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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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Celtic Scotland.

By: Armit, Ian.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: B.T.Batsford/ Historic Scotland, 1997. 0713475382: 1997

Seller ID: 2270

ISBN: 0713475382

Condition: Very Good


Softcover in Very Good condition, with pp 128, with colour and b&w illustrations, with index. Written in a style designed to appeal to general as well as academic readers, this book examines the nature of "Celticness" and, through the evidence of ancient monuments, objects and written accounts, explores the essence of prehistoric Scotland. It traces the development of society in Scotland, from fragmented Iron Age tribes, into Picts, Scots and Britons, and uses reconstruction drawings and photographs to illustrate what Celtic life was like. S30. View more info

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The Fly Fisher's Guide Illustrated by Colour Plates, Representing Upwards of Forty of the Most Useful Flies, Accurately Copied from Nature.

By: Bainbridge, Geo. C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: The Flyfisher's Classic Library: 1992

Seller ID: 1259

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Fine condition. Dark blue leather spine, with gilt titles, vignette of three fishes on the spine, light blue cloth cover with gilt illustration on front, and light blue silk ribbon marker. In red slip-case in Fine condition. ppxiv, 160, with index. With an introduction by Tony Deacon. Forty of the most useful flies, accurately copied from nature. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. View more info

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The Fly Fisher's Guide Illustrated by Colour Plates, Representing Upwards of Forty of the Most Useful Flies, Accurately Copied from Nature.

By: Bainbridge, Geo. C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: The Flyfisher's Classic Library: 1992

Seller ID: 007972

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Fine condition. Dark blue leather spine, with gilt titles, vignette of three fishes on the spine, light blue cloth cover with gilt illustration on front, and light blue silk ribbon marker. In light blue slip-case in Fine condition. ppxiv, 160, with index. With an introduction by Tony Deacon. Forty of the most useful flies, accurately copied from nature. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. View more info

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British Pyralid & Plume Moths.

By: Beirne, Bryan P.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.: 0

Seller ID: 007620

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in blue covers with gilt titles, in Very Good condition. With pp208, with glossary and index. With 405 figures of which 216 are reproductions of direct colour photography. A descriptive history of all the British species of moths of the families pyralidea, pterophoridae and orneodidae. View more info

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Orkney Nature (Poyser Natural History)

By: Berry, R. J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Poyser: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 008128

ISBN: 0856611042

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with some light shelfwear and rubbing, previous owner's address label on fep but otherwise in Very Good condition, dustwrapper with some shelfwear and marking, small closed tear to bottom edge of rear cover internally repaired but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp x, 308, appendix, bibliography, index. 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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Inveresk Gate: Excavations in the Roman Civil Settlement at Inveresk, East Lothian, 1996 - 2000.

By: Bishop, M.C.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Scottish Trust for Archaeology: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007422

Condition: Near Fine


Large softcover 22 x 30cm, in Near Fine condition. First edition. With pp262, with b&w illustrations, diagrams and maps. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. During the period 1996-2000, excavations of the Roman Vicus associated with the Roman Fort were conducted by AOC Archaeology within the scheduled area in the grounds of the Inveresk Gate estate at Inveresk, East Lothian. This was done in advance of development by Cala Homes (Scotland) and was a consequence of earlier important discoveries by Gord... View more info

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British Diplomats And Diplomacy, 1660-1800

By: Black, Jeremy.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: University of Exeter Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005787

ISBN: 0859896137

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xii, 244, appendix, notes, select bibliography, index. This book discusses British diplomats and diplomacy during the formative period in which Britain emerged as the leading world power (1688-1800). Jeremy Black uses the issue of diplomatic representation in order to discuss questions about the professionalism of British government, the nature of patronage and the degree to which Britain should be seen in this period as moving towards a more modern and bureaucratic system. Supported by copious quotations from their let... View more info

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Salt Herring on Saturday: The Fishertown of Nairn Last Century.

By: Bochel, Margaret M.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press, 2004. 1862322465: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 506

ISBN: 1862322465

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. First edition, ppvii, 95, b&w photographs and illustrations. With list of illustrations, introduction, appendix1: Nairn in the Moray Firth, Appendix 2: Culbin Sands and glossary.This book is about the fisher folk of Nairn in the 1920s and 1930s. They had a distinctive way of live, being to some extent detached from the rest of the townspeople by the nature of their exacting trade. They lived like a large family, observing a code of behaviour and set of customs and values prescribed by their seagoing forebears and handed down through generations. S8. 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: £12.00

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

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An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets

By: Carter, John; Pllard, Graham.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Constable & Co Ltd: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005322

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in original red cloth covered boards, top edge gilt and some extremely light rubbing to head and foot of spine but otherwise in Near Fine condition, No Jacket. First edition, pp xii,400, 4 plates. Very Scarce exposé of the pamphlet forgeries of Harry Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise. Forman and Wise's crimes are generally regarded as one of the most notorious literary scandals of the twentieth century. View more info

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Red Deer: The Behaviour and Ecology of Two Sexes (Wildlife Behaviour & Ecology)

By: Clutton- Brock, T.H.; Guinness, F.E. & Albon, S.D.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 1985

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 006260

ISBN: 0852244479

Condition: Very Good


Softcover in illustrated card covers some rubbing to edges and corners, creasing to spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 378. b&w illustrations and diagrams and index. Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes is the most extensive study yet available of reproduction in wild vertebrate. The authors synthesize data collected over ten years on a population of individually recognizable red deer, usually regarded as conspecific with the American elk. Their results reveal the extent of sex differences in behavior, reproduction, and ecology and make a substantial contrib... View more info

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Dogs of China and Japan in Nature and Art.

By: Collier, V.W.F.

Price: £175.00

Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd.: 1921

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006263

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in green cloth covers with gilt titles. With colour frontispiece of a Pekingese dog. With Some foxing on the FEP, Hand cut pages, some still uncut. With index, pp xix 206, with b&w illustrations and nine colour plates. Chapters include: The Chinese Lion, Symbolism of the Buddhist and Lamaist Lion. Historical references to dogs of Pekingese type, Evolution of the Chinese Pekingese type, The Chinese Pug, The Japanese dogs, The Chinese lion dog, Toy dogs in Chinese art, and more. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE ... View more info

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Nos Arbres Dans La Nature.

By: Correvon, H.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Atar: 1920

Seller ID: 004831

Condition: Very Good


Hardback with illustrated covers. ppxiv, 340, with slipcase. Some shelfwear to the edges of the cover. Title page states "Edition Allemande" (German) but the language is French. A study of 180 trees in french. Beautifully illustrated by S. Rivier with 75 plates, water colour pictures of flowers of the field and woods. View more info

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The Earl of Aberdeen's Railway: The Great North Branch that Never Was.

By: Fasken, David.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Great North of Scotland Railway Association: 2018

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006383

ISBN: 0902343319

Condition: New


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 54, colour and b&w illustrations, bibliography. Many Railways were promoted in the nineteenth century to serve rural areas but not all were actually built. Aberdeenshire was a rich rural area which needed better transport but the scattered nature of the population made it difficult to serve the whole area. View more info

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Natural History of British and Foreign Quadrupeds.

By: Fennell, James H.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Joseph Thomas: 1843

Seller ID: 006223

Condition: Very Good


Hardback with marbled boards, in Very Good condition. Quarterbound, with five raised bands on spine, spine label missing. With pp 556, embellished with two hundred woodcuts. Previous owner's name on inside cover. 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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Kane's Arctic Explorations.

By: Franklin, Sir John.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons.: 1892

Seller ID: 007099

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition, LAM boards, no dustwrapper, as issued. With pp444, fold out map charting the discoveries by the American Arctic expedition under the command of Dr Elisha Kent Kane, in search of Sir John Franklin. With numerous b&w illustrations, with tissue guarded frontispiece picture. View more info

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Colour Guide to British Birds and Their Eggs.

By: Fry, Frances.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005199

ISBN: 094764721X

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp 279, colour illustration. Colour Guide to British Birds and Their Eggs. View more info

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The Earliest Ships: The Evolution of Boats and Ships (Conway's History of the Ship)

By: Gardiner, Robert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004551

ISBN: 085177640X

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover in Fine condition, dustwrapper with some light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 143, b&w illustrations and diagrams, bibliography, glossary, index. This volume takes the development of the most primitive forms of boats - rafts, skin boats and dugouts, for example - which developed ultimately into ships for trade, commerce and war. It summarizes the current state of knowledge, and examines the nature of archaeological evidence. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE... View more info

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The Charm of the Hills.

By: Gordon, Seton.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Cassell & Co. Ltd.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005591

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in original brown cloth covered boards, gilt titles to front board and spine, gilt and blue design to front board and spine, some minor wear to edges, corners and hinges, some browning to verso of half title page presumably from an old newspaper cutting, some light foxing throughout but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp xiv, 248, b&w plates throughout, index. The second of Seton Gordon's books, written in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. 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