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BB has been a-wandering again... Colour frontis and over 70 atmospheric b/w engravings. A memorable book. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 168 pages. Spine bumped. Some slight fading to edges and a small dent to top edge of front cover. Textblock is browned, some slight foxing to endpapers. Slight musty smell to contents. Price-cut wrapper is edge rubbed and browned.
A comprehensive guide to the many ways in which wild plants have been used in Scotland from prehistoric times to the present day. Cardwraps. 198 pages. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1873644604. Some slight rubbing to spine and corners. Light creasing to edge of front cover. Light foxing to textblock and a few foxspots to half title-page.
A story of lovers of nature about wildlife in the Highlands of Scotland. Beige boards, black title to spine. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Felt-tip '177' and ink school stamp to front pastedown, ink stamp also to rear pastedown. Foxing to textblock.
A Social, Historical, and Architectural Study of Housing in Glasgow. The development of the tenement from its origins in the 17th century to its finest expression during the industrial expansion of Victorian Glasgow. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and sketches. ISBN: 0550203524. Text block browned. Surface paper damage to top of front pastedown (see photo). A few marks to endpapers else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and a little grubby.
A history of Carron Company, the famous Scottish ironworks, from its inception in 1759 to 1959. B/w illustrations. Some light mottling marks to boards. Text block lightly browned and foxed. A little foxing to endpapers. Else contents clean.
Jura is one of the largest islands of the Inner Hebrides. This is a complete history of the island's history, from the Meolithic period to the present day, also focusing on other aspects such as Jura's natural history and geography. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour & b/w photos, b/w drawings. ISBN: 1841581364. Spine faded and lightly creased, covers lightly creased and a little grubby, score marks to rear cover. Text block a little grubby. Name and date in ink to inside of front cover. Contents clean.
UP RIVER THE SONG OF THE ESK
Written by Darren Woodhead. Illustrated by Darren Woodhead.
Stock no. 1826675
Published by Birlinn Limited. 1st 2009. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Beige cloth with gilt title to spine. The artist captures the outstanding natural beauty of the countryside around Carlops and the valley of the North Esk river, which lies just south of Edinburgh. He was artist in Residence in the area for 3 years. ISBN: 9781841588346. A nice copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby mainly to rear panel.
First published under the title 'Edinburgh Revisited' in 1911, this is an enlarged and completely revised edition with new illustrations. 16 tissue- guarded b/w sketches. Blue cloth, white title labels. 179 pages. Cloth boards browned and frayed at edges. Browning to endpapers. Text block is deckle-edged and browned. A few scattered foxspots. All plates are present but only two tissue-guards remain. The two plates with tissue guards are browned as is the tissue-guard. Otherwise, contents clean. Dustwrapper is discoloured, edge-worn and chipped, some surface paper loss from the removal of a lable to rear panel.
Skye to Oban. Green cloth. B/w photos. Colour maps to rear. Second edition - no mention of this within the book but carries the later dustwrapper, being a b/w photo with green and blue title background, blue rear panel with list of Shell Guides ending with South-West Wales. Boards nice and bright, light rubbing to lower edges. Name in ink to verso of free front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few closed tears which have been repaired to verso with clear tape (no loss), top & tail of spine rubbbed with loss of surface paper and minor chipping. Slight musty odour present.
TYNESIDE SCOTTISH: 20TH, 21ST, 22ND & 23RD (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
Written by Graham Stewart; John Sheen.
Stock no. 1826184
Published by Pen & Sword Military. 1st thus 2014. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A History of the Tyneside Scottish Brigade Raised in the North East in World War One. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Roll of Officers who served iwth the Tyneside Scottish Brigade and other ranks to rear. ISBN: 9781473823013. A lovely copy.
Large format. Spiral bound cardwraps. An Airfield Focus special. B/w photos. 136 pages. ISBN: 1904514359. Minor mark to base of text block else a clean copy.
THE LIFE OF A SCOTCH NATURALIST: THOMAS EDWARD ASSOCIATE OF THE LINEAN SOCIETY
Written by Samuel Smiles. Illustrated by George Reid.
Stock no. 1825647
Published by John Murray. 1905. Almost very good condition.
Popular Edition. Blue calf leather boards, 5 raised bands to spine, red title label and gilt title to spine. Marbled endpapers and text block. B/w plates and illustrations to text pages. Top of spine rubbed & worn. A few marks to rear board. Rugby School crest in gilt to front board. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Scattered foxing throughout. Binding is tight.