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THE  OLD  TOWN  BOOKSHOP  

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 I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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   THE OLD TOWN BOOKSHOP has been a specialist booksellers of antiquarian maps, prints, Scottish material, fine art monographs and original artworks for over thirty years. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town on the characterful Victoria Street, the shop comprises a 16th century medieval granary store originally used to supply Edinburgh Castle and is a stone's throw away from the Grassmarket, St. Giles' Cathedral, Greyfriar's Kirkyard and the castle itself, all of which have provided settings for some of Scotland's best writers including R.L.S. Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. The Old Town Bookshop caters to a range of interests from the literary enthusiast to the well-read tourist, from the manuscript curious to the merely curious. Among the eclectic stock held by owner Ronald Wilson, the customer can find everything ranging from original John Kay prints and rare editions of Burns to out of print monographs on European modern painters and idiosyncratic 1950s maps and paraphernalia on the wildlife, folklore and history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
 
 Highlights:
 
 
D H Lawrence's Paintings, Keith Sagar. £22.
 
The Comfort Of Strangers, 1981 (1st Edition)
 
The Comfort of Strangers, Ian McEwan. London, Jonathan Cape, 1981. 1st Editiion, £30.
 
Humboldt's Gift, 1975.
Humboldt's Gift, Saul Bellow. London, Secker & Warburg, 1975. 1st UK Edition, £25.
 
 
Marc Chagall: His Graphic Work, 1957.

Marc Chagall: His Graphic Work New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1957, £110.

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Works Of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, And Aeneis. Translated Into English Verse By Mr Dryden, John Dryden, London, Jacob Tonson, 1697. £1300
 
 
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The Children, Alice Meynell, London & New York, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1897, £35
 
 
 
Junius
 
Junius open
 
 
Junius, two volumes, marbled endpapers, Vernor and Hood, 1797, £200
 
 
 
Hansen
Farthest North, two volumes, Dr. Fridjof Nansen, Archibald Constable and Company, 1897, £145
 
 
 
 
 
Morris
 
A Choice of William Morris's Verse, Ed. Geoffrey Grigson, Faber &Faber, 1969, £8
Prose, Verse, Lectures and Essay, William Morris, Ed. G.D.H. Cole, Nonesuch Press, 1974, £10