The Cloud of Dust
Jonathan Cape, 2000 First Edition, First Printing. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Unclipped. Size: 7.5 x 4.5" approx . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Fiction Classic & Modern ; ISBN: 0224061089. Inventory No: 0029277. (Book ref. 0029277) £4.50
‘THE GREATEST SQUADRON OF THEM ALL’. The Definitive History of 603 (City Edinburgh) Squadron, RAauxAF. I. Formation to the end of 1940. II 1941 to Date.
Grub Street 2003. 1st Ed. 2 vols. [xvi] + 384pp. + [xvi] + 416pp. Profusely ills. from photos. Ex.-libris E.R. Uren, very good in d/ws. US$70 (Book ref. 196318) £45.00
PRINCES STREET EDINBURGH - AN ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT OF ITS ORIGIN AND DVELOPMENT
(Life Association of Scotland 1938) Tall 8vo blue and black textured cloth. 85pp. bw photos Translucent tissue dustwrapper. VG (Book ref. 9474) £8.25
THE EDINBURGH HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH CONVERSATION GRAMMAR
(Oliver & Boyd 1883 31st edn) 8vo 352, 24pp.Olive green leatherette boards gilt decn. Hinges superfically broken internally. Boards rather marked and bumped. various annotations on eps and pastedowns. pp 279 - 284 missing (Book ref. 6382) £5.00
A request, and acceptance, of a plea by Janet Thomson, a poor lady ‘of great age... subject to many frailtys', for charity from the Merchants Company of Edinburgh.
Manuscript, 1747. Unbound. Very Good. Her plea is written for her, and she signs her name below. On the reverse the ‘masters and assistants having considered the within petition allow the petitioner one pound ten shillings...' Signed John Forrest. 192mm x 155mm. Edinburgh. 1747. £40.00 +VAT (Book ref. 104823) £40.00
Sermons By Hugh Blair One of the Ministers of the High Church, and Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres in the University of Edinburgh. NEW EDITION WITH PORTRAIT. THREE VOLUME SET. LONDON : 1819 [ With 'Life of the author' by James Finlayson. ]
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1819. Illustrated by Engraved Portrait Frontispiece. New Edition. Disbound. Near Fine. 8vo LONDON : 1819. Engraved Portrait Frontispiece. 3 Volume Set. 91 sermons by Hugh Blair One of the Ministers of the High Church, and Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres in the University of Edinburgh. Disbound; book-block in NEAR FINE state. Plain spine; no raised bands. Original free-end-papers present. Includes 'Life of the author' written in 1801 by James Finlayson. (xxiv), 453, (viii), 480, (viii), 475 pages. **Heavy - extra posathe required**. [ Rosley Books - for Antiquarian books, Theology, Literature & History ] (Book ref. 0015949) £60.00
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from the Text of Johnson, Steevens and Reed with Biographical Sketch By Mary Cowden Clarke. EDINBURGH : 1864 [ Tercentenary Edition ]
Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 28 St. James's Square, 1864. Illustrated by Frontispiece. Tercentenary Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Large Octavo EDINBURGH : 1864 [ Tercentenary Edition ]. Hardback. Original maroon textured cloth. Gilt lettered spine/ Gilt Shakespeare crest to cover. Elaborate blind stamped binding. Lemon end-papers. Untrimmed edges as issued. Biographical sketch of Shakespeare and his Will reprinted, Prefaces to the 'Players' from the Folio of 1623, Index to all the characters in Shakespeare's plays. (xx), 715 pages. 1p adverts. Minor wear only. No owner name or internal markings. Tight, bright and clean. VERY GOOD. **Book now in an archival quality clear protective jacket.** ** HEAVY book - extra postage required. [ Rosley Books - for Antiquarian books, Theology, Literature & History ] (Book ref. 0015927) £25.00
T.F.Torrance. An Intellectual Biography. FIRST EDITION. HARDBACK IN DUST-JACKET. EDINBURGH: 1999
Edinburgh: T & T Clark - Continuum [ Sheffield Academic Press ], 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Lg 8vo 0567086836 FIRST EDITION : 1999. Hardback. Black cloth, gilt lettered spine in white pictorial jacket. Cream end-papers. Neat owner name; no internal markings. **Jacket now in a clear protective sleeve.** (xiv), 300 pages. Bibliography. Index. [ Rosley Books for Theology & Church History ]. (Book ref. 0015914) £22.00
A Token of Regard to the Members of the Established Church at Stirling. EDINBURGH : 1800 [ ...In a letter, addressed to them, by their late pastor, William Innes ] AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY
Edinburgh: J. Ritchie Sold By J. Ogle, M. Ogle, Laird, Caldwell, Morison and M'Laren, 1800. First Edition. Wrappers. Very Good Plus. 8vo Author's Presentation Copy EDINBURGH: 1800. **AUTHOR PRESENTATION COPY: 'W. Maude ... kindest regards from the author'.** to verso of title-page. Pamphlet. Printed title-page. 30 pages. Old plain paper wrappers. The work is dated at the end 'Dundee, Oct 16, 1800'. Very good and clean. A few fox spots. Very scarce. ESTC T96620 [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian Theology & Church History. ] (Book ref. 0015891) £68.00
The Tests of Life: A Study of the First Epistle of St. John. EDINBURGH : 1914.
Edinburgh: T & T Clark - Continuum, 1914. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo EDINBURGH : 1914. [ First published 1909 ]. Hardback. Original maroon cloth, lettered spine. Black end-papers. Third Edition. Neat owner's name on fly-leaf. NEAR FINE. A bright, tight and clean copy. (xv), 422 pages. Index. **Book now in an archival quality clear protective jacket.** [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Theology and Church History. ] (Book ref. 0015883) £20.00
The Tests of Life: A Study of the First Epistle of St. John. EDINBURGH : 1909.
Edinburgh: T & T Clark - Continuum, 1909. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo EDINBURGH : 1909. [ First published 1909 ]. Hardback. Original maroon cloth, lettered spine. Black end-papers. Secon Edition. Neat owner's name on fly-leaf. VERY GOOD. Spine slightly faded. Tight and clean copy. (xv), 422 pages. Index. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Theology and Church History. ] (Book ref. 0015882) £14.00
John Wesley and George Whitefield in Scotland. or, The influence of the Oxford Methodists on Scottish Religion. FIRST EDITION. EDINBURGH : 1898.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons Ltd, 1898. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo EDINBURGH : 1898. FIRST EDITION. Hardback. Dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine & cover. Bevelled boards. Top-edge gilt; others untrimmed as issued. Title-page printed in red and black. Bright, tight and clean. No owner name or internal markings. A few fox spots. VERY GOOD INDEED. (ix), 318 pages. Index. 2pp adverts. SCARCE. **Book now in an archival quality clear protective jacket**. Only 5 copies recorded in the UK: No copy in the British Library or National Library of Wales or Trinity College Dublin. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Theology and Church History. ] (Book ref. 0015831) £45.00
Warship Profile Special 29 HMS Belfast Edinburgh Class Cruiser 1939-71
Profile Publications Limited, 1972. First Edition. Original Card. Very Good. 32pp, Illus, 2 page colour centre spread, no creases, very good condition (Book ref. AB004808) £8.50
10th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders in the Great War
J Bain & Sons, 1927. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 87pp, large format, photos, original red cloth covered boards with gilt titling, incl a record of the war services of officers of the Seaforth Highlanders who had been at Edinburgh University, Scarce 1st world war regimental history printed for private circulation. Only 100 copies were printed. VG and very scarce (Book ref. 001410) £185.00
History of the Edinburgh, or Queen's Regiment Light Infantry Militia (now) Third Battalion Royal Scots
William Blackwood, 1882. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 184pp, illus incl colour plate of Regimental Colours and another of the uniform, now the 3rd battalion Royal Scots with an account of the origin and progress of the Militia, and a brief sketch of the Old Royal Scots. Original blue cloth covered boards with regimental badge to front board, minor rubbing to spine otherwise VG (Book ref. 001170) £47.50
History of the Queen's City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade
William Blackwood, 1881. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 413pp, includes accounts of the Edinburgh Rifle Association, and Scottish Twenty Club, tables, original green cloth, previous owners signature on title page, firmly bound, clean and bright with just a little rubbing of the cloth at extremities (Book ref. 000398) £90.00
The Dukes A History of the Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles 1855 - 1956
Cape Town: Galvin & Sales, 1957. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 234pp. Roll of Honour, officers roll, covers both world wars, VG in jacket that is torn with some small loss at edges (Book ref. 000298) £32.00
Edinburgh and Vicinity : An Album Containing Over 2550 Views with Plan and Guide to the Principal Places of Interest
Edinburgh: W.R. & S. Ltd, 1900. Illustrated by Illustrated. 1st Edition. Hard Boards. Very Good Minus/N/a. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Large Oblong 58pp of b/w photographic images Edinburgh and the surrounding area. Quite scarce - from the Reliable Series. No date - c 1890 - 1900. Bound in tartan front board with copper embossed vignette of Edinburgh castle. There is a plan of Edinburgh to the rear paste down. There is light rubbing to the board edges and board corners and light bumps to the head and tail of the spine. Tear of 3 cm to the front edge of the last page and there is slight creasing to the top corner of the textblock. Contents are shaken but holding and the textblock is clean and tight. A very good minus copy. (Book ref. 227505) £30.00
Memorials of his Time
Edinburgh: A & C Black, 1874 New edition, reprint. Green cloth, gilt, frontis portrait, title vignette, index Pagination: xii, 420. Classic historical reminiscences. Contents: Birth; High School of Edinburgh; Dr Alexander Adam etc; Gala Water etc; Niddrie; Prestonfield; College of Edinburgh; Professor Dalzel; Professor Finlayson; Dugald Stewart; The Academical Society; State of manners and society; Principal Robertson; Dr Adam Ferguson; Dr Joseph Black; Dr Henry; Dr Thomas Macknight; Dr Erskine; Dr Carlyle; Professor Robison; Old ladies; Tests of loyalty; Dearth of 1795-6; Speculative Society; State of colliers and salters; Passed advocate; Political state of Scotland; Town Council of Edinburgh; Sedition trials of 1793-4; Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Dr James Gregory; Parliament House; Lord Monboddo; Lord Swinton; Lord Braxfield; Lord Eskgrove; Lord President Campbell; Lord Hermand; Lord Meadowbank; Lord Cullen ; State of the Bar; Robert Blair; Robert Dundas; Charles; Hope; Bell’s commentaries; Hume’s commentaries; Reporters of decisions; Edinburgh Review; Archibald Constable; William Creech; State of the mercantile classes; Bellevue; Gillespie’s Hospital; Stewart’s lectures on political economy; Sydney Smith etc leave Edinburgh; John Allen; John Leyden; John Richardson; Lord Webb Seymour; Chief Baron Montgomery; Hope Lord Advocate, and Lord Justice-Clerk; The War; the Volunteers, etc; Edinburgh police establishment; Case of Professor Leslie; Scott’s Lay of the Last Minstrel; State of Edinburgh society ; The Whigs in office, 1806; Dugald Stewart, printer of the Edinburgh Gazette; Trial of Lord Melville; Scheme for reform of the Court of Session; Charles Hay, Lord Newton; Murder of Begbie; Made an advocate-depute; General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; Principal Hill; Dr Inglis; Sir Henry Moncreiff; State of the church; Rev Mr Struthers; New prison on Calton Hill, and Waterloo Bridge; Dawn of modern Scottish art; Division of the Court of Session; Retirement of President Campbell; Blair, President; Graham the macer; Death of Dr Adam; Mr Pillans, his successor; Retirement of Dugald Steart; Dr Thomas Brown, his successor; The Horticultural Society; The Commercial Bank; Dismissed from the office of advocate-depute; Marriage; Bonaly; Death of President Blair; Death of Lord Melville; Advance of the junior Whig lawyers; John Playfair; Henry Mackenzie; Sir James Hall; Walter Scott; Mrs Hamilton; Mrs Grant of Laggan; The Astronomical Institution; Society for the Suppression of Begging; Lancastrian School; Death of John Clerk of Eldin; Contested election for Midlothians; Lord Woodhouselee; Murray the orientalist; Peace 1814; Publication of Waverley; Meeting in Edinburgh against West Indian slavery; New Town dispensary; Dr Andrew Duncan; Improvement of architectural taste; William Stark; William Playfair; Jeffrey at Craigcrook; Musical festival; The Jury Court established; Adam, Lord Chief Commissioner; Lord Pitmilly; Meeting in Edinburgh against the Income Tax; George Wilson; National Monument; Episcopalian Church; Rev Archibald Alison; Salisbury Crags etc improved; The Scotsman newspaper; Death of Francis Horner; Blackwood’s Magazine; Revival of question of burgh reform; Trials for sedition and administering unlawful oaths; Trial of Andrew M’Kinlay; Funeral sermons on the death of Princess Charlotte ; The City Guard of Edinburgh abolished; Old justiciary circuits etc; Agitation against the North Bridge buildings; Discovery of the Scottish regalia; Death of Malcolm Laing; Proceedings in the Merchant Company, and the Guildry of Edinburgh; Edinburgh Water Company; Water carriers; Dinner of honour of Burns; The Royal Institution for Promotion of the Fine Arts; Deaths of Lord Webb Seymour and Professor Playfair; Adam Rolland; The Radical Warr; Death of George III; Lord Erskine’s visit to Edinburgh; Death of Dr Thomas Brown; Chair of Moral Philosophy offered to Mackintosh; Improvement of North Loch; Praying for the Queen; United Associate Synod; Jeffrey, Lord Rector of Glasgow; Pantheon meeting in Edinburgh; First public fox dinner; The Beacon newspaper; The School of Arts; Reform in the mode of choosing juries in criminal cases; Fox Dinner 1822; Exhibition of Williams’ water colours; Commissioners of Edinburgh Police; Police Bill; The Sentinel newspaper; Duel between Mr Stuart and Sir Alexander Boswell; Trial of Mr Stuart; Mr Abercromby’s motion in the House of Commons on the Scotch press, etc; Moray Place etc; Fox Dinner 1823; Petition for reform of the representation of Edinburgh ; Matthew Rose; John Clerk, a judge; Reform in Court of Session; Botanical Garden; Office of Lord Advocate; Fox Dinner 1824; Bill for reform of representation of Edinburgh; The Edinburgh Academy; Rev Dr Chalmers; Great fires in Edinburgh; Fox dinner 1825; Dinner to Brougham; Edinburgh improvements; Leith and the Town Council of Edinburgh; Bankruptcy of Sir Walter Scott; Joint-stock mania; Proposal to check the circulation of Scotch bank notes; New markets in Edinburgh; Trinity Church; Trinity Hospital; Cranstoun, a judge; Moncreiff, Dean of Faculty; Ministry of Canning etc; Appointment of Deputy-Keeper of the Signet; Repeal of Test and Corporation Acts; Death of Dugald Stewart; Visit to Abbotsford; The West Port murders; Meeting for Catholic emancipation; Scotch boards of Custom and Excise abolished; Death of Lord Alloway; Moncreiff, a judge; Jeffrey, Dean of Faculty; Death of Hugh Williams; The Scottish Academy; Schemes for improving the Mound etc; Abercromby, Chief-Baron etc; Meeting on French Revolution; Anti-slavery meeting; Parliamentary reform; Ministry of Earl Grey; Appointed Solicitor General. Colour plates after Raeburn: Anne Gordon, Lady Arniston; Lord Cockburn; Dr Alexander Adam; Principal Robertson; Professor Robison; Lord Eskgrove; Lord President Blair; Lord Newton; Chief Baron Dundas; Viscount Melville; Francis Horner; Adam Rolland. Book: extremities a little bumped, pages untrimmed, modern neat gift inscription, pages very bright and clean, VG+, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3188) £16.00
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 Scotland’s 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