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  1. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
    ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.

    Edinburgh : 1777

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "For Sir William Forbes Bart. from the Author" on the title page verso, complete with both the half-title and addenda pages (pp. 527-34), the former of which is bound in after the errata as issued. Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1739-1806) was an eminent Scottish banker and benefactor, and a good friend of... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 118071

  2. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
    ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.

    Edinburgh : 1777

    First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.

    The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 127839

  3. The Old Closes & Streets of Glasgow.
    ANNAN, Thomas. The Old Closes & Streets of Glasgow.

    Glasgow : 1900

    First photogravure edition, the third overall, of this superb visual record of "the dark slums of Glasgow" (ODNB), Annan's most celebrated work and the series of images upon which his posthumous reputation rests. There were two print runs of just 100 copies each, published by MacLehose, as here, and under Annan's own imprint.

    In 1866 Thomas... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 145774

  4. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
    AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.

    Edinburgh : 1863

    First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 137470

  5. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.
    BANK OF SCOTLAND. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.

    Edinburgh : 1695

    The Scottish Parliamentary Act which established the Bank of Scotland. One of five editions of 1695, three folio and two quarto, without any apparent way of establishing priority; based on institutional holdings this edition is the rarest, with only the National Library of Scotland copy located by ESTC.

    This Act, together with six further acts... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145300

  6. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.
    BANK OF SCOTLAND. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.

    [Edinburgh : 1695]

    The Scottish Parliamentary Act which established the Bank of Scotland.

    This Act, together with six further acts subsequently obtained, forms the constitution of the Bank of Scotland. Its original capital was 1,200,000 Scotch, or 100,000 sterling. "The Act exempted the capital of the bank from all public burdens, and gave it the exclusive privilege... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145166

  7. Papers relating to a bank of credit upon land security proposed to the Parliament of Scotland.
    CHAMBERLEN, Hugh. Papers relating to a bank of credit upon land security proposed to the Parliament of Scotland.

    [Edinburgh : 1693]

    One of two editions, this a quarto of eight pages, the other a folio of 20 pages, without established priority. Part of the series of publications in which Chamberlen promoted his land bank scheme, which he first proposed in 1690. England had by this stage rejected his proposals, and so he turned to Scotland, which would also reject them, as too would... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135255

  8. The remonstrance of the Generall Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland to His Maiestie.
    CHURCH OF SCOTLAND. The remonstrance of the Generall Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland to His Maiestie.

    London : 1645

    First edition. The Kirk's remonstrance professes allegiance to the crown, but calls on Charles I to repent before God for "shedding the blood of many thousands of your majesties best subjects, for your permitting the masse and other idolatory... for your not punishing of public scandals and much prophanes in and about your court, for the shutting of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135462

  9. A Tour Thro' the whole Island of Great Britain, Divided into Circuits or Journies.
    DEFOE, Daniel. A Tour Thro' the whole Island of Great Britain, Divided into Circuits or Journies.

    London : 1724-25-27

    First edition. Defoe's Tour is the first and best known of a series of respected books written by him on broadly economic subjects.

    A Tour "has been lauded by the most eminent historians as a prime source of understanding for Britain", both in the 18th century and in "the birth of the modern on a global scale" (Pat Rogers, The Text of Great... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 143795

  10. The Suicide's Grave:
    HOGG, James. The Suicide's Grave:

    London : 1895

    First edition thus, an important, uncommon, and unbowdlerized edition of one of the most extraordinary novels on the 19th century, described by the literary scholar Walter Allen as "the most convincing representation of the power of evil in our literature". This little-known version predates by some way the revival of interest in Hogg's book in the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144871

  11. Scotland's Gift: Golf.
    MACDONALD, Charles Blair. Scotland's Gift: Golf.

    New York and London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, number 145 of 260 copies only signed by the author; "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). This edition is one of the most highly valued books on American golf history and is scarce in good condition with the map intact, as here.

    Macdonald was an influential champion of golf in the United... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 138525

  12. Scotland's Gift: Golf.
    MACDONALD, Charles Blair. Scotland's Gift: Golf.

    New York : 1928

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 195 of 260 copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by the author above the limitation, "To Donald Ryan, A promising young Golfer, I wish him well, 20 May 1931". This work is "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). MacDonald was an influential champion of golf in the United... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 129563

  13. Highlanders of Scotland:
    MACLEAY, Kenneth. Highlanders of Scotland:

    London : [c.1874]

    First plain lithograph edition, specially bound and personalised for Archibald Fraser Macdonald, jäger (or gillie) to Edward, Prince of Wales, mentioned in that capacity by Queen Victoria in her best-selling Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands (1868). "As a documentary record of contemporary tartan the publication was unrivalled and... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137270

  14. An Act of the Parliament of Scotland for Erecting an East-India Company in that Kingdom.
    SCOTLAND: PARLIAMENT. An Act of the Parliament of Scotland for Erecting an East-India Company in that Kingdom.

    [London] : 1695

    First London edition of this important act "for a Company trading to Africa and the Indies", the document creating the Company of Scotland, later to become the Darien Company. "The originator of this disastrous enterprise was William Paterson, the founder of the Bank of England... Without divulging the details of his scheme, he succeeded in exciting... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 109293

  15. Reasons for Improving the Fisheries, and Linnen Manufacture of Scotland.
    SCOTTISH ECONOMY. Reasons for Improving the Fisheries, and Linnen Manufacture of Scotland.

    London : 1727

    First edition of this anonymous tract, calling for the improvement of Scotland's industries of fishing and linen, arguing that the union of England and Scotland has resulted in the economic advancement of the former, but the regression of the latter, and entreating to the British parliament that Scotland's economic empowerment was in the interests of... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 143569

  16. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.
    SPEED, John. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.

    [London : 1627

    Second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland, following the edition of 1620, and showing the mapped landscape of Britain as it would have been known to Shakespeare.

    The "farr larger Voulume Done by John Speed" is a reference to the famous Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611), issued in folio. Thomas Chubb explains... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 115052

  17. Tir A Mhurain: Outer Hebrides.
    STRAND, Paul. Tir A Mhurain: Outer Hebrides.

    London : 1962

    First edition, first impression. "Of Paul Strand's series of studies of people and places, the Hebridean book (also published in the United States) contains the highest ratio of truly memorable images" (Parr & Badger). Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 143362

  18. Clan Tartans [spine title] - Coats of Arms, Crests, Clan Tartans &c. Designed for Embroidery …
    TARTAN - WHYTE, John. Clan Tartans [spine title] - Coats of Arms, Crests, Clan Tartans &c. Designed for Embroidery …

    Edinburgh : [c.1845]

    No other copy recorded institutionally of this fascinating, and enterprising exercise in "pattern drawing", making available the 75 designs published in John Sobieski Stuart's Vesitiarium Scoticum of 1842 in a format enabling their manufacture. This is an important early record of the adoption of the Sobieski Stuart patterns, and an extremely appealing... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 135594

  19. The Aran Islands.
    YEATS, Jack B. (illus.); SYNGE, John Millington. The Aran Islands.

    Dublin & London : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 18 of 100 large paper copies signed by Synge and Yeats, and with plates hand-coloured by the artist. This book, based on the author's annual visits to the islands prompted by W. B. Yeats, would become the "the great prose manifesto of the Irish literary revival" (ODNB).

    From the Penzance Library, the only independent... Learn More
    £11,000.00

    Stock Code: 142885

  20. The Aran Islands.
    YEATS. Jack B. (illus.); SYNGE, John Millington. The Aran Islands.

    Dublin : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 42 of 100 large paper copies signed by Synge and Yeats, and with plates hand-coloured by the artist. This book, based on the author's annual visits to the islands prompted by W. B. Yeats, would become the "the great prose manifesto of the Irish literary revival" (ODNB).

    Accompanying this copy is a loosely inserted... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 142886

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