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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 and Biblio.com

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

Condition: Good/N


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.
  • 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: 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;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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