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Image for Proceedings of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume XCI 1958-1959.

Proceedings of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume XCI 1958-1959.

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005687

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards, some light shelfwear but in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, pp ix, 134, b&w illustrations and plates to rear, index. Contents include: A recumbent grave-slab from Breckon, Esha Ness, Shetland, Glenachan Rig Homestead, Cardon, Peeblesshire, A chambered cairn at Isbister, South Ronaldshay, Orkney View more info

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Neolithic Orkney in its European context (Monograph Series)

By: Anna Ritchie

Price: £125.00

Publisher: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007418

ISBN: 190293704X

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in illustrated laminated boards, top corner of front board slightly bumped but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, pp xii, 385, b&w illustrations and diagrams throughout. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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The Natural History of Orkney.

By: Berry, R. J.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Collins, 1985.: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 924

Condition: Very Good


Softback, with some creasing to the spine, but otherwise in very good condition, First edition, with 20 colour photographs, and over 100 b&w photographs and diagrams. With index. This is the first survey of the islands' natural history, complete in one volume. Because Orkney is exceptional, it is vital reading for the serious naturalist, as well as for being a comprehensive and absorbing guide for every visitor. Counter Shelf. View more info

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Dwelling Among the Monuments: The Neolithic Village of Barnhouse, Maeshowe Passage Grave and Surrounding Monuments at Stenness, Orkney (McDonald Institute Monographs)

By: Colin Richards

Price: £125.00

Publisher: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007409

ISBN: 190293718X

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover in illustrated and laminated boards, some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, pp xxii, 397, b&w illustrations and diagrams, references. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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Days of Orkney Steam.

By: Cormack, Alastair and Anne.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Kirkwall Press, 1971.: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 923

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in original cloth covers, gilt title on spine, in very good condition With dustwrapper in very good condition. In clear archival wrapper. First edition, SCARCE COPY, with b&w photographs and ink illustrations. Map of Orkney on end papers. With appendices, bibliography and index. An interesting and well-researched history of the steam-powered boats that had served the islands and communities of Orkney for over 100 years, ending in July 1969 when the last of the breed was finally replaced by diesel-engined vessels. It includes detailed fleet lists, timetables, Rescue Services and ope... View more info

Image for The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c. 700BC - AD 500. Part 1: The Orkney and Shetland Isles (British Archaeological Reports British Series) (Pt. 1)

The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c. 700BC - AD 500. Part 1: The Orkney and Shetland Isles (British Archaeological Reports British Series) (Pt. 1)

By: Euan W. MacKie

Price: £110.00

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007438

ISBN: 1841714593

Condition: Near Fine


Card covers, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp xviii, 388, b&w illustrations throughout, appendix. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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George MacKay Brown: The Wound and the Gift

By: Ferguson, Ron

Price: £15.00

Publisher: St Andrew Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003211

ISBN: 0715209353

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition. S23 The life of Orkney bard, George Mackay Brown. View more info

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The Herring Fishing, Stronsay, Volume I.

By: Gibson, W. M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: B.P.P., 1984.: 1984

Seller ID: 1190

Condition: Very Good


Paperback with illustrated covers, some fading to spine but otherwise in very good condition. With pp90 and b&w photographs, charts and figures. A fascinating history of the herring industry in Orkney, from 3000BC to the 20th Century. View more info

The History of Orkney Literature.

By: Hall, Simon W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: John Donald, 2010. 9781906566210: 2010

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 1878

ISBN: 1906566216

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in Very Good condition. Reprinted edition, pp x, 224, with b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography and index. Since the middle ages, Orkney has proved remarkable for the volume and the quality of its literary output. From the skalds and sagamen of the Viking age, through to the colourful folklorists, polemicists and translators of the Victorian era, and the internationally acclaimed poets and novelists of the twentieth century, Orkney has continually and self-consciously developed a unique literary culture of its own. This clearly defined artistic territory resembles a sub-nation at t... View more info

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The Pictish Trail: A Travellers Guide to the Old Pictish Kingdoms.

By: Jackson, Anthony.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The Orkney Press, 1989. 0907618189: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 388

ISBN: 0907618189

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet with illustrated covers, in very good condition. Fist edition, pp64.With b&w photographs and illustrations, maps and charts, Illustrated end papers, . A guide to the old Pictish Kingdoms,with symbol designs and a key to Pictish symbols. S5. View more info

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Sea Change: Orkney and Northern Europe in the Later Iron Age AD 300-800

By: Jane Downes; Anna Ritchie

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Pinkfoot Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007456

ISBN: 1874012385

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in illustrated laminated boards, some slight bumping to bottom corners but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp ix, 204, colour and b&w illustrations. View more info

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The Excavation of a Stalled Cairn at the Point of Cott, Westray, Orkney (STAR Monograph)

By: John Barber

Price: £25.00

Publisher: STAR (Scottish Trust for Archaeological Research): 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007411

ISBN: 0951934430

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers in Fine condition. First edition, pp xiv, 98, colour and b&w illustrations, index. View more info

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John Thomson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832

By: John Thomson

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2008

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006190

ISBN: 1841586870

Condition: New


Very large hardcover in slipcase (450mmx290mm), New. Limited edition, pp 176, 58 double page maps, illustrated throughout. Publisher's description: In 1832 John Thomson published the first large-scale atlas of Scotland organised by county. Not only did this provide an invaluable and accurate picture of Scotland prior to the Clearances but it also marked out this Atlas as a highly significant milestone in the history of mapping. Thomson's Atlas of Scotland was the first since Blaeu's famous publication to map the land from accurate surveys and collected information. He announced that: 'the N... View more info

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John Thomson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832 (No Slipcase)

By: John Thomson

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2008

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006409

ISBN: 1841586870

Condition: New


Very large hardcover, No Slipcase (450mmx290mm), New. Limited edition, pp 176, 58 double page maps, illustrated throughout. Publisher's description: In 1832 John Thomson published the first large-scale atlas of Scotland organised by county. Not only did this provide an invaluable and accurate picture of Scotland prior to the Clearances but it also marked out this Atlas as a highly significant milestone in the history of mapping. Thomson's Atlas of Scotland was the first since Blaeu's famous publication to map the land from accurate surveys and collected information. He announced that: 'the ... View more info

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Orkney's Lifeboat Heritage.

By: Leach, Nicholas.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2007. 9780752438962: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 650

ISBN: 0752438964

Condition: Fine


Paperback, Fine condition, First Edition, Pp 192, B&w + Colour illustrations, Bibliography, The seas around Orkney and the Pentland Firth are amongst the most dangerous and perilous of any in the world. He Volunteer lifeboat crews of Orkney have performed many incredible, courageous and daring rescues, manning the lifeboats to save lives from stricken vessels. This volume recounts all of the medal-winning rescues as well as the tragedy that saw eight Longhope lifeboatmen lose their lives. Comprehensively illustrated, it includes a section of outstanding colour images. It looks at the lifeboat... View more info

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The Runic Inscriptions of Maeshowe, Orkney

By: Michael Barnes

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Institutionen for Nordiska Sprak, Uppsala Universitet: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007447

ISBN: 9150610422

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated card covers with some very light shelfwear, illustrated dustwrapper with slightly faded spine and original price sticker on rear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 298, b&w illustrations, 67 b&w plates to rear, bibliography. Very Scarce Title View more info

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Investigations in Orkney: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London: no. 38.

By: Renfrew, Colin.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Society of Antiquaries of London : distributed by Thames and Hudson: 1979

Seller ID: 007364

ISBN: 050099028X

Condition: Very Good


Large 22 x 28 cm hardcover in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. In a clear archival wrapper. With pp 250, with maps, diagrams, with detailed pull-out maps of the Quanterness cairn and its interior. Includes excavations at the chambered cairn of Quanterness with its later Iron Age round houses and limited investigations at Maes Howe and the Ring of Brogar, with extensive environmental reports. Chapters on the Orcadian environment and Cairn location (Rousay Cairns), Vegetational Studies, Maes Howe, The Ring of Brogar, The Chambered Cairn at Quanterness and its... View more info

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Thomas Balfour: M.P. for Orkney and Shetland 1835 - 1837.

By: Rosie, Irene.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Kirkwall Grammar School: 1978

Seller ID: 004915

Condition: Very Good


Booklet in illustrated card covers. With Balfour family tree and map of Orkney. Thomas Balfour: M.P. for Orkney and Shetland 1835 - 1837. History dissertation, Certificate of sixth year studies. View more info

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Aspects of Orkney: Old Orkney Trades.

By: Spence, Sheila.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: The Orkney Press Ltd, 1988. 0907618197: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 693

ISBN: 0907618197

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, Very good plus condition, Dust wrapper very good plus condition, First edition SCARCE, Pp 86, B&w illustrations, Index, Beneath the surface of present-day Orkney lie a variety of almost-vanished skills which were never written down, but simply passed on by word of mouth and by example. S6. View more info

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Lines on the Landscape, Circles from the Sky: Monuments of Neolithic Orkney

By: Trevor Garnham

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Tempus Publishing Ltd.: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007448

ISBN: 0752431145

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated card covers, some light shelfwear and slight fading to spine but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp 224, colour and b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. View more info