The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits
Facts on File, 2000 Second Edition Reprinted. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus Book. Packed weight 1300g Size: 4to - over 9ľ" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.25 -2 kilos. Category: myths, legends, Folklore ; Inventory No: 0014389. (Book ref. 0014389) £9.00
THE JOURNAL OF A GHOSTHUNTER
(Little, Brown 1994) 4to pbk. 128pp. bw photos. Fine. (Book ref. 9511) £8.75
The House of the Spirits. (SIGNED). Translated from the Spanish by Magda Bogin.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1985. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author(s) The First UK Edition of La Casa de los Espíritus - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 368pp. Green boards lettered and ruled in gold at spine. Top edge and margins of several preliminary leaves lightly speckled. Near fine in publisher-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, the flaps exhibiting a little light spotting with just the tiniest amount of wear to one or two extremities. The author's first book - winner of multiple global literary awards (but let's not discuss the woeful film adaptation). Following rejection by several Spanish-language publishers, Allende's debut was finally published in Spain in 1982. This first English-language translation was first published in the US by Knopf in April 1985 with the UK edition following three months later. (Book ref. BC10373) £35.00
The Scotch Whisky Drinker's Companion
Edinburgh: Ramsay Head Press, 1973 First edition. Yellow cloth, gilt, bw plates, bibliography Pagination: 124. A light-hearted but authoritative guide to the principal blends and single Scotch malt whiskies. This is the first popular book for the ordinary drinker who enjoys his dram. It tells him what goes to make the qualities of his favourite drink, where and how it is distilled and blended. Of the hundreds of blends and straight whiskies, the best known are here discussed with the knowledge of an expert who, being from Speyside folk, has an ancestral interest in the Highland distilleries and can claim to have ‘a lot of Scotch in him’.<P>In a chapter on Scotch Around the World the author looks at the export market and the reasons for the growing popularity of Scotch whisky in the countries of Europe, America, Asia and Africa.<P>There is, too, some useful advice on How to Drink It and notes on whisky liqueurs and cocktails. At once an entertaining and practical vade mecum for all who relish the magnificent virtues of Scotch. Contents: Contents: What is Scotch?; The art of the distiller; The malt distilleries; The grain distilleries; Single whiskies; The art of the blender; The proprietary brands; Scotch around the world; How to drink it; Liqueurs and cocktails; Bibliography. Plates: Cardow distillery, Knockando; The stillroom at Cardow; Maltings at Balmenach distillery, Cromdale; Linkwood distillery, Elgin; The mash-tun, Aberfeldy distillery, Perthshire; Pot still at Talisker, Isle of Skye; The stillhouse at Ord distillery, Muir-of-Ord; The Johnnie Walker blending hall; Filling casks at Glen Elgin distillery, Longmuir; Bottling in a DCL blending warehouse; In the stillhouse at Talisker; Storing in casks to mature; Coleburn distillery, Morayshire; Drying the malt; Bottling line at Kilmarnock; Using ‘valinche’ to draw sample; Imperial distillery, Carron; Burghead maltings, Morayshire; Testing and tasting. Book: hint of bumping to extremities, VG+, Jacket: unclipped, extremities a little rubbed, small stain to rear cover, spine sunned, a little dusty, VG- (Book ref. 3067) £13.00
Scotch Missed, The Lost Distilleries of Scotland
Glasgow: Neil Wilson Publishing, 2000 Reprint. Paperback, many bw ills, map, index Pagination: 208. Comprehensive guide to the lost distilleries of Scotland. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Turning back the Clock; Out of the Farmyards...; Growth into the Golden Era; Temperance and David Lloyd George; Expansion and Prosperity; The North (Ben Wyvis; Gerston; Gerston II; Glen Albyn; Glen Mhor; Glenskiach; Man O'Hoy; Millburn; Old Clynelish/Brora; Pollo); Speyside and the North-east (Banff; Benachie; Coleburn; Convalmore; Glenaden; Glenugie; Glen Cawdor; Parkmore; Speyside; Towiemore); The East Coast and Tayside (Auchnagie; Auchinblae; Ballechin; Bon Accord; Devanha; Glen Coull; Glenesk; Glenury-Royal; Grandtully; Isla; Lochside; North Port; Strathdee; Stronachie); Central and Lothian (Bankier; Bo'ness; Cambus; Carsebridge; Glenfoyle; Glenmavis; Glenochil; Kirkliston; Rosebank; St Magdalene; Strathmore); Fife (Auchtermuchty; Auchtertool; Drumcaldie; Grange); Edinburgh (Abbeyhill; Bonnington; Caledonian; Canonmills; Dean; Glen Sciennes; Lochrin; Sunbury; Yardheads); The South and Borders (Annandale; Glen Tarras; Ladyburn; Langholm); Glasgow (Adelphi; Camlachie; Dundashill; Kinclaith; Provanmill; Yoker); Strathclyde and the West of Scotland (Ardgowan; Bellfield; Clydesdale; Garnheath; Gartloch; Glenpatrick; Greenock; Inverleven and Lomond; Saucel; Tambowie); West Highlands, Islands and Islay (Glendarroch; Glenlochy; Lochindaal; Nevis; Port Ellen); Campbeltown (Albyn; Ardlussa; Argyll; Benmore; Burnside; Campbeltown; Dalaruan; Dalintober; Glengyle; Glen Nevis; Glenside; Hazelburn; Kinloch; Kintyre; Lochhead; Lochruan; Longrow; Meadowburn; Rieclachan; Springside); Index of Distilleries with OS Map References; Map of Lost Distilleries: Central Scotland; Map of Lost Distilleries: Rest of Scotland. Book: corners a little bumped, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3063) £9.00
Scotch Whisky, A Guide
Edinburgh: W & R Chambers,  First edition. Red cloth, gilt, bw plates, line drawings, list of distilleries, index Pagination: 80. Here is a guide to whisky. It tells the story of Scotch from barley to bottle, simple yet with a full description of all the processes involved. In these days of scarcity it is the more important that Scots, and other enlightened folk, should know what whisky is and what it should taste like. Those who read this guide will not be taken in again with some dubious substitute: and when they have the good fortune to track down the ‘real Mackay’, they will know how to do it justice.<P>Here is the history of whisky. Scotch is our most important export to the US. This book is intended as a tribute to the industry and to its men. But the history of Scotch is older than the dollar gap. It is part of the life of our people. This guide attempts to capture, in anthology form, the spirit of whisky, and what it has meant to Scots.<P>This is the first illustrated guide to whisky.. Book: head/tail a little bumped and sl sunned, owner signature [Methven of Edinburgh], Robert Burns bicentenary label to ffep, endpapers sl browned, VG, Jacket: unclipped, worn with significant loss to extremities, G only (Book ref. 3054) £13.00
THE WORLD GUIDE TO SPIRITS Liqueurs, Aperitifs and Cocktails.
London. New Burlington. 1979. HEAVY hardback. Before ordering please contact us direct for a postage quote. Contact number 01493 750534. 256 pages. Colour and b.w. illustrations. Fine in a near-fine price-clipped d.w. No markings or inscriptions. ISBN: 0-906286-37-9. (Book ref. 7733) £12.95
The Golden Bough: Spirits of the Corn and of the Wild: Volumes I & II
London: Macmillan, 1912. Hardcover. Two volumes. Large 8vo. Dark slate grey cloth with ornate gilt decoration and titles. I: 319 pp. & II: 371 pp. Partially untrimmed. Clean and bright. No inscriptions. Two volume set. VG+; VG+ (Book ref. 08845) £25.00
Spirits of the Corn Part 5 Volume 2
London: Macmillan and Co, 1912. Cloth Boards. Poor Plus/No Jacket. 8vo Spine split, foxed and damp marks to boards. Edges bumped, ex-library plate to front p/d, PP are clean and readable (Book ref. 001205) £10.00
Drinksmanship- TOWN's Album of Fine Wines and High Spirits
London: Haymarket Press, 1964. Paper Covered Boards. Good/No Jacket. 4to Boards are very clean and tidy, PP are clean and tidy although titlepage and frontis image have stuck together resulting in tearing and scuffing. Otherwise, clean and clear (Book ref. 47459) £18.00
The Flowing Bowl: A Treatise on Drinks of All Kinds and of All Periods, Interspersed with Sundry Anecdotes and Reminiscences
London: Stanley Paul, 1925. Sixth Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6ľ" - 7ľ" tall The binding is sound, with unsplit endpapers, but an 80mm portion of the spine-cover is lost (not affecting the lettering) and the remainder is cracked but stable. A decoration by Paul May adorns the upper board. The paper is toned. No inscriptions. Six lines of pencilled notes verso rear free endpaper. No other annotations. A light-hearted history of drinking, with recipes. xiv + 242pp. (Book ref. 008254) £30.00
A Box Full of Spirits. Adventures of a Film-Maker in Africa;
London, Heinemann, 1987; 1st Edition; Hbk; Very good/ Dj Good+; 246pp with pictorial endpapers; Brown covers with gilt title on spine; Dust jacket has wear at edges, price intact. The adventures of a film-maker with the Mursi in southern Ethiopia (Book ref. 487) £6.00
Science, Culture, and Free Spirits: A Study of Nietzsche’s ‘Human, All-Too-Human’
Humanity Books, 2010 305p, a LOW-POSTAGE paperback*, a fine copy  (*Please ignore the default postage figure as POSTAGE AND PACKING on this book will be LOW) (Book ref. 111143) £10.00
TABLES OF THE CONCENTRATED STRENGTH OF SPIRITS BY SIKES’S HYDROMETER As Used by the Officers of the Excise Branch of the Inland Revenue.
... N.d. c.. viii + 103pp. + 96pp. Trade catalogue. Upper hinge split to tail, gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, fading, some splitting to joints, some soiling and with some sl. cloth loss to upper board. US$117 (Book ref. 213251) £75.00
Health and Pleasure, Or MALVERN PUNCH, Compunded of Spirits and Water, and Flavoured with Things Geographical, Biographical and Laughical...
London: Simpkin Marshall & Co, 1865. Cloth Spine and Boards. Good+. "The Whole Purified, Liquified and Intensified by J. B. Oddfish." 120 Pages, most in nice clean condition, one repaired with tape. Only a few odd spots of foxing. Illustrated with a few B&W Drawings. Front hinge cracked. Spine has a Blue paper replacement for the cloth. The whole now in a plastic wallet. (Book ref. 002057) £20.00
The Ghosts, Spirits and Spectres of Scotland
Aberdeen: Impulse Books, 1973. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. An unusual book with green pages and silver wrapper. A nice clean copy. 179 pages. Chapters on "Ghosts in folklore and legend", "Ghostly noises and lights", "Strange Happenings", "Haunted Houses" etc. (Book ref. 12796) £5.00
The Battle of Bothwell Brig as Viewed By Spirits in Paradise
Privately Published, 1902. First Edition. A very good copy in decorated green cloth. All edges gilt. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xiv,39. Many illustrations. The book was published in commemoration of the 223rd anniversary of the battle to help towards a worthy memorial for the covenanters who fell in the battle. Poetry and prose. A nice copy of an uncommon title. (Book ref. 12281) £45.00
The Ghosts, Spirits and Spectres of Scotland
Aberdeen: Impulse Books, 1973. First Edition. 901311316 A very good copy in a very good, complete and untorn, dustwrapper. A clean copy with no foxing or ownership inscription. 179 pages. Illustrated. So far as possible the book includes "only authentic instances of the paranormal". A striking book with silver dustwrapper and green pages. (Book ref. 11023) £5.00
The Ghosts, Spirits and Spectres of Scotland
Aberdeen: Impulse Books, 1973. First Edition. A very good copy in a very good silver coloured dustwrapper lettered in black on spine. Bookplate. Unusual green pages. 179pp. Illustrated. (Book ref. 5084) £5.00
Dragons, gods & spirits from Chinese mythology.
Milan: Peter Lowe/Eurobook, 1980. VG blue cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG white d/w with col illus & black lettering, not pc, some chips, with protective film to central section. 21.5cms x 28cms, 132pp.Blue eps. Colo illus title page & col & b/w illus throughout. 13 chaps + index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 832g. 086540390. (Book ref. 2277) £10.00