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A Voyage to St. Kilda, The remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland: giving An Account of the very remarkable Inhabitants of that Place, their Beauty and singular Chastity .... by Martin Martin - Hardcover - 4th Edition  - 1753 - from E C Books (SKU: 032730)

A Voyage to St. Kilda, The remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland: giving An Account of the very remarkable Inhabitants of that Place, their Beauty and singular Chastity ....

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A Voyage to St. Kilda, The remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland: giving An Account of the very remarkable Inhabitants of that Place, their Beauty and singular Chastity ....

by Martin Martin

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London: Printed for Dan. Browne, and Lockyer Davis, 1753 A good copy of the 4th edition of Martin Martin's account of his visit to St Kilda in 1697 (first published in 1698). Martin Martin lived on Skye and was a gaelic speaker. He decided to visit and study the western isles of Scotland to record both the land and its culture and natural history. Although Martin's account was mocked by some, particularly because he was considered too believing of local tales, it was much read and reprinted. This copy is in a probably later 1800's half leather binding with marbled boards. The spine has blind stamped decoration and gilt compartments with leather title label to spine. It sound and clean with some rubbing at joints, edges and corners and a little scuffing. There is the armorial bookplate of Edward Herbert, Earl of Powis to the front pastedown, and some marking to the endpapers suggesting that a cover was stuck down over the book at some point. Contents: initial blank; folding plate of 2 birds and a map; title; preface 2pp; text pp 5-79; finis. Page 78 is numbered 70, and 79 is numbered 63. Text is continuous. Text with decorative head and tail pieces and initial capitals. Contents are clean and in very good condition. There is a small burn hole at p 9 and the final leaf is browned with some spotting.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032730
Title
A Voyage to St. Kilda, The remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland: giving An Account of the very remarkable Inhabitants of that Place, their Beauty and singular Chastity ....
Author
Martin Martin
Format/binding
Half-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
4th Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for Dan. Browne, and Lockyer Davis
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1753
Keywords
st kilda; seventeenth century st kilda; scottish western isles; martin martin western isles; scotland; martin martin a voyage to st kilda; edward herbert earl of powis
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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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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