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Rev. Charles Clouston, William Peace
Guide to the Orkney Islands [bound with], Hand-Book to the Orkney Islands [bound with], Hand-Book to the Zetland Islands
Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Stromness: A and C Black; W Reid and R T Anderson; John Rae; William Peace, 1862. Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Stromness: A and C Black; W Reid and R T Anderson; John Rae; William Peace, 1862 A collection of 3 extremely rare early guides to Orkney and Shetland in a single volume, bound in newer quarter leather with marbled boards. Each guide has its own title page and folding map and illustrations. The binding has gilt-lined raised bands to the spine and gilt titles. It is in fine clean condition. New endpapers. Contents: Guide to the Orkney Islands by Rev. Charles Clouston - 1st edition, with folding map; title dated 1862; preface 2pp; introduction 2 pp; text pp 3-67 with 2 plates; appendix pp 69-74; index 2 pp and 2 small tipped in leaves of errata. The appendix is particularly interesting because Clouston added it after James Farrer excavated Maes Howe and it includes detailed information about the runic inscriptions. Condition is very good with a small repaired tear to the map attachment. Bottom margin is quite close trimmed. Half title - Orkney Hand-Book; frontispiece; title - undated but pencil note that 1868 (map is dated 1868 and there is a shipping advert at the rear also dated 1868); contents list 2 pp; illustration list 1 p; folding map with repaired tear at the fold; text pp 9-153 with 6 plates and plan of St Magnus Cathedral; errata 1 p; adverts 14 pp. Condition very good with a lot of pencil notes and underlining in the section on Orkney dialect from p 142. Half title Hand-Book to Zetland; title 1867 1st edition; folding map with small edge tear a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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