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Stell, Geoffrey Dumfries and Galloway - exploring Scotland's heritage
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1986. Soft cover. Good. Light creases to covers, no inscriptions. A regional guide to historic buildings and archaeological relics. (Book ref. BYB9166) £7.06
Brooke, Daphne The Medieval Cult of Saint Ninian
Whithorn: Friends of the Whithorn Trust, 1995. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. From a lecture given in 1987 to the Friends of the Whithorn Trust, on the pilgrimages, relics and liturgy linked to the saint. (Book ref. BYB9164) £4.41
Brooke, Daphne The Search for St Ninian
Whithorn: Friends of the Whithorn Trust, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. Seeking the real person behind the medieval hagiography. (Book ref. BYB9163) £4.41
Marsden, Simon photographs, McLaren, Duncan, text In Ruins - the once great houses of Ireland
Little Brown and Company Boston 1997 HB. Hardcover. Good. Atmospheric b/w photographs of ruined Irish castles and great houses, with history and legend in the accompanying text. The revised and expanded second edition. Ex-lib, o/w clean, tight and sound in lightly worn DJ. 128pp (Book ref. BYB9161) £6.17
Sutton, Jean Lords of the East - the East India Company and its Ships 1600 - 1874
Conway Maritime Press London 2000 HB. Hardcover. Good. Revised edition, with new material gathered since the original publication in 1981. A history of 'John Company' focussing especially on technical detail of the ships that led the annexation of India, the expansion into China, the Opium Wars, and the tea clipper races Ex-lib, minimal wear, but a binding fault has left some gatherings loose, complete, in VG DJ, not price-clipped. 160pp (Book ref. BYB9155) £7.94
Penman, Alastair Some Stewartry Sketches
1987 HB. Hardcover. Good. Second edition. Tales of Dumfries and Galloway, on the history of Castle Douglas; Edward Bruce, Lord of Galloway; Mons Meg and the fall of the house of Douglas; Robert Maxwell, the Laird of Orchardton; Robert Paterson (Old Mortality); and Lag the persecutor of the Covenanters. Ex-lib in laminated illustrative library binding, good. 40pp (Book ref. BYB9151) £5.29
Edmonds, Fiona Whithorn's Renown in the Early Medieval Period: Whithorn, Futerna and Magnum Monasterium - 16th
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2009 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Glimpses of 7th to 12th century Whithorn from stories of early Irish Saints who studied there. 16th Whithorn Lecture 2008. Stapled booklet, VG. 40pp (Book ref. BYB9115) £5.29
Marsden, Barry M The Early Barrow Diggers
Shire Publications Aylesbury 1974 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. In the Folk Life Library. From William Stukeley to Pitt-Rivers, a tale of plunder and destruction. Signed by the author to the ffep. VG in slightly edge-worn but generally VG DJ. 126pp (Book ref. BYB9138) £9.70
Thorburn, A M C The Scottish Rugby Union
Scottish Rugby Union/Collins Publishers Edinburgh 1st 1985 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. A history of Scottish Rugby, with the game's official records from 1873 and many b/w photographs. VG in VG DJ. 210pp (Book ref. BYB9127) £7.94
Oram, Richard A Monastery and its Landscape: Whithorn and Monastic Estate Management in Galloway (c1250-1600) 13th
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2005 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Using surviving early documentation to flesh out land-use around Whithorn. The thirteenth Whithorn Lecture. Stapled booklet, VG. 20pp (Book ref. BYB9124) £5.29
Barrow, Geoffrey Saint Ninian and Pictomania - 12th Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2004 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Using place-names to doubt St Ninian's mission to the Picts. The twelfth Whithorn Lecture 2003. Stapled booklet, VG. 20pp (Book ref. BYB9122) £5.29
Dumville, David, N. The Churches of North Britain in the first Viking-Age - 5th Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2003 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. The nature of Viking raids, 795 - 920. The Fifth Whithorn Lecture 1996. Stapled booklet, VG. 38pp (Book ref. BYB9119) £5.29
Graham-Campbell, James Whithorn and the Viking World - 8th Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2001 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Material evidence for a Norse presence in Galloway. The Eighth Whithorn Lecture 1999. Stapled booklet, VG. 36pp (Book ref. BYB9118) £5.29
Stringer, Keith J The Reformed Church in Medieval Galloway and Cumbria: Contrasts, Connections and Continuities - 11th
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2003 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Cross-border links, using church records from Cumbria, the Isle of Man and Ireland to illuminate the scantier records at Whithorn. The eleventh Whithorn Lecture, 2002. Stapled booklet, VG. 54pp (Book ref. BYB9117) £5.29
Stancliffe, Clare Bede and the Britons - 14th Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2007 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. The background to the Anglo-Saxon monk Bede's bias against Britonic 'heretics' in his Ecclesiastic History of the English People. Fourteenth Whithorn Lecture 2005. Stapled booklet, VG. 51pp (Book ref. BYB9116) £5.29
Dilworth, Mark Whithorn Priory in the Late Middle Ages - 2nd Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 1999 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. The Abbot of Fort Augustus outlines the history of the Premonstratensian Priory, at the 2nd Whithorn Lecture 1993. Stapled booklet, VG. 16pp (Book ref. BYB9114) £5.29
Brooke, Daphne Saints and Goddesses: the interface with Paganism - 7th Whithorn Lecture
Friends of the Whithorn Trust 2006 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. Kirkmadrine and Kirkmaiden - do the names of these parishes in the Rhins and Machars hint at a pagan past? The 7th Whithorn Lecture, 1998. Stapled booklet, VG. 36pp (Book ref. BYB9113) £5.29
Nicoll, Eric P A Pictish Panorama - the story of the Picts and a Pictish bibliography
Pictish Arts Society/The Pinkfoot Press Edinburgh/Balgavies 1st 1995 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Scholarly essays by Dauvit Broun, Katherine Forsyth, WFH Nicolaisen, Anna Ritchie and Edwina VW Proudfoot on aspects of Pictish culture, illustrated with line drawings; followed by a select annotated bibliography of works to date on the Picts. VG in VG DJ. 188pp (Book ref. BYB9107) £21.17
Astell, John Around Minehead - Britain in Old Photographs
Sutton Publishing Stroud 2002 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. Evocative images of old Somerset, mainly from the photographs of Alfred Vowles. Name to title page, o/w VG. 126pp (Book ref. BYB9103) £5.29
Hesp, Martin Snow, Storm and Flood on Exmoor
Exmoor Press Dulverton 1999 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. Vivid tales from eye-witness accounts and press reports, including the Lynmouth flood disaster of 1952 and the Overland Haul of the lifeboat from Lynmouth to Porlock in 1899. Name to title page, o/w VG. 96pp (Book ref. BYB9098) £5.29