THE ISLAND OF ARRAN

James. View of the Mineralogy, Agriculture, Manufactures and Fisheries of the Island of Arran. With Notices of Antiquities, and Suggestions for improving the Agriculture and Fisheries of the Highlands and Isles of Scotland …

Edinburgh: Printed by D. Willison, for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh, and John Murray, 32. Fleet-Street, London. 1807.

8vo., pp. xv, [1], 396, xvi [adverts. for bound sets of The Farmer’s Magazine], [8, adverts.], with a folding map of Arran marked with the bounds of various mineralogical strata; uncut, in original boards, spine worn, front cover coming loose; from the library of the agricultural research station at Rothamsted.

£250

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First edition. The eccentric clergyman and geologist James Headrick (1759-1841) pursued a lifelong interest in the natural sciences and for a time found employment with Sir John Sinclair, probably working on The Statistical Account of Scotland. He was disappointed in repeated attempts to secure an academic post, and in his last years was vicar of Dunnichen, Forfarshire. His travels to Arran in 1806 resulted in this substantial work, dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks and mainly devoted to the mineralogy of the island.

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