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image of An Historicall Discourse of the Uniformity of the Government of England. The First Part. From the first Times till the Reign of Edward the third. The Continuation of an Historicall Discourse, of the Government of England, Until the end of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. With A Preface, being a Vindication of the ancient way of Parliaments in England.

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London: Matthew Walbancke. Matthew Walbancke, and Henry Twyford, 1672 A very good copy in largely contemporary binding. In two parts with separate title pages dated 1647 and 1651 respectively. It is suggested that John Selden (1584-1654) is the true author of the work, which was then edited by Nathaniel Bacon - whose name is on the title to the Continuation.… Read more
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£1,321.90
image of Voyage in Search of La Perouse. Performed by Order of the Constituent Assembly during the Years 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1794

Voyage in Search of La Perouse. Performed by Order of the Constituent Assembly during the Years 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1794

by M Labillardiere

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Published
1800
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Good
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1st Edition
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£1,057.52

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London: John Stockdale, 1800 A good copy of the complete 8vo 2 volume edition of the first English translation of Labillardiere's account. M Labillardiere was appointed as the Naturalist to the Voyage so his account is of particular interest for his descriptions of the environment and the plants and animals he encountered. With fold out map, and 45 black and… Read more
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The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies from 1799 to 1815

by James Jenkins

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Published
1815
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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£3,965.70

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London: Printed for J Jenkins by L Harrison and J C Leigh, 1815 A very good copy, complete with hand coloured vignette title, hand coloured title, hand coloured dedication to the Duke of Wellington, and 51 further hand coloured aquatints. The text paper is water marked 1812; the plate watermark is generally in the gutter but is 1835 for the… Read more
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image of Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of above Four Hundred of the most Authentick Writers; ....Vols I & II

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London : Thomas Bennet; John Nicholson; and Daniel Midwinter, 1705 A good copy of the 1st edition in recent full panelled calf bindings with 9 maps, 21 (of 22) plates, 2 frontispieces (one with loss) and 8 engravings in the text. John Harris (1633-1719) was an anglican priest and scientist, specialising in mathematics. He was admitted as an FRS in… Read more
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£6,345.12
image of The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland: being a new, complete, accurate and extensive tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney, And other Islands adjoining to and dependent on the Crown of Great-Britain.

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London: Alex Hogg, 1784 A very good copy in contemporary full calf binding. Originally issued in 60 parts, this work claims to be a comprehensive and accurate picture of Great Britain and Ireland. In reality the work mostly covers England with very small sections on everywhere else. There does not appear to be a definitive collation. There are directions to… Read more
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£1,255.81
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Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery 1756-1838

by Iain Whyte

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Published
2006
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780748624331
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£79.31

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Edinburgh: Ednburgh University Press Ltd, 2006 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition. In very clean condition with some turning to cover corners - small crease to front cover corner tip. Light marking to bottom page corner tips visible when book is closed.
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image of Picturesqu Representations of the Dress and Manners of the English. Illustrated in Fifty Coloured Engravings with descriptions

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London: Thomas Mc Lean A good copy of the 2nd edition - undated but circa 1830 - with 50 hand coloured engravings. It is in a late nineteenth century binding with half leather and marbled boards. There is some fraying and loss at the top of the spine and wear to the front spine joint, with some splitting at the… Read more
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£423.01
image of The Runic and other Monumental Remains of the Isle of Man

The Runic and other Monumental Remains of the Isle of Man

by J G Cummings

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Published
1857
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Fair
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1st Edition
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£264.38

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London: Bell and Daldy, 1857 A fair copy of the extremely scarce 1st edition of J G Cummings' work on monumental remains in the Isle of Man. Cummings (1812-1868) was an archaeologist and geologist and researched extensively on the Isle of Man during his tenure as Vice Principal of King William's College from 1841-1856. This copy is in the original… Read more
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image of Cosmographie in Four Books containing the Chorographie and Historie of the Whole World, and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof.

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London : Anne Seile, 1669 A very good copy of the 5th edition 'enlarged and corrected by the Author'. In contemporary full calf binding (which has been rebacked retaining the original spine) and with the decorative title and 4 maps. The binding is in very good clean condition. The front board has the initials FT impressed on the leather and… Read more
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£2,115.04
image of Odal Rights and Feudal Wrongs: A Memorial for Orkney

Odal Rights and Feudal Wrongs: A Memorial for Orkney

by David Balfour

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Published
1860
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Good
Edition
1st Edition
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£290.82

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Edinburgh, 1860 A good copy of the extremely scarce 1st edition of Col David Balfour's work on the history of Orkney, inscribed by the author on an initial blank. Col Balfour was born on Shapinsay and inherited the family estate there in 1846, commissioning the building of Balfour Castle. He was one of the key movers in the reorganisation of… Read more
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image of Sean Dana; Le Oisian, Orran, Ulann, &c. Ancient Poems of Ossian, Orran, Ullin &c. collected in the Western Highlands and Isles; Being the Originals of the Translations some time ago Published in the Gaelic Antiquities

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Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1787 A fair copy in contemporary half leather binding. The binding has wear and scuffing and has lost its title label. The spine has the remains of gilt lines and blind stamped designs. The leather is fragile at the spine ends with fraying and loss. There is wear to joints. The marbled boards are scuffed with some… Read more
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£317.26
image of An Economical History of the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland

An Economical History of the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland

by John Walker

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Published
1812
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Fair
Edition
2nd Edition
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£528.76

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London and Edinburgh: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; Guthrie and Anderson, 1812 A fair set of the 2nd edition of John Walker's scarce work in 2 volumes. In contemporary half leather bindings which are scuffed and worn. The spines have surface loss and wear at spine ends and joints with cracking. The marbled boards have scuffing and the corners are… Read more
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image of Observations on the Nature and Extent of the Cod Fishery, carried on off the coasts of Zetland and the Orkney Islands

Observations on the Nature and Extent of the Cod Fishery, carried on off the coasts of Zetland and the Orkney Islands

by A Edmonston

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Published
1820
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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£158.63

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Edinburgh: William Laing; and Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy, 1820 A very good copy recently rebound in full morocco leather with title label to spine and gilt titles and date to front board. The binding is in near fine condition with minimal wear. New endpapers and initial and final blanks have been added and there is the bookplate of John Davie… Read more
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image of An Essay towards a Natural History of Serpents: in two parts. I. The First exhibits a general View of Serpents, in their various Aspects.....II. The Second gives a View of most Serpents that are known...

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London: Printed for the author and sold by John Gray, 1742 A fair copy of the 1st edition in later half calf binding with 7 plates. A fascinating read today, being an account of a mixture of mythical and real animals - including descriptions of dragons. The binding is in good to very good condition with gilt titles and gilt… Read more
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image of An Account of the Present State of the Hebrides and Western Coasts of Scotland: in which An attempt is made to explain the circumstances that have hitherto repressed the industry of the Natives..

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London and Edinburgh: G G J and J Robinson; and C Elliot, 1785 A good copy in contemporary rebacked half leather binding with marbled boards. Contents complete with folding map. The binding has gilt ruled lines to the spine and title label. There is the remains of a small old label at the top of the spine. Both the leather… Read more
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image of Histoire Naturelle et Morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique. Enrichie de plusieurs belles figures des Raretez les considerables qui y font d'ecrites. Avec un Vocabulaire Caraibe

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Roterdam: Arnould Leers, 1658 A fair to good copy of the scarce 1st edition in largely contemporary full leather binding with portrait of Jaques Amprovx, 11 full page plates and 33 engravings in the text. The engraved title and 2 leaves of the table of chapters are provided in facsimile. Attributed to Charles de Rochefort, the Pastor of the French… Read more
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£1,454.09
image of Orkney and the Last Great War. Being excerpts from the correspondence of Admiral Alexander Graeme of Graemeshall 1788-1815

Orkney and the Last Great War. Being excerpts from the correspondence of Admiral Alexander Graeme of Graemeshall 1788-1815

by Patrick Sutherland Graeme

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Published
1915
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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£158.63

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Kirkwall: William Peace & Son, 1915 Scarce 1st edition copy in original quarter cloth and card binding. Compiled from the Admiral's correspondence retained at Graemshall together with copies of the letters that his Factor, David Petrie filed (his original letters were destroyed). Published at the start of World War I - to be of 'special interest to those desiring information… Read more
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image of 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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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… Read more
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image of A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness. Wherein After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described; ...

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Edinburgh: William Brown, 1883 A good copy of the limited facsimile edition of John Brand's work which was first published in 1701. Limited to 157 copies, of which 148 were for sale. This is copy 1. The plain cloth binding is sound, but with marking and there is wear to spine and cloth fraying to corners. It has the original… Read more
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The History of Berwick-upon-Tweed (1817)

by Thomas Johnstone

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Published
2004
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Very Good
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£46.27

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Berwick-upon-Tweed: The Berwick History Society , 2004 A very good copy of the limited facsimile edition of Thomas Johnstone's History of Berwick. No 226 of 400 copies. In blue cloth binding with gilt crest to front board and titles to spine. The binding is in very good clean condition. Contents with folding map of Berwick, text 234 pp, appendix l… Read more
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