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Auction of The
Malcolm Cant
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Monday 7 September 2015

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        1     A Civic Survey & Plan for the City & Royal Burgh of Edinburgh, prepared for the Town
              Council by Patrick Abercrombie and Derek Plumstead
, Oliver & Boyd, 1949.         (1)          20.
        2     A Graphic and Historical Description of the City of Edinburgh vols. I-II (second title Views
              in Edinburgh and its Vicinity; Drawn and Engraved by J. & H.S. Storer
, 1820, rebound,
              including numerous plates.   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 (2)          75.
        3     A History of
Edinburgh by Hugo Arnot, Creech, Edinburgh 1779. Some general discolour-
              ation of pages (partly from print, partly ageing and toning) but sound overall. Includes front-
              ispiece, folding maps at p.232, p.570, and loose plate of Regalia. Partly rebound.           (1)      £100.
        4     A
Mid-Lothian Village, Notes on the Village and Parish of Corstorphine by G. Upton
              Selway, Edinburgh 1890. Some splitting of binding.   ..                 ..                 (1)          10.
        5     A New Guide to
Edinburgh 3rd edition, published by Anderson, Black, and Hunter, Edin-
              burgh 1830.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          15.
        6     A Reason for Inveresk by Jane E.M. Burnet, Inveresk 1999.       ..                 ..             (1)          10.
        7     A Regional Survey and Plan for Central and South-East Scotland by Sir Frank C. Mears,
              Central and South-East Scotland Regional Planning Advisory Committee, 1948.            (1)          15.
        8     A Topographical Dictionary of
Scotland by Samuel Lewis, in two volumes, plus supplem-
              entary volume of maps,
London, 1846.   ..                 ..                 ..                 (3)      £200.
        9     An Account of the Game of Curling with Songs for the Canon-Mills Curling Club, reprinted
              (250 copies) from original works of 1811 and 1792. Flimsy cover breaking.    (1)          30.
      10     An Account of the History and Antiquities of
St. Leonard’s, Edinburgh, Its Chapel and
              Hospital
by George Forrest, Edinburgh 1865. Spine worn.          ..                 ..             (1)          15.
      11     An Historical Sketch of the Municipal Constitution of the City of
Edinburgh, published
              Anderson, Hunter, Speare, Edinburgh 1826. Covers loose/detached.              ..             (1)          20.
      12     An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of the City of
Edinburgh with the
              Thirteenth Report of the Commission
, Royal Commission on the Ancient Monuments of
             
Scotland, HMSO 1951.      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      13     A similar volume.                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      14     Annals of Duddingston and Portobello by William Baird,
Edinburgh 1898.   (1)          20.
      15     Ballads of the Bench and Bar, or Idle Lays of the Parliament House, privately printed 1882.
              No.209 of 305 copies.        ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          30.
      16     Biographical Annals of The Parish of Colinton by Thomas Murray,
Edinburgh 1893. (1)          20.
      17     Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen vols. I-VI, edited by Robert Chambers,
              revised by Rev. Thomas Thomson, Blackie 1874-75.                   ..                 ..             (6)          20.
      18     Caroline Park House and Roystoun Castle by David Fraser Harris, privately published
              1896. Original binding with some fading, some pages shaken.                          ..             (1)          10.
      19     Catalogue of Stock,
Edinburgh Show, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th July 1899 published by Blackwood
              1899.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      20     City of
Edinburgh; The Royal Mile; Report by City Architect, 1945. Small 19-page report
              only, but with five fold-out plans. Some loose pages.  ..                 ..                 (1)          10.
      21     Craigmillar and its Environs by Tom Speedy, George Lewis, Selkirk, 1892. Also Guide to
              Craigmillar and its Environs
by Tom Speedy, George Lews, Selkirk, 1894. (2)          15.
      22     Edinburgh and its Neighbourhood in the Days of Our Grandfathers by James Gowans,
             
London 1886. Binding split. ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 (1)          20.
      23     Edinburgh and the Lothians at the Opening of the Twentieth Century by A.Eddington (inc-
              udes Contemporary Biographies ed. W.T. Pike). Some splitting.                   ..             (1)          20.
      24    
Edinburgh Castle Visitor Reception Feasibility Study 1986.     ..                 ..             (1)          15.
      25     Edinburgh Past and Present its Associationa and Surroundings by various authors, Ballin-
              gall,
Edinburgh 1877. Original green cloth binding, some sections shaken.        (1)          40.
      26    
Edinburgh 1329-1929 published for Town Council, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1929. (1) 30.
      27     Elogiorum Sepulchralium Edinensium Delectus: Monumental Inscriptions Selected from
              Burial-Grounds at
Edinburgh by Andrew Duncan, Edinburgh 1815. Binding partly split. (1)       15.
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      28     Excursions Illustrative of the Geology and Natural History of the Environs of Edinburgh
              byWilliam Rhind,
Edinburgh & London 1833. Small volume, partly shaken.     (1)          10.
      29     Forestry and Forest Products; Prize Essays of the Edinburgh International Forestry Exhi-
              bition 1884
edited by John Rattray and Hugh R. Mill, Edinburgh 1885.           ..             (1)          20.
      30     Historic Edinburgh, Canongate & Leith; The Archaeological Implications of Development,
              by Stevenson, Simpson, and Holmes, Scottish Burgh Survey 1981.                 ..             (1)          10.
      31     Historic Stones and Stories of Bygone
Edinburgh by Mrs. J. Stewart Smith, 1924.     (1)          15.
      32     History of the Chapel Royal of
Scotland, with the Register of the Chapel Royal of Stirling by
              Rev. Charles Rogers, Grampian Club, Edinburgh 1882.                ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      33     History of the Queen’s City of
Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade by William Stephen,
             
Edinburgh 1881.                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          15.
      34     A similar volume.                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          15.
      35     History of the
University of Edinburgh from 1580 to 1646 by Thomas Craufurd, Edinburgh
              1808.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      36     Holyrood its Palace and its Abbey, an Historical Appreciation by William Moir Bryce,
              Schulze, Edinburgh (undated). Ex-library.                  ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
                                                                                               37    John Thomson of Duddingston,
                                                                                               Landscape Painter
by Robert W. Napier,
                                                                                               Oliver & Boyd 1919. Marked as being
                                                                                               No. 13 of an edition of fifty (printed on
                                                                                               laid paper and with tissue at plates). (1)        20.
                                                                                               38    A similar volume, but the standard
                                                                                               unnumbered edition on ordinary wove
                                                                                               paper.         ..                 ..             (1)          15.
                                                                                               39    John Thomson of Duddingston,
                                                                                               Pastor and Painter
by William Boyd, 2nd
                                                                                               edition 1907.                  ..             (1)          10.

                                                                                               40    Kays Original Portraits (A Series of
                                                                                               Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings
                                                                                               by the late John Kay
) in two volumes,
                                                                                               Black, Edinburgh 1877. Quarter morocco.
                                                                                               Appears to be complete and in generally
                                                                                               fine condition though some bits of toning
                                                                                               in places.     ..                 ..             (2)      £300.

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      41     Lauriston Castle, The Estate and its Owners by John Fairley, 1925.            ..             (1)          15.
      42     Leith and its Antiquities in two volumes, by James Campbell Irons, printed by Morrison
              and Gibb, Edinburgh 1897. Some general wear and faults, but nothing too bad.              (2)          50.
      43     Liberton in Ancient and Modern Times by George Good,
Edinburgh 1893.  (1)          10.
      44     Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. vols. I-X by J.G. Lockhart, Cadell, Edinburgh 1848.   (10)          15.
      45     Lord Jeffrey and Craigcrook, A History of the Castle by James Taylor,
Edinburgh 1892.
              Markes as No.6 of 150 copies printed. Various faults.                  ..                 ..             (1)          30.
      46     Marchmont and the Humes of Polwarth by “One of their Descendants” (Margaret Warren-
              der), Blackwood,
Edinburgh and London 1894.        ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      47     McDowall’s New Guide in
Edinburgh with a Plan of the City published by McDowall,
              Edinburgh undated (1831 ?).                  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          30.
      48     Memorial Catalogue of the French and Dutch Loan Collection,
Edinburgh International
              Exhibition 1886
, published by David Douglas, Edinburgh 1888.  ..                 (1)          75.
      49     Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time vols.I-II by Sir Daniel Wilson, 2nd edition,
              Adam & Charles Black 1891. Rebound.                   ..                 ..                 ..             (2)          50.
      50     Monumental Inscriptions in St. Cuthbert’s Churchyard, Edinburgh by John Smith, ed. Sir
              James Balfour Paul, Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1902.     ..                 (1)          10.
      51     Notes of the Early History of the
Royal Scottish Academy. Second Edition. by George
              Harvey, Edinburgh 1873.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          15.
      52     Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant, in three volumes. Cassell (1883 ?). Some faults
              on bindings.      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (3)      £100.
      53     Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant, in three volumes. Cassell (1883 ?). Tastefully
              rebound. Some toning in places throughout.               ..                 ..                 ..             (3)      £100.
      54     Old Houses in Edinburgh drawn by Bruce J. Home, published by William J. Hay at John
              Knox’s House, Edinburgh, c.1909.        ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          40.
      55     Ordnance Gazetteer of
Scotland, New Edition vols. I-VI edited by Francis H Groome,
              published William Mackenzie, undated, based on 1891 census.     ..                 (6)          40.
      56     Papers Relative to The Regalia of
Scotland by William Bell, Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh.
              1829, includes four folding plates.           ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          40.
      57     Portraits in the Hall of the Parliament House in
Edinburgh by Grainger Stewart, Edinburgh
              1907.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          15.
      58     Quasi Cursores: Portraits of the High Officers and Professors of the University of Edin-
              burgh at its Tercentenary Festival, Drawn and Etched by William Hole
, University Press,
              Edinburgh 1884. No.6 of 100 folio copies. Spine damaged.          ..                 ..             (1)          50.
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      59     Records of the Tercentenary Festival of the University of Edinburgh Celebrated in April
              1884
, published Blackwood 1885. No.45 of 150 copies for public sale. Split spine.       (1)          10.
      60     Register of Interments in the Greyfriars Burying-Ground,
Edinburgh, ed. Henry Paton,
              Scottish Record Society,
Edinburgh 1902.                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          20.
      61     Report Concerning the Different Lines Surveyed by Messrs. John Ainslie & Robert Whit-
              worth Jun. for A Canal Proposed to be Made Between the Cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow
,
              by John Rennie, 1797. Modern binding. ..                 ..                 ..                 (1)      £100.
      62     Report on the proposed
Edinburgh and Union Canal by Hugh Baird, Glasgow 1813,
              includes three maps. Modern binding.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)      £100.
      63    
Royal Scottish Academy edited by Charles Holme, published by “The Studio” 1907.    (1)          10.
      64     Saint Cecilia’s Hall in the Niddry Wynd by David Fraser Harris, 1899. ..     ..             (1)          10.
      65     Scottish Men of Letters in the Eighteenth Century by Henry Grey Graham, 1901...   (1)          10.
      66     Siege of the
Castle of Edinburgh M.DC.LXXXIX, by Robert Bell, Bannatyne Club, Edin-
              burgh 1828.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          40.
      67     Sketch of the History of the High Constables of
Edinburgh by James Marwick, Edinburgh,
              printed for private circulation, 1865. Rebound.          ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      68     Souvenir of The Opening of the North British Station Hotel
Edinburgh 15th October 1902
              by John Geddie. Also 1991 edition of the same (with new chapter).                 ..             (2)          15.
      69     Statement by the Committee of the Inhabitants of The City of Edinburgh, Appointed at the
              general Meeting of the Inhabitants, Held on 2D December 1817, upon the Subject of the
              North Bridge Buildings
, Edinburgh 1818. Modern binding.         ..                 ..             (1)          20.
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      70     Stones and Curiosities of Edinburgh and Neighbourhood by George A. Fothergill, John Orr,
              Edinburgh 1910. Rebound.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 (1)          30.
      71     The Annals of Penicuik, Being a History of the
Paris and of the Village by John J. Wilson,
             
Edinburgh 1891.                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      72     The Annals of the
Edinburgh Stage with an Account of the Rise and Progress of Dramatic
              Writing in
Scotland by James C. Dibdin, Edinburgh 1888. Rebound.             ..             (1)          20.
      73     The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland vols. I-IV bound in two volumes,
              by R.W. Billings, published Saunders, Foulis, 1908-9. Various foxing.             ..             (2)          50.
      74     The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland vols. I-IV, by R.W. Billings, 1981
              reprint of 1852 edition (Towie Barclay Castle, Aberdeenshire).     ..                 (4)          40.
      75     The Bass Rock: Its Civil and Ecclesiastical History, Geology, Martyrology, Zoology and
              Botany
by Thomas McCrie and others, WP Kennedy Edinburgh 1847 (modern binding);
              also Emeralds Chased in Gold; or, The
Islands of the Forth: Their Story, Ancient and
              Modern
by John Dickson, Edinburgh 1899.              ..                 ..                 ..             (2)          30.
      76     The Book of the Trotters Club, 1901, and volume two of the same, 1909.     ..             (2)          20.
      77     The Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland vols. I-V by McGibbon and Ross,
              Mercat Press 1977 reprint of 1887 edition.               ..                 ..                 ..             (5)          75.
      78     The Castles of the Lothians by J. Munro Bell, containing 16 etchings and 26 other illustrat-
              ions.
Edinburgh, printed for the author, 1893.Cover and endpapers heavily discoloured but
              fine within.        ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)      £100.
      79     The Centenary Edition of Wilhelm Westhofen’s The
Forth Bridge, Moubray House Pub-
              lishing,
Edinburgh 1989, with slipcase.    ..                 ..                 ..                 (1)          20.
      80     The Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone of the New North Bridge Edinburgh 25th
              May 1896
, published by Town Council 1896, rebound.                ..                 ..             (1)          20.
      81     The Convent of Saint Catherine of Sienna near
Edinburgh by George Seton, Edinburgh
              (printed for private circulation) 1871.      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      82     The Early Days of the Royall Colledge of Phisitians, Edinburgh by Robert Peel Ritchie,
              Johnston, Edinburgh 1899. Some faults. ..                 ..                 ..                 (1)          30.
      83     The Early Maps of
Scotland, by a Committee of the RSGS, 2nd edn., Edinburgh 1936. (1)          10.
      84     The
Edinburgh and District Water Supply, A Historical Sketch by James Colston, Edinburgh
              (printed for private circulation) 1890. Rebound.         ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          20.
      85     The
Edinburgh Aquarium and its Contents, Edinburgh 1878. Small publication, probably
              originally limp, in modern hard cover.                         ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      86     The Edinburgh Tales vols. I-
III by Mrs Johnstone, Tait (Edinburgh) etc., 1845-46.      (3)          20.
      87     The Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions in Greyfriars Churchyard collected by James
              Brown, Edinburgh 1867. Binding partly split, some toning etc.       ..                 (1)          30.
      88     The
Forth Road Bridge published by The Forth Road Bridge Joint Board and presented to
              official guests at the opening, 1964.        ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
      89     The Geographical Distribution of Material Wealth by Alexander Keith Johnston, bound
              with Historical Notes Regarding the Merchant Company of Edinburgh, private press of
              Peter Lawson & Son, Edinburgh 1862. ..                 ..                 ..                 (1)          20.
      90     Ye Gilty Goddess, a doleful ditty by “one of the Committee” published by Constable, Edin-
              burgh 1886 in connection with the Edinburgh International Exhibition.               ..             (1)          30.
      91     The Grange of St. Giles, The Bass: and the other Baronial Homes of the Dick-Lauder
              Family
by Mrs. J. Stewart Smith,
Edinburgh 1898.   ..                 ..                 (1)          15.
      92     The Hermit in
Edinburgh; or Sketches of Manners and Real Characters and Scenes in the
              Drama of Life
in three small volumes, London 1824.                   ..                 ..             (3)          30.
      93     The History of
Edinburgh, From Earliest Accounts to the Present Time by Alexander
              Kincaid, 1787. Includes both maps. Rebound.           ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          50.


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      94     The History of Edinburgh, from its Foundation to the Present Time by William Maitland,
              printed for the author, Edinburgh 1753. Includes folding map, folding plate, and other
              plates. No serious faults but spine partly split.            ..                 ..                 ..             (1)      £200.
      95     The History of
Leith from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Period by Alex Campbell,
             
Leith 1827.      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          40.
      96     The History of the Abbey, Palace, and Chapel-Royal of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh 1819.
               Rebound.         ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          20.
      97     A similar volume, 2nd edition 1821, some faults.         ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          15.
      98     The History of the Speculative Society 1764-1904, Constable,
Edinburgh 1905.         (1)          20.
      99     The Holyrood Press 1686-1688 by William Cowan, privately printed, Edinburgh 1904.
              Noted as “No.9 of fifteen copies reprinted by permission….”       ..                 ..             (1)          15.
    100     The Home Country of R.L. Stevenson, being the Valley of the Water of Leith from Source to
              Sea
by John Geddie, illustrated by Joseph Brown, W.H. White 1898.             ..             (1)          10.
    101     The Lord Provosts of
Edinburgh 1296 to 1932 by Sir Thomas B. Whitson, University Press,
              Edinburgh 1932.                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          15.
    102     The Laws of the Astronomical Institution of
Edinburgh 1829. Pamphlet style.           (1)          10.
    103     The McEwan Hall, The Students’ Representative Council, 1897. ..                 (1)          10.
    104     The Modern
Athens: A Dissection and Demonstration of Men and Things in The Scotch
              Capital
by “A Modern Greek” (Robert Mudie), London 1825. Ink on title page, other marks
              etc.                  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          30.
    105     The Municipal Buildings of
Edinburgh by Robert Miller, Edinburgh Town Council
              1895.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          40.
    106     The National Monument to be completed for The Scottish National Gallery on the model of
              The Parthenon at
Athens by William Mitchell, Black, London 1907, with numerous plates
              and plans. Rebound (inc. woven silk Edinburgh Parthenon bookmark).         ..             (1)          20.
    107     The New Picture of
Edinburgh, being An accurate Guide to the City & Environs published
              by William Hunter,
Edinburgh (approx. 1830 ?)         ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
    108     The Rise and Progress of the Company of Merchants of the City of
Edinburgh 1681-1902
              by Alexander Heron,
Edinburgh 1903. Some tone spots throughout.                ..             (1)          15.
    109     The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments & Constructions of
Scotland.
              Tenth Report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the counties of
Midlothian
              and
West Lothian. Published by HMSO, Edinburgh, 1929          ..                 ..             (1)          30.
    110     The Scotsman’s Library; being a Collection of Anecdotes and Facts Illustrative of Scotland
              and Scotsmen
by James Mitchell. Anderson, Edinburgh etc., 1825. Rebound. (1)          30.
    111     The Scots Worthies by John Howie of Lochgoin, revised by James Howies, published by
              MacGregor Polson, Glasgow 1844. Some faults.       ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          15.
    112     The Scots Worthies: Their Lives and Testimonies edited by J.A. Wylie, published by William
              MacKenzie, not dated. Some faults.       ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          20.
    113     The Sculptured Stones of
Leith with Historical and Antiquarian Notices by D.H. Robertson,
              published Reid,
Leith 1851. Mixed toning.                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          40.
    114     The Scottish Nation; or, the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical
              History of the People of
Scotland volumes I-III by William Anderson, 1863.               (3)          30.
    115     The Society of Writers to His Majesty’s Signet, with a List of the Members, etc., printed for
              the Society,
Edinburgh 1936.                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          20.
    116     The Statistical Account of Edinburghshire, Blackwood, Edinburgh 1865.    ..             (1)          30.
    117     The Story of
Edinburgh Castle by Louis Weirter, Harrap, London 1913.      ..             (1)          15.
    118     The Thistle Chapel within St Giles’ Cathedral Edinburgh published by the Order of the
              Thistle 2009.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          10.
    119     The Topographical, Statistical and Historical Gazetteer of
Scotland vols. I-II, no author,
              published Fullarton 1842.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (2)          40.
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    120     The Traveller’s Companion through the City of Edinburgh and Suburbs published by Alex-
              ander Kincaid, Edinburgh 1794. Includes two fold-out maps and thirteen other plates (i.e.
              complete according to Contents).           ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          75.
    121     The Trial, by Impeachment, of Henry Lord Viscount Melville, for High Crimes and Misdem-
              eanors, before The House of Peers
, 1806. Rebound, some rough page edges.             (1)          20.
    122     Thomas Begbie’s Edinburgh, A Mid-Victorian Portrait introduced by David Patterson and
              Joe Rock, John Donald, 1992.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          20.
    123    
Trinity College and Trinity Hospital, A Historical Sketch by James Colston, in two volumes.
              Published by Town Council, 1896-7 (edition of 400 copies).        ..                 ..             (2)          40.
    124     Walks in
Edinburgh by Robert Chambers, Edinburgh 1825 (rebound but mature); also Walks
              in Edinburgh
by Margaret Warrender, David Douglas, Edinburgh 1895.        ..             (2)          15.
    125     Yerbury A Photographic Collection 1850-1993 by Trevor Yerbury and Malcolm Cant.
              Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1993.              ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          20.
    126     A similar volume.                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (1)          20.

           GENERAL BOOK LOTS
    127     Carton of attractive (mainly leather) bindings e.g. Chamber’s Miscellany (10 vols.),
              Waverley Novels (4 vols.), Library of English Literature (5 vols.), etc.        ..           (28)          40.
    128     The International Library of Famous Literature ed. Dr. Richard Garnett, volumes I-XX,
              The Standard,
London 1899. Attractive leather bindings.              ..                 ..           (20)          20.
    129     The Imperial Dictionary vols.I-
III, edited John Ogilvie 1856, and The Imperial Lexicon of
              the English Language
vols.I-II, by John Boag (undated).            ..                 ..             (5)          10.
    130     Miscellaneous box of fact and fiction.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (17)          10.
    131     Autobiography and Biography; books of wider British interest inc. Churchill, MacMillan,
              Lord Denning, etc.              ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (26)          40.
    132     Proverbs; mostly Scottish inc. Hislop, Cheviot, etc.  ..                 ..                 (5)          10.
    133     Scottish; small box of older books of general Scottish interest.                        (14)        30.


           GENERAL BOOKS ABOUT SCOTLAND
    134     Big box of varied books, many modern, mixed Scottish topics.     ..                 (30)        40.
    135     A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans vols.I-IV by James Browne,
              Fullarton,
Edinburgh & London 1860. Includes most but not all plates.             ..             (4)          40.
    136     The Fortified House in Scotland vols.I-V by Nigel Tranter, Mercat Press 1986.          (5)          15.
    137     Borders and Lothians; box of mixed interest.          ..                 ..                 ..           (16)          20.
    138    
Dumfries and Galloway; The History of Galloway from the Earliest Period to the Present
              Time
in two volumes, published by Nicholson, Kirkcudbright 1841. Also five other books
              on the area comprising The Visitor’s Guide to Wigtownshire 1877, Rambles in Galloway
              1896, Maxwell’s Guide Book to the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright 1902, The Wigtown Martyrs
              1869, and History of the Burgh of Dumfries 1906.                    ..                 ..             (7)          50.
    139     --; books/booklets on buildings of, industrial archaeology, etc.      ..                 (14)        15.
    140     Fife; Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Men of Fife by M.F. Conolly 1866, Buildings of
              Scotland: Fife
by John Gifford 1988, and two pictorial books.                       ..             (4)          20.
    141    
Forth Bridge; The Forth Bridge and its Builders by Rolt Hammond, 1964, and four other
              books/booklets on the bridge inc. a duplicate.            ..                 ..                 ..             (5)          10.
    142     Education; 14 books/booklets on aspects of Scottish education inc. EIS, teacher training.
                                      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (14)          20.
    143     Heraldry; five books and two maps on  Scottish and other heraldry.               ..             (5)          10.
Malcolm Cant Library, 7 September 2015       Page 9                                  Estimate.
                  
           GENERAL BOOKS ABOUT SCOTLAND
, continued.
    144     Literature; Burns; The Works of Robert Burns vols.I-V edited by Charles Annandale, 1887,
              and four others.                   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (9)          20.
    145     --; Scott; various volumes inc. The Journal 1825-32 biography by Edgar Johnston, etc. (10)       15.
    146     --; Stevenson; various volumes of his works (6) and biographies (4), includes The Hills of
              Home, etc.
by Watt (Foulis 1913).        ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (10)          20.
    147     Place Names; five mixed titles.              ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (5)            5.
    148     Politics; books and booklets, mostly on Scottish Parliament.        ..                 ..             (8)          10.
    149     Scottish Customs and Family History; ten books on the topic, plus four copies of Knowing
              Your Grandfather
by Malcolm Cant.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (14)          15.
    150     Scottish Law; books on Judges, Lord Chancellors, etc.               ..                 ..             (8)          10.
    151     Scottish Military; books on regiments etc.              ..                 ..                 ..           (10)          15.

           GENERAL BOOKS ABOUT EDINBURGH
    152     Miscellaneous box of books and booklets about Edinburgh.          ..                 ..           (51)          40.
    153     A similar lot.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (27)          40.
    154     A similar lot.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (23)          30.
    155     A similar lot.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (22)          30.
    156     A similar lot.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (48)          20.
    157     A similar lot.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (39)          20.
    158     Two box files of theatre programmes, booklets, magazines, etc.    ..                 (Dozens) 20.
    159     Post Office Directories; 1870/1, 1874/5, 1877/8, 1878/9, 1888/9, 1892/3, 1894/5, 1896/7,
              1898/9, 1900/1, 1901/2, 1902/3, 1908/9, and 1915/6.                ..                 ..           (14)          30.
    160     --; 1916/17, 1917/18, 1926/27, 1931/32, 1933/34, then complete run 1935/36 to 1944/45.
                                      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (15)          30.
    161     --; complete run 1945/46 to 1959/60.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (15)          30.
    162     --; complete run 1960/61 to 1974/75.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (15)          30.


           AREAS OF EDINBURGH
    163     Colinton, Juniper Green, Currie, and Balerno; seln. of mainly modern, often pictorial,
              inc. Colinton (Shankie, 1902).               ..                 ..                 ..                 (14 + 1 dupl.)        20.
    164     Corstorphine; mixed books on history and life of, inc. 2 dupl.      ..                 (20)        24.
    165     East Edinburgh; Portobello, Duddingston, and Musselburgh – books and booklets on
              history and life of.                ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (14)          20.
    166    
Leith; various on history and life of Leith, Newhaven, and Granton.                 ..           (24)          40.
    167     --; 1862-1901 reports for improvements for
Leith Harbour and Docks – nine papers by
              various authors.                   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (9)          30.
    168     New Town; books/booklets on history of the area inc. Stockbridge and Broughton. (40) 50.
    169     North
Edinburgh; various volumes on history and life of many villages and areas, excludes
              Leith/Newhaven/Granton. Inc. 4 dupl.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (33)          45.
    170    
Old Town; books and booklets, many guidebooks, inc. two dupl.                   ..           (60)          50.
    171     South
Edinburgh; box of books/booklets on history and life of.   ..                 (45)        50.
    172     --; a similar lot, many pictorial.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (44)          50.
    173     The
Forth; books on various aspects of the estuary, inc. two duplicates.         ..             (8)          15.


A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.
Malcolm Cant Library, 7 September 2015       Page 10                                Estimate.
                  
           EDINBURGH
SUBJECTS
    174     Architecture; box of various books/booklets on various aspects of architecture inc. wider
              Scottish perspective.           ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (21)          30.
    175     Art and Photography; box of books on general aspects of Scottish painting, other art forms,
              and photography.                ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (17)          30.
    176     Business; mix of books/booklets on various commerce and industry (excluding those in
              next five lots), inc. some of wider Scottish interest.     ..                 ..                 (48)        50.
    177     --; Banking; box of books/booklets on history of Scottish banks.                   ..           (19)          24.
    178     --; Beverages; books and booklets on beer, whisky, etc. industry inc. some of wider Scottish
              interest.            ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (11)          20.
    179     --; Insurance; seln. of books/booklets on aspect inc. wider Scottish interest. (13)        20.
    180     --; Printing and Publishing; selection of books/booklets on history of printing and Publi-
              shing in
Edinburgh.              ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (30)          40.
    181     --; Retail; books/booklets with an
Edinburgh and wider interest.  ..                 (16)        24.
    182     Churches; enormous collection of books and booklets on the churches of
Edinburgh. Some
              small centenary (etc.) booklets, others more substantial histories. Also some wider Scottish
              church history. (3 boxes)     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..      (c.175)          75.
    183     Education; various books/booklets on
Edinburgh schools other than those  listed in the
              following nine lots.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (30)          40.
    184     --; Edinburgh Academy; four books/booklets inc. Chronicles of the Cumming Club and
              Memories of Old Academy Days
by Alex
r Fergusson 1887, and Register 1824-1914. (4)          20.
    185     --;
Fettes College; four books inc. Registers of 1870-1932, 1870-1953, and Fifty Years of
              Fettes 1870-1920
.             ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (4)          20.
    186     --; George Heriots; four books/booklets inc. Memoir of George Heriot by William Steven
              1845 (repaired).                  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (4)          15.
    187     --; George Watson’s College; six books inc. George Ogilvie and George Watson’s College,
              Edinburgh 1899, and A Memorial Record of Watsonians Who Served in the Great War
              1920.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (6)          20.
    188     --; Loretto; Loretto School by HB Tristram 1911, The Loretto Register 1825-1907, and one
              other.               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (3)          10.
    189     --; Merchiston Castle School; Register 1833-1929 and two others.            ..             (3)          10.
    190     --; Royal High School; six titles inc. The History of the High School of Edinburgh by
              William Steven 1849 (modern binding), and The
Royal High School, Edinburgh by James
              Trotter, 1911.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (6)          20.
    191     --; Stewart’s Melville; various inc. about Mary Erskine and John Watson, inc.
Edinburgh
              Institution 1832-1932
by J.R.S. Young. One dupl.                      ..                 ..             (7)          15.
    192     --;
University of Edinburgh; 23 various books/booklets of history and life, plus two on
              Heriot-Watt.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (25)          50.
    193     Entertainment; wide mix, much on Festival, and some of wider Scottish interest.        (44)          30.
    194     Golf; sixteen books on golf in
Edinburgh, mostly on individual clubs inc. 1 dupl.            (16)          30.
    195     Institutions; books and booklets of Zoo, Botanic Garden, NLS, RSA, National Gallery,
             
RSE, etc.         ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (52)          60.
    196     Medicine; mix of various books/booklets about people and institutions.          ..           (40)          50.
    197     Miscellaneous; two acts of parliament of George II – 1752 Beer Duty Edinburgh, 1753
              Public Buildings Edinburgh; Parliamentary answers to Lord provost 1818; and Report on
              the Proceedings of the Committee appointed for Distributing the Subscriptions made for the
              Relief of the Sufferers of the Fires in Edinburgh on 15th, 16th, & 17th November 1824. (4) 20.
    198     Photographs; seln. of monochrome aerial photographs taken about 1930 covering many
              areas of the city (53, inc. a few dupl.). Also two older glass slides.                   ..               ..          30.
    199     Pictorial; illustrative books on Edinburgh – large lot in two cartons – some reproductions,
              others modern views.          ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (58)          60.

Malcolm Cant Library, 7 September 2015       Page 11                                Estimate.
                  
    200     Royalty; twelve various books/booklets and two maps.               ..                 ..           (14)          10.
    201     Sport; box of books/booklets on subjects other than those in the next three lots. Some of
              wider interest than just
Edinburgh.          ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (14)          10.
    202     --; Cricket; five books on cricket inc. some of wider interest.       ..                 ..             (5)          15.
    203     --; Football; four books and one programme on Hearts FC.        ..                 ..             (5)          10.
    204     --; Tennis; three small books on individual
Edinburgh tennis clubs, plus two copies of
              Tennis in Scotland 1995.   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..             (5)          10.
    205     Tourist Souvenir View Books; by Nelson and others inc. one of
Scotland.   (17)        20.
    206     Town Planning; various publications on planning inc. Report on The Common Good of The
              City of Edinburgh
(1905), mixed others by local government and other organisations. (19)          40.
    207     Transport; small box of books/booklets, much pictorial on trams, but some of wider
              interest.                               ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (27)          40.
    208     --; Canals; five books/booklets on
Union Canal and Forth & Clyde Canal.     (5)          10.
    209     --; Railways; box of books/booklets on various aspects of railways in
Edinburgh, Lothians,
              and
Scotland.   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (18)          30.
    210     Wartime; box of books on local and wider aspects of WW1 and WW2.        ..           (12)          15.
    211     Wholesale; books by Malcolm Cant – Edinburgh People (5), Edinburgh Shops (6), Old
              Dean and Stockbridge
(8), Old Dalry (4), Old Gorgie (7), Old Tollcross, Morningside and
              Swanston
(2). All as new.   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..                 ..           (32)          60.
    212     Youth Organisations; six books on Scouts, Guides, BBs, etc.    ..                 (6)          10.

THE END OF THE SALE

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Malcolm Cant Library, 7 September 2015                                                                  .
                  

The Malcolm Cant Library of Edinburgh.
               Malcolm Cant published many books on Edinburgh in the 1980s to 2000s, popular and well-regarded by historians and locals. During the period he was actively writing and publishing, he amassed an extensive collection of material; some for reference, some for illustration, and others for use while giving illustrated talks. Having retired from publishing, he decided to dispose of his collection, and we sold his postcards, photographs, slides, maps, etc. in a very popular auction in December 2012. He has now moved on to disposing of his extensive reference library. It appears here suitably lotted by type and area.
              This library represents some decades of book acquisition and therefore includes many titles which are seldom seen. Some of these are not expensive, but useful all the same.
              Prices of many of these lots are unpredictable. It is quite possible that some lots here and there will sell well above their estimates; some might also be picked up below estimate (note that we do not normally entertain bids at less than two-thirds of the estimate).
                                                                                                                                                                           

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