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The Burdies : A Comedy in Scots Verse from the Greek of Aristophanes

By Aristophanes (Trans Douglas Young)

Fife, Scotland: Douglas Young, 1959 Unique, comic, Caledonian version of Aristophanes "Birds" as perfomed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1959.(includes a handy glossary of the Scots dialect). 1st.UK Ed.. Original Wraps. Very Good.


Stepping Into the Spotlight

By Weir, Molly

London: Arrow, 1975 With sparkling Scottish warmth and humour Molly Weir recreates the harsh years of ration books, points and coupons, the ITMA years.8.00. Reprint.. Pbk. Fine.


Hills of Home

By Fraser, Amy Stewart

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985 The author lived as a girl at Glen Gaim, near Balmoral. and re-creates the life of those days C 1890 and after) as accurately as a photograph. 1st Pbk Ed... Softcover. Near Fine.


King James VI & I

By Willson, David Harris

London: Jonathan Cape, 1962 Biography of a "most interesting monarch, who was a baffling combination of learning and pedantry, shrewdness and folly, lofty aspirations and contemptable practice and whose interests included theology, natural history, poetry and witchcraft, not to mention hunting . a man of intelligence whose abilities were vitiated by serious defects of character" 480p. illus. notes index. Owner inscription on ffep, else near fine.. Reprint.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.


Wort, Worms and Washbacks : Memoirs from the Stillhouse
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Wort, Worms and Washbacks : Memoirs from the Stillhouse

By McDougall,John & Smith Gavin D. Smith

Glasgow: Angel's Share / Neil Wilson Publishing, 2001 These are the memoirs of one of Scotland's best known whisky distillers and cover his time in the industry from 1963 until the present day. In that time John McDougall has worked in some of Scotland's most famous distilleries in Speyside, Ayrshire, Islay and Campbeltown as well as holding head office posts in Glasgow before setting up his own whisky brokering business based in Kelso. These memoirs are all about the characters that John has dealt with in the many differing places he has worked and portray as complete a picture of the distillery shop floor, the stillroom and the mashroom and the changes that have been made in them over the past 35 years as possible. Co-authored by whisky authority Gavin D. Smith (A-Z of Whisky) this revealing evocation of the true goings-on in the whisky trade will delight and surprise anyone with an interest in the subject.215p. glossary index.. 1st UK Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.


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By MacDonald, Aeneas

Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2006 As well as exploring long-lost malts, MacDonald remains startlingly relevant. This little book began whisky's renaissance, through MacDonald's sense of what it means to be Scottish; his passionate discussion of why whisky - especially good whisky - matters and his notes on how, when and why to drink whisky. Remarkably, "Whisky" has never before been reprinted. This facsimile commemorative edition, including an introduction by renowned whisky writer, Ian Buxton and a foreword by Charlie Maclean . will attract wide attention from fervent whisky enthusiasts and casual dram-takers alike and promises to be the most important whisky reprint ever.New with pubizshedr's. Facsimile Reprint.. Hardcover. New/New.


The Auld Scots Tongue

By Cleishbotham the Younger

Glasgow: Lang Syne Publishers Ltd, 1987 Thousands of Scottish Words and Their Meanings - an abridged version of Cleishbotham's "Handbook of the Scottish Language" originally published in 1857. 62p.. First Thus.. Softcover. Near Fine.


What's Cooking in Scotland

By Craig, Elizabeth

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1965 Traditional recipes from Scotland. 151p.. First Editon.. Fine/Good with slight chips & Tears.


Prince Charlie (De Jure Charles III, King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland)

By Mackenzie, Compton

London: Dennis Dobson, 1952 Neat tight copy, minor signs of library ownership. 167p. frontis index. Reissue.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped. Ex-Library.


Picturesque and Romantic Edinburgh

Edinburgh: Ritchie's of Edinburgh Small introduction for visitors to the capital of Scotland. Illustrated with photographs in both B & W and colour, as well as pretty watercolours. 63p. map. No date ,but seems c.1930 ( predates WWII ). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


The Shores of Fife

By Geddie, John

London: Blackie & Sons, London & Glasgow, 1922 From series of short, illustrated travel/guide books first published in Britain by Blackie & Son around 1910 and continuing in print until the 1950s. Each title featured a particular region, town or city and was illustrated by watercolour landscape painter, E. W. Haslehust. This vintage copy from the "Beautiful Scotland"series contains 12 charming full colour plates. 68p. Contents clean and bright, but cover a little soiled and a strip from the lower spine is missing. Name of previous owner on ffep.. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. Good>Very Good. Illus. by E.W. Haslehust.


The Prince in the Heather

By Linklater, Eric

London: Grafton, 1987 After the disaster of Culloden in April 1746, Charles Edward Stuart was a fugitive in Scotland for six months. Hounded by his foes, sheltered by his devoted Highland friends, Bonnie Prince Charlie evaded capture and sailed for France in September of that grim year. This is the story of his flight, and of the wild, beautiful country he claimed, in vain, as his birthright. - and - This is an account, by a world-famous Scottish author, of the greatest manhunt in history. The time is August, 1746: the quarry none other than Bonnie Prince Charlie, fleeing for his life after the disastrous battle of Culloden, the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil. The story, told almost day by day and using journals and other contemporary sources, is one of superb bravery, cold treachery, desperate moonlight escapes, hiding out in caves and pig-styes with the most meagre of supplies, and of the love and devotion of a few faithful Highlanders who gladly offered up their lives for the Prince from over the water. Here, in words and pictures, is the most spell-binding book about Scotland ever published. Reprint.. Softc. Very Good.


The Eye is Delighted: Some Romantic Travellers in Scotland

By Lindsay, Maurice

London: Frederick Muller, 1971 Scotland as described by some 19th. C. travellers : Thomas Gray, William Gilpin, Sarah Murray, Thomas Thornton, William & Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Felix Mendelssohn & Karl Klingemann, Hans Christian Andersen & Queen Victoria . 296p. plates index.. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


Dictionary of Britain: An A-Z of the British Way of Life (Oxford Paperback Reference)

By Room, Adrian

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986 Interesting, amusing, puzzling and even frustrating aspects of life in Britain are explained in this new dictionary. Over 3,000 alphabetically arranged entries give up-to-date coverage of Britain and the British way of life. More than just a tourist guide, this dictionary covers a wide range of topics, including important public events, well-known people, geography, food, work, and sports. Clean crisp tight copy - looks unread, but has remaoanider mark. First Thus.. Softcover. Near Fine.


Precipitous City : The Story of Literary Edinburgh
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Precipitous City : The Story of Literary Edinburgh

By Royle, Trevor

Marlboro (NJ): Taplinger Publishing Co., 1980 Celebration of Edinburgh's literary evolution from the Renaissance Poets to the novelists and poets of the 20th century, the pubs and taverns and market-places - Edinburgh as reflected in the work of major Scottish writers. 210p. plates bibliography. index. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


Iona : A History of the Island with Descriptive Notes

By McNeill. F.M

Glasgow: Blackie & Son, 1931 ' . a modest handbook . a concise and comprehensive account of the island : its history and significance in the progress of our Western civilization; - its antiquities of the Celtic and mediaeval periods, and not least its folk-lore., which gives life and colour to almost every cranny in the litle island" Armorial book plate of previous owner Reginald Britten-Hale, author of a biography of St. Columba. 105p. plates, map, bibliography, appendices, index.. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.


Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland

By MacColl, Ewan & Seeger, Peggy

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977 A wide ranging survey of variant words and music of traditional songs from travellers,gypsies and tinkers in England and Scotland. 357p. references index. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.


Morayshire Described Being a Guide to Visitors Containing Notices of Ecclesiastical and Military Antiquities, Topographical Descriptions of the Principal Residences Towns and Villages, and Geneaological notes of the Leading Families in the County.

By Watson,J & W

Moray District Libraries, 1983 Fascimile of the original edition published in 1868 by Russell & Watson, Elgin. "An invaluable portrait of Morayshire half-way through the Victorian age." 350p. illus.index [+ 16 pages of advertisements of material available from Russell & Watson] Map laid in . Clean crisp copy, small stain on frornt of dj.. Facsimile Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.


A Rope - in Case

By Beckwith, Lillian

London: Hutchinson, 1968 More amusing relections on life in the Hebrides by 'Miss Peckwitt' Attractive illustrated dj by Douglas Hall. Name of previous owner on ffep. Name of previous owner on ffep. 1st UK Ed. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Illus. by Douglas Hall.


Crown for a Prisoner

By Oliver, Jane

London: Collins, 1953 Fictional biography of James I Scotland, imprisoned by the English, who eventually regained the throne (review copy , note tipped on to ffep). 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


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