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Hugh MacDiarmid: A Festschrift
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Hugh MacDiarmid: A Festschrift

By Duvall, K. D. and Sydney Goodsir Smith.

Edinburgh: K D Duvall,. Hardback. 221pp. 16 essays including contributions by Norman MacCaig, David Daiches, Maurice Lindsay, etc. Subjects include Scots, Gaelic, Marxism, nationalism, the Scottish renaissance, etc. Black and white frontis and further plates with nearly 30 photographs. Presumed to be a proof copy as binding is thin card with no titles. Heavily sunned to spine. Internally clean and neat. Good, sound copy. . Hardcover. 1962.

$15.28

Twenty Scottish Tales and Legends
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Twenty Scottish Tales and Legends

By Swinson, Cyril (editor) with illustrations by Allan Stewart

New York: Hippocrene Books,. Hardback. 215pp. A new edition of a collection for children originally published in 1940. Suitable for children aged 9+. Includes: The Story of William Wallace, The Story of Macbeth, Thomas the Rhymer, Bruce and the Bloodhound, The Good Housewife and the Little People amongst others. Attractively bound with black spine and gilt titles; beige papers to boards. Colour illustrated dust wrapper. Black and white frontis and 7 further full page illustrations. Near fine copy in near fine dust wrapper. . Hardcover. 1998.

$7.64

In My End is My Beginning: A Life of Mary Queen of Scots
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In My End is My Beginning: A Life of Mary Queen of Scots

By Mackay, James

Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing,. Hardback. 320pp. Biography of Mary Queen of Scots from a Scottish perspective. Black boards are very clean and neat. Dust wrapper is creased to top of spine with hint of edge wear elsewhere. Near fine copy in very good dw . Hardcover. 1999.

$7.64

Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg
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Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg

By Miller, Karl

London: Faber and Faber,. Paperback. 405pp. Biography of Scottish writer James Hogg who was best know for his novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Hint of shelf wear. Near fine, bright copy. . Paperback. 2005.

$7.64

The Voice of the Bard: Living Poets and Ancient Tradition in the Highlands  and Islands of Scotland
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The Voice of the Bard: Living Poets and Ancient Tradition in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

By Neat, Timothy with John MacInnes

Edinburgh: Cannongate,. Paperback. 352pp. Illustrated with over 200 black and white photographs throughout. Literary biographies, with poetry, of 14 poets and singers working in the ancient bardic tradition. Also includes a chapter on bardic history. Large format. 10'' x 7.5''. Slight bend to one corner. Very clean and bright. Near fine copy. . Paperback. 1999.

$15.28

Exploring New Roads: Essays on Neil Munro
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Exploring New Roads: Essays on Neil Munro

By Renton, Ronald W. and Brian D. Osborne

Argyll: House of Lochar,. Paperback. 246pp. 13 essays of literary criticism plus biographical essay and bibliography. Slightly rubbed to lower edge of dust wrapper. Very clean and bright. Near fine copy in near fine dust wrapper. . Hardcover. 2003.

$8.91

Four Gates of Lothian and Other Poems 1921-1978

By MacGregor, Forbes

Edinburgh: Published by the author,. Hardback. 95pp. Poetry in both standard English and Scots, selected and introduced by Alastair Mackie. 19 page glossary of Scots dialect words. Glossary of proper names. Notes on poems. Blue boards with gilt titles. Dw is slightly rolled to top edge. Near fine copy in very good dw. . Hardcover. First edition. 1979.

$11.46

Selected Poems 1969-1992
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Selected Poems 1969-1992

By Neill, William

Edinburgh: Canongate,. Hardback. 8.5'' x 5.5'', 209pp. Poetry selection, by the author, from a range of Neill's work including a majority in English, fewer in Scots and minority in Gaelic. Gaelic poems appear in both their original form and with an English translation opposite. There is also a range of helpful footnotes. Some light smudges to dust wrapper else clean and neat. Near fine copy in very good dust wrapper. . Hardcover. 1994.

$10.19

Across the Water: Irishness in Modern Scottish Writing
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Across the Water: Irishness in Modern Scottish Writing

By McGonigal, Jim, Donny O'Rourke and Hamish White (editors).

Argyl: Argyll Publishing,. Paperback. 380pp. An anthology of writing from 45 poets, singers, storytellers and playwrights whose 'modern Scottish Writing' is informed by their Irish (many catholic, some Ulster Presbyterian) roots. Each selection is presented with biographical note on the author; some have a longer autobiographical note as well.  Clean and neat. Very good copy . Paperback. 2000.

$4.46

A Bibliography of the Works of Neil M. Gunn

By Stokoe, C. L.

Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press,. Paperback. 245pp. Thorough bibliography of the Scottish Writer. Covers published and unpublished written work and broadcast work. Split into sections: short stories and books; plays and dramatisations; verse; articles in periodicals and newspapers; broadcast material; miscellaneous. Brief chronology. Indexed. Light edge wear. very good copy . Paperback. 1987.

$7.64

Scots Saws From the Folk-Wisdom of Scotland

By Murison, David

Edinburgh: James Thin / The Mercat Press,. Hardback. 92pp. Delightful book of Scots' proverbs which contain all the wit, folk wisdom and inherent contradictions you would expect. A-Z compendium plus highly readable introduction, a note on informal expressions of greeting, and a short collection of English sayings with their equivalent in Scots. Dust wrapper is very lightly sunned to edges and has a few finger marks to orange areas. Very slightly bumped to top of spine. Dust wrapper is lightly rubbed. Near fine copy in very good dust wrapper . Hardcover. 1981.

$8.91

Henryson

By Henryson, Robert selected by Hugh MacDiarmid

Harmondsworth. Paperback. 89pp. Part of the Poet to Poet series. Selection of the fourteenth century Middle Scots poet made by MacDiarmid who writes in both Scots and English. Each poem has a glossary of the dialect words to the foot of the page. Some pen annotation to prelims and to margins of text. Lightly browned internally. Light edge wear. Very good copy. . Paperback. 1973.

$2.55

From Goosecreek to Gandercleugh: Studies in Scottish-American Literary and Cultural History

By Hook, Andrew

East Linton: Tuckwell Press,. 248pp. Taking the influence on the USA of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century as a starting point, this study moves on to examine the less well documented areas of influence and interchange. Figures such as Robert Burns, Henry George, William Faulkner, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, James Hogg, David hume, Samuel Miller and Thomas Macaulay are covered. Indexed. Clean and neat. Very good copy . None. 1999.

$8.28

Twenty Scottish Tales and Legends

By Swinson, Cyril (editor) with illustrations by Allan Stewart

New York: Hippocrene Books,. 215pp. A new edition of a collection for children originally published in 1940. Suitable for children aged 9+. Includes: The Story of William Wallace, The Story of Macbeth, Thomas the Rhymer, Bruce and the Bloodhound, The Good Housewife and the Little People amongst others. Attractively bound with black spine and gilt titles; beige papers to boards. Colour illustrated dust wrapper. Black and white frontis and 7 further full page illustrations. Slight rubbing/rolling to top edge of dw. Near fine copy in near fine dust wrapper. . Hardcover. 1998.

$6.37

Across the Water: Irishness in Modern Scottish Writing
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Across the Water: Irishness in Modern Scottish Writing

By McGonigal, Jim, Donny O'Rourke and Hamish White (editors)

Argyl: Argyll Publishing,. 380pp. An anthology of writing from 45 poets, singers, storytellers and playwrights whose 'modern Scottish Writing' is informed by their Irish (many catholic, some Ulster Presbyterian) roots. Each selection is presented with biographical note on the author; some have a longer autobiographical note as well.  Clean and neat. Very good copy . Paperback. 2000.

$5.09