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Binding shaken. Papered boards rubbed and foxed. ; vii (advertisements), , 134, [4 (advertisements)] pages. Printed papered card boards with cloth spine. Black lettering on spine. Black lettering and illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 183 x 121mm. Regional history, Scotland, Bass Rock. Illustrated by the author. "As previous handbooks of the Bass Rock are now out of print, it is hoped that this little volume, dealing as it does somewhat more fully with historical events than has been before attempted, will be appreciated by the many visitors to the sea-side resorts of Fife and Lothian, more especially by those who, attracted by the unrivalled beauties of links and shore, make their summer stay at North Berwick." - from the Preface. "The rocky islands that dot the shores of the Forth have been picturesquely described by Sir Walter Scott in 'Marmion' as 'emeralds chased in gold.' They have also been described as 'bleak islets.' Both these seemingly contradictory descriptions are true according as the sky is bright and sunny or, as so often happends in our northern climate, cloudy and overcast." - page 3.
Title: The Bass Rock: Its History and Romance
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: North Berwick, R. P. Phillimore & Co,: 1911
Book Condition: Good with No dust jacket as issued
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 20085