The History of 6th (Lanarkshire) Battalion The Cameronians World War II
John Cossar, 1945. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. A history of the 6th Lanarkshire Battalion in WWII, 150 pgs, illus, maps, nominal roll, original green cloth. Scarce in any condition so whilst the jacket is nibbled at each end of the spine, it is extremely scarce to find this book with a jacket. Book is in very good condition. (Book ref. AB003043) £95.00
It's An Old Scottish Custom
London: Peter Davies, 1939 First edition. Red cloth, 16 bw plates, index Pagination: xiv, 264. Excellent account of the customs and ceremonies of Scotland Contents: Preface; Introductory survey; Through the year in Scotland; The Lowlands and the Border; The Highlands; The islands; The clans; The Scottish Regiments; The law in Scotland: strange tenures; Fairs, games and gatherings; Folklore, superstitions and survivals; Language, costume etc. Illustrations: Colonel Alistair Macdonnel of Glengarry; Hogmanay, seekin' their cakes in Fife; Burning the clavie at Burghead; All Hallowe'en, Adam, Eve and the apple; St Andrew's Night, piping in the haggis; Hawick Common Riding, the Cornet's chase; Lanark Lanimer Day, the Lanimer Queen distributes new pennies; Selkirk Common Riding, the hills of home; Peebles Beltane, the bussing of the colours; Peebles, the Beltane Queen at the War Memorial; The bussing of St Ronan's crook; Galashiels, the Braw Lass blends the roses; Galashiels, the Braw Lass buttonholes the Braw Lad; Blessing the salmon nets on the Tweed, two for the vicar; Queensferry Fair, the burryman makes his rounds; The fishermen's walk; Up-Helly-A, the landing of the Jarls; Up-Helly-A, the burning longship; Edinburgh Castle welcomes the new governor; A Highland regiment on parade; Highland Games at Aboyne, tossing the caber; Culloden Wishing Well.. Book: lacks ffep, extremities bumped, single crease to spine, prelims foxed, occasional minor foxing elsewhere, VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3126) £14.00
Cambuslang: A Sketch of the Place and the People Earlier Than the Nineteenth Century
Glasgow: James MacLehose, 1884 First edition. Blue quarter leather over marbled boards, gilt, 19x13 cm, frontis, foldout facsimile Pagination: 119. Scarce title.. Book: spine rubbed with loss to head/tail and hinges starting but secure, corners rubbed, inscribed by author to Allan Barns-Graham, prelims a little dusty, contents VG binding VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3116) £43.00
The Queen's Scotland: Glasgow, Kyle and Galloway
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953 First edition. Blue cloth, map endpapers, 109 two-tone photos Pagination: 393. One of the popular Queen's/King's Scotland series, this book tells the stories and shows the pictures of all the places of interest in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Wigtownshire and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. With 109 two-tone photos. Contents: Places illustrated: Ailsa Craig; Alloway; Anwoth; Ardrossan; Ayr; Ballantrae; Balmaclellan; Biggar; Blantyre; Bothwell; Cardoness Castle; Carsphairn; Castle Douglas; Castle Kennedy; Colmonell; Creetown; Culzean; Dailly; Dalbeattie; Dundrennan; Dunure; Fenwick; Gatehouse of Fleet; Girvan; Glasgow; Glenluce; Gourock; Greenock; Irvine; Isle of Whithorn; Ken Bridge; Kilbarchan; Kilbirnie; Kilmaurs; Kirkandrews; Kirkbean; Kirkcowan; Kirkcudbright; Lanark; Largs; Laurieston; Leadhills; Lincluden Abbey; Loch Doon; Loudoun Castle; Maybole Castle; Minnoch Bridge; Motherwell; Mull of Galloway; Newbigging Cross; New Galloway; Newton Stewart; Paisley; Port Glasgow; Port Patrick; Prestwick; Rutherglen; Saltcoats; Stevenston; Stranraer; Strathaven; Sweetheart Abbey; Symington, Ayrshire; Threave Castle; Tinto; Wemyss Bay; Whithorn; Wigtown. Book: extremities lightly bumped, VG+, Jacket: clipped, upper edge worn with several tears, creasing and a little loss, spine sunned, a little dusty, extremities rubbed, VG- (Book ref. 3080) £14.00
Sure It's a Grand Old Team to Play for
London: Souvenir Press, 1967. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo Dustjacket not price clipped, light wear to the extremities. 160pp. Inscription to the front free endpaper, pencil inscription to the dedication page otherwise a lovely clean copy illustrated with black and white photographs. (Book ref. 066567) £12.00
Still Seeing Red. A History of Third Lanark A.C
Glasgow: Glasgow City Libraries, 1996. Card Covers. Very Good. 8vo Slight crease to the spine. 211pp. Internally a nice clean copy. (Book ref. 066553) £18.00
Images of Sport. Third Lanark Athletic Club
Gloucestershire: Tempus, 1999. Card Covers. Very Good. 8vo Slight crease to the front cover.128pp. Internally a nice clean copy. (Book ref. 066552) £5.00
Lanarkshire Men at the Battle of Loos 1915
Glasgow: Privately Published. First Edition. Softback. 4to. Nd. c.1990? A very good copy in pictorial covers. Inscribed presentation copy from co-author. Pp.,128. Illustrated. This book is a tribute to the 695 men of Lanarkshire who died at the Battle of Loos between 25th September and 8th October 1915. Brief biographical details are given of each man together with the cemetery where they are buried or the Memorial on which they are remembered. Uncommon. (Book ref. 14311) £30.00
Historic New Lanark : The Dale and Owen Industrial Community since 1785
Edinburgh University Press, 1999. Reprint. 0748604200 A very good copy. Paperback. Pp.ix,245. Many illustrations. The story of New Lanark from its beginning as a cotton spinning village and model industrial community to its present standing as a world heritage site. (Book ref. 12212) £6.00
Robert Owen of New Lanark
London: The Batchworth Press, 1953. First Edition. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 231pp. A biography of the founder of the model community at New Lanark. (Book ref. 9394) £6.00
Robert Owen Prophet of the Poor Essays in Honour of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of His Birth
London: Macmillan, 1971. First Edition. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 318pp. Introduction by Sidney Pollard. (Book ref. 3493) £12.00
Of One Accord. Essays In Honour Of W.B. Paton.
Scottish Library Association, 1977 First Edition 126pp, inscr, Fine in VG+ dw The book was published in honour of the seventieth birthday of the distinguished Scottish librarian, Professor W.B. Paton, County Librarian of Lanarkshire from 1950 to 1972. (Book ref. 48761) £15.00
Lanark, a series of papers
Edinburgh, Privately printed, 1910 With a biographical sketch by Rev Robert Logan. 1st edition in very good condition. Loose frontispiece of author and compliment slip of J M Davidson tipped in. Sticker on front free endpaper covering up previous owner's inscription. Scarce (Book ref 2128) (Book ref. 182) £60.00
Scotland. Old Strathclyde. Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, Ayrshire, Buteshire, Dumfries-shire, kirkcudbrightshire, Wigtonshire. (Hutchinson's Pocket Guides No. 9.).
London: Hutchinson, 1939. 1st. Edn. Paperback. 144pp. With 14 black & white illustrations from photographs and drawings. Folding map to rear. In the original lettered cartographic card covers. Slight browning to the outer edges of the margins. The map has been slightly mis-folded but is clean and free from tears. A very good plus copy. No wrapper. (Book ref. 6251) £7.00
''Biggar and the House of Fleming. An Account of the Biggar District, Archaeological, Historical and Biographical''.
William Paterson (Edinburgh) 1867. Second edition. xi + 623pp; 44 illustrations. Brown cloth worn and bumped. Re-backed with original backstrip laid down. New endpapers. Contents VG. [5 of the 27 chapters deal with the history of the Fleming family and connections with the Biggar area of Lanarkshire]. (Book ref. 5185) £65.00
Adventures in Socialism. New Lanark Establishment and Orbiston Community.
Glasgow: John Smith and Son, 1910 8vo Cloth; 1st Edn. Illus. xv, 330 pp .Uncut. Covers shewing wear; library label verso f. & r. cover; stamp prelims and later; ink no's on title page; shelf label. on backstrip; f. hinge strained; browning. (Book ref. 38558) £18.00
''Musings among the Heather : being Poems chiefly in the Scottish Dialect''.
Thomson Brothers (Edinburgh) 1881. xvi + 252pp; frontispiece portrait. Blue cloth slightly scuffed, otherwise VG. [David Thomson, 1806-1870, was employed from 1849 until his death as keeper of Hillend Reservoir, Lily and Black Lochs which supplied the Monkland and Forth and Clyde Canals]. (Book ref. 4808) £20.00
''History of Biggar Bowling Club, 1848-1948''.
J H Wilson (Biggar) No date. 43 pages; frontispiece portrait; 12 other photographs; 3 poems by Gilbert Rae. Green cloth. With Gilbert Rae's bookplate. VG. (Book ref. 4699) £20.00
The Lanarkshire Miners: A Social History of Their Trade Unions, 1775-1874.
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1979. 8vo, xi+354pp, 5 maps, numerous text tables and figures, appendices and bibliography, brown boards, gilt, d-j. A fine copy. (Book ref. RHB7685) £20.00
Lanarkshire's Mining Legacy.
Newtongrange: Stenlake, 1997. 4to, 112pp, numerous monochrome illustrations, bibliography, paperback. A fine, apparently unread, copy. (Book ref. RHB7615) £15.00