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This comprehensive study of the early sculptured stones of Scotland was commissioned by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1890, and first published in 1903. It includes discussion of the symbolism of the monuments, their geographical distribution and ornamental designs, and a descriptive list of the monuments by region. This reprint should prove an important addition to the revived interest in Pictish carved stone.
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Book Description The Pinkfoot Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Two volumes uniformly bound in the publisher's stiff card covers which are firm and tight with strong joints, not showing any splits or snags just some very slight rubbing; contents sound, clean with no pen-marks and no loose pages. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. A very good set complete with rubbed card slipcase. Seller Inventory # 097627
Book Description The Pinkfoot Press, Angus, 1993. Softcover. Condition: Very Good Plus. Reprint. 1993. Facsimile reprint of original 1903 Edition .Vol. 1: forty-eight, cxxii, 419pp. Vol. 2: eight, 522pp. B&W illustrations. With introduction by Isabel Henderson. "The 'Early Christian Monuments of Scotland' has been called 'an inexhaustible storehouse of information', and is regarded as 'the Bible of Pictish studies'. A comprehensive study of the early sculptured stones of Scotland by two of the foremost exponents of the new scientific archaeology.it was commissioned by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1890, and first published in 1903. Profusely illustrated with over 2500 illustrations, it contains photographs of the stones, detailed drawings from photographic reproductions of Romilly Allen's original rubbings of them, and his masterly analytical drawings of the interlace and the other design elements carved on them". Both volumes have superficial creasing to spines. Pages and contents are in excellent condition with no inscriptions. Extra postage may be required for non UK customers. Size: 8.5'' Tall. Seller Inventory # ScotArchaeol046