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Image for The Silver Casket : Being Lovel-Letters and Love-Poems Attributed to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots now modernised or translated, with an introduction

The Silver Casket : Being Lovel-Letters and Love-Poems Attributed to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots now modernised or translated, with an introduction

By: Bax, Clifford

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Home & Van Thal, Ltd., London: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 44it

Condition: Good


54 pages (complete). Ex-library (Wisconsin Library School, Madison, Wisconsin) copy with consequent stamps, wear and use. The boards are much worn and scuffed all about. They are steady and sure. The contents are pleasing. They are tight, benign, clean, clear, poignant, neat. fk View more info

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Traditions of Edinburgh - 2 volumes

By: Chambers, Robert

Price: $72.20

Publisher: W C Tait, Princes Street, Edinburgh: 1825

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cbfz

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes (complete). Both are in comfortable, contented condition. Robert Chambers was the brother of William, who set up his own publishing firm (that still lives on, and publishes the excellent Chambers Dictionary). The copies of the publication of 'Traditions of Edinburgh' were the last to be printed on William's first presses! Fully bound in leather. This is comfortably worn and buffed by handling and use. They are placid and sure. The contents of both are clean, clear. They have blotches of aging, some evidence of contented wear. The pages are most genial and convivial, confid... View more info

Lives of the Lindsays; or, A Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres - to which are added, Extracts from the official correspondenceof Alexander Sixth Earl of Balcarres, during the Maroon War; together with Personal Narratives bu his brothers, The Hon Robert, Colin, James, John, and Hugh Lindsay; and by his sister, Lady Anne Barnard - 3 volumes

By: Lord Lindsay

Price: $133.00

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1858

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 28sa

Condition: Good


Three volumes (complete). A benignly aging set. Each book in the set has, on the front pastedown, an ex-libris plate for James Hamilton Russell (with the ducal arms of the Bedford Russells). Hamilton Russell also signed the front pastedown of Volume I, and the title pages of each volume. The title pages also have an inked stamp of the Russell moniker. The boards of all three are much worn, scuffed and marked from shelving, storage and use. There is wear to the head and foot of each book. Volume I has a previous owner signature on the front pastedown. The contents are amiably agreeable.... View more info

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Great Scots

By: Simpson, Joseph ; Dewar, Thomas R

Price: $27.55

Publisher: George Pulman and Sons: 1914

Seller ID: bvqc

Condition: Fair


28 pages (complete). Portraits by Joseph Simpson. Text by whisky merchant, the first Baron Dewar. Printed on handpressed, watermarked paper. A genial copy. The card covers are much worn and creased and marked all about. Stapled binding with string. The binding is comfortable and secure. The contents have light annotations in pencil throughout (mostly underlining of certain facts). Nonetheless, the pages are comforting, clean, clear, amiable, amenable, convivial. fk View more info

Image for The History of Scotland, from The Union to the Abolition of the Heritable Jurisdictions in MDCCXLVIII.  To which is subjoined, a review of ecclesiastical affairs, teh progress of society, the state of the arts, &c to the year MDCCCXXVII - two volumes (complete set)

The History of Scotland, from The Union to the Abolition of the Heritable Jurisdictions in MDCCXLVIII. To which is subjoined, a review of ecclesiastical affairs, teh progress of society, the state of the arts, &c to the year MDCCCXXVII - two volumes (complete set)

By: Struthers, John

Price: $114.00

Publisher: Blackie, Fullarton, & Co, Glasgow / A Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh: 1827

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: catk

Condition: Good


Two volumes (complete). A third volume of this history of Scotland (requested by his Edinburgh publisher, Archibald Fullarton) was intended but never finished. These copies are acceptably worn and aged. Quarter leather. Marbled boards. The boards are much worn all about. They are rubbed, scuffed, marked too. The leathered corners and spines are also worn, benign, placid. Both the boards and the spines are assured and sure. Within, the pages are gently aged. Hand press-printing. The contents, although showing signs of wear and of years, are comfortable, clear, genial. All plates etc ... View more info