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Offprint: Transactions of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science, Vol. IV, Part II, 1905.
Presentation copy of a rare offprintOctavo, pp. 63-70, with four photographic plates (numbered 7 to 10); modern quarter calf. Rare: not recorded by Rosove or Renard, this is an offprint of an account of the.....
London: Cadell and Davies, 1813.
Scotland's greatest lyric poetFive volumes, with an arresting portrait frontispiece; uniformly bound in contemporary full green polished calf with gilt ornament including a lyre in gilt on front and back covers; a most endearing set. A beautifully bound set of the complete works. The.....
Glasgow: William Collins, 1832.
In the tradition of Adam Smith and MalthusOctavo, contemporary diced russia, with gilt spine label, title page inscribed 'to Captain McKenzie with the author's best regards'. Standard work by the great Scottish minister, theologian and economist.
[Bombay]: 1875. Octavo, 100 pp., New York Public Library stamp on verso of title-page, preserved in solander box of half green morocco, marbled paper boards. Rare: although often quite whimsical in tone, this work is in fact an empassioned plea to protect the Maori from the worst excesses of European.....
Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1857. Octavo, portrait; green cloth, original wrappers bound in. Second edition. Madeline Smith (1835-1928) was tried for murder by arsenic-poisoning and acquitted by the Edinburgh courts. After the highly-publicised trial she married a Dr. Tudor Hora and was urged by her family to leave for the.....
[Edinburgh]: [A. Constable], .
Knox on the cassowary, inscribed to the great naturalist Baron CuvierOffprint pamphlet, octavo, title-page, 9pp, with an engraved anatomical plate; original blue wrappers stab-sewn. Very rare. Although excerpted from the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, this is a separately published and individually paginated offprint with a new.....
London and Edinburgh: Mawman, 1804. Four volumes, octavo; fine in contemporary speckled calf, spines with simple double gilt rules, blue morocco lettering pieces and circular red morocco volume number labels; folding facsimile frontispiece showing Queen Mary's handwriting and a view of the College of Edinburgh. Handsome set of the second.....
Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1831.
Jeremy Bentham's bequestOctavo, 27 pages, old (original?) marbled wrappers bound in; recent half morocco with crimson spine label, bookplate. A rare and early pamphlet by the prolific Lang, on the foundation of the Australian College, printed in Sydney by Stephens & Stokes the same.....
Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1831.
Jeremy Bentham's bequestOctavo, 27 pages, old marbled wrappers. A rare and early pamphlet by the prolific Lang, on the foundation of the Australian College, printed in Sydney by Stephens & Stokes the same year that they began publishing the Herald. In his preface, Lang.....
At Sea and various ports: 1852-54.
Original log of a troubled Scottish emigrant voyage to AustraliaSmall folio, a neatly tabulated and written manuscript comprising 114 pp of Hercules Log [followed by 2 pp partly written and abandoned, at one time concealed by pasting together], and 28 pp of Royalist.....
London: Ward, Lock, and Co., 1894.
large format editionLarge octavo, 25 volumes; illustrations and plates throughout, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. A substantial set of the novels of Sir Walter Scott, often considered the best collected edition on account of its lavish illustration and ample size.....
Edinburgh: Murray and Cochran, 1773.
The Torres Strait, and a vast Franciscan mission for the Coral SeaQuarto, no title-page as issued, 26 pp. and final leaf with simple colophon recto; attractive modern quarter calf binding, marbled boards. Extremely rare: now handled by us for the second time, this is.....