Books – Scottish History

Scotland’s First War of Independence

Scotlands First WarSarah Crome’s beautifully illustrated book “Scotland’s First War of Independence” tells the tale of a turbulent time in Scotland’s history from the tragic death of Alexander III in 1286, through the English invasions and the resistance of William Wallace of Braveheart fame, to the military successes of Robert the Bruce and the Treaty of Edinburgh in 1328. Using maps, reconstruction illustrations, artifacts and documents of the era, Ms. Crome guides us through the events that ultimately led to Scotland’s independence.

From the forward by Nigel Tranter author of The Bruce Trilogy, “I commend this book to all discerning readers. History is the memory of the races, and a nation which loses its memory is sad indeed, and not worthy to be called a nation. Here is an enthralling account of one of the most tumultuous and momentous forty years of two nations.”

160 Pages
Hardback
Full colour illustrations
30.5cm x 23cm

SCSC1 – $30.00




 

The Scottish Chiefs

We are now carrying copies of Jane Porter’s novel, The Scottish Chiefs, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth ranging from a 1921 first edition to a 1956 edition with dust jacket.  Jane Porter’s narrative novel about William Wallace was written in 1810.  In 1921 Wyeth, an “American Golden Age Illustrator,” was hired by Charles Scribner and Sons to paint 17 ilustrations in oil on canvas.  All of our books are in good condition with slight wear due to their age.

SC1921a 14 Illus Red
 A 1921 first edition of Jane Porter’s N.C. Wyeth illustrated novel, The Scottish Chiefs, published by Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London, containing  14 N.C. Wyeth’s interior illustrations plus Cover, Endpaper, and Title Page illustrations, interior very good condition, exterior slightly faded, no inscription, no dust jacket.

503 Pages
Hardback
Full color illustrations
24cm x 18cm

SC1921a – $150.00




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 A 1924 edition of Jane Porter’s N.C. Wyeth illustrated novel, The Scottish Chiefs, published by Charles Scribner and Sons containing 9 N.C. Wyeth’s interior illustrations plus Cover, Endpaper, and Title Page illustrations. Interior very good condition with slight foxing, no inscription, no dust jacket. Spine very slightly loose.

503 Pages
Hardback
Full color illustrations
24cm x 18cm

SC1924a – $95.00




SC1941a 9 Illus
 A 1941 edition of Jane Porter’s N.C. Wyeth illustrated novel, The Scottish Chiefs, published by Charles Scribner and Sons containing 9 N.C. Wyeth’s interior illustrations plus Cover, Endpaper, and Title Page illustrations. Excellent condition with a small fold on lower right cover, no inscription, no dust jacket.

503 Pages
Hardback
Full color illustrations
24cm x 18cm

SC1941a – $125.00