History & Culture: Europe

History & Culture: Europe

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Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Campbell, John Gregorson
1 Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Campbell, John Gregorson

Benjamin Blom 1971, Reprint. Very Good with no dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages bound in red cloth, paper title label on spine. Tightly bound, sharp corners. Spine and portion of back cover quite faded. Interior crisp, clean, unmarked. A reprint of this classic account of superstition and supernatural belief in the isolated pockets of Scotland. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 27783 
Price: 38.70 USD
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Bolton Past, Gent, Leslie
2 Bolton Past
Gent, Leslie
0850339723 / 9780850339727
Phillimore & Co. 1999, Signed by Author Fine in Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; SIGNED by the author, Leslie Gent. 132 pages, nicely illustrated with black & white photos. History of Bolton (Greater Manchester England), from the Civil Wars, to the Industrial Revolution, mining, cotton and railways, to contemporary entertainment center and working class town. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Signed by Author 27727 
Price: 31.50 USD
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Around the Banks of Pimlico, Johnston, Mairin
3 Around the Banks of Pimlico
Johnston, Mairin
0946211159 / 9780946211159
Attic Press 1985, Very Good+; Softcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall 28192 
Price: 22.50 USD
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The Scots Magazine Containing a General View of the Religion, Politicks, Entertainment in Great Britain : And a Succinct Account of Publick Affairs, Foreign and Domestic, for the Year MDCCXLI [1741], Volume III., Sands and Brymer
4 The Scots Magazine Containing a General View of the Religion, Politicks, Entertainment in Great Britain : And a Succinct Account of Publick Affairs, Foreign and Domestic, for the Year MDCCXLI [1741], Volume III.
Sands and Brymer

Sands, Brymer, Murray and Cochran 1741, early printing. Good; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Edinburgh; Still in publication today, The Scots Magazine was first printed in 1739. 608 pages, plus index; leatherbound; banded spine; gilt title. Map absent. Leather cracked at ends of spine; flaking on all covers. Binding holding though joints split at ends of spine. Gilt lettering dull. Free endpapers absent. Notations and computations wriitten on fixed endpapers and title page. Text clean, bright, quite legible; only light scattered foxing. Of selected interest: lists of members of Her Majesty's Royal Navy, deaths and preferments, a debate with Oliver Cromwell, Construction of a Mathematical Problem ; Receipt for the Bloody Flux, On Seeing a Sheep Butchered, The King of Prussia's Rights to Silesia; The Character of Honorius; Ships taken by the Spaniards and the British; New books published; Deaths within the Walls of Edinburgh (with diseases listed); proceedings of the Political Club. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 27239 
Price: 65.70 USD
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History of Scotland (Tales of a Grandfather); 3 volumes complete, Scott, Sir Walter
5 History of Scotland (Tales of a Grandfather); 3 volumes complete
Scott, Sir Walter

Porter & Coates N.D., Reprint. Very Good; Hardcover; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; Philadelphia; 3 volume set; each book bound in burgundy cloth with gilt titles on spine; otherwise unadorned. Frontis illustration and one additional plate in each volume. 380, 233/223, 242/256 pages respectively. The original series (1829-1830) "Tales of a Grandfather" included a fourth volume on the History of France and a fifth unfinished volume continuing the History of France. This reprinted series is limited to the 3 volume History of Scotland; no publishing date provided, but probably ca. 1880. All volumes tight and firmly bound, possibly unread. Bright covers; gilt bright & intact. Modest shelf wear; very shallow fraying at heads of spines; moderate wear bases of spines. Interiors clean; previous owner's name written on half title pages (or blank fly). Browning on margins of pages, edges of text block. Occasional spot of foxing. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 26993 
Price: 65.70 USD
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