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This catalogue contains a large number of Orkney books. 

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It includes:

Standing Stones and Maeshowe of Stenness by Magnus Spence. With a plan of Maeshowe. Booklet, Date of Printing Unknown. 16 Pages. £15

Photographs of Orkney by G.W. Wilson & Coy Aberdeen. H.B. Date of Printing Unknown. £20

Scapa Flow A Naval Retrospect by Captain D.J. Munro. With an Introduction by Admiral Sir Herbert W. Richmond. H.B. Date of Publishing Unknown. Possibly about 1920. 14 Chapters, Illustrations and Index. 235 Pages. £65

Diary of Thomas Brown Writer in Kirkwall 1675-1693. Edited, With Preface and Notes by A. Francis Steuart, Advocate. H.B. Published in 1898. 72 Pages. £45

Ultima Thule or Orkney round the Shetland Islands. 2 Books Combined. A Lecture To Accompany A Set of Photographic Transparencies. 36 slides in total with a bit about each slide. Booklet, possibly printed late 1880’s -90’s. Cover very worn and some writing in pencil throughout. 23 Pages. £10

The Cathedral and Royal Burgh of Kirkwall. By John Mooney. Second Edition. H.B. Published in 1947. Contents: Part One: The Church, Part Two: The Town, Part Three: The Earldom, 3 Appendixes and Illustrations. 251 Pages. £25

Poems Lyrics and Sketches by David Vedder. With Essay on his Life and Writings By Rev George Gilfillan. Published by William Peace & Son Kirkwall. Not Dated. 370 Pages. £35

A Description Of the Isles of Orkney by The Rev James Wallace. Minister of Kirkwall. Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1693, with Illustrative Notes from an interleaved copy in the Library of the University of Edinburgh formerly the property of Malcolm Laing, the Scottish Historian, together with the additions made by the Author’s son, in the Edition of 1700. Edited by John Small. H.B. Published in 1883. Includes newspaper cuttings about the book. 251 Pages. £150

General View of the Agriculture of the Northern Counties of Scotland; Including the Counties of Cromarty, Ross, Sutherland, and Caithness and the Islands of Orkney and Shetland. With Observations on the Means of their Improvements by Sir John Sinclair, Bart. H.B. Published in 1795. Fully Rebound. Contents: Preliminary Observations, Cromarty, Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Orkney Isles, Shetland Isles, Conclusion, Appendix. 281 Pages. £250

Description of the Islands of Orkney and Zetland by Robert Monteith of Englisha and Gairsa, 1633. Reprinted from the Edition of 1711, Published Under the Superintendence of Sir Robert Sibbald, K.N.T. M.D. H.B. Published in 1845. Looks as if only 145 copies of this edition were published. 82 Pages. £125

The History of the Kirkwall United Presbyterian Congregation. From Its Formation in 1796 to its Union With the Free Church in 1900 by the Rev David Webster. H.B. Published in 1910. Contents: The Introduction of Dissent Into Orkney, The Congregation Under Mr Broadfoot’s Ministry, Congregations Formed in Orkney During Mr Broadfoot’s Time, The Congregation During the Vacancy, 1817-1820, The Congregation Under Mr Paterson, Congregations Formed in Orkney During Dr Paterson’s Time, The Joint Pastorate, The Congregation Under Mr Webster’s Ministry From 1870-1896, Kirkwall United Presbyterian Church Centenary Celebration Services, Closing Years of Mr Websters Ministry, Appendices. Includes Illustrations. 328 Pages. £85

Orkney Journeys. With Twenty Nine Illustrations, two maps and two pen sketches by John Wilson. H.B. Published in 1961. 51 Journeys in Total. 98 Pages. £35

The Place Names of Birsay. By Hugh Marwick. Edited and introduced by W.F.H. Nicolaisen. P.B. Originally Published in 1970, this reprint is from 1989. 135 Pages. £12

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