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The Illustrated London News: The Complete Second World War, September 1939 - December 1945 - 13 Volumes Complete.

By: N/A

Price: £7,500.00

Publisher: The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd.: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005629

Condition: Near Fine


13 Volumes. Large hardcovers (36x26cm) in blue cloth, bound for the Library of The Gordon Highlanders, gilt titles on spines, Gordon Highlanders cap badge in gilt on front covers, some light shelfwear but overall in Near Fine condition. This large, complete and unique set of 13 volumes of the weekly London Illustrated News covers every aspect of the Second World War in great detail. Volume 1: 2 September - 30 December 1939, pp 614, Covers the first four months, including countless articles and illustrations mainly concerning the beginning of the Second World War which officially began the d... View more info

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The Vikings in Islay: The Place of Names in Hebridean Settlement History

By: Alan Macniven

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005385

ISBN: 1906566623

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers, As New. First edition, pp xi, 419, maps, notes, bibliography, indices. The Hebridean island of Islay is well-known for its whisky, its wildlife and its association with the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. There would seem to be little reason to dwell on its fate at the hands of marauding Northmen during the Viking Age. Despite a pivotal location on the 'sea road' from Norway to Ireland, there are no convincing records of the Vikings ever having been there. In recent years, historians have been keen to marginalise the island's Viking experience, choosing instead to focu... View more info

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Return to One Man's Island: Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May

By: Brockie, Keith

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003350

ISBN: 1841589748

Condition: As New


Hardcover, As New. First edition, colour illustrations. Keith Brockie's One Man's Island: Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May (1984), immediately became one of the bestselling Scottish natural history books of all time. The combination of breathtaking wildlife images with notes and background information, captured unforgettably the beauty of nature, and in particular that of the Isle of May, a little gem of an island in the Firth of Forth. The packed weight of this book is over 1kg so for UK First Class or Overseas we may ask for additional postage. Since then Brockie has constantl... View more info

St. Helena.

By: Campbell, Bryn.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Solomon & Co, 1979.: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1092

Condition: Fine


Stapled pamphlet,some light damping to bottom edge but otherwise Very Good. First edition, unpaginated, colour illustrations. A tourist guide to the island of St. Helena. S17. View more info

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Strange Things: Father Allan, Ada Goodrich Freer and the Second Sight

By: Campbell, Trevor John Lorne

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2006

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 003349

ISBN: 1841584584

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New condition. New edition, b&w illustrations, appendices, index. The supernatural has always played a prominent part of the life and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, with ghosts, seers and second-sight featuring in countless stories and in the collective memory of the people. In the late 1890s, Fr Allan McDonald, parish priest of the island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, made a collection of such stories which he entitled "Strange Things". View more info

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Explaining Social Change: Studies in honour of Colin Renfrew (McDonald Institute Monographs)

By: Cherry, John; Scarre, Christopher; Shennan, Stephen.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007429

ISBN: 1902937236

Condition: Fine


Large Hardback, 22 x 30cm, with illustrated covers in Fine condition. No dustwrapper, as issued. First edition, with pp240, with b&w illustrations and diagrams. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. These papers look at the increasingly influential role of social archaeology - an area in which Colin Renfrew has been a key player. Topics covered include: the development of the human mind, trade and exchange, social change, chiefdoms and states, and the archaeology of island societies. View more info

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Manda: Excavations at an Island Port on the Kenya Coast (Memoir / the British Institute in Eastern Africa)

By: Chittick, H. Neville

Price: £15.00

Publisher: British Institute in Eastern Africa: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004055

ISBN: 0500970068

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New Dustwrapper. First edition, pp xvi, 258, b&w illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. Excavations at an Island Port on the Kenya Coast. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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The Railways of Scotland Volume 5: The Western Highlands.

By: Cinerail.

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Cinerail, 2004.: 0

Seller ID: 1828

Condition: New


(New DVD) The West Highland line from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig is famed for its rugged scenery.Steam Class 5's, B1's, K1's and K2's plus a C15 powering the push/pull service to Arrochar, are featured plus NB Type 2's, Class 20, 25 and 26 diesel locos in the early 1960s. The Lochaber and Kinlochleven narrow gauge railways are featured in a 1958 film. The line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh is portrayed on a circular journey in 1971, crossing to Skye at Kyle and returning via Mallaig. The third main Highland route linked Dunblane to Oban, via Callander and Killin Junction, where s... View more info

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Surgeon in Borneo: Priest in St. Helena.

By: Crook, Michael.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: The Book Guild Ltd, 1992. 0863327753: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1036

ISBN: 0863327753

Condition: Fine


Hardback, in Fine condition with dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp 289. A story of a oil field surgeon in Borneo who settled on the South Atlantic island of St. Helena. S16. View more info

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God's Islanders: A History of the People of Gigha.

By: Czerkawska, Catherine.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2006. 1841582972: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 479

ISBN: 1841582972

Condition: Fine


Hardback, in Fine condition, complete with dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, signed copy, ppxvi, 295. With b&w photographs and illustrations, maps of Gigha, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, notes, select biography and index.The island of Gigha lies just off Tayinloan on the Kintyre peninsula and is the most southerly of the true Hebridean islands. This book presents the story of this part of Scotland and God's Island. Offering an exploration of the history of its people, it is also an examination of the issues, trends and challenges affecting the whole area. S8. View more info

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Island Years.

By: Darling, F. Fraser.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: G.Bell & Sons: 1944

Seller ID: 007136

Condition: Very Good


Hardback with some light fading to top edge but otherwise in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, some chips missiong from top edge of front cover, head and foot of spine, some rubbing to hinges but otherwise in Good Condition, with a clear archival wrapper. With pp306, b&w illustrations, maps of the islands of North Rona, Eilean a'Chleirich, The Treshnish Isles, The Summer Isles and the West Coast of Scotland. View more info

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The Fortunate Isles: Study in African Transformation

By: Davidson, Basil

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1989

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004725

ISBN: 0091822718

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers, some shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, signed and inscribed by author to Professor Hargreaves of Aberdeen University, General editor of the Oxford Studies in African Afairs, pp 221, b&w illustrations, maps, notes, references, thematic index. View more info

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Island of Dreams: 99 Poems from Mustique.

By: Dennis, Felix.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Noctua Press: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006914

ISBN: 0952838532

Condition: As New


Book plus spoken word CD, with launch info sheet. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 99 Poems from Mustique. View more info

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Working in the Woods: A History of Logging on the West Coast

By: Drushka, Ken

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Harbour: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004252

ISBN: 1550170724

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition, dustwrapper with small closed tear to outer hinge, internally repaired and in otherwise Near Fine condition. First edition, pp 304, b&w illustrations throughout, index. View more info

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Schooling in the South Atlantic Islands 1661-1992.

By: Evans, Dorothy.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Anthony Nelson, 1994. 0904614514: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 1008

ISBN: 0904614514

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. With previous owner's name in circular stamp on title page. SIGNED COPY, signed on loose dedication slip. Letter from the author to previous owner enclosed. With pp414, with b&w illustrations, foreword by H.R.H. Prince Andrew, appendices and index. The History of schooling in the South Atlantic Islands from 1661 to 1992. S15. View more info

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The Glass Island: The Story of Tristan da Cunha.

By: Hosegood, Nancy.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 1964.: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1006

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper with some discolouration and stain on the front cover and some shelf wear, otherwise in good condition. First edition, pp 192, with b&w illustrations, two-page map of the Tristan coastline. A dramatic account of the whole of the island's story, backed by documentary evidence and first hand encounters with a unique people whose plight captured the imagination of the world. S16. View more info

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The Book of Arran: Archaeology

By: J. A. Balfour

Price: £175.00

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

Seller ID: 004919

ISBN: 0907939023

Condition: Fine


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.... View more info

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The Alpine Journal 2015, A Record of Mountain Adventure and Scientific Observation. Volume 119.

By: Jensen, Susan.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: The Alpine Club: 2015

Seller ID: 005898

ISBN: 0956930905

Condition: Fine


Hardback in blue cloth covers, with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, in Fine condition, As New. With dustwrapper in Fine condition with clear archival wrapper.With colour illustrations, ppxiv, 475, with index. Chapters include: First Ascent of Gasherbrum V, Hagshu North-east face, Bishkek, South Simvu, Zumthul Phuk, Greenland and Baffin Island, The Last Levithian, The Shackleton traverse, Matterhorn, and more... THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED View more info

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Rum: A Landscape Without Figures.

By: Love, John A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006299

ISBN: 1841581305

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in green cloth covers, with gilt titles, in Fine condition. With pp302, with maps on FEP, with previous owner's label on title page, with colour and b&w illustrations. This is an account of Rum, one of the Hebrides and the people who contributed to its story. The site of some of the earliest settlements in Scotland, Rum's history extends back to the Mesolithic period. It was also an isolated haven for the early Celtic Church in the figure of Beccan the Solitary, and later formed part of the territories of the Vikings and Clanranalds, and ultimately the Macleans of Coll. Its populat... View more info

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MacDonald's Guide to Staffa Iona and Island of Mull.

By: MacDonald, Hugh.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hugh MacDonald Ltd.: 0

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 487

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet with card covers, in very good condition. Improved and revised edition, illustrated with maps and plates. With pp42 and index. S8. View more info