Archaeologia Scotica or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: Vol. V. - Part I & II

Published: Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1874-1880

Date: [ 1874 - 1880 ]

Part I - vii, 284p., ill + 29 plates. Part II - vi, p. 285-364., ill, plates 30-46 (two in colour). Blue card covers, edgeworn, creasing, marked, grubby with age and handling. Large loss to the bottom left of the rear cover of Part I. Page edges soiled, creased. Pages uncut. Footnotes.

Contents: Part I - I. Anniversary address 1830-1860; II. An Account of St. Columba’s Abbey, Inchcolm, accompanied by plans; III. Notice of the Brochs, or large Round Towers of Orkney, with Plans, Sections, Drawings, and Tables of Measurements of Orkney & Shetland Brochs; IV. The Brochs or “Pictish Towers” of Cinn-Trolla, Carn-Lieth, and Craig-Carril, in Sutherland, with notes on other Northern Brochs; V. Notice of the Excavation of the Brochs of Yarnhouse, Brounna-Ben, Bowermadden, Old Stirkoke, and Dunbeath in Caithness, and an Appendix, containing a collected List of Brochs of Scotland, and early Notices of many of them, with a Map showing Sites of Brochs; VI. Notes of the Brochs or Pictish Towers of Mousa, Clickmin, in Shetland; VII. Notes on Ancient Shields and Highland Targets, one of the latter having embossed upon it the Cognisance of the Lord of the Isles; VIII. Notice of Three Churches in North Uist, Benbecula, and Grimsay, said to have been built in the 14th Century; IX. On a Runic Door from Iceland; X. An Inquiry as to the Birthplace of St Patrick. Part II - XI. On the Early History of the Priory of Restennet; XII. Notice of the Chapel Dedicated to St Blane at Kingarth in Bute; XIII. Notice of a Carved Ivory Ciborium, the property of James T Gibson-Craig; XIV. The Quigrich, or Crosier of St Fillan; XV. Results of Excavations at the Broch of Burrian, North Ronaldsay, Orkney, during the Summers of 1870 & 1871.




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