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Scottish People From Byre Books


The Böd of Gremista - birthplace of Arthur Anderson

By Böd of Gremista Management Committee

Böd of Gremista Management Committee Lerwick PB Biography and guide to the building Stapled booklet, no inscriptions, good. 21pp 0


Sir Alexander Fleming - Man of Penicillin

By Malkin, John

Alloway Publishers Ayr 1st 1981 HB An accessible biography. VG, no inscriptions, in slightly edge-worn but generally VG DJ. 81pp 0


Vanished Waters - portrait of a Highland childhood

By MacGregor, Alasdair Alpin

Methuen & Co 1942 HB Sepia tint photographic ills. Thoughtful account of AAM's eccentric and rather strict Presbyterian upbringing. Good, spine titles are faded and worn. Some bumps and creases, slighly cocked. Boards creased to corners. Internally VG, clean and bright throughout. Rear inner flap of missing dj describing contents has been loosely laid in. 170pp 0


Memories - from Lanarkshire bings to the Galloway Hills

By Kane, Robina Arnott

G C Book Publishers Wigtown 1999 PB Stapled booklet, VG. 56pp 0


The Big Men - personal memories of Glasgow's police
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The Big Men - personal memories of Glasgow's police

By Pieri, Joe

Neil Wilson Glasgow 2001 PB, 2001 A history of the Glasgow police force, with anecdotes from men on the beat from the 30s to the 60s. Corners a little bumped, o/w VG. 184pp


Black o' the Green - memories o' the auld days

By Black, James

David Roe Publications Greenock 1998 PB Reprint. A Renfrewshire farmer's story, illustrated with old photographs. Covers marked and worn, tight and sound, good. 127pp 0


They Happened to Me

By Pritchard, Stanley

Saint Andrew Press Edinburgh 1st 1979 PB Signed by the author to the half title page. Covers worn, clean, tight and sound, good. 204pp 0


The Ingenious Mr Bell
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The Ingenious Mr Bell

By Osborne, Brian D

Argyll Glendaruel 1st 1995 HB A biography of the pioneer of steam-ship navigation. Signed by the author ('Best wishes, Brian') to the title page. VG in VG DJ. 286pp 0


Character Sketches

By Macleod, Norman

Charles Burnet & Co London 1st 1891 HB Tales by the author of Reminiscences of A Highland Parish. Decorative blue cloth a little worn to spine ends and corners, prize label to front paste-down, occasional age-mottling, text arranged in two columns, generally VG, tight and sound. 88pp 0


The Diaries of William Paterson Paterson

By Rawlins, Clive L ed.

Faith and Life Books Edinburgh 1st 1987 HB Diaries from 1912 to 1920 of this prominent member of the Church of Scotland, Professor of Divinity at Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities and founder of the Scottish American Association. VG, small address label to front paste-down, in VG DJ, very slight edge-wear and some fine scratches. 311pp 0


A Life in Forestry

By McEwen, John - edited by Doris Hatvany

Perth and Kinross Libraries 1st 1998 PB Edited from tapes recorded in his 97th year, this outlines the life and thinking of this veteran of the land reform movement, the author of Who Owns Scotland. VG 95pp 0


The Pain of Confinement - Prison Diaries
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The Pain of Confinement - Prison Diaries

By Boyle, Jimmy

Canongate Edinburgh 1984 HB Sequel to A Sense of Freedom. Loosely laid in are a 2-page report by Sarah Boyle on a Life, Death and Transition workshop, and a newspaper clipping: 'Boyle Banned after Drink Driving' VG, a couple of faint marks to the edge of the page block, in very slightly marked and edge-worn DJ, not price-clipped, VG. 351pp 0


My Spring and Theirs

By Stewart, Averil

Press Printing Works Wishaw 1st 1944 HB A collection of pre-war travel-sketches. Boards marked and worn, name and attractive ownership plate to ffep, some pages unopened, intenally VG in chipped, sunned and edge-worn good DJ. 95pp 0


Life and Letters of Johns Cairns DD, LLD

By MacEwen, Alexander R

Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd 1895 HB Red cloth, marked, sunned, faded especially to the spine, worn spine head and foot, internally age-mottled to prelims, o/w VG, tight and sound 798pp 0


The Findhorn Community

By Riddell, Carol

Findhorn Press Forres 1991 PB The history and evolution of a spiritual community. Amafazine article on the 30th aniversary is loosely laid in. Cover a little grubby, generally VG. 286pp 0


Strategic Women

By Gerver, Elisabeth and Hart, Lesley

Aberdeen University Press Aberdeen 1991 PB, 1991 Subtitled 'How do they manage in Scotland?', this a study both of achievement and obstruction. VG 203pp


Scottish Company Law

By Bourne, Nicholas and Pillans, Brian

Cavendish Publishing Limited London 1st edition 1996 PB The essential text for those who require a lucid and accurate introduction to company law as it applies in Scotland Cover worn at edges, inscribed by previous owner on FFEP, internally VG. 307pp 0


Life of Andrew Melville

By M'Crie, Thomas, DD

William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 1899 HB New Edition. Dark green cloth, gold lettering to spine, boards scratched and marked, a little wear to spine head and foot, browning to page edges and prelims, slight age-mottling, generally VG, tight and sound 508pp 0


The Life of a Scottish Probationer, being a memoir of Thomas Davidson

By Brown, James

James Maclehose Glasgow 1878 HB With his poems and extracts from his letters. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Spine splitting, and worn top and tail; some marks to cover, missing ffep, hinges weak, good. 335pp 0


Scottish Abstract of Statistics 1994

By Government Statistical Service

Scottish Office Edinburgh 1995 HB Ex-lib in hard laminated illustrative library binding, missing ffep, but minimal marks and generally in VG condition internally. 209pp 0