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1 Alexander, William LL.D. Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk
Edinburgh David Douglas 1894 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1894. This tale of Aberdeenshire, written largely in Scots dialect, was first published serially, in 1871. Immediately popular, it was republished many times. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing (the Eleventh Edition), which is a reprint of the Eighth Edition of 1884. Decorative paper-covered boards, with a green leather spine. Clean text; 285 pages, with glossary, and three pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Slightly cocked, and rubbed at the margins; the rear gutter is cracked, but holding. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Later Printing.. Pictorial Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 Alexander, William LL.D. Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk
Edinburgh Douglas & Foulis 1948 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Signed
Edinburgh: Douglas & Foulis, 1948. William Alexander (1826-1894) published his classic memoir of life in Aberdeenshire serially in 1869-70; a perenial favorite, it has been republished many times. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Twenty-Second Edition, from 1948. A very attractive small volume, with a decorative green cloth binding and gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Clean text; xxix, 285 pages; with a Glossary. Introduction and Appreciation by Alexander Mackie; 12 illustartions, including a frontis portrait, by Sir George Reid. Hints of rubbing at the tips, very slightly splayed, some light pencil underlining. Signed by Author. Reprint Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Aytoun, W.E. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems
London Sands & Co. 1902 Reprint Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Sands & Co., 1902. The "Lays" is the major work by the Scottish lawyer and poet (William Edmonstoune) Aytoun (1813-1865). Sands reprinted it several times during the 1890s in trade cloth. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing in a nice full leather Fine Binding. Uncommon thus. Smooth green calf, ruled in gilt, witha coat-of-arms on both covers. Five raised bands on the spine, with gilt starbursts and a reprise of the cover designs. Clean text; 245 pages; marbled edges. There is some light fading around the margins; else a Fine copy. A worthy representattive to any library.. Reprint Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Barrie James M. The Little Minister
New York Street & Smith, Publishers 1891 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Street & Smith, Publishers, 1891. The third novel by Scottish author James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), whose lasting fame resides with "Peter Pan." Originally published by Cassell in London; this is a Near Fine copy of an early American reprint. There is a penciled signature on the FFEP that is dated 1899. Quercus suspects that despite the publication date of 1891, this edition might date later. Barrie had adapted the novel for the stage in 1897. Attractive decorative green cloth binding, with lettering and designs stamped in black and gilt. Clean text; 311 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Lightly bumped, and with hints of rub at the spine margins; else a Fine copy, and easily enjoyed today.. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Burns, Robert The Complete Works of Robert Burns. Gebbie Self Interpreting Edition (Six Volumes)
New York Bigelow, Brown & Co., Inc. 1909 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Bigelow, Brown & Co., Inc., 1909. This is an attractive set ("Edition de Luxe") of the works of the great Scottish poet, a reprint of the "Gebbie Self-Interpreting Edition" first published in 1886. Six volumes in Very Good or better condition. Light green cloth bindings with paper labels on the spine. This set can be a major resource for the Burns scholar or enthusiast. The Scots dialect is printed opposite the English, along with the publication date and the date of composition; there is a Life of Burns, reviews of the works and listings of known spurious pieces; a table of known editions, a glossary of Scots words with examples from his work; and, of course, a general index. Clean texts, with some pages unopened. Volume 1: xvii, 402 pages; Volume 2: xii, 400 pages; Volume 3: xi, 384 pages; Volume 4: xii, 400 pages ; Volume 5: xx, 416 pages; and Volume 6: x, 422 pages. Lightly bumped, with mild general soiling. Volume One has a cute little label from Gimbels on the rear paste-down. Volume Six has a torn rear gutter. Else in Very Good (Plus) condition.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 Burns, Robert The Cotter's Saturday Night. A Poem By Robert Burns. With Illustrations
Philadelphia Porter & Coates 1872 First Thus Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket F.A. Chapman 
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872. This is a lovely edition of one of Bobby Burns's most popular poems, presented in a decorative full-leather binding. A Very Good (Plus) copy. Gilt lettering on the front cover. Numerous illustrations by Frederick Augustus Chapman (engraved by J. Filmer). Unpaginated; approximately ......rounded pages, all gilt. There is no publication date, but per bibliographic concensus, Quercus observes 1872 as probable. This was a very popular book, and the publisher issued it many times, in differing bindings, until ultimate bankruptcy (Quercus makes no judgement if multiple bindings were the cause). This leather version seems less common than others. At any rate, a sweet little volume. Minor rubbing along the margins; one edge of the spine has split on the outside, but the book is holding well.. First Thus. Full-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by F.A. Chapman. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Burns, Robert The Poems of Robert Burns. With Twenty-five Illustrations in Colour from Pictures By Many of the Most Eminent Scottish Artists
London & Edinburgh T.N. Foulis 1914 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London & Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, 1914. Volume Two only of "The Scottish Edition of the Songs & Poems of Robert Burns." This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus. Brown cloth binding, with black lettering on thew front cover and gilt on the spine. Twenty-five colour illustrations are tipped-in. Clean text; 653 pages, with a two-page publisher's advert for the "Literary Memoir Series." Includes the Poems, the Minor Poems, an Index to Titles and First Lines. Mild bumping, with some moderate shelf-soiling. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8 Burns, Robert The Poems, Epistles, Songs, Epigrams & Epitaphs Edited By Jas. A. Manson (Two Volumes)
London Clement Wilson 1896 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Clement Wilson, 1896. Two small volumes of Bobbie's "Works" in an uncommon edition. Dark green cloth bindings with gilt titling on the spines; gilt cameo of Bobbie Burns on the front covers. Clean texts; xl, 312 pages and xi, 339 pages, including an Index to the first lines. Bumps, surface soiling, and the cameos faded. Sound little books, suitable for a ramble in the Highlands.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Campbell, Thomas & Epes Sargent (Editor) The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell; with an Original Biography, and Notes
Boston Phillips, Sampson, and Company 1854 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1854. Scottish poet Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) wrote in what might be called a didactic romanticism. In addition to his literary work, he was one of the founders of the University of London. His American editor, Epes Sargent (1813-1880), had a literary career of his own as a member of the "Knickerbocker Group." This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a Later Printing of the First American Edition (from a year earlier). This edition is uncommon, and not usually listed among Sargent's works. . Brown cloth binding, decoratively stamped on the covers and spine. Lettering on the spine is gilt, somewhat faded but completely visible. Clean text; 479 pages. Mildly cocked; with very light wear. A sound copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Crockett, S.R. Lochinvar
New York & London Harper & Bros 1898 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket T. De Thulstrup 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1898. Samel Rutherford. Crockett (1859-1914) was a prolific author of sentimental novels set in Scotland; this is probably his most famous This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition that has been rebound in a Fine Binding. Marbled paper boards with a brown leather spine; spine is ruled and lettered in gilt. Clean text; 412 pages, with a map in the rear; illustrated by T. De Thulstrup.There is a small bookbinder's label on the front paste-down. This was once a library book; there is a removal stamp on the title page, but this is the only treatment, and it is the opinion of Quercus that this is not really a detraction. Tiny scuff on the spine and the stamping, else a Fine copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by T. De Thulstrup. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Crockett, S.R. Lochinvar
New York & London Harper & Bros 1898 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket T. De Thulstrup 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1898. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Brown decorative cloth binding, featuring a Claymore sword, a pistol, a mask, and a seagull. Crockett (1859-1914) was a prolific author of sentimental novels set in Scotland. Clean text; 413 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Mildly bumped, topedge a bit dusty, and a few small stains; but withal a sound copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by T. De Thulstrup. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 Crockett, S.R. The Dark of the Moon. Being Certain Further Histories of the Folk Called "Raiders"
London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1902 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. Scottish author Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1859-1914) was a prolific producer of romantic novels, often set in Scotland. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Rather uncommon. Dark green cloth binding, decoratively stamped on the front cover; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 511 pages, with fourteen pages of publisher's adverts in the rear (Notable because the ads also feature drawings of the authors); top-edge is gilt. Rather worn at the margins, and both hinges are cracked but holding. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP. The front paste-down has a label from "W.H. Smith's Subscription Library.". First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Galt, John Annals of the Parish and The Ayershire Legatees (Two Volumes)
Edinborgh & London William Blackwood and Sons 1895 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket John Wallace 
Edinborgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1895. John Galt (1779-1839) had several colonial business ventures that met with limited success; but in the 1820s he wrote several novels of Scottish country life that are very well-regarded indeed. Originally published in 1821, here is a nice little late Victorian set, two volumes in Very Good (Plus) condition. Red ribbed cloth binding, decoratively blindstamped on the front covers, with gilt lettering on the front covers and spines. Clean text; 221 pages and 302 pages, with Notes. Portrait and illustrations by John Wallace; introduction by S.R. Crockett. The Works were Edited by D. Storrar Meldrum. Top edges are gilt, others rough-cut. Minimal wear and soil; Volume One has rubbing across the title. Both volumes have penciled notations on the rear paste-downs; if desired, they would be easily erased. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by John Wallace. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Galt, John The Provost and The Last of the Lairds
Edinburgh & London William Blackwood and Sons 1896 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket John Wallace 
Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1896. John Galt (1779-1839) had several colonial business ventures that met with limited success; but in the 1820s he wrote several novels of Scottish country life that are very well-regarded indeed. Originally published in 1822 and 1826. This is a nice little late Victorian set, two volumes in Very Good (Plus) condition. Red ribbed cloth binding, decoratively blindstamped on the front covers, with gilt lettering on the front covers and spines. Clean and bright text; 300 pages and 287 pages, with Notes and Glossary. Portrait and illustrations by John Wallace; introduction by S.R. Crockett. The Works were Edited by D. Storrar Meldrum. Top edges are gilt, others rough-cut. Minimal wear and soil;some rubbing at the spine margins. Both volumes have pencil underlining and penciled notations on the rear paste-downs; Quercus believes these to be of an academic interest, but they could be easily erased. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by John Wallace. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Henryson, Robert The Testament of Cresseid
London Faber & Faber 1951 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
London: Faber & Faber, 1951. One of three surviving long poems by the great Scottish poet. This is a reprint of the Revised edition of 1943, "Edited anew" by Bruce Dickens. 46 pages with Glossary and Notes. Olive green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine; clean and fresh text that a previous owner has annotated with translation of the medeival words; previous-owner name on front paste-down. The blue dustwrapper has been clipped, but interestingly enough, the original price remains. Some tanning to the spine; in a plastic protector. A very sweet little volume. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 MacDiarmid, Hugh A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle. An Annotated Edition Edited By Keneth Buthlay
Edinburgh Scottish Academic Press 1987 0707304253 / 9780707304250 First Edition. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1987. The celebrated Scottish poet composed this long work in 1925-26, and it originally ran to some 2600 lines. For those unfamiliar with Scottish dialect, this is a wonderful resource, and is quite uncommon. A Fine copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text, very bright; 203 pages, with Notes and Appendices. Lacking a dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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17 MacDiarmid, Hugh Early Lyrics By Hugh MacDiarmid Recently Discovered Among Letters to His Schoolmaster and Friend George Ogilvie
Preston Akros Publications 1968 Limited. Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 
Preston: Akros Publications, 1968. MacDiarmid (the pseudonym of Christopher Morray Grieve, 1892-1978), an important modernist poet, a Scottish nationalist, and a communist who also flirted a bit with fascism. Quercus posits him as a good poet and an interesting eccentric of the Celtic persuasion. Here is a lovely little softcover booklet, lime green paper covers; LIMITED to 350 copies. In addition to the poetry, there is an appreciation by MacDiarmid. Edited, with an Introduction, by J.K. Annand. Clean text; 28 pages. The dustwrapper is also paper, and is integral to the covers, which are sewn. It has a portrait of the poet on its cover, and shows a bit of sun fade. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Limited.. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 MacDonald, George Mary Marston
New York D. Appleton and Company 1881 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish anti-Calvinist minister, a poet, and a pioneer in modern fantasy literature. His importance as an influence on Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, and others, cannot be overstated. "MacDonald was acquainted with most of the literary luminaries of the day; a surviving group photograph shows him with Tennyson, Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Trollope, Ruskin, Lewes, and Thackeray. While in America he was a friend of Longfellow and Walt Whitman" (Wikipedia). This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition, in an attractive Victorian decorative binding. Not common today. Brown cloth, rules in black, with a flower design on the front cover in green and gilt. Lettering on the spine and cover also gilt. Clean text; 467 pages. Laid-in is a newspaper clipping from 1924 regarding MacDonald. Mild bumping/wear at the margins; a bit dusty on top edge; still, a solid copy of an uncommon title these days. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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19 MacDonald, George The Marquis of Lossie
New York, London, Glasglow and Manchester George Routledge & Sons 1890 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York, London, Glasglow and Manchester: George Routledge & Sons, 1890. . This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of an undated edition (the First Edition was issued in 1877 by Lippincott.). Routledge has conveniently provided a list of MacDonald's works they publish, and the latest one shewn is "What's Mine is Mine" from 1886. Quercus therefore rather arbitrarily assigns this a publication date of 1890 and believes it to be an early American reprint (or possibly the First Edition Thus).It is an uncommon addition, with no holdings shown in WorldCat or Copac. Highly decorative Victorian binding; green cloth with the stampings filled with black, red, and gilt. The rear cover reproduces MacDonald's signature. Clean text; vii. 386 pages, with the ads a page in the front. Internally, there are some problems with the endpapers: both front and back FFEPs have wrinkles and the second FFEP has been torn in half. But the binding is beautiful, with only mild rubbing along the margins. There is a faint congregational stamp on the front paste-down. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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20 MacLaren. Ian The Days of Auld Lang Syne
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1897 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1897. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing of the First American Edition, in a decorative cloth binding. Light gray with green thistle and shamrock; titles in gilt. Clean text; 366 pages. Contemporary gift inscription on the FFEP. Mild bumping, with a darkened spine; several faint stains; heavier soiling on the rear cover. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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