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The Christian Watt Papers.

By: Fraser, David.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd, 2004. 1841583081: 2004

Seller ID: 120

ISBN: 1841583081

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition, with some shelfwear. Reprint edition, pp x, 253. With b&w photographs, map of the district of Buchan, appendices 1-5 and index. S3.The recollections of Christian Watt, a Fraserburgh fisherman's daughter, who was born in 1833. Hers was a life of toil and hardship and many of her relatives, including her husband and son, were lost at sea. This led to a mental breakdown at the age of forty-seven and she spent the rest of her life as a patient in the Cornhill Infirmary, Aberdeen. Her life there was enlightened and humane and she began to write down recollections of her... View more info

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King's College Chapel, Aberdeen, 1500-2000.

By: Jane Geddes.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Northern Universities Press.: 2000

Seller ID: 005076

ISBN: 190265319X

Condition: As New


Softback in Very Good condition, with b&w illustrations and index.With pp303, with additional colour plates at the rear of the book. This new edition is a revised and expanded version of the book produced in 2000 to celebrate the quincentenary of King's College Chapel, Aberdeen. Since then, exciting discoveries have taken place and old ideas have been reappraised. The choir stalls and woodwork have provided a fresh seam of information about the meaning and use of the medieval chapel. Daniel MacCannell has identified new iconography in the stalls. Jane Geddes, prompted by the installation of ... View more info

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Lost Aberdeen: The Outskirts.

By: Morgan, Diane.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2007.: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1319

Condition: As New


Hardback with dustwrapper, in MINT condition. First edition. With ppxi, 212; with glossary, bibliography and index. In "Lost Aberdeen: The Outskirts", the lands which encircle the city, spreading seamlessly round its heart like a great fan, are explored and the losses chalked up and discussed. The journey begins at Gilcomston, the city's first suburb, once a little village of cottages and weavers' sheds, with a hidden industrial enclave and a remarkably elegant west end. Alas, Gilcomston is so lost that it is hard to find today, in spite of its proximity to the city centre. Heading nor... View more info

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Lost Aberdeen: The Freedom Lands.

By: Morgan, Diane.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2009. 9781841588407: 2009

Seller ID: 1318

ISBN: 1841588407

Condition: As New


Hardback with dustwrapper in MINT condition. With pp xviii, 206, b&w illustrations, bibliography and index. The west end of Aberdeen has a character all of its own. The area was originally dominated by the vast Stocket Lands (or Freedom Lands), a gift of Robert the Bruce to the burgesses of the city by two early fourteenth century charters, and the extensive Lands of Rubislaw, owned by the Skenes of Rubislaw since the 1680s. These extensive country areas were eventually feued off into estates, each with a Big Hoose and several farms. In time the estates were broken up and by the second half of... View more info

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The Lost City : Old Aberdeen.

By: Stevenson, Jane and Davidson, Peter.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2008. 9781841588131: 2008

Seller ID: 1313

ISBN: 184158813X

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover in Fine condition, dustwrapper with some light shelfwear but otherwise Near Fine. With pp xii, 164, with colour photographs by David Langan. Edited by Marc Ellington and Daniel MacCannell. There is a 'lost city' lying to the north of the modern city of Aberdeen. It is Scotland's most compact and least known architectural treasure-house. In this fine Burgh is a pattern-book of Scottish architecture, both vernacular and classical, and offers one of the most significant townscapes in all of Scotland. The conservation area of Old Aberdeen contains specimens of almost every type and... View more info