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THE SCOTTISH WORLD

by Various

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Published
1981
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Fine
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First
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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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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

by ANTONIA FRASER

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Published
1978
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Very Good+
Edition
First US
ISBN
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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SETON GORDON: THE LIFE OF A HIGHLAND GENTLEMAN

by Raymond Eagle

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Published
1991
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780948403835
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$73.45

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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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EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

by Simon James

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
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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COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

by COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

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Published
1976
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Near Fine
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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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KINGS OVER THE WATER

by Theo Aronson

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Published
1979
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Near Fine
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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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THE STORY OF THE BAGPIPE

by WILLIAM H GRATTAN FLOOD

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Published
1911
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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$102.01

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This is a first edition of The Story of the Bagpipe, published in 1911. It was written by William H Grattan Flood, a professor of music and musical history at the National University of Ireland, and is part of the Walter Scott Publishing Company's Music-Story Series. It is illustrated, in black and white, with one b&w plate… Read more
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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
ISBN
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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QUEEN VICTORIA'S HIGHLAND JOURNALS

by David Duff

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Published
1980
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780906671115
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$44.89

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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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PIPING TRADITIONS OF SCOTLAND

by Bridget Mackenzie

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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Between 1998 and 2013, the Scottish academic and Scots culture expert Bridget Mackenzie wrote five books documenting the history of piping in Scotland. They were all published in soft cover, and in limited print runs (my copy is the only copy of Piping Traditions of Argyll that I can find). Four were published by John Donald; the fifth by the College… Read more
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THE PIPES OF WAR

by Bruce Seton, John Grant

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Published
1975
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780715810897
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$97.93

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In 1920, Colonel Sir Bruce Seton (1868-1932), a British army surgeon and military historian, and the bagpipe scholar and composer Pipe-Major John Grant (1876-1961) co-wrote The Pipes of War: A Record of the Achievements of Pipers of Scottish and Overseas Regiments During the War 1914-1918. It doesn't appear that the first printing was a large one and… Read more
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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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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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OXFORD COMPANION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY

by Michael Lynch

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Published
2007
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Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
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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IN SEARCH OF SCOTLAND

by H. V. Morton

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Published
1931
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Edition
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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CASSELL'S COUNTRY COOKBOOKS: SCOTLAND

by Carol Wright

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Published
1975
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780304294442
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$20.40

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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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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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CLANS & TARTANS OF SCOTLAND

by Robert Bain

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Published
1973
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Clans & Tartans of Scotland is a 320-page directory of the Scottish clans and their formal/official tartans.It was first published in 1938 but was a best-seller and has been continuously reprinted, with revisions.This is the fully-revised 1973 edition, with a forward by the Countess of Erroll. It includes a map and index. Each clan has a descriptive page and a… Read more
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WHO ARE THE SCOTS?

by Gordon Menzies

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Published
1971
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Fine
Edition
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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THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS & THEIR REGIMENTS

by Michael Brander

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Published
1971
Condition
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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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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Very Good+
Edition
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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