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Moffat, Alistair The Borders, A History of the Borders from Earliest Times
Selkirk: Deerpark Press, 2002 First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, map endpapers, col and bw plates, bibliography, index Pagination: viii, 454. This is the story of the Border; a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities, it is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up close and personal, toe to toe and eyeball to eyeball across the Tweed, the Cheviots, the Esk and the tidal races of the Upper Solway. This is a tale told in blood, fun and granite-hard memory.<P>This is the story of an ancient place; where hunter-gatherers penetrated into the virgin interior, where Celtic warlords ruled, the Romans came but could not conquer, where the glittering kingdom of Northumbria thrived, the place where David I Mac Malcolm raised great abbeys, where the Border reivers rode into history, and where Walter Scott sat at Abbotsford and brooded on an immense past.<P>No narrative history of the Borders has been published since the 19th century, and The Borders tells a long awaited story of a unique place with a sweeping, eventful and important posterity.. Book: head v sl bumped, couple of leaves have sl folded corners, VG+, Jacket: unclipped, slight creasing to upper edge, VG (Book ref. 3165) £19.00
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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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Quin, Roger The Borderland and Other Poems
Galashiels: A Walker, [1933] Second edition. Quarter green cloth over grey paper-covered boards, frontis portrait Pagination: [x], 79. The author was born in Dumfries Contents: Poems include: An Autumn Day, Lincluden; Glenbeigh; A Growl from Ecclefechan; The Borderland; The Hole I' the Wa'!; A Bit Pairtin' Screed to 'Sanny' Shearer, Glasgow; The Cross-Keys o' Selkirk; To Mrs B_____ Galashiels; Shelley; Midnight in Yarrow; Robert Burns. Book: extremities sl bumped, endpapers v sl browned, blindstamp to ffep, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3072) £15.00
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Russell, James; Fraser, Campbell (preface); Veitch, Professor (ed); Scott, Tom (illus) Reminiscences of Yarrow
Selkirk: George Lewis, 1894 Second edition. Blue cloth, gilt, frontis, 12 bw plates, 8 line drawings, index Pagination: xxiv, 340, [4] pp publisher's ads. Preface by Professor Campbell Fraser. Reminiscences of Yarrow and the Borders in the 19th century Contents: Illustrations: Portrait of Rev Dr Russell; Ettrick Kirk, moonlight; Foulshiels, sunshine and shadow; Newark Castle, sunshine and shower; Cutkerwood, Yarrow, sunset; Yarrow Manse ‘83; Yarrow Kirk; Yarrow from Fa’side; Blackhouse Tower; Dryhope Tower; Oakwood Tower; St Mary’s Loch; St Mary’s Kirkyard; Deuchar old bridge; Dial on Yarrow church; The burial places of Hogg and Boston; Tibbie Shiel’s cottage; The Dowie Dens; Yarrow at Harewood Glen; The Covenanters’ monument; Dr Russell’s burial place. Book: spine dulled, extremities bumped and rubbed, small patch faded to rear board, half-title torn and pulled, gift inscription [Gillespie of Sunnyside], owner details, prelims browned, some foxing to margins, VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3071) £25.00
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Hogg, James The Tales of James Hogg, The Ettrick Shepherd
London: Sands & Co, [ca 1910] Library edition, Eildon series. Grey cloth, gilt Pagination: viii, 502. Contents: The hunt of Eildon, a fairy tale of old Scotland; The adventures of Basil Lee, the life wanderings and exploits of a prodigal; An old soldier’s tale, or after the Battle of Culloden; Katie Cheyne, a tale of courtship; The long pack, a tale of house robbery; A country funeral; The shepherd’s calendar, tales illustrative of pastoral occupations, country life and superstitions (Rob Dodds; Mr Adamson of Laverhope; The school of misfortune; George Dobson’s expedition to hell; The Souters of Selkirk; The laird of Cassway; The Brownie of the Black Haggs; Tibby Hyslop’s dream; Mary Burnet; The laird of Wineholm; Window Wat’s courtship; A strange secret; The marvellous doctor; The witches of Traquair; Sheep; Prayers; Odd characters (Will o’ Phaup; Daft Jock Amos); Nancy Chisholm; The Shepherd’s Dog); The emigrants, a tale; The two Highlanders, a tale; The watchmaker, a tale of idleness and intemperance; A story of the forty-six; A tale of the martyrs; Adam Scott, a Border tale; The Baron St Gio, the fortunes of an adventurous Scot; The mysterious bride; Mary Montgomery, a Border tale; The siege of Roxburgh, a tale of the wars of Scotland and England; The adventures of Colonel Peter Aston, a tale of the wars of Montrose; Gordon the Gispey, a tale; Wat Pringle o’ the Yair, a tale of the Battle of Philliphaugh. Book: extremities bumped and sl rubbed, endpapers browned and foxed, page edges sl foxed, occasionally spreading to margins, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3059) £16.00
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Brown, W Sorley (Editor): ''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
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Various Authors The new Statistical Account of Scotland: Selkirkshire
Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1841. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 84pp. Spine darkened. (Book ref. 15453) £120.00
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Various: Ladhope Leaves. A Spring Garland for 1887;
London, Constable, 1887; Hardback; 6 1/2" x 4"; Very good/ No dj; 88pp with chapter heading decorations & red endpapers; White covers with front flap edge, gilt decoration on front & back. Verse by John Ruskin, Andrew Lang, J. B. Selkirk, Baring-Gould and many others., Hard to find (Book ref. 7770) £18.00
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Shaylor, Joseph: In Nature's Garden;
London, Truslove & Hanson Ltd, nd; Hardback. Good/ No dust jacket. xvi, 144pp with coloured pictorial endpapers. Internal hige cracked but firm. Cream covers with gilt decoration including picture of tree scene on the front. All edges gilt. Covers slightly scuffed sat the back. Internally clean. An anthology of nature related poetry. Poets include : Wm. Blake, R. Burns, W. Cowper, James Hogg, C. C. Rossetti, J. B. Selkirk, Ella Wheeler Wilcox and many many more. (Book ref. 14394) £12.00
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Menzies, Fletcher Norton ( Edited by): Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. With an Abstract of the Proceedings, and the Premiums Offered by the Society in 1886. Fourth Series. Vol. XVIII;
Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1886; 1st edition. Hardback. Good + condition. Pp iv, 492, 64, 79, 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 County of Dumbarton, Agriculture of the County of Selkirk, Prices of sheep & wool since 1818 and much more. (Book ref. 18262) £28.00
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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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Bell, Carol ( Edited by): Troubled Waters: Recalling the Floods of '77;
Selkirk, Bordersprint Ltd, 1997; Softcover. Very good condition. Researched and compiled by the puils of Kirkhope Primary School, Ettrickbridge. 128pp with many illustrations. Pictorial covers. Memories, eye-witness accounts and photographs of the floods of 1977 which brought Selkirk and surrounding areas to a standstill. Compiled bythe pupls of the puils of Kirkhope Primary School and published n the 20th anniversaty of the flood: 31st October 1997. (Book ref. 14275) £28.00
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The Book of the Selkirk Pageant 1535 - 1935 : Selkirk Quarter-Centenary Celebrations;
Selkirk, George Lewis, 1935; Softcover. 9.5" x 7.5". Good- condition. 74pp with photographs and period adverts. Old sellotape on spine, internally clean & tight. Pictorial coloured card covers. Hard to find. (Book ref. 18424) £38.00
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Selkirk Incorporation of Hammermen : The Next 25 Years (1981-2006);
Galashiels, Meigler Printers, 2006; Softcover. Nr fine condition. 80pp profusley illustrated . The final passage in "The History of the Selkirk Hammermen" written in 1980 as part of the 300th Aniversary Celebrations (Book ref. 18545) £28.00
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Selkirk Centenary Scott Commemoration Amateur Games Programme;
Selkirk, Walter Thomson, 1932; Softcover programme. Good condition. A Programme for Saturday, June 18th, 1932. 4pp printed in black on thin paper. Small tears on edges, a good example of a hard to find fragile item. (Book ref. 18421) £18.00
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Roll of Honour of 1296 Men from The Burgh and Parish of Selkirk Who Served in the Navy or Army During the Great World War 1914-1918;
Edinburgh, Constable/University Press, 1921; 1st edition. Hardback. Very good condition. Unpaginated with an Introduction, Names of the Fallen and Names of Survivors plus a handwritten note by a survivor listing his service at the back. Black boards with gilt title & motif on the front. Top edge gilt, edges untrimmed. (Book ref. 19085) £148.00
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Ladhope Leaves. A Spring Garland for 1887;
London, Constable, nd ( 1887); Hardback; Nr fine/ No dj. Slipcase good; 6 1/2" x 4 "; 88pp with untrimmed edges & bright gilt top edge; White decorated covers with flap edge gilt decoration on front & back. Verse by John Ruskin, Andrew Lang, J. B. Selkirk, Baring-Gould and many others., f (Book ref. 7820) £22.00
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Act of Parliament 1828. Selkirk Country Roads;
London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1828; Pamphlet. Anno Nono George IV. Regis. 2581pp - 2596pp. " An Act for more effectually repairing several Roads leading through the County of Selkirk, and for better making and repairing the said Roads, and other Roads in the said County, and in the Vicinity thereof...." In very good condition. (Book ref. 12648) £8.00
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Sharpe Rev. J. Selkirk: Its Church, Its School, and Its Presbytery
Selkirk: James Lewis. First Edition. Hardback. Nd. c.1913. A very good copy in the original maroon cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.ix,158. 4 illustrations. (Book ref. 15077) £25.00
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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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