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[J. BRAND]
"A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth and Caithness, wherein after a Short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, these Northern Places are first more generally more described. FIRST DEDICATED PUBLISHED ACCOUNT"
"George Mosman, Edinburgh, 1701" "Sm. 8vo., First Edition, eighteenth century inscription on title, title and several following leaves age-stained, title neatly mounted without loss of text, final leaf of Appendix mounted with loss of half text; strongly and attractively bound in half calf, marbled boards, back with five flat gilt bands, second compartment with red leather label lettered and ruled in gilt, a most attractive copy. This copy was formerly in the McIntosh Library, Dunkeld, and carries the MS press-mark A8.51 and bookplate (numbered 493) on front paste-down. A sound and complete (save last leaf) copy of the first dedicated published account of Orkney and Zetland. RARE. Anderson, p.402."
-- Island Books -- Book number: 26069
GBP 1200.00 [Appr.: EURO 1350.5 US$ 1577.98 | JP¥ 176972]
Keywords: "topography, orkney, zetland, shetland, pightland, caithness, john brand"
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David Laing, LL. D. A Memoir of His Life and Literary Work... With Introduction by Lord Guthrie. Privately Printed Limited Edition 19131913
Edinburgh, T & A.Constable. 1913, 1st Edition. Original Red Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Privately Printed, xlii+318pm Illustrated.teg Limited edition of 250 copies and privately printed. for "David Laing (1793-1878) was the son of an Edinburgh bookseller, who became the leading Scottish expert on early books and manuscripts. In many ways he could be described as a consulting bibliographer- a man who tried to help anyone with a question about books. He travelled across Europe to buy precious volumes, but also rescued countless important papers from offices and family homes. When he died, his library of printed books was sold at and is scattered throughout the world. His collections of art works and objects are now held in the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Museums of Scotland. However, his manuscript collection was gifted to Edinburgh University Library. Book in near fine condition apart from some light superficial scatching on asn unevenly faded rear board. Not obtrusive. Book tight and clean without any other marks, signatures or foxing. See scans and email for more. Very Good/No d/w.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 008375
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 73.25 US$ 85.47 | JP¥ 9586]
Keywords: Biography Orkney Shetland Biblioraphy Book Collecting Manuscripts Biography, Books & Book Collecting History Literature & Fiction
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Guide to the Orkney Islands (Orkney Official Guide Book on Front Board)
Dundee, The Simmath Press. 1st Edition ?. Illustrated Coloured Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 72p including adverts at beginning and end. Blue cover with an inset of Kirkwall Harbour; not dated but likely early 1920's (reference to a new edition of Firth's Reminiscenmces in an advert by John Rae Bookseller. Well illustrated including four plates of stuffed trout - the largest a rather ageing replica of a 29lb trout from Loch Stenness.Few advertisers mention a telephone number. Tight and clean though covers shelf worn. Near Very Good/No Jacket (as issued).
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 001671
GBP 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.75 US$ 27.61 | JP¥ 3097]
Keywords: Scotland Fishing Angling Trout Scottish Islands l History Highland Highlands Orkney Stromness Kirkwall Ephemera
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Hand-book to the Orkney Islands.
Kirkwall, William Peace. 1872. Hard Cover. 12mo. 16 x 10 cms. 153pp. folding tissue map, b/w. plates. Browned, map torn with old repair, very good in shabby, rubbed boards with cloth spine, presumably added by bookbinders whose ticket is inside. Very Good.
-- Toby English -- Book number: 28489
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.5 US$ 98.62 | JP¥ 11061]
Keywords: Topography
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The History of the Orkney Islands: in which is comprehended an Account of their Present as well as their Ancient State; together with the Advantages they possess for several Branches of Industry, and the Means by which they may be improved. A rare original article from the Eclectic Review, 1806.
Eclectic Review, Vol 2, Part 1. February 1806. 1806. First Edition, Disbound. Very Good Condition. Octavo. 13 pages. Some browning throughout. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Eclectic Review; Inventory No: 194193.
-- Cosmo Books -- Book number: 194193
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.78 | JP¥ 1770]
Keywords: BZDB395 Eclectic Review; The History of the Orkney Islands in which is comprehended an Account of their Present as well as their Ancient State together with the Advantages they possess for several Branches of Industry and the Means by which they may be
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The Literary and Statistical Magazine for Scotland Vol. III 1819
Edinburgh, MacRedie, Skelly & Co. 1819, 1st Editions. Half-Leather, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A quarterly Georgian Scottish periodical - a bound run from No. X to XIII Vol III p.113-462 and Vol.IV p1-112. May 1819 to Feb 1820; In half leather with marbled boards and red title label on spine in gilt reads "Literary Magazine". Contains articles on the Statistical Account of the parishes of Evie and Rendall in Orkney, Dunsyre in Lanarkshire and Broughton, Glenholm and Kilbucho, St. Lawrence River, an Account of the Superstitions of the Highlands, Usury Laws, Water Kelpie, Antiquities of Orkney, Calculus, Journal of a tour through Lower Canada, Greenland - lost colony, Dress of the Scottish Peasantry, Halloween, Quebec, Phrenology, Capture of a pirate in Orkney - and etc. Bound in half leather which is rubbed and worn at corners with some loss of leather and marbling. Book firm and tight however and internally clean with original endpapers; some old owners signatures. Near Very Good.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 005716
GBP 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 38.5 US$ 44.71 | JP¥ 5014]
Keywords: Statistical Account of the parish'es of Evie and Rendall in Orkney, Dunsyre in Lanarkshire and Broughton, Glenholm and Kilbucho, St. Lawrence River, an Account of the Superstitions of the Highlands, Usury Laws, Water Kelpie, Antiquities of Orkney, Calculu
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A Newly Discovered Stone From Orkney. An original article from the Antiquity journal, 1982.
Antiquity, 1982. First Edition, Disbound. Very Good Condition. 3 pages and 1 plate. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Size: Octavo (Standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquity; Inventory No: 243463.
-- Cosmo Books -- Book number: 243463
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 13.15 | JP¥ 1475]
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquity; A Newly Discovered Stone From Orkney An original article from the Antiquity journal 1982
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The Old Man of Hoy, Orkney. Sketches of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Orkney, Sandwick, Education, etc. Issue No. 203. Supplement. August, 1835. A complete rare weekly issue of the Saturday Magazine, 1835.
The Saturday Magazine. Johh William Parker, London. 1835. First Edition, Disbound. Very Good Condition. 8 pages. Approximately A4 size, with a front woodcut 6 x 8.5 inches in size, plus other smaller illustrations. Size: Small Folio. 8 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Saturday Magazine; Inventory No: 249020.
-- Cosmo Books -- Book number: 249020
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 16.44 | JP¥ 1843]
Keywords: BZDB395 Saturday Magazine; The Old Man of Hoy Orkney Sketches of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland Orkney Sandwick Education etc Issue No 203 Supplement August 1835 A complete rare weekly issue of the Saturday Magazine 1835
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Ordnance Survey Aviation Map (Sheet 9 Scotland,the Orkney Islands)
London: Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries. First Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 5¾" - 7¾" Tall. This is a Very Good Copy of this folding map within mounted card,Colour map Scale Four Miles to One Inch.Card covers.Contents remain clean.This is one of a series of 21 Civil Air Maps.No date Circa 1940's The map was acquired from the private collection of Victor D Valentine Flt Lt of the R.A.F who seved in Burma. Very Good .
-- Richard Thornton Books -- Book number: 49724
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.72 | JP¥ 2212]
Keywords: Aviation Maps Ordnance Survey
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Orkney Miscellany Vol. 4
Kirkwall, Orkney, Orkney Herald Office. 1957, 1st Edition. Original Gilt Boards, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. "Orkney Miscellany being Orkney Record and Antiquarian Society papers".64 Illustrated card cover and title page. George Eunson - Orkney's 18th century firebrand, thecase of Rev. James Tyrie, the Baikies of Tankness, Scapa Flow in 1812 and Orkney letters from 1329. Double newspaper columns. Near fine apart from neat previous owners signature on foretitle.See scans. Very Good +/No Jackets.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 007984
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.78 | JP¥ 1770]
Keywords: Scotland Scottish Islands Highland Highlands Argyll Architecture Buildings Archaerology Orkney "Orkney Miscellany being Orkney Record and Antiquarian Society Papers George Eunson - Orkney's 18th century firebrand, thecase of Rev. James Tyrie, the Baikies
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Orkney's Italian Chapel
Published by P. O. W. Chapel Preservation Committee. Publisher's original stapled card covers. 8vo 9'' x 6'' 16 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Without any ownership markings and in Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published.
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.57 | JP¥ 737]
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The Orkney View No. 56 Oct/Nov 1994
1994, 1st Edition. Coloured Illustrated Card Cove, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 48p illustareated. Covers worn but intact and no marks or signatures. Good +/No Jacket (as issued).
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 003232
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.26 | JP¥ 590]
Keywords: Stromness Hudsons Bay Company Scotland Scottish History Orkney George MacKay Brown Old Man of Hoy History Foreign Travel & Topography Family History & Genealogy
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Orkney Miscellany Vol. 5 King Hakon Commemerative Number
Kirkwall, Orkney, Orkney County Library. 1973, 1st Edition. Original Gilt Boards, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. "Orkney Miscellany - King Hakon Commemeraive Number.56p illustrated. Includes "The Battle of Largs"; "Norwegian Consolidation and Expansion during the Reign of King Hakon Hakonsson". Near fine apart from neat previous owners signature on foretitle. See scans. Very Good +/No Jackets.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 007985
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.78 | JP¥ 1770]
Keywords: Scotland Scottish Islands Highland Highlands Argyll Architecture Buildings Archaerology Orkney History
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Orkney's Italian Chapel [1]
Published by P. O. W. Chapel Preservation Committee. Publisher's original stapled card covers. 8vo 9'' x 6'' 16 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Without any ownership markings and in Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published.
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.57 | JP¥ 737]
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Poetical Descriptions of Orkney (1652)
West Linton: Castlelaw Press, 1971. Limited Edition. Wraps. Marbled wraps, light wear to spine ends and corners, internally clean and bright, one of an edition of 500 copies, Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall, 32 pp. VG+ .
-- Double - B - Books Ltd. -- Book number: 11186
GBP 11.94 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 15.7 | JP¥ 1761]
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[J. FEA]
"The Present State of the Orkney Islands considered: with an Account of their Situation and Conveniences for Trade, the Improvements they are capable of, etc. The Whole to shew by what Means their Usefulness may be increased. THE ORIGINAL EDITION"
"[Holy-Rood House, Edinburgh, 1775]" "Sm. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, WANTING TITLE, first leaf browned; attractively bound in twentieth century half calf, marbled boards, back with five flat bands ruled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, crisp copy. This copy comprises 66pp. RARE. Not recorded by Anderson."
-- Island Books -- Book number: 26657
GBP 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 1013 US$ 1183.48 | JP¥ 132729]
Keywords: "topography, scotland, orkney, orkneys, james fea"
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The Relative Dating of Bones From Quanterness Chambered Cairn, Orkney. An original article from the Antiquity journal, 1982.
Antiquity, 1982. First Edition, Disbound. Very Good Condition. 3 pages and 1 table. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Size: Octavo (Standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquity; Inventory No: 243462.
-- Cosmo Books -- Book number: 243462
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 13.15 | JP¥ 1475]
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquity; The Relative Dating of Bones From Quanterness Chambered Cairn Orkney An original article from the Antiquity journal 1982
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The Scottish Geographical Magazine Vol. XXXIX No. 3 July 1923 - Negro-Hamitic People in Uganda; Antarctica - Weddell Centenary ; Wade Maps; Political Change in Europe; Egyptology.
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Geographical Society. 1923, 1st Edition. Original Wraps, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Single monthly issue of the Journal with contents including "Negro-Hamitic People in Uganda; The Weddell Centenary and thev Problems of Antarctica ; the Wade Maps; The Belt of Political Change in Europe; A tipped in flyer on the front wrapper gives notice of a lecture by Mr. Howard Carter on recent discoveries in Egypt. Near VG condtion - internally VG+ but wrappers a little toned and marked. See scans. Very Good/No Jacket.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 007229
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 10.52 | JP¥ 1180]
Keywords: Antarctica Antarctic South Orkney Islands Scott Amusden Scotia Bruce Nansen Arctic Negro-Hamitic People in Uganda; Antarctica - Weddell Centenary ; Wade Maps; Political Change in Europe; Egyptology. Foreign Travel & Topography Maps & Cartography
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Scottish National Antarctic Expedition - Complete List of Subscribers to Funds
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Geographical Society. 1903, 1st Edition. Disbound, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Disbound from a single monthly issue of the Scottish Geographical Magazine -November 1903 contains from p.589-595 a complete list of all those contributing in money and in kind - to the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition. With map of the region explored by the Swedish Expedition. No marks or signatures. Very Good/No Jacket.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 005834
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.57 | JP¥ 737]
Keywords: Antarctica Antarctic South Orkney Islands Scott Amusden Scotia Bruce Nansen Arctic Foreign Travel & Topography
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Welcome to Orkney: The Guide to the Enchanted Isles
Kirkwall: Orkney Tourist Organisation. Paperback. Published around 1980, 46 pages, illustrated, map.. Very Good .
-- Philip Emery -- Book number: 141418
GBP 3.80 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 US$ 5 | JP¥ 560]
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CHRISTIE-JOHNSTON, A & A.
Shetland Words - a Dictionary of Shetland Dialect
Lerwick, The Shetland Times Ltd. 2010, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 97810904746584). Illustrated Card Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 122p alphabetical listings. Appears comprehensive!. Book near fine without marks or signatures and appears little used. See scans. Near Fine/No Jacket.
-- Creaking Shelves Books -- Book number: 008490
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.5 US$ 23.67 | JP¥ 2655]
Keywords: Viking Vikings Norway Scotland Scandanavia Denmark Sweden Shetland Orkney History Language Accent History Literature & Fiction 97810904746584
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AGER, BARRY
Pierowall, Orkney. An original article from the Archaeological Journal, 1999.
Archaeological Journal of the Royal Archaeological Institute, Vol.156 for 1999, published 2000. 1999. First Edition, Disbound. Very Good Condition. Quarto, 4 pages, 2 illustrations. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Archaeological Journal; Inventory No: 222624.
-- Cosmo Books -- Book number: 222624
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 13.15 | JP¥ 1475]
Keywords: BZDB395 Archaeological Journal; Pierowall Orkney An original article from the Archaeological Journal 1999 Barry Ager
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CORMACK, ALASTAIR AND ANNE
Days of Orkney Steam
Kirkwall Press. 1971. Hardcover. A history of the steamers that served the Orkney islands. Map end-papers, illustrated with b/w photographs, no inscriptions, VG in VG DJ. Very Good/Very Good.
-- Byre Books -- Book number: BYB10788
GBP 26.86 [Appr.: EURO 30.25 US$ 35.32 | JP¥ 3961]
Keywords: Scottish, Scotland, Orkney, Orcadian, maritime, nautical Nautical
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DEAYTON ALISTAIR
Orkney & Shetland Steamers
Stroud: Tempus, 2002. Paperback. ISBN: 978075243777. 128pp, illustrated NEW softback; Octavo. New .
-- Castle Hill Books -- Book number: 053359
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 10.52 | JP¥ 1180]
Keywords: 978075243777 Paddle Maritime Diving Shipwrecks
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LUCY HAVELOCK-ALLAN
The Pier Gallery: Stromness, Orkney
white a4 pile, Kirkwall 1978. 1978. Paperback. Condition good clean. ref ZKVQ. Good.
-- Lady Lisa's Bookshop -- Book number: 28398
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 7.89 | JP¥ 885]
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