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Princes Street Gardens, Castle in view, near Walter Scott monument  - Such dusky grandeur clothed the height Where the huge castle holds its state And all the steep slope down Whose ridgy back heaves to the sky Piled deep and massy, close and high Mine own romantic town - Sir Walter Scott #edinburgh

Princes Street Gardens, Castle in view, near Walter Scott monument - Such dusky grandeur clothed the height Where the huge castle holds its state And all the steep slope down Whose ridgy back heaves to the sky Piled deep and massy, close and high Mine own romantic town - Sir Walter Scott #edinburgh

for some, the #dream will never die #scotland

for some, the #dream will never die #scotland

window celebrating Robert Burns, St Giles Cathedral  “Not the bee upon the blossom,
In the pride o’ sunny noon;
Not the little sporting fairy,
All beneath the simmer moon;
Not the poet, in the moment
Fancy lightens in his e’e,
Kens the pleasure, feels the rapture,
That thy presence gi’es to me.#

window celebrating Robert Burns, St Giles Cathedral “Not the bee upon the blossom,
In the pride o’ sunny noon;
Not the little sporting fairy,
All beneath the simmer moon;
Not the poet, in the moment
Fancy lightens in his e’e,
Kens the pleasure, feels the rapture,
That thy presence gi’es to me.#

the number of persons drunk and incapable or drunk and disorderly in the year 1876 #scotland #drunkenness #newacquisitions

the number of persons drunk and incapable or drunk and disorderly in the year 1876 #scotland #drunkenness #newacquisitions

You only live twice:
Once when you are born,
And once when you look death in the face. -after Basho, 1643-94 #jamesbond #fleming #rarebooks #poetry

You only live twice:
Once when you are born,
And once when you look death in the face. -after Basho, 1643-94 #jamesbond #fleming #rarebooks #poetry

Happy birthday #PBFA & #yorkbookfair ! To many more! #booksellers #rarebooks

Happy birthday #PBFA & #yorkbookfair ! To many more! #booksellers #rarebooks

#yorkbookfair today 12-7 pm! Come round Stand 114 😊#rarebooks

#yorkbookfair today 12-7 pm! Come round Stand 114 😊#rarebooks

a healthy queue for the #yorkbookfair! …about as healthy as the queue for the #York Ale and Cider Fest, right down the road… #planningahead

a healthy queue for the #yorkbookfair! …about as healthy as the queue for the #York Ale and Cider Fest, right down the road… #planningahead

this water might be worth more in the morning #mibbesayemibbesnaw #scottishindependence

this water might be worth more in the morning #mibbesayemibbesnaw #scottishindependence

Set up at the #yorkbookfair !

Set up at the #yorkbookfair !