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cover of THE ANTIQUARY

THE ANTIQUARY

by SIR WALTER SCOTT

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1940
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This an antique copy of The Antiquary, written by Sir Walter Scott in 1816. The title character is an amateur historian, archaeologist and collector of items of dubious antiquity. It was Scott's own favourite of his novels, and is one of his most critically well-regarded works. It is undated; I'm guessing it's from the 20s or 30s.… Read more
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cover of THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN

THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN

by Kenneth O. Morgan

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Published
1984
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Fine
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First
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9780198226840
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This is an unread first edition of The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, written by the Welsh historian Kenneth O Morgan, with contributions from 10 other historians. It begins with Roman Britain (55 BC) and goes up to 1983. It was published in 1984 and remains a best-seller. It is a big, heavy book. 7 3/4" x 10" x 1… Read more
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cover of SCOTLAND

SCOTLAND

by MILES LINKLATER

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Published
1984
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780395566923
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This is a first edition of Scotland, a photographic study by the Scots photographer Douglas Corrance, and text by the Scottish journalist Magnus Linklater. It is 160 pages of gorgeous photographs, each one accompanied by a fascinating and/or informative piece of writing. Excellent book. This copy has not been read, or even opened. It is pristine. PLEASE… Read more
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cover of REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION: HISTORIES, TARTANS & MUSIC

REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION: HISTORIES, TARTANS & MUSIC

by Peter Simkins, W. A. Thorburn, Brian Keeling, John Maclellan, W. D. Arbuthnott

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Published
1973
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Very Good+
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First
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9780333149478
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This is a first edition of Regiments of the Scottish Division: Histories, Tartans and Music. It was produced by the British Army as a pictorial history and published in 1973. It is a 34-page, softcover book, packed with photographs (most in color) and covers all of the regiments in the Scottish Division (contents is in photo #2). It's … Read more
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cover of THE SCOTTISH WORLD

THE SCOTTISH WORLD

by Various

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Published
1981
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780810916302
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This is a first edition copy of The Scottish World: History & Culture of Scotland, published in 1981. It is a big beautiful heavy book containing nearly 300 photographs. It is no ordinary coffee table book though--it is a serious discussion of Scotland's history and culture. See Table of Contents photo. It's 328 pages and 4 1/2… Read more
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cover of MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

by ANTONIA FRASER

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Published
1978
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First US
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9780440052616
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This is a near-perfect copy of the first US abridged edition (1978), and the second printing overall, of Lady Antonia Fraser's renowned biography Mary Queen of Scots. Mary remains one of the most romantic and fascinating figures in British history and this book tells her story perfectly. Mary became Queen of France at age 16, then was widowed and returned… Read more
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cover of SETON GORDON: THE LIFE OF A HIGHLAND GENTLEMAN

SETON GORDON: THE LIFE OF A HIGHLAND GENTLEMAN

by Raymond Eagle

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Published
1991
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First
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9780948403835
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This is a first edition (1991) of Seton Gordon: The Life and Times of a Highland Gentleman, by the Canadian author Raymond Eagle. (It's an actual first edition: the American editions dated 1992 also state first editions.) Seton Gordon CBE (1886-1977) was a Scottish naturalist, photographer and folklorist. He is famous for his 31 books on the… Read more
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cover of EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

by Simon James

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
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First Reprint
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9780500050675
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In this generously illustrated introduction to the world of the Celts, Simon James charts their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, wood, and stone. He covers the neglected subject of Celtic life under Roman rule, particularly in Gaul and Britain, and the continuing traditions… Read more
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cover of COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

by COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

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Published
1976
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First
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This is the official program of the 1976 Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon Scotland. The event was founded in 1871 and still takes place every August. This is much more than a program--it's a detailed 98-page book listing every event, and every participant in every event. The binding is still nice and tight. No one ever actually read… Read more
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cover of KINGS OVER THE WATER

KINGS OVER THE WATER

by Theo Aronson

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Published
1979
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First
ISBN
9780304303243
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Of all royal lost causes, none has greater fascination than that of the Stuart Pretenders to the British throne. For over a century, four successive Stuart kings laid claim to the crown: James II (deposed by his daughter Mary and her husband, William of Orange), James III (the Old Pretender), his son, Charles III… Read more
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cover of SCOTLAND'S EMPIRE 1600-1815

SCOTLAND'S EMPIRE 1600-1815

by T.M. Devine

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Published
2003
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Fine
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First
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9780713994988
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This is a first edition of Scotland's Empire, a dazzling account of Scotland's role in the world by Scotland's bestselling historian. The Scots had an enormous impact on the global development of the British Empire as emigrants, soldiers, merchants and colonial administrators. Devine's work is a powerful and highly readable contribution Scottish diaspora studies and… Read more
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cover of QUEEN VICTORIA'S HIGHLAND JOURNALS

QUEEN VICTORIA'S HIGHLAND JOURNALS

by David Duff

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Published
1980
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First
ISBN
9780906671115
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This is a first edition of Queen Victoria's Highland Journals, published in 1980. Queen Victoria kept a diary from early childhood to just before she died. This is the compilation of her journal entries from when she was in Scotland, which was often. She so loved Scotland that it is called 'one of the happiest books every… Read more
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cover of HISTORY & SERVICES OF THE 78th HIGHLANDERS (ROSS-SHIRE BUFFS) 1793-1881

HISTORY & SERVICES OF THE 78th HIGHLANDERS (ROSS-SHIRE BUFFS) 1793-1881

by Major H Davidson

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Published
1901
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Very Good+
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First, 1st Printing
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This is a rare first edition, and first/only printing, of History and Services of the 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) 1793-1881, compiled from the manuscripts of the late Major Colin MacKenzie and other official sources It was published in Edinburgh in 1901. I have found two other copies online, plus one copy in the Royal Collection, housed at Windsor Castle. It… Read more
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cover of OXFORD COMPANION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY

OXFORD COMPANION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY

by Michael Lynch

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Published
2007
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Second Printing
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9780199234820
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This is the second printing--the softcover printing--of Oxford Companion to Scottish History, The Definitive Guide to 2000 Years of Scottish History, published in 2007. With contributions from the foremost authorities in their fields, it covers the whole country and discusses such things as archaeology, culture, languages, national identity, living standards and religion. It deals… Read more
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cover of IN SEARCH OF SCOTLAND

IN SEARCH OF SCOTLAND

by H. V. Morton

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Published
1931
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15th Printing
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In Search of Scotland is an enduringly popular book about traveling through Scotland. It was a massive best-seller; it was first published in 1929--this copy is dated 1931 and is its 15th printing. Seeking to close a travel-writing gap of over a hundred years, the English journalist H. V. Morton went in search of Scotland, a land… Read more
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cover of CASSELL'S COUNTRY COOKBOOKS: SCOTLAND

CASSELL'S COUNTRY COOKBOOKS: SCOTLAND

by Carol Wright

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Published
1975
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780304294442
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This is a fascinating little book. It is one of the Cassell's Country Cookbooks, published through the 70s and hard to find today. This one is on Scottish food--it was published in 1975. It is a regional social history, from the perspective of food and eating, but there are recipes included throughout the text (see… Read more
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cover of THE HIGHLAND CLANS

THE HIGHLAND CLANS

by Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk

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Published
1977
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Fine
Edition
Fifth Printing
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This is an account of the Scottish clans, their history and heritage, genealogy, relics, and homelands written by one the great Scottish eccentrics, the lawyer and genealogist Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk (1919-1985). It was first published in 1967 and was a best-seller; this copy is from its 5th printing, in 1977. There is quite a… Read more
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cover of WHO ARE THE SCOTS?

WHO ARE THE SCOTS?

by Gordon Menzies

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Published
1971
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First
ISBN
9780563105978
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This is a first edition of Who Are the Scots? A Search for the Origins of the Scottish Nation, compiled in 1971 by the BBC Scotland producer Gordon Menzies (1927-2014). The book was a best-seller and was re-issued in 2002. It is 18 essays from esteemed Scots historians, highly recommended for anyone interested in the Scottish people before the… Read more
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cover of THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS & THEIR REGIMENTS

THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS & THEIR REGIMENTS

by Michael Brander

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Published
1971
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780854220120
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This is a first edition of The Scottish Highlanders and Their Regiments, written by the Scots veteran and historian Michael Brander. A "considerable race of hillmen" whose language and customs differed radically from other inhabitants of the British Isles, the Highlanders were systematically persecuted by the British and mistrusted by the Lowland Scots. The 1746 battle of Culloden… Read more
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cover of THE QUEST FORLORN: The STORY OF THE 'FORTY-FIVE (1745 REBELLION)

THE QUEST FORLORN: The STORY OF THE 'FORTY-FIVE (1745 REBELLION)

by Cyril Hughes Hartmann

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Published
1952
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First
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This is a First Edition of The Quest Forlorn, by the British author Cyril Hughes Hartmann. It's now rare—first editions of this book are hard to find. It details the 1745 Scottish Rebellion against the English, led by Charles Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). I haven't read it but I'm told it's an excellent book. Published by Heinemann 1952. Plain red boards with bright… Read more
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