The Book of Arran: Archaeology

By: J. A. Balfour

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Two volumes complete. VERY SCARCE. Originally published by the Arran Society of Glasgow, 1910; this edition by Kilbrannan Publishing Ltd, Brodick, Isle of Arran, 1982. Volume 1: Archaeology, ppxiv, 295, plus 54 pages of plates and numerous b&w illustrations in text. Publisher's book plate tipped in at front stating that this is No.324 of a limited edition of 1000. Fold-out map to illustrate the antiquities on the Island of Arran loosely inserted at rear. (not called for) Chapters: Introduction: The building-up of the island by Sir Archibald Geikie. Prehistoric period: The sepulchral remains. Cup and ring-marked rocks. Protohistoric period: The Vikings. Fortified and domestic sites. An Irish-Celtic monastery. Historic Period: The King's cave. Chapels and sculptured stones. On the effigy of an abbot at Shisken: With a note on the forms of vestments on West-Highland monuments. The castles. The Holy isle. Runic inscriptions in the cell of St Molaise, by Dr. Erik Brate. Arran place names. Index Volume 2 History and Folklore ppxiv, 388, plus 12 pages of illustrations and maps; additionally a double page map showing parish boundaries and place names has been bound in at rear. Both volumes in fine condition with just very minor shelf wear. Chapters: Early Arran. Arran in the War of Independence. The owners of Arran. I and II. Churches and clergy before the reformation. Arran in politics. Folk History. The Church after the Reformation.The first of the improvers. Improvement and emigration. The new Arran. Folk Lore. Gaelic songs of Arran. Appendices. List of works on the Isand of Arran. List of those who contributed material or information in connection with 'The Book of Arran'. Index. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. Counter shelf

Title: The Book of Arran: Archaeology

Author Name: J. A. Balfour

Categories: Scotland Highlands & Islands,

Publisher: The Arran Society of Glasgow/Kilbrannan Publishing: 1982

ISBN Number: 0907939023

ISBN Number 13: 9780907939023

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 004919

Keywords: Scotland, Scotland Highlands and Islands, Scottish Highlands and Islands, The Island of Arran, Arran, Arran History, Arran Politics, Arran Archaeology, Scotland Highlands & Islands,