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A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described... by John Brand - 1st Edition - 1701 - from E C Books (SKU: 032521)

A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described...

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A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described...

by John Brand

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Edinburgh: George Mosman, 1701 A good to very good copy of the scarce 1st Edition of John Brand's account of Orkney and Shetland at the start of the eighteenth century. John Brand was a Minister and was appointed to join a delegation to the Northern Isles in 1700/01. As a Minister he had a particular interest in religious affairs, but the book contains rare accounts of the population, land use, occupation and social life. The book is in a later full calf 1800's binding with gilt lines, date and title label to spine. There is wear to the joints and to the top and bottom of the spine, but it is sound and clean. There is some corner wear. Internally there is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown. Contents: later endpapers; title page with printer's device and 3 light ink signatures; dedication 6pp; preface to Reader 3pp; Contents 1p; text pp 1-159; Appendix 4pp; Finis. The paper is brown-toned but the contents are generally very clean. In rebinding, the binder has reduced the size of the gutter to accommodate the different stitching style required by a flat 1800's spine. There is loss to the corner tip at p 13; a small mark in the outer margin of pp 95/6; and a small repaired tear to the bottom of the last page of the Appendix. Small ink signature of verso of final leaf.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032521
Title
A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described...
Author
John Brand
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George Mosman
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Date published
1701
Keywords
john brand; orkney; zetland; shetland; early eighteenth century orkney; early eighteenth century shetland; caithness; john davie manson robertson
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
Size
12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
device
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spine
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