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History of the Orkney Islands. Including a view of the manners and customs of their ancient and modern inhabitants; their monuments of antiquity..... by  James Headrick George Barry - Hardcover - 2nd Edition - 1808 - from E C Books (SKU: 032629)

History of the Orkney Islands. Including a view of the manners and customs of their ancient and modern inhabitants; their monuments of antiquity.....

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History of the Orkney Islands. Including a view of the manners and customs of their ancient and modern inhabitants; their monuments of antiquity.....

by George Barry, James Headrick

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  • fair
  • hardcover
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London : Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808 A fair to good copy of the second revised edition of Dr Barry's comprehensive account of the Orkney Islands in contemporary full leather binding. With folding map and 11 full page plates. The binding has gilt-lined raised bands, decorative gilt compartments and title label to spine, with titles and gilt border to front board. It is clean, but with wear to corners (with leather loss), and the top and bottom of the spine. There is splitting at the front spine joint. The endpapers are marbled, with the armorial bookplate of F Monteith Ogilvie to the front pastedown, and the decorative bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian book collection to the fep. There are some loose newspaper cuttings relevant to Orkney at the front endpapers. large fold out map of the Orkney Islands; title with signatures to top; dedication, preface to 2nd edition and contents listing pp xvi; text pp 1-398 withh 11 plates; appendix pp 401-498; Index 499-513. The map has a small repaired tear where it is attached and has some browning at the folds. Contents are clean with occasional browning and/or spotting, particularly at the beginning and end of the work. The plate paper tends to have some spotting.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032629
Title
History of the Orkney Islands. Including a view of the manners and customs of their ancient and modern inhabitants; their monuments of antiquity.....
Author
George Barry, James Headrick
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1808
Keywords
Dr barry; Barry's Orkney; Orkney Islands; Orkney history; f monteith ogilvie; john davie manson robertson
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

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E C Books

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Birsay, Orkney
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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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bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc....[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
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]

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