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cover of Ava-Laff or Ava-Cri

Ava-Laff or Ava-Cri

by R Taylor

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Near Fine
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First Edition
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£7.00

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A very good, clean, bright, tight copy with no inscriptions.
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cover of The Orkney Blast

The Orkney Blast

by Eric Linklater, G M Meyer, J Storer Clouston

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Published
1941
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First edition
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£170.00

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General Kemp decided a newspaper for soldiers was necessary to combat boredom plaguing the numerous troops of the Orkney garrison and recruited Eric Linklater to do the job. 'The Orkney Blast' came into existence on 17th January, 1914 with the help of G M Meyers who later became the editor of 'The Orcadian' newspaper. The Blast also contained an article… Read more
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cover of Hours

Hours

by Yvonne Gray

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Published
2011
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781873932117
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£15.00

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Neat book of nine poems by esteemed Orcadian poet, Yvonne Gray in dove grey wrappers with pages sewn in. Clean, bright, tight, fine condition.
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cover of 'The dice were bad'

'The dice were bad'

by Robinson R R

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Published
2020
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£35.00

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Artist proof linocut print inspired by Gabrielle Barnby's poem 'Peace-Land' (ISBN 978-1-912889-05-1). The print measures 30cm by 21cm and is printed on Fabriano paper. Robinson R R has a studio on Orkney. The print is sold unframed. Barnby's verse reads, Islands that nested a fleet And paid over their sons. One in five lost, Far more than were due. The dice were bad, One, two,… Read more
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cover of Lane Furniture

Lane Furniture

by Margaret Tait

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Published
1959
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Fine
Edition
First edition
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£195.00

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A collection of six short stories by celebrated avant-garde film maker, Margaret Tait. Book in pristine, collector's condition. No dust jacket as published. Please see photographs for further information of condition. 47 pages.
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cover of Working the Map

Working the Map

by John Cumming, Fiona Cumming, Morag McInnes (Editors)

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Published
2015
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£23.00

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Orkney community members, artists, scientists, farmers, fishers and crofters provide testament to their changing environment through story telling, art, poetry and exposition. Illustrated with photographs and art works. 88 pages.
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cover of Northward Ho!

Northward Ho!

by Mike Seabrook

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£12.00

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'Northward Ho! being an account of the author's journey to the home of Peter Maxwell Davies on the island of Hoy'. Light green card covers with stapled in text, 47 pages. A very, very good, clean, bright, tight copy of a scarce title.Please see photographs for further information regarding condition.
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cover of Edwin Muir

Edwin Muir

by Helen Gardner

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Published
1961
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Very Good
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£7.00

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"Edwin Muir" The W D Thomas Memorial Lecture of 1960 delivered at University College Swansea. Grey card covers with sewn in pages. 26 pages. Some shelf wear to wrapper edges and marks to cover. Please see photographs for further information regarding condition.
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cover of Orkney Bird Report 1985

Orkney Bird Report 1985

by Chris Booth, Mildred Cuthbert, Peter Reynolds (Editors)

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Published
1986
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£8.00

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Okney Bird Report published June 1986. Black and white bird illustrations by John Hewison, Phil Davey and Nancy Hewison, cover design by Donald Watson. Ian McInnes, who illustrated many of George Mackay Brown's books provided a rockscape drawing. A very good, clean, tight copy. Please see photographs for further information regarding condition.
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cover of Orkney Bird Report 1983

Orkney Bird Report 1983

by Chris Booth, Mildred Cuthbert, Peter Reynolds (Editors)

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Published
1984
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Very Good
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£8.00

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The Orkney Bird Report published June, 1984. Black and white bird illustrations by John Holloway and a seascape illustration by Ian McInnes who illustrated many of George Mackay Brown's books. A very good, clean, tight copy. Please see photographs for further information regarding condition.
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cover of Gambit

Gambit

by Peter T Froestrup (Editor)

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Boreas Books
Published
1959
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£70.00

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'Gambit' was the magazine of the Edinburgh University Review of Spring 1959. George Mackay Brown is credited as Editorial Staff along with Jane Hannay. Brown also contributes an article titled 'Edwin Muir'. Other contributors are Ian H Finlay, Robin Fulton, Norman MacCaig, Alan Jackson, Ian Macarthur, Meta H MacBain, Tom Scott and Edward Durham Taylor. 30 pages.
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cover of Country Sonnets and Other Poems

Country Sonnets and Other Poems

by Robert Rendall

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Published
1947
Condition
Good
Edition
Third Impression
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£29.00

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Collection of poems by renowned Orcadian poet, conchologist and historian. His other books include, amongst others, 'Orkney Variants', 'Shore Poems', 'The Hidden Land', and 'The Orkney Shore'. 48 pages. Some minor dust soiling. Please see photographs for further information on condition.
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cover of Orkney Variants and Other Poems

Orkney Variants and Other Poems

by Robert Rendal

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Published
1951
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£50.00

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Green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. Book in very good condition with neat ownership inscription to front end page. Dust jacket with some chipping to edges. 63 pages. Please see photographs for further information regarding condition.
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cover of The Florence Stories: Excursion to the Orkney Islands

The Florence Stories: Excursion to the Orkney Islands

by Jacob Abbott

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Published
1861
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Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
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£42.00

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Russet coloured cloth boards with impressed patterning. Some shelf wear to extremities and fading to lettering on spine. Please see photographs for thorough presentation of condition.
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cover of Andrina and Other Stories

Andrina and Other Stories

by George Mackay Brown

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Published
1983
Edition
Uncorrected Proof Copy
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£35.00

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Uncorrected Proof Copy from the Hogarth Press. A collection of short stories by the renowned Orcadian poet, George Mackay Brown. The titular short story, 'Andrina' was made into a television film by the BBC in 1981. Light blue card covers with toning around cover edges. Very good condition with slight soiling to backcover. 153 pp. See photographs for condition of… Read more
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cover of The Crusader's Key

The Crusader's Key

by Eric Linklater

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Published
1933
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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£52.00

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Beautiful copy of limited edition of 125 of Eric Linklater's The Crusader's Key, printed at the White Owl Press by Edward Kricorissian and Denis Fairbarns, with book design by Herbert Jones and illustrations by Miss N. Kirkham. Striking orange cloth covered boards with bevelled edges. Some slight shelf wear to extremities. Signed by author. Please see photographs for condition. A… Read more
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cover of Mollusca Orcadensia

Mollusca Orcadensia

by Robert Rendall

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Published
1956
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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£135.00

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From the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh section B (Biology) Vol. LXVI - Part II (No 7). Robert Rendall was an extraordinary person who combined his work in the family drapery business with his interests in poetry, theology and conchology. His collection of seaweeds and shells is housed in the Stromness Museum. The book is in very… Read more
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cover of The Hooded Fisherman

The Hooded Fisherman

by George Mackay Brown

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Published
1985
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£545.00

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Hard back book published by Kulgin D Duval and Colin Hamilton and printed at The Trumpet Press by Francis Cleverdon, signed by author and illustrator. One of 55 copies numbered 1 to 55, on hand made paper. This should not be confused with the softback and unsigned edition. An outstanding copy in very, very near fine condition. See photographs for… Read more
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cover of The Lunatic at Large Again

The Lunatic at Large Again

by J Storer Clouston

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Published
1922
Condition
Good+
Edition
First Edition
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£105.00

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A good, tight copy in red cloth boards with gold lettering to front and spine. Spine sunned with colour fading and some soiling to front and back boards. Extremely rare dust jacket with chipping, tears and some loss at extremities. Front endpaper browned.
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£105.00
cover of Scotland Expects

Scotland Expects

by J Storer Clouston

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Published
1936
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£105.00

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A very good, solid copy in bright orange cloth covers with black lettering to font and spine. Extremely rare dust jacket with creasing, chips, tears and some loss at extremities.
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£105.00