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Why Gaelic Matters

By Thomson, Derick

Edinburgh: The Saltire Society/An Comunn Gaidhealach, 1984 Saltire Pamphlets new series 5 - the history and significance of Gaelic and its related arts in Scottish life. Stapled booklet, covers worn and marked, some numbers to front cover verso, no other annotation, good.


Sea names of Berneray. Ainmean-Mhara Bhearnaraigh

By Mackillop, Donald. (Domhnull Macphilip 'Ic Phaic).

Inverness: Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness No publish date. But taken from TGSI VOL LVI. (1988-1990). Small octavo item. In orange covers, slight sunning to spine. Clean and tight throughout. With appendices. Discussion of maritime skerry, rock, shoals and island place-names in and around Bearnaraigh and the sounds of Harris and Uist. A scarce interesting work which also contains a deal of invaluable local knowledge. 0


Chapman 67 Winter 1991-2

By Hendry, Joy ed.

Edinburgh: Chapman Magazine, 1992 Featuring centennial reflections on Neil Gunn and Tom Nairn on Scottish identity. Good.


A Flame in the Mearns: Lewis Grassic Gibbon a Centenary Celebration
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A Flame in the Mearns: Lewis Grassic Gibbon a Centenary Celebration

By Mcculloch, Margery Palmer;Dunnigan, Sarah

Glasgow: Assn for Scottish Literary Studies, 2003 A collection of essays celebrating the literary achievement of Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell).


The Voice Within - Pushkin Prize - winning entries from Scotland and Russia 1989 - 1998

By Illus. Alison Prince, ed. Mary Baxter, intro. Edwin Morgan

The Pushkin Prizes in Scotland Glasgow 1999 HB An anthology of poems and prose from secondary school children in Scotland and Russia, with a foreword from Pushkin's great-great-granddaughter, Lady Butter. Ex-lib, in hard laminated illustrative library binding, clean and sound, good. 128pp 0


The Scottish Ballads

By Chambers, Robert

William Tait Edinburgh 1829 HB A scarce first edition of this work, not a reprint. Chambers saught to make a composite "best version" from the many ballad variants that had been published by Scott, Jamieson, Finlay, Kinloch, Motherwell, Buchan etc. Rebacked, with new endpapers. Good, rather worn and edge-worn boards, no inscriptions, some internal mottling, tight and sound. 399pp 0


Books in Scotland - No. 5, Autumn 1879

By Wilson, Norman ed.

Ramsay Head Edinburgh 1979 PB Includes articles on John Galt by C A Whatley, on Scots by Albert D Mackie, on Buchan by Trevor Royle, on miniature books by Ian Macdonald, and an interview with Iain Crichton Smith by Frank Thompson. Stapled booklet, covers a little worn and marked, good. 40pp 0


No Trouble - new and recent Scottish writing

By Keith Murray publications ed.

KMP Aberdeen 1989 PB Powerful short stories, plays and music, by John Hearne, Keith Murray, Iain Crichton Smith, Paul Logan, John R Walker, Ken Morrice, Cuthbert Graham and Robert Smith (on the 19th century Angus poet Dorothea Maria Ogilvy), David Toulmin, Alasdair MacPherson, Fred Urquhart. VG, name to ffep (of Scottish writer Margaret Elphinstone). 102pp 0


Dark Whistle - poems

By Watson, Tom

Akros Kirkcaldy 1997 PB A first poetry collection from the actor. VG. 68pp 0


Orchids in Glenrothes

By Cordiner, Elizabeth

Windfall Books Kelty 2007 PB A poetry pamphlet in the Fife New Poets series. Stapled booklet, VG. 30pp 0



By Whittingham, Brian ed.

Cardonald College Glasgow 2000 PB Second issue of scarce literary magazine published by Cardonald College, Glasgow. Good, some creasing and other light marks. 51pp 0


The Dark Horse - Scottish-American poetry magazine - 16 - Spring 2004

By Cambridge, Gerry ed.

Dark Horse 2004 PB With R S Gwynn on Douglas Dunn, Diana Hendry on Ian Hamilton, Joseph S Salemi and Philip Hobsbaum debating the death of poetry, and further poems and reviews. Name to front cover, o/w VG. 96pp 0


A Braw Brew - stories in Scots for young folk

By Niven, Liz and Fortune, Pete eds.

Watergaw Newton Stewart 1st 1997 PB Voices from all the airts of Scotland make this a rich collection of tales from contemporary writers in Scots. Signed by editor and author Liz Niven to prelim ('tae Rosie fae Liz wi thanks '98'). Foreward by Janet Paisley, illus by Sheila McKay. VG. 149pp 0


The Scotish Minstrel - a selection from the vocal melodies of Scotland ancient and modern Vol III

By Smith, R A

J Purdie Edinburgh HB Undated - 19th century. Fourth edition. Title engraving shows a kilted youth. Traditional songs arranged for voice and piano. Volume 3 only. Dark green cloth marked and worn, spine strengthened with japanese paper, no inscriptions, hinges loose but holding, pages age-mottled, yellowed and with occasional grubby marks, good. 108pp 0


The Pride of Fiona MacRae

By Swan, Annie S

John Leng & Co London HB Undated. Black cloth a little worn and marked, lettering to the spine much worn, no inscriptions, some age-mottling, clean, tight and sound, good, no DJ. 351pp 0


The Betrothed, a tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate

By Scott, Sir Walter

Adam and Charles Black London 1892 HB Reprint, first published in 1825. The text is arranged in two columns and there are b/w illustrations as head and tail pieces to some chapters. Blue cloth, gold lettering to the spine, name stamps to front paste-down, pages yellowed and some age-mottling throughout, tight and sound, good. 732pp 0


The Darkening Green

By Mackenzie, Compton

Cassell London 1st 1934 HB Signed by the author to the title page. There is an ownership plate to the front paste down in the name of Rupert Croft-Cooke: Mackenzie was a character witness at his trial. Green cloth covers marked and worn, one corner chipped, age-mottling to prelims, clean, tight and sound, good, no DJ. 328pp 0


Abbeys Hold Dark Corners

By Crole, Robert

Alba Publishing Jedburgh PB Undated - 2000? A murder mystery set in the Scottish Borders. Name to ffep, o/w good. 226pp 0



By Leith Writers Workshop

Workers' Educational Association Edinburgh PB Undated - 1980's. Poems and short stories. Stapled booklet, good. 20pp 0


Sphinx 2 November 2005

By Nelson, Helena ed.

Happenstance Press Glenrothes 2005 PB Hamish Whyte of Mariscat headlines the second issue of this magazine devoted to poetry in chapbook form. Stapled booklet, VG. 44pp 0


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