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A fervent mind: the life of Ruthven Todd
fervent mind: the life of Ruthven Todd

A fervent mind: the life of Ruthven Todd

by Peter Main. 2018.

£23.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

This is the first biography of the poet and author Ruthven Todd (1914-1978). It describes his involvement with famous writers and artists in Scotland, London, America and Mallorca and includes a selection of his poems, many previously unpublished.

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De Raphaeli
De Raphaeli

De Raphaeli

by Alan Sangster. 2018.

£26.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

De Raphaeli contains a transcription and critical English translation of the earliest known accounting manual: Rules of Bookkeeping. Written in 1475, it guided others in how to teach the subject, not least Luca Pacioli whose printed rendition of 1494 publicised the method we still use today.

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Libr. XV: Cotrugli and de Raphaeli on business and bookkeeping in the Renaissance
Libr. XV: Cotrugli and de Raphaeli on business and bookkeeping in the Renaissance

Libr. XV: Cotrugli and de Raphaeli on business and bookkeeping in the Renaissance

presented by Alan Sangster. 2014.

£89.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

Libr. XV contains two manuscripts bound together in 1476, the earlier dating from 1458. These predate Luca Pacioli’s Particularis de Computis et Scripturis and make this book the first step towards the standardisation of double entry bookkeeping and accounting.

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George Meikle Kemp: architect of the Scott Monument
George Meikle Kemp: architect of the Scott Monument

George Meikle Kemp: architect of the Scott Monument

by Morven Leese. 2014.

£12.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

'This book should be of interest to many: book-eager Edinburghers, visitors interested in the phenomenon that is the Scott Monument, and readers interested in architectural history.'
Dr Willis Pickard.

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The brewers and breweries of Ayrshire, Buteshire and Renfrewshire
brewers and breweries of Ayrshire, Buteshire and Renfrewshire

The brewers and breweries of Ayrshire, Buteshire and Renfrewshire

by Forbes Gibb and Rob Close. 2013.

£10.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

Did you know that the breweries in Catrine and Irvine were celebrated in poetry, that James Watt's grandfather attempted to stop sailor's wives pawning their household goods to buy ale,  or that William Wallace was blown into a field by a boiler explosion?

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The Death Cap
Death Cap

The Death Cap

by R. T. Campbell. 2013.

£19.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

One of a group of actors and artists in bohemian post-war London is poisoned by Death Cap mushrooms. Professor Stubbs solves the crime in his own eccentric and brilliant manner, aided by his long-suffering assistant Max Boyle.

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John Westhouse and Peter Lunn: two wartime publishing houses and their founder
John Westhouse and Peter Lunn: two wartime publishing houses and their founder

John Westhouse and Peter Lunn: two wartime publishing houses and their founder

by Peter Main. 2013.

£34.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

This book follows the pattern of its companion volume Peter Lunn: children's publisher. It also surveys the life and career of David Gottlieb, and includes essays by Robin Kinross and Terry Sole on the design and illustrations of Westhouse and Lunn publications.

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The brewers and breweries of Fife
brewers and breweries of Fife

The brewers and breweries of Fife

by Forbes Gibb. 2012.

£12.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

In this book you will discover why Anstruther was thought to be the most drunken town on the Fife coast, find out about Cupar's own Mitchell brothers, and learn about illicit distilling beneath a brewery in Dunfermline.

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Take thee a sharp knife
Take thee a sharp knife

Take thee a sharp knife

by R. T. Campbell. 2011.

£21.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

Professor Stubbs visits a night-club, where a man is stabbed at his table, though it seems impossible that anyone could have committed the murder. After a considerable number of misadventures the Professor tracks down the murderer aided by his assistant Max Boyle.

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Peter Lunn: children’s publisher
Peter Lunn: children’s publisher

Peter Lunn: children’s publisher

by Peter Main. 2010.

£32.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

This book provides a history of Peter Lunn, full descriptive bibliographical entries for all the books published, and biographical sketches of authors and illustrators. There are also full colour reproductions of many original dustjackets.

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The Vagabond Book of Stirling
Vagabond Book of Stirling

The Vagabond Book of Stirling

by Marie Brammeld. 2010.

£7.50 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

The Vagabond Book presents a unique slice of Stirling's social history, showing us what life was really like in the crowded vennels at the Top of the Town in the 18th century, and often hinting at what went on behind the doors of the more fashionable residences.

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The brewers and breweries of Linlithgowshire
brewers and breweries of Linlithgowshire

The brewers and breweries of Linlithgowshire

by Forbes Gibb. 2009.

£6.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

Discover why Charles Robb was imprisoned, be horrified by the scandalous two-penny tax on beer, and learn about the fire that destroyed the former Chapel Lane Brewery in Bathgate.

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The brewers and breweries of Stirlingshire
brewers and breweries of Stirlingshire

The brewers and breweries of Stirlingshire

by Forbes Gibb. 2009.

£9.00 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

This book reveals the secret of Valentine Ord, why there is 'Strength behind bars', and the link between the St Ninian's Well Brewery and the inventor of smokeless fuel.

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