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A Description of the Shetland Islands, comprising and account of their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions. [with some additions] by  P A Munch Samuel Hibbert - 1st Edition - 1822 - from E C Books (SKU: 032626)

A Description of the Shetland Islands, comprising and account of their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions. [with some additions]

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A Description of the Shetland Islands, comprising and account of their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions. [with some additions]

by Samuel Hibbert, P A Munch

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  • hardcover
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Edinburgh and London : Archibald Constable and Co.; Hurst, Robinson, and Co. , 1822 An unusual copy of the scarce 1st edition of Samuel Hibbert's comprehensive work on the Shetland Islands. It has been bound to order in a half leather binding with marbled boards, and includes 2 chapters in Norwegian from Det Norske Folks (1839) by P A Munch. The chapters are on Orkney and Shetland and include 2 maps. Also included are 2 charts by Captain Vetch of Fair Isle and Foula - the Fair Isle chart has become detached. The binding is splitting at the joints and has general wear. It has been given a plastic wrap which is holding the work together. Internally the original endpapers are present with a small ink signature to the front pastedown. The Hibbert work is bound first and is listed on the title label. It is complete with frontispiece, and 7 plates of which 2 are folding. There are numerous other illustrations in the text and as vignettes. There is a large folding geological map at the rear which is laid on linen. A map of Foula by Capt. Vetch has been added next to the text on Foula, and a map of Fair Isle is loose in the text. Sections of the work are very browned and or spotty which is clearly a paper quality problem as some sections are clean. The plates are browned. The map needs some repair to the paper overlay and there is a small repaired page tear to the top of p 399. A previous owner, clearly a linguist and scholar, has made a number of very neat scholarly annotations. The Hibbert is 616pp including index. There is a brown paper divider with hand written title and then chapters III and XIV from Det Norske Folks, which cover Orkney and the Shetland Isles with full page maps of both. The text is in Norwegian and is clean and sound. There is a further brown paper divider and hand-written text on the Natural History of Orkney. This mainly consists of some description and species lists. It does not look complete. A number of blank sheets are added at the end.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032626
Title
A Description of the Shetland Islands, comprising and account of their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions. [with some additions]
Author
Samuel Hibbert, P A Munch
Illustrator
Samuel Hibbert, Capt Vetch
Format/binding
Half-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Archibald Constable and Co.; Hurst, Robinson, and Co.
Place of Publication
Edinburgh and London
Date published
1822
Keywords
samuel hibbert; shetland islands; orkney islands; det norske folks; p a munch; captain vetch
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12" 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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