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The Crusie, or ancient oil lamp of Scotland
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The Crusie, or ancient oil lamp of Scotland

By Gilbert Goudie

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland This is an extract from the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland which has been privately bound in quarter leather with buckram boards. The original wrap has been bound in. Undated but late 1800's. The spine has gilt-lined raised bands and titles. There is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian and collector of Orkney and Shetland works, to the front pastedown. With illustrations in the text. Binding is clean and sound with scuffing and wear to spine and corners. Contents in very good clean condition.

$32.61

Kirkwall in the Orkneys
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Kirkwall in the Orkneys

By B H Hossack

Kirkwall: William Peace & Son, 1900 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition with 4 maps and numerous illustrations and photographs. A very comprehensive history of Kirkwall. In cloth binding with black spine with gilt titles, and blue boards with gilt crest to the front board. The binding is sound and tight, with some scuffing and bubbling to the cloth which has a little marking, and wear to edges. Marbled endpapers, taped at the joints. Contents: half title; frontispiece; title page in red and black; preface and contents; text with 4 and index 490pp. There are 2 ink notes to an initial blank, a little dark flecking to pp 340/1 (?soot), and a small repaired tear to the top margin of p385. Contents otherwise in very good clean condition.

$195.65

Notes on Orkney and Zetland: illustrative of the History, Antiquities, Scenery, and Customs of those Islands
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Notes on Orkney and Zetland: illustrative of the History, Antiquities, Scenery, and Customs of those Islands

By Alexander Peterkin

Edinburgh: Macredie, Skelly, and Company, Princes Street; and T & C Underwood, London, 1822 A rare 1st edition copy of Alex Peterkin's studies of Orkney and Zetland. The title page states that this is Vol I, but no further volumes were published. The work is in 3 parts: A Visit to Orkney in 1818, A Chronicle of Orkney and Zetland, and the Political State of Orkney and Zetland. Peterkin lived in Orkney for 7 years and held the title of Sheriff-Substitute of Orkney. He states that he wrote the work because he found other studies - those by James Wallace and the Rev Dr Barry - 'unsatisfactory in many important particulars'. He was taken to task by Rev Walter Traill for this publication - with Traill accusing him of getting his facts wrong while strongly defending the accuracy of Dr Barry. This copy is in a half leather binding with gilt titles and raised bands and gilt decorative compartments to spine. The boards have a decorative raised leaf design. There is some rubbing but the binding is in very good condition. There is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown. Contents: frontispiece; title page; preface pp 1-6; contents pp 1-3; text in 3 sections with one plate pp 1-224; appendix 1-109. There is a small stamp to the rear of the frontispiece and the base of the title page - which has offset to the bottom margin of the frontispiece; and an ink blob which affects the margins of pp 107-110. There is some pencil annotation. Text otherwise clean but with light foxing throughout.

$326.08

Account of the Excavation of a Chambered Cairn in the Parish of Firth, Orkney
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Account of the Excavation of a Chambered Cairn in the Parish of Firth, Orkney

By M M Charleson

Stromness: Printed by Wm Rendall for Orkney Natural History Society, 1903 The introduction states that this Account was first read to the Orkney Natural History Society in February 1902 and was printed and published at their request. It has been bound in blue buckram with gilt titles to spine and front board. The binding is in very good clean condition. There is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted collector of Orcadian works, to the front pastedown. Contents with new endpapers, original blanks, title, introduction and text pp 1-18 with 4 full page illustrations. Contents in very good to near fine clean condition.

$78.26

Pre-historic remains of Caithness, with Notes on the Human Remains
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Pre-historic remains of Caithness, with Notes on the Human Remains

By Samuel Laing, Thomas H Huxley

London and Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, 1866 A very good copy in the original red decorative cloth binding with frontispiece and 34 pages of illustrations. The binding has been rebacked to provide a new cloth spine with leather title label and gilt author and date information. The original boards are clean with some darkening and bumping to corners and a little edge wear. There are new endpapers with the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown. Contents: half title; frontispiece with tissue guard; title; text by Laing with 7 illustrations pp 1-79 (some pages unopened); half title; text by Huxley with 27 illustrations pp 83-148; Appendix pp 149-160; table and publisher's catalogue dated October 1865 8pp. Contents in very good clean condition.

$78.26

Vindication of Orkney, in answer to "Notes on Orkney" By Alex. Peterkin, Esq
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Vindication of Orkney, in answer to "Notes on Orkney" By Alex. Peterkin, Esq

By Walter Traill

Edinburgh: Printed for the Author by P. Neill, 1823 A very scarce original copy of the Reverend Walter Traill of Westope's furious response to Alexander Peterkin's Notes on Orkney and Zetland, published a year previously. Traill refutes a number of Peterkin's statements, accusing him of not knowing enough about his subject matter, and in the process provides a lot of useful information about farming and fishing practices. This copy is in a half leather binding with gilt title to spine and cobbled cloth boards with gilt title to front board. There is some scuffing to spine joints and the top and bottom of the spine, and some corner wear, but the binding is tight and sound. Contents: half title; title; advert; contents list; text pp 1-63; appendix pp 65-72. There are a couple of small splits at the front endpaper joint and small paper repairs to the gutter of the half title and advert pages. A nice clean copy.

$260.86

Thoughts on Orkney and Zetland, their antiquities and capabilities of improvement; with hints towards the formation of a local society for the investigation and promotion of these objects
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Thoughts on Orkney and Zetland, their antiquities and capabilities of improvement; with hints towards the formation of a local society for the investigation and promotion of these objects

By A G Groat

Edinburgh: Printed by Neill & Co, not printed for sale, 1831 An extremely scarce original copy in contemporary full leather binding. According to the 'Preliminary Statement' in the book, it arose from a meeting in April 1831, where a 'few young gentlemen, natives of Orkney', agreed that while there was a lot of interest and value attached to antiquities in Orkney and Zetland, very little was published or known. The book proposed setting up a Society - possibly called 'The Orkney and Zetland Statistical Society'. The rest of work pulls together extracts from other works, lists prominent individuals, and gives a listing of works on Orkney and Zetland at that period. This copy has been repaired to provide a new leather spine with gilt titles. The contemporary boards have a delicate blind stamped leaf design to the borders. There is a little scuffing and wear but the binding is in very good clean condition. There are marbled endpapers with professional tape at the joints (presumably done when the spine was repaired) and the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown. Contents: half title; title page; contents; statement; text pp 1-47. Extra blanks have been added at the rear. Contents are in very good clean condition. There is some splitting between the half title and the title but the book is sound.

$326.08

Acta Pacificationis quae coram sac. caesareae maiestatis commissariis, inter Seren, Regis Hispaniarum & Principis Matthiae Archduchis Austriae ...
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Acta Pacificationis quae coram sac. caesareae maiestatis commissariis, inter Seren, Regis Hispaniarum & Principis Matthiae Archduchis Austriae ...

By Aggaeus Van Albada [editor]

Antverpiae [Antwerp]: Ex officina Christophori Plantini Architypographi Regii, 1580 An extremely scarce original copy in soft cover vellum binding, printed and published by Christopher Plantin and with his printer's device on the title page. This work is a contemporary account of events in the Netherlands during the period of armed rebellion against the rule of Philip II of Spain and its subsequent repression. The activities of Mathias (Holy Roman Emperor), who was invited to be Governor of the Netherlands in 1577, in promoting a Catholic revival have been said to be contributory to the Thirty Years War. The work was edited by Aggaeus Van Albada, an extremely able who was principal speaker for the Netherlands at the peace talks that followed the rebellion. Christopher Plantin, whose major printing house was in Antwerp, suffered personally in the conflict - only saving his business from destruction by paying ransoms to the Spanish soldiers. This copy is in a full vellum soft binding. The boards appear contemporary with the remains of ties at the back. The spine is newer and possibly applied with glue - the book is quite tight to open, particularly at the beginning. The binding is a little grubby but sound. Newer blanks have been added at the beginning and end, and are a little dog-eared. Contents: title page with printer's device and a couple of ink letters; summa privilegii 1p; text with decorative initial capitals pp 1-338; ad lectorum 339-340; quotation 1p; printer's note 1p; blank; typographus lectori with superscriptio pp 345-351. Given the age of this book, the contents are in good clean condition. There is a light stain in the bottom margin that extends upwards into the text which is persistent throughout, but which worsens at the end of the book. Pages are lightly toned. A very small piece of the paper surface from a marginal note has detached at p328 and been deposited on p329 but the original text is still visible.

$1043.44

A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom....
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A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom....

By John Barrow

London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1806 A good copy of the 1st edition in contemporary full leather binding with 21 aquatint plates, including a fold out view of Rio de Janeiro and 2 fold out maps. John Barrow (1764-1848) accompanied Lord Macartney's embassy to China as comptroller of the household. He learnt the Chinese language. He later accompanied Lord Macartney as his private secretary on a mission to the Cape of Good Hope. This volume mainly covers his experience in China, but an annex gives an account of his journey in 1801 and 1802 to South Africa. This copy is in a full leather binding which has been rebacked at some point to provide a newer spine with title and author labels and a date in gilt at the bottom. The binding is in very good clean condition with some wear to corners and light scuffing. Contents: title page; dedication; preface; contents (i-xviii); directions for placing the plates 1p; text and index pp 1-447. There are 18 single page aquatint plates and 3 fold-out plates of which 2 are maps. Overall the text and plates are clean with light toning and the occasional spot. There is some marking in the top margin of pp169-176. The first fold out has repair at the fold. One map has repair at the fold. Both maps have offsetting which affects the maps themselves and surrounding text pages. It is for this reason that the book has been classed as 'good' rather than 'very good'. Please enquire if you would like to see more images.

$2739.03

Orcades Seu Rerum: Orcadensium Historiae Libri tres, Quorum primus, Praeter insularum ficum numerumque, Comitum, Procerum, incolarumq; origines, familias, gesta & vicissitudines.....
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Orcades Seu Rerum: Orcadensium Historiae Libri tres, Quorum primus, Praeter insularum ficum numerumque, Comitum, Procerum, incolarumq; origines, familias, gesta & vicissitudines.....

By Thermodo Torffaeo [Thormodus Torfaeus]

Havniae: Literis Justini Hog, Universit, 1697 A very good copy of the 1st edition in recent full calf binding. Thormodus Torfaeus (1636-1719) was educated at the University in Copenhagen, and became Royal Antiquary of Iceland and Royal Historian of the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway. This was his second work, published in 1697, and concerns the activity of the Vikings in Orkney - particularly the material of the Orkneyinga Saga. The binding is in near fine condition and has raised bands and gilt titles to spine. The endpapers are recent and marbled, with an old bookplate of J A Maconochie to the front pastedown, and a newer bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson (a noted Orcadian) to the fep. 2 new blanks have been added front and rear. Contents: original blank with latin note to top; rubricated title page with printer's device (small paper repair to verso); note of authority; dedication 5pp; Praefatio ad Lectorum 7pp; verses 2pp; Libri I pp 1-155 (some ink notes - generally dates in margins, some ink marks p 55, and ink blot bottom margin p 117); blank; Libri II pp 157-190; Exemple Contract Matrimon pp 191-205; Libri III pp 207-228; index 10pp; old blank. Text with decorative headpieces, tailpieces and initial capitals for each section. Contents with light toning and occasional mottling, but in good condition.

$5217.20

The Ancient and Present State of Orkney, particularly the Capital Borough of Kirkwall. To which are added, the petty tyrants; or, grinders of the poor. The characteristic new year's gift, or Lawrie's Elections ....
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The Ancient and Present State of Orkney, particularly the Capital Borough of Kirkwall. To which are added, the petty tyrants; or, grinders of the poor. The characteristic new year's gift, or Lawrie's Elections ....

By George Eunson

Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed for the Author, 1788 A good copy of the scarce 1st edition. Written as a protest - the author's preface states 'the design of publishing....is rather to make more clearly known the hardships and unconstitutional government of this Burgh'. Eunson has an interesting history: some accounts state that he was a smuggler who turned 'gamekeeper' being made an Officer of Excise by an influential patron. His zeal made him enemies who then had him arrested and locked up. The book is said to be his revenge and he does not hold back - accusing the nobility of rigging elections in favour of their cronies; and that the legal profession were involved in smuggling. This copy is in a half leather binding with raised bands and title label to spine and marbled boards. It is in good clean condition with some wear to the front spine joint and general rubbing and wear to corners and edges. There is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown and a pencilled signature to the fep. Contents: blank; title page; dedication; general preface 4pp; and text to p127 - which includes some poetry (eg 'Petty Tyrants, or Grinders of the Poor'); finis. The title page has some paper repair; there are a couple of small repaired edge tears at pp 30 and 82; the corner tip of p99 is missing; there is small loss to the bottom of p109; and light worming notice from p102 with very slight loss of text.

$652.15

The Description of the Isles of Orknay and Zetland. With Mapps of them, done from the accurat Observation of the most Learned who lived in these isles
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The Description of the Isles of Orknay and Zetland. With Mapps of them, done from the accurat Observation of the most Learned who lived in these isles

By Robert Monteith, Robert Sibbald

Edinburgh: Printed by Mr Andrew Symson; published by SRS MD, 1711 An extremely rare 1st edition copy with contemporary maps of Orkney and Shetland. The work is in 2 parts: the first being a description of Orkney 'From the MS of Robert Monteith Laird of Eglisha & Gairsa, dated Kirkwall Sept 24 1633'; and the second being a description of the Isles of Shetland. It is assumed that Robert Monteith authored both, with Sir Robert Sibbald subsequently collating and publishing the manuscript, adding the 2 maps. The first section is relatively brief while the second section includes much more detail on livestock, plants, farming, fishing and general ways of life. There are also references in the text dated 1652 and 1669, which suggest that Sibbald added his own words to a greater or lesser extent. This volume is in a newer half leather binding with leather title and date labels to spine and front board. There is some scuffing to the surface of the corners and the boards. It is clean and sound. Internally there is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to front and rear pastedowns. Contents: title page dated 1711 with a couple of pencil notes at the top; large folding map of Orkney (small tape repair to a fold edge); Orkney text pp 1-4; map of Zetland; Shetland text pp 1-42, small red ink star in top corner p10 and large black ink blot top outer corner p37 slightly affecting one word; finis. Contents generally very clean with varying degrees of toning to the paper.

$1108.66

An Essay on the Navy, or England's Advantage and Safety, prov'd Dependant on a Formidable and well-Disciplined Navy; and the Encrease and Encouragement of Seamen
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An Essay on the Navy, or England's Advantage and Safety, prov'd Dependant on a Formidable and well-Disciplined Navy; and the Encrease and Encouragement of Seamen

By Johb Dennis

London: Printed for the Author and sold by John Nutt, 1702 A good copy of the first edition of this scarce work in newer full leather binding. John Dennis (1657-1734) is best known as a dramatist and poet, who was, until his later years, well-regarded as a leading wit and critic. This copy is in a newer binding, with gilt titles to spine, by A W Lumsden of Edinburgh. There is bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown. A loose bookseller's catalogue indicates that Robertson probably obtained the work in marbled paper wraps and commissioned the binding. The wraps have been retained. Contents: rubricated title page dated 1702; dedication 2pp; introduction and text 54pp with large folding table; finis. The top margin has been very closely cropped so some page numbers are missing, but all the text is present. There is some scholarly ink annotation at pp 11,28,31,32,38 - some of which involves crossings out. There is some expert paper repair - including to the table which has been laid on paper to preserve it.

$717.37

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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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...

By John Brand

Edinburgh: George Mosman, 1701 A good to very good copy of the scarce 1st Edition of John Brand's account of Orkney and Shetland at the start of the eighteenth century. John Brand was a Minister and was appointed to join a delegation to the Northern Isles in 1700/01. As a Minister he had a particular interest in religious affairs, but the book contains rare accounts of the population, land use, occupation and social life. The book is in a later full calf 1800's binding with gilt lines, date and title label to spine. There is wear to the joints and to the top and bottom of the spine, but it is sound and clean. There is some corner wear. Internally there is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown. Contents: later endpapers; title page with printer's device and 3 light ink signatures; dedication 6pp; preface to Reader 3pp; Contents 1p; text pp 1-159; Appendix 4pp; Finis. The paper is brown-toned but the contents are generally very clean. In rebinding, the binder has reduced the size of the gutter to accommodate the different stitching style required by a flat 1800's spine. There is loss to the corner tip at p 13; a small mark in the outer margin of pp 95/6; and a small repaired tear to the bottom of the last page of the Appendix. Small ink signature of verso of final leaf.

$1630.38

A Voyage to Shetland, the Orkneys, and the Western Isles of Scotland. Giving an Account of the Laws, Customs ...
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A Voyage to Shetland, the Orkneys, and the Western Isles of Scotland. Giving an Account of the Laws, Customs ...

London: C.Corbet, 1751 A good copy of the scarce 1st edition in newer full leather binding. The anonymous author describes his travels through the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland. Some interesting details on the herring trade and, what are to our eyes, credulous accounts of apparitions and second-sight. The full leather binding is in near fine condition with gilt titles and date to front board and spine. New endpapers and initial and final blanks have been added. There is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson to the front pastedown. He was a noted business man and active in many community organisations in northern Scotland and Orkney. Internally the book is complete and clean. Contents with title page, 'to the Reader 2pp, text 71pp, finis. The title page has had a professional repair to the side and there are some small repaired edge tears at pp 29, 31 and 33. There is a small hole and mark in the side margin at p 56. The pages are brown-toned with the occasional spot.

$913.01

The Cronicles of Scotland
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The Cronicles of Scotland

By Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie

Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814 A good to very good copy, combining Vols I and II in one, in full leather binding with armorial bookplate of James D Marwick to the front pastedown. James Marwick was born in Kirkwall and was Town Clerk of Glasgow for 31 years, maintaining his Orkney links throughout. The Cronicles, according to John Graham Dalyell, who wrote the Preface, are taken from a number of manuscripts of different dates. He states that authorship was assigned to Robert Lindsay but without clear proof. The binding has been rebacked to provide a newer spine with raised bands and red title label. The contemporary panelled-style boards are in good condition with some scuffing and wear at edges and corners. Contents with initial blank; half title; title to vol I; preface iii-v; notice vii-viii; introduction ix-xxxi; text pp 1-282; publisher's ads 6pp; half title; title page Vol II; note 1p; text pp 282-618; addenda 619-626; index 627-639. Overall the contents are in very good clean condition. There is the odd mark and more noticeable spotting on pp 113 and 163. A nice copy.

$182.60

A Treatise on the Situation, Manners, and Inhabitants of Germany; and the Life of Agricola; by C Cornelius Tacitus: translated into English by John Aiken
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A Treatise on the Situation, Manners, and Inhabitants of Germany; and the Life of Agricola; by C Cornelius Tacitus: translated into English by John Aiken

By C Cornelius Tacitus, John Aiken [translator]

Warrington: Printed by W Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1777 A fair copy of John Aiken's translation of Tacitus' works on Germany and the life of Agricola. 'Germany' is the first edition and 'Agricola' was reprinted as a second edition and issued with it. This copy has been rebound probably around 20 years ago in a full leather binding with tan leather to spine and green leather to boards in a quarter leather style. The spine has raised bands with gilt lining and a title label. The binding is very clean but with a small area of surface loss to the back board. The endpapers were replaced at the same time and the fep does not open out fully. Contents with fold-out map of Germany; title page; dedication; preface; additions; text pp 1-129; half title to Agricola; text pp 143-255; index. The contents are clean, but with recurrent staining to the bottom fifth of the gutter with affects the inner corner of text and is visible on page edges when the book is closed. The index is incomplete - lacking pages from 'O' onwards. Scarce.

$117.39

A Letter to a Gentleman from his friend in Orkney
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A Letter to a Gentleman from his friend in Orkney

By Rev. Thomas Hepburn

Edinburgh: William Brown, 1885 A very good copy of the limited edition, reprinted in 1885 from the original edition of 1760 by William Brown. 110 copies were produced of which 100 were for sale, and this is numbered 83 with William Brown's initials. This edition has a preface which gives the historical context to the letter. It was apparently written at the request of an anonymous individual (who edited and published the letter in 1760) to ascertain the background to a lawsuit brought against the Earl of Morton by his vassals. Rev Hepburn was the Minister of Birsay and therefore considered well placed to give a picture of local life and the causes of poverty in the area. This copy is in a probably original cloth binding with paper label to spine. The binding is sound and clean with wear to the top and bottom of the spine, corners and edges. Contents with title page to limited edition; note 5pp; title page 1760; advertisement by the Editor; letter; appendix; finis. Contents in very good to near fine clean condition. Stitching visible between pp 16/17 but the book is sound.

$130.43

Scotia Illustrata sive Prodromus Historiae Naturalis in quo Regionis natura, Incolarum Ingenia & Mores, Morbi iisque medendi Methodus, & Medicina Indigena accurrate explicantur; et.....
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Scotia Illustrata sive Prodromus Historiae Naturalis in quo Regionis natura, Incolarum Ingenia & Mores, Morbi iisque medendi Methodus, & Medicina Indigena accurrate explicantur; et.....

By Robert Sibbald

Edinburgh: Jacobi Kniblo, Josuae Solingensis & Johannes Colmarii, 1684 A good copy of this scarce work, in later full cloth binding with 22 illustrations on 20 plates. Robert Sibbald (1641-1722) was born in Fife and qualified as a physician after study in Leiden and Paris. He was appointed as the first Professor of Medicine at Edinburgh University and became Geographer Royal in 1682. He had a particular interest in creating frameworks for proper study - the proper institutions and evidence base. This work 'The Illustrated Essay of the Natural History of Scotland' is a systematic review of the natural resources of Scotland - from the weather to geography, geology, plant and animal life - including disease and local cures. This copy has a sound but worn rebacked cloth binding with gilt titles and date to spine. There is an ink signature of I Strachan to the fep, which is not original, and some ink letters and numbers to the initial blank, which is. Contents with title page; dedication 2pp; contents framework 1p; approvals; and text laid out in 3 main sections with separate title pages and pagination; followed by an Appendix; further text and errata and the plates bound at the rear. Sections: title page 1683; poem 1p; diploma 2pp; text pp 1-15; half title; 4pp diploma 2pp; praefatio 3pp text pp 1-47; finis. blank text 49-102; finis partis primae; index 6pp. Title page 1684; dedication 2pp; index 2pp; texxt pp 1-56; catalogus plantarum pp 57-62; text pp 63-114; finis partis secundae; index 6pp; title page 1684; dedication 2pp; index 2pp; text pp 1-35; finis; appendix pp 36-7; index 4pp; half title; index 1p; text 41-56; index 2pp; plate list 1p; errata 1p; finis; plates. Contents are in very good clean condition. There is occasional light staining in the margins - mostly the top margin; very occasionally at the side. There are some very small ink lines in a blank area on one page; and one mispagination - 3rd part - 11-10-11-14 - with continuous text. There is an ink signature of Eben Vetch 1706 on the main title page.

$1173.87

Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in 1856 in the schooner yacht \'Foam\', to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen
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Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in 1856 in the schooner yacht 'Foam', to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen

By Earl of Dufferin

London: John Murray , 1879 A good copy of the 7th edition in the original decorative cloth binding with black and white frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout. The binding is bright and clean. The spine is slightly darkened and there is wear to the top and bottom of the spine, together with edges and corners. Internally, the original endpapers are present - the front endpapers with a slight split beginning to appear at the joint. The contents are complete and in good to very good condition. There are some small edge tears - mostly to the top margin affecting the half title, frontispiece, title page and dedication. These have been repaired with archival paper tape. There is small loss to the side margin of page 31 where the book has been poorly opened - the text is not affected. Some top page corners have been turned over at some point. 32 pp publisher's catalogue dated September 1880 at the rear.

$156.52

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