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Home, Bruce J: Old Houses in Edinburgh [2 volumes bound in one].
Edinburgh: William J Hay, nd [c. 1905]. No edition stated. Folio, half-title, title, dedication, 2pp contents list, 3pp introduction. 54 plates, each tipped on to the page with an accompanying page of text. Original quarter black morocco, green cloth boards, gilt titling to spine, gilt motif to front board, top edge gilt. Spine rather rubbed, head of spine frayed, some rubbing of boards, bookplate, inscription to front free endpaper, endpapers browned. There is some mild foxing of the contents, but the text block is generally VG. Overall a good copy of an atractive book. (Book ref. 8657) £95.00
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Hole, William [illustrator]: Quasi Cursores; portrait of the high officers and Professors of the University of Edinburgh at its Tercentenary Festival, drawn and etched by William Hole.
Edinburgh: University Press, 1884. First (quarto) edition, limited to 750 numbered copies (this copy number 600). 4to, xviii, 283pp. 49 etched plates. Original green cloth. Head and foot of spine slightly frayed, edges of binding rubbed, corners bumped and worn, front hinge starting, inscription, contents very good. (Book ref. 6009) £75.00
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Boyce, William Moir: St Margaret of Scotland and her chapel in the castle of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh: T and A Constable, 1914. First edition. 8vo, 66pp. Vignette title, 2 colour plates, 2 text illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt titling to spine, gilt design to front board, top edge gilt, others uncut. Corner cut from leading blank page else a bright, very good plus copy. The list of illustrations also includes 4 photographic plates, but I can find no sign that they were ever bound in. (Book ref. 6316) £30.00
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A Logan Turner: History of the University of Edinburgh 1883-1933.
Edinburgh: published for the University by Oliver and Boyd, 1933. First edition (hardback). 8vo, xxxi, 452pp. Frontispiece, plates. Original blue cloth, top edge gilt, dustwrapper. Endpapers browned, short ownership inscription, else the book is in very good condition. The dustwrapper is in good condition (lightly foxed, some marking of the rear panel, top edge chafed). (Book ref. 24596) £9.50
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[-]: Catalogue of the printed books in the library of the University of Edinburgh [complete in 3 volumes].
Edinburgh University Press, T & A Constable, 1918, 1921, 1923. 3 volumes, first editions. 4to, x, 1383pp; [iv], 1405pp; vi, 1334pp. Original blue cloth, gilt titling to spines, gilt motif to front boards. Some rubbing of bindings, some spotting of endpapers and page edges, but still a very good set. (Book ref. 7808) £50.00
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[-]: Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine vol CXXXV, January - June 1884.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & sons, 1884. Volume 135, covering the first half of 1884. 8vo, title, 854pp. Half brown calf, brown cloth boards, gilt titling and tooling to the spine, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed, contents very good. (Book ref. 12380) £15.00
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[-]: Black's economical guide through Edinburgh, with a plan of the city and a description of its environs.
Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1843. Third edition (hardback). 12mo (16cm by 11cm), viii, 85pp, 1pp adverts. Folding plan, 12 engraved plates, folding map of the environs of Edinburgh, text illustrations. Plain brown cloth, with a later title label to the spine. This copy is in very good condition. (Book ref. 21913) £65.00
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BENTLEY (Arthur J.M.). Beri-beri: its etiology, symptons, treatment, and pathology, with an appendix, containing a detailed clinical account of 52 cases, and the morbid appearances seen in 19 post-mortem examinations, with characteristic illustrations of the disease, being a thesis submitted for the M.D. degreee of the University of Edinburgh in 1889.
Edinburgh & London: Published for the author..., 1893. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. xii, 70, xx, [2], [73] - 245 (imprint on verso), charts, 10 photographic plates of studies from Japan, orig. dark green cloth, library stamps of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. (Book ref. 13451) £45.00
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BARBOUR (John). The Brus. From a collation of the Cambridge and Edinburgh manuscripts.
Aberdeen: Printed for the Spalding Club, 1856. 4to, title in red & black, cont. half brown morocco, gilt, marbled sides, by Edmond & Spark, Aberdeen, bookplate of Thomas Gladstone, from the Fasque library, a pleasant copy. ["It is with 'The Bruce' of Barbour that Scottish vernacular literature, as a distinctive national product, first begins to take shape." Henderson, p. 40. Edited by Cosmo Innes]. [Terry 28]. (Book ref. 12495) £55.00
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Youngson, A J: ''The Making of Classical Edinburgh, 1750-1840''.
Edinburgh University Press 1975. Reprint. xv + 338pp; 82 plates; 80 figures. Grey cloth. VG in slightly worn dustwrapper. [a detailed account of the planning, financing and building of the New Town]. (Book ref. 587) £25.00
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Paterson, William (Publisher): ''Old Edinburgh Pedlars, Beggars and Criminals. With some other odd Characters, their Effigies in Colour and their Characters in Type. The Whole adorned with Head Pieces and Tail Pieces curiously cut in Wood''.
Edinburgh 1886. 107pp; illustrated. Printed paper covers. VG. (Book ref. 5295) £20.00
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Oliver & Boyd (Printers): ''The Edinburgh Almanack, or Universal Scots and Imperial Register, for 1825''.
Edinburgh 1825. viii + 460pp. Full leather binding. VG. (Book ref. 3406) £45.00
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New Statistical Account of Scotland: ''The Statistical Account of Edinburghshire by the Ministers of the Respective Parishes''.
William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh) 1845. 795pp; map. Original green cloth slightly faded and rubbed. Internally VG. (Book ref. 1293) £60.00
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Kelsall, H ; Kelsall, K: ''Scottish Lifestyle 300 years ago. New Light on Edinburgh and Border families''.
John Donald Publishers Ltd (Edinburgh) 1986. vii + 224 pp; 17 illustrations. Blue boards. Fine in dustwrapper. [this book is based mainly on three household account books kept by Grisell, wife of Sir Patrick Home, her daughter Grisell Baillie and Magdalen Nicholson, a Roxburghshire lady]. (Book ref. 673) £20.00
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Gilhooley, J (Compiler): ''A Directory of Edinburgh in 1752''.
Edinburgh University Press 1988. xiv + 112pp; map; chart of Edinburgh closes. Green boards. Fine in dustwrapper. [an alphabetical directory of residents (close by close) and of trades (apprentices and masters)]. (Book ref. 4273) £15.00
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McLEVY,JAMES - Edited and with an intro by George Scott-Moncrieff: The Casebook of a Victorian Detective.
SCOTLAND.EDINBURGH,CANONGATE PUBLISHING,Ltd.,1975.. Illustrated by illus by David Black.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0903937077. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,no price-clip to dw/dj,Bright.clean,brown paper,oval,b/w portrait vignette to upper wrap,critics' reviews to rear,black lettering,with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Top edge very,very lightly dust-soiled(?);fore-edges brighter and cleaner with miniscule,negligble sporadic foxing,contents bright,tight and near pristine.Publisher's original,plain,dark green cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain maroon eps.8vo,v-xii+1-270pp[paginated] includes contents list,intro,27 chapters,10 full-page b/w line illus by David Black,interspersed throughout the text and book,plus [unpaginated] 2pp blank,half-title+title pages,and 2pp blanks to rear. James McLevy was probably the most successful detective in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century. He joined the Edinburgh Police Force in 1830 and rapidly earned the fearful respect of the criminals of the day.After thirty years he wrote two volumes of reminiscences in which he described some of the most notable of his three thousand cases.In these stories McLevy's personality emerges strongly through his intimate acquaintance with the Edinburgh underworld and his enlightened attitude towards his "bairns".There is also some suggestion that his example and methods of deduction may have contributed to Conan Doyle's creation of Sherlock Holmes. George Scott-Moncrieff was an enthusiastic admirer of McLevy's stories,and made this selection shortly before his death in 1974. (Book ref. rja34309) £25.00
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CAMERON,RHONA: THE NAKED DRINKING CLUB.[Author SIGNED copy.]
LONDON.EBURY PRESS,2007.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 9780091901837. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, author SIGNED, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, author's neat ink signature to title-page, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, colour photographic illustrated dw/dj, with neglgigible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present - one tiny, tiny closed nick to top,right-hand corner of upper bd.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and clean also - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.Bright, clean, publisher's original, plain red cloth bds with bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate cream eps.8vo, 10-368pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters, plus [unpaginated] half-title, SIGNED title-page and dedication page.Debut novel. It's the late 80's and 24-year-old Kerry has been drifting aimlessly through life in Edinburgh.Rarely having plans of any kind, she gets drunk and things happen:sex, drugs, parties, relationships, and when she's really pushed, work. Setting off on a hastily arranged visit to Australia, Kerry packs only three items of clothing, a pair of flip-flops, 200 and her young person's work visa.Soon, broke, hungry and homeless, she joins ART, a likeable but mismatched band of travellers who sell dodgy oil paintings door-to-door in the suburbs. They are young, beautiful and free; drinking wildly as they travel through the country. But as their riotous road-trip continues, their lives become deeply entangled, and the drinking spirals out of control.Eventually, Kerry is forced to admit that her journey to Australia isn't quite what it seems. . . . A dark, thrilling tale of obsession and addiction,'The Naked Drinking Club' is the startling debut novel from comedienne Rhona Cameron. Rhona was one of the contestants in the first series of (UK) ITV's "I'm a Celebrity....Get Me Out of Here!" set in Australia.Her now famous 'Sometimes. . .' speech earned her a 'TV Moments of the Year' award. (Book ref. rja32648) £17.99
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WILMUT,ROGER**: FROM FRINGE TO FLYING CIRCUS - Celebrating a Unique Generation of Comedy 1960-1980.**
LONDON.EYRE METHUEN,1980.. UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. NFINE./VG+.. Qrto. 0413469506. UK, Qrto HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.NFINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated b/w+colour photographic illustrated dw/dj with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges and corners.Top+fore-edges lightly aged but generally clean, contents bright, tight and clean also.Large 8vo, 263pp includes notes, index, b/w photographs and illus, family tree fep, b/w photo-montage of participants. A celebration and history of twenty years of the very best of British comedy.When Beyond The Fringe opened at the Edinburgh Festival in 1960, it marked the official opening of what was to be a new era in British comedy in the theatre, radio, television and the cinema - an era largely dominated by writers and performers from student cabaret and revue who came into showbusiness almost accidentally. Beyond The Fringe starring Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore, changed the face of London Revue and paved the way for the so-called "satire boom" of the early sixties:The Establishment night-club, the magazine Private Eye and BBC TV's That Was The Week That Was.It also paved the way for a second wave of comedy, leading from Cambridge Circus and The Oxford Revue (amongst others) to a host of radio and television shows culminating in The Goodies (Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie) and Monty Python"s Flying Circus (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin).The complex and entertaining story of these educated comedians and their devastating impact on British comedy has been expertly chronicled by WILMUT.Contains many quotations from special interviews with the people involved and a wealth of hilarious script extracts - ranging from Alan Bennett's celebrated sermon to the famous Monty Python "Pet Shop" sketch - and vivid performance photographs and ephemera.The whole adds up to a feast of satire, wit and lunatic comedy.See also rja783 for another copy. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja27907) £35.00
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SMITH,ALEXANDER McCALL**: The Sunday Philosophy Club.
LONDON.LITTLE BROWN,2004.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0316728179. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, colour illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and creases to corners and edges - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine - an unread copy? Unblemished, publisher's dark blue cloth bds with bright, stamped silver gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate decorated eps.8vo, 1-281pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, 27 chapters. The first novel,beginning a new series, set in Edinburgh and introducing Isabel Dalhousie, a new and waspish female sleuth, accomplished philosopher and editor who tackles murder, mayhem - and the mysteries of life, by the author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. (Book ref. rja26667) £12.00
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BODDEY,MARTIN** - ed by: THE TWELFTH MAN:A book of original contributions brought together by The Lord's Taverners in honour of their patron H.R.H. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh on his fiftieth birthday.**
LONDON.CASSELL & CO,1971.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./VG++.. 8vo. 0304937525. Anthology. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/VG++.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj, laid in is publisher's 4 sided b/w, HRH Prince Philip b/w portrait photograph illustrated advertising/order pamphlet, regarding the forthcoming publication of the book,10 JUne, 1971 - HRH's birthday - in FINE condition.Crisp, clean, glossy laminated dw/dj with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no major nicks or tears present - minisculely rubbed corners and top edges, head+foot of lightly sunned/ faded spine/backstrip similar, but with miniscule loss.Top edge coloured; fore-edgebright and clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Unblemished, publisher's original, navy blue cloth bds with bright, stamped gilt crown to upper wrap and bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip, headband, and immaculate, unmarked, plain white eps.8vo, 3-285pp [paginated], 304pp total including [unpaginated] includes half-title+title pages, contents list/table, HRH Prince of Wales foreword, editor's intro, 58 contributions/contributors, 18 b/w drawings/cartoons by various illustrators, some credited, 4 colour plates (by Edward Seago, Ronald Searle, GILES and David Shepherd respectively). The Twelfth Man,in cricketing parlance, is the player who acts as a fielding substitute when a member of his side is ill or injured; more important, perhaps, it is the Twelfth Man who brings out the trays of drinks to sustain players wilting in the hot sun of an Australian, West Indian, South African, New Zealand, or even an English summer's afternoon. The Twelfth Man of the Lord's Taverners, that remarkable Commonwealth-wide organisation of "good fellows" from the worlds of sport and the arts, dedicated to the task of raising money for charity, has made for himself a vey special place in the Commonwealth - and indeed the World - side.The sustenance he has given wilting players over the years has varied considerably in its content; sometimes it has soothed, sometimes it has inspired, sometimes it has been in the shape of a hearty kick on the backside, but never has it been placed with less than painstaking accuracy. On 10 June 1971, the Twelfth Man, HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, reaches his half century, his fiftieth birthday.There will be much made in celebration, but it is doubtful if any present will give him greater pleasure than this book, a gift given to him as a mark of loyalty and devotion by his fellow Lord's Taverners. Their happy idea was to ask the writers, artists, sportsmen and show business personalties listed on the back of the dw/dj to give an original piece of work of their own choice as a birthday present to Prince Philip.These have been combined by a founder-member of the Lord's Taverners, Martin Boddey, in a book printed and specially bound for presentation to HRH.Further to celebrate the occasion, an edition of the book for the general public has been printed from the same type, and the royalties from its sale will be put to a fund to be administered by Prince Philip. The Twelfth Man id that book, an incomparable anthology and permanent bedside book of essays, stories, paintings and drawings by an incomparable list of contributors, who could only have been brought together in such a good cause.No happier way of presenting one's own good wishes to HRH on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday could be made than by purchasing a copy of this book and thereby contributing to a cause which is dear to his own heart and interests. The Lord's Taverners, since their foundation in 1950 by a small group of actors and their friends in the world of art and entertainment, have raised a fund of 200,000 (then 1971).The fund is administered by The National Playing Fields Association for the provision of cricket pitches and playing facilities of all kinds for boys' clubs, village teams and such-like who might otherwise be denied the means of playing the noble game.Their beneficiaries now number well over 1,500 clubs and youth organisations throughout the country, (again, then 1971) and special grants have been made to help representative schoolboy teams to tour in the Commonwealth. See below, for complete list of contributors: Annigoni (Mini-car designer), John Arlott, Douglas Bader, Roger Bannister, Raymond Baxter, Nicholas Bentley, Patrick Beresford, John Betjeman, Basil Boothroyd, Jack Broome, Patrick Campbell, Neville Cardus, Dennis Castle, John Chamier, Daphne du Maurier, Gerald Durrell, Hugh Falkus, James Fisher, Clement Freud, Paul Gallico, GILES, GILROY, Robert Gittings, James Gleeson, Seton Gordon, C.Gordon Glover, Nathaniel Gubbins and HARGREAVES (cartoonist). Further contibutors are: Mary Hayley Bell, E.F. Haylock, Graham Hill, JAK, JON (both cartoonists), Robin Knox-Johnston, Jim Laker, David Langdon (cartoonist), Garry Marsh, Nicholas Monsarrat, Denis Morris, G.O. Nickalls, David Niven, Laurence Olivier, Mary Renault, Peter Scott, Edward Seago, Ronald Searle, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, David Shepherd, John Snagge, Mary Stewart, E.W. Swanton, Henry Williamson, Colin Willock, John Winton and finally HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the weight - nearly 1Kg unpackaged - and the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja26627) £30.00
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