Scottish Isles


BUCHAN, ALEXANDER: A Description of St. Kilda Printed in the Year M, DCC, LII.

Item No. 17382

Fortrose: Stansfield, 1974. Limited edition of 500. Facsimile of the edition of 1752. Small 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 46-pages. Original blue cloth blocked in gilt; very good.


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BUCHAN, ALEX: A Description of Saint-Kilda, giving an account of its Situation, Extent, Soil, Product, Bays, Rocks, Adjacent Islands, Ancient Laws, Government, Religion, Customs and Late Reformation. Printed in the Year MDCCLXXIII.

Item No. 10638

Glasgow: Re-printed for John Wylie, 1818. Narrow 8vo, pp.61, modern grey boards with paper label. A very good copy.


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COCKBURN, A.M: Geology of St. Kilda. Being Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Vol. LVIII Part II (No. 21) 1934-1935.

Item No. 16966

Edinburgh: Robert Grant, 1935. 5 plates. 4to (12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches), pages: 511-547, original printed wrappers; slightly spotted, rubbed at spine ends.


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EMERY, NORMAN: The Archaeology and Ethnology of St.Kilda. No.1. Excavations on Hirta 1986-90.

Item No. 16964

Edinburgh: HMSO, 1996. First edition. Illustrations.4to (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches), 218-pages. Softback. Corners a trifle rubbed, overall good.


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LAWSON, BILL: Croft History of St.Kilda.

Item No. 18927

Isle of Harris: Bill Lawson Publications, 1993. First edition. Folio (11 3/4 x 8 inches), 34-pages, original wrappers spiral bound; very good. 


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MACPHERSON, DUNCAN: Lure of the West.

Stirling: Eneas Mackay, 1950. First edition. Plates, map. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 249-pages, original pale blue cloth. Narrow pale mark on title else very good.


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MARTIN, M. - BUCHAN, ALEX - SHERLEY, JOHN - JOHN WYLIE & CO. (Publishers): Three works in one volume (as described below) being Martin's "Voyage to St Kilda"; Sherley's "A Full Lamentable Chronycle of the Dethe of James Stewarde"; & Buchan's "Description of Saint Kilda".

Item No. 16951

Item No. 16951

Item No. 16951

Item No. 16951

Glasgow: Re-printed for John Wylie & Co. by R. Chapman, 1818. Three pamphlets published by Wylie in 1818 here bound together. Small 8vo, (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches). paginated as under. Nicely bound modern quarter brown calf, gilt lettered direct, marbled boards. Small attractive bookplate. In excellent condition and very clean internally.

The three works are:

A). MARTIN, M. "A voyage to Saint Kilda, the remotest of all the Hybrides, or Western isles of Scotland : to which is added, an account of Roderick, the late imposter there ......... printed in the year MDCXCVIII" [ Being An account of Hirta and Rona, given to Sir Robert Sibbald by Sir George M'Kenzie.Notices respecting the ancient Royal Library of Scotland.Chamæleon / written by G. Buchanan, against the Laird of Lidingtone.]. (108-pages).

B). [SHERLEY, JOHN]: "Here folowing begynny the a full lamentable cronycle, of the dethe and false murdure of James Stewarde, kyng of Scotys, nought long agone prisoner yn Englande, the tymes of the kyngs Henrye the fifte and Henrye the sixte. From a Manuscript written in MCCCCXL". (29-pages).

C). BUCHAN, ALEX. "Description of Saint Kilda : giving an account of its situation, extent, soil, product, bays, rocks, adjacent islands, ancient laws, government, religion, customs, and late reformation ... Printed in the Year MDCCLXXIII" (61-pages).


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MONRO, DONALD: Description of the Western Isles of Scotland called Hebrides ....

Item No. 17376

Item No. 17376

Glasgow: for John Wylie, 1818. Small 8vo (7 x 4 1.4 inches), pages: 113-153, early 20th Century cloth lettered in gilt. Early 20th Century inscription of the Honble. Mrs Mackinnon of Mackinnon on front free endpaper. Very good.


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SANDS, J: Out of the World; or, Life in St. Kilda. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. With illustrations, etched on copper, by the author.

Item No. 17380

Edinburgh: Maclachlan & Stewart, 1878. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), pages: 142:2(adverts.) original green ribbed cloth; headbands and corners rubbed, plates and endpapers tanned else good. Ex Georgetown University Library with their discarded stamp on verso of half-title, accession number at base of title and ink number to verso of title. Pocket and label to rear endpapers, remains of small circular label at base of spine.


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