Genealogy and Heraldry

Author Book Title PlacePubDa Ref Price
Adam, Frank.: The Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands. Edinburgh and London, Johnston and Bacon, 1975. Eighth edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 624, 17 plates, 112 coloured illustrations of tartans, slight marking of fore-edge, d/w, g+. £30
Agnew, Sir Andrew.: The Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway. 2 vols. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1893. First edition. 8vo, pp.xviii, 474; xii, 478, brown buckram gilt, vg. £150
Aird, Gustavus.: The Genealogy of the Families of Douglas of Mulderg and Robertson of Kindeace with their Descendants. Dingwall, A.M. Ross & Co., 1895. First edition. 8vo, pp.84, blue cloth gilt, e.p.'s toned £45
Bruce, M.E. Cumming.: Family Records of the Bruces and the Cumyns with an historical introduction and appendix from authentic public and private documents. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1870. First edition. 4to, pp.692, 4 plates, large folding genealogical chart with archival repair to verso, front hinge strengthened, pebbled brown cloth with gilt and coloured arms, oval stamp of the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow to front cover, bookplate of Alexander Young, writer. Handsome. £350
Burnett, John George. (editor).: Powis Papers 1507-1894. Aberdeen, Third Spalding Club, 1951. 8vo, pp. vii, 398, 12 ills., 3 maps, 7 tables, green cloth gilt. Largely concerned with the Leslies and the Frasers. £40
Campbell, Duncan.: The Lairds of Glenlyon. Historical Sketches relating mainly to the districts of Breadalbane, Glenlyon, Glenorchy and Rannoch. Strath Tay, Clunie Press, 1984. Second edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 351, d/w. £40
Campbell, Miss Jane and Miss Mary.: A Family Chronicle. Edinburgh, Printed for Private Circulation by H.& J. Pillans & Wilson, 1925. 8vo, pp.151, genealogical tables, blue cloth gilt, spine slightly dulled. £50
Checkland, Sydney.: The Elgins, 1766-1917. A tale of aristocrats, proconsuls and their wives. Aberdeen, A.U.P., 1988. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 303, 58 ills., d/w. £30
Clansmen. J.M.P. - F.W.S. (James Mcpherson and F.W. Schact).: Sketches of the Clans of Scotland with coloured plates of tartans. Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1884. First edition. 8vo, pp.[iv], iv, 22 full-page coloured plates with facing letterpress, bookplate, green cloth gilt, vg. £30
Cochrane, Alexander.: The Fighting Cochranes. A Scottish Clan over six hundred years of naval and military history. London, Quiller Press, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.469, [1], 24 plates, 10 maps, 8 charts, price-clipped d/w. £40
Dawson, Jane E.A. (editor).: Campbell Letters 1559 - 1583. Edinburgh, SHS, 1997. 8vo, pp.xiv, 292, frontis., black cloth gilt. £25
Duncan, James Alexander and Robert Duncan. (editors).: Some Family Leaves. Edinburgh, Privately Printed by T.N. Foulis, 1911. Limited edition.250. 8vo, pp.x, 435, 12 coloured plates, blue cloth gilt, signed presentation copy, vg. Contains histories of the Duncan and Hepburn families as well as verse and prose compositions by members of the Duncan family. £60
Dundas.: Royal Letters and other historical documents selected from the family papers of Dundas of Dundas. Edited by Walter Macleod. Edinburgh, William Brown, 1897. Limited edition135. 4to, pp. [xii], lxxii, [i], coloured armorial frontispiece, vignette title, 9 illustrations, letterpress text of 60 letters and documents with 11 facsimiles, large folding genealogical chart, red buckram gilt, spine sunned, bookplates of Sir Archibald Hamilton Dunbar of Northfield, seventh Baronet. £100
Fallow, T.M.: A Short History of the Family of Murdoch of Cumloden. Dumfries, Printed by J. Maxwell & Son, 1905. Reprinted (with additions) for Private Circulation from "The Gallovidian" of 1904. 8vo, pp.v, 122, illustrated, blue cloth gilt., vg. £80
Farquharson-Lang, W.M.: The Manse and the Mansion. The Langs and the Farquharsons of Finzean 1750 - 1950. Edinburgh, The Pentland Press Ltd., 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 170, illustrated, d/w. £20
Fereday, R.P.: The Orkney Balfours 1749 - 99. Trenaby and Elwick. Oxford, Tempus Reparatum, 1990. First edition. 8vo, pp. 303, d/w. £20
Fergusson, James.: Lowland Lairds. London, Faber and Faber, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.188, d/w. £25
French, A.D. Weld.: Notes on the Surnames of Francus, Franceis, French, etc., in Scotland, with an Account of the Frenches of Thorndykes. Boston, P.P, 1893. Limited edition 300 copies. 8vo, pp.109, bookplate of Archibald Hamilton Dunbar, late Captain 66th Regiment. £125
Gill, Andrew J.: Mitchell of Savock. The Families of Moir and Byres. Edinburgh, Scott & Ferguson, 1885. Limited edition 250. 4to, pp. viii, 232, [1], 2 armorial plates, blue cloth gilt sl. worn. £120
Gill.: The Pedigree of the Family of Gill of Blairythan. n.p., c.1900. Large manuscript genealogical chart tracing the family's descent from Alex. Gill (died before 1618) down to Margaret Gill's offspring born in the 1880's, though with references to earlier members of the family dating back to 1296. Large coat of arms and 16 armorial shields, all hand-coloured. Framed and glazed, approx. 30 x 22 inches. £450
Goodman, Jean and Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk.: Debrett's Royal Scotland. London, Debrett's, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.224, illustrated, d/w. £15
Gordon, Anne Wolridge.: Dame Flora the biography of Dame Flora MacLeod. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1974. First edition. 8vo, pp.223, 24 ills., d/w, g+. £10
Gordon, Sir Robert.: A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland from its origin to the year 1630 with a continuation to the year 1651. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company; and White, Cochrane and Company, London, 1813. First edition.. Folio, pp.xvi + 575 + [1], portrait frontispiece, vignette title, folding facsimile charter, full polished calf by Grieve of Edinburgh, gilt roll-tooled border, corner tulips, spine ornately gilt in compartments, wine morocco label, marbled endpapers. A handsome copy of a rare work, originally compiled by Sir Robert Gordon between the years c.1615 to c.1630, with a continuation by Gilbert Gordon of Sallagh. Sir Robert Gordon (1580-1656) the fourth son of Alexander Gordon, earl of Sutherland by his second wife, had many wide-ranging interests. He was, amongst other things, a noted genealogist and historian who made it his business, as Tutor of Sutherland, to record the pedigrees of many of the clans and families of the northern Highlands, including the Gunns, MacIvers, Mackays, Macleods, Murrays, Sinclairs, Sutherlands and others. £480
Grant Family.: Report of the First - [Eighth] Reunion of the Grant Family. 8 vols. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1899 [ elsewhere 1901, '04, '06, '08, '14, '22, '31]. 8vo, portraits and other illustrations, original wrappers bound in, uniform quarter red morocco gilt. The first meeting at Winsford and Hartford, Connecticut, was held to mark the 298th anniversary of the birth of Mathew Grant who had settled there in 1635. Subsequent issues mark his later anniversaries as well as those of others of the name including the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ulysses Simpson Grant. £120
Gregory, Donald.: Historical Notices of the Clan Gregor, from authentic sources: Part I. (all printed). Comprising an inquiry into the history of the clan preceding the year 1603; a Latin chronicle and obituary compiled by the reign of James V, by James MacGregor, Dean of Lismore; and a translation of Dean MacGregor's chronicle. Edinburgh, 1831. 4to, pp.58, separate title-pages for the first two items, marbled endpapers, period tan calf, double gilt fillet and floral border, spine decorated gilt in compartments with floral tool, red label, small chip to foot of spine and another to front joint, presentation copy inscribed "For Patrick Fraser Tytler Esq. from his sincere friend Donald Gregory", armorial bookplate of Joseph William Melles, Sewardstone, Essex, very attractive. Copac lists Oxford, TCD, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, St. Andrews, NLS. £150
Grimble, Ian.: Chief of Mackay. London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 198, col. frontis., 4 plates, d/w. £21
Haldane, General Sir J. Aylmer L.: The Haldanes of Gleneagles. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons Ltd.,1929. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 378, 34 plates, 3 maps and plans, a few light spots, brown buckram rubbed, family crest in red and gilt to front board, intriguing inscription to front free endpaper. £200
Hamilton-Edwards, Gerald.: In Search of Scottish Ancestry. Chichester, Phillimore, 1983. Second edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 252, illustrated, owner's stamp. d/w. £15
Hume, David,: The History of the House and Race of Douglas and Angus. London, Printed for Mortimer and M'Leod, Aberdeen, 1820. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 320, early repairs to 2 leaves of the prefatory matter with a few missing words supplied in pencil / ink, interleaved with multiple blanks, early owner's admonitory inscription, half calf, spine gilt-ruled in compartments, red morocco label. £100
Hume, David, of Godscroft.: The History of the House and Race of Douglas and Angus. 2 vols. Edinburgh: for L. Hunter, 1748. 12mo, pp.xxxii, 388; iv, 22, [6], half green morocco, marbled paper sides and endpapers, spine blind-ruled in compartments and lettered gilt direct, vg. From the library of David Murray, with his bookplate. £450
Hunter, William.: Biggar and the House of Fleming. An account of the Biggar district, archaeological, historical, and biographical. Edinburgh, William Paterson, 1867. Second edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 623, [1], additional vignette title, 43 illustrations, all edges green, green marbled endpapers, half morocco, marbled paper sides, spine ornately gilt in compartments and lettered direct, a handsome copy of this much expanded revised edition. £100
Irving, John.: The History of Dunbartonshire, civil, ecclesiastical, and territorial; with Genealogical Notices of the Principal Families in the County. Dumbarton, for the Author, 1860. Second edition. 4to, pp.xx, 616, some leaves with edges strengthened, large folding map, 16 engraved plates and pedigree charts, green cloth, spine darkened, printed paper label, bookplate of Lindsay Fleming, Aldwick Grange, Bognor Regis, vg. £250
Irving, Joseph.: The Book of Dumbartonshire: a history of the county, burghs, parishes, and lands, memoirs of families, and notices of industries carried on in the Lennox district. 3 vols. Edinburgh and London, W. and A.K. Johnston, 1879. Limited edition 400. 4to, pp.xi, 371; vii, 407; red cloth decorated with gilt heraldic shields, bevelled edges. In addition to the text vols.1 and 2 have 27 plates and maps with 11 text. ills., while vol.3 comprises 33 full page portraits with accompanying letterpress, and 20 plates of prominent residences. A handsome copy. £200
Irving, Joseph.: The History of Dumbartonshire, civil, ecclesiastical, and territorial, with Genealogical Notices of the Principal Families in the County. Dumbarton, Printed for the Author, 1860. Second edition. 4to, pp.xx, 616, large fldg. map (a few marginal spots), 16 engraved plates and pedigree charts, marbled endpapers and edges, full polished calf, gilt stamp of Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow to front cover, red morocco label, bookplate of David Murray, Ballymenoch. £250
Johnston, G. Harvey.: The Heraldry of the Campbells with notes on all the males of the family, descriptions of the arms, plates and pedigrees. Inveraray, Beinn Bhuidhe Holdings Limited, 1977. 8vo, pp.186, 8 plates, 18 pedigrees, orange and black cloth gilt. Originally published in 1920 in 2 vols. in a limited edition of 170 copies of which 150 were for sale to the public. £50
Johnston, T.B. and Colonel James A. Robertson.: The Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland. Edinburgh and London, W. & A.K. Johnston, 1899. Third edition. 4to, pp.181 [1], large folding linen-backed map, 3 other maps, 3 battle plans, 5 plates, green cloth gilt, bookplate of Donald Whyte, vg. £90
Lever, Tresham.: Lessudden House, Sir Walter Scott and the Scotts of Raeburn. London, The Boydell Press, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.184, d/w. £18
Lindsay, Ian G. and Mary Cosh.: Inveraray and the Dukes of Argyll. Edinburgh, University Press, 1973. First edition. 4to, pp.xvii, 487, 48 plates, abrasion to the blank verso of one plate, d/w, g+. £65
Lockhart, Simon Macdonald.: Seven Centuries. The History of the Lockharts of Lee and Carnwath. Carnwath, Privately Printed, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 317,10 plates, fldg. map, corrections slip, d/w. £35
M'Kerlie. P.H.: History of the Lands and their Owners in Galloway. 2 vols. Paisley, Alexander Gardner, 1906. New edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 646; viii, 544, 10 plates, Manx Museum Library label with withdrawn stamp, blue cloth gilt. The author was in the process of revising his 1870 work of the same title, issued in 5 vols., when he died having only completed the Wigtownshire section, the subject of these 2 vols. £150
Macdonald, Angus.: A Family Memoir of the MacDonalds of Keppoch. Edited by Clements R. Markham, C.B.; with some notes by the late Charles Edward Stuart, Comte d'Albanie. London, Whiting & Co., Ltd., 1885. Copy No.2 of a limited edition of 150. 8vo, pp. xii, 153, [1], owner's inscription, half calf, pebbled cloth, raised bands, wine label, vg. £125
Macdonald, Edith.: Annals of the Macdonald Family. London, Horace Marshall & Son, 1927. First edition. 8vo, pp.64, 5 plates, d/w with printed paper label, vg. Written by the sole survivor of "the legendary Macdonald sisters" who knew personally Morris, Rossetti, Tennyson, Browning, Ruskin, Watts and Millais. Georgiana married Edward Burne-Jones, Alice married John Lockwood Kipling, Agnes married Edward John Poynter, and Louisa married Alfred Baldwin. £30
MacKinnon, Rev. Dr. Donald and Alick Morrison.: The Macleods - the Genealogy of a Clan. Section Three. Macleod Cadet Families. Edinburgh, Clan Macleod Society, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 294, 15 genealogical charts, original stiff wrappers soiled, g+. £10
Mackintosh, John.: Historic Earls and Earldoms of Scotland. Aberdeen , W. Jolly, [1898]. First edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 17-356, blue cloth gilt, vg. £45
MacLaren, Margaret MacLaren of.: The Maclarens. A History of Clan Labhran. Stirling, Eneas Mackay, 1960. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxi, 147, 12 plates, 3 maps, chipped d/w, vg. £25
Maclean, John.: Historical and Traditional Sketches of Highland Families, and of the Highlands. Dingwall, Printed at the Advertiser Office, 1848. 12mo, pp.128, stain to outer margin, not affecting text, endpapers a tad dusty, wine cloth, printed paper label, a fair copy. Mackintoshes of Borlum, &c; Simon Lord Lovat; Lord President Forbes; Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh; Family of Chisholm; Mackenzies of Redcastle; The Black Watch; Donald Gruimach, the Black-Isle Cattle-Lifter. £50
Macleod, Rev. Canon R.C., of Macleod. (editor).: The Book of Dunvegan. 2 vols. Aberdeen, Third Spalding Club, 1938 , '39. 8vo, pp.xlviii, 275, 16; xxxiv, 179, 16, 76 plates, lacks preliminary blank leaf vol.1, green cloth gilt, vg. £125
MacLeod, The Rev. Canon R.C. ...of MacLeod.: The Macleods of Dunvegan. Privately Printed for The Clan Macleod Society,1927. 8vo, pp.xx, 220, 25 illustrations, maroon cloth gilt, spine rubbed, bookplate of noted collector Sheriff David Bogie, vg. £30
Macmillan, Hugh.: The Clan MacMillan. Addresses given at the Annual Gatherings of the Clan Society. London, Macmillan and Co.,1902. First edition. For Private Circulation. 8vo, pp.157, endpapers lightly tanned, blue cloth gilt. "The rebellions of 1715 and 1745...compelled them to relinquish their national dress so effectually that at the present day if you see any one wearing the kilt in the Highlands, you may be sure it is an Englishman, on whom it looks like a petticoat on a broomstick." £35
Macmillan, Somerled.: The Macmillans and their Septs. Glasgow, P.P., 1952. First edition. 8vo, pp.126, 8 plates, 3 folding charts, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt. £35
Macnish, David and William A. Tod,.: The History of the Clan Neish or MacNish of Perthshire and Galloway. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 198, blue cloth gilt. £80
Maxwell, Robert, Sir.: A History of the House of Douglas. 2 vols. London, Freemantle & Co., 1902. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxi, 293; xiii, 319, 12 coloured plates, 26 b/w plates, 103 figs., light fore-edge foxing, wine cloth gilt, vg. £120
Maxwell-Irving, Alastair M T.: The Irvings of Bonshaw. Chiefs of the Noble and Ancient Scots Border Family of Irving. S.l., 1983. 8vo, pp.38, illustrated, green boards gilt, vg. £30
McCorquodale Family.: The Sons of the Baron. Edinburgh: Privately Printed by T. and A. Constable Ltd., 1932. First edition. 8vo, pp. 49, [1], armorial frontispiece, 2 plates, 4 maps, tipped in typed list identifying the different spellings of the family name 1426 - 1689, newspaper cutting and typed note laid down on front free endpaper, the latter identifying a Mr J. MacCorquodale, 68 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh as having some years earlier compiled a history of the family, green cloth gilt, vg. £75
McNaughton, Duncan.: The Whytes of Bennochy Kirkcaldy. Reprinted from "The Scottish Genealogist", 1965. 8vo, pp.7, [1], printed wrappers, vg. £5
Moncreiffe, Iain and Don Pottinger.: Simple Heraldry. Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1953. 8vo, pp. 64, illustrated in colour throughout, bookplate, d/w. £20
Morison, Alexander.: The Blackhalls of that Ilk and Barra hereditary Coroners and Foresters of the Garioch. Aberdeen, New Spalding Club, 1905. Limited edition 500. 4to, pp. xv, [ii], 180, 5 illustrations, bookplate of noted collector Sheriff David Bogie, olive cloth gilt, vg. £35
Napier, Mark.: History of the Partition of the Lennox. Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, London, Thomas Cadell, 1835. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 256, wine cloth gilt, printed paper label. £30
Napier, Priscilla.: A Difficult Country. The Napiers in Scotland. London, Michael Joseph, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp. 288, 20 plates, fldg. chart, d/w. £15
Napier, Priscilla.: Revolution and the Napier Brothers 1820-1840. London, Michael Joseph, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.317, portrait frontispiece, folding table, d/w, vg. £15
Nisbet, Alexander.: A System of Heraldry, Speculative and Practical : with the True Art of Blazon, according to the most approved heralds in Europe...2 vols. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood...Edinburgh; and Rodwell and Martin...London, 1816. New edition. Folio, pp. [ii] + viii + 440 + 6 + xii: [ii] + ii + 109 + 191 + 300 + 49 + xvi, engraved frontispieces, 48 heraldic plates and folding facsimile plate; full panelled period calf, quintuple gilt fillets enclosing a broad gilt roll with blind inner roll, black morocco labels, marbled endpapers,handsome. Armorial bookplate of Kenneth Charles Corsar. Note on front free endpaper " M.C.M. 1858 Terregles Library " with small embossed blind stamp to title. £400
Nisbet, Alexander.: A System of Heraldry, Speculative and Practical; with the True Art of Blazon...2 vols. Edinburgh, T. & A. Constable, 1984. New edition. Folio, pp.viii, 440, xxii; ii, 300, 49, xvi, 44 plates, bookplate, wine boards gilt £80
Nisbett, Hamilton More and Stair Carnegie Agnew.: Cairnhill. Edinburgh: The Moray Press, 1949. First edition. 8vo, pp.215, [1], 18 ills., d/w. An account of the house with genealogical details of the various families associated with it. £20
Noble, Rev. Mark.: An Historical Genealogy of the Royal House of Stuarts, from the Reign of K. Robert II to that of K. James VI. London: Printed for R. Faulder, 1795. First edition. 4to, pp.xii, 312, folding chart, recent half blue morocco, wine morocco label. £150
Oliver, J. Rutherford.: Upper Teviotdale and the Scotts of Buccleuch a local and family history. Hawick, W. & J. Kennedy, 1887. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 470, illustrated, 3 maps, hinges strengthened, owner's signature, brown cloth gilt lightly rubbed, vg. £120
Pitcairn, Constance.: The History of the Fife Pitcairns with transcripts from old charters. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1905. First edition. 8vo, pp.xviii, 533, [1], illustrated, fawn cloth gilt, darkened., g+. £80
Reid, Major J. Robertson.: A Short History of the Clan Robertson (Clann Donnachaidh). Stirling, Eneas Mackay, 1933. First edition. 8vo, pp.140, tan cloth, vg. £30
Rennie, James Allan.: In the Steps of the Clansmen. London, Rich and Cowan, 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.353, illustrated, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £15
Riach, C.C.: Douglas and the Douglas Family. s.l., 1927. First edition. 8vo, pp.60, illustrated, blue cloth sl. grubby. £25
Riddell, James .: Vindication of the " Clanronald of Glengarry " against the attacks made upon them...with remarks as to the descent of the family who style themselves " of Clanronald ". Edinburgh, W. & C.Tait, 1821. First edition. Slim 4to, pp.97, xxx, engraved vignette title, folding chart, leaching to lower margin of title, owner's signature, bookplate, wine patterned cloth, printed paper label, vg. £90
Robertson, David.: A Brief Account of the Clann Donnachaidh. With notes on its history and traditions. Glasgow, for The Clan Donnachaidh Association, 1894. First edition. Small 4to, pp.60, [1], cloth-backed tartan boards slightly worn at extremities. £35
Robertson, James.: Chiefs of Clan Donnachaidh 1275 - 1749 and the Highlanders at Bannockburn. Perth, Wood, 1929. First edition. 8vo, pp.80, 2 coloured folding plans, blue cloth gilt, vg. £40
Rogers, Charles, Rev..: Genealogical Memoirs of the Families of Colt and Coutts. London, Printed for the Cottonian Society, 1879. First edition. 8vo, pp.59, [1], red cloth gilt, minor corner wear. £45
Rose, Hew.: A Genealogical Deduction of the Family of Rose of Kilravock [continued by the Rev. Lachlan Shaw]. Edinburgh, Spalding Club, 1848. 4to, pp.viii, 531, 2 plates, green cloth gilt, vg. £150
Salmon, Mr.: A short view of the Families of the Scottish Nobility; their Marriages, Issue, Descents; the posts of Honour and Profit they hold in the Government; their Arms, Mottos, and Chief Seats... London: Printed for W. Owen, 1759. 12mo, pp.xviii, [ii], 237, [7], newspaper cutting tipped onto front pastedown, D C. Thomson of Dundee library label detailing borrowing regulations laid down on f.f.e.p. with the company's blind stamp to title, owner's signature, period sheep rebacked retaining the original spine. £100
Scott, Ebenezer Erskine.: The Erskine-Halcro Genealogy. A genealogical study of the ancestors, kindred, and descendants of the Rev. Henry Erskine, of Chirnside, Berwickshire, 1624 - 1696, and his wife, Margaret Halcro of Orkney, 1647 - 1725, and their children... London, George Bell & Son, 1890. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvii, 49, [1], a few pencilled marginalia, blue cloth gilt, several sheets of typed and ms. notes tipped in, one with initials H.L.A. 23/5/1931, vg. £60
Scott, Sir Walter.: Manners, Customs, and History of the Highlanders of Scotland. [and] Historical Account of the Clan MacGregor. Glasgow, Thomas D. Morrison, 1893. 8vo, pp. x, 227, endpapers tanned, red cloth gilt, spine sunned, g+ £45
Seton, George.: A History of the Family of Seton during eight centuries. 2 vols. Edinburgh, Privately printed by T. and A. Constable, 1896. Copy No. 78 of a limited edition of 212. 4to, ppxxxv, 576, 577 - 1078, pp. 67 and 69 misbound in vol.1, vignette titles in red and black, frontispieces, 27 tissue-guarded full-page plates, 19 textual illustrations, 58 portraits, 140 images of seals, signatures, monuments, etc., 306 hand-coloured shields of arms, marbled endpapers, quarter calf, headcaps strengthened, green cloth with family coat of arms gilt to rear boards and family crest gilt to front boards, vg. £450
Seton, George.: The Law and Practice of Heraldry in Scotland. Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1863. First edition. 8vo, pp. xxvii, 548, [viii], [i], 14 tissue-guarded litho. plates, 105 woodcuts, quarter pale calf, cloth sides, green label. £80
Shaw, Wm. A.: The Knights of England. A Complete Record from the Earliest Times to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of Knights Bachelors. 2 vols. London: Heraldry Today, 1971. 8vo, pp.lxiv, 480; 420, 254, pale blue cloth gilt ( vol.2 lightly spotted). Reprint of the 1906 original issue. £50
Stevenson, Hew Shannon. (compiler).: The Stevenson Family, a Record of the Descendants of James Stevenson, Burgess of Paisley in 1753. [?York], For private circulation, 1965. 8vo, pp.ix, 146, 15 plates, 53 genealogical tables, owner's pencilled signature, blue cloth with gilt arms to front cover, vg. £30
Stevenson, J.H.: Heraldry in Scotland. 2 vols. Glasgow, Maclehose, 1914. One of 210 copies on hand-made paper of a limited edition of 540. 4to, pp.xxxii, 200; 201 - 514, 37 coloured plates, numerous textual illustrations, vellum-backed red cloth gilt, armorial bookplate of James Montgomery Byng Wright, a handsome copy. £350
Stewart, John...of Ardvorlich.: The Camerons : a History of Clan Cameron. Stirling, The Clan Cameron Association, [1971]. First edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 344, 24 plates, d/w, vg. £35
Stewart, William.: Clanland. London Midland and Scottish Railway Company, n.d., c.1928. 8vo, pp.52, illustrated in line, tartan endpapers, coloured plates representative of each of the clans associated with the areas through which the "Royal Route" passed viz. Buchanan, Cameron, Campbell, Farquharson (inserted upside down), Fraser, Gordon, Grant, MacDonald, MacGregor, MacKintosh, MacPherson and Stewart, boards rubbed at extremities. £30
Stewart.: The Story of the Stewarts. Edinburgh, The Stewart Society, 1901. 4to, pp.194, frontis., 4 genealogical tables, signature of Katherine Mary Stewart and note by her on prelim. blank identifying her husband's descent from Gilbert Stewart, Adjutant in Lord Sempill's Regiment in 1743, blue cloth gilt , minor corner wear. £75
Stirling, A.M.W.: Macdonald of the Isles a romance of past and present. London, John Murray, 1914. 8vo, pp.xii, 295, [1], coloured frontispiece, 23 illustrations, 10 pp. pedigree, lacks front free endpaper, bookplate, red cloth gilt, g. "To review the story of the Macdonalds of Sleat is to probe into an almost prehistoric past, where the actual and the supernatural, fact and legend, are eternally intermingled, and where the connecting links must be tracked through an abiding haze of romance, of poesy, of folklore, and of the angry clash of ancient feuds." £35
Stodart, Robert Riddle.: Memorials of the Browns of Fordell Finmount and Vicarsgrange. Edinburgh, Privately Printed, 1887. 4to, pp.xii, 240, frontispiece, 4 plates, 82 coloured plates of armorial escutcheons, brown cloth gilt, bevelled edges, vg. £180
Stuart, John Sobieski.: Vestiarium Scoticum: from the manuscript formerly in the library of the Scots College at Douay. Edinburgh: William Tait, 1842. First edition. Folio, pp.109, 75 plates of tartans laid down; some spotting to endpapers and fore-edges not affecting plates; half red morocco gilt rubbed, spine lettered gilt direct. John Sobieski Stolberg Stuart (c.1795 -1872) and his brother Charles Edward Stuart (c1799 -1880) revived their father's claim to be the legitimate son of Prince Charles Edward Stewart by Louise of Stolberg. Both were said to have fought on the French side at Waterloo before coming to Scotland where a number of prominent personages, including Lord Lovat, indulged their pretension. They claimed to have in their possession a number of early manuscripts detailing the tartans of Scotland, although only one of these was ever made available for inspection. In 1842, in the aftermath of the enthusiasm for tartanry sparked by George IV's visit to Scotland, orchestrated by Sir Walter Scott, the brothers issued in book form what purported to be another manuscript, the Vestiarium Scoticum, priced at 10 guineas. Only a small number of copies were published but the book's influence was immediate with a public desperate to wear their "authentic" clan tartans encouraged by a trade equally keen to promote them. In fact, the vast majority of the tartans were forgeries conjured from the imagination of the compilers, their contention that the Vestiarium was based on a manuscript rescued from a Scots college on the continent being as fanciful as their claim to royal descent. £750
Sutherland Peerage Claim.: In the Question concerning the Peerage of Sutherland. Brief for the Counsel of Sir Robert Gordon, Bart. (claiming the Title and Dignity of) Earl of Sutherland. To be heard at the Bar of the House of Lords, before the Committee of Privileges...1771 bound with The Additional Case of Elisabeth, claiming the title and Dignity of Countes of Sutherland, by her Guardians...To be heard at the Bar of The House of Lords...177 [blank]. Small folio, pp. 70; 177, fldg. pedigree chart, faint stamp to first title with accession and withdrawal stamps to verso, small stamp to lower margin of final leaf of second item, brown buckram with blind library stamp to front board and gilt number to spine. £100
Sutton, Ann and Richard Carr.: Tartans their art and history. Photography by David Cripps. London, Bellew, 1984. First edition. Tall 8vo, pp.192, illustrated in colour and b/w, d/w. £15
Tayler, Alistair and Henrietta. (editors).: The House of Forbes. Aberdeen, Third Spalding Club, 1937. 4to, pp.xv, 494, coloured frontispiece, 35 illustrations, 30 charts, 2 maps, green cloth gilt, vg. £140
Tayler, Henrietta.: Lady Nithsdale and her Family. London, Lindsay Drummond Ltd., [1939]. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 279, 20 plates including folding genealogical table, d/w, vg. £35
The Black Book of Taymouth: The Black Book of Taymouth with other papers from the Breadalbane charter room. Edinburgh: The Bannatyne Club, 1855. 4to, pp.[viii] + xxxviii + [2] + 443 +[1], 12 plates, black calf gilt, vg. Terry 100. Edited by Cosmo Innes and here printed for the first time from the manuscript of William Bowie "who seems to have discharged the double duty of family notary and pedagogue to the grandsons of Sir Duncan Campbell, the seventh laird of Glenurchy." (Preface). A major source for the history of the Highlands in the 16th and early 17th centuries which traces the genealogy of the family of Breadalbane and their territorial acquisitions but also includes other papers from the charter chest viz. The Chronicle of Fortingall, Duncan Laideus' alias Macgregouris Testament, The Book of Bandis and various Rental Books, Court Books, Household Books and Inventories. £450
The Black Book of Taymouth.: The Black Book of Taymouth with other papers from the Breadalbane Charter Room [and] Kilchurn Heritage the History. 2 vols. Facsimile reprint of the 1855 limited edition. Kilchurn Heritage, 1991. 4to, pp.xxxviii, 443; 65, illustrated, Campbell tartan endpapers, full black imitation morocco gilt, slip case, blue silk ribbon, a handsome copy. £120
Thornton-Kemsley, Colin.: Bonnet Lairds. Montrose, Standard Press, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.227, 27 ills., owner's signature, d/w. The story of successive lairds of a small Scottish estate and of potential interest to descendants of the families of Strachan, Forbes, Fullerton, Crombie and Thornton of that Ilk. £25
Townsend, Rachel.: Aunts and Great-aunts. Sandwich, 1974. Reprinted as a present for the family by Robert and Claudia Maxtone Graham. 4to, pp. 22, duplicated typescript, printed wrappers, front wrapper with a presentation inscription from the Grahams to Marion Lochhead. Reprint of an item originally circulated within the family. £15
Vincent, John. (editor).: The Crawford Papers. The Journals of David Lindsay twenty-seventh earl of Crawford and tenth Earl of Balcarres 1871-1940 during the years 1892- 1940. Manchester, M.U.P., 1984. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 645, frontispiece, wine cloth gilt, vg. £25
Walker, Alexander.: Disblair 1634-1884 or An Old Oak Panel and something thereon. Aberdeen, Edmond & Spark, 1884. Limited edition 250. 4to, pp. 36, 13 ills., brown cloth gilt sl. worn at extremities, ink accession numbers to verso of title. Of potential interest to members of the Rolland family. £30
Wallace, George.: The Nature and Descent of Ancient Peerages. Edinburgh: Printed for T. Cadell...London, and C. Elliot, Edinburgh, 1785. Second edition. 8vo, pp. 520, recent quarter calf, marbled paper boards, spine lettered gilt direct, vg. £200
Wallace, H. Frank.: A Stuart Sketch book 1542 - 1746. Illustrated by the Author and by Lionel Edwards. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1933. First edition. 4to, pp.120, 19 col. plates, text. ills., d/w chipped. £45
Warrender, Margaret.: Marchmont and the Humes of Polwarth. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood, 1894. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 192, 25 ills., green cloth gilt, some fading to rear board. £80
Wood, William.: A short account of the earls of Fife, compiled from documents relatng to Scotland preserved in the Record Offices in London, Edinburgh, and other authentic sources. Kirkcaldy, Printed by Couper & Allen, 1896. First edition. 8vo, pp.ii, 86, cloth-backed dec. boards. £30

Genealogy and Heraldry

Author Book Title PlacePubDa Ref Price
Montgomery, B.G., de: Origin and History of the Montgomerys Comtes de Montgomery, Ponthieu, Alencon and La Marche. Earls of Arundel, Chichester Shrewsbury, Montgomery, Pembroke, Lancaster, Mercia, Eglinton and Mountalexander. Princes de Belleme. Marquis de Montgomery de Lorges. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons Ltd., 1948, 1st ed. 4to, pp.xvi, 304,17 plates, drab d/w chipped, vg+. £150
Austin, John Osborne.: The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island; comprising three generations of settlers who came before 1690. (With many families carried to the fourth generation). Albany, N.Y., Printed by Joel Munsell's Sons, 1887. First edition. Folio, pp.viii, 443, [1], front hinge cracked but sound, black pebbled cloth gilt, vg. £200
Carlisle, Nicholas.: A Concise Account of the Several Foreign Orders of Knighthood, and other marks of honourable distinction, especially of such as have been conferred upon British subjects. London, John Hearne, 1839. First edition. 8vo, pp. xxix, 582, owner's signature; blue cloth gilt sl. worn. £150
Chapman, E. Naomi. (compiler).: Memoirs of my Family together with some researches into the early history of the Morris Families of Tipperary, Galway and Mayo. Frome and London, Butler & Tanner, 1928, Printed for Private Circulation. 8vo, pp.96, illustrated, 8 fldg. pedigrees + 1 in pocket, blue cloth gilt. £60
Chapman, E. Naomi. (compiler).: Memours of my family together with some researches into the early history of the Morris Families of Tipperary, Galway and Mayo. Printed for Private Circulation, 1928. 8vo, pp.96, 12 plates, 8 fldg. pedigrees (a couple with manuscript emendations), large fldg. genealogical chart printed in blue in rear pocket (not called for in Contents), printed letter by Dr. Goddard H. Orpen inserted before first chapter explaining his use of references therein which had caused some offence, inserted printed note indicating the author's death 19 November 1928, front free endpaper toned and inscribed to foot of page "presented on June 18th 1938 in accordance with the request made by his aunt E.N.C. about Easter 1828" with signature H.A. Lidderdale above in a different hand. £60
Chester, Joseph Lemuel.: Notes upon the Ancestry of William Hutchinson and Anne Marbury from researches recently made in England. Boston, D. Clapp, 1866. 4to, pp.24, half morocco scuffed, red cloth sides faded, spine lettered gilt. £75
Cork and Orrery, The Countess of. (editor).: The Orrery Papers. 2 vols. London, Duckworth and Company, 1903. First edition. 8vo, pp.xix, 321; 331; 22 plates, e.p.'s lightly spotted, blue cloth gilt. £80
Davis, Julia.: Never Say Die. The Glengarry McDonalds of Virginia. Stafford, American History Press, 1980, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 204, 25 ills., pbk., covers sl. soiled. £20
des Cognets, Anna Russell.: Governor Garrard of Kentucky his Descendants and Relatiives...and A Postscript about the Garrard Family by Louis des Cognets, Jr. Princeton, 1962. Second printing of the first work, first printing of the second. 8vo, pp.279,[1], illustrated, grey cloth gilt, spine sl. darkened, inscribed pres. copy from Louis des Cognets. £15
Fox-Davies, Arthur Clarke. (editor).: Armorial Families. A complete peerage, baronetage, and knightage...being the first attempt to show which arms in use at the moment are borne by legal authority. Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1895. First edition. Stout 4to, pp. xxxix, 1086, 112 plates, partly unopened, bookplates, brown buckram gilt. £120
Grant Family.: Report of the First - [Eighth] Reunion of the Grant Family. 8 vols. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1899 [ elsewhere 1901, '04, '06, '08, '14, '22, '31]. 8vo, portraits and other illustrations, original wrappers bound in, uniform quarter red morocco gilt. The first meeting at Winsford and Hartford, Connecticut, was held to mark the 298th anniversary of the birth of Mathew Grant who had settled there in 1635. Subsequent issues mark his later anniversaries as well as those of others of the name including the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ulysses Simpson Grant. £120
Harvie, Barry J.: The History and Family Tree of John Harvie 1810 - 1899 and his wife Margaret nee Gilmour 1820 - 1902 and their descendants. Appila, South Australia, Harvie Family Reunion Committee, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.56, double column text, illustrated, blue cloth gilt. John Harvie and Margaret Gilmour were both born in Beith, Ayrshire. £35
Mayo, Chester Garts.: John Mayo of Roxbury, Massachusetts 1630-1688 a genealogical and biographical record of his descendants. Huntington, Vermont, Published by the Author, 1965. 4to, pp.304, illustrated, d/w, inscribed pres. copy. £30
Moule, Thomas.: Bibliothica Heraldica Magnae Britanniae. An Analytical Catalogue of Books on genealogy, heraldry, nobility, knighthood & ceremonies: with a list of provisional visitations, pedigrees, collections of arms, and other manuscripts, etc. London: Printed for the Author, 1822. First edition. 4to, pp.xxiv, 668, frontispiece, head-pieces, light off-setting onto title, modern half calf, cloth sides, wine morocco label, very attractive. Newport Public Libraries label to front pastedown recording the donation by The Right Hon. The Viscountess Rhondda 4th June 1941. £250
Phillimore, W.P.W. and W.F. Carter.: Some Account of the Family of Middlemore of Warwickshire and Worcestershire. London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1901. 4to, pp.xvi, 360, illustrated, green cloth lettered red. £150
Porter, Dorothy Burnett.: The Redmonds of Salem, Massachusetts: A Nineteeenth-Century Family Revisited. Worcester, Massachusetts,1986, reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society vol. 95, part2, 1985. 8vo, pp.259 - 295, stiff wrappers. £10
Sellers, Edwin Jaquett.: Allied Families of Delaware. Stretcher, Fenwick, Davis, Draper, Kipshaven, Stidham. Philadelphia, J.P. Lippincott Company, 1901. Limited edition 200. 8vo, pp.170, partly unopened, traces of label to front pastedown, grey cloth, red label, spine darkened and with patch where a label has been removed. £60
Tudor-Craig, Sir Algernon Tudor.: The Romance of Melusine and de Lusignan together with Genealogical Notes and Pedigrees of Lovekyn of London, Lovekyn of Lovekynsmede, and of Luckyn of Little Waltham, and Luckyn of Mashbery, all in the County of Essex, and of Lukin of Felbrigg, co. Norfolk. London, The Century House, 1932. Limited edition 125 copies. 4to, pp.vi, 58, 5 col. plates, 12 ills., blue cloth gilt., spine lightly sunned. £100
Woodward, John.: A Treatise on Heraldry British and Foreign. 2 vols. Edinburgh and London,:W. & A. K. Johnston, 1892. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 14, 395; viii, 396 - 858, 56 plates (mostly coloured), 106 figures, decorative blue cloth gilt. £150
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