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1 THE POST-OFFICE ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR 1836-37: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MERCHANTS, TRADERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS: AND A SECOND LIST OF THE NAMES OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, IN GLASGOW AND SUBURBS.
Glasgow John Graham (For the Letter-Carriers of the Post-Office) 1836 Half-Leather Good- 
xv, 341, 118 pp, 7 1/8" H. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards, black leather title label on spine with gilt lettering, additional gilt date and decoration, blindstamped design. Small label at top of front pastedown: "J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyle Street, Glasgow." Title page continues: "Classed and Arranged Under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession: With a Street Directory: and An Appendix Containing many Useful Lists. Ninth Publication." The first section (xv pp) consists of a Calendar (July, 1836 to December, 1837); Stamp Duties; Index. The second section (341 pp) contains Alphabetical List of Streets, Squares, Places &c. With a Reference to their Situation; Letter Carriers; Glasgow Post-Office Directory (arranged by name); Glasgow Post-Office Directory, Arranged by Profession. The final section (118 pp) is an Appendix of additional information, including: Postages; Foreign Post Towns; English Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in England; Irish Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in Ireland; Scotch Post Towns; Penny-Posts in Scotland; Magistrates, &c.; Hackney Coaches; Porters; Agents for Traders; Harbour Dues; Carriers' Quarters; Messengers at Arms; Tide Tables, etc., etc. Two small ink stains on page 275, inside hinges are a little weak but holding well, moderate staining to edges of endpapers from leather binding - migrates into several adjacent pages, small number in ink on front free endpaper, browning/darkening to edges of text block, wear to marbled boards and leather, staining on hinges. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
2 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE OLD SCOTS SONGS WITH MUSIC., (T.S. Gleadhill).
3 (T.S. Gleadhill). THE OLD SCOTS SONGS WITH MUSIC.
Lang Syne Publishers, Newtongrange, 1983. 
Unpaginated, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0946264181 38 traditional Scottish songs for voice and piano. "....present(s) dozens of marvellous works ranging from the romantic Bonnie Mary of Argyle; to the reminiscent When you and I were young, Maggi e; to the lighter songs like Wee Willie Winkie and The Deil's Awa' wi' the Exciseman. The songs are reprinted from a book by T.S. Gleadhill published in 1880." Interior - cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, tiny bump to top corner of p a g e s , o therwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges, slight bump to top/bottom of spine with closed tears and also at top corner. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CLANS, SEPTS, AND REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS., Adam, Frank.  Revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney.
4 Adam, Frank. Revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney. THE CLANS, SEPTS, AND REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.
Edinburgh W. & A.K. Johnston 1952 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
624 pp + 56 pages of colour illustrations of tartans (showing 112 in total) + fold-out map at rear, 8 3/4" H. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped decoration on spine and front board. 17 b&w plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus additional b&w drawings in text. Section headings: History of the Clan System; Structure of the Clan System; Celtic Culture; Highland Forces; Clan Insignia and Heraldry; Clan Lists and Statistics; Appendices; List of Coloured Plates of Tartans; List of Clans in Order of Precedence; Index; Coloured Plates of Tartans; Clap Map of Scotland. Small edge tear at bottom of rear free endpaper and on fold-out map at gutter (does not effect map) - both archivally taped, very light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling abd minor tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight fading to colour on spine and at top 1" of rear board, very small faint water mark on both boards, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ABBEYS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
5 Airne, C.W. ABBEYS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, very sm a l l l i g h t stain on front cover, minor edge wear. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
6 Airne, C.W. CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Ashe, David and Burnell, Joyce. OAKVILLE STREET NAMES & LANDMARKS.
London, Ontario Burnell Creighton 2007 0978428803 / 9780978428808 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs and reproductions. "This collection is based on the life's work of David Ashe, who while employed as a draftsperson with the Town of Oakville compiled a listing of legal survey plans and registry information on the streets of Oakville. Being a researcher at heart, he went further and spent countless hours of his spare time gathering the history behind Oakville's streets. Joyce Burnell has picked a selection of Ashe's street histories and has added several Oakville landmarks - some of which are not longer here. Add to this, interesting archival images - some never before seen - combined with newer colour photographs and you have an intriguing reflection of Oakville's unique history. With close to 100 street name histories and over 40 landmarks featured, these interesting vignettes make for an easy, enjoyable read. This book links Oakville's street names to local, regional, national and international people, places and things. With such a diverse selection and varied inspirations, you may be surprised!" Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few very small bumps at bottom edge of front board, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
8 Asquith, Herbert. MOMENTS OF MEMORY: RECOLLECTIONS AND IMPRESSIONS.
London Hutchinson 1937 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - 
382 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. The author's memories of his father, Herbert H. Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1908-1916. Contents: Cricket at Keats Grove; Early Friends; Grasmere and London; The Journey to Scotland; Fact and Fancy; A New Outlook; Winchester; Some Oxford Characters; A Generous Settlement; Asquith and Balfour; Force and Ferment; A Poet in Revolt; The Outbreak of War; Flanders in 1915; Men and Problems; The Somme and Whitehall; Arras and Passchendaele; The Battle in the Mist; Lord Oxford in Later Years; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at three corners, tiny dent on fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
10 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
11 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
12 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY MAN.  A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL., Bell, David E.T.  Compiled and edited  by  P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles.
13 Bell, David E.T. Compiled and edited by P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles. THE HIGHWAY MAN. A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL.
Ayr Ayrshire Post 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- S.J. Hourston. Inscribed
200 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To John / From Jackie Bryden" and with an additional notation "Xmas 1970" perhaps in another hand. David Bell's (d. 1965) articles on road cycling are set mainly in Scotland, but extend to England, Ireland and the Continent. Also included are some nature notes. "Davie's interest in the bicycle started in 1927 when, encouraged by Jackie Bryden, the late Andrew Shearer and the late Tom McKean of Ayr Health and Strength Club, he became a week-end cyclist. On his first run with Jackie Bryden he pedalled from Prestwick to Stirling and back on a 'sit up and beg' upright bicycle, a distance of over 100 miles." From the biographical note. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small air bubbles on front board and one slightly larger one on the rear board, tiny slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top edge with tiny chips/tears mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling at bottom edge with two very tiny tears, browning to spine and light browning to edges and flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
14 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DAUGHTER OF HETH., Black, William (1841-1898).
15 Black, William (1841-1898). A DAUGHTER OF HETH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good E. Welch Ridout. 
414 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When a spirited Catholic orphan from France comes to live with her Presbyterian relatives in Scotland, she becomes interested in a married nobleman - tragedy ensues. The Scottish author, William Black, had a large output and was very popular in the 19th century. "A Daughter of Heth" was one of his most successful novels. 1933 Christmas gift inscrption in ink on half-title page with some ink offset on opposite page, light toning to margins of pages, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, small light scuff on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Blacklock, Michael.  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
16 Blacklock, Michael. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971, first edition. 
126 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520886 B&w photographs, reproductions. Music for Regimental Quick March (The Garb of Old Gaul), Bugle Charge, and Regimental Quick March for Pipes & Drums (Highland Laddie). "At Waterlo o they charged the French shouting 'Scotland for ever!' and Sergeant Ewart captured the Eagle of the 45th French Regiment. As Napoleon exclaimed, 'Qu'ils sont terribles, ces chevaux gris', and he spoke from the heart: he was referring to t h e R o y a l Scots Greys. As it was at Waterloo, so it was at Balaclava where the Greys, as part of the Heavy Brigade, went through the Russians like a knife through butter; in South Africa, where they scattered the Boers like grass in the path of a sc yt he . T h e grey horses gave way to tanks in 1941 but the spirit of Sergeant Ewart lived on in the Second World War, and in no 'Grey' more so than Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Keyes, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his daring raid on R omm el' s He adq uar te rs in North Africa. The story of the Royal Scots Greys - whether they are charging French, Russians or Germans as cavalry, or fighting in North Africa, Italy or North-West Europe in tanks - will stir the blood of every man who has e ver sold iere d a nd man y civilians besides." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block and in margins of pages, small bump to bottom ofspine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine, minoe edge wrink ling, very li ght brown ing a t ed ges . V ery Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
17 Blake, Steve and Lloyd, Scott. With John Baldock. THE KEYS TO AVALON: THE TRUE LOCATION OF ARTHUR'S KINGDOM REVEALED.
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 2000 1862047359 / 9781862047358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, family trees, decorations, colour and b&w photographs. "(The authors) unearth the truth about King Arthur and the magical realm of Avalon. They reveal how, through their investigations, they traced original key documents which had lain neglected for centuries. By combining the ancient sources with an intimate knowledge of the British landscape, they have managed to cast new light on the Dark Ages. Every piece of the puzzle they have put together fits - perfectly. The authors prove that the stories about Arthur and Avalon are rooted firmly within historical events which took place within a precise geographical setting in Wales; they also expose how and to what ends Arthurian legend has been hijacked for political gain throughout the ages. By establishing the historical facts about Arthur, his knights and the exact location of Avalon, (they) rip away the tissue of fabrication and fairy-tale that has shrouded the true origins of the British people and of anyone claiming ancestry from these isles." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear, minor browning at inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH AND BORDER BATTLES AND BALLADS., Brander, Michael.  Musical arrangements by Jimmie Macgregor.
18 Brander, Michael. Musical arrangements by Jimmie Macgregor. SCOTTISH AND BORDER BATTLES AND BALLADS.
Seely Service, London, 1975, first edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0854221050 Music notation, maps. "....(selects) a number of the better-known (Scottish ballads) and place(s) them in their historical setting. Each ballad is introduced by an account of the events which led to its composition and accompanied by a map of the battle where appropriate. There then follows the words of the ballad and the tune or tunes to which it is sung, arranged by Jimmie Macgregor. To aid the unenlightened Sasse nach, those words which are only used north of the border have been translated. It is hoped that in this way the ballads themselves may become more meaningful to more people and that those who live or travel in Scotland will find the book o f u s e w h en visiting the battlefields which gave birth to so many of the ballads." Note: music notation is not provided for all ballads. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, one minor corner bump. light wrinkling at bottom of s p in e, mi no r s oi li ng on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CELTIC LEGEND OF THE BEYOND., Braz, Anatole Le.  Translated by Derek Bryce.
19 Braz, Anatole Le. Translated by Derek Bryce. THE CELTIC LEGEND OF THE BEYOND.
Llanerch, Felinfach, 1991, reprint. 
108 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0947992065 "This unusual and fascinating book includes stories of premonitions, omens, magic books, strange rites, wakes, ghosts and exorcisms. Many of the stories are based on events which took place, in cluding personal experiences. Other stories are second hand or further removed, and the storytellers have given them an archaic and legendary quality. Many of the beliefs and customs described in this book once existed in identical or an a l o g o u s f o rm in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, but the Celtic cult of the dead survived into modern times in its most complete form in Armorican Brittany. Anatole Le Braz assembled a vast collection of this materia l on t he s ub je c t in to a logical and coherent whole entitled 'La Legende de la Mort....' In making an abridged translation, Dr Bryce has avoided much of the repetition that occurred inthe original work." Interior - soft corner crease on fir st fe w p age s, oth erw is e cle an and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft corner crease on front cover, minor wear at top of spine. Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LNER COUNTRY STATIONS., Brodribb, John.
20 Brodribb, John. LNER COUNTRY STATIONS.
London Ian Allan 1988 071101714X / 9780711017146 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, elevations. "It is almost impossible to describe a typical LNER country station - the nearest it is possible to come is to say that somewhere like Otterington was one, although it was certainly not typical. The problem of finding a common strain of styles arises from the diversity of the LNER's consituents, and its adoption of a policy of decentralised management. In addition to this, the relative poverty of the company mitigated against renewal and rebuilding. (This book) is structured along the lines of these constituent companies and, with the aid of over 170 photographs and 20 line drawings, (the author) relates the histories and unifying features of the many varied stations and branches in the LNER's area of operations." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, soft crease across bottom edge of rear panel, very small dint on rear hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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