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INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT The Life of Jesus of Nazareth

William Hole
1906
Attractively inscribed on the second flyleaf by William Hole ‘To the Rev. Charles J Jenkins with the Xmas greeting of his affectionate friend The Artist, Christmas 1906’. Light blue publisher’s cloth binding, torn at the base of the spine - this is a heavy volume. Browned endpapers and to the card leaves on which the plates are mounted; occasional… Read more…
#8529

£150.00

‘I HAVE SENT PROOFS TO MOROCCO’ Mogreb-El-Acksa: A Journey in Morocco

R B Cunninghame Graham
1928
Annotated editorial copy with a letter from the Scottish politician and author, in which the adventurer explains that he has sent proofs for his next book from London to Morocco so that he might correct them while in the field. Original publisher’s cloth, ragged at head of spine, black lettering - a good copy of this first cheap edition. With a let… Read more…
#8502

£150.00

‘I HAVE PASTED INTO IT A FEW THINGS’ The Charm of Birds

Viscount Grey of Fallodon [Arthur Murray, MP for Kincardineshire)
1929
A complicated association copy inscribed first by its author, the Liberal statesman Edward Grey, to his erstwhile Parliamentary Private Secretary, Arthur C Murray the MP for Kincardineshire and later 3rd Viscount Elibank. Murray has subsequently annotated the book with his personal reminiscences of Grey, for a younger friend, inscribing the book fo… Read more…
#8528

£200.00

DAVID LIVINGSTONE’S FATHER IN LAW & MISSIONARY INSPIRATION: Signed Portrait of Robert Moffat

Maull and Co
1865
Large format signed albumen photograph of the Scottish congregationalist missionary Robert Moffat whose daughter Mary Moffat married David Livingstone. Photograph (19x15.5cm) mounted on card which has been trimmed to the edge of the albumen photograph except at the lower edge where the card mount has been signed: ‘Yours very truly Robert Moffat.’ T… Read more…
#8498

£350.00

An Archer Looks at the Bible: A Study of the Literal and Figurative Allusions to the Bow and Arrow

David Finnemore Hill
1994
Oddly scarce Pentland Press imprint A fine copy in a fine jacket. Read more…
#8493

£45.00

EDINBURGH-PENNED MANUSCRIPT Mary Stuart A Tragedy in Three Acts Adapted from the German of Schiller by Frances Ann Kemble

Frances Ann Kemble - Friedrich Schiller
1866
A manuscript fair copy of Fanny Kemble’s adaptation of Mary Stuart, executed with some skill in Edinburgh in the 1860s, shortly after the play’s publication in this form. Red morocco binding signed by Seton and Mackenzie of Edinburgh on the front turn-in; all edges gilt. Darkening and rubbing to extremities of the binding. Yellow coated endpapers;… Read more…
#8468

£400.00

INSCRIBED TO ALASDAIR GRAY Grieve on Geddes

Professor Sir Robert Grieve
1992
A work that brings together three distinguished Scottish polymaths: inscribed by the author on the first flyleaf: ‘To Alasdair Gray from Bob Grieve - you will find quotations from the main biographies in the Appendices. Blessings on the good work! March 1992.’ Near fine, just a little fading to the spine. A monograph by one distinguished Scotsman,… Read more…
#8492

£85.00

INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM GOW Drift of Isla

William Gow
1902
Inscribed first edition of this uncommon verse collection on Scottish themes - just one institutional copy in Scotland at the NLS. Quarter dark green cloth over light green cloth, attractively combined; inscribed ‘7th Nov 1906 Yrs sincerely William Gow’. Lightly spotted paper stock, overall very good. In addition to the NLS copy OCLC locates Cambri… Read more…
#8452

£125.00

SEVEN SCOTTISH CHAPBOOKS: The History of Dick Whittington & his Cat [&] The Celebrated History of the Renowned Robin Hood [&] The History of the Sleeping Beauty ETC

Anonymous
1840
Five rare Montrose chapbooks, all with their pictorial wrappers, bound together with a single Edinburgh and London imprint. Good quality recent half calf binding which incorporates the 19th century binder’s instructions for a client named ‘McGregor’ who had requested half calf with a ‘yellow top’ edge - just visible still. The binder’s stamp of J F… Read more…
#8453

£350.00

SCOTTISH & IRISH PEERAGE CASES BEFORE THE HOUSE OF LORDS: Case of Sir Robert Gordon, Bart Claiming the Title, Honour and Dignity of Earl of Sutherland [&] The Case of the Right Honourable Arthur Annesley Viscount Valentia... Earl of Anglesey

Robert Gordon, Earl of Sutherland; Arthur Annesley Mountnorris
1769
A dozen 18th century imprints relating to Peerage Cases heard before the House of Lords concerning succession of the Scottish Earls of Sutherland and the Irish Earl of Anglesey. Items 1-8 relate to the counter claims of Robert Gordon, a descendant of the 1st Earl of Sutherland and Elizabeth Sutherland Leveson-Gower who won the case to become 19th C… Read more…
#8401

£650.00

‘I SHALL BECOME QUITE AU FAIT AT PROBING BULLET WOUNDS’: A Scottish Surgeon on the Yangtse during the Taiping Rebellion

Robert Grieve (Assistant Surgeon to Admiral James Hope)
1861
Letters home from a second generation Glaswegian surgeon describing the ‘horrors of war’ he experienced in China as a Naval Surgeon during the Taiping Uprising of 1861-2. The Rebellion - actually a pan-Chinese civil war - was the most bloodthirsty conflict of the 19th century, estimated to have cost between 20 and 30 million lives and Grieve’s rema… Read more…
#8432

£4500.00

A SATIRE ON SCOTTISH COVENANTERS The Whigs Supplication or, the Scotch-Hudibras. A Mock-Poem in Two Parts

Samuel Colvil
1751
Satire on the Scottish Presbyterian covenanters, ending with a Latin version of the final 36 English lines. Very pretty polished calf with case mark indicated by two circular morocco spine labels; minor loss of leather close to the upper joint between spine and front cover, adjacent to lowest label; speckled edges. Casemark repeated in ink on the f… Read more…
#8383

£175.00

DUNDEE MUSIC RETAILERS - The Violin and the Care of the Violin: Wholesale and Export Catalogue of Violins

Larg & Sons Dundee Ltd
1927
Violin catalogue issued by the longstanding Dundee music retailer, Larg and Sons. Brown wrappers with the label of ‘RGW Brown, Princes Street, Dundee’ to the upper cover; old fold to limp cover; stapled contents with annotations relating to violin makers. Pages a little grubby from use but extensively illustrated on good quality coated paper. No in… Read more…
#8550

£95.00

TWO SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS: Terry Street [&] The Happier Life

Douglas Dunn
1969
Two early Dunn collections inscribed to the same person. Terry Street is near fine in a near very good jacket with extensive brown spotting along the top edge; inscribed on the flyleaf ‘To Dennis Saunders from Douglas Dunn with best wishes 21.iii.75’ with the Poetry Society Bulletin issue about this book from Autumn 1969 laid in. The Happier Life,… Read more…
#8548

£95.00

MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL TO CHINA DURING THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION by a Jewish Refugee from 1930s Austria

Ernst Billig
1965
A minutely observed manuscript travel diary of a research-cum-sightseeing trip to China and the USSR, ending with a nostalgic visit to Vienna, that offers glimpses of a personal history shaped by the Holocaust. Austrian-Jewish by background the electrical engineer Ernst Billig (1904-1970) was born in Vienna, was forced to flee to England where he b… Read more…
#8545

£1250.00

THE LETTERS OF LORD NELSON to Lady Hamilton; with a Supplement

Admiral Horatio Nelson - Emma Hamilton
1814
First edition in a contemporary Regency polished calf binding with attractive gilt decoration. Black spine labels a little chipped; all edges marbled. Marbled endpapers; pencil ownership inscription of ‘Walter James Lindsay’ (1847-1922) on second flyleaf of Vol I. Collates correctly: xii, pp274; viii, pp264. A little creasing at the head of pp14-20… Read more…
#8541

£200.00

NO 85 OF 100 COPIES Turkish Archery and the Composite Bow

Paul E Klopsteg [Robert P Elmer]
1934
Presentation copy, one of a hundred subscription copies, inscribed by Klopsteg to the American champion archer, Robert P Elmer. Quarter red roan over cloth covered boards. Klopsteg has signed the title page, numbered the book overleaf ‘85’ and written below: ‘Dr Robert P Elmer. With the Author’s appreciation and compliments.’ Unfortunately the book… Read more…
#8506

£150.00

ANNOTATED PRESENTATION COPY Sketches of the Origin, Process, and Effects of Music with an Account of the Ancient Bards and Minstrels

Rev Richard Eastcott
1795
Annotated presentation copy of the third edition with an affectionate note about the author’s life in Exeter, ‘now (1823) quite blind’ written by the book’s recipient, George Westlake. Half calf binding overlaid and strengthened with red cloth at some later stage - over marbled boards. Westlake’s bookplate appears on the front pastedown with offset… Read more…
#8504

£300.00

The Natural History of Man: Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Uncivilized Races of Men. Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, America, Asia and Ancient Europe.

J G Wood
1874
A very nice set in decorative publisher’s cloth bindings; all edges marbled. Black coated endpapers and illustrated throughout both volumes by Angas, Dancy, Wolf, Zwecker and engraved by Dalziel brothers. A little textual browning, otherwise very good, perhaps even a little better. The two volumes were issued in 1874 and 1880. Read more…
#8535

£250.00

BASEBALL IN THE 1880s The Boys’ Book of Sports and Outdoor Life in America

Maurice Thompson; George B M Harvey
1887
Nicely bound English edition of Thompson’s Book of Sports which had appeared in the USA a year earlier and contains a baseball story by George Harvey. Attractive green publisher’s binding with gilt decoration; rubbed and a little worn at the head and tail of the spine. Spectacular art nouveau-style endpapers; a little browning to text which is illu… Read more…
#8532

£150.00

WITH ELIOT’S SIGNATURE The Family Reunion

T S Eliot
1950
A very smart copy with T S Eliot’s signature in blue ink on a small oblong of paper tipped onto the title page. A crisp copy of the 6th edition from 1950, near fine in a near fine jacket. Ownership signature from 1958 to the flyleaf over an erased earlier inscription. Eliot's signature is not difficult to find on limited editions but desirable on t… Read more…
#8518

£295.00

THE CATHEDRALS AND CONVENTUAL CHURCHES of England and Wales Orthographically Delineated

Daniel King; Wenceslaus Hollar
1656
Scarce if incomplete example of King’s Commonwealth era collection of views of churches and cathedrals with extensive provenance recorded on the book. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Small folio-size bound in late 17th century panelled calf, rebacked, probably in the 19th century with a gilt heraldic device to the spine. Front pastedown has a c1800 manuscript… Read more…
#8525

£950.00

NOVA SCOTIA, Prince Edward Island, and Part of New Brunswick. Third Edition, with many Additional Names & Corrections [Map]

James Dawson [Sir Charles Trollope]
1854
Pictou-imprint map of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island from the estate of the British Commander in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the late 1850s, General Sir Charles Trollope. A map produced by James Dawson as the third edition in 1854 and lithographed in Edinburgh. Cloth-backed coloured map, dated 1854 (73x56cm) folded to 14x18cm; a little spotting.… Read more…
#8509

£300.00

THE HISTORY OF CLERKENWELL by the late William J Pinks

William J Pinks; Edward J Wood
1881
Expensively produced 19th century history and guide to this area of north London in the augmented second edition. Decorative publisher’s cloth binding over bevel-edged boards, red edges to text block; faded to spine with scuffing at head and tail of spine. Black coated endpapers; cracking to inner hinge before the first fold-out map by Pickburn. Co… Read more…
#8505

£165.00

SARACEN ARCHERY: an English Version and Exposition of a Mameluke Work on Archery ca AD 1368

J D Latham & W F Paterson - Al Yunani
1970
Very uncommon translation of Taybugha Al-Ashrafi Al-Baklamishi Al-Yunani's Complete Manual of Archery for Cadets, first written for a Mameluke Sultan. A fine copy in a good jacket - closed tears at the head of both panels; now in protective mylar. Originally priced at 7 Guineas, this was always an expensive book and remain a desirable addition to a… Read more…
#8501

£300.00