I am interested in books on Orkney. Below is a list of titles I am actively seeking [2018]. Where possible I prefer hard-back with dust jacket. I'll settle for a good reprint where first or early editions are scarce or prohibitively expensive e.g. Mackenzie's ‘Orcades’ ! I am a three-figure rather than a four-figure buyer. Apart from public auctions, I know about Abe and buy a lot there. I know about Amazon and Ebay and buy there as little as possible, especially Ebay which increasingly seems to be a dumping-ground for poor quality or defective dealers' stock. If you have any of the books below for sale please email
Thanks for looking! 10.i.2020

Backlund, J. War or Peace? Relations between Picts and Norse in Orkney
Barnes, M.P. The Runic Inscriptions of Maeshowe, Orkney
Barrett, J.H. Being an Islander: Productions and Identity at Quoygrew, Orkney, AD 900-1600
Beattie, J. Hudson & Buss, H.M. Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57
Ben, Jo Descriptio Insularum Orchadiarum Anno 1529 [Kirkwall, 1867]
Black, G.F. Witchcraft and Witchcraft Trials in Orkney and Shetland
Brink, S. & Price, N. The Viking World
Buck, A.L. et al [eds] Coasts and Seas of the United Kingdom: Region 2: Orkney.
Buxton, Anne & McEwan, Jacqueline The Orkney Chronicles 1900 & 1989
Clancy, T.O. The Triumph Tree ...
Cook, Kenneth Eliza Fraser
Crawford, Barbara E. The Earldom of Orkney and Lordship of Shetland: A re-interpretation of their pledging to Scotland
Crawford, Barbara E. The Orkney Arms
Crawford, Barbara E. The Pawning of Orkney and Shetland [Scot.Hist.Rev. 1969]
Crawford, Barbara E. The Papar in the North Atlantic.
Crawford, Barbara E. [ed] St Magnus Cathedral and Orkney's Twelth Century Renaissance
Crawford, Barbara E. Scandinavian Scotland
Dennison, Walter Traill Notes on Orkney Folklore [Scottish Antiquary vol viii]
Donaldson, G. A Northern Commonwealth. Scotland and Norway [Saltire Soc. 1990]
Drever, W.P. Udal Law in the Orkneys and Zetland
Drever, W.P. Udal Law and the Foreshore
Firth, Howie Tales of Long Ago
Flaws, Margaret Teeos and Tea-flooers
Fraser, David Land and Society in Neolithic Orkney
Geer, I. De Earl, Saint, Bishop, Skald - and Music
Hood, Ernest My Island Home
Hunter, Margaret [trans] Jo Ben's Orkney
Johnston, Liz St Magnus Cathedral Gravestones
Lange, M.A. The Norwegian Scots
Mackenzie, Murdoch Orcades
MacKenzie, W. Mackay The Dragonesque Figure in Maeshowe, Orkney [Proc.Soc.Ant.Scot lxxi 1936/7]
Marwick, Hugh Orkney Farm Names
Marwick, Hugh Orkney Poems
Miller, James Scapa, Britain's Famous Wartime Naval Base
Moira and Moira Kirkwall and Stromness in Okney
Monteith, Robert Description of the Islands of Orkney and Zetland
Moore, David W. The Other British Isles: A History of Shetland, Orkney etc.
Muir, Tom Orkney in the Sagas
Munro, Capt D.J. Scapa Flow
O'Brien, Conor Sea-boats, Oars and Sails
Oram, Richard Scottish Prehistory
Paige, Archibald Witchcraft and Witch Trials in Orkney
Peterkin, A. Notes on Orkney and Shetland
Pringle, R.O. On the Agriculture of the Islands of Orkney
Ritchie, Anna & Graham Scotland: Archaeology and Early History
Robertson, George History of Stromness 1920-1972
Russell, Lynette Constructions of Colonialism: Perspectives on Eliza Fraser's Shipwreck
Scott, Mrs Maxwell St Magnus of the Orkneys [Catholic Truth Soc]
Seibert, Sebastian Reception and Construction of the Norse Past in Orkney
Skinner, Richard W. U-297 The History and Discovery of a lost U-Boat
Smith, William Sandwick 120 Years Ago - Orkney Miscellany iv ?
[Stromness Museum] The Wey Hid Wis
Sutherland, Paul H. Mirth, Madness & St Magnus and the eccentric Sheriff Thoms
Taylor, A. The Story of Coastguards in Orkney
Thomas, Lieut. Fred. Wm. Leopd. Sailing Directions for the Orkneys
Thomson, William P. L. Lord Henry Sinclair's 1492 Rental of Orkney
Torfaeus, Thormodus Ancient History of Orkney, Caithness and the North. [trans. By Rev. Alexander Pope]
White, Patrick A Fringe of Leaves [Eliza Fraser fiction]
Wickham-Jones, Caroline Between the Wind and the Water: World Heritage Orkney
Wilson, David The Viking Achievement
Periodicals and misc. publications
  The County Directory of Scotland
  The London Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer vol xlvii 1778
[must include map & description of Orkney]
  Morals: Report of the Committee on Morals appointed by the Synod of Orkney
  Peat: Scottish Peat Survey Vol 4: Caithness, Orkney and Shetland
  The Postal Communcation with the Orkney Islands
  The Scottish Historical Review, Volume XLVIII, I: Number 145 (April 1969)
[must include Orkney & Shetland union with Scotland

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