A Topographical and Historical Account of Linlithgowshire
Edinburgh: Stevenson, 1832 Second edition [First 1831]. Blue cloth 19x11 cm, paper label to spine, engraved title page Pagination: xi, 223. Contents: Of the name of the county; Of its situation and extent; Of its natural objects; Of its antiquities; Of its establishment as a shire; Of its civil history; Of its agriculture, manufactures and trade; Of its ecclesiastical history, which includes a notice of each parish (Linlithgow; Abercorn; Carriden; Borrowstownness (Bo'ness); Dalmeny; Aldcathie; South Queensferry; Kirkliston; Ecclesmachan; Uphall; Torphichen; Bathgate; Livingston; Whitburn); Appendices (Tack of the Friars' Acres, Linlithgow; Account of the family of Dundas of Dundas; Excerpts from the chartulary of Dundas of Dundas; Letters to General Hutton relative to the antiquities of the county; Notice relative to Mr James Kirkwood, Schoolmaster at Linlithgow; Account of the transmission of the United Estates of the Templars and Hospitallers). Book: extremities bumped, spine label browned, owner signature [Ian Gordon Lindsay, Scottish architect], pages untrimmed, margins a little browned in places, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3118) £53.00
Scotland Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work
London: George Virtue, 1838 Subscribers' Edition. Black morocco leather, elaborately embossed, gilt decoration to spine, aeg, large foldout map, 41 plates Pagination: ix, 200. Contents: Scotland; Berwickshire; District of Lothian; Edinburgh; Linlithgow; Stirlingshire; Ayrshire; Counties of Dumfries and Roxburgh; Roxburghshire. Illustrations: Vignette, Edinburgh from the Calton Hill; Map of Scotland; Coldstream; Abbotsford; Dryburgh Abbey; Fast Castle; Dunbar Castle; Tyninghame House; Tantallon Castle; Interior of Rosslyn Chapel; Hawthornden; Edinburgh from Craigmillar Castle; Edinburgh from the Castle ramparts; West Bow, Edinburgh; The Royal Institution; Heriot’s Hospital; The house of John Knox; Holyrood Chapel; The Calton Hill with Nelson’s monument; The Canongate during the procession of His Majesty George IV; Inner court of the Palace of Linlithgow; Stirling Castle; Town and Castle of Stirling; Stirling Castle from the ramparts; Castle Wynd, Marr’s Wark and Cathedral; Ayr, with ancient tower in the foreground; The Twa Brigs or the Old and New Bridges, Ayr; Alloway Kirk with Burns Monument; Banks of Ayr near Ballochmyle; Bridge of Doon; Isle of Arran from Greenan Castle; Ailsa Craig from Turnberry Castle; Crossregal [Crossraguel] Abbey near Maybole; Castle of Maybole; Culzean Castle; Drumlanrig Castle; Lincluden College; The town of Dumfries; Mausoleum of Burns, Dumfres; Gilnockie, or Johnnie Armstrong’s Tower; Jedburgh Abbey; Melrose Abbey; Kelso Abbey. Book: extremities worn with loss to head/tail, heraldic bookplate [Cumming-Gordon], some foxing throughout, mostly marginal but occasionally heavier and affecting image of a few plates, tight and secure, marginal tear and misfold to map, contents VG binding VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2989) £82.00
The Queen's Scotland, Edinburgh and the Lothians
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1952 First edition. Blue cloth, map endpapers, many bw photos, index Pagination: 282. The stories and pictures of all the places of interest in Edinburgh and the counties of West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian. Contents: Illustrations include: Canongate; Corstorphine; Craigmillar Castle; Cramond; Dean Village; Duddingston; Leith; Princes Street; Water of Leith; Bass Rock; Blackness Castle; Borthwick Castle; Carberry Tower; Colinton; Dalmeny; Dirleton; Dunbar; East Linton; Gifford; Gullane; Haddington; Musselburgh; Newbattle; North Berwick; Penicuik; Rosslyn Chapel (The Prentice Pillar); Swanston; Tantallon; Torphichen. Book: head/tail v sl bumped, VG+, Jacket: spine sunned, edge wear with few short tears, a little creasing and a little loss, VG- (Book ref. 2962) £14.00
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 Charlie’s monument; Glencoe in winter; The Tay at Aberfeldy; The pass of Killiecrankie; In old Aberdeen; Aberdeen : Brig o’ 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
The Queen's Scotland, Edinburgh and the Lothians
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1952 First edition. Blue cloth, map endpapers, many bw photos, index Pagination: 282. The stories and pictures of all the places of interest in Edinburgh and the counties of West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian. Contents: Illustrations include: Canongate; Corstorphine; Craigmillar Castle; Cramond; Dean Village; Duddingston; Leith; Princes Street; Water of Leith; Bass Rock; Blackness Castle; Borthwick Castle; Carberry Tower; Colinton; Dalmeny; Dirleton; Dunbar; East Linton; Gifford; Gullane; Haddington; Musselburgh; Newbattle; North Berwick; Penicuik; Rosslyn Chapel (The Prentice Pillar); Swanston; Tantallon; Torphichen. Book: spine sunned, rear gutter a little sunned, extremities slightly bumped, contents crisp and clean, contents VG+ boards VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2872) £12.00
THE STORY OF THE ROYAL SCOTS (The Lothian Regiment) Formerly The First or The Royal Regiment of Foot.
London. Country Life. 1915. lst edn. Hardback. 272 pages plus publishers adverts. B.w. illustrations and colour at frontispiece. 2 fold-out maps at rear. V.g. in navy cloth with motif blind tooled on front and rear boards, with gilt lettering to faded spine. The book has been professionally rebacked and the original spine refixed - pieces missing from both top and bottom of original spine. New endpapers fitted to front and rear. A sound tight clean copy. (Book ref. 2306) £24.95
''The North Berwick Story''
Royal Burgh of North Berwick Community Council 1980. viii + 102pp; 37 illustrations. Blue boards. VG in dustwrapper. [a history of the East Lothian town from the time of St. Baldred (8th century) onwards]. (Book ref. 311) £10.00
''The Lothian Land''.
Published at the Office of the Scottish Farm Servant (Aberdeen) 1918. Second edition. 84pp. Printed paper covers slightly worn and faded, otherwise VG. [poems mainly in the Doric dialect]. (Book ref. 5030) £15.00
''Christopher M Dawson, parochial Schoolmaster. Reminiscences of his Life and Times''.
R W Hunter (Edinburgh) 1906. xi + 172pp; 9 illustrations; appendix. Opening chapter by Rev. John Wallace, Minister of Abercorn. Preface by the Marquess of Linlithgow. Green cloth. VG. [a memoir of Dawson, 1826-1903, who was schoolmaster at Abercorn, West Lothian, from 1846 until 1889]. (Book ref. 4865) £15.00
''War Record of 4th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers and Lothian and Border Horse. With History of the T. F. Associations of the Counties of Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk''.
Published on behalf of the T.F. Associations by John McQueen & Son (Galashiels) 1920. 215pp; illustrated. Cloth-backed boards. Slight damage at base of spine. Tear to inner margin of title page, not affecting text. Otherwise VG. (Book ref. 5239) £55.00
Best Pub Walks Around Edinburgh
Wilmslow: Sigma Leisure, 2000. Paperback. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 1850587175 Bright pictorial covers, no previous owner marks, 170 pages, maps, photographs; 26 walks that explore an outstanding variety of countryside. As a bonus, each walk starts and finishes at a traditional pub with a reputation for fine ale and a welcome to weary walkers. (Book ref. 4030) £4.00
The Larger Idea: Lord Lothian and the Problem of National Sovereignty
Hardcover Historians' Press 1st Edition 1988 159 0950890057 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Approx 15 pages Good (Book ref. 541172) £25.00
Pacifism Is Not Enough: Collected Lectures and Speeches of Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian
Hardcover Lothian Foundation Press 1st Edition 1990 320 1872210015 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean Very Good (Book ref. 541068) £50.00
The American Speeches of Lord Lothian. July 1939 to December 1940;
London, Oxford University Press, 1941; Hardback. Good+/ No dj. xlvii, 144pp with a portrait frontis. Preface by Lord Halifax and a Memoir by Sir Edward Grigg. Blue covers with gitl title on spine. Light foxing to edges. A tight.solid clean volume.No inscriptions. (Book ref. 10986) £20.00
West Lothian : An Illustrated Architectural Guide
Edinburgh: The Rutland Press, 1994. First Edition. 1873190255 Softback. A very good copy. Pp.iv,116. Numerous illustrations including colour. (Book ref. 16730) £10.00
East Lothian Biographies
Haddington: Printed By D&J Croal for East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists' Society, 1941. First Edition. Softback. A very good copy in red covers lettered in black. Some foxing to page edges and first few pages. 136 pages. "More than 300 short biographies of eminent men and women from earliest times to the present day who were either natives of East Lothian, or, though born elsewhere, were prominently identified with its public work". Limited to 250 copies. (Book ref. 15236) £20.00
The Churches of Saint Baldred: Auldhame, Whitekirk, Tyninghame, Prestonkirk
Edinburgh: J. Moodie Miller, 1883. Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth with bevelled edges and lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription and label. 280 pages. Errata slip. The story of Saint Baldred and four East Lothian churches. (Book ref. 14513) £18.00
The Berwick and Lothian Coasts
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1913. Illustrated by Edith Brand Hannah. First Edition. Hardback. A good copy in red cloth. Spine faded. Bookplate and ownership inscription. 368 pages. Coloured frontispiece. Many illustrations. End-paper maps. Two plans. An account of the archaeological, historical and literary associations of the coast and coastal communities of Berwick and East Lothian. (Book ref. 14509) £9.00
Notes By the Way Chiefly in the Counties of Roxburgh, Selkirk, Peebles, Berwick and Haddington
Ayr: Hugh Henry. First Edition. Hardback. 16mo. Nd. but probably 1880's. A good copy in dark green cloth. Some foxing mainly to early and late pages. 176 pages. An account of the villages and towns of the Scottish Borders and East Lothian. (Book ref. 14505) £18.00
West Lothian Hearth Tax 1691 with County Abstracts for Scotland
Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1981. First Edition. Softback. A very good copy. Ownership inscription. 152 pages (including the Index which is included and which is a separate volume). "Intended as a guide to the Hearth Tax of 1691. The first section reproduces the tax lists for West Lothian; the second part describes the tax lists for the rest of Scotland and provides the parish totals". This is volume 9 of the Scottish Record Society's new series. (Book ref. 13707) £18.00