A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland
A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland
A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland
A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland

A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland

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containing a full account of their situation, extent, soils, product, harbours, bays, tides, anchoring-places and fisheries. antient and modern government, religion and customs of the inhabitants....... a particular account of the second sight......methods to improve trade by sea and land.....

to which is added a Brief Description of the Isles of Orkney and Schetland.

by M. Martin, Gent.

London, printed for Andrew Bell....., [1703].

1st edition. pp[xxxi] 392. folding map and one other folding engraved plate.

a little marking, but generally in good clean condition in an 18th-century panelled calf binding with an attractive later spine.

early scoring out of owner's name to top of title-page. folding map complete, but with extensive paper repairs to the underside (not recent). closed tear to the folding plate, with archival tape repair.


something of a curiosity and possibly the true 'first edition'.

The printed date to the foot of the title-page reads '1073' instead of '1703'.

An early owner seems to have thought that this was meant to read '1673' and attempted to alter the '0' to a '6'.

I haven't been able to find any other record of this publication date mis-print.