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Cuninghame, topographized by Timothy Pont, 1604-1608:, With Continuations and Illustrative Notices By the Late James Dobie of Crummock, F.S.A SCOT.

By [ edited by John Shedden Dobie

Glasgow: John Tweed, 1876. By the early Seventeeth Century, Timothy Pont had personally surveyed, with astonishing accuracy, all the counties and isles of Scotland, and made notes to support his cartography. Cunninghame Topographized is a chorographical description of the district of Cunningham, Ayrshire, in Sir James Balfour of Denmilne's Collections on the Shires (National Library of Scotland Adv.MS.33.2.27, ff.205-15). Although the author of the handwriting has not been identified, it is credited to Timothy Pont on the opening page. The short manuscript, consisting of a brief Introduction and an 'Alphabett' of 348 names in Cunninghame, Ayrshire, was extensively annotated by James Dobie, making this a substantial contribution to the knowledge of the history of the area. According to the Introduction, James Dobie's premature death in 1853 allowed a plagiarised version to appear, ( as Topographical Account of the District of Cunningham, Ayrshire. Compiled about the year 1600, by Mr Timothy Pont, edited by J. Fullarton, Glasgow: Maitland Club, 1858 ). His work was updated by his son and published, nearly twenty years later, as Cuninghame, Topographized by Timothy Pont, A.M., 1604-1608, edited by J. S. Dobie (Glasgow: John Tweed, 1876). This is the actual 1876 edition, possibly a recased copy in Black cloth, black gilt label to spine. Includes the large folding map to the front [ very good ], xix + 426pp, 33 illustrations. A nicelp kept copy, just a few areas of foxing. Tightly bound, small rub spine head. . Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by James Dobie of Crummock. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$114.67

History of the Lands and their owners in Galloway. Illustrated by woodcuts of notable places and objects. With a historical sketch of the district. [ 5 Volume Set ]

By McKerlie,Peter Handyside.

Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1870. All first editions published between 1870 - 1879. Matching cloth boards, with Spine title: Lands and their owners in Galloway. With a preface to Vol. 1 by J. Paterson. Vol. 1, issued anonymously, was written by M'Kerlie, supervised by James Paterson. For v. 2-5, issued with author's name on t.-p., m'Kerlie alone is responsible. 5v. ([7], iv-viii, [1], 2-530; [5], vi-xiv, [3], 2-508; [5], vi-xix, [2], 2-508; [5], vi-xii, [1], 2-482; [7], vi-ix, [4], 2-458, p.) : ill. ; 19cm. Indexes included. Very good, tight clean copies. All securely bound, square examples. { representative images to follow }. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$195.61

Tents in Mongolia : A youth edition prepared by Eleanor Graham.

By Haslund-Christensen, Henning.; Graham, Eleanor

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd, 1935. Eleanor Graham is an Editor of "Puffin Story Books". First Edition Thus: (viii), 272 pp. 8 plates, maps and one illustration in the text. Neat copy, firm and tight. Neat ink inscription former owner to ffep. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$17.54

Camden's Britannia, 1695 : a facsimile of the 1695 edition published by Edmund Gibson

By Camden, William 1551-1623. [ with an introduction by Stuart Piggott and a bibliographical note by Gwyn Walters.

London: Times Newspapers, 1971. Original publisher's brown cloth over red boards, lettered gilt at the spine. 13, [208], 1116 p. (4 fold.) : ill.., maps. ; 41 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Fine copy. Lacks Slip Case. . Hard Cover. Fine/No Slip Case. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$121.41

The Diamond Jubilee in Cheshire, a Descriptive Account of How the Sixtieth Year of the Glorious Reign [ Ltd Edition 109/200 Copies

By COOKE John H., Written and Compiled By

Warrington & London: Mackie & Co Ltd, 1899. This is a very good copy of this uncommon title. A Detailed Account of Cheshire's Celebration of Queen Victoria's Sixtieth year on the Throne. Together with the Names of all the Deputy Lieutenants, Magistrates, County, Borough, Urban, Rural and Parish Councillors. and their Officials in Office in this County on Diamond Jubilee Day, Tuesday, June 22nd 1897. This copy is fresh and vibrant, the Vellum Binding is with only miniscule age discolour; with ornate gilt boards with Royal Crown above Title, and the Armorial Plate of Hugh Duke of Westminster beneath. Top edge in gilt. Numerous tissue guarded b/w photograph plates, including frontis by: [ Robert Milne, Photographer to the Queen] [Aboyne and Ballater.] - Her Majesty The Queen Going for Her Morning Ride, Accomponied By The Princess Christian and The Princess Frederica of Hanover. The whole Edition consisted of 200 Crown Volumes and a further 50 Royal Quarto editions. This is one is numbered 109 pp: 289. A very good copy., with some marks to vellum, firm and tight binding. All contents in very nice order . Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Tissue Guarded b/w Photographs. 4to.

$404.70

Shotley parish records : with illustrations, maps, and pedigrees.
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Shotley parish records : with illustrations, maps, and pedigrees.

By Hervey, S. H. A. (Sydenham Henry Augustus) [ Edited By

Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk: Paul & Mathew, 1912. Series - Suffolk green books ; no. 16 (2); x, 506 p. : illus., plates, ports., fold. maps ; 22 cm [ as called for all plates Maps etc ] A neat copy, in the original Green gilt boards, rear boar with some dis colour areas [ images to follow]. A secure tight binding, pages and contents Excellent. [ Loaction: Fp1 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$40.47

A short economic and social history of the Lake counties, 1500-1830

By Bouch, C. M. L. [ with contributions by R. W. Brunskill.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1968. Reprint: A very nice example, fresh crisp copy, in a very pleasant Jacket, with light fade. p. ix, illustrations, colour folding map to rear, 371, Index.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.89

The Deanery of Harlow, a small contribution to the history of the church in Essex; with illus by the author.

By Fisher, John L. (John Lionel)

Colchester: Benham & Co Ltd, 1922. vi, 372 p. : ill. (some col.), coats of arms, maps, plan ; 20 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. A nice copy of an interesting Local History volume. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by with illustrations by the author.. 12mo.

$26.98

Henry Manship's Great Yarmouth

By Eccleston, A. W.

Great Yarmouth: Printed for A. W. Eccleston By John Buckle Printers, 1971. "Yarmouth is indeed fortunate in possessing in the 20th Century a citizen ready and willing to delve into its archives and produce for us in such readable form the impressions of a borough official written 350 years ago" - taken from foreword. A very good copy, just with some fade to spine. Clean and tight copy. p.110, illustrations. Folding plan to rear [ excellent ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$12.14

England's thousand best Houses
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England's thousand best Houses

By Jenkins, Simon.

London: Allen Lane, 2003. 'A hymn to good architecture, an ode to authentic domestic interiors ...buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car. No other book (apart from his "1,000 Churches") will prompt so many joyous detours' -Christopher Hudson, "Daily Mail". England's houses are a treasure trove of riches and a unique, living record of the nation's history. Simon Jenkins' magnificent guide selects the finest palaces, mansions, halls, castles and cottages throughout the land, from the stately to the humble, in a glorious celebration of English life. A nice clean copy, just light handling. No inscriptions whatsoever. xl, 950 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm. Bibliography: pxxx-xxxi. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.61

A new survey of England : Devon
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A new survey of England : Devon

By Hoskins, W G

London: Collins, 1964. Later Edition: xx, 600 p. : ill. A super copy, in like dust jacket. [Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.49

The expansion of Europe in the eighteenth century : overseas rivalry discovery and exploitation.
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The expansion of Europe in the eighteenth century : overseas rivalry discovery and exploitation.

By Williams, Glyndwr

London: Blandford Press, 1966. [Blandford history series.]: Contents: - 1. Introduction: The rival empires -- 2. Contest for empire in the West 1700-1763: Introduction ; Motives and problems of empire ; Areas of tension : North American and the Caribbean 1713-1748 ; Climax of the contest : the Seven Years War 1756-1763 -- 3. Widening horizons 1740-1790: Introduction ; The clash of trading empires in India 1744-1763 ; Expansion of India and the eastern seas 1763-1793 ; The opening of the Pacific -- 4. The colonial empires in an age of revolution 1763-1815: Introduction ; Reorganization and rebellion in the Americas 1763-1789 ; War and revolution overseas 1789-1815. a lovely copy in a like dust jacket. p, x, 309, illustrated. [ Loaction: Fp1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$13.49

Houses and people of Japan
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Houses and people of Japan

By TAUT, Bruno.

London: John Gifford Ltd, 1938. Bruno Taut (1880-1938) was not a Japanologist nor an art historian specialising on East Asia; he was a successful modern architect of housing developments in Berlin in the 1920's. When Taut emigrated to Japan in 1933, he had expected to experience the celebrated eminent culture of the country; he also hoped to work as an advisor to architects or institutions dealing with city planning and housing development. As a well reputed modern German architect who was invited to give public lectures that received much publicity, Taut, after his arrival in Japan in May 1933, was asked to write about his first impressions of the country, no matter whether they were positive or negative. His book Nippon mit europäischen Augen gesehen, compiled in July 1933 and published in Spring 1934 soon became a big success. In all, he finished four books, two published in Japanese, Nippon Seen with European Eyes (1934), Japanese Arts Seen with European Eyes, translated as Nippon bunka shi kan, A Personal View on Japanese Culture (1936), Fundamentals of Japanese Architecture in German and English (1936), and Houses and People of Japan (1937) in English. Buckram, lettering stamped in silver on spine xiii, 318 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. With b/w illustrations in text, as well as tipped-on illustrations in b/w and color, demonstrating a variety of illustration techniques. Includes bibliographical references and index. A very clean, tight copy. [ Representative images will follow }. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Tall 8vo.

$215.84

Beware of Africans. A pilgrimage from Cairo to the Cape.
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Beware of Africans. A pilgrimage from Cairo to the Cape.

By Reynolds, Reginald Arthur.

London: Jarrolds, 1955. The copy Published in America in a slightly altered form under the title: Cairo to Cape Town describes this book more appropriately and sensitively! [With plates, including portraits, and endpaper maps.];367 p. : ill., ports., map ; 22 cm. Neat clean copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$12.14

Kilwinning

By Ker, William Lee.

Kilwinning : A.W. Cross, 1900. The Author wrote many books about Kilwinning, but this one appears to be the most uncommon. This copy is rated Good+, never a good looking book, covers a little rubbed at extremities, , few minor marks to covers, binding tight and secure, pages clean. xi, 368 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. Includes index.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. 8vo.

$80.94

Kirkcudbright [St. Cuthbert's town] : its mote, castle, monastery and parish churches ... / with a chapter on ancient Rome, Galloway, and Ayrshire, by I.A. Richmond.
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Kirkcudbright [St. Cuthbert's town] : its mote, castle, monastery and parish churches ... / with a chapter on ancient Rome, Galloway, and Ayrshire, by I.A. Richmond.

By Robison, Joseph.

Dumfries, Scotland: Robert Dinwiddie, 1926. [ undated ] but copyright 1926. BOOK: xii + 189pp, with a few b/w illust. Excellent copy, good colour, tight and clean. No inscriptions. [ Loaction: Fp2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$20.24

The Merrick and the neighbouring hills : tramps by hill, stream, and loch
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The Merrick and the neighbouring hills : tramps by hill, stream, and loch

By McBain, J. M. (James M.)

Ayr, Scotland: Stephen & Pollock, 1929. Second impression Sept 1929: Becoming a difficult title to find in this condition. 335 p., [38] leaves of plates : ill., front. ; 21 cm. Includes index. Very clean, square example, lighest bumps/nudges to spine ends. Binding tight and secure. Pages excellent. Free of any inscriptions. . Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$67.45

Highways and Byways in Galloway and Carrick
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Highways and Byways in Galloway and Carrick

By DICK, Charles Hill.

London: Macmillan & Co, 1916. This is either a Fine or Virtually Fine copy. It is very nice. xxix, 536 p, illustrated. [ Loaction: Fp1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by With illustrations by Hugh Thomson [and a map].. 8vo.

$24.28

History of the Parish and Abbey of Glen Luce, with a historical commentary on the settlement of the Romans in Galloway, etc. [With plates.]

By RUSK, John McGill.

London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1930. Full Leather, with 5 raised bands. Nice publication. xv, 147 p. ; illustrated. No real faults. [ Loaction: BR1 /GC ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$37.77

Thames to Tahiti
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Thames to Tahiti

By Howard, Sidney

London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1951. Series: The Mariner's Library No: 16. A very decent copy, just with some tanning to spine, in a very good, unclipped dust Jacket, just a surface line/mark to rear cover, light extremity rubs. p.219, illustrated. [ Loaction: BR1 / 1 /4]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$18.89

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