History / History -European & World . / Rough Island Story.    Being Cavalcade of Ultima Thule by William Moffatt William Moffatt            Heath Cranton Ltd,  1936: first edition blue  cloth hardcover: approximately 5.5 x 9 inches tall: 318 pages  16 black and white illustrations by Peter Fraser: foreword by His  Grace,  the Duke of Atholl:  chapter  in the Shetland dialect with English translation; map of the Shetland Islands;  and appendices included.  Synopsis: A saga, spanning  Shetland Island History from its  beginnings  to the life of the crofter in the 1930s.   William Moffat recounts the more colourful events of Shetland's history,  including the  coming of the Norseman and Vikings;  the  settlement of the islands : the time of the Spanish Armada; the great Dutch fishery; the troubled periods   of  Patrick Stewart , piracy;  and the press-gang;  whale fishing; and the development of the fishing centre of Lerwick.  Chapters   entitled : -- In the morning of time.  The coming of the Vikings.  The Viking settlement.  The baiting of  Harald.  The Udaller.  The Law -givers .  A Spanish  grandee on  a fair isle.  Patrick smokes his pipe. Mynheer - his mark.  In the King's name.  The Far Haaf. There she blows.  Smacks.  King of the sea.  The crofter.  Picts  to planes.  Envoi .  Appendices  include extensions to most chapters;  Statistics of the Shetland herring fishing industry since 1900.  The crofter.  The dialect.  Chronology.  Condition : no dust  jacket: cover  slightly marked: spine ends bumped: ownership inscription: Corner creasing  and the occasional small stain to a few pages.  Overall acceptable, firm, and collectable.                              used books
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  • Book Title: Rough Island Story. Being Cavalcade of Ultima Thule
  • Author: William Moffatt
  • ISBN: mw00161616
  • Publisher: Heath Cranton
  • Year Published: 1936
  • Our Normal Price: £33.00 GBP ($40.92 USD)
  • 10% Discounted Price: £29.70 GBP ($36.83 USD)
  • Description: Heath Cranton Ltd, 1936: first edition blue cloth hardcover: approximately 5.5 x 9 inches tall: 318 pages 16 black and white illustrations by Peter Fraser: foreword by His Grace, the Duke of Atholl: chapter in the Shetland dialect with English translation; map of the Shetland Islands; and appendices included. Synopsis: A saga, spanning Shetland Island History from its beginnings to the life of the crofter in the 1930s. William Moffat recounts the more colourful events of Shetland's history, including the coming of the Norseman and Vikings; the settlement of the islands : the time of the Spanish Armada; the great Dutch fishery; the troubled periods of Patrick Stewart , piracy; and the press-gang; whale fishing; and the development of the fishing centre of Lerwick. Chapters entitled : -- In the morning of time. The coming of the Vikings. The Viking settlement. The baiting of Harald. The Udaller. The Law -givers . A Spanish grandee on a fair isle. Patrick smokes his pipe. Mynheer - his mark. In the King's name. The Far Haaf. There she blows. Smacks. King of the sea. The crofter. Picts to planes. Envoi . Appendices include extensions to most chapters; Statistics of the Shetland herring fishing industry since 1900. The crofter. The dialect. Chronology. Condition : no dust jacket: cover slightly marked: spine ends bumped: ownership inscription: Corner creasing and the occasional small stain to a few pages. Overall acceptable, firm, and collectable.
  • Condition: Collectable- Acceptable
  • Dustcover: No
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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