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Editor Bartholomew Half-inch Contoured Map 48 PERTHSHIRE
John Bartholomew & Son, 1972 Later Edition. Book Condition: Very Good. Cloth, with updates and notes in neat black ink. Packed weight 200g. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 300 grams. Category: Countries & Travel ; ISBN: 0851521630. Inventory No: 0019720. (Book ref. 0019720) £7.00
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Emanuel & Ward: PORTRAIT OF PERTH
(Rigby 1977) Large 4to Lots of bw drawings Bottom of spine rubbed o/w VG in a Good sunned dustwrapper. (Book ref. 2565) £7.50
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Somner Graeme DP&L A History of the Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Company Ltd and Associated Shipping Companies
World Ship Society, 1995. First Edition. Original Card. As New/No Jacket. 0905617630 148pp, b&w photos, index of names, fleet lists, detailed history, NEW condition. REDUCED POSTAGE - example: UK p&p is £2 - we will adjust when we confirm order (Book ref. AB002991) £5.00
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Fittis, Robert Scott Ecclesiastical Annals of Perth to the Period of the Reformation
Edinburgh: James Gemmell, 1885 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, 7 bw ills, index Pagination: xv, 334, [1] p publisher's ads. Uncommon account of the general and religious history of Perth Contents: Contents: General history; Religious houses, chapels and altars (Introduction; The Dominican monastery; The Carmelite monastery; The Carthusian monastery or Charterhouse; The Franciscan monastery; The chapels; The altars); Valuation of the teinds of Perth 1634. Illustrations: Part of St Johnís Church, Perth, showing the position of the Mercer tomb; Choir of St Johnís Church; Ancient seal of the city of Perth; Arms of the Ruthven family in 1569; Arms of the Mercer family in 1569; Modern arms of the city of Perth; Old Gloversí Hall, Curfew Road (Fair Maid of Perthís house).. Book: head/tail worn with a little loss, corners rubbed, spine sl cocked, owner label [George Sherriff] and owner name [David O Galbraith], endpapers cracked, prelims a little foxed, VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3186) £29.00
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de Saint Fond, Barthelemy Faujas; Geikie, Sir Archibald (ed) A Journey Through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784
Glasgow: Hugh Hopkins, 1907 Limited edition of 450 copies. Two vols green cloth, gilt, 7 plates, index Pagination: xxxii, 356; ix, 373. An account of a journey through Scotland by an 18th-century French traveller with particular emphasis on geology and industry. Contents: London; Sir Joseph Banks; Doctor Whitehurst; Cavallo; Doctor Letsom; Sheldon; Royal Society; British Museum; Sir Joseph Banks' country house; The observatory of William Herschel, near Windsor; His large telescopes; Miss Caroline Herschel, his sister; Arts and manufactures; Philosophical and mathematical instruments; Monument to the fire of London; Quakers; Some cabinets of natural history;S ir Henry Englefield; Preparations for the journey to Scotland and the Isle of Staffa; Departure for Scotland; Itinerary; Observations of natural history; Newcastle; its manufactures; Its coal mines; Departure from Newcastle; Itinerary; Basaltic lavas; Traps; Porphyries; Fine rock of trap at Dodmill, near Thirleston; Traps of different colours near Channelkirk Inn; Doctor Sweiaur; Prestonpans, its manufactories and excellent oysters; Great iron foundry of Carron; Stirling; Departure from Edinburgh; Livingston; Moorhead Craigs; Prisms of basalt; Heartshill; Ball of basalt; Compact lavas; Peat; Pit coal; Glasgow; Natural history; Departure from Glasgow; Dumbarton; Volcanic substances; Loch Lomond; Luss; Tarbet; Loch Fyne; Inverary; Duke of Argyll's castle; Its parks and gardens; Natural history; Departure from Inverary; Arrival at Dalmally; Scotch Highlanders, their dress; Ancient tombs; Patrick Fraser; Reception at the house of Macnab, who possesses several fragments of the poems of Ossian; Manner in which the habitations of the Highlanders are warmed and lighted; Their usages; The circle or altar of the druids; Departure from Dalmally; Loch Awe; Rocks of micaceous schist; Porphyries; Bonawe; Druidical monument or cairn; Christian cross in stone, very ancient; Night surprises us on the road; A violent storm drenches us; We lose our way at midnight; One of our chaises overturned in the bed of a stream; Amusing adventure with an old miller; Reach Oban at half past one in the morning; Natural history of the environs of Oban; Departure from Oban for the island of Mull; Passage of the Sound of Mull; Small isle of Fiart; Druidical monuments; Arrival at Aros; Journey from Aros to Torloisk; Stay at Mr Maclean's; Tale of what happened to my fellow travellers duyring their passage to and continuance on the Isle of Staffa; Voyage to Staffa; Description and natural history of the Isle of Staffa; General views; Stay at Mr Maclean's; Customs and manners of the inhabitants of the Isle of Mull; Departure from Torloisk; Stay at Aros; Visit to two worthy farmers, the brothers Stuart of Aros; Excursion to the mountain of Ben More, the highest in the Isle of Mull; Stop at Mr Campbell's, of Knock; His agricultural operations; The curious lavas which his clearings have brought to light; Departure from Aros for Auchnacraig; Natural history of the Island of Mull; The Isle of Kerrera; Departure from Oban; Dalmally; Tyndrum; Leaa Ore; Killin; River mussels containing pearls; Description of these pearls and their origin; Kenmore; Extraordinary flux and reflux of Loch Tay; Perth, its harbour and manufactures; Mr M'Comie, teacher of mathematics; Mr McGregor, teacher of the French language at the Academy; Volcanic mountain of Kinnoul; The agates found there; St Andrews; University; Library; Old churches; Natural history; Departure from St Andrews; Largo; Leven; Dysart; Kirkcaldy; Kinghorn; Leith; Return to Edinburgh; Edinburgh; The University; Learned societies; College of Physicians; College of Surgeons; Cabinets of natural history; Robertson; Smith; Black; Cullen; Departure from Edinburgh; Itinerary to Manchester; Natural history; Manchester; Doctor Henry, his cabinet; Cotton manufactures; Messrs Thomas and Benjamin Potter; Charles Taylor; Departure from Manchester; Buxton, its mineral waters, fine baths constructed on a plan of Carr, at the expense of the Duke of Devonshire, the proprietor of the waters; Dr Pearson; Manufacture of vases and other articles in fluor spar of different colours; Cave of Poole's Hole; Toadstone composed of a basis of trap, interspersed with grains of calcareous spar, presenting prismatic contraction as in basalt, though not the work of fire as the latter is; Castleton; Description of a fine cavern; Mines of lead and calamine, veins of fluor spar; Lead found in channel or cat-dirt; Derby; Richard Brown, dealer in objects of natural history; A manufacture of vases and other works in fluor spar; Departure from Derby; Arrival at Birmingham, its numerous manufactures; Doctor Withering; James Wattl Doctor Priestley; His house; His library; His chemical laboratory; Departure from Birmingham; Coventry; Warwick; Oxford; Saint Albans; Barnet; London; Return to France. Book: extremities bumped, boards sl scratched, prelims a little dusty, few pages unopened, margins occasionally sl dusty or sl foxed, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3161) £56.00
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Tranter, Nigel Land of the Scots
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968 First edition. White/black cloth quarto 31x25 cm, some col and many bw ills Pagination: 224. Scotland is really half a dozen diverse and colourful countries in one; and its people are amongst the most ancient, proud and emphatic in the world. a land famous for its natural beauty, in the forefront of technological development, it can also boast some of the best managed farming lands on earth; whole provinces, rich in small industries, market towns, peaceful resorts, modern development and ancient churches, abbeys, castles; a coastline unrivalled in its dramatic contrasts of islands, cliffs, rocks and splendid sands, dotted with innumerable fishing villages; cities of great character and pride, not so large as to have lost their individuality; burghs that were old when the Conqueror came to England. Though one cannot separate the Scots from their history, for they are the most historically conscious of races, Scotland is nevertheless a forward-looking country. And this book is concerned to give some glimpse of the face, the heart and the life of the land of the Scots today. Contents: The Borders; Edinburgh and Lothian; Stirling, Clackmannan, Kinross and Ross; The North East; Perth, Inverness and the Central Highlands; The Far North; The Islands; The Western Highlands; Glasgow and the Clyde; The South West. Book: head/tail sl bumped, VG+, Jacket: edge wear with edge creasing, few short tears, and a little loss to upper edge, VG- (Book ref. 3151) £22.00
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Quigley, Hugh; Adam, Robert M (photos) The Highlands of Scotland
London: Batsford, January 1949 Fourth edition. Orange cloth, 118 bw photos, col frontis, foldout map Pagination: viii, 120. This book provides, in superbly illustrated form, exactly the treatise for which the intelligent visitor to the Highlands has been searching, and searching in vain. Mr Quigley is no stickler for precedent, and if some of the divisions into which he groups the Highland country may seem unorthodox at first sight, they will be found to constitute an extremely advantageous arrangement from the point of view of the modern visitor, whether he invade this region in a Rolls Royce or on foot, with rucksack and stick. The author is equally at home in the wilds of Wester Ross or the lovely hill and water scenery of Kintyre and Arran; amid the bleak heights of the Cairngorms or the tenderer scenery of the Lower Grampians.<P>He is magnificently served on the pictorial side by Mr Robert M Adam, to whom no reader of The Scotsman, or collector of its delightful annual calendar, will ne introduction, for he stands supreme among photographers of the Scottish scene. There are over 100 photographs, mostly previously unpublished, and we believe that few people who glance through them will be able to deny the quick urge that we felt ourselves, to pack a bag, lock up the office, catch the night train and wake up, far from the fret and uncertainty of modern life, amid the majestic solitudes of the Scottish Highlands. Contents: The Highlands and the Highland spirit; The Cairngorms; Cluanie, Glenshiel, and the North-West Highlands; Arran, Skye and the Islands; The Lower Grampians: Deeside, Donside and Speyside; Glencoe, Rannoch and the Perthshire Highlands. Book: extremities a little bumped, gift inscription, prelims a little foxed, VG, Jacket: about 1/4 of front cover missing, other extremities worn with loss, edge wear, tears, in removable protective sleeve, Poor (Book ref. 3098) £14.00
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Fenton, Alexander (ed); Stell, Geoffrey (ed) Loads and Roads in Scotland and Beyond, Road Transport over 6000 Years
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1984 First edition. Paperback, 61 bw photos and other ills, index Pagination: vii, 144. The aim of this book is to give historians, geographers, engineers, archaeologists and students of place-names and material culture a lively and realistic picture of the ways in which our ancestors overcame difficulties of transport and communications over the past 6000 years and to show the links between prehistory, the Roman and medieval periods, and the more recent past. It brings the story of land transport in Scotland up to the eighteenth century and shows the timeless traditions that long survived changes in means of transport. Contents: Prehistoric roads and trackways in Britain: Problems and possibilities; The evidence from the Roman period; Land routes: the medieval evidence; Bridges and roads in Scotland 1400-1750; Old Bridge, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire: a posthumous account; Wheelless transport in northern Scotland; The distribution of carts and wagons. Book: corners of covers sl bumped, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3062) £13.00
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Brown, Ivor Summer in Scotland
London: Collins, 1952 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, map endpapers, index Pagination: 320. Summer in Scotland, like its predecessor Winter in London, which pleased so many Londoners, resident or dispersed, is written neither as a guidebook nor as a series of disconnected essays. It is the record of a Scot, born in Malaya and working in London, who loves and knows his native country. There he has returned for many summers, and this book is the result of his journeys, reflections and delights. With him we wander round the country, through the towns, over moors and hills, dip into the past and explore the present. No travelling companion could be more catholic in his tastes, more widely and humanely knowledgable about the history and the literature, the qualities and the humours of the places that he visits, than Ivor Brown.<P>To those unlucky people who have never been to Scotland this book provides good reasons for making a visit now. Those of us who are already addicts will finish the book with a sigh at our own ignorance and with gratitude that it should have been so delightfully alleviated. Moreover it is a book that excites the imagination and demands that the reader follow the author in his enthusiasm. Scotland means many things to many people; and whatever their nationality, they will find their Scotland, be it sporting or aesthetic, literary or historical, vividly and lightly portrayed in the pages of this book. Contents: Far corner; In the dead vast; Charlesís country; Banff and barley; Granite and getting on [Aberdeen]; Angus and the authors; Royal Deeside; Bed and board [Pitlochry]; Perthshire and power; Sands of pleasure [St Andrews]; The conspicuous town [Edinburgh]; Ayr and song; Glasgow and Clyde; Border and ballad. Book: extremities a little bumped, endpapers v sl browned, prize label [A W Morrison, Epsom College, 1952], VG, Jacket: spine sunned, extremities a little rubbed, rear cover foxed, VG- (Book ref. 3009) £14.00
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Barnett, T Ratcliffe; Adam, Robert M (ills) The Road to Rannoch and the Summer Isles
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1946 New and revised edition. Blue cloth, gilt titling to spine, map endpapers, 22 plates, 2 drawings, glossary Pagination: xv, 184. Contents: The Summer Isles, white wings on sapphire seas,; The Island of Lewis, the story of the Fife settlers; The Rock of Brissay, a robberís stronghold in the Atlantic; Mull of the Mountains, a gangrelís paradise; The Bad Step, a Jacobite hidie hole in the Orkneys); The Coming of Spring on the Braes of Perthshire; The Heart of the Highlands, in praise of petrol; Glen Lyon, the longest glen in Scotland; Macgregorís leap, a legend of Glen Lyon; The Oldest Weapon in the World, an archerís reverie; The Voyage of the Kelpie, a canoeing cruise in Scotland; An Old Highland House, and its romantic story; The Road to Rannoch and the Appin mystery; The Bounds of Black Mount, an idyll of the red deer; The Loch of the Vanished Races, a rune of Rannoch; The Black Wood of Rannoch; The Landís End of Scotland, death on Dunaverty and peace in Kilcolmkil; The Island of Mary Rose; The Lure of Wayside Wells, winter dreams of summer days; Wandering Willies, memories of the road; Winter Beauty, fires of death among the hills; A King of the Road, the last of the minstrels. Book: spine a little dulled, head/tail a little bumped, pages untrimmed, VG, Jacket: rear cover and flap only loosely inserted (Book ref. 2888) £13.00
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Batsford, Harry; Fry, Charles; Buchan, John (foreword); Cook, Brian (illus) The Face of Scotland
London: Batsford, Winter 1947-48 Fifth edition. Red cloth, col frontis, 115 illustrations on plates, line drawings, four maps, index Pagination: x, 117. Superb photography in this typical quality Batsford production. Quoting John Buchan from his foreword: ""... a book which describes the beauties of Scotland with enthusiasm and understanding, and also with knowledge and sobriety ... some of the finest specimens of the photographic art that I have seen."" Contents: Highlands and Islands (Introduction to the Highlands; Some Perthshire lochs and glens; The eastern Grampians and their valleys; Glen Mor and the Inverness-shire glens; The far north and outer islands; The Hebrides and the Western Highlands); Lowlands and Uplands (The Borders and the Southern Uplands; The Lowland belt; Galloway; Fife and Angus); A Note on Scottish Buildings. Maps: Fife, Angus, Perthshire and the Grampian Country; The Far North; The Western Highlands and the Inner Hebrides; The Southern Uplands and Central Lowlands. Book: spine a little sunned, extremities sl rubbed, gift inscription, minor surface scratching to boards, contents VG+ boards VG- overall VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2878) £13.00
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Mackenzie, Alexander; Macpherson, Ian MP (intro) The History of the Highland Clearances
Glasgow: Alex MacLaren & Sons, 1946 Second edition, altered and revised. Green cloth, gilt Pagination: xvii, 286. In the 19th century, many of the inhabitants of the highland glens were cleared out, often by forcible eviction, to make way for a more profitable tenant the Great Cheviot Sheep. Families had to leave the homes they had lived in for generations. The effects of this tragedy are still being felt in Scotland and in all countries where the unwilling migrants settled. MacKenzieís impassioned history brings the distress of the age unforgettably to life. Contents: Sutherland; Alexander Mackenzie on the clearances; The Rev Donald Sage on the Sutherland clearances; General Stewart of Garth on the Sutherland clearances; Hugh Miller on the Sutherland clearances; Mr James Loch [principal factor on the Sutherland Estates at the time of the clearances] on Sutherland improvements; Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe on the Sutherland clearances; Reply to Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe by Donald Macleod; Trial of Patrick Sellar; Ross-shire; Glencalvie; The eviction of the Rosses; Kintail; Coigeach; Strathconon; The Black Isle; The island of Lewis; Mr Alexander Mackenzie on the Leckmelm evictions; Lochcarron; The 78th Highlanders; The Rev Dr John Kennedy on the Ross-shire clearances; Inverness-shire; Glengarry; Strathglass; Guisachan; Glenelg; Glendesseray and Locharkaig; The Hebrides; North Uist; Boreraig and Suisinish, Isle of Skye; A contrast; South Uist and Barra; The island of Rum; Argyllshire; The island of Mull; Ardnamurchan; Morven; Glenorchy; Buteshire; Arran; Perthshire; Rannoch; Breadalbane; Notable dicta; The Rev Dr Maclachlan; A Highland sheriff; The Wizard of the North; A continental historian; Mr Alfred Russel Wallace; A French economist; Mr Joseph Chamberlain; Hardships endured by first emigrants; An evicting agent; An octogenarian Gael; Statistical statement; Showing the population in 1831, 1841, 1851, 1881 and 1911, of all the Parishes in whole or in part in the Counties of Perth, Argyll, Inverness, Ross and Cromarty, Caithness and Sutherland; Appendices. Book: extremities bumped and sl rubbed, faint cup-ring to front board, endpapers a little dusty, owner signature, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2861) £13.00
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Soutar, William My Ain Toun
Perth: Perth and Kinross District Libraries, 2003 Paperback, glossary Pagination: 64. Collection of William Soutar's poems on his hometown of Perth. Book: upper corner sl bumped, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2859) £7.00
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Anon. New Edinburgh almanac and national repository for the year 1837; bound with, Morisons' Perth & Perthshire register for 1837
Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Clean hardback tightly bound in full red leather with gilt year to spine and original owners name (Ardoch) blocked onto front cover, worn at corners & starting to split at the head of the spine, no inscriptions. Two books in one binding - xvi + 512 pages, index and 108 pages (Book ref. 36137) £90.00
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Scott, Sir Walter; introductory essay and notes by Andrew Lang The Fair Maid of Perth
London: Macmillan, 1925. Hardcover. Reprint. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt art-nouveau decorative titles to spine. 709 pp. B/w plates. Superb condition. Clean and bright. FINE (Book ref. 05625) £15.00
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Sinclair, John: ''Schiehallion : a Posy of Rannoch Poesy, Original, Translated and Selected. With Notes and a Biographical Introduction''.
Eneas Mackay (Stirling) 1905. 496pp; 12 illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt decoration. VG. [a collection of poetry assciated with the Rannoch district of the Central Highlands, together with biographical notes on the authors and details of local history]. (Book ref. 5243) £45.00
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Murray, J C: ''One Hundred Years at the Game of Bowls. Perth Bowling Club Centenary''.
John McKinlay (Perth) 1953. 57pp; 8 plates. Blue cloth. Gilt patterning to edges. VG. [Perth Bowling Club was founded on 11th March 1853]. (Book ref. 1786) £20.00
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Douglas, Sheila (Editor): ''The King o' the Black Art, and other Folk Tales''.
Aberdeen University Press 1987. vi + 170pp, including glossary. Soft covers. Slightly creased at top corner, otherwise VG. [50 stories told by John Stewart, Alec Stewart, Belle Stewart and Willie MacPhee, travelling folk in Perthshire and elsewhere]. (Book ref. 5015) £8.00
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Cockburn, J Hutchison (Editor): ''The Society of Friends of Dunblane Cathedral. Volume 2 (being the Books of 1934-1937) with Index''.
[Privately printed]. 4 parts in one volume. 48pp; 46pp; 49pp; 52pp + index. Illustrated. Blue cloth slightly faded. VG. [includes contributions on The Coldstream Papers; the Art of the Celtic Church; Ecclesiastical Seals of Dunblane; Pictish Symbolism and the Sculptured Stones of North-Eastern Scotland]. (Book ref. 4337) £20.00
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TUNLEY David (Ed) Music and Dance: Papers from the Fourth National Symposium of the Musicological Society of Australia, Perth, 1980
The University of Western Australia, 1982 117p, paperback, with cassette recording of excerpts from sessions (as called for), a very good+ copy [0959979190] (Book ref. 111314) £12.00
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