Trade and Industry

Author Book Title PlacePubDa Ref Price
Aberdeen Harbour and Fish Market.: Collection of 400+ glass negatives (half-plate landscape format) in good condition , although a there is some finger marking and a few have some minor scratches to the emulsion. Several are under or over exposed or out of focus, suggesting they may have been "seconds" or spares from an official photographic record. The most likely source would be the Aberdeen Harbour Board Photographic Archive held at Aberdeen University Special Libraries and Archives Collection which consists of around 6,000 glass plate negatives dating from the 1880s to the 1930s, taken by the Board's engineering staff as a record of port development and activities. I have spent some time looking at this archive and though it contains many similar pictures, in a random sample I have found none exactly the same. For example when entering "salvage" or "shipwrecks" in the search engine there are no matches, but "fish market" produces many very similar images though mainly of a later date. This may mean that these plates were not included in the archive, or for some reason were retained (perhaps by the photographer) and not handed over to the university. Considerations such as style of photography and access from shore and water to all parts of the harbour suggest that the photographer was acting in an official capacity rather than working on his own behalf or for the press. (The assistance of my friend Stewart Hutchison in identifying the various vessels is herewith gratefully acknowledged). A detailed analysis of all the plates is available and can be forwarded on request. £2000
Aberdeen Harbour.: Evidence and Proceedings, in the Committee of the House of Commons, in regard to the Aberdeen Harbour Bill. Aberdeen: Printed at the Constitutional Office by George Cornwall, 1839. 8vo, pp.lxxxiii,+ 335 +[1], partly unopened, large fldg. hand-coloured plan (frequently missing); original cloth-backed printed paper-covered boards missing a strip of paper front and two strips rear but without loss of text, printed label. Copac locates only NLS and Aberdeen; Skempton 493 records one copy at I.C.E. £150
Aberdeen Harbour.: Report of the Committee of the House of Commons, in regard to the Aberdeen Harbour Bill. May, 1839. Aberdeen: Printed by D. Chalmers & Co., 1839. 8vo, pp.326 + [1, errata ], original cloth-backed boards, printed label. Copac locates NLS and Aberdeen only. £125
Adam, A.W. and I. Rankin.: Report of the Survey of the Parishes of Assynt and Eddrachillis. s.l, s,n., c.1964. A4 duplicated typescript, pp.38,+ 25 tables (some fldg.)., Scottish Office withdrawn stamp to Contents leaf, cloth-backed stiff wrappers. Covers agriculture, fishing, forestry, population, tourism, transport, etc. £20
Adam, R.J.: Papers on Sutherland Estate Management 1802-1816. 2 vols. Edinburgh, S.H.S., 1972. 8vo, pp.cii, 262; 348, map, blue cloth. £30
Aird, Andrew.: Reminiscences of Editors, Reporters and Printers, during the last sixty years. Glasgow, P.P., [1890],. 8vo, pp.88, text within black and red frames, portrait frontis., author's compliments slip tipped in, cloth-backed boards lightly solied. £40
Allchin, M.C.V.: A History of Highland Locomotives. Southsea, Railway Hobbies, Ltd., 1947. First edition. 8vo, pp.72, illustrated, cloth-backed red boards. £30
Annales des Ponts et Chaussees.: Memoires et Documents relatifs a l'art des constructions et au service de l'ingeneur. Mars Avril 1869. 8vo, pp.423, 12 fldg, plates, quarter morocco gilt, black cloth. Contains article No. 211, Memoire sur la Clyde, Glasgow, Port-Glasgow et Greenock. Par M. Quinette de Rochemont, ingeneur des ponts et chausse. pp.144 - 184, 5 fldg. plates, a detailed survey of the various works undertaken to "ameliorer la navigation de la Clyde". £75
Anson, Peter F.: Fishing boats and fisher folk on the east coast of Scotland. London, J.M. Dent and Sons, 1974. 8vo, pp. xxi, 293, 2 col. plates, 107 b/w ills., 2 charts, price-clipped d/w. £40
Arnot, R. Page.: The miners. A history of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain 1889 - 1910. London, George Allan & Unwin, 1951, 2nd imp. 8vo, pp.409, [1], 39 ills., d/w. £21
Arnot, R. Page.: The miners: years of struggle. A history of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (from 1910 onwards). London, Allan & Unwin, 1953, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.567, 32 ills., tatty d/w. £21
Arnot, R.Page.: A history of the Scottish miners from the earliest times. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1955, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xiv, 445, illustrated, d/w repaired. £21
Baird, William.: The One Pound Note: its history, place, and power in Scotland, and its adaptability for England, to which is added Note-Exchange and Clearing-House System and Rules in Scotland. Edinburgh, Andrew Baxendinne, 1912. Third edition (revised and brought down to date). 8vo, pp.72, [2], bookplate, grey cloth lettered black, vg. £25
Barnard, Alfred.: The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom. Edinburgh, Mainstream / Lochar, 1987, Centenary Edition. 8vo, pp.[16], xii, 458 + ads., illustrated, d/w, vg+. Commissioned by Harper's Weekly Gazette to undertake a tour of the Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, Barnard produced this comprehensive and authoritative work in which he recorded his visits to 129 distilleries in Scotland, 28 in Ireland, and 4 in England. The fulsome details of location, operation, equipment, manning and output are enhanced by the illustrations, taken from etchings by Walker and Boutall and based on the work of the local photographers he hired to accompany him on his visits. £75
Barre, Louis A.: Sidelights on the History, Industries & Social Life of Scotland. London, Blackie and Son Limited, 1919. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 319, [1], frontispiece, a few light spots, owner's signature, bookplate, green cloth gilt, vg. £10
Barrowman, James.: A Glossary of Scotch Mining Terms. Hamilton, " Advertiser " Office, 1886, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.74, original boards gilt, sl. spine wear. Scarce. £80
Bell, David.: Lecture on various matters connected with the improvements on the River Clyde and the Harbour of Glasgow., particularly as respects the river & harbour dues...with a plan of the proposed mode of connecting the lower & upper navigation of the River Clyde at Glasgow, and an appendix. Glasgow, M. Ogle & Son, 1837. 8vo, pp. 87, fldg. plan, additional blank leaves bound in, half roan rubbed, marbled-paper sides, spine lettered gilt direct. Copac gives NLS, Manchester and Glasgow (2) only. Comprises an outline history of the improvements in Clyde navigation effected to date followed by a detailed analysis of the various proposals advanced for levying River and Harbour revenues. £200
Bell, Henry.: Engraved plate captioned The First Steam Boat, The Comet, Built by Henry Bell, 1811 who brought steam navigation into practice in Europe. Lightly dust-soiled in glazed walnut period frame with label of Wm. Fletcher, Emporium of Arts, 79 Prince's (sic) Street to rear, image 5.25 x 5.75 inches. Inscribed in upper margin "From Henry Bell to the Revd. Peter Chalmers." £450
Blackie, Agnes A.C.: Blackie & Son 1809 - 1959. London and Glasgow, Blackie & Son Ltd., [1959]. 8vo, pp.64, illustrated, family tree, white cloth gilt. £15
Blair, Anna.(compiler).: Croft and Creel: a Century of Coastal Memories. London, Shepheard-Walwyn, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.xviii, 222, illustrated, pbk., vg. Recorded in conversations round the coast from Musselburgh to Lewis, Ballantrae to Orkney, and given a title which symbolises the lifestyles of small farms and fishing communities"...these are the random memories of over forty folk who... revealed what had once made them laugh and weep, or know fear, joy, embarrassment or discomfort." £10
Bremner, David.: The Industries of Scotland. Their Rise, Progress and Present Condition. Newton Abbot, David & Charles Reprints, 1969. 8vo, pp.[xi], viii, 535, d/w.This work first appeared as a series of articles in The Scotsman in 1868 and was published in book form in the following year. £25
Bridge, James Howard.: The inside history of the Carnegie Steel Company. New York, The Aldine Book Company, 1903, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xv, 369, [1], illustrated, e.p.'s renewed, pict. red cloth gilt. £45
Brotchie, Alan W.: The tramways of Kirkcaldy. Dundee, N.B. Traction Group, 1978. 8vo, pp.60, illustrated, map, green ink stain to lower margin of pp. 27 - 51 not affecting text, pict. stiff wrappers. £10
Brotchie, Alan W.: The Wemyss and District Tramways Company Ltd. Dundee, N.B. Traction Group, 1976. 8vo, pp.71, [1], illustrated, map, pict. stiff wrappers. £15
Buckhaven.: Promotional flyer for Waverley House advertising a special show of Christmas novelties and fancy goods. Buckhaven, Andrew Thomson, Waverley House, n.d. Single sheet of pink paper, the recto embellished with classical figures within ornamental frame, the verso listing ladies' and gents' clothing and household draperies, stained. £5
Burns, Edward.: The Coinage of Scotland. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1887. Large paper limited edition of 45 copies. 4to, pp. xxiv, 365, [1]; xviii, 556; 78 plates with accompanying letterpress; crimson half morocco, lightly rubbed at extremities, marbled paper sides, spines gilt ruled in compartments and lettered gilt direct, light discolouration to edges of free end papers, otherwise internally immaculate, handsome. £500
Cain, Alex. M.: The Cornchest for Scotland. Scots in India. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, 1986. Oblong 8vo, pp. 96, illustrated, stiff wrappers. £10
Caledonian Canal.: Seventeenth Report of the Commissioners for Making and Maintaining the Caledonian Canal. (Dated 25 May 1820) Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 1 June 1820. Folio, pp.44, printed blue wrappers chipped. £20
Campbell, Andrew J.: Early Kirkcaldy Presses - Crerar, Birrell, Crawford. Buckhaven, P.P., 1992. 8vo, pp.26, wrappers. £5
Campbell, Andrew J.: The Cupar Presses of Whitehead & Burns, etc. Buckhaven, P.P., 1992. 8vo, pp.38, wrappers. £5
Campbell, Andrew J.: The Fifeshire Advertiser Press, Kirkcaldy. Buckhaven, P.P., 1992. 8vo, pp.42, wrappers. £5
Campbell, Andrew J.: The Press of Alexander Westwood and Son, Cupar. Buckhaven, P.P., 1992. 8vo, pp.24, wrappers. £5
Campbell, Andrew J.: The Press of J. & G. Innes, Cupar. Buckhaven, P.P., 1992. 8vo, pp.78, wrappers. £5
Campbell, Andrew J.: The presses of Leven & the east of Fife. Buckhaven, P.P., 1992. 8vo, pp.32, wrappers. £5
Campbell, Andrew J.: The Tullis Press, Cupar. Buckhaven, P.P., 1992. 8vo, pp.44, wrappers. £5
Campbell, R.H.: The Rise and Fall of Scottish Industry 1707 - 1939. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1980. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 208, owner's signature, d/w. £20
Carvel, John L.: One hundred years in coal. The history of the Alloa Coal Company. Edinburgh, Privately Printed, 1944. 8vo, pp.viii, 200, 25 ills., map e.p.'s, black cloth gilt. £35
Clark, Christine.: The British Malting Industry since 1830. London and Rio Grande, The Hambledon Press, 1998. First edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 300, illustrated, d/w. £35
Clark, Victoria E.: The Port of Aberdeen. A history of its trade and shipping from the 12th century to the present day. Aberdeen, D. Wyllie, 1921, ltd. ed. 300. 8vo, pp. xiii, 178, illustrated, owner's signature, wine cloth gilt. £45
Coal owners of Scotland. Memorandum on mineral leases. Memorandum by the committee appointed by the coal owners of Scotland: on 22nd June, 1942, to examine the question of mineral leases from the Coal Commission. dealing with the Coal Acts938 and 1943, with particular reference to freeholders' mineral leases.[cover title]. Glasgow, Printed by James C. Erskine & Sons, [1943]. 8vo, pp.iii, 36, original wrappers with printed caption Private and Confidential. £20
Coalmining in West Fife.: A bibliography of material held in Dunfermline Central Library. Dunfermline District Libraries, 1979. 8vo, pp..28, wrappers. £5
Cochran-Patrick, R.W.: Early Records Relating to Mining in Scotland. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1878. Limited edition 350 copies. 4to, pp.lxvi, 206, frontispiece, citron half morocco rubbed, marbled paper sides, vg. Largely concerned with precious metals rather than fossil fuels. £250
Cooper, Derek.: A Taste of Scotch. London, Andre Deutsch, 1989, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.128, illustrated, d/w. £20
Cormack, Alexander A.: Teinds and Agriculture. An Historical Survey. London, O.U.P., 1930, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 206, partly unopened, sgd. pres. slip. d/w. £30
Crinan Canal.: Table of Rates and other Canal Charges: with Regulations to be observed in collecting the same. Edinburgh: Printed by Paton and Ritchie, 1858. 8vo, pp.20, printed wrappers, vg. £40
Crofters Commission.: Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners appointed to carry out a scheme of colonisation in the Dominion of Canada of crofters and cottars from the Western Highlands of Scotland. London, HMSO, 1890. 4to, pp. iv, 33, large folding map, library stamp to prelims. and title, blue cloth gilt, vg. £125
Cumming, Alexander.: The Elements of Clock and Watch-work, Adapted to Practice. In two essays. London, Printed for the Author and sold by him and A. Millar, D. Wilson, J. Dodsley (and 8 others, London and Edinburgh),1766 . First edition, second issue published in the same year. 4to, pp.[viii], 192, [16, index and errata], terminal blank Dd4 present, 16 folding engraved plates, occasional light waterstaining, browning and spotting, rebound to style in quarter calf, spine ruled gilt in compartments, raised bands, original label retained. Clockmakers' Library 218; Baillie Clocks and Watches p.270; Baillie Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World p.72. Alexander Cumming (c.1732 - 1814) was an Edinburgh clockmaker, mathematician and engineer, original founding member of the Royal Society of Scotland, and inventor of the first flush toilet. He spent many years in London where his Bond Street premises enjoyed a prestigious reputation, was one of those tasked with examining George Harrison's longitude clock, and received a retainer from King George III to whom this work is dedicated. £750
Dickinson, H.W.: James Watt Craftsman & Engineer. Cambridge, for Messrs. Babcock & Wilcox Ltd., 1935, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 207, 18 plates, pink cloth gilt, spine sunned. £30
Dickson, Robert and John Philip Edmond.: Annals of Scottish Printing from the introduction of the art in 1507 to the beginning of the seventeenth century. 2 vols. Cambridge, Macmillan & Bowes, 1890. Limited edition100 large paper copies signed. 4to, pp. xv, 272; 273 - 530, partly unopened, profusely illustrated, original boards dust-soiled and rubbed at edges, vg. £300
Dickson, Robert.: Introduction of the Art of Printing into Scotland. Aberdeen, Edmund & Spark, 1885. Limited edition 500 copies. 8vo, pp.xvi, 98, 27 illustrations, blue cloth blocked in black and gilt, bevelled edges, vg. £48
Donibristle Coalfield.: Section of the coals in Donibristle Coalfield according to the most recent information obtained by Mr. Grieve 1838. Further captioned: Rough sketch plan of the present winning and adjacent (? ) [few letters lost] workings at Donibristle Colliery, the surface plan from actual survey the underground workings only guessed, Mr. Grieve having only been down the pits once, and for a few minutes only, during the last four or five years. March 1838." Later note in a relatively recent hand "abandonment plan from J. & G.H. Geddes." Approx. 27.75 x 21.5 inches, pen and wash on linen-backed paper, minor fraying to edges with loss of a few letterrs to one word, substantial vertical tear and smaller horizontal tears affecting the text but without losss of sense, other creases, framed and glazed. £200
Doughty, D.W.: The Tullis Press Cupar, 1803-1849. Dundee, Abertay Historical Society, 1967, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.vi, 74, 7 plates, stiff wrappers. £10
Douglas(s), William.: Some historical remarks on the City of St. Andrews in North-Britain. With a particular account of the ruinous condition of the harbour in that place; and of what importance the repairing of it will be, to all concrn'd in trade and navigation. London, s.n., 1728. Sole edition. 8vo in 4's, pp.[iv], 28, errata slip, stitched, later drab wrappers. Copac lists st. Andrews only. £350
Dron, Robert W.: The coal-fields of Scotland. London, Blackie & Son, 1902. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 368, 16 plates, olive cloth gilt, vg. £75
Duckworth, C.L.D. and G.E. Langmuir.: Clyde River and other Steamers. Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1937. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 254, illustrated, blue cloth gilt, small nick to head of spine, vg. The author groups the various vessels into separate fleets with the individual ships listed chronologically in terms of their acquisition by the particular company. An Appendix provides fleet lists giving particulars of all the vessels described. £25
Duckworth, C.L.D. and G.E. Langmuir.: West Highland Steamers. London, Richard Tilling, 1935. First edition. 8vo, pp.216, 32, coloured frontispiece, 25 plates, original stiff wrappers, vg. A history of the Hutcheson / Macbrayne Fleet with full details of their Glasgow and Highland Royal Mail Steamers 1851 - 1935 which were to play such a significant part in the extensive opening up of travel in the Western Highlands. £25
Durie, Alastair J. (editor).: The British Linen Company 1745 - 1775. Edinburgh, S.H.S., 1996. 8vo, pp.viii, 236, black cloth. £20
Eighteenth Century Fife Colliery Accounts.: Accot. of Coals Raised and Sold from the Bank of Balgonie, from 6th to 19th August 1796. Written in ink in a clear hand on a single sheet of watermarked paper, 41 x 33 cms., docketed to verso. Details in tabulated form the quantities of coal sold per diem over 12 working days to various coal merchants and the monies assigned to the various proprietors' accounts, as well as listing the individual colliers with quantities of " found coal" per man and wages earned, with further details of payments to other employees and tradesmen. £300
Eunson, Jerry.: A Pioneer of the Fishing Industry, William Strong Eunson of Fair Isle, " Old Bill " of Aberdeen. By Jerry Eunson. Kirkwall, Mackintosh, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp.70, blue cloth, vg. £20
Fairley, John A.: Agnes Campbell, Lady Roseburn. Relict of Andrew Anderson the King's Printer. A Contribution to the History of Printing in Scotland. By John A Fairley. Aberdeen, D. Wyllie & Son, 1925. Limited edition 150 copies. 8vo, pp.62, 1 plate, blue cloth rubbed at extremities, vg. £35
Fashion.: John Wight & Co. [Catalogue]. Edinburgh, John Wight & Co., 104 and 105 Princes Street, c.1910. 8vo, pp.76, illustrated in colour and b/w, printed on good quality paper, stiff wrappers with coloured image of three soldiers of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) (42nd Foot) to front cover. An attractive retail and mail order catalogue mostly concerned with ladies' fashion but including some gentlemen's and children's clothing with details and prices in sterling, French francs and U.S. dollars with, as befits a business proclaiming itself "Scotland's Principal Clan Tartan Warehouse", several pages of tartans illustrated in full colour. £75
Fea, James.: Considerations on the Fisheries in the Scotch Islands; to which is prefixed A Geneal Account describing the History, Soil, Productions, Curiosities, &c. of the same, the Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. London: Printed for the Author at Dover, 1787. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, [i], 101, [1], 88, [6, List of Subscribers], folding map mounted on later paper (outer edge trimmed but without loss), title with a faint stain and narrow strip clipped from top of page (not affecting text), signature of Francis Taylor, 1864, to head of Introduction, contemporary half calf rebacked to style, marbled paper boards, spine lettered gilt direct, a good copy of an uncommon title. £350
Forbes, Sir William, of Pitsligo.: Memoirs of a Banking-House. Edinburgh, Printed for Private Circulation,1859. First edition. 8vo, pp.91, 2 plates, dec. blue cloth gilt, signed presentation copy inscribed to the Bishop of Glasgow. £50
Forth Bridge.: Handbook to the Forth Bridge. Edinburgh, John B. Fairgrieve, n.d. 8vo, pp.16, wrappers. £30
Forth Road Bridge.: Forth Road Bridge superstructure. Birmingham, The Kynoch Press, 1964. 4to, pp.90, illustrated, owner's inscription, d/w. £25
Forth Road Bridge.: Opening ceremony by Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Friday 4th September 1964. 8vo,pp.4, white card. £5
Forth Road Bridge.: The Forth Road Bridge [prepared for guests at the official opening ceremony by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on September 4, 1964]. Forth Road Bridge Joint Board, 1964. 4to, pp.64, illustrated, dec. blue cloth gilt. £30
Forth Road Bridge.: The Forth Road Bridge. The Official Story. Edinburgh, F.R.B.S.B., n.d. 8vo, pp.64, illustrated, pict. wrappers. £10
Fothringham, Henry Steuart. (editor).: Edinburgh Goldsmiths' Minutes 1525 - 1700 transcribed by Jean Munro. Edinburgh, SRS, 2006. 8vo, pp.vii, 407, blue cloth gilt. £20
Fraser, Duncan.: The Smugglers. Montrose, Standard Press, 1978, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.152, illustrated, d/w. £20
Fraser, Eugenie.: A Home by the Hoogly. A Jute Wallah's Wife. Edinburgh, Mainstream, 1989. 8vo, pp.240, 20 ills., d/w. £15
Gauldie, Enid.: The Dundee Textile Industry 1790-1885. Edinburgh, S.H.S., 1969. 8vo, pp.121, illustrated, blue cloth. £20
George Heriot's Hospital.: Information for the Merchant Company and Trades of Edinburgh. [To be reported by Lord Auchinleck]. S.l., s.n., September 26. 1764. 4to, pp.29, [1], later blue cloth gilt, vg. Concerns the dispute between the Merchant Company and Trades of Edinburgh and the Governors of George Heriot's Hospital. £90
Gibb, Dr. Robert Shirra.: A Farmer's Fifty Years in Lauderdale. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1927. First edition. 8vo, pp. xi, 286, 3 plates, folding plan, blue cloth gilt, vg. £45
Gordon, George.: The Shore Porters' Society 1489 - 1969. Aberdeen, Alex. P. Reid & Son, n.d. 8vo, pp.127, [1], illustrated, d/w. The oldest established association of its kind in the U.K. £20
Graham, William.: The One Pound Note in the rise and progress of banking in Scotland. Edinburgh, James Thin, 1886. First edition. 8vo, pp.ii, 324,13 plates, green cloth gilt. £50
Gregor, M. and R. Crichton.: From Croft to Factory. The Evolution of an Industrial Community in the Highlands. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1946. First edition. 8vo, pp.xi, 148, illustrated, erratum slip, owner's signature, d/w, vg. The story of the Kinlochleven hydro-electric development and the community which evolved around it. £10
Gulvin, Clifford.: The Scottish Hosiery and Knitwear Industry 1680 - 1980. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1980, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.ix, 163, [1], map, owner's signature, d/w. £20
Haddington.: House of Lords Judgment and Souvenir of Haddington, with views, showing improvements made by Montgomerie & Co., Ltd., Bermaline Mills, Haddington, and Partick, Glasgow. Glasgow, n.d., c.1904. 8vo, pp.83, [1], illustrated, owner's signature, e.p.'s toned, pebbled purple cloth gilt. A well -illustrated account of the litigation which ensued when Montgomerie's proposed the erection of a new bridge over the Tyne at Haddington, an initiative they regarded as essential for the commercila viability of their recently acquired Bermaline Mills. £20
Haldane, A.R.B.: The Great Fishmonger of the Tay. John Richardson of Perth & Pitfour (1760-1821). Dundee, Abertay Historical Society,1981, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.64, pict. stiff wrappers. £10
Halyburton, Andrew.: Ledger of Andrew Halyburton Conservator of the Privileges of the Scotch Nation in the Netherlands 1492-1503 together with the Book of Customs and Valuation of Merchandises in Scotland 1612. Edinburgh, Her Majesty's General Register House, 1867. 8vo, pp.cxvi, 404, 13 ills., rebound in blue cloth gilt. £65
Hamilton, Henry.: The Industrial Revolution in Scotland. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1932. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 300, 10 plates, map, d/w chipped and darkened. £15
Handbill.: County of Fife. Notice. The Inspector of Weights and Measures for Fifeshire will be in attendance at Kingsbarnns...Friday, 13th July, 1894 for the purpose of comparing with the Imperial Standard Weights and Measures...G.B. Robertson, Inspector. Cupar, A. Westwood and Son. Single sheet, 250 x 190 mm., faint stain to outer margin affecting a few letters, creased where folded, postally used and addressed on verso to Mr. Woodcock, Wester Grange, St. Andrews, Fife with Cupar and St. Andrews postmarks. £35
Handbill.: Land near Anstruther ro be let. 1. That Park lying near to Anstruther, presently occupied by Mr. James Bell...2. That Small Park to the West of the above, occupied by Mr. George Henderson ...Offers for both, or separately, may be lodged with Mr. Woodcock, Writer, St. Andrews, on or before Thursday the 10th instant. St. Andrews, 2d March 1870. Anstruther, Lewis Russell, Printer. Single sheet, 300 x 230 mm., creased where folded, repaired to verso, £35
Hardie, James.: Comrie Smiddy its birth, work and death. Edinburgh, Cleek Publications, 1999, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.47, wrappers. £10
Harrison, E.P.: Scottish Estate Tweeds. Elgin, Johnstons of Elgin, 1995. First edition. 4to, pp.192, profusely illustrated, map e.p.'s, d/w. £30
Henderson, Thomas.: The Savings Bank of Glasgow...One Hundred Years of Thrift. Glasgow, Robert Maclehose & Co. Ltd., 1936. 8vo, pp.xii, 91, [1], illustrated, blue cloth gilt, bookplate of Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. £30
Herries, J.W.: I came, I saw. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1937. First edition. 8vo, pp.307, [1], illustrated, light fore-edge spotting and toning of endpapers, green cloth, spine lightly sunned, g. Journalistic memoirs. £20
Hewitson Jim.: Tam Blake & Co. The Story of the Scots in America. Edinburgh, Canongate, 1995. 8vo, pp.292, illustrated, pbk. £15
Highland Roads and Bridges.: Forty-Fourth Report of the Commissioners. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 23 March 1858. 4to, pp.30, first 2 leaves corner-clipped without loss of text, disbound. £20
Hogarth, Colin.: The Killin Branch Railway. Stirling, Stirling Disrict Libraries, 1993. first edition. 8vo, pp.63, [1], illustrated, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £10
House, Jack.: A Family Affair. The Story of David Carlaw & Sons, Ltd. of Glasgow. Edinburgh, Privately Printed, [1960]. 8vo. pp.70, illustrated, compliments slip, d/w. Issued to mark the centenary of the celebrated engineering firm. £15
House, Jack.: Pride of Perth. The Story of Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. Scotch Whisky Distillers. London, Hutchinson Benham,1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.[viii],135, illustrated, d/w, vg. £10
Hume, John R.: The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland. 1. The Lowlands and Borders. London, B.T. Batsford, Ltd., 1976, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.279, 70 ills., d/w. £25
Hunter, James.: The Making of the Crofting Community. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1982. 8vo, pp.350, owner's signature, d/w, vg."a cogent, original and accurate history of the social, economic, cultural and religious events of the last two hundred years which have sculptured the modern Gaelic Highlands and Islands.(sleeve note). £20
Hutchison, Stewart.: East coast fishing boats. Edinburgh, Eagle Press, Edinburgh College of Art, n.d. 8vo, pp.[16], illustrated in colour, pict. wrappers under art vellum. £30
Hutton, Guthrie.: Fife the Mining Kingdom. Ochiltree, Stenlake Publishing/Scottish Mining Museum, 1999. First edition. Folio, pp.112, profusely illustrated, pictorial wrappers, vg. £10
Jackson, Michael.: The World Guide to Whisky. London, Dorling Kindersley, 1987, 1st ed. Tall 8vo, pp.224, illustrated, owner's inscription, col. pict. glazed boards. £20
Kay, Billy and Cailean Maclean.: Knee Deep in Claret. A Celebration of Wine and Scotland. Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing, 1983. First edition. 4to, pp.232, illustrated, d/w. £21
Keir, David.: The House of Collins. The Story of A Scottish Family of Publishers from 1789 to the Present Day. London, Collins, 1952, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.303, illustrated, d/w. £25
Keir, David.: The Younger Centuries. The Story of William Younger & Co. Ltd. 1749 to 1949. Edinburgh, Printed for William Younger & Co. Ltd. by McLagan & Cumming Ltd. 1951. 8vo, pp.110, illustrated, red cloth gilt. £10
Keith, Alexander.: The North of Scotland Bank Limited 1836-1936. Aberdeen, Aberdeen Journals, 1936, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 188, 15 ills., binder's brown cloth gilt. £45
Keith, George Skene.: A General View of the Agriculture of Aberdeenshire; drawn up under the direction of the Board of Agriculture. Aberdeen: Printed by D. Chalmers & Co. for A. Brown, Aberdeen [and others]. 1811. First edition. 8vo, pp.5, [vi] - viii, [9] - 672, hand-coloured folding map, 6 engraved plates with occasional off-setting, a few contemporary marginalia, period half calf, marbled boards, rebacked to style, wine morocco label, armorial bookplate of Macknight Crawfurd Esq. Cartsburn, vg. £200
Kennedy, Duncan.: The Birth and Death of a Highland Railway. London, John Murray, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.171, [1], illustrated, bookplate, price-clipped d/w, vg. £10
Kerr, Andrew William.: History of Banking in Scotland. London, A. and C. Black, 1918. Third edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 324, fldg. chart, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt. £30
Kerr, R.D. (editor).: A glossary of mining terms used in Fife. Kirkcaldy, Fife Colleges, 1980. A4, pp.89, [1], wrappers, ring -bound. £15
Kerr, Robert.: General View of the Agriculture of the County of Berwick; with observations on the means of its improvement. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars; sold by Constable and Co. [and others]...1809. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxii, 504, 73, [1], [2], 2 (publisher's advertisements], folding map, 3 plates, half calf, green boards somewhat dusty, neat expert repair to head of spine, £150
King, Lillian.: Sair sair wark; women and mining in Scotland. Kelty, Windfall Books, 2001. 8vo, pp.134, illustrated, large pbk., vg. "To be more accurate, this book should have as its title "Females and Scottish Mining" because for at least two hundred years, females between the ages of five and fifty worked as slaves underground to swell the coffers of government and line the pockets of landowners who owned the mineral rights beneath their green and pleasant land. Why fifty? Because, according to contemporary reports "they were generally extinct by that age or if still alive, so severely crippled by injury or disease that any kind of work was impossible." (Introduction). £30
Kirkcaldy.: An Act ...for enlarging, improving, and maintaining the Harbour of Kirkcaldy...for regulating the petty customs of the Burgh of Kirkcaldy... London, Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1849. 8vo, pp.58, purple cloth, printed paper label. Details the rates to be charged on all goods shipped or unshipped at the harbour. £35
Kirkcaldy.: The Kirkcaldy Burgh & Harbour Act and other Acts administered by the Town Coincil and Commissioners of the Burgh of Kirkcaldy. Printed for the use of the Town Council and Burgh officials. Kirkcaldy, " Fifeshire Advertiser", 1893. 8vo, pp.xii, [i], 14 - 70, 1109 - 1162, 3, [2], [3], vi, 77, [1], [2], xxiii, 219, half calf, pebbled cloth, spine chipped. £30
Lanarkshire.: Vertical section shewing the average position of the principal seams of coal & ironstone in Lanarkshire with probable corresponding positions in Scotland. Approx. 37 x 24 inches. litho. on thick paper, frasyed at edges with lossnot affecting text, extensive repairs to verso. Compiled by Ralph Moore, Mining Engineer, Glasgow, new edition,.1861. Gives the probable corresponding positions for Ayrshire, Dumbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburghshire, Fife, Linlithgowshire, Perthshire, Renfrewshire and Stirlingshire. £90
Laver, James.: The House of Haig. Markinch, John Haig & Co. ltd., 1958, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 75, illustrated, red cloth gilt. £15
Lee, John.: Memorial for the Bible Societies in Scotland: containing Remarks on the Complaint of His Majesty's Printers against the Marquis of Huntly and others. With an Appendix, consisting of many original papers. Edinburgh: Printed [by A. Balfour & Co.] for the Edinburgh Bible Society. 1824. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxii, 256, 96, with "Notice" leaf after title bound with [same author] Remarks on the Answers for Sir David Hunter Blair, Bart. and John Bruce, Esq. His Majesty's Printers, to the Petition of George Buchan, Esq. and others. For the use of counsel only. By a member of the Edinburgh Bible Society. Edinburgh: Printed by A. Balfour and Co. 1826. First edition. 8vo, pp.[ii], 188, 12, 8, marbled endpapers, hinges strengthened; tree calf, joints cracked but sound, spine gilt in compartments, red label. Inscribed on title "The Revd. Dr. Crombie from his friend the Author." Ostensibly instructions to counsel in the case of the Societies' complaint against the private monopoly of Bible printing in Scotland enjoyed by the King's Printer but in fact used by Lee, Principal of Edinburgh University and Minister of the Canongate, to highlight the wider issue of copyright and its potential abuse. A valuable source for the early history of copyright in Scotland and of bibliographical significance as a comprehensive study of the printing of Bibles and other devotional works in Scotland. £300
Lenman, Bruce.: From Esk to Tweed. Harbours, ships and men of the east coast of Scotland. Glasgow & London, Blackie, 1975, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.255, illustrated, 8 maps, d/w. £20
Leslie, D.: Leslie's railway and bus time tables (incorporating Youngs' Perth A.B.C. time table). [cover title]. Perth, D. Leslie (Eric Annandale), April 1958. 24mo, pp.viii, 96, wrappers. £15
Lindsay, John.: A View of the Coinage of Scotland...and an account of numerous hoardes or parcels of coins discovered in Ireland (wit ) Supplement and Second Supplement. Cork, Printed by Messrs. Bolster, 1845, '59, '68. First edition. 4to, pp.viii, 292 ; vii, 68 ; vi, 49, 23 engraved plates, morocco-backed blue cloth gilt, joints rubbed, split to front joint, sl. wear to spine ends, occasional fingering and dust-soiling, sgd. pres. copy to George Eastwood. £250
Lindsay, Mathew. (editor).: History of the Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Glasgow 1597 - 1950. Glasgow, Printed for the Incorporation, 1952. 8vo, pp.121, [1], blue cloth gilt, spine sunned. £10
Livingstone, P.K.: Flax and linen in Fife through the centuries. Kirkcaldy, 1951. 8vo, pp.44, illustrated, errata slip, blue cloth gilt. £20
Lockhart, Robert Bruce, Sir.: Scotch. The Whisky of Scotland in fact and story. London, Putnam, 1974. 8vo, pp.viii, 184, owner's signature, d/w. £12.5
Lorimer & Gillies.: Specimens of our Printing Types. Edinburgh, Lorimer & Gillies, c.1900. 8vo, pp.135, [5], title in red and black within typographical frame, illustrated, flexible green cloth gilt. £100
Loudon, J.H.: James Scott and William Scott Bookbinders. London, Scolar Press in association with the National Library of Scotland, 1980. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxvi, 414, illustrated, d/w, boxed. £60
Lubbock, Basil.: The Colonial Clippers. Glasgow, James Brown & Son, 1924, 3rd ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 433, illustrated, blue cloth gilt. £45
MacArthur, Iain C.: The Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Limited. Glasgow, Clyde River Steamer Club, 1971, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. xxiv, 290, illustrated, owner's signature, d/w. £45
MacDonald, Duncan George Forbes.: Cattle, Sheep, and Deer. (containing also remarks on the game laws and grouse moors). London: Steel & Jones, 1872. Third edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 745, [1], xci, [iii], portrait frontispiece, owner's signature, bookplate, pictorial green cloth gilt, vg. £35
Macdonald, Ian.: Smuggling in the Highlands. An Account of Highland Whisky with Smuggling Stories and Detentions. Stirling, Eneas Mackay, 1914. First edition. 8vo, pp.124, 6 plates, bookplate, blue cloth gilt, spine sunned, vg. £35
MacDougall, Ian. (editor).: A Catalogue of Some Labour Records in Scotland and Some Scots Records outside Scotland. Edinburgh, S.L.H.S., 1978, 1st ed. 4to, pp.xxiv, 598, pict. stiff wrappers. £40
MacDougall, Ian. (editor).: Essays in Scottish Labour history. A tribute to W.H. Marwick. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 265, [1], d/w. £20
MacDougall, Ian. (editor).: Mid and East Lothian Miners' Association Minutes 1894 - 1918. Edinburgh, SHS, 2003. 8vo, pp.viii, 469, frontis., black cloth gilt. £15
Mackenzie, Henry.: Prize Essays and Transactions of the Highland Society of Scotland. to which is prefixed an account of the institution and principal proceedings of the Society. Vol.1 only.. Edinburgh, Printed by C. Stewart...for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, London, and William Creech, Edinburgh, 1799. First edition. 8vo, pp.cxxi, [vi], 394, occasional off-setting, bookplate removed from front pastedown, marbled edges, tree calf scraped, joints cracked but sound, green and red labels. ECSB 675. Includes essays by various authors on kelp, the linen industry, timber planting, fisheries, the use of oxen instead of horses, cutting a canal between Inverness and Fort William, etc. £80
Mackenzie, Murdo.: View of the Salmon Fishery of Scotland with observations on the nature, habits, and instincts of the salmon ; and on the law as affecting the rights of parties, etc. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood , 1860, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.182, 16 [catalogue], partly unopened, red cloth gilt, minor wear to head of spine. £60
MacKinnon, James.: The Social and Industrial History of Scotland from the Union to the Present Time. London, Longmans, Green, 1921, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 298, blue cloth gilt. £22
Maclehose, James.: The Glasgow University Press 1638 - 1931. Glasgow, at the University Press, 1931. First edition. 8vo, pp. xvi, 286, 7 plates, Bibliotheca Lindesiana stamp to front free endpaper and title, d/w. £50
MacMurchie, David A.: Tay bridges and the "new road to Dundee". Dundee, 1966, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.28, illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers. £10
Malcolm, Charles A.: The History of the British Linen Bank. Edinburgh, Privately Printed, 1950. 8vo, pp.xii, 253, [1], illustrated, blue cloth gilt. £25
Map.: Cuttlehill Colliery - section in line A.B.C.D.E.F. on tracing of five feet coal workings 1886. Plan approx. 25.5 x 46 inches, scale of horizontals 1 inch = 20 links, scale of verticald 1 inch = 50 links, pen and wash on tracing cloth, piece trimmed from top left-hand corner (?) without loss of image, similarly from bottom right-hand corner with some loss of image but (?) no loss of detail. £75
Map.: Fifeshire and adjoining coalfields. [cover title]. s.l., s.n., n.d., (?) 1950's. Large manuscript map, approx. 36 x 60 inches, scale 2 inches = 1 mile, 21 sheets mounted on linen, and attached to cardboard wrappers titled as above, waterstained. The boundaries of the individual coalfields are outlined in colour and the proprietors and pits identified. £100
Map.: Kingseat Colliery Dunfermline splint coal workings. Detailed plan approx. 50 x 8 inches, scale 20 inches = 1 mile, pen and wash on hessian-backed paper, showing the various workings with dates ranging from February 1868 to 14th November 1938, some fraying to right-hand edge without affecting image. £125
Map.: Solsgirth Mine. 3 large plans: A) Upper Hirst Seam south west area. c.1986. approx. 39 x 86 inches; B) Upper Hirst Seam south east area. Approx. 39 x 70.5 inches; C) Devonside area. Approx. 39 x 114.5 inches, scale 1.2500, printed details with coloured wash on linen. The 3 items. £180
Marshall, Peter.: Burntisland Fife's Railway Port. Usk, The Oakwood Press, 2001, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.190, illustrated, pbk. £10
Martin, Alexander, farmer, of Salton, Mid Lothian.: General View of the Agriculture of the County of Renfrew. London, Printed by C. Clarke, 1794. First edition. 4to, pp.22, engraved plate, occasional light age-browning, modern wrappers, printed paper label. £100
Master's Certificate of Service. No. 40.742.: Issued to George Harley, born Limekilns, 10th August, 1813, by the Registrar General of Seamen, London . Issued at Limekilns 3rd February, 18(?). Printed form with the details completed in manuscript. Harley is identified as having served 25 years in foreign trade in the British Merchant Service as master. £45
Maxwell, Alex.: Chicago Tumbles. An account of events in the 1984 - 85 National Miners Strike, and its impact on the town of Cowdenbeath. [? Cowdenbeath], Alex Maxwell, 1994. First edition. 8vo, pp.183, [1], illustrated, pict. stiff wrappers, sgd. pres. copy. £10
McCulloch, John Herries and Kenneth J. Stirling.: The Edinburgh Savings Bank. A Review of its Century of Service 1836 - 1936. Edinburgh, H.& J. Pillans & Wilson, 1936. 8vo, pp.xiv, 120, illustrated, small library stamp to front pastedown, black cloth gilt. £30
McDowall, R.J.S.: The Whiskies of Scotland. London, John Murray, 1971, 2nd ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 164, d/w. £15
McDowall, R.J.S.: The Whiskies of Scotland. Revised by William Waugh. London, John Murray, 1986, 4th ed. 8vo, pp.184, pbk. £7.5
McGregor, John A.: All Stations to Mallaig! the West Highland llne since Nationalisation. Truro, Bradford Barton, 1982. First edition. 8vo, pp.112, illustrated, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £10
McIntosh, W.C.: The Resources of the Sea as shown in the scientific experiments to test the effects of trawling and of the closure off the Scottish shores. London, C.J. Clay and Sons, 1899. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, partly unopened, errata slip, illustrated, 32 tables, blue cloth gilt, vg. £75
McKechnie, James and Dr. Murray MacGregor.: A Short History of the Scottish Coal-Mining Industry. National Coal Board, 1958, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.116, illustrated, blue cloth gilt. £15
McQueen, Andrew.: Clyde River-Steamers of the last fifty years. Glasgow and London, Gowans & Gray, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 135, 48 plates, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt, small nick to head of spine, vg. Largely compiled from personal memories of the comparatively new boats built in the aftermath of the American Civil War where the demand for fast steamers to run the Federal blockade had left only those boats deemed too old or too slow for this role to ply their trade on the Firth. The standard details of construction, ownership, technical data, routes, etc. are enhanced by anecdotes which add a colourful touch to the history. £30
McQueen, Andrew.: Echoes of Old Clyde Paddle-Wheels. Glasgow and London, Gowans and Gray, 1924. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 196, illustrated, e.p.'s lightly toned, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt, vg. The contents comprise twenty-one sketches of the most interesting incidents in the first sixty years of the Clyde steamboats, a period outwith the author's personal recollection as detailed in his earlier work but "with which careful study of contemporary records has made me conversant." £30
McVeigh, Patrick.: Scottish East Coast Potteries 1750 - 1840. Edinburgh, John Donald,1979, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xiii, 194, 100 figs., d/w. £35
Michie, R.C.: Money, Mania and Markets. Investment, Company Formation and the Stock Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Scotland. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1981, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.ix, 287, [1], d/w. £20
Miller, James.: A Hundred Years of Merchanting. James Miller Son & Co Ltd Glasgow London 1848-1948. n.p., n.d. 8vo, pp.32, illustrated, compliments slip, e.p.'s toned, blue cloth gilt. £15
Miller, Thomas Ronald.: The Monkland Tradition. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1958, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xiv, 154, illustrated, fldg. chart, d/w. £20
Mitchell, Joseph.: Reminiscences of my Life in the Highlands. 2 vols. Newton Abbot, David & Charles Reprints, 1971. 8vo, pp.xvi, 362; viii, 268, owner's inscription, d.w.'s (one price-clipped). One of Telford's young civil engineers, chiefly remembered as the projector of the Highland Railway. £35
Moncreiffe, Iain, of Easter Moncreiffe and Don Pottinger.: Simple Custom. Markinch, Tullis Russell & Co. Ltd., with the permission of Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1954, ltd. ed. for private circulation only. 8vo, pp.64, illustrated in colour throughout, owner's signature, d/w. £20
Moneta.: Scottish Banks and Bankers. Edinbirgh, The North British Publishing Co. Ltd., 1904. First edition. 8vo, pp.152, [3], front hinge cracked, blue cloth, printed paper label, signed presentation copy inscribed to Huw Morrison, J.P., LL.D., with an ALs to the same recipient soliciting an order for further copies"Mr. Baird thought I might ask if you would allow the Library to take six copies (2/ each) for your principal & branch libraries." £30
Moodie, David Morris.: A Dark and Dismal Strife (A Bright and Shining Life). A Story about Coal, Coalminers and Lochhead Colliery. Grantully, Dauv.Miner Publications, n.d. Stout 8vo, pp. lxiii, 600, frontis., pbk. £20
Morris, James A.: A Romance of Industrial Engineering. Kilmarnock, Glenfield and Kennedy Limited, 1940, 2nd ed. 8vo, pp.141, illustrated, 6 fldg. maps and plans, blue cloth gilt. £20
Moss, Michael S. and John R. Hume.: The Making of Scotch Whisky. Edinburgh, James & James, 1981, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.303, illustrated, d/w. £30
Muir, Augustus.: Nairns of Kirkcaldy: a short history of the Company (1847 - 1956). Cambridge, W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, for Michael Nairn & Co. Ltd, 1956, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.ix, 158, 19 plates, light fore-edge foxing. £20
Muir, Augustus.: The Fife Coal Company Limited a short history. Leven, The Fife Coal Company Limited, n.d. 8vo, pp.133, [1], 15 plates, blue cloth gilt. £15
Munn, Charles W.: Clydesdale Bank. The First One Hundred & Fifty Years. London and Glasgow, Collins in association with Clydesdale Bank, 1988. 8vo, pp.352, illustrated, d/w. £25
Munro, Neil.: The History of the Royal Bank of Scotland 1727 - 1927. Edinburgh, Privately Printed, 1918. Large paper limited edition 250. 8vo, pp.xviii, 417, [1], illustrated, blue and white cloth gilt. £45
Napier, James.: Plans of Latham in Avendale, 1823, 1824, 1825. Strahaven (?), 1823, 1824, 1825. Three pen and wash plans on paper with pink linen backing. An interesting record of crop rotation over three years. The cartographer has on each plan drawn a layout of the fields on the farm and in each has written which crops were grown and with what results, the sowing and cutting dates being given on the 1824 and 1825 plans. The road to Strathaven is identified on one of the plans. £120
Nicolson, James R.: Hay & Company Merchants in Shetland. Lerwick, Hay & Company, 1982. First edition. 8vo, pp.228, illustrated, d/w, vg. Founded in 1844, Hay & Company flourished as general merchants, played a significant role in the development of the islands' fishing industry and established themselves as agents for most of the major companies in the North Sea oilfields. £20
Norgate, Jean and Martin, and Felix Hudson.: Dunfermline Clockmakers up to 1900. Dunfermline, Felix Hudson, 1982. Limited edition. 8vo, pp.138, 149 ills., d/w. £45
Oliphant, Mrs. and Mrs. Gerald Porter.: Annals of a Publishing House. William Blackwood and his Sons, their magazine and friends. 3 vols. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1897, 1898. 8vo, pp.xv, 522; ix, 514; xiii, 435, 7 plates, the scarce third volume partly unopened, blue cloth gilt. £150
Osborne, Brian D.: The Ingenious Mr Bell. A Life of Henry Bell (1767 - 1830) Pioneer of Steam Navigation. Glendaruel, Argyll Publishing, 1995, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.286, illustrated, d/w. £20
Owen, Robert.: Robert Owen. Prophet of the Poor. Essays in Honour of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of his Birth. Edited by Suidney Pollard and John Salt. London, Macmillan, 1971, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 318, light fore-edge spotting, d/w. £12
Paterson, Andrew.: A Blast from the Past. Airdrie (?), Andrew NcAnulty Paterson, 2005, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.156, illustrated, large pbk. The story of Andrew McAnulty, the author's maternal grandfather, who started work in the Lanarkshire pits aged ten. When he was sixteen he was involved in an underground explosion in Dixon's pit in High Blantyre which killed one of his brothers and left him seriously injured. Seven weeks later, while he was still recovering, a massive explosion in the same pit killed 215 miners, one of whom was his father. Inspired by these events, he devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for better working conditions for his fellow miners and improved welfare for their families. £15
Paulden, Sydney and Bill Hawkins.: Whatever Happened at Fairfields? London, Gower Press, 1969, 1st ed. 9vo, pp.x, 214, price-clipped d/w. £10
Phillips, Philip.: The Forth Bridge in its Various Stages of Construction and Compared with the most Notable Bridges of the World. Edinburgh, R. Grant & Son, [1890]. First edition. Landscape folio, pp.303, [1], 57 plates, pictorial red cloth gilt, bevelled edges, vg. £650
Pitcher, Harvey.: The Smiths of Moscow. A Story of Britons Abroad. Cromer, Swallow House, 1985. 8vo, pp.x, 178, 18 ills., pbk. Traces the story of three generations of the Smiths and of the firm of Rodion Smith & Co. founded in 1856 by Glaswegian Richard Smith, £10
Post Office.: A Collection of the Statutes relating to the Post Office in Scotland. Edinburgh: Printed by Sir D. Hunter Blair and J. Bruce, 1821. 12mo, pp.11, 413, 10, half calf rebacked to style, marbled paper sides, red morocco label. £120
Post, Emily. (Foreword).: We Dine on Linen Damask. S.l., Irish & Scottish linen Damask Guild, Inc., 1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.32, illustrated, blue cloth, printed label, vg. "This book deals comprehensively with the etiquette and smart decoration of the table with illustrations to help you arrange your table with charm, distinction and correctness." (blurb). £15
Queensferry Passage.: Tolls and charges payable in respect of ferry traffic. Dumbarton, William Denny & Brothers Ltd., 1937. Concertina card in 5 sections with map showing the ferry and surrounding area. £10
Railway.: Proceedings of the Third General Meeting of Shareholders of the Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock Railway, held in the Sheriff Court Hall, Greenock, on Friday, 27th January, 1837. Greenock, Printed in the Advertiser Office, 1837. 8vo, pp.12 + blanks, engraved folding map dated 1836 with the proposed line marked in red ink, tiny corner chip to title, original yellow wrappers with signature Charles Scott, Shipbuilder bound in, marbled endpapers, blue half calf lightly rubbed at extremities, red calf label. Very good. Not in Otley; no copy traced. The promoters of this proposed new railway identified two potential targets for its services: the merchants whose goods were unloaded at Greenock for transport to Glasgow by way of the Clyde; and those river passengers who annually flocked en masse to the Firth of Clyde. £300
Rait, Robert S.: The History of the Union Bank of Scotland. Glasgow, John Smith & Son, 1930. First edition. 8vo, pp.xviii, 392, illlustrated, fldg. chart, blue cloth gilt. £30
Reid, William. (publisher).: Reid's Leith & London Smack Directory, containing a correct chart and table, of the distances from one point to another, with relative notices, of the various places and objects observable on the voyage from Leith to London. Leith: Printed by William Reid, and sold at his shops, No. 40 Shore, and No.1 West End of the Customhouse (and others).1819. First edition. 8vo, pp.22, [1, appendix], folding table, folding chart (small tear neatly repaired), original dust-soiled printed wrappers preserved in later red cloth. Scarce. Copac locates BL, NLS, Oxford and University of London only. £300
Rennie, George Gall.: Son of the Soil. Aberdeen, The University Press, 1958, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.165, 3 plates, d/w. £10
Richards, Eric.: A History of the Highland Clearances. Volume 2: Emigration, Protest, Reasons. London, Croom Helm, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 543, 3 maps, d/w. vg+. An examination of the various communal and intellectual responses, contemporary and retrospective, to the experience of the clearances. £25
Richards, Eric.: The Leviathan of Wealth. The Sutherland Fortune in the Industrial Revolution. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973. First edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 316, 4 plates, 4 maps, d/w. £30
Richardson, Ralph.: Coutts & Co. Bankers Edinburgh and London. London, Elliot Stock, 1900. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 166, illustrated, e.p.'s lightly toned, brown cloth, inscribed "with the author's compliments." £50
Robertson, C.J.A.: The Origins of the Scottish Railway System 1722 - 1844. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1983. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 421, d/w, vg. £30
Robertson, George.: General View of the Agriculture of the County of Mid-Lothian: with observations on the means of its improvement...from the Communications of George Robertson farmer, at Granton, near Edinburgh, with the additional Remarks of several respectable Gentlemen and Farmers in the County. Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ruthven and Sons, for G. Nicol, Pall-Mall, London; sold by Messrs. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row [and others] ...1795. First edition. 8vo, pp.223, [1], 135, [5, index], hand-coloured folding map, 11 engraved plates, occasional light off-setting, contemporary speckled calf, minor corner wear, rebacked retaining original backstrip and red label. Includes 13 appendices contributed by other farmers and agricultural writers including Mr. Thomas Scott farmer at Craig-Lockhart; Mr. Abraham Jones of Norfolk; Mr. Johnston of Hillhouse; Thomas MacKnight of Ratho; Mr. Dudgeon at Gogar-Bank; and Robert Hepburn of Clerkington. £200
Robertson, James.: General View of the Agriculture in the County of Inverness; with observations on the means of its improvement. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, Bridge Street; sold by Faulder & Son, Bond Street [and others] ...1808. First edition. 8vo, pp.lxvi, 447, [2, publisher's advertisement], [2, nurseryman's catalogue], hand-coloured folding map, large folding plan of the Caledonian Canal, contemporary half calf, green pebbled cloth sides, red morocco label. £250
Robertson, James.: General View of the Agriculture in the County of Perth: with observations on the means of its improvement. Perth; Printed by order of the Board of Agriculture, for James Morison, and sold by Will. Morison, Bookseller, 1799. First edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 575, [5, corrigenda, index], lacking map, 3 engraved plates, contemporary tree calf, joints cracked but sound, red label, Castle Menzies Library bookplate. £100
Robson, James.: General View of the Agriculture in the County of Argyll, and Western Part of Inverness-shire. With observations on the means of its improvement. London: Printed by W. Smith, 1794. First edition. 4to, pp.58, half-title, bookplate, later quarter green calf, marbled boards, black leather label, vg. £90
Ross, James.: Whisky. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xiv, 158, illustrated, d/w. £15
Rothes Colliery.: East Fife Area National Coal Board Scottish Division. N.C.B. Press Office, n.d. c.1955. 8vo, pp.23, illustrated, wrappers. £10
Scottish Industrial History:: a Miscellany. Edinburgh, S.H.S., 1978. 8vo, pp.221, blue cloth. Journal of Henry Brown, Woolen Manufacturer , Galashiels, 1828-29; the North British Railway Company Inquiry of 1866; the Lewis Chemical Works, 1857-1874, etc. £15
Sinclair, Alexander.: Fifty Years of Newspaper Life, 1845-1895: being chiefly reminiscences of that time. By Alexander Sinclair. Glasgow, Printed for Private Circulation, [1897], 1st ed. 8vo, pp.iv, 207, illustrated, inscribed pres. copy, bookplate of Edward J. Thomson, brown cloth gilt. £45
Sinclair, Sir John, Bart.: On the Means of Arresting the Progress of National Calamity. London: 1817. 8vo, pp.[419] - 441, [1], extrapolated, disbound. £25
Sinclair, Sir John.: General Report on the Agricultural State, and Political Circumstances of Scotland . 3 vols. Edinburgh: Printed by Abernethy & Walker, and sold by Arch. Constable & Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London. 1814. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 608; xiii, 676, 6; xi, 445, 44, 2, ii, 52 plates, hand-coloured folding map, rebound to style in pale blue boards, paper spines and labels, vg. Two volumes of appendices were also in the same year. £300
Skinner, Basil C.: The Iron Works at Cramond. Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh Department of Adult Education, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.49, illustrated, duplicated typescript, cloth-backed wrappers. £10
Smiles, Samuel.: A Publisher and his Friends. Memoir and Correspondence of the late John Murray, with an Account of the Origin and Progresss of the House , 1768- 1843. 2 vols. London, John Murray, 1891. Second edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 496 + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue; xi, 549, 3 portraits, blue cloth gilt, minor wear at extremities, split at lower joint of vol.1, pres. copy inscribed "To Mr. Ryan/ Garry Hill/ With A. St. Hallam Murrays/ Kind regards/ Aug:1897." £65
Smith, Annette M.: The Three United Trades Of Dundee. Masons, Wrights & Slaters. Dundee, Abertay historical Society, 1987. First edition. 8vo, pp.85, illustrated, stiff wrappers. £10
Smith, John.: Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850 compiled from original sources with notes. Wakefield, EP Publishing Limited, 1975. Reprint of the second enlarged edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 436, illustrated, d/w, vg. £40
Stephens of Linthouse.: A Shipbuilding History 1750-1932. London,1932, 1st ed, 8vo, pp. 212, lxxxviii (ads.), illustrated, blue cloth gilt, spine sunned as often, Als from Alex Linton to Adam Oliver accompanying the gift of this copy with presentation inscription to f.f.e.p. £45
Stewart, William: Selections from the writings of William Stewart (Gavroche). Glasgow, Robert Gibson & Sons, 1948. First edition. 8vo, pp.148, portrait frontis., boards. £10
Tay Ferries.: Report, by the Committee of Management, relative to the Plans of the New Ferry Harbours at Dundee and the Opposite Coast of Fife, Proposed by Mr. Telford; to the General Meeting of Trustees... [ Dundee ?]: Published by order of the Committee, 24th May 1821. Printed by R.S. Rintoul, Dundee. 4to, pp. [ii], 13, 2 (Appendix), 2 folding plans with inserted slip Explanation of the Plan on the Fife Side; some light dust-soiling; later black boards gilt. Inscribed on title " With Mr. Steuart's Compliments " and with several extensive, sharply critical marginal annotations in the same hand, Mr. Steuart being, presumably, a committee member. Copac locates NLS only. Skempton 1517 under " Ferries ". £450
Terris, Ian.: Twenty Years Down the Mines. Ochiltree, Stenlake Publishing, 2001. First edition. 8vo, pp.128, illustrated, pbk. Reminiscences of mining life in the Cardowan, Rothes and Seafield collieries. £10
The "Stirling Observer" Press.: Ninety Years' Progress 1836 - 1926. Stirling: Jamieson & Munro, Ltd., 1926. First edition. 8vo, pp.78, 16 plates, owner's stamp to free endpaper, cloth-backed boards gilt. £20
The John M. Fraser: Testimonial. Perth, The Munro Press Ltd., [?1924]. 8vo, pp.42, portrait frontispiece, 1 plate, extensive subsribers' list, blue cloth gilt, vg. Records the presentation to John M. Fraser of his portrait in oils by Sir William Orpen, R.A., to mark his completion of sixty years in the livestock business. £20
The Scottish Agriculturalist's Almanac: and year Book of Progress for 1854 [and] 1855. Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black,. 8vo, pp.133, [1], 19 , [1], (adverts.); 134, 20 (adverts.), limp green cloth gilt. EACH £35
Thomas, John.: The Callander & Oban Railway. The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol. 4. Nairn, David St John Thomas, 1991. 8vo, pp.208, illustrated, pbk., vg. £10
Thomas, John.: The Skye Railway. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1977. First edition. 8vo, pp.168, illustrated, bookplate, laminated boards, vg. £10
Thompson, A.L.B. ( editor ).: Stewarts and Lloyds 1903-1953. London, Stewarts and Lloyds, n.d. 4to, pp.160, illustrtated, cloth-backed white boards rubbed and soiled. £20
Thomson, Daniel.: The Weavers' Craft, being a history of the Weavers' Incorporation of Dunfermline with word pictures of the passing times.. Paisley, Alexander Gardner, 1903. First edition. 8vo, pp.380, illustrated, wine cloth gilt, vg. "Burns' correspondent, Robert Heron, was one of the first to set the example of writing history with some regard for the social condition of the industrial classes; and though it be a long step down from national history to the subject of these pages, the story of a little community such as the Weaving Craft of Dunfermline may be made to exhibit, with interesting detail, the daily life of our forefathers and foremothers of the olden time." (Foreword). £45
Thomson, John.: Tables of Interest, at 3, 4, 4 1/2, and 5 per Cent. From Edinburgh, Printed for W. Creech and C. Elliot [and others], 1788, 5th ed. 12mo, pp.vi, [iv], 532, author's signature of authentication to title verso, triple signature of Henry Oliphant [Kirkcaldy] to title, period sheep, red label. Thomson (?) 1733 - 1807, an Edinburgh accountant, compiled a number of works for ready calculation of prices, interest rates, etc. £80
Thomson, John.: The Universal Calculator, or the Merchant's, Tradesman's, and Family's Assistant. Being an entire, new, and complete set of tables, adapted for dealers in every branch of trade, by wholesale or retail, and all families. Edinburgh, Printed for Archibald Constable & Co., Edinburgh, and John Murray, London, 1805, a new edition, carefully corrected. 12mo, pp.xii, 252, author's signature of authentication to title verso, owner's signature, half calf scuffed, marbled paper sides, red morocco label. £48
Thomson, William P.L.: The Little General and the Rousay Crofters. Crisis and Conflict on an Orkney Crofting Estate. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1981. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 234, illustrated, d/w, vg+. When poor harvests in 1881 and 1882, combined with a drop in wool and cattle prices and the failure of the east coast fishing, led to widespread agitation in the Highlands the government appointed the Napier Commission to investigate the conditions of crofters and cottars in the Highlands and Islands. When General Frederick William Traill-Burroughs of Rousay and Viera, who was generally regarded as the worst of the Orkney lairds, evicted those of his tenants who had given evidence to the Commission tensions reached boiling point and a gunboat was sent to keep the peace. The challenge of the crofters to the laird's right to control the social and economic life of the island is the subject of this study. £20
Torrens, H.S.: Men of Iron. the History of the McArthur Group. Privately Published by the Company at Bristol, 1984. 8vo, pp.76, illustrated, col. pict. wrappers. £10
Townsend, Brian.: Scotch Missed. The Lost Distilleries of Scotland. Glasgow, Neil Wilson, 1993. First edition. 4to, pp.160, illustrated, d/w, vg. £20
Trotter, James.: General View of the Agriculture of the County of West-Lothian; with observations on the means of its improvement. Edinburgh: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips, London [and others] ...1811. First edition. 8vo, pp.iv, 340, hand-coloured folding map lightly soiled, 6 plates (2 foxed), some off-setting, and dust-soiling, contemporary half calf, wine label. £150
Tullis Russell & Co. Ltd.: Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870 a biography, with examples of the work of his finest illustrators. Markinch, Tullis Russelll & Co. Ltd., 1962, ltd. ed. on High White matt Mellotex. 8vo, pp.26, portrait frontis., facsimile letter, 8 col. plates, 1 b/w plate, pict. e.p.'s, d/w with a few marks to rear. Specially produced by Tullis Russell to mark the 150th anniversary of Dickens' birth and the founding of their own company. £30
Vallance, H.A.: The Highland Railway. The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol.2. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1985. Fourth extended edition. 8vo, pp.210, illustrated, d/w. £15
Vallance, H.A.: The History of the Highland Railway. London, Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd., [1938]. First edition. 8vo, pp.224, illustrated, 4 fldg. maps, bookplate, blue cloth gilt. £40
Walker, John.: Essays on Natural History and Rural Economy. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; and Edinburgh, for Guthrie and Anderson, South Bridge, 1812. First edition. 8vo, pp.ii, 629, [1], partly unopened, light staining C - C4, original boards rebacked to style retaining original paper label, vg. Icolumbkil, Jura, Bass Rock. £100
Westhofen, Wilhelm.: The Forth Bridge. London, "Engineering", Reprinted from "Engineering", February 28, 1890. Folio, pp.[vi], 71, [1],19 plates, 156 figs., a few marginal spots to title, red half morocco, orange cloth sides, rubbed at extremities, vg. £120
Whyte, Rev. Andrew and Duncan Macfarlan.: General View of the Agriculture of the County of Dumbarton, with observations on the means of its improvement. Glasgow, Printed by James Hedderwick & Co. and sold by G. and W. Nicol...Pall-Mall, London [and others] ...1811. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii, 344, erratum slip, map, 3 plates, half calf sunned, pebbled green cloth sides, wine label. £150
Williamson, Captain James.: The Clyde Passenger Steamer its Rise and Progress during the Nineteenth Century from the "Comet" of 1812 to the "King Edward" of 1901. Glasgow, James Maclehose and Sons, 1904. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 382, illustrated, endpapers toned, light fore-edge foxing, blue cloth gilt lightly rubbed, g+. An authoritative history of the inception and development of the passenger steamer on the River Clyde. "The Clyde was the cradle of the steamship enterprise of the world, and the Clyde passenger steamer has been the pioneer of many, if not most, of the improvements in hulls and machinery and of the countless amenities which make travelling by sea a pleasure to-day." This well-illustrated account concludes with a list of the 309 steamers featured in the text along with tabulated technical data, shipbuilders, owners, masters and routes. £35
Wilson, Arthur.: Walter Wilson Merchant Justice of the Peace and Magistrate of the City of Glasgow. Glasgow , Walter Wilson & Co., 1920, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.viii, 203, [1], 11 plates, e.p.'s lightly toned, blue cloth gilt. £18
Wilson, John.: A General View of the Agriculture of Renfrewshire; with observations on the means of its improvement; and an account of its commerce and manufactures. Paisley: Printed by Stephen Young; and sold by G. & W. Nicol...1812. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 370, [10, index], hand-coloured folding map, 2 plates (1 folding), title lightly browned, original boards re-backed to style, corner wear, printed paper label. £250
Wilson, Neil.: Scotch and Water. Islay, Jura, Mull, Skye. Lockerbie, Lochar Publishing, 1985. First edition. 8vo, pp.128, illustrated, large paperback. £10
Wingate, James.: Illustrations of the Coinage of Scotland...to which is attached a short biographical notice of the various kings, with a description of the coins they issued. Glasgow: Printed for the Author by Aird and Gill, 1868. Ltd. ed. 150. 4to, pp.viii, 9-146, 48 plates with accompanying letterpress, green morocco with gilt arms to covers, spine decorated gilt in compartments with a thistle tool, closed split to front joint, sound and tight, very good. £250
Young, Fred H.: A Century of Carpet Making 1839-1939. Glasgow, James Templeton & Co., [1943]. 8vo, pp.80, frontis., owner's signature, d/w. £15

Trade and Industry

Author Book Title PlacePubDa Ref Price
Alcock, R.C. and F.C. Holland.: The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland being a survey of British postmarks from 1660 to 1940. Cheltenham. R.C. Alcock, Limited, [1940]. First edition. 8vo, pp.579, [12, advertisements], illustrated, folding insert, owner's inscription, black cloth gilt, vg. £90
Alexander, William G.G.: A Farming Century.The Darent Valley 1892 - 1992. London, Quiller Press,1991. First edition. 8vo, pp.176, illustrated, d.w. Tenant farmers at Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, the author's grandparents moved to Eynsford, Kent, in 1892 where they established the successful enterprise that now flourishes under the fourth generation. £20
Barlow, Alfred.: The History and Principles of Weaving by hand and by power. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1884. Third edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 443, illustrated, owner's signature, brown cloth gilt. £100
Bell, R.L.P.: Diary of a South African Journey...March 6th to May 27th, 1930. Coatbridge, Alex. Pettigrew, Ltd., n.d. 88vo, pp.287, viii, illustrated, orange and yellow cloth, signed across portrait frontis. and inscribed on f.f.e.p.: "With compliments to H.S. Hartley-Smith from RLP Bell. Dec. 14 '31." A lively, entertaining account of a trip organised by the Empire Council of Mining and Metallurgical Institutions. As might be expected the author, Chairman of Barnes & Bell, Ltd of Glasgow,Coatbridge and London, gives fulsome details of the various mines visited, both metal and mineral, but he also comments at some length on the local antiquities and tourist attractions as well as voicing his views - not always in line with contemporary policies - on the treatment of native workers. £30
Bernard Quaritch.: The Growth of English Trade 1700 - 1750. Catalogue No.888. London, 1968. 8vo, pp.140, illustrated, pictorial wrappers, vg. £10
Blake, George.: Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1760 - 1960. Illustrated by David Knight, M.S.I.A. [London, Lloyd's. 1960]. 8vo, pp.[viii], 194, compliments slip, col. frontis, pictorial e.p.'s, beige cloth with black and gilt onlay. £20
Booker, Frank.: The Great Western Railway a new history. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1985. Second edition. 8vo, pp.208, illustrated, price-clipped d/w. £15
Brown, Richard. (editor).A: A History of Accounting and Accountants. Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1905. Copy No.159 of a signed limited Edition de Luxe of 250. Stout 8vo, pp.xvi, 459, [1], illustrated, endpapers renewed, quarter morocco rubbed, tan cloth, spine lettered gilt direct, vg. Partly written by Brown, this was issued to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of Accountants in Scotland and includes a bibliography of book-keeping. £125
Cable, Boyd.: A Hundred Year History of the P. & O. Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. 1837-1937. London, Ivor, Nicholson and Watson, 1937, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. x, 289, col. frontis., 18 plates, 10 pp. of silhouettes, blue cloth gilt. £35
Catalogue.: Thomas Pemberton & Sons, Limited, West Bromwich, England. General Brassfoundry. Makers of every description of Builders', Cabinet, Ships' and Engineering Brassfoundry. West Bromwich, c.1910. 8vo, pp.144, illustrated, unlettered green cloth. £40
Chase, Owen.: The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex. A First-hand Account of One of History's Most Extraordinary Maritime Disasters by Owen Chase, First Mate. London, Review, 2000. 8vo, pp.xvi, 208, illustrated, pbk. £10
Christiansen, Rex.: Forgotten Railways: North and Mid Wales. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.160, illustrated. d/w. £15
Climbing Boys.Tupper, Martin.: Proverbial Philosophy. London, Thomas Hatchard, 1854. First edition. 4to, pp.x, 366, illustrated, faint traces of light stain to margins, panelled red morocco with gilt heraldic devices to covers, spine ornately decorated gilt in compartments, rubbed at extremities, small Hatchard stamp to front pastedown, bookplate of H.B. Acton. A relatively mundane work which gradually acquired popularity, particularly in America, but with a very interesting presentation inscription: "Presented by the Manchester Committee for abolishing the use of Climbing Boys in the Sweeping of Chimnies To M.C. de Lara Esquire, as a token of their estimation of his zealous professional services rendered gratuitously. H. Wood. Hon. Sec. March 15, 1854." With the growth of urban population in the wake of the Industrial Revolution the number of houses with chimneys grew apace and led to increased demand for the services of chimney sweeps. But higher buildings with chimney tops grouped together and narrower flues for improved draughts meant that the traditional sweep with his brush could no longer function effectively. Accordingly, the sweeps sought to recruit apprentices, some as young as four years of age, who could be indentured before a magistrate by their parents or guardians, or sold by their parents for as little as seven shillings. These climbing boys, or occasionally girls, were required to shimmy up the chimneys to dislodge the soot, a hazardous task which could result in their becoming jammed, suffocating or being burnt to death. As it was the duty of Poor Law Guardians to apprentice as many children as possible so as to reduce the cost of their upkeep to the parish, the workhouse proved a ready source of recruits. Such nearly becomes the fate of Oliver Twist who is only saved at the last minute from apprenticeship to a particularly vicious sweep called Gamfield when the magistrate refuses to sanction the move as "Mr. Gamfield did happen to labour under the slight imputation of having bruised three or four boys to death already." Increasing concern for the welfare of the boys led to a number of Parliamentary acts to safeguard their welfare and to the establishment of such bodies as the London Society for Superseding the Employment of Climbing Boys, of which our signatory, H.Wood, was a prominent member. £100
Clough, Robert T.: A Treatise on the Exploitation of Mines. Antoine Grimoald Monnet a forgotten French chemist and metallurgist 1734 - 1817. Published by the Author 1974. Signed limited edition 400 copies. 8vo, pp.43, facsimile title and 24 plates with relevant notes, price-clipped d/w. £45
Clowes, G,S, Laird.: Catalogue of the Collections in the Science Museum South Kensington...Water Transport II. Merchant Steamers. London: H.M.S.O., 1927, 8vo, pp.82, illustrated, wrappers, vg. £5
Craig, Maurice.: Irish Bookbindings. Dublin, Easson & Son Ltd., 1976. 8vo, pp.[24], illustrated in colour and b/w, pictorial coloured wrappers, vg. £5
Crick, W.F. and Derek Peel.: A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.464, illustrated, fldg. chart, d/w. £35
de Thury, Hericart.: Etat de l'Horticulture a Marseille et dans le Departement des Bouches-du-Rhone. Paris: Madame Huzard (nee Vallat la Chapelle), 1832, (Extrait des Annales de la Societe d'Horticulture, Avril 1832). 8vo, pp.15, [1], unopened, drab blue wrappers, vg. £80
Delos, Gilbert.: Beers of the World. Godalming, Colour Library Books, 1994. First UK edition. 4to, pp.256, numerous coloured plates, d/w. £15
Domville-Fife, Charles W. (editor).: Epics of the Square-Rigged Ships. London, Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., 1958, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.272, 18 plates, inscription, d/w. £30
Drew, Edwin.: The Chief Incidents of the Wreck of the "Titanic" treated in verse; together with the lessons of the disaster. With portraits. London, W. Nicholson & Sons, 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp.46, 4 plates, purple printed wrappers faded at edges and with a couple of chips. "I claim no poetic power in these verses, so that critics on the look-out for master-pieces will not find them here, but, with a rather wide personal knowledge of "the people," I beg to say that the clear, easily comprehended "rhyme" is generally more treasured by "the masses" than sonnets that may be immortal, but are for "the few." £125
Fairrie, Geoffrey.: Sugar. Liverpool, Fairrie and Company Limited, 1925, ltd. ed. 200 copies on hand-made paper. 8vo, pp.xiv, 233, [1], illustrated, half wine morocco gilt, sgd. pres. copy. £45
Fussell, G.E.: The Old English Farming Books from Fitzherbert to Tull 1523 to 1730 [and] More Old Farming Books from Tull to the Board of Agriculture 1731 to 1793. 2 vols. London, Crosby Lockwood & Sons, Ltd., 1947, 1950. First editions. 8vo, pp.141; 186, illustrated, first volume with d/w, vg. £35
Gas Industry.: The Gas Engineer's Annual...and Gas Companies' Directory for 1888. Birmingham, " Gas Engineer ", 1888. 4to, pp.138, xxxiii (ads.), red cloth gilt rebacked retaining most of the original backstrip. £50
Gee, Joshua.: The Trade and Navigation of Great Britain considered: shewing the surest way for a nation to increase in richness, is to prevent the importation of such foreign commodities as may be raised at home. That this kingdom is capable of raising within its colonies, materials for employing all our poor in those manufactures, which we now import from such of our neighbours who refuse the admission of ours. Some account of the commodities each country we trade with takes from us, and what we take from them; with observations on the balance. Glasgow: Printed by William Duncan Junior, 1755. Sixth edition. 8vo, pp.[xvi], 166, owner's signature to front free endpaper, period sheep rebacked to style, wine morocco label. Joshua Gee (1667 - 1730) was a wealthy London merchant dealing in silk, iron and other commodities. A friend of William Penn and adviser to the Board of Trade and Plantations, he was a strong advocate of protectionist policies, arguing that Britain's interests would be best served by restricting the importation of goods which could be domestically manufactured. In 1720 he was one of the founding partners of the Principio Company, a joint-stock company producing iron in Maryland, and was keen to develop further trade with the North American colonies. Originally published anonymously in 1729 and running to nine editions, Trade and Navigation has brief sections dealing with Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New England and the sugar and tobacco plantations of the West Indies. £125
Gilbart, James William.: A Practical Treatise on Banking. New York, George P. Putnam, 1851, 2nd American ed. from 5th London ed. 8vo, pp.xii, 458, marbled edges, half calf scuffed and sl. worn, joints cracked but tight, black label chipped. Devotes a 41pp. chapter to Scottish banks. £50
Godfrey, Eleanor S.: The Development of English Glassmaking 1560 - 1640. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 288, frontispiece, d/w, signed presentation copy, vg. £30
Greenfield, Jane.: ABC of Bookbinding. A Unique Glossary with over 700 Illustrations for Collectors & Librarians. New Castle, Oregon, Oak Knoll Press / New York, The Lyons Press, 1998. First edition. 4to, pp.xi, 183, d/w, vg. £35
Greg, W.W.: Licensers for the Press, &c. to 1640. Oxford, The Oxford Bibliograpgical Society, 1962. 8vo, pp,vii,110 cloth-backed blue boards, vg., £15
Hargraves, Edward Hammond.: Australia and its Gold Fields: a historical sketch of the progress of the Australian colonies, from the earliest times to the present day ; with a particular account of the recent gold discoveries... London: H. Ingram and Co., 1855. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 240, portrait frontispiece, coloured folding map, blue cloth with gilt arms of Australia to front cover. Ferguson 10245. £600
Harthan, John P.: Victoria and Albert Museum Bookbindings. London, HMSO, 1985. 8vo, pp.152, illustrated, soft cover, vg. £5
Hazen, A.T.: A Bibliography of the Strawberry Hill Press with a record of the prices at which copies have been sold. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1942. First edition. 8vo, pp.300, illustrated, price-clipped d/w with a couple of small chips, vg. £30
Henry, J.A.: The First Hundred Years of the Standard Bank based upon unpublished material selected , assembled and presented J.A. Henry and edited by H.A. Siepmann. London, O.U.P., 1963, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. ix, 371, illustrated, d/w. The oldest bank in Africa south of the Sahara whose founder and first Chairman was John Paterson. £25
Holding, T.H.: Coat Cutting. London, T.H. Holding, 1902. Fourth edition. 4to, pp.157, [7, ads.], 64 plates, pict. brown cloth gilt, rubbed at extremities and with minor wear to spine ends. £120
Holland, John.: A treatise on the progressive improvement and present state of the manufactures in metal. 3 vols.. London: Longmans, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831.The Cabinet of Useful Arts Series. Conducted by the Rev. Dionysius Lardner assisted by eminent scientific men. 8vo, pp.viii, 341, [1]; viii, 362; x, 424, additional vignette titles, illustrated, marbled edges, pale calf, gilt Greek key border, spines decorated gilt in compartments, double red and green labels, hand-coloured armorial bookplate of John F. Patrick, very attractive. Assigned to John Holland by Kress, vols. I and II deal with iron and steel, vol.III with tin, lead, copper, brass, gold, silver, and various alloys. £150
Hutchins, Michael and David Jenkins.: Printing at Gregynog. Aspects of a Great Private Press. Welsh Arts Council, 1976. Landscape 8vo, pp.38, illustrated, pictorial stiff wrappers, vg. £5
Jeremy, David. J.: Transatlantic Industrial Revolution: the Diffusion of Textile Technologies between Britain and America, 1790 - 1830's. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1981. First edition. Oblong 8vo, pp.xvii, 384, illustrated, d/w. £35
John Readhead & Sons Ltd.,: South Shields 1865 - 1965. Printed in the Netherlands by Vada-Wgeningen, n.d. Tall 8vo, pp.48, illustrated, pictorial e.p.'s, d/w with a couple of closed tears. £10
Keynes, John Maynard.: Indian Currency and Finance. London: Macmillan & Co., 1913. First edition. 8vo, pp.viii + 263, + [1], folding chart, partial toning to half-title from some insert, brick red cloth, gilt to spine slightly dulled, a very good, clean copy. Signature of eminent Scottish historian W.H. Marwick to half-title. The author's first book based on a series of lectures delivered at the London School of Economics. £950
Kraus, H.P.: A Rare Book Saga. The Autobiography of H.P. Kraus. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvii, 386, illustrated, pictorial endpapers, black cloth gilt, vg. £20
Law, Joy. (editor).: The Lion and Unicorn Press. A short history and a list of publications 1953 - 1978. London, Lion and Unicorn Press, Royal College of Art, 1978. Limited edition of 50 copies. Landscape 8vo, unpaginated, illustrated, stiff wrappers, vg. £25
Lawrence, John.: The New Farmer's Calendar; or, Monthly Remembrancer, for all kinds of Country Business; comprehending all the material improvements in the New Husbandry, with the Management of Livestock....By a Farmer and Breeder. London: Printed by C. Whittingham...for H.D. Symonds, Paternoster-Row; and Vernor and Hood, Poultry, 1801. Third edition. 8vo, pp.vi, [2], 554, [6], double-page Ground Plan of Farm Yard, pages untrimmed, occasional light off-setting, contemporary owner's signature, later bookplate of Peter J. Jagger, modern grey boards, printed paper label. A prolific writer on farming and field sports, Lawrence first published this work in April, 1800, with two large editions exhausted in a matter of months. £100
Lewis, John.: Printed Ehemera. The changing use of type and letterforms in English and American printing. London, Faber and Faber, 1969. Folio, pp.128, illustrated throughout, soft cover, vg. £10
Lindberg, Sten G.: The Art of the Book in Sweden. Five Centuries of Printing. Stockholm, Swedish Institute, 1983. Landscape 8vo, pp.32, illustrated, self-wrappered, vg. £5
Lubbock, Basil.: The Down Easters. American Deep-water Sailing Ships 1869 - 1929. Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., 1930, 2nd ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 285, [1], numerous plates, 4 plans, pictorial e.p.'s, blue cloth gilt. N.B. The 2 plates called for at p.26 and p.200 were never issued. £45
Mackenzie, Compton.: Sublime Tobacco. London, Chatto & Windus, 1957, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.352, frontis., e.p.'s toned, d/w. A history of the "fragrant weed" which the author first sampled at the age of four. £25
Marshall, John.: The Severn Valley Railway. Nairn, David St. John Thomas, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.223, illustrated, d/w. £15
Morison, Samuel Eliot.: The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783 - 1860. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923. Fourth impression. 8vo, pp.xv, 401, 58 ills., map e.p.'s, bibliography, owner's signature, blue cloth decorated and lettered white. "Here is no catalogue of ships, reader, nor naval chronicle, but a story of maritime enterprise; of the shipping, seaborne commerce, whaling, and fishing belonging to one American commonwealth." Preface. £30
Motoring. [catalogue].: Auction Sale of Veteran, Vintage and Post Vintage Thoroughbred Vehicles and Selected Miscellanies. London, Norman Cole & Partners, 1971. Oblong 8vo, pp.[48], illustrated, pictorial green wrappers, vg. £15
Newman, C.E.T.: The Spirit of Wharf House. Campbell enterprise from Calcutta to Canberra 1788-1930 Sydney, Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1961, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xiv, 260, illustrated, green cloth gilt, sgd. copy. The story of Robert Campbell of the Wharf, pioneer merchant, whaler and shipbuilder whose family hailed from Duntroon. £30
Nock, O.S.: Steam Locomotive. The Unfinished Story of Steam Locomotives and Steam Locomotive Men on the Railways of Great Britain. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1968. Second edition. 8vo, pp.274, illustrated, price-clipped d/w. £20
Owens, L.T.: J.H. Mason 1875 - 1951 Scholar-Printer. London, Frederick Muller Limited, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 192, d/w, vg. £10
Page, C.E.: Armagnac,The Spirit of Gascony. London, Bloomsbury, 1989. First edition. 8vo, pp.192, illustrared, d/w. £10
Perkins, Walter Frank.: Catalogue of the Walter Frank Perkins Agricultural Library. Southampton, The University Library, 1961. 8vo, pp.xii, 291, portrait frontispiece, green cloth gilt, vg. £25
Pringle, Robert Oliphant.: The Livestock of the Farm. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1874, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.vii, 438, [2], 16, owner's signature and bookplate, green cloth gilt. £30
Ramsden, Charles.: London Bookbinders 1780 - 1840. London, B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1956. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 155, illustrated, d/w, vg. £25
Ronald, Heather B.: Wool before the Wind. A History of the Ronald family and the Australian Mercantile Land and Finance Company. South Yarra, Landvale Enterprises, 1987. First edition. 4to, pp.248, illustrated, d/w. The story of the Ronald family, successful Australian wool merchants descended from the Ronalds of Bennals, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, immortalised by Burns in The Ronalds of the Bennals. £25
Simon, James.: Simon's Essay on Irish Coins, and of the currency of foreign monies in Ireland; with Mr. Snelling's Supplement: also, an additional plate, containing nineteen coins, never before published. Dublin: Printed for the Editors, by A. Procter, 1810. 4to, pp.x + 180 + 13 + [1], untrimmed and partly unopened, 12 engraved plates; original drab boards, minor corner wear, paper spine renewed, printed label; contemporary inscription to front pastedown. Goldsmith's - Kress 20113. Simon's Essay was originally published in 1749 and Snelling's Supplement in 1767. £300
Smith, Philip H.: Tuning and Maintenance of M.G.s. London: G.T. Foulis & Co., Ltd., [1952]. First edition. 8vo, pp.160, illustrated, original boards, minor wear to extremities, vg. £25
Somner, Graeme.: George Gibson & Company. Kendal, World Ship Society, 1988. First edition. 8vo, pp.80, illustrated, stiff wrappers. A subsidiary of the Anchor Line Ltd. £10
Specimen Book and Catalogue 1923.: Dedicated to the Typographic Art. Jersey City, American Type Founders Company, 1923. Stout 8vo, pp.1418, profusely illustrated, decorative endpapers, blue cloth lettered black, label of C.W. Shortt & Co Limited to front cover, minor corner wear, signature of Leonard Charles Boileau Sept. 1930 to title, vg. £200
Stephens, Henry.: The Book of the Farm. 2 vols. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1855. Second edition, tenth thousand. 8vo, pp.xvi, viii, 674, 16 (publisher's catalogue); xii, 804, text in two columns, frontispieces, 12 plates, 589 figures, rear free endpapers spotted, text clean, armorial bookplate of John S. Patrick, quarter blue calf, red cloth with gilt figure of farmer to front boards, spine decorated and lettered gilt, vg. £200
Sutcliffe, Peter.: The Oxford Univerrsity Press an informal history. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1978. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxviii, 303, [1], illustrated, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £10
Talcott, Dudley Vaill.: Report of the Company. New York, Random House, 1936, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.347, illustrated, owner's signature, pict. fawn cloth decorated in blue. £20
The Book of Trades; or, Circle of the Useful Arts.: Illustrated by engravings and woodcuts. London: Griffin, Bohn and Company, 1861. Thirteenth edition. Small square 8vo, pp.xii, 388, engraved frontis, additional vignette title and 18 plates of tradesmen, numerous woodcuts, original green cloth gilt recased, spine decorated gilt with image of blacksmith at forge. £90
The International Exhibition of 1862.: The Illustrated Catalogue of the Industrial Department. British Division. 2 vols. London, Printed for Her Majesty's Commissioners. Stout 8vo, pp.[xiv], 184, 120, 64, 112, 92, 116 + numerous pp. of advertisements; [iv], 64, 26, 30, 136, 74, 64, 72, 58, 168, 128, 12, 36 (index), illustrated throughout, all edges gilt, patterned purple cloth lettered and decorated gilt, spine vol.I lightly sunned, hand-coloured armorial bookplate of John F. Patrick, vg. £200
Tredgold, Thomas.: Marine Engines and Boilers: exemplified in numerous examples of British and American Steam Vessels, with descriptive text by eminent engineers. 2 vols. London: James S. Virtue, n.d. [c.1850's]. 4to, pp.viii, 342, 44, 52, 20, 6; vi, 44, 52, 6, 8, 16, 68, 32, Vol.I has 52 ex 54 plates (omitted not excised), Vol.II has113 plates against 110 listed with plate 99 defective i.e. lacking third panel (Longitudinal Section, showing Arrangement of Engine-room for Disc Engine applied to Screw Propeller and Bishop's Disc Engine), large folding table neatly repaired to verso, prelim. and terminal leaves foxed, armorial bookplate of John F. Patrick, half blue calf, pebbled cloth, minor wear to extremities, spines lettered gilt direct, a good clean set. Despite his name appearing on the title, there is no contribution by Tredgold. The contents consist of 11 papers, each with separate pagination and register, by a variety of contributors. £350
Tredgold, Thomas.: Tredgold on the Steam Engine. Locomotive and Stationary Engines: the principles and practice of their construction, exemplified in numerous examples. With descriptive text by eminent engineers. London: James S. Virtue, n.d., [c.1850's]. 4to, pp.viii, vi, [7] -72, [ii], 32, 12, 40, 44, 68, 12, 8, 15, 4, 4, 4, 8, 61 plates as called for (mostly folding), prelim. and terminal blanks foxed with a few light spots to title, further scattered foxing to Third Paper pp.9 - 12, and Fourth Paper pp.1 - 4, otherwise a good clean copy, armorial bookplate of John F. Patrick, half blue calf, pebbled cloth, minor corner wear, spine lettered gilt direct. Despite his name appearing on the title, there is no contribution by Tredgold. This appears to be a companion volume to his work on the steam engine and consists of 14 separate papers, each with individual pagination and register, by a variety of contributors. £250
Wells, H.G.: This Misery of Boots. Reprinted with alterations from the Independent Review, December 1905. London, The Fabian Society, 1907. 8vo, pp.48, original stiff wrappers with col. pict. on-lay. £60
Whittle, G.: The Newcastle & Carlisle Railway. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1979. First edition. 8vo, pp.208, illustrated, d/w. £20
Willett, Ralph.: A Memoir of the Origin of Printing addressed to John Topham, Esq. F.R and A.SS. Newcastle, Printed by S. Hodgson, Union-Street, 1818. First edition. 8vo, pp.iv, 63, [1], vignette title, owner's pencilled signature, stitched as issued, original drab wrappers, vg. "The present Memoir on the Origin of Printing...is now reprinted from the IIth Volume of Archaeologia, for private distribution" (Preface). £150
Winship, George Parker.: The Cambridge Press 1638 - 1692. A Re-examination of the Evidence concerning the Bay Psalm Book and the Eliot Indian Bible as well as other contemporary books and people. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1945. First edition. 8vo, pp.385, 2 plates, red cloth gilt, vg. £15
Wolf, Edwin and John F. Fleming.: Rosenbach a biography. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1960. First edition. 8vo, pp.616, [2], illustrated, faint foxing to free endpapers, blue cloth, spine sunned, g+. £20
Wood, Walter.: Fishing Boats & Barges from the Thames to Land's End. Twenty woodcuts by C.A. Wilkinson. London, John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1922. First edition. 4to, pp.ix, 96, 20 plates, pict. brown cloth lightly rubbed, lettered gilt with circular on-lay. £55
Wright, Thomas.: The Romance of the Lace Pillow being the history of lace-making in Bucks, Beds, Northants and neighbouring counties, together with some account of the lace industries of Devon and Ireland. Olney, H.H. Armstrong, 1919. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 271. 50 plates, blue cloth gilt. £60
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