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The Clan Line in the Great War

The Clan Line in the Great War

by Hurd, Archibald

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First edition. Printed for the Clan Line Steamers by Jarrold and Sons, The Empire Press. Norwich. nd. Octavo. viii, 135pp. Photo portrait frontis., 11 further photo plates. Original blue decorative cloth, gilt and blind tooling to spine, gilt and embossed vignette to upper board. Spine sunned, slight edge wear. Occasional neat pencil underlining. A large number of the Clan LIne's ships were requisitioned by the British Government during the First World War. They were called "The Scots Navy". Of 62 ships at the outbreak of war, 28 were lost.Only two copies of this rarer edition held in the UK: National Maritime Museum and the City of London Guildhall, who both query the date of publication. Not held in the British Library. The more common Cassells reprint was published in 1924.
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The Clydesdale Flora: a description of the flowering plants and ferns of the Clyde District,...
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The Clydesdale Flora: a description of the flowering plants and ferns of the Clyde District, arranged according to the natural orders, with a glossary of terms, and diagrams: With an appendix by the late Professor R. H. Paterson. With notes and an additional appendix by Thomas King.

by Hennedy, Roger

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Fifth edition, revised. Hugh Hopkins, Glasgow. 1891. Small octavo. xxxii, 277pp. Frontispiece portrait, 7 litho plates. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering and rules to spine. Corners a little rubbed/bumped. Floral endpapers. Signature to ffep, dated 1890.
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Folk Medicine; a chapter in the history of culture
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Folk Medicine; a chapter in the history of culture

by Black, William George

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First edition. Published for the Folk-Lore Society by Elliot Stock. London. 1883. Octavo. 11, (1), 228pp. Blue cloth, gilt to spine, faded. Short splits to joints at head of spine. Rubbed to extremities. Occasional light spotting.
William George Black CBE, FSA (1857 – 1932) Scottish antiquary, lawyer and politician. This is the authoritative English work on medical folklore. Publication of the Folk Lore Society XII.
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Handbook of Hardy Herbaceous and Alpine Flowers.
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Handbook of Hardy Herbaceous and Alpine Flowers.

by Sutherland, William

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William Blackwood and Sons. Edinburgh and London. 1871. Octavo. 4 (ads), lxvi, 321, 16 (ads)pp. Original green decorative cloth, gilt, bevelled edges. Rubbed and worn to extremities. Hinges cracked, but firm. Pages untrimmed, occasional spotting.
William Sutherland (1833-1920) Scottish horticulturalist (Herbaceous) at Kew, Florence Court and Minto Roxburghshire, home of the Earl of Minto (subject of the conservation scandal of 1992). Correspondence held at Sissinghurst.
Provenance: Signature of "J Fraser Kew" to ffep and following page. John Fraser (1854-1935) FLS, VMH, Scottish horticulturalist and expert on the genus Mentha and Salix, RHS Chiswick 1880-1882, Kew 1882-86 & 1897-1909; editor of Gardener's World Magazine.
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The History of Dundee
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The History of Dundee: being an account of the origin and progress of the burgh from the earliest period; embracing a description of its antiquities, topography, public works and buildings, manufacture and commerce, municipal, educational, and charitable institutions, with biog

by Maclaren, James

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The History of Dundee; being an account of the origin and progress of the burgh from the earliest period; embracing a description of its antiquities, topography, public works and buildings, manufacture and commerce, municipal, educational, and charitable institutions, with biographical sketches of eminent men. A new and enlarged edition of the work, published in 1847, by James Thomson. John Durham and Son. Dundee. 1874. Royal 8vo. xvi, 419, (1), xxxiii, 8pp. Folding map frontispiece, further illus. by the author. Original publisher's red cloth, with the Dundee crest in gilt to upper board, gilt lettering to spine. Some rubbing and shelf wear, corners bumped, fraying to head and tail of spine. Hinges cracked but pretty firm. Spotting to title page. Small dot of red sealing wax to rep. Map carefully reinforced to edges and fold. Includes the subscribers list.
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Madeira Meteorologic
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Madeira Meteorologic

by Smyth, C. Piazzi

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First edition. David Douglas. Edinburgh. 1882. Small quarto. viii, 83pp. Engraved frontispiece by John Le Conte (1816 - 1887) from an original by the author of the base of the remarkable cloud of June 26th 1881 and the old lava stream in the foreground. Spectroscopic plate. Original cloth, gilt to upper board and spine. Slightly faded to spine. A nice crisp copy.
Provenance: Inscribed by the author to James M. Bryson. James McKay Bryson (1824 – 1894), Optical Instrument maker at 60 Princes Street, Edinburgh. Fellow Member of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, the Photographic Society of Scotland, and for a time was Clockmaker for Scotland. Inventor of the Chromatic Teetotum in 1855. On 13 April 1858 at the Meeting of the Photographic Society of Scotland, James Bryson presented ·A Microscopic Camera ·A New form of Stereoscope. James McKay Bryson provided Charles Piazzi Smyth with scientific instruments for his researches and studies. The spectroscope used for the plate in this volume was made… Read More
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Memoirs of Count Grammont
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Memoirs of Count Grammont: Edited, with notes by Sir Walter Scott

by Hamilton, Anthony

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Chatto and Windus. London. 1876. Octavo. xxxii, 368pp. 64 portrait plates engraved by Edward Scriven. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Spine in six compartments with raised banding, each compartment with gilt rules, motifs and decoration, leather label with gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Some shelf wear to edges, corners a little rubbed and bumped. Some spotting to the frontispiece and title page. Occasional offsetting of portrait plates. Text crisp and bright. A handsome firm binding.
Provenance of interest: from the library of Rev. John Bowen Rowlands of Hubberston.
Inscribed to the free endpaper, "John Bowen Rowlands, Hubberston Rectory, 8 September 1894"
Reverend J.B. Rowlands (1844-1928), Trinity College 1857; M.A. Balliol College, the son of the Haverfordwest architect, Thomas Rowlands. He became rector of Hubberston, Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1869. During his years there he gained the reputation of being a powerfully eloquent and accomplished preacher. It was… Read More
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The Peerage of Scotland: Containing a Historical and Genealogical account of the Nobility of that...
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The Peerage of Scotland: Containing a Historical and Genealogical account of the Nobility of that Kingdom. Collected from the Public Records of the Nation, the Charters and other Writings of the Nobility, and from the most approved histories.

by Crawfurd, George

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First edition. Printed for the Author. Sold by George Stewart, at the Book and Angel in the Parliament Close. 1716. Folio. Title page in red and black. vii,[1], 46, *46, **46,47-48,51-54,53-182,181-286,283-286,291-462, *462, **462,463-502, iii pp. Collation complete, as called for, complying with ESTC T144899. Includes the subscribers' list. Preface with engraved historiated headpiece, initials, tailpiece. Final engraved tailpiece. Modern quarter calf, spine in seven compartments with raised banding and red leather label, gilt lettering. Cloth boards. Endpapers renewed. Slight lower corner loss to title page; gutter stain to prelims. Short closed tear to margin 191/192, resulting from a paper fault. Occasional small marginal tears, corner dogears. Small hole to 347-348. Darkening to edges. Occasional minor spots, toning and stains. A handsome, bright and crisp, well bound copy of the first publication on the Peerage of Scotland. Provenance:Signature of Marjoribanks to the title page.Neat historic… Read More
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

by Scott, Sir Walter

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Frederick Warne & Co. London. nd. The Albion Edition. viii, 758pp. Contemporary fin de siècle full tree calf, with elaborate gilt tooling to borders, inner gilt tooling. Gilt lettering to spine. All edges richly gilded. Marbled endpapers. Negligible shelf wear. A lovely volume.
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Rambles and studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia with an account of the Proceedings of the...
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Rambles and studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia with an account of the Proceedings of the Congress of Archaeologists and Anthropologists held at Sarajevo, August 1894.

by Munro, Robert

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Second edition revised and greatly enlarged. William Blackwood and Sons. London. 1900. Octavo. xxv, 452pp. Photo frontis., 40 plates, 4 sketch maps, illus. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and blind lettering to cover. Top edge green.

Extended sections, with the additional index lacking in the first edition.

Robert Munro (1835–1920) Scottish archaeologist.
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Rerum Scoticarum Historia, ad Jacobum VI Scotorum Regum. Historiae Scoticae Nomenclatura...
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Rerum Scoticarum Historia, ad Jacobum VI Scotorum Regum. Historiae Scoticae Nomenclatura Latino-Vernacular. Multis Flosculis, ex antiquis Albinorum Monumentis & Lingua Galeciorum prisca decerptis, Adspersa.

by Buchanan, George; Irvine, Christopher

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Two Volumes bound in one. Later half calf, gilt rules and lettering.
George Buchanan Rerum Scoticarum Historia, ad Jacobum VI Scotorum Regum. Antonium Schouten. Trajecti ad Rhenum. [Utrecht]. 1697. 8vo. 700pp; index. Title page in red and black. Historiated initials. Toned. Paper fault lower corner 449, lower corner fault to 663, no loss of text. Some creased corners. Title page edges fragile with small hole and repair to upper margin. Signature of JW Norwood, dated 1860 to title, decorative stamp of Thomas Francis Fowler to verso and to last page.
Christopher Irvine Historiae Scoticae Nomenclatura Latino-Vernacular. Multis Flosculis, ex Antiquis Albinorum Monumentis & Lingua Galeciorum Prisca Decerptis Adspersa. Jacob Watson, Craig's Close. Edinburgh. 1697. 96pp. Engraved vignette to title page. Some creased corners.
George Buchanan (1506-1582) Scottish historian and humanist scholar. Lecturer at Coimbra, Portugal. Tutor to Mary Queen of Scots. Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland. "The greatest… Read More
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A course of physico-theological lectures upon the state of the world, from the Creation to the...
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A course of physico-theological lectures upon the state of the world, from the Creation to the Deluge

by Miln, Robert

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First edition. Printed for J Milliken: And sold by R Faulder, Bookseller, London. Carlisle. 1786. 8vo. xxiv, (1), 383pp. Contemporary tree calf, gilt rules and leather label to spine. Corners bumped and joints cracked, but firm. Title excised to upper margin, no loss of text. 17pp subscriber list including J Priestley, Wm Cullen and William Paley, with unnumbered page of subscribers not present in all copies. Toned throughout, with some spotting. Small ink stain to edges. Signature to title page. Barely legible note dated 1832, with the name Matthias Ferguson … "come Holy Spirit" loosely inserted: Ferguson marked neatly with pencil in subscribers list.

Miln's reconciliation of recent geological discoveries and scripture: the chapter "To build an Ark" carefully evaluates the practicalities. Paley's own work was published 8 years later.
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A naturalists wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago. A narrative of travel and exploration from 1878 to 1883

by Forbes, Henry O

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Harper & Brothers. New York. 1885. 8vo. xix, (1), 536, 4pp adverts. Coloured frontispiece of Mrs Forbes Honey Eater with tissue guard, 14 plates, numerous text illustrations including 1 map, 3 coloured folding maps, I coloured map, 1 monochrome map. Original pictorial cloth, gilt and black, slight wear to head of spine. Uniformly toned, a tight crisp copy. Orientalia booksellers plate, New York to rep. A nice copy.
Henry O Forbes (1851-1932) Scottish explorer, zoologist and botanist. Travels and observations in The Cocos-Keeling Islands, Java, Sumatra, Moluccas and Timor-Laut, Buru, Timor etc
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