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Ecclesiological Notes of some of the Islands of Scotland
By T. S. Muir (1885)


PUBLISHERíS PREFATORY NOTE

Of the matter contained in the present volume the General Notices (pp. 1-80) are now for the first time printed, with a considerable number of new illustrations reproduced from the authorís own drawings. The subsequent Sketches of North Rona and Sula Sgeir, Caithness, Orkney and Shetland, the coasts of Argyle and Wigton, Barra Head and the outlying islets of the Western Sea, and the nearer but not too well known islands of the Firth of Forth, which follow in their chronological order, have been re-printed from a series of booklets thrown off from time to time as occasion or inclination prompted, and used exclusively for distribution among the authorís personal friends. Partly in consequence of the exceptional circumstances of their production (sometimes limited to an impression of 25 copies), but chiefly on account of their quaint individuality of character, which speedily attracted the notice of collectors, they have long been practically unavailable. The increasing interest in the subject of Scottish Ecclesiology, which may truly be said to have been created and maintained by the researches here recorded, has suggested the collection and re-issue of these fugitive pieces in a more permanent and convenient form, and with the General Notices prefixed by way of introduction. From their nature it was inevitable that there should be occasional repetition; but whatever may be their imperfections in this or other respects, they constitute a record of researches which is unique of its kind.

Castle Street,
February 21, 1885.

Ecclesiological Notes of some of the Islands of Scotland
By T. S. Muir (1885) (pdf)


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