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  1. Aberdeen Farrier BILL of Joseph Milne, Horse Shoer and Farrier, to James Forbes, Carter, Aberdeen 1834-1837. In manuscript, listing work with month and day on one and a quarter sides of small folio sheet, receipted as paid in full 31st Oct. 1837. Mainly for horse shoes, 'dressing a Foot' etc... together with... Summons or Complaint, to William Westland, Farmer, Nigg, by the Heirs of Joseph Milne, to recover money due to them. 3p., folio, printed, with ms. inserts, with list of work done 1839-41, with prices, 1p. folio. 1834-7. £20.00

  2. Allom (T), artist INTERIOR OF ROSLYN CHAPEL steel engraving. Size 5" x 7", plus margins. c1850. £8.00
    Shows the heavily-decorated columns and arches, two small figures in the distance.


  3. Atholl (Duchess of) LETTER signed M. Atholl, dated Dunkeld(?), August 5th 1808. 1p., 4to, integral address panel on verso. Broken black wax seal, small piece torn from top left corner in blank area. Small hole between lines where seal broken. Letter addressed to Messrs. Collingridge & Co., coachmakers, enclosing instructions about a Phaeton the Duke has 'bespoke for his Friend'. Says he should take care 'that it is Strong, and all good, as the roughness of the Roads in this Country will try it severely'. 1808. £24.00

  4. Bacon's PLAN OF EDINBURGH Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Small tear at central fold neatly repaired on verso. c1885. £20.00
    With street index in margins.


  5. Bacon's PLAN OF GLASGOW Coloured plan Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 4" to 1 mile. c1885. £22.00
    With street index in margins.


  6. Barclay (Sculp.) EDINBURGH CASTLE in Midlothian. Copper engraving, size 5" x 7", plus margins. A few foxing spots at edge of paper. c1780. £8.00
    Buildings in foreground, view framed by trees.


  7. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD March 31st, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part folds on front page. 1860. £14.00
    Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, Provost's resignation etc.


  8. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD No. 1439. March 24th, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds. 1860. £14.00
    Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, properties to let, displenish sales etc.


  9. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD April 7, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part of one fold on front page. 1860. £10.00
    Many adverts for steamship and clipper sailings, with small vignettes of ships.


  10. Caerlaverock REGISTERED MORTIFICATION Doctor John Hutton, In favour of The Poor of the paroch of Carlaverock and others. 3pp., small folio, on blue paper, giving the complete text of the mortification of 1719... together with... A different printing of the same mortification, 2pp... together with... Memorandum of Information by the Trustees of Dr. John Hutton to the Commissioners appointed under the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act, 1882. 2pp., folio, setting out the objects of the Trust and describing the funds and the existing and previous Schools, with subjects taught. 3 items. 1883. £26.00
    John Hutton had made a considerable fortune as physician to 'their late Majesties William and Mary', and left £900 to the Elders of Carlaverock to pay a schoolmaster and educate and apprentice four local boys 'native born of honest parents'. He also (although this is not mentioned here) left a collection of books to the Presbytery of Dumfries, including the prayer book used by King Charles on the scaffold.


  11. Cellardyke, Fife ARTICLES OF ROUP of the East Subjects in Cellardyke lying in the Orfat Wynd consisting of a House and yard... Manuscript on 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, setting out conditions of sale, and with a signed agreement for the sale at the highest bid price of £34. 1803. £15.00
    The house was William Eadie's and the purchaser was Andrew Pratt, fisher in Cellardyke.


  12. Chalmers (D), Printer and Publisher ABERDEEN JOURNAL and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland. June 11, 1851. Very large broadsheet newspaper, 8p, folded. Attractive woodcut vignettes of ships etc. at head of adverts on front page. 1851. £15.00
    Much on Aberdeen Town Council Proceedings. Also includes two columns on 'Walks Through the Crystal Palace No. IV'.


  13. Chalmers (D), Pub. ABERDEEN JOURNAL and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland. Wednesday, December 30, 1829. Broadsheet style, 23" x 17", 4p, folded, some light water-staining, a couple of small splits at fold. Mast-head with coat of arms. 1829. £15.00
    Contains numerous local news and adverts, houses and farms to let, shares in ships for sale etc.


  14. Cleghorn, Lanark LETTER from J. Lockhart, Senr., Cleghorn, 29th April 1824. 3p., 4to, folds. Docket title 'W.E. Lockhart. April 1824'. Tipped down left hand edge onto blue paper. Correspondent not named. Refers to furnishings and decoration of the house, and some sketches done by a Mr. Newton, whose style he/she admires, for furnishing a room. Refers to positioning of mirrors, a marble shelf, excavating a recess etc.: 'I cannot relinquish the lowest mirror' although 'the other Ladies would like to have a Glimpse of their heads as well as their feet'. The glass was to be obtained for £45, 'the girandoles would look very brilliant'. 1824. £24.00
    The mansion, near Lanark, no longer exists. This letter is probably from the lady of the house.


  15. Crossmichael, near Castle Douglas MEMORANDUM: A LIST OF THE NAMES OF PERSONS WHO SUBSCRIB'D MONEY to the Militia Club of Crossmichael for the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven and the sum of every one's Subscription... Collected by Jas. Wilson Burnbrae. Manuscript on folio sheet listing 44 names with sum subscribed. Some slight wear along about half an inch, not affecting text. 1807. £34.00
    The Militia Act 1797 empowered the Lord Lieutenants of Scotand to raise militia regiments in each county and city under their juristiction.


  16. Dumfries ARTICLES OF ROUP of The Anchor Inn, Dumfries. 4p. folio, manuscript. The first page is a detailed description of the property, with names of adjoining occupiers etc. 1866. £12.00
    The auctioneer was to be David Creighton.


  17. Dumfries ARTICLES OF ROUP of all and whole Three Parks lying in the Burgh roads of Dumfries belonging to Thomas Goldie of Craigmuir to be Exposed to public roup... 28th January 1819... 3p, manuscript, small folio. Each page signed by Goldie in a shaky hand. 1819. £10.00

  18. Dumfries COGNITION for seven acres of land inclosed into two Parks lying in the Burrowroads of Drumfries in favour of Joseph Corrie Son and heir of umq. Joseph Corrie late Conjunct Town Clerk of Drumfries. Vellum, 24" x 17", ink faded... together with... SASINE for the same property, 1752. Similar document, with fine notary's mark of Archibold Malcolm. 1773. £25.00

  19. Dumfries SEISIN of all and haill ane acre of land called the Long Acre lying within the Burrow of Dumfries, In Favour of Joseph Corrie Town Clerk. Vellum, size 15" x 18", ink rather faded, with paragraph in Latin at the foot, note on verso that it has been entered in the Register of Seisins by Corrie's apprentice. 1739. £10.00

  20. Dunbar, Haddingtonshire REPORT ON THE BURGH OF DUNBAR. Folio, folding engraved plan coloured in outline, with a sheet of text printed on one side only. (1832) £22.00

  21. Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal PETITION of Robert Robb, Tenant in Gorgie, against Lord Bannatyne's Interlocutor Passing A Bill of Suspension for Union Canal Company. 10pp., 4to, sewn at margin J. & C. Muirhead, Printers, Edinburgh. 1821. £25.00
    'the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal Company... have of late been forming a Canal or inland navigation from Falkirk towards the vicinity of Edinburgh. In performing their operations they occupied a part of the lands of Meggetland, under lease to the petitioner...'


  22. Edinburgh DEFENCES for William Scott, Assistant Clerk to the Bills, in the Action at the Instance of John Smith, Writer to the Signet. 15pp., 4to, sewn at margin, vertical fold. James Clarke & Co., Printers, Old Stamp Office, 1825. £18.00
    'This is a case attended with no ordinary degree of cruelty and oppression..' A writer called William Scott was obliged to pay two thirds of his income as 'Clerk to the Bills' to Sir Robert Anstruther and Thomas Smith. Contains copies of the letters that passed between the parties.


  23. Edinburgh PERSPECTIVE VIEW of the Castle and City of Edinburgh, with the Towns of Leith, Burnt island & Kinghorn. Copper engraved view, taking in the whole of the city, with the castle on the left, hills of Fife in the distance, men with a horse in foreground. Size approx. 7" x 12", plus margins. Title below, and 'Engraved for The Modern Universal British Traveller' in smaller lettering in top margin. Small repaired edge tear at top margin. c1779. £22.00

  24. Edinburgh SEVEN BILLS of Robert Maitland, Rose Street, Edinburgh. All with printed headings. Maitland presumably ran a livery stable as they are all for hire of horses, horse and gig, etc. Five are oblong 8vo, two 4to. Folds.. together with... Two bills of George Hall, Hope St., Coach Hirer, Post Master, 1896, and one bill of Scott Croall & Sons, Job & Postmasters, 1898, all three 8vo, printed headings. Ten bills in all. 1847-50. £20.00

  25. Elgin DISPOSITION by the Hon. George Skene Duff of Milton Duff in favour of Archibald Inglis of The lands of the South College of Elgin, and others. 21p., small folio, sewn with pink tape at edge. Draft copy, with some amendments, and later lawyer's notes in the margins. The lands comprised the Manse of the sub-Dean of Moray, the Archdean's Manse, crofts called the Sub-Chanters, land in the east of Elgin late the Earl of Fife's 'all now enclosed between the walls of the College'. There is an abstract of deeds from 1690. Cover leaf with docket title torn. 1865. £20.00

  26. Glasgow area SIX NOTEBOOKS RECORDING THE WEATHER AND FARM EXPENSES 1828 - 1851. Four are size 8" x 5", one 6" x 4", marbled wraps, one 8" x 5" with marbled boards, calf spine. Comprises:- (i) Record of produce sold August 1818 - June 20 1823, including cheeses, 'John Allen a crock of butter...' 'to a woman at Pristgill'. 56p. (ii) Account of expenses 1823 - 1831. 42p. Recording sale of meal, potatoes, butter, to named people. (iii) 46p recording weather each day 1st Jan. 1828 to 30th April 1835. Mostly brief entries such as 'a hard frost', 'a good day', 'some rain' sometimes longer entries such as 'some frost a grate drouth', 'ice half inch thick', 'there was 2 perished in the water at New Mills', 'a good day we put in our hay', 'a havey flood a great dale of damage', 'a very fine day we planted potatoes', 'a good day we ended shearing on that day'. At the back are 36 pages listing general expenses 1828-1832. Includes 'shoemaker work', 'for wool carding', 'for snuff', 'for nails and turnip seed', 'expenses at Glasgow' 'for harvest work', 'for a coffin', 'for molls catching'. (iv) 53p weather record May 1835 - 1843, and at the back of the book 40p listing expenditure, 1835 - 1843. Includes tolls, tinsmith's work, doctor's expenses, for herring, for a map. (v) 15p. 1833-45. Sales of pork, cheese, meal etc. (vi) 42p recording daily weather 1843-1851. 'hard frost. From the 12 to the 22 there was no plowing'. At the other end of the book are 12p listing expenditure. 1818-1851. £300.00
    There are scant references to actual places, only Glasgow, Kilmarnock, 'Pristgill' (presumably Priestgill, Strathavon).


  27. Glasgow HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Sewing Machine, 60 vols. Valuable Books &c, At No. 4 Newhall Terrace, Greenhead, To be Sold by Warrant of the Sheriff, Monday 11th December... James Hamilton Auctioneer. Poster, size 11" x 9", heading in large letters. Lists over 20 items including American Clock, 3-light Gasalier etc. 1st December 1882. £16.00

  28. Glasgow OBLIGATION BOND of Major John Spens of Stonelaw and Robert Park Merchant in Glasgow to Margaret Austin daughter of Capt. Joseph Austin of Kilspindy. Large folio sheet, written on one side only, folds. Signed and witnessed. Docket title and later note of 1791 on verso. 1785. £22.00

  29. Gray (John), Publisher NORTH BRITISH ADVERTISER No. 1602. July 11, 1857. Broadsheet newspaper, containing advertising only. 4 very large pages. Folds. Some slight dustmarking in margin of first page. 1854. £9.00
    As well as numerous adverts. for local firms includes notices of Public Meetings, Situations Wanted, Situations Vacant, Property Sales, sailings to Australia etc.


  30. Gray (John), Publisher NORTH BRITISH ADVERTISER No. 1461. October 28, 1854. Broadsheet newspaper, 4 very large pages. Folds. Some slight discoloration at folds along 8". 1854. £14.00
    As well as numerous adverts. for local firms includes notices of Public Meetings, Situations Wanted, Situations Vacant, Auction Sales.


  31. Haddington REPORT ON THE BURGH OF HADDINGTON. Folio, engraved plan coloured in outline, with a sheet of text printed on one side only, couple of short tears to inner margin text leaf. c183-. £18.00

  32. Haugh of Orr, Kircudbright AGREEMENT between James Wilson and Mary Gibson for the upBringing of a Femail Child Born in March 1803. 19 lines on one side of small folio sheet, signed by Wilson, and with her mark by Mary Gibson, and two witnesses. Wilson had paid three pounds, and was to pay £2 yearly until the child was 10. Gibson was to provide everything necessary 'without Trubling the said James Wilson for anything but the above mentioned Sum'. Haugh of Orr Oct. 10th 1805. £17.00

  33. Hawick TWO AUCTION SALE CATALOGUES For Sale of Store Sheep, 23rd October, 1940, and for sale of 1350 Suckled Calves, Blue-Grey, Aberdeen Angus Cross, Galloway and Shorthorn, 22nd October, 1940. Each 4pp., tall 8vo, on thick paper, vertical fold. 1940. £8.00

  34. Hogg (Alexr.) A GENERAL VIEW of the City & Castle of Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland. Copper engraving, size 8" x 11", plus margins, decorative border. Shows view looking across the city towards Fife, figures in the foreground. Paper slightly darkened at edges, with some creases and edge tears in side margins... together with a similar engraving with two views, Montrose and Channery, which is slightly creased. Two items. 1784. £15.00
    Both engravings are from Hogg's 'The New British Traveller'.


  35. Isle of Whithorn ASSIGNATION of Janet Dounan of the Isle of Whithorn to her nephew Andrew Dounan relative to Bills or Promissory Notes granted to her by the Earl of Galloway. Large folio sheet, signed by Janet, folded. 1834. £12.00

  36. Jedburgh RECEIPT whereby James Scott, Writer in Jedburgh, confirms that he holds 'Writes' for the Lands of Swanshiell, and that he has made copies to send to Mr Elliott writer in Edinburgh. He says he will give other writings to Janet Grieve Heiress of Swanshill when she has settled her account. Manuscript, small folio. Signed by Scott and witnessed by James Oliver, Schoolmaster at Hobkirk(?), and another. 1747. £12.00

  37. Kilmarnock THREE BILLS of Robt. Grieve & Son, Portland St., Kilmarnock. With printed headings, oblong 8vo... together with two smaller bills, written on the same headed paper cut in half horizontally. All made out for 4 lbs of snuff. On verso is address of Saml. Wilson, Mercht., Clarebrawn. 1846-8. £14.00

  38. Kircudbright HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Printed letter dated 21st August 1854, from the Secretary, 1p, 4to, and on verso double page form to be filled in by farmer, with columns for acreage of crops, nos. of stock etc. 1854. £10.00

  39. Kirkudbright EXECUTION of Intimation and Hypothecation. Warrant of James Adam, Steward Officer of Kirkudbright, for sequestration of goods for non-payment of rent by Robert McQueen of Upper Clarebrand. 2p., small folio, with list of stock and value. Signed by Adams and witnesses. With declaration by McQueen that he consents to sale by public roup of his crop. Handwriting rather untidy... together with... James Lidderdale, Writer's bill for legal duties re. auction. 11 lines, sm. folio. 2 items. 1815. £18.00

  40. Maxwelltown DECRET John Kerr, Provost, James Spalding, John MacCraken and James Creighton Baillies of the Burgh of Dumfries... versus John Irving, Commissary and Steward Officer in Dumfries... Order that Irving 'flitt and remove himself, his wife... cottars, dependents goods and gear...' from the house 'at the head of the white sands of Dumfries belonging to Mary Cuthbertson now residing in New York in America'. 1p. 1821. £14.00

  41. Melrose PROSPECTUS of the Proposed Corn Exhange and Public Hall at Melrose. 1p., 4to, giving a list of the Provisional Committee and setting out the proposals, conjoint leaf with application form for Shares. On verso of the first page is a manuscript note of six subscriptions, including The Rt. Hon. Lord Polvarth with 40 Shares (£200). Folds. 29th January 1862. £18.00

  42. Menzies (J), Edinburgh, Publisher SOUVENIR OF THE NORTH Forty engravings on glazed cards. Each card size 5" x 3", one engraving on each card. Inserted into boards covered in red silk tartan, gilt, with purple card flaps, gilt on front board faded, silk split down edges of spine. The engraving is by J. Gellatly, from a variety of artists. c1850. £60.00
    Includes views of Edinburgh, Lock Katrine, Stirling, Falls of the Clyde, Loch Lomond, Taymouth Castle, Loch Ness, Dunkeld, Loch Leven, etc.


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  43. Moffat THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XVI N.E. (Hairmyres Hospital, Thorntonhall); VIII N.E. (Glengowan, part of Moffat), XI S.W (High Blantyre, Nerston). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Contours in red. Size 12" x 18". Provisional Edition. 1948. £18.00

  44. Moray DISPOSITION of a toft lying in the north end of the town of Garmouth, Alexander Marshall, Sailor in Garmouth, to Andrew James, for the yearly payment of six shillings Scots money. Two and a half pages, small folio, some browning of paper down central fold and at edges, and 2" split at fold. 1787. £18.00
    Names land and property adjoining the plot, and refers to 'Deliverance of earth and Stone of the foresaid Toft'.


  45. Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER March 27, 1838. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. Red tax stamp. 1834. £14.00
    Includes explosion at Stobs Powder Mill, near Edinburgh, fire in a distillery at Glasgow, whole column listing names on petition to Sir Thomas Buchan Hepburn asking him to stand for Parliament for Haddington, etc.


  46. Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER February 18, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. 1834. £14.00
    Contains 3 columns on Highland Society livestock competition.


  47. Ordnance Survey THE ANTONINE WALL 2 inch map. Folding map, illustration of Roman coin on wrap. 1969. £24.00

  48. Perth, Coupar Angus, Dundee ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 48. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 48 - Outline Series'. Railways inserted to 1910. £32.00

  49. Peterhead, Strichen, Ellen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 87. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 87 - Outline Series'. Revised 1910. £30.00

  50. Portobello ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Slightly less than half the map is sea area. Revision of 1931. £12.00
    Covers Seafield Hospital, Joppa, Buddington Mills, Eastfield.


  51. Portobello REPORT UPON THE BOROUGH OF PORTOBELLO 1p, with a Plan of the Town, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 6" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. Some minor off-setting on plan. c1832. £24.00

  52. Ramsay and Son, Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT May 30, 1833. Newspaper, 4pp. Folds. 1833. £10.00
    Contains adverts for auction sales, shipping news, notice of auction sale by Blackwoods of stock, copyright, copper plates of the 'murder in Leith etc.


  53. Ramsay (D), Printer & Publisher EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT May 30, 1833. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folds... with... edition of May 30, 1834. 2 items. Red tax stamps. 1833-34. £15.00
    Includes notice for auction sales of Island of Benbecula and part of South Uist, of the Stock and Copyright of Blackwood's 'The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia', sale of the Island of Gigha,


  54. Ramsay (G) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Two newspapers, February 14 and July 25, 1833. Broadsheet newspapers, each 4pp., folded. 1833. £18.00
    Includes report of the second reading of the abolition of slavery bill in the Commons, houses to let and for auction etc., list of subscribers to the Memorial to Sir Walter Scott with amounts, shipping news etc.


  55. Ramsay (G), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT July 2, 1846. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. 1846. £9.00

  56. Rosoman (Keith), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO INVERNESS-SHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing Braeriach in the Cairngorms, cairn from Culloden Moor, Flora Macdonald, capercaillie and black grouse, salmon flies, Cairngorm brooches, bagpipes, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Shell logo at bottom. c1960. £35.00

  57. Roxburghshire PLAN OF THE EXCAMB. BETWIXT THE LANDS OF LONGBURNSHIELS Shankend and Berryfell. 1816. Manuscript plan on paper in ink and colour. Size 22" x 27", scale 2 Chains to an Inch. Shows roads in yellow, Slitrig Water at the left edge, Long Burn, and seven areas of land shaded in different colours. Compass rose. Points marked with letters, and key detailing exchanges beneath title, with acreages - 'The March as now fixed is P, O and R and along the south black line between R & U.... Surface of paper dusty in places and creased, small repaired edge tear. A few small greyish spots on title. 1816. £65.00

  58. Russell (Alex), Publisher THE ELGIN COURANT and Morayshire Advertiser. October 11, 1850. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Dustmarking along 10" of two folds. 1850. £12.00
    Contains article on the 'Gigantic Workhouse' at Barnshill, Glasgow, celebrations for the Earl of Fife's birthday, etc.


  59. Saddlers and Harness Makers TWELVE BILLS all with printed headings, for Scottish firms. Comprises Dalkeith (2), Glasgow (1), Edinburgh (2), Aberdeen (1), Dumfries(1), Oban (1), Huntly (1), Wishaw (1), Kirkcudbright (1), Stranraer (1). Varying sizes from folio to 8vo, all compoeted with lists of work done. 1880-1920. £25.00

  60. Scottish Farmers' Club REPORT on the Accounts of the Acting Committee of the Chamber of Agriculture and Scottish Farmers Club, 14th November 1864 to 31st December 1865. 2p., folio, folds. 1865. £8.00
    The Club was instituted in November 1864.


  61. Scottish Fat Stock Club FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SHOW to be Held at Waverley Market, Edinburgh... 30th November and 1st December 1955. Official Catalogue, 96pp., 8vo., wraps. Note in biro on front wrap and a few on back wrap... together with... The Scotch Shorthorn At Home. Scottish Shorthorn Breeders' Association Handbook. 1952. 40pp., 8vo., wraps... together with... Dairy Shorthorn Booklet. No. 9. 1957. 32pp., 8vo. 3 items. 1952-57. £10.00

  62. Solway Fisheries NOTICE by Solway Fisheries Commissioners as to Mr Murray Stewart's Fishings. Sent to Russell & Nicholson (Solicitors). Contemporary copy, 1p, folio, manuscript. Orders the owner to appear at a special court at Kircudbright, for an enquiry into the fixed engines for taking salmon at Cally... together with... Copy letter from the solicitor to the Chairman at Register House, Edinburgh, describing the location of the three fishings in Fleet Bay. He says in the 1860's 'there was but one fixed engine... though for time immemorial before there have been constant fishing by stake and fixed nets all along Mr. Murray Stewart's lands on the Shores'... together with... Memorandum of Rentals on the Boughton estate including Cally Grass Parks, Tayland fishery, shooting let, 2p., folio. 1851. 3 items. 1878. £20.00

  63. Stirlingshire COPY CERTIFIED RENTAL of the Estate of William Murray Esq. of Touchadam & Pitlochie in the Parish of St. Ninians and the Shire of Stirling on 21st October 1772. Copy, made 1818. 6 double-page spreads, with columns for 'Possessions and Possessors', 'Money Rent', 'Meal', 'Total Rent' etc. Lists properties in the Barony of Touchanam, Cowie, Balquhidrock, and 'Old fues before 1691 disjoined...' etc. Manuscript, neatly written throughout, sewn at left edge. 1818. £35.00
    Attestation at the end refers to 'the process of Disjunction'.


  64. Stranraer ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 90. Popular Edition. Buff and red wraps with shield and crown. 1924. £9.00

  65. The Royal Highland Agricultural Society TRANSACTIONS. Sixth Series Vol 1. 1956. 295pp., 8vo. Numerous photographic illustrations of bulls, horses etc. Stiff wraps, some minor foxing spots on front wrap. 1956. £7.00
    Includes Premiums awarded by the Society for that year (Inverness).


  66. Uphall, Linlithgow EXTENSIVE SALE OF GROWING CROP Draught Horses, Farm Stocking, and Household Furniture, at Powflatts.... To be Sold by Public Roup.... The Crop consists of about 6 acres of Wheat, 10 do. Barley.... 3 Draught Horses, 2 Mares, 10 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 11" x 9". Traces of folds, small piece torn from margin, some repaired edge tears, some slight wear near central fold. 1841. £12.00

  67. Veitch (Printer and Publisher) THE DAILY COURANT March 17, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded.... together with another edition March 24, 1860, 4pp. 2 items. 1860. £14.00
    Includes detailed report of a farewell dinner given to Joseph Lister on his moving to Glasgow to become Professor of Surgery.


  68. Veitch (W), Printer and Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT November 29, 1860. Very large broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. Red tax stamp, folds. Some slight dustmarking on first page at folds. 1860. £8.00
    Details of application for various railway bills, dangerous tenement at Fishmarket close, etc.


  69. Veitch (W), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT October 31st, 1865. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds. 1865. £10.00
    Includes report on 'Desperate Encounter with a Fallow Buck', fishermen drowned in Dornock Firth, etc.


  70. Veitch (W), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT November 19th, 1866. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds. 1866. £12.00
    Contains advert for Aitchison's Celebrated Fifty-Shilling Watch, very detailed four-column report on the Parliamentary Reform demonstration at Edinburgh.


  71. Veitch (William), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT December 13, 1865. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds. 1865. £10.00
    Includes 4 columns on the opening of the Glasgow Industrial Exhibition.


  72. Wescombe (C), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT June 12, 1868. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Folds... together with.... edition of June 19 1868. 2 items. 1868. £15.00
    Includes column on 'the great game of Central Asia', appointment of Mr Calderwood to chair of Moral Philosphy, etc.


  73. Westdrums, Angus WESTDRUMS HERD OF SCOTCH SHORTHORNS Booklet giving details of each one of the herd. Size 5" x 7", grained paper wraps with embossed gold title and head of bull. 5 photographic plates, map. Pedigrees printed in red and black, one per page. 60pp. n.d. c1957. £25.00

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