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Excursions to Arran, Ailsa Craig, and the two Cumbraes, with Reference to the Natural History of these Islands

by Landsborough, D.

  • Hardback £200.00
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  • Catalogue No : 54039
  • Published : 1851
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : x, [2], xi-xiv, 9-470
  • Publisher : Johnstone and Hunter
  • Published In : Edinburgh
  • Illustrations : folding map, additional engraved title, 2 engraved plates

Description:

To which are added, directions for laying out seaweeds, and preparing them for the herbarium. This is a reissue of the author's earlier Arran a Poem ... And Excursions to Arran ... (1847), but with the Poem omitted, together with an additional 'Second Series'. The eccentric order of the sections is explained by the author in the Advertisement (p. v) as follows, 'When originally published, about a hundred pages at the beginning of the volume contained "Arran, a Poem". The publisher found that the union of poetry and prose was disadvantageous to both; and having disjoined them, he asked the Author to furnish prose equal in amount to the dissociated poetry. The quantity furnished proving more than sufficient to fill up the blank space at the beginning, it was appended to the end of the volume, forming Parts III and IV.'

Mullens & Swann, p. 338; Ballance Birds in Counties, p. 452; Freeman 2149.

Condition

Small 8vo (180x110mm), orig. plum cloth, blind-stamped dec. border to both boards, gt title to spine, rubbed, light stain to front board, spine faded; rear inner hinge cracked but firm. Occasional light foxing. Bookseller label of John Smith & Son, Glasgow to endpaper. Vg.

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