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Downie, R Angus The Heart of Scotland by Waterway, Canoe Adventure by River and Loch
London: H F & G Witherby, 1934 First edition. Beige cloth, bw plates, index Pagination: 167. Contents: Introductory; The River Clyde; The Firth of Clyde; The Forth and Clyde Canal, and the Firth of Forth; The Cumbraes and Loch Fyne; Loch Lomond and the Trossachs; The River Tay; Inverness to Largs; Annan and the Solway Firth; Loch Awe and Loch Etive; Plans and suggestions; On building a canoe; Appendix: Scottish Place Names. Illustrations: Duntroon Castle, near Crinan; Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond; The Dochart at Killin; Loch Tay and Ben Lawers: Oban Bay; Crinan Bay; Ardchonnel Castle upon Loch Awe; The Orchy and Ben Cruachan from Dalmally. Book: boards soiled, Almond Yacht Club labels to endpapers and spine, endpapers dusty, prelims a little foxed, title page marked, VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3181) £16.00
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Tranter, Nigel Land of the Scots
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968 First edition. White/black cloth quarto 31x25 cm, some col and many bw ills Pagination: 224. Scotland is really half a dozen diverse and colourful countries in one; and its people are amongst the most ancient, proud and emphatic in the world. a land famous for its natural beauty, in the forefront of technological development, it can also boast some of the best managed farming lands on earth; whole provinces, rich in small industries, market towns, peaceful resorts, modern development and ancient churches, abbeys, castles; a coastline unrivalled in its dramatic contrasts of islands, cliffs, rocks and splendid sands, dotted with innumerable fishing villages; cities of great character and pride, not so large as to have lost their individuality; burghs that were old when the Conqueror came to England. Though one cannot separate the Scots from their history, for they are the most historically conscious of races, Scotland is nevertheless a forward-looking country. And this book is concerned to give some glimpse of the face, the heart and the life of the land of the Scots today. Contents: The Borders; Edinburgh and Lothian; Stirling, Clackmannan, Kinross and Ross; The North East; Perth, Inverness and the Central Highlands; The Far North; The Islands; The Western Highlands; Glasgow and the Clyde; The South West. Book: head/tail sl bumped, VG+, Jacket: edge wear with edge creasing, few short tears, and a little loss to upper edge, VG- (Book ref. 3151) £22.00
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MacInnes, Hamish The Way Through The Glens
London: Constable, 1989 First edition. Green cloth quarto, gilt, 98 col photos Pagination: 215. Following the great success of My Scotland, published in 1988, comes Hamish MacInnesís second book of superb colour pictures of his native land, this time covering the Highlands much more comprehensively. The Way Through the Glens forms a circular tour, starting and finishing in Edinburgh, and circling westwards via Glasgow and Loch Lomond, north along the dramatic west coast, taking in brooding Glen Coe and the islands of Mull, Iona and Skye, to the lonely splendours of the far north-west: Handa Island and the magnificent Sandwood Bay. From there the route comes south again, through Inverness, Killiecrankie, the Cairngorms and Royal Deeside.<P>Hamish MacInnesís work as a well known mountaineer, writer and film-maker has given him unrivalled opportunities to explore and photograph the wildest and most beautiful parts of the Highlands. His Introduction steers visitors through scenic glens and points them in the direction of the most interesting castles, the most deserted beaches. He spices his descriptions with tales of battle, murder and sudden death from Scotlandís turbulent past, and with information and places and place-names en route.<P>The book is not a detailed guide to the Highlands, but a leisurely journey, with fascinating diversions, in the company of a man who has known, lived in and loved the region all his life.. Book: head/tail a little bumped, VG, Jacket: clipped, spine a little sunned, VG (Book ref. 3150) £15.00
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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 Societyís 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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Anderson, Iain F Scottish Quest
London: Herbert Jenkins, 1935 Second printing [same year as first]. Green cloth, approx 40 bw plates, foldout map, index Pagination: 252, [4] pp publisher's ads. Contents: Glasgow to Gatehouse-of-Fleet; Gatehouse-of-Fleet to Moniaive; Moniaive to Hawick; Hawick and Border towns to Peebles; Peebles to Glasgow; Glasgow to Crieff; Crieff to Blair Atholl; Blair Atholl to Inverness; Inverness to Aberdeen; Aberdeen to Edinburgh; A solution of the Scottish quest: conclusion. Book: spine sunned, extremities rubbed, ffep removed with some surface loss to front pastedown, prelims and page edges a little foxed, VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2912) £12.00
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Hughes, Edward Duncan What God Hath Wrought, The Story of the YMCA Inverness
Inverness: YMCA, [1992?] First edition. Paperback, bw photos Pagination: 175. The history of Inverness YMCA is a record of Godís gracious work in and through the lives of young men. Started in 1859, the YM has been a nursery nurturing new Christians, a college cultivating spiritual growth, and a second family fostering fellowship and friendships which have endured through the years.<P>In this book you will read of lives that were crushed with tragedy being made whole; of young men who, in response to Godís call, left all to follow Him. You will laugh and cry - and give God glory for all he has done through faithful men like the five who started the work almost 150 years ago.. Book: extremities a little bumped, v small spot of surface wear to spine, covers a little creased, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2885) £11.00
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Batsford, Harry; Fry, Charles; Buchan, John (foreword); Cook, Brian (illus) The Face of Scotland
London: Batsford, Winter 1947-48 Fifth edition. Red cloth, col frontis, 115 illustrations on plates, line drawings, four maps, index Pagination: x, 117. Superb photography in this typical quality Batsford production. Quoting John Buchan from his foreword: ""... a book which describes the beauties of Scotland with enthusiasm and understanding, and also with knowledge and sobriety ... some of the finest specimens of the photographic art that I have seen."" Contents: Highlands and Islands (Introduction to the Highlands; Some Perthshire lochs and glens; The eastern Grampians and their valleys; Glen Mor and the Inverness-shire glens; The far north and outer islands; The Hebrides and the Western Highlands); Lowlands and Uplands (The Borders and the Southern Uplands; The Lowland belt; Galloway; Fife and Angus); A Note on Scottish Buildings. Maps: Fife, Angus, Perthshire and the Grampian Country; The Far North; The Western Highlands and the Inner Hebrides; The Southern Uplands and Central Lowlands. Book: spine a little sunned, extremities sl rubbed, gift inscription, minor surface scratching to boards, contents VG+ boards VG- overall VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2878) £13.00
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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 Charlieís monument; Glencoe in winter; The Tay at Aberfeldy; The pass of Killiecrankie; In old Aberdeen; Aberdeen : Brig oí 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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Drummond, Robert J All Around Scotland
Edinburgh: Ettrick Press, 1947 First edition. Blue cloth, 15 bw plates Pagination: 160. Contents: Make sure of your road; The beauties of the Firth of Forth; On the edge of the Lammermuirs; Tweed : the river of romance; Yarrow to Moffat; Galloway calling; Clyde : by Tinto to the sea; Carradale and Kintyre; The way into the Highlands; The spell of Badenoch; In Rothiemurchus; Moor and fen, crag and torrent; On the tracks of Montrose and Prince Charlie; Scotlandís sea lochs : oceanís battle with land; The long island : land of lost causes; Inverness to John oí Groatís; To Birsay and back; Ultima Thule; Freaks of nature : Glen Roy, the Quiraing, Suilven; South slopes of the Grampians; From Speyside to Deeside; Tarfside and Lochlee; Tay : down by the Tummel and the banks of the Garry; To the Cobbler from Ben Cleuch; The narrows of Loch Long; Glasgow : eighty years ago; Edinburgh : round about Tollcross. Book: extremities a little bumped and rubbed, one page a little marked, VG-, Jacket: worn to extremities with loss, dusty, VG- (Book ref. 2871) £11.00
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Mackenzie, Alexander; Macpherson, Ian MP (intro) The History of the Highland Clearances
Glasgow: Alex MacLaren & Sons, 1946 Second edition, altered and revised. Green cloth, gilt Pagination: xvii, 286. In the 19th century, many of the inhabitants of the highland glens were cleared out, often by forcible eviction, to make way for a more profitable tenant the Great Cheviot Sheep. Families had to leave the homes they had lived in for generations. The effects of this tragedy are still being felt in Scotland and in all countries where the unwilling migrants settled. MacKenzieís impassioned history brings the distress of the age unforgettably to life. Contents: Sutherland; Alexander Mackenzie on the clearances; The Rev Donald Sage on the Sutherland clearances; General Stewart of Garth on the Sutherland clearances; Hugh Miller on the Sutherland clearances; Mr James Loch [principal factor on the Sutherland Estates at the time of the clearances] on Sutherland improvements; Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe on the Sutherland clearances; Reply to Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe by Donald Macleod; Trial of Patrick Sellar; Ross-shire; Glencalvie; The eviction of the Rosses; Kintail; Coigeach; Strathconon; The Black Isle; The island of Lewis; Mr Alexander Mackenzie on the Leckmelm evictions; Lochcarron; The 78th Highlanders; The Rev Dr John Kennedy on the Ross-shire clearances; Inverness-shire; Glengarry; Strathglass; Guisachan; Glenelg; Glendesseray and Locharkaig; The Hebrides; North Uist; Boreraig and Suisinish, Isle of Skye; A contrast; South Uist and Barra; The island of Rum; Argyllshire; The island of Mull; Ardnamurchan; Morven; Glenorchy; Buteshire; Arran; Perthshire; Rannoch; Breadalbane; Notable dicta; The Rev Dr Maclachlan; A Highland sheriff; The Wizard of the North; A continental historian; Mr Alfred Russel Wallace; A French economist; Mr Joseph Chamberlain; Hardships endured by first emigrants; An evicting agent; An octogenarian Gael; Statistical statement; Showing the population in 1831, 1841, 1851, 1881 and 1911, of all the Parishes in whole or in part in the Counties of Perth, Argyll, Inverness, Ross and Cromarty, Caithness and Sutherland; Appendices. Book: extremities bumped and sl rubbed, faint cup-ring to front board, endpapers a little dusty, owner signature, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2861) £13.00
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Anderson, Isabel Harriet An Inverness Lawyer and His Sons 1796-1878
Aberdeen: The Aberdeen University Press, 1900. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo 1st edition, 8vo, blue cloth, top edge gilt, clean, tight copy with very slight rubbing to corners, very slight rubbing/staining to lower corner of front boards, browning to feps. Very Good. pp 248; frontis and 3 illustrations with tissue guards, folding genealogical table at rear. (Book ref. 14792) £35.00
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Henshall, A S: Ritchie, J N G: The Chambered Cairns of the Central Highlands
UK: Edinburgh University Press, 2001 ISBN: 0748606432 First edition, paperback, as new condition, uncreased glossy card covers, 8vo - over 7ĺ" - 9ĺ" tall, 256 pages including index, illustrated with b/w photo and line illustrations and maps------ "An inventory of the structures and their contents. Chambered cairns are the earliest architectural achievements of the peoples of Scotland. In this comprehansive and fully illustrated volume the burial monuments of the early inhabitants of Northern Scotland are examined and the surviving remains are described, offering an indispensible reference source for the neolithic period in this area. The Chambered Cairns of the Central Highlands describes and discusses in detail the monuments in Ross and Cromarty and Inverness-shire." (Book ref. 2554) £12.00
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GRANT, Francis J. (ed): The Commissariot Record of Inverness, 1630 - 1800: Hamilton, and Campsie, 1564-1800
The British Record Society Ltd, 1898 Two records bound as one. The Inverness Records, 32pp, Hamilton & Campsie iv, 85pp, Ex library, library label on pastedown ,sm ink stamp on dedication page, untrimmed foredges, fep & ffep weak at top and splitting,maroon cloth bevelled edges,gilt to front & spine,head spine frayed, paper library label on tail, corners a little rubbed. No dust wrapper,VG+ (Book ref. 4130) £50.00
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A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Inverness Speyside, Strathpeffer, The Black Isle, The Caledonian Canal, and the Moray Firth Coast;
London, Ward, Lock & Co, nd ( c 1910?); Softcover. Second Edition - revised. 28pp, xiv, 176pp plus 88pp period advertisements. Includes 4 fold-out Maps and upwards of 50 illustratins with Appendices for Anglers, Cyclists and Golfers. Poor condition with binding weak, few pages loose. Pages very clean . Red worn covers with black motif & lettering. Red worn covers with black letterng. Good reading copy. (Book ref. 16418) £12.00
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MacDonell Ann & MacFarlane Robert Cille Choirill. Brae Lochaber, Inverness-shire.
1986 Edition 106pp, paperback, spiral binding, Fine Copy A list of gravestone inscriptions and of persons buried there from 1855 to 1900. A History of the Church and people. (Book ref. 49364) £18.00
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Withrington Donald J and Grant Ian R. (General Editors) The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799 Edited By Sir John Sinclair Volume XX the Western Isles (of Ross, Inverness-shire and Argyll, with bute)
EP Publishing Ltd., 1983. 0715810200 Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Pp.xlvii,479. This edition of the parish by parish account of Scotland has a new Introduction, an Index, and is, for the first time, grouped according to county making this a very worthwhile reprint of an incomparable source work for those interested in Scottish history. (Book ref. 15437) £45.00
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Withrington Donald J and Grant Ian R. (General Editors) The Statistical Account of Scotland, 1791-1799 Edited By Sir John Sinclair Volume XVII Inverness-Shire, Ross and Cromarty
EP Publishing Ltd., 1981. 0715810006 Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.liv,682,[4]. This edition of the 18th century parish by parish account of Scotland has a new Introduction, an Index, and is, for the first time grouped according to county making this a very worthwhile reprint of an incomparable source work for those interested in Scottish history. (Book ref. 15420) £50.00
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Mackay William (Editor) Records of the Presbyteries of Inverness and Dingwall 1643-1688
Edinburgh: T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, 1896. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Largely unopened. Pp.lii,384. Frontispiece. (Book ref. 15082) £50.00
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Mackay William (Editor) The Letter-Book of Bailie John Steuart of Inverness 1715-1752
Edinburgh: T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, 1915. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth. Some fading to spine and a little patchy fading to upper board. No ownership inscription. Little foxing. Unopened. Pp.lx,505. Frontispiece and two illustrations. The letters of an Inverness merchant of the 18th century. (Book ref. 15052) £25.00
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MacDonald, Mairi A. By the Banks of the Ness : Tales of Inverness and District
Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1982. First Edition. 0862280435 Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. . A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 159 pages. Essays on the history, lore and legend of the Highland capital. (Book ref. 13902) £7.00
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