"The Book of Islay"

AUTHOR: G Gregory Smith
ISBN:978 1 904817 06 2
PRICE: £25.00 plus £5.00 UK P&P
PAGES: 648pp + 92pp intro.; illustrations, maps and genealogies


This work is a faithful facsimile edition of the rare and only previous edition, published in 1895, sponsored by Mr. Ramsay of Kildalton Castle and originally limited to 250 copies.

The text consists of 259 important source documents, with English translations as required, together with scholarly notes. The Appendix includes a supplementary account of events connected with Islay, derived from additional sources, also descriptions of the island ranging from 1385 to 1765 and much additional material of interest to genealogists and antiquarians. It is difficult to describe this extraordinary resource in a succinct fashion - it is not a history book or a work for the casual reader, but it is absolutely fundamental for any serious student of Islay. Some further information is given here, but even to list the entire list of contents would be a task of Herculean proportions.

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