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Falkirk's Yesterdays
1 Falkirk's Yesterdays
Stirling, Scotland Falkirk District Council Department of Libraries and Museums 1983 0906586321 / 9780906586327 Softcover Very Good 
Some edgewear to dark blue card covers ; A tight solid book, stapled wraps, representation of an old (probably c. late 1890s) double page map in centre. ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; X X ; 59 pages; The council has chosen photos from various periods and sources with either accurate or approximate date. Falkirk, established in 1723 has a rich history in an area known for its agricultural trades and eventually mining, early 1800s. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Jacobite Rising of 1715, Baynes, John
2 Baynes, John Jacobite Rising of 1715
London Cassell & Company 1970 0304935654 / 9780304935659 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, gift inscription and sticker shadow on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.27 X 5.83 X 1.26 inches; 246 pages; A history of the Scottish rebellion of the early 18th Century. 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Roman Scotland, Breeze, David J.
3 Breeze, David J. Roman Scotland
London Batsford Ltd 1996 071347890X / 9780713478907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Historic Scotland; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.61 X 7.32 X 0.39 inches; 128 pages; "The Romans tried to conquer Scotland three times 2000 years ago. These forays have left their mark, which can still be seen in the form of earthworks - the remains of forts and frontiers constructed by the army. This study shows the effect of these periods of occupation on Scotland and its people." 
Price: 19.95 CDN
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Adventurers and Exiles  The Great Scottish Exodus, Harper, Marjory
4 Harper, Marjory Adventurers and Exiles The Great Scottish Exodus
London Profile Books Ltd 2003 1861973047 / 9781861973047 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Slight shelf wear, page edges have some toning top and bottom near spine. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.21 X 6.06 X 1.65 inches; 422 pages; "'The Scots have always been a restless people', says leading Scottish historian Marjory Harper 'but in the nineteenth century their restlessness exploded into a sustained surge of emigration that carried Scotland almost to the top of a European league table of emigrant exporting countries.' This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of that 'Great Exodus'. In many ways it challenges the popular belief that the Scottish Diaspora were reluctant exiles. There were indeed those who went unwillingly through clearance, kidnapping or banishment. Orphans, and (frequently against their parents' wishes) children of destitute parents were exported into domestic service by well-meaning institutions. But there were also adventurers, many with fortunes to invest, who went full of hope - and many who left as a response to famine or destitution did so willingly, in the belief that they would improve their lot. There were temporary emigrants too, off for a season's railroad building or a stretch in the East India Company. ow were these people recruited? Where did they embark from, what was the voyage out like? Where did they go? And what happened when they got there? From the Highlands, Lowlands and islands to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Ceylon and India, Harper brings alive the experience of the Scottish emigrant. Drawing and quoting from a vast range of contemporary letters, diaries, newspapers and magazines (some examples are attached), this rich, immensely detailed and hugely rewarding book tells the stories of emigrants from diverse backgrounds as well as looking at the wider context of restless mobility that has taken Scots to England and Europe from the middle ages on." 
Price: 18.95 CDN
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Scotland Farewell  The People of the Hector, MacKay, Donald
5 MacKay, Donald Scotland Farewell The People of the Hector
Edinburgh Paul Harris Publishing 1980 0862280168 / 9780862280161 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows some shelf wear, light chipping, back flap creased. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 229 pages; "This is the story of the Highland Scots who sailed to Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1773. These intrepid emigrants went for many reasons: the famine of the previous spring, pressures of population growth, intolerable rent increases, trouble with the law, and the raw hunger of landless men to own land of their own as well as the disbanding of the clans after the the Highlanders defeat at the hands of the British at Culloden in 1746. Upon arrival at Pictou they found they had been deceived. The promise of prime farming land turned out to be virgin forest. Only the kindness of the Mi'kmaq and the few New Englanders already settled there enabled them to survive until they learned how to exploit the forests and clear land for themselves. But survive they did, and their prosperity encouraged shiploads of emigrants, many fellow clansmen, to join them, making north eastern Nova Scotia a true New Scotland." 
Price: 17.95 CDN
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Glencoe, Prebble, John
6 Prebble, John Glencoe
London Secker and Warburg 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Cloth boards show light shelf wear, price clipped DJ is creased, torn and chipped with approx. 1/2" square piece missing from DJ top foredge. A crease in bottom fore corner of first 65 pages. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; "Early on the morning of 13 February 1692, in the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution and the Jacobite uprising of 1689 led by John Graham of Claverhouse, a massacre took place in Glen Coe, in the Highlands of Scotland. This incident is referred to as the massacre of Glencoe, or in Scottish Gaelic Mort Ghlinne Comhann, or murder of Glen Coe. The massacre began simultaneously in three settlements along the glen—Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon—although the killing took place all over the glen as fleeing MacDonalds were pursued. Thirty-eight MacDonalds from the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by the guests who had accepted their hospitality, on the grounds that the MacDonalds had not been prompt in pledging allegiance to the new monarchs, William and Mary. Another forty women and children died of exposure after their homes were burned." (Wikipedia) 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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District Tartans, Teall, Gordon &  Philip Smith
7 Teall, Gordon & Philip Smith District Tartans
London Shepheard-Walwyn 1992 0856830852 / 9780856830853 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Only slight wear ; Glossy illustrated paper covered boards. Errata sheet included. A bright, solid book ; Colour Plates; 7.80 X 5.28 X 0.87 inches; 262 pages; "District tartans have a longer pedigree than clan tartans but, although probably better supported from documented sources than clan tartans, they have received less attention over the past two centuries. This work outlines the history of district tartans, with details of 56 from Scotland - linked by name with an area, region, city or town - and over 50 from other countries, illustrated in colour with notes on origin and design. The book answers many questions about tartan etiquette, describes the function of the Lyon Court and the role of the Scottish Tartans Society." 
Price: 21.50 CDN
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