Barrie & Nairn The Den Line
World Ship Society, 1990. First Edition. Original Card. As New/No Jacket. A history of the Den Line, 80 pgs, illus, new condition. REDUCED POSTAGE WE WILL ADJUST ON CONFIRMATION OF ORDER eg UK £2 (Book ref. 003551) £6.00
The Book of Job. Edited with an Introduction by A. Nairne. NEAR FINE COPY
University Press, Cambridge, 1935 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; original red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 18872) £8.00
The Flavour of Scotland, The Best of Scottish Cooking
Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1995 First edition. Laminated pictorial boards, col and bw photos, index Pagination: 208. Take the finest range of fresh produce in the world, mix in the cream of Scotland’s chefs and you have the ingredients for an exciting new recipe book. The Flavour of Scotland teems with ideas brought to the boil by 12 of the country’s most respected chefs. Over the last two decades these men and women, virtually a Who’s Who of Scottish cooking, have contributed to an extraordinary culinary renaissance. Between them they have set new standards by matching the unrivalled quality of Scottish produce with imagination and culinary expertise. In this book they demonstrate their skill and flair with a mouth-watering selection of easy yet inspiring recipes, including new ideas for salmon, seafood, venison, beef and lamb, as well as lentils, barley, pasta, mushrooms and, of course, favourite puddings. All of the recipes can be prepared using readily available ingredients and standard kitchen equipment, and the clear, step-by-step instructions guide the reader through even the most complex tasks. The Flavour of Scotland offers a taste of Scotland’s rediscovered culinary wealth. It is a book whose time has come. Contents: Chefs: Betty Allen; Frances Atkins; Keith and Nicola Braidwood; Hilary Brown; Ronnie Clydesdale; Jim Graham; Nick Nairn; Andrew Radford; Ferrier Richardson; Bruce Sangster; John Webber; David Wilson. Book: head/tail sl bumped, VG, Jacket: short tear to upper rear gutter, a little edge creasing, VG- (Book ref. 2950) £14.00
Nairn in Darkness and Light
London: Hutchinson, 1987. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. No dj. Blue cloth. 303 pp. Small 2cm area on rear board edge stained (with white paint or correcting-fluid). Otherwise very clean. Internally fine. GOOD+ (Book ref. 0726) £6.00
Nairn: Balnain Books, 1989. Illustrated by Simon Fraser. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0950979279 Signed by Author Signed by the author on title page and inscribed "Best Wishes 1.11.2000". Bright pictorial covers, 212 pages, 5 full-page colour plates, further monochrome plates, drawings in text, Scottish dialect glossary. Stanley Robertson's writing is inspired by the culture and spirit of his own people, the Traveller folk, with whom he spent his childhood in Scotland's north-east. Inverness born Simon Fraser is a successful painter and print-maker living near Nairn and who has exhibited extensively. (Book ref. 3563) £8.50
''The Culbin Sands, or the Story of a Buried Estate''.
Nairnshire Telegraph (Nairn) c. 1920. Illustrated edition. 23 pp + 7 photographs. Printed paper covers. VG. (Book ref. 942) £15.00
Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. With an Abstract of the Proceedings, and the Premiums Offered by the Society in 1884. Fourth Series. Vol. XVI;
Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1884; 1st edition. Hardback. Good + condition. Pp iv, 420, 60, 80, ii includes Index. Royal blue slightly marked covers with gilt motif on the front, gilt title on spine. Fascinating insight into Victorian Scotland. Contents include: Agriculture of the Counties of Elgin & Nairn, Town Sewage, Agriculture in Stirling, Old Horse Chestnut Nut & Walnut Trees, Chemical Department reports and much more. (Book ref. 18261) £28.00
The Third Statistical Account of Scotland: The Counties of Moray and Nairn
Glasgow: Collins, 1965. First Edition. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has one smallish chip at the foot of the spine and a few spots of foxing. 462pp. 18 plates. 10 text figures. (Book ref. 7439) £28.00
Come in Billy Nairn.
Perth, WA, North Stirling Press, 1980. 1st. Fine dark blue h/b with gilt lettering on spine/ vg blue, illus d/w, not pc. 14cms x 22cms, 251pp. 31 chaps, b/w illus. Story of Nairn family's early years in western Australia & New Zealand, especially life of Walter Padbury. Weight 539g. 0959752749. (Book ref. 231) £10.00
One-inch of Scotland third edition sheet 84, Nairn and Moray Firth.
Southampton: Ordnance survey, 1913. First printing. Mounted in sections on cloth in red Ellis Martin cover with elaborate heraldic design (Hellyer 10). The cloth backing is somewhat wrinkled, but this is still a very good plus copy in Fine covers. (Book ref. 2078) £20.00
Lady Nairne and her Songs
Paisley, Alexander Gardner, 1908. Hardback, 174mm x 110mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, fifth edition, 158pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, but basically clean. Darkened endpapers. Block edges are grubby and ragged. Some pencil markings. An introduction to the life of Lady Nairne and her songs. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Nairne, Scotland, Burns (Book ref. 4793) £7.50
Counter-Attack against Subtopia.
London: Architectural Press, 1956. 1st. thus. Folio sized. (31cm. tall x 25cm.). Reprint of the Special Number of "The Architectural Review" Vol. 120. No. 719. pp. iv, (355 - 436). Superbly illustrated in black & white from photographs and drawings. This sequel to "Outrage" published in 1955 continues Nairn's concise and incisive observations on the deterioration of townscape. The pictorial paper covered boards are lightly soiled. The contents are near fine and free from inscriptions and annotations. A very good plus hardback copy. No wrapper. (Book ref. 6242) £42.50
Trial of Katherine Nairn
William Hodge, Edinburgh and London 1926 first edition Red cloth, blak lettering, a reading copy only (Book ref. 529) £12.00
Nairns of Kirkcaldy: A Short History of the Company (1847-1956).
. Hardback. 158pp, 19 plates 1956. *Carpet & other floor covering. Very good copy. (Book ref. HALL104252) £25.00
The Buildings of Scotland: Highlands and Islands
London: Penguin, 1992 First edition. Blue leatherette, gilt, maps, plans, bw plates, glossary, index Pagination: 683. This volume, the fifth in the Buildings of Scotland series founded by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, aims to describe every building of importance from prehistory to the present in the Highland region, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland. The vast area covered by the book contains buildings and monuments as varied as its landscape – brochs, cairns and ceremonial settings of standing stones; cathedrals and abbeys, both medieval and Victorian; churches of every period and denomination, their interiors and graveyards often shielding unexpected delights. Castles and tower houses and a string of Hanoverian forts contrast with prehistoric farmsteads and Georgian and Victorian farmhouses. Country houses range from a display of ducal splendour through Georgian elegance and Victorian baronial to expressions of the high ideals and simple life of the Arts and Crafts movement. Towns and vilalges are equally varied; some are of medieval origin, others new creations of the Georgians and Victorians. All these are covered by John Gifford with scholarship and insight.<P>This comprehensive and excellently illustrated volume, its gazetteer elucidated by numerous maps and plans, is an illuminating guide to the architecture of a little-known region, for visitors, for specialists and, not least, for local inhabitants. Contents: Topography and building materials; Prehistoric, Pictish and Viking Highlands and Islands; Medieval churches; Post-Reformation churches; Mausolea and monuments; Castles, tower houses and palaces; Country houses; Forts; Roads, railways, canals, harbours and lighthouses; Burgh and village buildings; Rural buildings; Industrial buildings; Highlands and Islands (Badenoch and Strathspey; Caithness; Inverness; Lochaber; Nairn; Orkney; Ross and Cromarty; Shetland; Skye and Lochalsh; Sutherland; Western Isles). Book: Fine, Jacket: unclipped, edges of inner flaps v sl yellowed, VG+ (Book ref. 2856) £24.00
Remarks Upon Scotch Peerage Law, As Connected With Certain Points in the Late Case of the Earldom of Devon; to which are added, desultory observations upon the nature and descent of Scotch Peerages &c &c
Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1833 First edition. Publisher's cloth, paper label to spine Pagination: , xii, 205. Contents: Import of Heirs-Male in Scotland in the case of honours (Case of Kirkcudbright; Case of Annandale; Case of Murray); Import of the term heirs in certain cases (Patent of Nairn; Case of the Earldom of Airth, or Menteith; Case of the Marr succession; Lordship of Man, an ancient Scottish peerage; Barony of Torphichen; Barony of Hume of Berwick); The clause of precedence with respect to the honours in the Devon patent (English doctrine and practice as to grants of precedence in the case of honours; The Scotch doctrine and practice (Patent of Barony of Fraser; Case of the Dukedom of Buccleuch; Cases of Arran, Argyle, Buchan, Sinclair etc; Case of Oliphant; Strictures of Lord Mansfield upon the Oliphant decision in 1633 with replies; Oliphant decision, a competent one; Not so that of Lovat; Resignations of honours, and regrants carrying old precedences; Case of the Marquisate of Queensberry); General remarks); Exemption of peerages from prescription. Book: boards damp-faded, extremities bumped and a little rubbed, spine label a little browned and chipped, endpapers browned, pages clean, contents VG+ boards VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2562) £34.00
Lady Nairne and Her Songs
Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1900 First edition. Small octavo (18x12 cm) purple cloth, gilt titling and cross on front board, bw plates Pagination: 102, . Illustrated biography of and selection of songs written by Lady Carolina Nairne nee Oliphant. Book: extremities bumped, spine cocked, frontis semi-detached, prize bookplate [with the signature of George Henderson, the author, although the signature appears to be printed rather than handwritten], margins browned, some light foxing, VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2149) £13.00
Castles, Houses and Gardens of Scotland
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1967 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt titling, many col and bw ills, list of subscribers Pagination: 160. A photographic record of forty Scottish castles, houses and gardens up to the late seventeenth century, including the Castle of Mey, the northern home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.<P>Period furniture, family portraits, china, tapestries and embroideries are in the settings for which they were designed centuries ago. Contents: Airlie Castle, Angus; Ardullie Lodge, Ross-shire; Balbithan House, Aberdeenshire; Barra Castle, Aberdeenshire; Borthwick Castle, Midlothian; Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran; Castle Leod, Ross and Cromarty; Castle of Mey, Caithness; Cawdor Castle, Nairn; Cortachy Castle, Angus; Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire; Craigston Castle, Aberdeenshire; Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire; Cullen House, Banffshire; Delgatie Castle, Aberdeenshire; Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire; Drumkilbo, Angus; Dunderave Castle, Argyll; Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye; Edzell Castle Gardens, Angus; Eilandonan Castle, Ross and Cromarty; Fullarton Garden, Angus; Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire; Glamis Castle, Angus; Glenbervie, Kincardineshire; Guthrie Castle, Angus; Innes House, Moray; Inverewe, Wester Ross; Kellie Castle, Fife; Kilravock Castle, Nairn; Lennoxlove, East Lothian; Luffness, East Lothian; Milton Brodie Garden, Moray; Monymusk, Aberdeenshire; Muchalls Castle, Kincardineshire; Northfield House, East Lothian; Pilmuir, East Lothian; Ravelston House Garden, Edinburgh; Traquair House, Peebles-shire; Walled garden in Fife mentioned in 1591. Book: extremities sl bumped, margins sl yellowed, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 1892) £16.00
Romantic Scotland, The Story of the Shires
Stirling: Eneas Mackay, 1947 Reprint [First 1938]. Green cloth, gilt titling, map endpapers, 65 bw photos Pagination: 310. Contents: Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; Ayrshire; Galloway; Dumfries-shire; The Border Shires; East Lothian; Midlothian or Edinburghshire; West Lothian; Stirlingshire; Dumbartonshire; Argyllshire; Perthshire; Clackmannan and Kinross; Fifeshire; Angus; Kincardineshire; Aberdeenshire; Banffshire; Moray and Nairn; Inverness-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Sutherland and Caithness; The Hebrides; Orkney; Shetland. Book: extremities bumped, VG, Jacket: front gutter torn, other extremities worn and torn with some loss, dusty, creased, Fair only in removable protective sleeve (Book ref. 1800) £14.00
Glasgow on a Plate
Edinburgh: B & W Publishing, 1999 First edition. Black cloth, gilt, index of recipes Pagination: [viii], 168. Glasgow is now widely recognised as one of the most vibrant and innovative cities in Britain, and its restaurants have certainly played their part in establishing that reputation. This book is a showcase of the work of the city’s finest chefs and best restaurants, covering the whole range from sophisticated, traditional dining to authentic ethnic food. Each chef has chosen recipes which reflect the style of their own restaurant and its menu, while emphasising the importance of using fresh Scottish ingredients wherever possible. Full of great ideas, helpful hints and insights, this book is a superb introduction to some of the best food Scotland has to offer. Contents: Tom Battersby; Angus Boyd; Alan Brown; Steven Caputa; Andy Chung; Colin Clydesdale; Ronnie Clydesdale; Andrew Cumming; Andrew Fairlie; Sandro Giovanazzi; Seumas Macinnes; Gary Maclean; Derek Marshall; James Murphy; Nick Nairn; Philip Raskin; Ferrier Richardson; William Simpson; Gerry Wan. Book: hint of bumping to extremities, Fine, Jacket: unclipped, v sl edge creasing, VG+ (Book ref. 1738) £14.00