robson James The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire
Kelso: J & J H Rutherfurd, 1896. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in maroon quarter leather with some rubbing to spine ends. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.viii,227. Interesting gravestones, lists of ministers etc. A little pencil writing in text. (Book ref. 15229) £35.00
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Hannah Ian C. The Berwick and Lothian Coasts
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1913. Illustrated by Edith Brand Hannah. First Edition. Hardback. A good copy in red cloth. Spine faded. Bookplate and ownership inscription. 368 pages. Coloured frontispiece. Many illustrations. End-paper maps. Two plans. An account of the archaeological, historical and literary associations of the coast and coastal communities of Berwick and East Lothian. (Book ref. 14509) £9.00
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McMichael Archibald C. Notes By the Way Chiefly in the Counties of Roxburgh, Selkirk, Peebles, Berwick and Haddington
Ayr: Hugh Henry. First Edition. Hardback. 16mo. Nd. but probably 1880's. A good copy in dark green cloth. Some foxing mainly to early and late pages. 176 pages. An account of the villages and towns of the Scottish Borders and East Lothian. (Book ref. 14505) £18.00
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Hastie Rev. John (Introduced, Annotated and Indexed By Ronald Morrison) Full of Egotism Being the Diary of the Rev. John Hastie Minister of Edrom Parish Berwickshire 1797 to 1822
Borders Family History Society, 2004. First Edition. Softback. A fine copy. Signed by Ronald Morrison. Pp.viii,116. Illustrated. Described as giving "a fascinating insight into the life of a minister in a Scottish Borders Parish at the turn of the nineteenth century". It also contains "an unpublished wealth of genealogical information". (Book ref. 13829) £20.00
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