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SOTHEBY'S
CATALOGUE OF A PORTION OF THE VALUABLE LIBRARY FROM DUMFRIES HOUSE, AYRSHIRE largely formed by John, third Earl of Bute (1719-92; Prime Minister, 1760-63) ... on Monday, the 16th October 1961 and the two following days (2 Volumes)
Sotheby's & Co. London, 1961. First edition, Original Wrappers. Very Good. 2 Volumes. 123 & 216 pages. 1488 lots. With plates & illustrations. Loosely inserted results of sale in both volume (with a few spots of light foxing). First volume slightly worn with some creasing to spine and front cover. Second volume somewhat damaged at bottom spine, smal annotation on front cover. Otherwise slightly worn. Full Title: CATALOGUE OF A PORTION OF THE VALUABLE LIBRARY FROM DUMFRIES HOUSE, AYRSHIRE largely formed by John, third Earl of Bute (1719-92; Prime Minister, 1760-63) The Property of the Most Hon. the Marquess of Bute THE FIRST PORTION : THE IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF MATHEMATICAL AND SCIENTIFIC BOOKS INCLUDING Archimedes, Opera, 1544; Bartoli, Del ghiaccio, 1681, Robert Hooke’s copy; Bishop Berkeley, Arithmetica, 1707; Branca, Le Machine, 1629; Descartes, Discours de la methode, 1637; Fernelius, Monalosphaerium, 1526, bound with four other works; Oronce Fine, Protomathesis, 1532; D. Fontana, Della Trasportatione dell’ Obelisco Vaticano, 1590, perhaps the dedication copy; Francisco Fontana, Novae coelestium rerum observationes, 1646; Gilbert, De Magnete, 1600; Harriot, Artis analyticae praxis, 1631; presentation copies of works by Hevelius; Kepler’s Harmonices Mundi, 1619, bound with three other works by Kepler in red morocco for N. C. F. de Peiresc; Napier's Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis descriptio, 1614; Nautonnier, La mécometrie de Veymant, 1603-04; Nunez, Opera, 1592, bound for Henry, Prince of Wales; Pascal, Lettres de A. Dettonville, 1659; Recorde, The castle of knowledge, 1556; Regiomontanus, De Triangulis, 1544, Thomas Digges’s copy; Snellius, Eratosthenes Batavus, 1617; Verantius, Macliinae novae, c. 1590-1600; Witekind, Conformatio horologiorum sciotericorum, 1576, extensively annotated by William Bedwell; and Schoepf, Materia medica Americana, 1787, the first comprehensive study of American MATERIA MEDICA WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION ... on Monday. the 3rd July, 1961 and the following day --- CATALOGUE OF A FURTHER PORTION OF THE VALUABLE LIBRARY FROM DUMFRIES HOUSE, AYRSHIRE largely formed by John, third Earl of Bute (1719-92; Prime Minister, 1760-63) The Property of the Most Hon. the Marquess of Bute THE SECOND PORTION: AMERICANA, EARLY PRINTED BOOKS, TRAVEL, EARLY ITALIAN LITERATURE, BIBLIOGRAPHY, BOOKS ON THE ARTS & ARCHITECTURE INCLUDING Ash’s Carolina, 1682, Orders and Constitutions of the Bermudas, 1622, A Brief Account of East Jersey, 1682; T.C.’s Short Discourse of the New-Found-Land, 1623; seven of Las Casas’ Spanish Tracts, 1552; Cogolludo's Historia de Yucatan, 1688; Hartlib on The Feeding of Silk-worms in Virginia, [1652]; Hartshorne’s Further Account of New Jersey, 1676; Hughes on The Sommer Hands, 1621; Talbot’s translation of John Lederer’s Discoveries, 1672; collections of Massachusetts Acts, 1742-56; Nicholas More’s Letter on the Province of Pennsilvania, 1687; Nairne’s Letter from South Carolina, 1710, An Abstract of Testimonys from New-Jersey, 1681; John Smith’s Description of New England, 1616, with the map in the FIRST state, A True and Sincere Declaration of the Purpose and Ends of the Plantation begun in Virginia, 1610; Whitbourne’s Discourse and Discovery of New-Found-Land, 1623; and the Phillipps MS. Charter of the grant of Nova Scotia to Sir William Alexander, DATED WINDSOR, 1621 ALSO Dalrymple’s Serious Admonition on the intended thief-colony at Botany Bay, 1786; and Ten Rhyne’s Schediasma de promontorio Bonae Spei, 1686 ALSO First and early editions of works by Bassi, Belo, Burchiello, Cecco, Michelangelo, Nolfi, Petrarca, Sostenago di Zanobi and Trissino, and the Venice, 1483, edition of Guerino il Meschino; and of works by Alberti, Cellini, Palladio, Scamozzi, Serlio, Vasari, VIGNOLA and VITRUVIUS ALSO A number of early sale catalogues of books, pictures and works of art, and several large collections of rare broadsides formed and annotated by NARCISSUS LUTTRELL WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION BY MESSRS. SOTHEBY & CO... on Monday, the 16th October 1961 and the two following days (2 Volumes) Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Book History, Book Binding & Book Collecting; Auction Catalogues; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 013217.
-- Literary Cat Books -- Book number: 013217
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Keywords: BZDB273 SOTHEBY'S CATALOGUE LIBRARY DUMFRIES EARL BUTE 1961 RARE 2 VOLUMES Book History, Book Binding & Book Collecting; Auction Catalogues; CATALOGUE OF A PORTION OF THE VALUABLE LIBRARY FROM DUMFRIES HOUSE AYRSHIRE largely formed by John third Earl of
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STAMP, L. DUDLEY (EDITOR)
The Land of Britain. The Report of the Land Utilisation Survey of Britain. Vol. I Scotland (Highlands and West). Parts 1. Ayrshire 2. Moray and Nairn 3. Sutherland 4. Orkney 5. Zetland 6. Banffshire 7. Kirkcudbright 8. Wigtown 9-12 The Highlands 13. Buteshire
Published for the Survey by Geographical Publications, London, 1937-1944. First edition thus, Original Cloth. Very Good-/No dustjacket. 692 pages. With maps, tables & diagrams. With library stamps & labels. Spine, covers & corners slightly worn & slightly soiled. Spine somewhat faded. Slight scuffing to front cover Size: Quarto. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: British History & Topography; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 018234.
-- Literary Cat Books -- Book number: 018234
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.25 US$ 52.87 | JP¥ 5922]
Keywords: BZDB273 STAMP LAND BRITAIN REPORT LAND UTILISATION SURVEY VOLUME I SCOTLAND HIGHLANDS WEST 1937 1944 AYRSHIRE MORAY NAIRN SUTHERLAND ORKNEY ZETLAND BANFFSHIRE KIRKCUDBRIGHT WIGTOWN HIGHLANDS BUTESHIRE British History & Topography; The Land of Britain The
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STIRLING, JESSICA:
Shadows on the Shore;
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1993; 1st edition; Hardback; Nr fine/ Dj Nr fine;346pp; Navy covers with gilt tile on spine; Protected dust jacket has price clipped. " Set against a background of Ayrshire's bustling seaports and bleak farmlands in Napoleonic times, Shadows on the Shore is a compelling story if greed, superstition and ultimate revenge."
-- Wheen O' Books -- Book number: 10112
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.86 | JP¥ 1777]
Keywords: Historical fiction, Scotland, Ayrshire. 0-340-55370-7
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STODDART, JEAN F.
Barbieston - the Story of an Ayrshire Hamlet
Dalbeattie, Published By Author. 2005, 1st Edition. Ring Bound, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 112p illustrated Privately published by the author. Amazingy detailed account of this small collection of a few houses with especial details of houses, farms and families - especially the Marr family. Near fine and unmarked. See scans. Near Fine.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 007352
GBP 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 25 US$ 29.08 | JP¥ 3257]
Keywords: Ayr Ayrshire Ochiltree Stair Dalrymple Locl History Cloquhairnan Rosneath Marrr Family Paterson Family Wilson Family History Family History & Genealogy Ephemera
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STRAWTHORN JOHN & ANDREW KEN:
Discovering Ayrshire.
John Donald Publishers 1994 Paperback ISBN 0859761991 Reprint. Covers are creased. Top corner of front end paper cut off. Illustrated. 249 pages Wt 0.5 Kg Good
-- Mr Mac Books -- Book number: 16213
GBP 3.90 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 US$ 5.15 | JP¥ 577]
Keywords: Scottish Topography
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SWAIN, MARGARET
Ayrshire and Other Whitework
Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 1983, 1983. Paperback. 1st edn. PB. Stapled card covers. G+. Fair .
-- The Victoria Bookshop -- Book number: 19005
GBP 3.36 [Appr.: EURO 4 US$ 4.44 | JP¥ 497]
Keywords: Clothes Textiles Lacemaking Ayrshire Whitework 0852635893
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SWAIN, MARGARET
Ayrshire and Other Whitework
Aylesbury, Shire Publications. 1982, First Edition. (ISBN: 0852635893) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. For a generation or more, white on white embroidery, a symbol of purity and elegance, once so desirable, has been neglected by needlewoman and collector alike. The growing importance of antique costume, in the saleroom and among serious students, has aroused interest in the embroidered white accessories that were an indispensable part of the whole ensemble. This book gives a concise summary of the various types of white needlework likely to be encountered. It shows details of the techniques and gives a readable and authoritative account of such diverse types as Dresden work, tambourned muslin, Ayrshire embroidery, Mountmellick and Richelieu work, broderie anglaise, quilting and stringwork. A useful section shows how to identify machine embroidery and Indian whitework. Above all, it will be an inspiration to the modern needlewoman attracted by white on white embroidery. Some writing in pen. Fine.
-- Delectus Books -- Book number: 041006
GBP 9.99 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 13.2 | JP¥ 1479]
Keywords: Fashion Design Clothes Corsets Lingerie Sociology Social History Textiles Costume Sewing Lace Hosiery Tatting Arts and Crafts Needlecraft Ayrshire and Other Whitework Scotland Scottish 0852635893
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SWAN, ANNIE S. ( MRS BURNETT-SMITH):
The Guinea Stamp. A Tale of Modern Glasgow;
Edinburgh/London, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1892; 1st Edition; Good+/ No Dw; 384pp with attractive illustrations at the chapter headings; Decorated endpapers; Blue covers decorated on front & spine in gilt & burgandy; Corners bmpd, inside hinge cracked but firm, some edge wear.
-- Wheen O' Books -- Book number: 2639
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 US$ 9.25 | JP¥ 1036]
Keywords: Glasgow interest, Ayrshire interest, Scottish
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ANNE S SWAN
Meg Hamilton: an Ayrshire romance
Hodder & Stoughton. 1936, 5th edition. Hardcover, Book, Cover rather worn, rubbed and marked; pages tanned, initial pages and page edges spotted, tectblock is sound and tight. No wrapper. Fair/No Jacket.
-- Nigel Smith Books -- Book number: 14071311-156
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.29 | JP¥ 592]
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TOCHER, J.F.
Investigation into Milk Yield of Ayrshire Cows: A Statistical Analysis of The Records of The Scottish Milk Records Association for The Years 1911 and 1912.
The Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1919. First Edition, Disbound. Very Good. 50 pages, 12 tables, 4 diagrams. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not an offprint or a reprint. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Transactions of The Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland;
-- Cosmo Books -- Book number: 238101
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.86 | JP¥ 1777]
Keywords: BZDB395 Transactions of The Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland; Investigation into Milk Yield of Ayrshire Cows A Statistical Analysis of The Records of The Scottish Milk Records Association for The Years 1911 and 1912
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TRAIN, JOSEPH
Train's History of the Buchanites: A Religious Sect That Had Its Origin in Irvine.
Irvine, Charles Murchland. 1883, 1st Edition (as such). Half-Leather, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 170 page Victorian reprint of Joseph Train's "Buchanites from First to Last" from Irvine, Ayrshire in 1883. Titling as above with "Reprinted from Author's Edition" on title page. As original 1846 Edinburgh edition but no illustrations and a few notes omitted. An amazing historical narrative of a sect whose leader, Elspeth Buchan, convinced her followers that in death she would arise again, if they had faith. One follower kept her body in his attic for 49 years in anticipation - but was dissapointed . A true story of South-West Scotland. Tight, clean and unmarked in original dark plum cloth boards with gilt titling on leather spine. Spine titling reads Train's History of the Buchanites" .Bookplate of John Ofwald Mitchell on front pastedown - Mitchell authored a book on Burns (Burns and his Times 1897) and "Old Glasgow Essays 1905. The Buchanites were known to Burns - he wrote a dispariging letter concerning them in 1784. Some rubbing alongside spine but still VG. See scans. Very Good/No Jacket.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 006531
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 107 US$ 125.55 | JP¥ 14065]
Keywords: Ayr Ayrshire Dumfries Dumfries-shire Scotland Scottish Religion Cult Cults Necrophilia Irvine Crocketford Buchanite Irvine Buchanites Robert Burns Biography, Books & Book Collecting History Religion & Philosophy
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SHAPES FINE ART AUCTIONEERS & VALUERS
The Remaining Contents of Bardrochat House, Colmonell, Ayrshire and Other Properties: Auction, Saturday 5th March 2005
Edinburgh: Shapes Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers, 2005. First Edition. Paperback. Auction catalogue, 62 pages, illustrated.. Very Good .
-- Philip Emery -- Book number: 151316
GBP 13.37 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 US$ 17.67 | JP¥ 1979]
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VARIOUS
Miscellany of the Scottish History Society (Sixth Volume); Bagimond's Roll, Foundation-Charter of the Collegiate Church of Dunbar, Lauderdale Letters, Memories of Ayrshire
Scottish History Society. 1939. Cloth. Very Good.
-- Bookcase -- Book number: 36426
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 US$ 39.65 | JP¥ 4442]
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Chez Ladvocat, Libraire, Paris, 1825, 3rd edition. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, VG. [tp]+431pp, b/w frontis, 7 engraved plates, Ex Libris William Blair 24th Laird of Blair with his bookplate to the pastedown & smudged signature to the title, bound for Blair by Carss & Co Glasgow with their ticket to the pastedown with 'Blair' in gilt to the base of the spine. Lightly foxed throughout & with a marginal water stain to approx half of the text block which just reaches the letterpress on a few pages and affects 4 of the plates, leather a little rubbed but still an attractive copy. Hardback , no dustjacket.
¶ Third edition of Abel François Villemain's series of lectures on various literary authors including Montaigne, Montesquieu, Milton, Fenelon etc etc. Abel François Villemain [ 1790 - 1870 ] French author & politician who had a profound effect on his pupils at the Sorbonne with these essays. William Blair [ 1782 - 1841 ] 24th Laird & onetime MP for Ayrshire . Blair Castle in Ayrshire had been in the continual possession of the Blair familiy until the Estate was sold in 2011.
-- Eastleach Books -- Book number: 37797
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 73.25 US$ 85.91 | JP¥ 9623]
Keywords: literature, french literature, blair castle, ayrshire, scottish history, literary criticism
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WALKER, FRANCIS H.
Morning Musings: On Things New and Old in Scottish Life
Kilmarnock, The Standard Press. 1929, 1st Edition. Original Card Covers, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Uncommon production of 42p with photographic frontispiece of the Convalescent home Ochiltree. Chapters on the convanescent home,the music festival, modern transport etc. In original brown card cover with light browning of e.p.'s but generally VG without marks or signatures. Very Good/No Jacket.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 002972
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 US$ 21.15 | JP¥ 2369]
Keywords: Ayr Ayrshire Scotland Scottish Local History Girvan Dailly Ochiltree
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WILLIAMS , ALAN & DAVID PERCIVAL ( COMPILED BY ):
British Railways Locomotives and Other Motive Power
Ian Allan undated c1975 H/Back pictorial boards VG 240pp photos throughout 6 x 4 245g
¶ The book includes a British Railway Motive power survey, locomotive sheds and shed codes, BR Steam Locomotives, diesel locomotives and electric locomotives. There are some markings inside the book in the margins etc made by a previous owners
-- Stort Books -- Book number: 25797
GBP 3.95 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 US$ 5.22 | JP¥ 585]
Keywords: railways locomotives diesel hydraulic ayrshire yeomanry steam 0711006423
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WILSON, SIR JAMES
The Dialect of Robert Burns as Spoken in Central Ayrshire
London, U.K. Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford. 1923. hardcover. Used, No dust jacket. Hardcover. Very worn, sunned and grubby boards. Item is very shelf-worn, with much wear and tear and some paper loss to leading corners and spine ends. Spine is worn and creased, with a vertical abrasion across the middle. Large red mark, possibly left by ink, on back board. Page block grubby and foxed. Endpapers foxed. Pages sunned but clean. Musty smell. Text remains clear. AF. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket.
-- PsychoBabel Books -- Book number: 263959
GBP 23.46 [Appr.: EURO 26.5 US$ 31.01 | JP¥ 3473]
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WRIGHT, THOMAS.
The Dialect of Ayrshire. Read before the Society, 22nd Jan.1925.
Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, Session 1925 1926. 1925. First Edition, Disbound. Very Good Condition. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or an offprint. Quarto. 11 pages. A disbound article. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophical Society of Glasgow;
-- Cosmo Books -- Book number: 074752
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Keywords: BZDB395 Languages Scottish Dialects Ayrshire Speech Royal Philosophical Society Of Glasgow Philosophical Society of Glasgow; The Dialect of Ayrshire Read before the Society 22nd Jan1925
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