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A True and Exact Description of the Island of Shetland, Containing an Account of its Situation, Trade, Produce, and Inhabitants, Together with an Account of the Great White Herring Fishery of that Place .... by [John Campbell] - Hardcover - 2nd Edition - 1753 - from E C Books (SKU: 032920)

A True and Exact Description of the Island of Shetland, Containing an Account of its Situation, Trade, Produce, and Inhabitants, Together with an Account of the Great White Herring Fishery of that Place ....

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A True and Exact Description of the Island of Shetland, Containing an Account of its Situation, Trade, Produce, and Inhabitants, Together with an Account of the Great White Herring Fishery of that Place ....

by [John Campbell]

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London: Printed and Sold by T James, M Cooper; J Robinson; A Don, and J Barnes, 1753 A good copy of the 2nd edition of this extremely scarce work, attributed to John Campbell. Bound in newer half calf binding with marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers. Spine with raised bands and title label. The binding is in near fine clean condition with light edge wear. Contents: later initial blank with large signature to top; title; Preface with decorative headpiece pp iii-v; text with title, decorative headpiece and initial capital pp 1-34 with tailpiece and Finis. Later blank leaves bound in at the rear. The title page is toned with some nibbling to the side edge. There is a small side edge tear to p v of the Preface. Otherwise contents slightly toned but clean.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032920
Title
A True and Exact Description of the Island of Shetland, Containing an Account of its Situation, Trade, Produce, and Inhabitants, Together with an Account of the Great White Herring Fishery of that Place ....
Author
[John Campbell]
Format/binding
Half-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed and Sold by T James, M Cooper; J Robinson; A Don, and J Barnes
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1753
Keywords
Shetland; eighteenth century Shetland; eighteenth century Shetland fishery
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; Freshwater and Marine Life, including fish and fishing;
Size
12mo - over 6� - 7�" 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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