Edinburgh: John Donald, 1990 Reprint. Paperback, map, many bw ills, index Pagination: viii, 280. This book is primarily a practical guide for visitors to Galloway, whether for a weekend, a week, or at intervals over a lifetime, but it also contains a wealth of information to delight and interest Gallovidians born and bred.<P>All aspects of Galloway are covered: the sea, the shore, the islands, the rivers, the lochs, the hills, the forests, the land, the birds and beasts, the history and heritage, the towns and villages, and the people. Routes are suggested for exploring each area and finding items of interest either by car or on foot. Contents: The sea, the shore and the islands; The rivers and the lochs; The land, the hills and the forests; Beasts and birds; Hunters and farmers; Warriors and peacemakers; Castles, country houses and coo palaces; Dumfries and oot – east; Terregles, Kirkpatrick-Irongray, Lochrutton and up north; Troqueer, New Abbey and Kirkbean; Colvend and Southwick, Urr, Dalbeattie, Buittle and Kirkgunzeon; Kirkpatrick-Durham, Corsock, Castle Douglas, Kelton, Balmaghie, Crossmichael and Parton; Balmaclellan, Dalry, Carsphairn and Kells; Tongland, Rerrick, Kirkcudbright, Twynholm and Borgue; Girthon, Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth, Kirkmabrec and Creetown; Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, Penninghame and the Moors; Wigtown, Kirkcowan, Kirkinner and Sorbie; Whithorn, Glasserton and Mochrum; Old Luce, New Luce and Carrick; Inch, Stranraer, Leswalt and Kirkcolm; Portpatrick, Stoneykirk and Kirkmaiden. Book: covers a little bumped to extremities, ink price to half-title, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 1715) £9.00
History of Education in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.
Newton Stewart: Galloway Gazette, 1951 8vo Paper Covers 1st Edn. Illus. 182 pp. Some fraying at head and tail of backstrip; covers sl. dusty. [Presentation inscription from author f.e.p.] (Book ref. 35219) £20.00
Rawdon Old Scholar's Assoc, 1975 8vo Wrappers Rpt. Illus. Maps 31 pp. V.g. [Old Galloway Papers 1] (Book ref. 33413) £6.00
South-West Scotland. A Guidebook to the Best of Kyle; Carrick;Galloway;Dunfriesshire;Kirkcudbrightshire; Wigtownshire.
Barr, Luath Press, 1989 8vo Soft Covers Rev. Edn. Illus. 188 pp. V.g. (Book ref. 9216) £8.00
Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists.
Kirkcudbright: Galloway Publishing, 2006. 0955318300. First Edition. 8vo. 167pp. Illustrated. Glazed pictorial paper boards. Fine as issued without dust-jacket. Signed by the author on the half-title. The scarce hardbound issue. (Book ref. 10064) £75.00
SWEETHEART ABBEY: The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.
Edinburgh: HMSO, 1977. 9th impression. Booklet format. Guide book. With black-and-white photo illustrations. A very good, clean copy. 15 pp. (Book ref. 15722) £4.50
Kirkcudbright: A Royal Burgh
London and Glasgow Gowans and Gray 1934 First Edition of this scarce guide designed and lettered by Jessie M King A VG copy in Wraps as issued. (Book ref. 7647) £275.00
''The Bards of Galloway : a Collection of Poems, Songs, Ballads etc. by Natives of Galloway''.
Thomas Fraser (Dalbeattie) 1889. xxiii + 262pp + index. With an introduction and notes. Decorative green cloth slightly faded. VG. (Book ref. 5099) £25.00
Galloway gossip: or the Southern Albanich eighty years ago
Dumfries: Courier & Herald Press, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Poor with no dust jacket. Good reading copy, binding is slack and spine is missing, notes on front endpaper, portrait frontispiece is missing, text is clean and complete. 478 pages, a couple of illustrations, index (Book ref. 33361) £15.00
MACLELLAN'S CASTLE ... .
Published by Ancient Monuments of Scotland, 1974. Octavo paperback, single sheet folded once to make a 3-page booklet. First Edition , 2nd imp. Condition: near FINE. Packed weight 200g. (Book ref. 17121) £4.99
Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society Transactions and Journal of Proceedings 1936-38 Third Series, Volume XXI
Dumfries: DGNHAS, 1939 First edition. Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, plates and maps (some foldout), index Pagination: 420. Contents: Office bearers 1936-7; Annual general meeting 1936; The mote of Urr by Reid, R C; Heronries in Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire by Duncan, Walter; Duncan, Arthur B; The Maxwells of Hazelfield by McConnel, Rev E W J; Border Castles and Towers by Beattie, Isobel; Nesting of Goosander and willow titmouse by Pullen, O J; Historical relations between Dumfriesshire and Cumberland by McIntire, W T; The plague in Dumfries by Ritchie, Dr John; Fragmentary notices of the burgh schools of Dumfries by Shirley, G W; The two castles of Caerlaverock by Simpson, W Douglas; Rainfall records 1936; Notes on the history of the quier at Terregles; Tibbers Castle; Merkland Cross; Glenluce Abbey; Dunskey Castle; Ardwell House and Mote; Exhibits; Presentations; New members; Abstract of accounts 1936-7; Office bearers 1937-8; Annual general meeting 1937; Sanquhar Castle by Simpson, W Douglas; The Kirkmadrine Inscriptions by Collingwood, R G; Processes relating to Glenluce Abbey by Reid, R C; The Abbey of Glenluce by Richardson, James; Life and works of Robert Kerr by Peacock, John; Sparrows nesting in Dumfriesshire by Pullen, O J; Geology of Annandale by Laidlaw, Max; Excavations at Birrens in 1937 by Birley, Eric; Herries of Maidenpaup by Herries, David C; Mons Meg by Appleby-Miller, R N; Old Dumfries commonplace book by Shirley, Mrs E; Rainfall records 1937; Myrton Castle; Craichlaw; Abstract of accounts 1937-8. Book: head/tail rubbed, corners a little bumped, endpapers a little foxed, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 1351) £24.00
Edinburgh: National Trust for Scotland, 1956 First edition. Red cloth, gilt, pictorial endpapers, bw plates Pagination: x, 89. In writing Scotland’s Dowry to mark the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the National Trust for Scotland, Mr Scott-Moncrieff has ranged considerably beyond the orbit of properties owned and preserved by the Trust. He has drawn from a well-stocked mind an entertaining and informative variety of facts and opinions and has created from these raw materials a stimulating and eminently readable review of what he feels should be held dear by all who have an affection for Scotland. He relates the country’s past to the present, and considers its future, through the medium of its architecture, its landscape, its gardens, its traditions and its people. As a writer Mr Scott-Moncrieff has grown up with the problems of protecting what is good from our past from unthinking and unnecessary despoliation in the course of the rapid domestic and industrial developments of the last quarter of a century in common with the National Trust for Scotland he is not prepared to admit that the conflict between the past and the present cannot be resolved. He argues convincingly that the old and the new are inextricably bonded together, and that a balance can be found whereby each contributes fully to the life of the country without detriment to the other. His evocative book has been illustrated with an imaginative and unusual selection of photographs. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Patron of the Trust, has graciously written the preface. Contents: Crathes Castle; Falkland Palace; Pilmuir; Coxton; Scotstarvit Tower; Culross Palace; Kinross House; Carlyle’s birthplace; Northfield; Prestonfield; Mercat Cross, Culross; Fireplace, Kirkwall; Doorway, Stobhall; Dunkeld; Kirkcudbright; Staircase, Culzean; Jedburgh Abbey; Preston Mill; Provan Hall; Fair Isle; Plockton; Ben Ghlas; Kintail; Glencoe; Elibank Tower; Dawyck; Inverewe. Book: head/tail a little bumped, extreme upper edge of boards a little sunned, owner signature, page edges sl foxed, VG, Jacket: unclipped, foxed, a little dusty, spine a little scratched, VG- (Book ref. 1277) £11.00
FLOWERING PLANTS OF KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE
1990 Scotland paperback 68 pages 9¾ x 7½ Map very Good (Book ref. 5058) £6.00
DAVID & CHARLES, 1974. 1st. Cloth. VG/VG. 8vo Good history of this area, especially its socail history. A companion to Donachie's book on the Industrial Archaeology of Galloway. 168pp, illustrated. VG copy in dw. (Book ref. 008502) £9.50
Lives of S Ninian and S Kentigern Compiled in the Twelth Century Edited from the Best MSS Vol v The Historians of Scotland
Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall notes,,index,pages cv 380 in originial green cloth (Book ref. 14571) £49.00
Maxwell's Guide Book to the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
Castle Douglas: J H Maxwell, 1908. Eighth Edition. Gold Embossed Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 7 ½ x 5 Inches Hardcover Eighth edition of this guide book, very attractive with gold lettering and design on boards. 304 pages with some occasional light foxingt and a few pages with heavier foxing, all edges of pages are gold which is quite bright. Book has several old photographs, illustrations and old illustrated adverts plus informative details on the area. Outer boards have very light wear to corners, a bright sound overall clean copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. (Book ref. 004674) £38.00
Minute Book Kept by the War Committee of the Covenanters in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in the Years 1640 and 1641
Kirkcudbright: J. Nicholson, 1855. First Edition. Blue hardback embossed cloth cover with gilt design and lion motif.. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped with light corner wear. Spine faded and rubbed at joints with end wear. Contents tight and G+. Aeg. xxxii, 250pp :: 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6") (Book ref. r3397) £76.00
The Merrick and the Neighbouring Hills Tramps By Hill, Stream, and Loch
Ayr: Stephen Pollock, 1929. Second. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall illustrated ,index, folding map,pages 340, foxing,in original blue cloth , spine cover little marked o\w Good (Book ref. 13339) £32.00
Accounts of the Collectors of Thirds of Benefices 1561 - 1572
Edinburgh: Scottish History Society, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall index,xli 335 6 6 pp.,armorial book plate,original green Gilt Dec Cloth (Book ref. 12681) £49.00
The people of Kirkcudbright in 1786 and 1788: the Visitation Lists of the Rev. Robert Muter
Kirkcudbright: the Stewartry Museum, 2002. 64 pages, maps, a very well-produced booklet* (Book ref. 10956) £15.00