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cover of Fresh Oceans

Fresh Oceans

by

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Published
1989
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Very Good
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First Edition
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A very good, tight, bright copy with no inscriptions.
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cover of The Colour of Black and White

The Colour of Black and White

by Liz Lochhead

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Published
2016
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Near Fine
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A very good, clean, tight, bright copy with no inscriptions.
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cover of Room for a Rhyme from Time to Time

Room for a Rhyme from Time to Time

by Gordon Jarvie

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Published
2004
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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, near fine, clean, bright, tight copy. Signed bn author.
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cover of Another Working Monday: Twenty New Poems

Another Working Monday: Twenty New Poems

by Gordon Jarvie

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Published
2005
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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£10.00

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A very good, near fine, clean, bright, tight copy. Signed by author.
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cover of Cokkils

Cokkils

by Sydney Goodsir Smith

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Published
1953
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Very Good
Edition
Limited edition
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£15.00

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Yellow card covers with title and illustration in red. Nine poems by Sydney Goodsir Smith and printed in a limited edition of 220 of which this is number 210. A very good, tight, bright copy with no inscriptions.
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cover of Gowdspink in Reekie

Gowdspink in Reekie

by Sydney Goodsir Smith

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Published
1974
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Limited edition
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£12.00

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This edition of Gowdspink in Reekie has been limited to 600 copies of which numbers 1 to 100 have been signed by the author. This is No. 493 thus not signed. Olive green dust jacket with illustration by Geoffrey Roper with toning to edges and small rectangular trace mark. Book in fine, clean and tight condition. 24 pages.
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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 The Deevil's Waltz

The Deevil's Waltz

by Sydney Goodsir Smith

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Published
1946
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Very Good+
Edition
First edition
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£40.00

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A nice copy of this title by extraordinary and eccentric Sydney Goodsir Smith of whom Hugh MacDiarmid said 'he did for Edinburgh something very similar to what James Joyce achieved for Dublin'. Book in very good, tight condition with no inscriptions. Dust jacket with small piece missing from bottom front and chipping to top front edge. 60 pages. Dust jacket… 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
Condition
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 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 Shetland Bird Report 1990

Shetland Bird Report 1990

by Kevin Osborn (Editor)

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Published
1991
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Very Good
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£8.00

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A very good, clean, tight copy with some colour photographic images. 80 pages. 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
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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
Condition
Very Good
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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
Condition
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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£42.00