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Blair Adam Estate

ADAM (Rt. Hon. WILLIAM, of Blair-Adam) Remarks [Observations, &C.] On the Blair-Adam Estate. [Blair-Adam Press], 1834.                                                                                        £2000

Privately printed. 6 Vols. In 1, 8vo recent half calf.

  1. A Letter to Rear-Admiral [Charles] Adam, M.P. from his father, introductory to Observation on the Blair-Adam Estate, Pp. xxi, [3] blank.

  2. [Half-title Blair Adam, from MDCCXXIII to MDCCCXXXiV] Remarks on the Blair-Adam Estate. With an Introduction, and Appendix, Pp. 116, [4], 3 large folding coloured plans, depicting the estate in 1748, 1792 & 1834 (few tears without loss, creased where folded), lacking 2 litho plates of views (one folding) and 2 litho plates of the key to Queen Mary’s apartments in Loch Leven Castle (one folding)

  3. Observations on the Woods and Plantations of Blair-Adam. Woods of Succession and Selection, and their Appendages, Pp. 109, [1]

  4. Observations on the Woods and Plantations of Blair-Adam. Woods of Ornament and Policy. Garden. Clumps. Woods open to Pasture. Woods at Old Places, Pp. 126, 26, Appendix, with 2 folding litho. Plans and 3 litho. Plates of scenery

  5. Observations on the Grass Parks Farms in Lease; Houses and Buildings & c. Population, and the Coal, Pp. 67, [1], 12, with 2 litho. Plates

  6. Blair-Adam Garden, with a Plan and Views, Pp.35, [13], with 12 litho. plates of views and 5 folding litho. views or plans (one being a duplicate of the large 1834 plan belonging to the Remarks, together with duplicated 8 pages of index to the plans)


TERRY, CHARLES SANFORD. John Graham of Claverhouse Viscount Dundee.

1648-1689.London. Constable & Co. 1905.                  £65                                                                                                                                                                       


Pp. ix,[3],377, 3 portraits, 2 fold out maps, half blue calf gilt, thistles and crowns in compartments, red labels, front board Royal arms, backstrip and part of front board slightly faded.

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ARMSTRONG, Archie Armstrong's Banquet of Jests....together with Archy's Dream,Edinburgh. William Paterson. 1872                   




Pp .xxix, verso blank, xii, 383, No 12 of 25 copies on Whatman paper, full red morocco gilt extra by Andre Grieve Edinburgh, minor rubbing, ink signature David Fyfe Anderson on f.f.e.p. 


STRANG, JOHN Glasgow and its Clubs; or glimpses of the condition, manners, characters, & oddities of the City, during the past and present century. Glasgow. Richard Griffin and Company. 1856 




1st edition, pp. vii, 599, [1] errata leaf, later quarter morocco gilt, green label.                                             


M’URE, JOHN. The History of Glasgow. A new edition, with notes and illustrations, and an appendix. Glasgow. D. McVean & J. Wylie & Co. 1830.       SOLD                          



                                                                                                                                                                    THICK PAPER COPY, pp.xii, 376, frontispiece portrait, 2 plates, engravings in text, later half morocco gilt extra, thistles in compartments, bound by J. Larkins, marbled paper boards rubbed at edges


HUNTER, WILLIAM. Biggar and The House of Fleming. An account of the Biggar district, archaeological, historical and biographical. Biggar, David Lockhart, 1862.                            £100


Pp.xv,[1], 376, extra title page, 5 litho plates, some tinted, 18 illustrations in text, slight foxing mainly in margins at rear, half calf gilt, red label.


KING HEWISON, JAMES, The Covenanters. A history of the Church in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution. Glasgow. John Smith. 1908.                                               



2 vols, 4to, Vol 1, Frontis + 16 plates, Vol 2, Frontis + 18 plates, No 58 of 250 copies, half blue morocco gilt, gilt arms on boards. bookplate of George Sherriff. Fine set.   


STEVENSON (ROBERT LOUIS) & OSBOURNE (LlOYD) The Ebb-Tide a Trio and Quartette, William Heinemann, London, 1894                                      SOLD                                                                                                         

First edition, Pp [viii], 237, Pp, 20 publishers advert. Dated August 1894, armorial book plate of F E Sotheby, Ecton stamp on both enpapers, The Smoking Room, Ecton, Original green gold cloth, black illustrated seascape with title on front board, small bump along bottom edge.


ORIGINES PAROCHIALES SCOTIAE, The Antiquities Ecclesiastical and Territorial of the Parishes of Scotland. Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club, 1850-54-55                   SOLD


4to. 2 vols. In 3, vol 2 in 2 parts, 6 fold out maps, edited by Cosmo Innes, with the assistance of W. Anderson, Joseph Robertson, James B. Brichan, and J. M’Nab, half blue morocco gilt extra, very light fading of backstrips, bound by Fleming, Glasgow, bookplate of George Sheriff.Fine Set.


IRVING, G V & Alexander Murray: The Upper Ward of Lanarkshire described and delineated. The Archaeological section by Irving the Statistical and Topographical by Murray Glasgow. Thomas Murray & Son. 1864                                                               SOLD                                                                                                                                                             

3 volumes, 8vo, over 90 illustrations, many full page including maps, original blue cloth gilt, minor scuffing at top & foot of backstrips, corners bumped. Nice set.             


MAIDMENT, JAMES: Scottish Ballads and Songs, historical and traditionary. Edinburgh. William Paterson. 1868.                    SOLD                                                                     

2 vols, rubricated title pages, full blue morocco gilt extra, slight fading of backstrips, bookplates of "James Forester" and "From the Library of John Charles Hardy."  

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[PENNANT, THOMAS] A Tour in Scotland 1769 The Second Edition. [With] The Additions to the quarto edition of the Tour in Scotland, 1769. And the new appendix. Reprinted for the accommodation of the purchasers of the first and second editions. London. B. White 1772 1774.                                                                   SOLD


2 volumes, 8vo, vol. 1, 18 plates, vol. 2, 21 plates, some folding, slight offsetting, recent half calf, bands gilt, black label. Publishers note "Purchasers of the quarto edition of the Tour 1769, who are desirous of having the eighteen plates of the octavo edition, on a quarto paper, to bind with the last edition, may be supplied with leaving their names before Christmas next, with Mr White, Bookseller, Fleet-street."

GLASGOW, Black's guide to Glasgow and its environs........Sixteenth edition. Edinburgh. A & C Black. 1888.                                                                           SOLD                                                                                                                                     

Small 8vo, pp.305-391, 128 adverts, fold out map, slight cracking at gathering at map, original green paper boards, paper backstrip most likely an addition, map on rear board. Obviously the sheets from Black's Guide to Scotland with a new title, most likely for the Glasgow Exhibition of 1888.                                                                                          


RENFREW - ARGYLE: The New Statistical Account of Scotland. Edinburgh. Blackwood. 1845.       SOLD                                                          

2 items in one, Renfrew pp.[8],570, double page map, 2 engraved plates, fold out map, Argyle, pp.[4],728, double page map, contemporary half calf, red & brown labels, rebacked, corners rubbed.


MARY, Queen of Scots: Her life story. By A. H. Millar, F.S.A. Scot.William Brown. Edinburgh. 1905.                                                                                                      SOLD


Small 8vo,Pp.vii,[5],227, b/w frontispiece & seven b/w plates, half red morocco bands gilt, bound for William Brown. Nice presentation binding.


GLASGOW, Memoirs and Portraits of one hundred Glasgow Men who have died during the last thirty years, and in their lives did much to make the City what it now is. Glasgow. James Maclehose and Sons. 1886.                                                           



2 volumes, large 4to, 101 gravure portraits, (additional is of James Maclehose.) with list of subscribers, No 375 of 400 copies, original quarter red morocco gilt, gilt arms on boards, slight rubbing at foot of backstrip vol 2.                                                           

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SCOTT, SIR WALTER, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. Edited by T. F. Henderson. Edinburgh. Blackwood and Sons. 1902.                                                                                                               SOLD


4 vols. frontispiece portrait vol. 1., contemporary half morocco, raised bands gilt extra, titled direct bound for Sotheran Piccadilly, some fading of backstrips but uniform, slight fading of cloth on volumes 3 & 4. 


ROBERTSON, WILLIAM, Ayrshire Its History and Historic Families. Kilmarnock, Dunlop & Drennan, Ayr. Stephen & Pollock. 1908.                £50


2 Volumes, Vol. 1 Pp.[vi], 385, vol 2, [[vi]], 414,[2]. Original cloth gilt, corners bumped


RICHMOND PATON, E. & OLIVER G. PIKE, The Birds of Ayrshire. With twenty-five plates, numerous text illustrations and a map. London. Witherby. 1929.       SOLD


Pp.xx,[1], 228, coloured frontispiece, 24 b/w photographs, fold out coloured map, illustrations in text, original cloth gilt


PATERSON, JAMES, History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton. Edinburgh. James Stillie. 1863-66. £120


3 volumes in 5, Kyle 2 volumes, Carrick 1, Cunningham 2 vols, illustrations in text,, mixed set (different coloured cloth, original cloth paper labels, labels rubbed, PLEASE NOTE AYRSHIRE ONLY The Wigton referred to was part of south Ayrshire.


DUMFRIES. SINGER, Dr. General view of the Agriculture, state of property, and improvements, in the County of Dumfries; Drawn up under the direction of The Board of Agriculture. and at the request of the Landholders of the County. Edinburgh. John Ballantine & Co. 1812.                                          £140


Pp.xxvi, 696, [errata leaf], fold out coloured map, 9 plates, 4 of which are coloured, contemporary half calf gilt, bookplate of "Archibald Earl of Eglinton." Scarce


PATERSON, JAMES. Autobiographical Reminiscences.  Including recollections of the Radical Years, 1819-20 in Kilmarnock; the first election for Kilmarnock Burghs, Kay's Edinburgh Portraits- how they were got up in 1837-9 Glasgow. Ogle. 1871.                                                                      SOLD


Pp.v,[3],262 frontispiece portrait, 3 illustrations in text, lithographic plate of Sergeant Ewart of the Scots Greys capturing the Standard at Waterloo, contemporary half blue calf, gilt label.


CROMEK, R. H. Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song: With historical and traditional notices relative to the manners and customs of the Peasantry. London. Cadell & Davies. 1810. £55


Pp.xxxii,370,2, (advert for Stothard's Canterbury Pilgrims.) title page, foxed, on different paper, later half calf red label, slightly rubbed. Contains in appendix " History of Witchcraft , sketched from the popular tales of Nithsdale and Galloway," and "Character of the Scottish Lowland Fairies."


PATERSON, JAMES. History of the County of Ayr and Wigton: With a genealogical account of the families of Ayrshire. Ayr. John Dick. 1847-52 REPRINT 1895              £120


2 volumes, some ink and pencil notes in margins mainly on families in the Parish of Dalry, original cloth gilt, ownership inscription "James M'Cosh, Swinlees, Dalry." in pencil, original cloth gilt.


ANDERSON, WILLIAM.: The Scottish Nation; or the surnames, families, literature, honours, and biographical history of the people of Scotland. Edinburgh. Fullarton & Co. 1869.                                                                   




3 volumes, 4to, 20 engraved portraits, 10 genealogical tables, contemporary half green morocco, gilt extra, thistles in compartments, slight rubbing at extremities, occasional light foxing.


MORAY, A survey of the Province of Moray; historical, geographical, and Political. By Rev J. Grant & Rev. J. Leslie. Aberdeen. Printed for Isaac Forsyth. Elgin. 1798.                                                         




Pp.viii, 353, lacking map & view, pages dusty & creased with few marks, recent half calf, lines gilt, red label. 


DUNDAS, HENRY. [Viscount Melville] Heads of Mr Dundas's speech On the 25th of February 1793. [with] Substance of the speech of the Rt Hon. Henry Dundas on Mr Grey' motion for an inquiry into the state of the Nation on Wednesday  March 25 1801. [with] The substance of the speech of Lord Viscount Melville in the House of Commons, on the 11th June 1805 3 items in one, 1st item; Drop head title, pp.47,[1],26, some fold out, different in pagination from 193 edition in ESTC, 2nd item; London. C. Whittingam for F & C. Rivington. 1801.     £120                                                                                                                                    Pp. [4], 70, with half title ink name "John A Murray 1801," on half title, 3rd item London for John Stockdale. 1805. Pp.[2], 104, title page repaired, dusty and laid down, ink name "Mr Murray 59 George St." on title page, later ink name on prelim, "Mr Macmath 31st October 1903." and at foot "From the Library of John Archibald Murray, (Lord Murray)." Recent half calf, green label, gilt.  


CARLYLE, Rev. Dr. ALEXANDER. Autobiography of the Rev. Dr. Alexander Carlyle Minister of Inveresk. Contatining memorials of the men and events of his time. Edinburgh. William Blackwood & Sons.1861                                £120


3rd edition, Pp.x, 576, engraved frontis. portrait,slightly later full panelled calf gilt extra, red & green labels by Ramage, ink inscription David Fyfe Anderson on half title. 

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JOHNSTONE, JOHN: An account of the most approved mode of Draining Land; according to the system practised by Mr Joseph Elkington,....with an appendix, containing hints for the further improvement of bogs and other marshy ground, after draining. Edinburgh. Printed by Mundell & Son...1797                                        £280


4to, pp.xv, lacks half title, 182, [1], 16 plates, some folding, engravings in text, contemporary full calf, gilt lines red label, some rubbing of backstrip & front board, corners bumped, discolouration of 1 plate.


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