Seventeen Sermons, on Various Important subjects: By the late Reverend Mr. Samuel Hayward. To which are added, The Pleasantness of a Religious Life,. and A Church in the House: being a Sermon. Both by the late Reverend Mr. Matthew Henry : AYR 1792.
Ayr [ Air ]: John & Peter Wilson, 1792. Subscribers Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo SUBSCRIBERS EDITION: AYR - 1792. A re-issue to Subscribers for Hayward's Sermons first published in 1758. Hardback. Original full brown polished speckled calf binding. Simply ruled spine and dark green lettered label. Seventeen sermons by Samuel Hayward with two works added;- 'The Pleasantness of a Religious Life...' and 'A Church in the House: Being a Sermon...' Both by Matthew Henry. 435 pages. [ Lacks last two leaves of the Contents, missed-out in the binding process ] 8vo. Contents of Hayward's Sermons: on original guilt, original depravity (pollution), human impotency, the trinity, the deity of Christ, on justification, man's righteousness, Christ's righteousness, imputation of Christ's righteousness, justification by faith, how faith justifies, the Christian warfare, the Christian's course, the Christian's steadfastness, the Christian's crown, love to an unseen Saviour. Plus the two works by Matt. Henry. Apart from minor wear only to spine foot, an excellent copy - VERY GOOD INDEED. Tight and clean throughout. No owner name or internal markings. Only one copy recorded in the 24 major UK Libraries of this edition - at the National Library of Scotland. List of subscribers to rear; local people with trade or profession given e.g. John Black - Maltster in Bladnock, John Bruce - Merchant in Wigton (Wigtown), John Comlin - Musician in Kirkudbright, including a Grizzel m'Guffag in Corwar and James M'Geoch - Stranraer. A very scarce item. Book now in an archival quality clear protective jacket. **Will be well-packed for shipping** [ Rosley Books - for Theology & Church History ] (Book ref. 0015865) £110.00
In Scotland Again
London: Methuen, 1948 Fourteenth edition. Red cloth, map endpapers, 15 bw plates, bibliography, index Pagination: xiii, 415. H V Morton's second tour round Scotland brings him even more intimately in touch with the country, its people and its history. He goes from the Border to John o' Groats. He walks forty miles through the Larig Ghru. He spends a stormy week fishing in the North Sea with an Aberdeen trawler. He explores the Prince Charlie country and wanders joyously the length and breadth of Scotlanbd, recounting his impressions and experiences. Highlands and Lowlands have never been interpreted with greater vitality, charm and affection. Contents: Contents: Sark Bar; Gretna Green; Ecclefechan; Dumfries; Galloway; Thrieve; Kirkcudbright; Newton Stewart; Wigtown; Mull; Kilbarchan; Glasgow; Inveraray; Oban; Mull; Tobermory; Iona; Moidart; Corrieyarrick; Fort Augustus; John o' Groats; Larig Ghru; Aviemore; Glen Tilt; Blair Atholl; Aberdeen; St Andrews; Stirling; Inchmaholme; Haddington; Dunbar; Eyemouth; Berwick; Flodden; Ettrick Forest; Abbotsford. Plates: A map of Scotland; The Border bridge over the Sark; Dumfries; Loch Trool; The tame sea fish at the Mull of Galloway; Brodick in the Isle of Arran; Tohbermory; Loch Shiel; Prince Charlie Monument in Glenfinnan; John o' Groats from the beach; Ben Laoghal; West door, St Andrews Cathedral; St Andrews Golf Course; Fishermen of Eyemouth; Newark Tower, Yarrow; Sunset over the Ettrick Water. Book: spine sl sunned, extremities lightly bumped, endpapers a little foxed, VG, Jacket: clipped, worn and torn with tape repairs to reverse of jacket, dusty, a little loss, G+ (Book ref. 3099) £11.00
The Queen's Scotland: Glasgow, Kyle and Galloway
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953 First edition. Blue cloth, map endpapers, 109 two-tone photos Pagination: 393. One of the popular Queen's/King's Scotland series, this book tells the stories and shows the pictures of all the places of interest in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Wigtownshire and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. With 109 two-tone photos. Contents: Places illustrated: Ailsa Craig; Alloway; Anwoth; Ardrossan; Ayr; Ballantrae; Balmaclellan; Biggar; Blantyre; Bothwell; Cardoness Castle; Carsphairn; Castle Douglas; Castle Kennedy; Colmonell; Creetown; Culzean; Dailly; Dalbeattie; Dundrennan; Dunure; Fenwick; Gatehouse of Fleet; Girvan; Glasgow; Glenluce; Gourock; Greenock; Irvine; Isle of Whithorn; Ken Bridge; Kilbarchan; Kilbirnie; Kilmaurs; Kirkandrews; Kirkbean; Kirkcowan; Kirkcudbright; Lanark; Largs; Laurieston; Leadhills; Lincluden Abbey; Loch Doon; Loudoun Castle; Maybole Castle; Minnoch Bridge; Motherwell; Mull of Galloway; Newbigging Cross; New Galloway; Newton Stewart; Paisley; Port Glasgow; Port Patrick; Prestwick; Rutherglen; Saltcoats; Stevenston; Stranraer; Strathaven; Sweetheart Abbey; Symington, Ayrshire; Threave Castle; Tinto; Wemyss Bay; Whithorn; Wigtown. Book: extremities lightly bumped, VG+, Jacket: clipped, upper edge worn with several tears, creasing and a little loss, spine sunned, a little dusty, extremities rubbed, VG- (Book ref. 3080) £14.00
Industrial Archaeology of Galloway, South-West Scotland Including Wigtown, Kirkudbright and parts of Dumfries
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 271pp :: 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6") (Book ref. h1921) £24.00
The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799 Edited By Sir John Sinclair Volume V Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Wigtownshire
EP Publishing Ltd., 1983. 0715810057 Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxxvi,575. This edition of the parish by parish account of Scotland has a new Introduction, an Index, and is, for the first time, grouped according to county making this a very worthwhile reprint of an incomparable source work for those interested in Scottish history. (Book ref. 15439) £45.00
Edinburgh: Scottish History Society, 1960. First Edition. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.lxi,302. Includes documents relating to Whithorn, Glenluce, Saulset, Wigtown and Cruggleton mainly from the 15th and 16th centuries. (Book ref. 10385) £30.00
The Visitors' Guide to Wigtownshire. With notes Historical, Antiquarian, & Descriptive. Upon the Burghs, Towns, Villages, Gentlemen's seats, ruins, and other places of interest in the County
Dumfries: "Courier" Office, 1877. Second. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall fo;ding map (neatly repaired verso) 4 tipped in plates( include Title of first ed .views Wigtown & Stranraer ) ,pages 148 ads., in original brown cloth (Book ref. 14883) £42.00
FRASER’S PENNY GUIDE TO WIGTOWN AND NEIGHBOURHOOD being a Complete Descriptive Directory to all the Places and Objects of Interest in one of the most ancient Royal Burghs of Scotland.
Gordon Fraser, Bookseller, Wigtown N.d. c.. Sm. slim 8vo. Pamphlet. pp. Ill. Some light spotting, good in original printed limp wrapps. US$31 (Book ref. 211324) £20.00
The Wigtownshire Constabulary [a history]
Stranraer and District Local History Trust, 2008. 64 page well-illustrated booklet. New (Book ref. 12685) £8.00
Industrial Archaeology of Galloway: South-west Scotland including Wigtown, Kirkcudbright and parts of Dumfries.
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971. 8vo, 271pp, 32 monochrome plates, numerous text diagrams, bibliography, blue boards, gilt, d-j. A very good copy in like d-j. (Book ref. RHB6780) £24.00
THE BIRDS IN WIGTOWNSHIRE. A GUIDE TO THEIR STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION.
G.C.Book Publishers. 1992. pp.168,illus.,maps,8vo.1st and only edition. A mint hardback copy(never issued in a dust-wrapper). (Book ref. 3810) £10.00
Edinburgh: Scottish History Society, 1960. Hardcover. Gilt Dec Cloth.bookplate o\w Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. index lxi 302 10 pp. (Book ref. 14872) £29.00
ORDER in COUNCIL, dated 3rd May 1888, ORDERING and PRESCRIBING that certain MONUMENTS therein shall be deemed to be ANCIENT MONUMENTS under the provisions of the ACT.
London: House of Commons, 1888. 2pp. Folio. British Parliamentary Paper. HC 168. Eight (8) monuments listed. A clean copy. (Book ref. 157548) £8.00
The Story of Scotland’s Towns
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1989 First edition. Black cloth, gilt, 18 maps, 93 bw ills, index Pagination: xi, 181. The Story of Scotland’s Towns is the story of planned towns long before Town Planning Departments had ever been dreamed of. Scotland’s oldest towns were ‘new towns’ of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, located on sites chosen over a wide area of the country and laid out according to well conceived plans.<P>Inspired by H A Rendel Govan and Sir Frank Mears, architect, Rober Naismith has spent a great part of his life studying evidence of planned towns going all the way back to the burghs of David I. Despite inevitable changes, the combined ravages of history and nature, the towns which have survived have nearly all retained their original framework. The renowned Sir Patrick Geddes commented that the buildings of medieval towns may be shattered or destroyed but ‘their influence continues’.<P>Robert Naismith charts the centuries of destruction and rebuilding which saw the emergence of stone building and the second age of town building, in the eighteenth century, when classical geometry supplanted organic planning.<P>Naismith then studies the increased pace of the nineteenth century when manufacturing industry and railways overturned classical serenity and Victorian energy filled the High Streets with mixed architectural styles and promoted spas, parks, monuments, churches, tenements, miners’ rows, mills and museums.<P>This book provides a wealth of information for the general, non-specialist reader at the same time creating a fascinating backdrop to the story of Scotland’s towns. Contents: Maps: Edinburgh twelfth-thirteenth century; Elgin twelfth century; Forres twelfth century; Montrose twelfth century; St Andrews twelfth century; Perth twelfth-thirteenth century; Lanark twelfth century; Dumfries twelfth-thirteenth century; Arbroath twelfth century; Dundee twelfth-thirteenth century; Crail twelfth-thirteenth century; Wigtown late thirteenth century; Leith 1560 and later; Inverary seventeenth-eighteenth century; Keith eighteenth century; Eaglesham eighteenth century. Book: margins sl yellowed in places, VG, Jacket: unclipped, light edge creasing, inner flaps sl yellowed, VG (Book ref. 2836) £14.00
The Queen's Scotland: Glasgow, Kyle and Galloway
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953 First edition. Blue cloth, map endpapers, 109 two-tone photos Pagination: 393. One of the popular Queen's/King's Scotland series, this book tells the stories and shows the pictures of all the places of interest in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Wigtownshire and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. With 109 two-tone photos. Contents: Places illustrated: Ailsa Craig; Alloway; Anwoth; Ardrossan; Ayr; Ballantrae; Balmaclellan; Biggar; Blantyre; Bothwell; Cardoness Castle; Carsphairn; Castle Douglas; Castle Kennedy; Colmonell; Creetown; Culzean; Dailly; Dalbeattie; Dundrennan; Dunure; Fenwick; Gatehouse of Fleet; Girvan; Glasgow; Glenluce; Gourock; Greenock; Irvine; Isle of Whithorn; Ken Bridge; Kilbarchan; Kilbirnie; Kilmaurs; Kirkandrews; Kirkbean; Kirkcowan; Kirkcudbright; Lanark; Largs; Laurieston; Leadhills; Lincluden Abbey; Loch Doon; Loudoun Castle; Maybole Castle; Minnoch Bridge; Motherwell; Mull of Galloway; Newbigging Cross; New Galloway; Newton Stewart; Paisley; Port Glasgow; Port Patrick; Prestwick; Rutherglen; Saltcoats; Stevenston; Stranraer; Strathaven; Sweetheart Abbey; Symington, Ayrshire; Threave Castle; Tinto; Wemyss Bay; Whithorn; Wigtown. Book: spine sunned, front board a little marked, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2508) £14.00
Archaeological and Historical Collections Relating to Ayrshire and Galloway Vol IV
Edinburgh: Ayrshire and Galloway Archaeological Association, 1884 First edition, 282 of limited edition of 370. Cream cloth quarto 30x23 cm, 9 bw plates, index Pagination: [xxii], 277. Contents: Notice of the discovery of five bronze celts and a bronze ring at the Maidens, near Culzean Castle, Ayrshire; Ayrshire crannogs (third notice), additional discoveries on the crannog in Lochspouts; Military report on the districts of Carrick, Kyle and Cunningham; The church of Dunlop; Illustrated notices of the ancient bronze implements of Ayrshire; The Logan charter; The heraldry of Wigtonwshire (No. V); Ancient plates belonging to the Kirk Session of the parish church of Kilmarnock; Corshill Baron-Court Book. Book: boards a little marked [but less than usual], endpapers sl browned, some pages unopened, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2319) £49.00
Archaeological and Historical Collections Relating to the Counties of Ayr and Wigton Vol II
Edinburgh: Ayr and Wigton Archaeological Association, 1880 First edition, no 377 of 400 copies. Cream cloth quarto 30x23 cm, numerous plates and line drawings Pagination: xviii, 202. Limited edition of 400 copies [of which this is 377] printed for the Ayr and Wigton This volume includes an extensive article on Ayrshire crannogs, as well as a 25-page article on Kilbirnie parish church. Contents: Notes on the ancient stone implements of Wigtownshire by Rev G Wilson; Note on a stone axe-hammer fluted on the sides by James Macdonald; Notes on the ancient bronze implements and ornaments of Wigtownshire by Rev G Wilson; Ayrshire crannogs by R Munro; Notes on some excavations in a rock shelter on the Ayrshire coast by R W Cochran-Patrick with a report on the osseous remains by Professor Cleland; Note on two vessels of brass found in Kilbirnie Loch by J Anderson; Ayrshire Duns (No. 1 Dunvin) by R W Cochran-Patrick; The parish church of Kilbirnie; By J Shedden Dobie; The heraldry of Wigtownshire (No. II) by Sir Herbert Maxwell; Collections relating to the parish of Tarbolton by W S Cooper [Extracts (some Latin) and abstracts from miscellaneous docs., 12th century-1749.]; Extracts from MS correspondence at Craufurdland Castle by J R H Craufurd of Craufurdland [Letters, 1747-50, 1756, mainly between John W. Craufurd of Craufurdland and the 16th Earl of Sutherland.]; Selections from family papers at Lanfine by R Gairdner [Miscellaneous docs., 1687-1741, some relating to James Brown (minister of St Mungo's, Glasgow), d. 1714.]. Book: boards marked as usual, spine browned, extremities bumped, half-title and last leaf foxed, few margins lightly browning, occasional minor mark, contents VG boards VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 1876) £48.00
Edinburgh; Scottish History Society, 1960 8vo Cloth gt. 1st Edn. lxi, 302 pp. Crack to f. cover; upper joint torn at foot and sl. bowing o/w V.g. (Book ref. 38126) £25.00
Whithorn and the Ecclesiastical Monuments of Wigtown District.
Edinburgh: HMSO, 1989 8vo Card Covers Rev. Edn. Rpt. Illus. 32 pp. V.g. (Book ref. 22095) £6.00
Through the Lens. Glimpses of Old Wigtownshire.
Wigtownshire Museums, 1996 Oblong 8vo Pict. Card 1st Edn. Illus. 35 pp. V.g. (Book ref. 36320) £7.00