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Edgar, Robert; Reid, R.C. (ed) The Records of the Western Marches Volume I. AN INTRODUCTION TO THEHISTORY OF DUMFRIES by Robert Edgar
Maxwell & Son, 1915 First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Vellum & Cloth). Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Folding frontis; folding Pedigree charts at rear. No. 11 of 350. Size: 9" x 6.5" approx . Heavy foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 0037052. (Book ref. 0037052) £120.00
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Johnstone, C L The Historical Families of Dumfriesshire and the Border Wars
Dumfries: Anderson & Son, [1889] Second edition. Maroon cloth 20x13 cm, gilt, 12 bw ills, index Pagination: viii, 213. Excellent account of the historic families of Dumfriesshire, full of genealogical and local-history information Contents: Norman settlers in Dumfriesshire; Bruces; Carlines; The Douglas rebellion; The Corrys; Hostages for David II; A brief account of the relations of Scotland with England before the accession of the Stuarts; The early Scottish church; Royal letters; Death of Alexander II: King John Baliol; Bruce; The Scots appeal to the Pope; Carliles; The Stuarts or Stewarts; Sir William Wallace; The Kirkpatricks; Johnstones; Edward Baliol; Douglas; The Kerrs; Bruce's Army; A Dumfries inquest; Escheats in Annandale; Edward II; Eustace Maxwell; Scottish prisoners in England; Safe conducts; The Stewarts; Douglases; Their rebellions; Battle of Langholm; The Dukes of Albany; The Scottish Archers; The Crichtons; Death of Malcolm III; Rise of the Maxwells; The Johnstones; Carruthers; Corries; Reputed relationship of the Newbie and Gretna Johnstones to the Marquises of Annandale; Curious charter; The English invasions of Annandale; The Annandale peerage case; Johnstones of Westerhall; Note on Lady Janet Dunbar; The Grahames; Prince Charles; Gordons; Jardines; Kirkpatricks; Cummings; Flemings; Claimant of the Wigton title; Carrutherses; Carlyles; Murrays; Lord Mansfield; Thieves of Liddesdale; The Debatable Land; Irvings; Charteris; Stewarts; Fergussons; Few heirs of the male line; Griersons; Herries; Maitlands; Boswells; Sharpes; Clark Kennedys; Dunwiddies; Bells; Romes; Queen Margaret; Third Douglas Rebellion; Death of James III; Scotts of Buccleuch and Branxholme; Battle of Flodden; English invasion; Retaliation; Johnnie Armstrong; Quarrel between the Maxwells and Johnstones; The Reformation; Plan to kidnap James V; Scots defeated; The king's death; List of prisoners; Maxwell; Another English invasion; List of Border chiefs who surrendered; Outlaws; Queen Mary's letter; Cruel ravages; peace; Lord Herries; Bothwell; The Armstrongs; The Reformation; Acts against the Romanists; Queen Mary visits Dumfries; Civil War; The Regent's progress; Another English invasion; The Gladstones; Younger sons; List of the men of Annan; Sir James Douglas; The Lairds of Johnstone and Newbie; A Border chief's will; The lairds of the west marches; Civil feuds; Battle of Dryfe Sands; Respite; Queen Mary and her friends; Her death; Queen Elizabeth's letter; Romanists and Protestants; Scottish soldiers of fortune; List of lairds and gentry; Letters from James VI and the laird of Johnstone; King James's interview with Johnstone and Scot; Johnstone of Gretna; The Grahames; Lochinvar; Settlement of the Borders; Attack on Newbie; Consequent lawsuits; The Trumbles; Rigorous treatment of the Romanists; Maxwell kills the laird of Johnstone; His exile and execution; John Corsane; Justices of the Peace in 1610; Letters of Slain; Actions with regard to the sale of Newbie and other matters; Provosts of Annan; Galabank; John Galloway; Edward Johnstone of Ryehill; Dr Robert Johnstone's will; Newbie Castle burnt; Johnstone of Mylnfield; Authors; The decline of a Border family; A funeral; The poverty of Scotland; Smugglers; Prince James's invasion; Execution of Lord Kenmuire; The Johnstones of Galabank; Prince Charles Edward invades Dumfriesshire; Count Lockhart; Imperial visitors; Funeral expenses; Howard's allusion to the young physician; Sir William Pulteney; Alienation of Galabank; The Poles; Manipur; The Dryad; The Second Marquis of Annandale; The last Marquis; The Presbyterian Kirk; Intolerant measures; Charles I and the despoilers of the church; The Earl of Buccleuch; The Duke and Marquis of Queensberry; Provosts and bailites of Dumfries; Stewards depute; Registers of Dumfries; Note; Provosts of Annan; Sovereigns of Scotland; Royal descents; Letters from Irving and Carlyle; Members of Parliament for Dumfriesshire. Illustrations: Lochmaben Castle; Torthorwald; Sanquhar; Sweetheart Abbey; Closeburn; Lag; Terregles Church; Amisfield; Holywood Church; Comlongan Castle; Friars' Kersse [Friars' Carse]; Spedlings. Book: extremities bumped and sl rubbed, owner signature [Armstrong], prelims browned, pages untrimmed, Armstrong-related ephemera loosely inserted, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3122) £34.00
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Morton, H V In Scotland Again
London: Methuen, 1948 Fourteenth edition. Red cloth, map endpapers, 15 bw plates, bibliography, index Pagination: xiii, 415. H V Morton's second tour round Scotland brings him even more intimately in touch with the country, its people and its history. He goes from the Border to John o' Groats. He walks forty miles through the Larig Ghru. He spends a stormy week fishing in the North Sea with an Aberdeen trawler. He explores the Prince Charlie country and wanders joyously the length and breadth of Scotlanbd, recounting his impressions and experiences. Highlands and Lowlands have never been interpreted with greater vitality, charm and affection. Contents: Contents: Sark Bar; Gretna Green; Ecclefechan; Dumfries; Galloway; Thrieve; Kirkcudbright; Newton Stewart; Wigtown; Mull; Kilbarchan; Glasgow; Inveraray; Oban; Mull; Tobermory; Iona; Moidart; Corrieyarrick; Fort Augustus; John o' Groats; Larig Ghru; Aviemore; Glen Tilt; Blair Atholl; Aberdeen; St Andrews; Stirling; Inchmaholme; Haddington; Dunbar; Eyemouth; Berwick; Flodden; Ettrick Forest; Abbotsford. Plates: A map of Scotland; The Border bridge over the Sark; Dumfries; Loch Trool; The tame sea fish at the Mull of Galloway; Brodick in the Isle of Arran; Tohbermory; Loch Shiel; Prince Charlie Monument in Glenfinnan; John o' Groats from the beach; Ben Laoghal; West door, St Andrews Cathedral; St Andrews Golf Course; Fishermen of Eyemouth; Newark Tower, Yarrow; Sunset over the Ettrick Water. Book: spine sl sunned, extremities lightly bumped, endpapers a little foxed, VG, Jacket: clipped, worn and torn with tape repairs to reverse of jacket, dusty, a little loss, G+ (Book ref. 3099) £11.00
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Fenton, Alexander (ed); Cheape, Hugh (ed); Marshall, Rosalind K (ed) Review of Scottish Culture 3
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1987 First edition. Paperback, 24x19 cm, numerous bw ills Pagination: xi, 139. Contents: Margaret Fairweather Michie 1906-1985, A Memoir; The twin pregnancy of Mary Stewart; Mary's marginalia; The plenishings of Hamilton Palace in the seventeenth century; Domestic architecture in medieval Shetland; Agriculture in Aberdeenshire in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: continuity and change; Eighteenth-century Scottish smuggling: the evidence from Montrose and Dumfries; A Highland pharmacy 1882-1972; The world of a nineteenth-century artist in Scotland (Sir Joseph Noel Paton); The lexicography of Scots, the current position; Three letters from Iceland; Notes of a trip to the Orkney Islands June 1863; Scottish herring markets in the Baltic and Russia; Sketching country furniture; Flowers of Scotland; A primitive bridge in Birsay, Orkney; Threshing with flails in West Jutland about 1924. Book: corners a little bumped, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3073) £11.00
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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; 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
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Stirton, John (ed) 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 1924, Fifth Series Vol XXXVI
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1924 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, 71 illustrations, index Pagination: vi, 404, 120, iii. As well as technical articles on various aspects of farming, this annual volume also contains lists of prize winners at shows around Scotland. Contents: Louping-ill; Some grass land problems; The chemical and physiological properties of milk, and their bearing on problems of the dairy industry; Grass sickness in horses; Navel ill or joint evil in foals; Insect and other pests of 1923; Artificial drying of crops in the stack; Pig-feeding and cattle-feeding experiments; Milk records; Analyses for members during 1923; The cereal and other crops of Scotland for 1923 and the weather of Scotland in 1923; Agricultural statistics; Prices of grain in Edinburgh market for 1923; Prices of sheep since 1818; Prices of wool since 1818; General show at Inverness 1923; Premiums awarded by the Society in 1923; Dumfries show 1922, alterations in prize list; Accounts of the Society for 1922-23; Proceedings at the Society’s board and general meetings; Premiums offered by the society in 1924. Book: extremities bumped, head sl worn, boards a little dusty, blank prelim browned, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2985) £14.00
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Bell, J J; Mackenzie, Compton (foreword) 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
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Donnachie, Ian Industrial Archaeology of Galloway, South-West Scotland Including Wigtown, Kirkudbright and parts of Dumfries
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 271pp :: 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6") (Book ref. h1921) £24.00
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MACLEOD Innes: SAILING ON HORSEBACK - William Daniell and Richard Ayton in Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway.
Dumfries. Farries. 1988. lst edn. Hardback. 143 pages. Colour illustrations. Map. Mint in simulated brown leather on boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a mint d.w. Ex shop stock - unread book. A lively account of the people and traditions of Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway. ISBN: 0-948278-06-4. (Book ref. 4980) £9.95
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Johnston, T A: ''A very Parochial Anthology (Upper Nithsdale, 1577-1920)''.
Museum of Royal Burgh of Sanquhar. No date [c.1987]. 187pp; illustrated; list of subscribers. Blue boards. VG. [examples of local poetry, with biographical notes of authors and footnotes of local history interest]. (Book ref. 5230) £15.00
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McDiamid, John Picture of Dumfries and Its Environs
Edinburgh: John Gellatly, 1832. First Edition. Brown board cover with leather spine. G : in Good condition with errata slip. Cover rubbed, scuffed and stained. Spine rubbed with end wear. Some light water staining to lower corner of illustrations. Scattered pencil annotation and commentary to text. Inscription dated 1832 on fep. 3 illustrations missing. 104pp :: Vignette and 5 [of 8] engravings engraved by John Gellatly, from drawings by A.S. Masson :: 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9") :: Scarce. Engravings include: Dumfries from near Mountain Hall; Lincluden Abbey; Mausoleum of Robert Burns, Dumfries; Dumfries from the foot of the dock and New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire (Book ref. e1738) £50.00
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M'Dowall, William Memorials of St. Michael's, the Old Parish Churchyard of Dumfries.
Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1876. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo Library binding with 'local collection' to spine. Ex library marks to front endpapers, small spots to front board, pp clean and bright. (Book ref. 48062) £90.00
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Truckell, Henry Dumfries and Galloway Walks and Climbs
Dumfries: Robert Dinwiddie. Soft. Good/No Jacket. 12mo Has moderate too heavy wear and rubbing, PP clean and complete (Book ref. 71242) £12.00
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Millar, Audrey & Bill St. George's, Dumfries 1843 - 1993 the Life of Our Church
Dumfries: The Deacons' Court of St. George's Church, 1994. Soft. Near Mint. 8vo 0952196301 The lightest of wear to rear cover, spine very slightly sunned, else excellent. (Book ref. 47685) £12.00
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Watson, R. M. F. Closeburn (Dumfriesshire) Reminiscent Historic & Traditional
Glasgow: Inglis Ker & Co., 1901. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo Minimal wear, endpapers browned, else a very tidy copy. (Book ref. 47335) £75.00
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Johnson-Ferguson, Col. Sir Edward The Place-Names of Dumfriesshire
Dumfries: Courier Press, 1935. Quarter Cloth. Good Minus/No Jacket. 8vo Covers rubbed, creased and corners chipped, light wear to cloth at head and foot of spine, page corners dog eared, some pencil notes to endpapers, else pp generally clean and bright. (Book ref. 47334) £50.00
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Connon, Peter An Aeronautical History of the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway Region. Part 2: 1915 to 1930
Penrith: St. Patrick's Press, 1984. 1st. Hard. Fine/Very Good Plus. 4to 0950828718 Aside from light tanning to outer edge of f-fep, book is in mint condition. D/w spine lightly sunned. Heavily illustrated. (Book ref. 39450) £30.00
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McDowall, William History of Dumfries
Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1867. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Endpapers renewed. Spine bumped and with some wear. (Book ref. 11285) £75.00
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SCOTT-GILES C.W.: The Siege of Caeraverock
Heraldry Society 1960 25 page booklet, stapled. Illustrated by Royman Browne. A very good copy. VG+. Reduced postage here. (Book ref. 9560) £4.00
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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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