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A Late Voyage to St. Kilda, The Remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland, with A History of the Island, Natural, Moral, and Topographical. Wherein is an Account of their Customs, Religion, Fish, Fowl, &c. As also a Relation of a late Imposter there pretended to be sent by St John Baptist by Martin Martin - 1st Edition - 1698 - from E C Books and Biblio.co.uk

A Late Voyage to St. Kilda, The Remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland, with A History of the Island, Natural, Moral, and Topographical. Wherein is an Account of their Customs, Religion, Fish, Fowl, &c. As also a Relation of a late Imposter there pretended to be sent by St John Baptist

by Martin Martin

Condition: Good/N


London: Printed for D Brown and T Goodwin, 1698 A good copy of the scarce 1st Edition of Martin Martin's account of his visit to St Kilda in 1697. Martin Martin lived on Skye and was a gaelic speaker. He decided to visit and study the western isles of Scotland to record both the land and its culture and natural history - eventually publishing his findings as 'A description of the Western Isles of Scotland'. This copy is in a newer quarter calf binding with blind tooled lines and gilt titles and date to spine, and marbled boards. It has some light scuffing and wear but is in very good condition. The endpapers are new and have the decorative bookplate of Paul M Stephens, Inchmartine, to the front pastedown. Contents: half title (with loss to bottom corner); title; dedication 2pp; preface 4pp; contents 4pp; folding map of St Kilda; text pp 1-133 with folding plate of birds; Account of one Roderick pp 135-158 finis - with printers list bound in between pp 156 and 157. The paper is fairly rough with some staining and a paper flaw at p147/8 not affecting the text. There is some pencil lining and scholarly annotation.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032596
  • Title: A Late Voyage to St. Kilda, The Remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland, with A History of the Island, Natural, Moral, and Topographical. Wherein is an Account of their Customs, Religion, Fish, Fowl, &c. As also a Relation of a late Imposter there pretended to be sent by St John Baptist
  • Author: Martin Martin
  • Format/binding: Quarter Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed for D Brown and T Goodwin
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1698
  • Keywords: st kilda; seventeenth century st kilda; scottish western isles; martin martin western isles; scotland; martin martin a voyage to st kilda
  • Bookseller catalogs: HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY; 17th century works;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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