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Drake-Carnell, Francis 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
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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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Lennon, John.: The Lennon tapes: John Lennon and Yoko Ono in conversation with Andy Peebles. 6 December 1980.
London, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1981. 1st edition. Paperback. Godd condition in paper covers, slightly creased and worn around the edges. (Book ref. 732) £5.00
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Kilbucho, T.T. Sixty Rural Years
Galashiels: A.Walker & Son.Ltd., 1968. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Illustrated card covers with jacket, illustration "Beneath the Shadow of Cardon", 63 pages, photo of the author, introduction by J.R.Lawrie, Provost of Peebles. A 20th Century account, written in prose and poetry, covering "the continuation throughout rural Scotland of a traditional pathway", which was portrayed by the author in his radio broadcasts. Contents very good, outer dustjacket browning to edges. (Book ref. 6182) £5.00
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Lang, Theo ( Edited By): The Border Counties;
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1957; 1st Edition; The Queen's Scotland Series. Hardback; Very good/ Dj Good; 239pp with delightful sepia photographs; Blue covers with black lettering; Dust jacket has some sun fading, nicks, edge wear, price intact. The Stories & Pictures of all the places of interest in the Counties of Peebleshire, Berwickshire, Roxburghshire and Dumfriesshire. (Book ref. 8297) £15.00
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Kilbucho, T.T.: A Shepherd's Years;
Glasgow, William Maclellan, 1961; 1st edition. Hardback. Very good/ Dj Very good. Signed by Author. 52pp of Poems . Prize label on front end paper. Green covers with gilt tile on spine. Dust jacket has nicks, chips, slight edge wear. " The Poet , a Peebleshire Sheep farmer, catches for us a glimpse of the life he knows and makes it live again.....all acutely observed wiht sympathy and heightened to the magical world of the poetical imagination." (Book ref. 11604) £38.00
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Kilbucho, T. T.: Sixty Rural Years;
Galashiels, A. Walker, nd ( c 1960's); Hbk; Very good/ Dw Good+; 62pp; Green/red covers; Dust wrapper is a bit grubby, price intact. " A 20th century account covering the continuation throughout several Peeblesshire parishes of a taditional pathway much portrayed by the author in the course of his numerous broadcasts and over which Burns, Hogg and other Scots have left their unfading footprints." (Book ref. 4728) £32.00
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Tweeddale in the Scottish Borders: Official Guide;
Galashiels, Peeblesshire News, nd ( c 1980's) Softcover. Very good condition. 80pp with many illustrations , map and period adverts. (Book ref. 17458) £8.00
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Border Telegraph and Peeblesshire News Cook Book;
Galashiels, Border Weeklies, nd ( c 1989) Softcover. Good condition. Ring binder format. 125pp with some recipes supplied by readers of the Border Telegraph & Peeblesshire News. Attractive period adverts of local businesses. Green covers which have tiny white paint splashes on front. (Book ref. 17457) £10.00
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Border Telegraph and Peebleshire News Cook Book;
Galashiels, Border Weeklies, nd ( c 1980's); Softcover. Spiral booklet with card covers. Very good condition. 126pp of recipes supplied by readers of both local newspapers. (Book ref. 16401) £8.00
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Hedderwick, Mairi Peedie Peebles' Summer Or Winter Book
London: Bodley Head, 1989. First Edition. 0 370 31233 3 Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's illustrated laminated boards. No inscriptions. Unpaginated. A nice clean copy. This is a delightful lift the flap book for small children, featuring the engaging exploits of toddler, Peedie Peebles (Book ref. 16395) £12.00
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McMichael Archibald C. 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
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Peeblesshire an Inventory of the Ancient Monuments Volume II
Edinburgh: The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1967. First Edition. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper showing a little wear and tear at top edge. Pp.xviii,195-391 + plates 12-143 at end. Frontispiece (Plate 11). Figures 215-313. (Book ref. 12007) £30.00
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Wright Douglas Peebles March Riding and Beltane Queen Festival Centenary Book
Peebles: Peebles March Riding and Beltane Queen Festival Committee 1999, 1999. First Edition. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Presentation label on front end-paper. 276 pages. Numerous photographs including colour. The history of Peebles' Beltane Queen Festival written for the festival's centenary. (Book ref. 11995) £25.00
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Dr. Gunn The Manual of the Cross Church Peebles
Peebles: Allan Smyth, Neidpath Press, 1914. First Edition. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Ownership inscription. 86pp. 28 illustrations-some double page. This is the story of the Cross church in Peebles from 1261 to 1914. (Book ref. 8286) £25.00
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King James 1 of Scotland (Rendered Into Modern Scots By Dr. Clement B. Gunn) Peebles to the Play
Selkirk: James Lewis. First Edition Thus. Nd. c.1910? A very good copy in an edge-torn glacine wrapper. Small ownership inscription. 82pp. Includes notes on the king's compositions, arguments for and against his being the author of the poem, notes on the poem etc. (Book ref. 8277) £15.00
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Scott, Sheila A., ed.: Peeblesshire Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855
Edinburgh, Scottish Genealogy Society, 1993 Second edition softcover in fine condition, no dustjacket. (Book ref 3797) (Book ref. 1891) £16.00
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Palmer, Simon: Peebles on Beach
Tunbridge Wells, Royall Fine Arts Publications, First edition in fine condition. No dustjacket. Marbled endpapers. Dedication and signed on half-title by Palmer who wrote and illustrated the book. Limited edition no 710 of 750. (Book ref 3189) (Book ref. 1258) £45.00
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Hanson, Liz: Images of Peeblesshire
Peebles, Liz Hanson Images, 1993 First edition in fine condition. Pages unnumbered all of photographs by Hanson. (Book ref 2225) (Book ref. 286) £7.50
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New Statistical Account of Scotland.: The New Statistical Account of Scotland. Vol. III Roxburgh-Peebles- Selkirk
Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1845 Thick 8vo Cloth 1st Edn. 3 Vols. in 1. 3 Fldg Col'd maps.481; 186; 84 pp. Backstrip dusty; Library stamp on maps and later. Browning & some foxing. (Book ref. 38447) £125.00
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